Situated in the heart of Warlingham, the service and food at Chez Vous blew me away that I just had to tell you about it.Just in case you are ever round this neck of the woods.
Sitting down we were treated to a five course tasting menu*. This is changed weekly to reflect seasonal and local produce, along with the regular A La Carte menu, which is changed every three months.
Chef Laurent, alongside his business partner and co-chef Martin show their passion for their business through the way the food is presented. Laurent comes round to the tables at the end of your meal to introduce himself, and he gave me some great tips for how to perfect my favourite risotto recipe at home.
We dined on Salad of home smoked duck, pomegranate & apple; cocoa & garlic dressing. The pomegranate really cut through the gamy richness of the duck, while the leaves provided a surprisingly welcomed bitter note for harmonious flavour.
Lamb two ways: Herb crusted cutlet and roasted rump; rosemary sauce and parsnip puree. OMG – this was immense. I cannot stop thinking about this. The lamb was juicy, pink and supremely tender. Everything just melded together in one perfect flavour bomb of perfection.
Finally Honey and Galliano Iced Nougat with roasted pecans. The swirl of reductions around the edge reminded me of a twister ice-lolly on a much more sophisticated scale. What did this substantial meal cost you ask? An exceptionally well priced £49. I know right! Such a high standard of well prepared food for an amazing price, and we felt comfortably full with feeling overfed. You can even pair the courses with a flight of 5 wines for an optional £19.95. We opted for prosecco with dinner, which went perfectly with all the courses.
Service is impeccable too. Sean, the manager and Sony our server, were so attentive, friendly and catered to our needs. Something that I could see them doing throughout the restaurant, they genuinely wanted their guests to have a good time. The décor is simple and elegant, in keeping with the tone of the restaurant.
When it was time to retire for the night, we slinked into one of the sumptuous individually decorated 10 rooms* above the restaurant.
I had one of the most lovely evenings I’ve had in a long time at Chez Vous, I have no doubt I’ll return.
*Complimentary meal and overnight stay