Put the January blues to bed early this year by getting out that door and throwing yourself smack-bang into Woking’s thriving culinary scene, which offers plenty of spots for a last-minute get-together, a well-planned knees-up or a quiet night out. With an unrivalled choice of restaurants, cafés and bars cooking up world class food, take some time and treat yourself this month and kick start the year on a high.

Here’s our New Year starter for 10!

Elia

Owned by a local family and only opened last year, Elia brings a taste of the Mediterranean to Commercial Way in the heart of Woking. Elia should be on your January must-visit list this this year – if you’re a fan of Greek or Lebanese food, or even if you aren’t, its amazing choice of fresh seafood, steaks, veggie dishes and sharing plates is guaranteed to lift your taste buds – and your spirits to new heights.

14 Commercial Way, GU21 6ET
01483 728746

Cattle Steak House

Newly-opened at Peacocks, Cattle Steak House brings with it a decade of experience in delivering the juiciest and most delicious steaks with the warmest welcome. Aged and marinated with its secret blend of herbs and spices for a unique taste, the Cattle Steak team pride themselves on only serving food that has been prepared fresh today. Choose from beef, chicken, fajitas, hot dogs or even the build-your-own-burger bar and enjoy it with any of the delicious sides, cocktails or drinks on offer.

Unit 42, Peacocks Shopping Centre, GU21 6GH
01483 721216

Marciano Lounge

A new addition to Woking’s buzzing nightlife, Marciano Lounge provides a real home from home with a warm and cosy setting and lots of space to either enjoy some January “me time” or to go the full hog and enjoy a meal and drinks with a bunch of your best pals. Located on Commercial Way, the Marciano Lounge has a full menu that is available all day, every day, and which includes a fantastic range of gluten free and vegetarian options. With board games for kids of all ages, soft toys for the little ones and even refreshment for your pooch, this new dog friendly spot is already a favourite in the town and a real hot spot for visitors from near and far.

4-7 Albion House, Commercial Way, GU21 6HW
01179 309971

Cote Brasserie

Cote’s brunch menu includes authentic French-brasserie favourites including eggs Florentine and French toast croque monsieur and le baguettes! There is a great selection of vegetarian and gluten-free options on offer – why not spice up your New Year brunch with a classic Bloody Mary or a Mimosa? Cote is committed to producing authentic French classics, freshly cooked to order with high quality ingredients sourced. Viva la France!

26 Commercial Way, GU21 6EN
01483 879 005

Bill’s Café

With cosy booths, sharing tables and a soft seating area and famous for its unique style, why not put your shopping feet up at this much-loved family-owned restaurant, which lays on a killer brunch menu from coconut porridge and buttermilk pancakes to a variety of egg combos. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner – and everything in between, there are also exciting vegetarian and gluten free options on offer. Brunch is even served until 1pm so you can still have a lazy lie-in and make it in time!

27 Commercial Way, GU21 6XR
01483 730 848

The Cosy Coffee House

Open Monday to Thursday from 10am until 2pm, the Cosy Coffee House is a not-for profit coffeehouse to help sustain the work of the Lighthouse Project. Providing the perfect space for you to relax and look out on Woking from the terrace, enjoy breakfast, brunch and lunch or warm yourself up with its range of sandwiches, wraps and hearty soups. Staffed by an amazing team of passionate team of volunteers, they are as passionate about food and coffee as you are!

8-10 High Street GU21 6BG

Too much choice? No, we have plenty more!

Whether you have plans to get away in 2019 or not, Woking has lots of really outstanding choices for international cuisine that can transport you to sunnier climes at any time of the year. From Italy to Asia and the Middle East, Woking has it all.

For more, delicious Lebanese and Mediterranean food, look no further than Jeitta on Church Path near the train station with a superb selection of mezze to share, or keep it all to yourself and enjoy the menu on a solo run! www.jeitta.com

Tucked away in Cardinal Place, savour the flavours of the subcontinent at Chennai Dosa Artisanz, with time-proven family favourites from the kitchen to the delicious cocktails behind the bar. www.cdartisanz.com

As everyone knows, Market Walk is the go-to for great eats and the Vietnamese street food at Bep Viet is on the tip of everyone’s tongue. The lunchtime queue says it all, so get yourself in early.  www.bepviet.co.uk

Latino on Commercial Way continues to serve up some of the best Italian food with welcoming and professional staff and great prices. www.latinowoking.com