A Guildford gem – Padburys

Padburys 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 it is very close to our house making it even more attractive.

Licenced with a small but well put together list and from this we ordered a bottle of Swan Valley maker Torrent’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon– a smooth easy drinking wine with aromas of blackcurrant and plum, flavours of mocha, blackberries and mulberries on the palate. As it said on the bottle “perfetto!”


Looking over the menu we went for twice cooked cheese soufflé and a very wintery dish of braised lamb shank.

The latter was a very hearty dish – the lamb very tender, sliding off the bone, sitting on a bed of creamy Paris mash, accompanied by steamed vegetables – carrot, peas, broccoli, all retaining a pleasing crunch, with peppery gravy to add more oomph.


My soufflé – made from blue cheese, was fluffy and light with a browned top, served with fresh green salad and shaved parmesan – a very well turned out meal.


Another pleasant and satisfying visit to Padburys – good food and wine, in a warm and inviting room. With friendly, chatty and professional waiters. Well worth a visit.


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