Padburys of Guildford

With the COVID19 restrictions being eased and restaurants and pubs allowed to provide dine-in services, we decided it was high time to get along to one of our closest restaurants – Padburys – with limited seating it was of course necessary to book, but we were able to get in without difficulty for a weekend lunch.

The restaurant is housed in one of Guildford’s most historic buildings which many years ago was the main shopping destination of people from all around the district – Padbury’s Stores. Now it offers one of the town’s better dining destinations. And as I mentioned, it is very close to our house making it even more attractive.

They are licenced with a small but well put together list and from this we ordered a bottle of Wirra Wirra Mrs Wigley rosé – crisply dry with a bouquet of strawberries and full of raspberry and cranberry flavours.

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From the shortened menu we chose one of their signature dishes – sizzling chilli and garlic prawns – and a roasted pumpkin salad, with added grilled chicken.

The prawns are one of the best of its type I think – plump, juicy prawns, with an aromatic and spicy sauce of zesty chilli and garlic, bubbling oil, a wedge of lemon and a bread to mop up the juices. A truly lovely dish and one of my favourites. A must if you enjoy this somewhat retro dish.

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The salad – roasted butternut, all sweet and caramelised, with spinach leaves, juicy pear, candied walnuts, creamy fetta and succulent grilled chicken – was a delightful and delicious combo. Another very good meal.

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It was great to get out and about again after so many weeks, and the food and service at Padbury’s made it all the more worthwhile. We will be back – soon!

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