At The Surprise, the finest, freshest local and seasonal ingredients are our passion and our pride

At The Surprise, the finest, freshest local and seasonal ingredients are our passion and our pride. We work with longstanding suppliers of the highest quality, and our simple, unfussy, modern British-inspired cooking lets their flavours sing out. We change our menu regularly, and serve new specials every day, so whether you plump for a meticulously matured steak, perfectly pan-fried fish or one of our imaginative vegetarian or vegan dishes, you’re sure to enjoy the very best of British fare. And don’t forget to save space for one of our richly indulgent puddings.

We also offer a broad and adventurous wine list, which we curate with our partner Bibendum, with many world-class labels and around 20 wines available by the glass, so there’s always a new drop to try. Our beers include our favourites from London, with guest ales from all over the country, and amber bitter afficionados love our house brand, named, surprisingly, Surprise Ale. The jewel of our spirits range meanwhile is a collection of around 20 fine whiskies, from Highland hero Dalmore King Alexander III to classic brands and rising stars from Japan and the USA.


It’s thanks to our trusted food partners that we can always offer the finest and freshest of British produce, and we design our menus to showcase the very best, season by season. Meet two of our favourites.

Walter Rose & Son

Established in Devizes, Wiltshire in 1847, family firm Walter Rose & Son is a multi-award-winning traditional butcher with exceptional provenance and sustainability credentials. All its ‘farm to fork’ beef comes from outstanding Aberdeen Angus and Hereford crosses farmed by Tim Johnson at Stokes Marsh Farm, just eight miles from the butcher’s shop. Choosing small heifers for their consistent quality and rich marbling of fat, the company treats each piece individually, hanging it and checking it daily until it reaches the perfect maturity. We’re proud to serve Walter Rose & Son’s beef cuts and sausages in many of our dishes.

Flying Fish Seafoods

Our seasonal fish and shellfish dishes burst with freshness and flavour, thanks to our long-running partnership with Flying Fish Seafoods. Based in St Columb, Cornwall, the firm expertly sources the best, boat-fresh, sustainable catches from Looe, Brixham, Newlyn and Plymouth every sunrise, supplements its local produce with exceptional speciality products from proven artisan suppliers from Scotland and Paris’ fabled Rungis market, and delivers overnight for unbeatable ship-to-plate savour. We’re in good company too. Flying Fish also supplies world-famous English restaurants including Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons and Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck.