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2 for 1 mealsMaximum of 2 peopleBooking requiredAvailable December
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2 for 1 at The Surprise

The Surprise Inn is a family run business, situated in Shirley, Surrey. They offer the finest fish and chips, shellfish and locally sourced meats in the area.

The Surprise has undergone a major refurbishment and now offers superb surroundings, great décor, and a comfortable environment.

Important Information

Please Note: The tastecard discount is not available on Celebration Days including Valentine’s Day, Mothering Sunday, Father’s Day etc. The tastecard discount is not available on Sundays, as the a la carte menu is not served on this day.

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The Surprise
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Leigh said
" Fantastic seafood at great value with good service"
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paul said "Really nice
Will be going back for more."
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Paulette said
" I went with my son on Friday evening. The Restuarant was lovely and clean, including the..."
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Debbie said "Fantastic Fish
We went in on Saturday lunchtime and the restaurant was very quiet so lacked atmosphere but my..."
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Chike said "Highly recommended
The food was very tasty and well presented. The peaceful atmosphere made the dining experience..."
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Matt said "Superb
Wow.. what a find a splendid comfortable pub. Food amazing, service outstanding, popped in for..."
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sam said
" Easy to book and use taste card.
Bright and airy restaurant , smart yet unpretentious..."
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Lisa said
" T-bone steak, gorgeous!! Mussels Normandy lovely would recommend."
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pooja said "AMAZING!!!
I feel lucky to have found such a wonderful place and the food is really worth every penny!..."
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Jan said
" Was recommended by a friend to try the scallops but were off the menu. It was in the week though..."
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Paul said "Happy Surprise
We have always wanted to try this nice looking place and finally did so last night. Happy..."
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tracy said
" my husband and myself go there all the time,the foods always great,and the roast on a sunday is..."
Read more
  • Leigh said:
    " Fantastic seafood at great value with good service "
    Posted 2 months, 26 days ago...
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  • paul said: "Really nice
    Will be going back for more. "
    Posted 4 months, 25 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Paulette said:
    " I went with my son on Friday evening. The Restuarant was lovely and clean, including the toilets. The owner, Janet I believe, introduced herself, and the waiter, Tony, was lovely. The menu was on point, exactly what I wanted. I will be working my way through it. I misunderstood the hot seafood platter meal, but they accommodated me with an alternative. The food was delicious and I would recommend the Italian mussels dish and the hot sea food platter. My son loved the crab cakes, and I have to say they were very moist and well seasoned on the inside and really crispy on the outside. We felt very chilled and really enjoyed the atmosphere with soft background music. I will be taking the girls there very soon although they are a lively bunch. I think that this lovely Restuarant should be a first stop for couples and larger parties. I'm looking forward to the good weather so I can sit in the patio area. This meal was pitch perfect for me. "
    Posted 5 months, 9 days ago...
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  • Debbie said: "Fantastic Fish
    We went in on Saturday lunchtime and the restaurant was very quiet so lacked atmosphere but my husband and I had a very pleasant lunch. The waiting staff were very attentive however the service was extremely slow. The fish was cooked beautifully however the muscles was off menu and that was what we had gone in for. The manager did say to call ahead if we wanted anything in particular and he would make sure he had it with abit of notice. Would go back again. "
    Posted 10 months, 10 days ago...
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  • Chike said: "Highly recommended
    The food was very tasty and well presented. The peaceful atmosphere made the dining experience pleasurable. The staff were friendly but service was fairly slow. Definitely worth a visit. "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 17 days ago...
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  • Matt said: "Superb
    Wow.. what a find a splendid comfortable pub. Food amazing, service outstanding, popped in for lunch and stayed for ages... "
    Posted 1 year, 4 months, 4 days ago...
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  • sam said:
    " Easy to book and use taste card.
    Bright and airy restaurant , smart yet unpretentious surroundings, with wet fish on display and a fabulous aquarium. Delightful traditional 'fish and chip shop' feel with a modern updated twist
    Fresh good quality food in generous portions.The batter on the fish dishes was overseasoned with too much salt for out taste. Needed lots of lemon juice squeezed on to balance this out.
    Service was friendly and helpful, but the single waiter struggled to keep up with demand from the customers.
    Overall neither of these criticisms would deter us from going there again.
    In summary most definitely a place we would recommend. Thankyou! xx, "
    Posted 1 year, 6 months, 13 days ago...
    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Lisa said:
    " T-bone steak, gorgeous!! Mussels Normandy lovely would recommend. "
    Posted 1 year, 6 months, 13 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • pooja said: "AMAZING!!!
    I feel lucky to have found such a wonderful place and the food is really worth every penny! Excellent and fresh seafood and tasty dishes.
    Had a lovely dinner and would definitely go back.
    Certainly a wonderful surprise. "
    Posted 2 years, 27 days ago...
    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Jan said:
    " Was recommended by a friend to try the scallops but were off the menu. It was in the week though perhaps they'll have them weekends. The fish and chips was the best I've ever had! But the ambiance of the restaurant was not good. There was us 4 and a couple came in later. The music was all 60s which was fine but not all night! There was something missing but I can't put my finger on it! Will give it another try though because of the food. I do hope word and mouth will help this place. "
    Posted 2 years, 5 months, 1 day ago...
    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Paul said: "Happy Surprise
    We have always wanted to try this nice looking place and finally did so last night. Happy surprise! The baby squid from the starters was delicious, crunchy and served with garlic mayo which I loved. We enjoyed our starters and mains and had no room for dessert. Looks like a good place for fish options, we'll definitely be back! "
    Posted 2 years, 6 months, 18 days ago...
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  • tracy said:
    " my husband and myself go there all the time,the foods always great,and the roast on a sunday is really good ,so it was a lovely suprise 'parden the punn' to find out that we can use our taste card "
    Posted 2 years, 9 months, 22 days ago...
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  • Leigh said:
    " Fantastic seafood at great value with good service "
    Posted 2 months, 26 days ago...
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  • paul said: "Really nice
    Will be going back for more. "
    Posted 4 months, 25 days ago...
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  • Paulette said:
    " I went with my son on Friday evening. The Restuarant was lovely and clean, including the toilets. The owner, Janet I believe, introduced herself, and the waiter, Tony, was lovely. The menu was on point, exactly what I wanted. I will be working my way through it. I misunderstood the hot seafood platter meal, but they accommodated me with an alternative. The food was delicious and I would recommend the Italian mussels dish and the hot sea food platter. My son loved the crab cakes, and I have to say they were very moist and well seasoned on the inside and really crispy on the outside. We felt very chilled and really enjoyed the atmosphere with soft background music. I will be taking the girls there very soon although they are a lively bunch. I think that this lovely Restuarant should be a first stop for couples and larger parties. I'm looking forward to the good weather so I can sit in the patio area. This meal was pitch perfect for me. "
    Posted 5 months, 9 days ago...
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  • Debbie said: "Fantastic Fish
    We went in on Saturday lunchtime and the restaurant was very quiet so lacked atmosphere but my husband and I had a very pleasant lunch. The waiting staff were very attentive however the service was extremely slow. The fish was cooked beautifully however the muscles was off menu and that was what we had gone in for. The manager did say to call ahead if we wanted anything in particular and he would make sure he had it with abit of notice. Would go back again. "
    Posted 10 months, 10 days ago...
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  • Chike said: "Highly recommended
    The food was very tasty and well presented. The peaceful atmosphere made the dining experience pleasurable. The staff were friendly but service was fairly slow. Definitely worth a visit. "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 17 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Matt said: "Superb
    Wow.. what a find a splendid comfortable pub. Food amazing, service outstanding, popped in for lunch and stayed for ages... "
    Posted 1 year, 4 months, 4 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • sam said:
    " Easy to book and use taste card.
    Bright and airy restaurant , smart yet unpretentious surroundings, with wet fish on display and a fabulous aquarium. Delightful traditional 'fish and chip shop' feel with a modern updated twist
    Fresh good quality food in generous portions.The batter on the fish dishes was overseasoned with too much salt for out taste. Needed lots of lemon juice squeezed on to balance this out.
    Service was friendly and helpful, but the single waiter struggled to keep up with demand from the customers.
    Overall neither of these criticisms would deter us from going there again.
    In summary most definitely a place we would recommend. Thankyou! xx, "
    Posted 1 year, 6 months, 13 days ago...
    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
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  • Lisa said:
    " T-bone steak, gorgeous!! Mussels Normandy lovely would recommend. "
    Posted 1 year, 6 months, 13 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • pooja said: "AMAZING!!!
    I feel lucky to have found such a wonderful place and the food is really worth every penny! Excellent and fresh seafood and tasty dishes.
    Had a lovely dinner and would definitely go back.
    Certainly a wonderful surprise. "
    Posted 2 years, 27 days ago...
    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
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  • Jan said:
    " Was recommended by a friend to try the scallops but were off the menu. It was in the week though perhaps they'll have them weekends. The fish and chips was the best I've ever had! But the ambiance of the restaurant was not good. There was us 4 and a couple came in later. The music was all 60s which was fine but not all night! There was something missing but I can't put my finger on it! Will give it another try though because of the food. I do hope word and mouth will help this place. "
    Posted 2 years, 5 months, 1 day ago...
    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Paul said: "Happy Surprise
    We have always wanted to try this nice looking place and finally did so last night. Happy surprise! The baby squid from the starters was delicious, crunchy and served with garlic mayo which I loved. We enjoyed our starters and mains and had no room for dessert. Looks like a good place for fish options, we'll definitely be back! "
    Posted 2 years, 6 months, 18 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • tracy said:
    " my husband and myself go there all the time,the foods always great,and the roast on a sunday is really good ,so it was a lovely suprise 'parden the punn' to find out that we can use our taste card "
    Posted 2 years, 9 months, 22 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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