On Sunday Jonas and I had the delightful pleasure of visiting the Ivy in Cobham, Surrey which opened its doors only at the beggining of June. We were invited to enjoy a delicious lunch at the new restaurant and had an incredible time.
The restaurant is a new addition to the already popular Ivy restaurants such as the Ivy in Chelsea and has already become popular amongst the Surrey locals. It is open seven days a week, featuring an all-day menu offering breakfast, elevenses, lunch, light snacks, afternoon tea, cocktails, weekend brunch and dinner.
We started off by being seated in a cosy booth with a beautiful marble table and chose some cocktails to start the lunch off. With my liking for Spritz, we both decided to choose the English Spritz which was made from Earl Grey gin, lemon and orange sacchurum, Cocchi Americano, Prosecco and soda. It was a light and refreshing drink that both of us really enjoyed and said will have to experiment with at home!
The interior of the brasserie consisted of antique mirrors, Arancia onyx bar, antique brass chandeliers, pendant lighting and marble floor tiles, deep blue armchairs and a mixture of caramel leather banquettes and bar stools.
For starters Jonas selected the Yellow fin tuna carpaccio with tomato, watermelon, ponzu dressing, miso mayonnaise and toasted sesame. It was absolutely delicious- we both said it must have been the best thing we tried the whole day, which says a lot as we loved every dish! I chose the Mozzarella di bufala that came with sliced peaches with Nocellara olives, smoked almonds, pesto and picked mint. I love mozzarella and buratta and this specific combination of flavors and textures was incredible! They were light starters that went great before our mains.
For mains, Jonas ordered the Ivy Cobham Shepherd’s pie (Slow braised lamb shoulder with beef and Wookey Hole Cheddar potato mash) with a side of long-stem broccoli. I got the Roast Salmon Fillet with asparagus spears, baby watercress and soft herb sauce on the side. Both dishes were delicious- the salmon in particular had a nice and crispy skin but the meat of the fillet itself was so soft and juicy. The sauce also went extremely well! With our mains we also enjoyed a glass of Itailan Pinot Grigio which was a nice touch to both dishes.
Although we were already quite full from the previous dishes we had, we knew we had to try the desserts. We ordered some coffee and a dessert each- creme brulee for Jonas and a warm apple tart fine for me. My dessert also came with a calvados flambee which was a nice touch that wasn’t too intense and made that dessert just a bit more special. Both were incredible- the creme brulee was smooth and creamy and the apple tart was soft and chewy with juicy, delicious apples and vanilla ice cream. The perfect sweet treats to finish off our lovely lunch date.
This was an incredible meal indeed- we both enjoyed the food so much that it is definitely in our plans to go back some time soon. The service was great, the interior was reminiscent of old hollywood glamour and the selection of dishes to choose from did not disappoint. The Ivy Cobham is in the centre of Cobham (a short train ride away from Guildford) and I highly recommend it if you are in the area!