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Bryces at the Old School House

Stane Street, Ockley, Surrey, RH5 5TH
Find this good seafood restaurant on the A29, about 8 miles south of Dorking. The establishment also has a pub section, acting as a village 'local' - and offering its own lengthy but lighter menu - including the likes of 'Fish & Chips'; 'Fish Cakes'; Salads and various Steaks from the grill.

In both sections, expect old beams and solid wooden tables dressed-up with fresh flowers and crisp linen napkins.

The main restaurant menu relies on the daily catch, and simplicity rather than over-complication - allowing honest flavours to shine through.

Starters such as 'Shetland Mussels' (à la crème/Provencal/Thai spices); 'Seared Scallops with Celeriac Rémoulade & Grilled Pancetta' 'Fish Soup with Gruyere Croûtons & Rouille' and a much-enjoyed 'Arbroth Smokies Three Ways' (twice baked soufflé/Fishcake/Mousse) set the style.

Perhaps to be followed by Sea Bass, Sea Bream, Lemon Sole and the like with different combinations. An inspection visit found 'Lemon Sole with Lemon & Herb Butter'; 'Pan-Fried Swordfish Steak with Black Olive Crushed Potatoes & Salsa Verde' and 'Sea Bream Fillets with Orange-Braised-Chicory & Beetroot Purée' among the listings.

Fish is carefully cooked, but we have found vegetables to be too much of an afterthought - with steamed sliced courgettes, withered French beans and cabbage (all seamingly unseasoned) - nowhere near the mark needed!

If you still have room, you might be tempted by the likes of 'Tart Tatin'; 'Milk Chocolate Mousse with Cinnamon Shortbread' or 'Red Wine Poached Pear with Raspberry Sorbet' - all tasty and tempting.

Friendly, helpful service.

Other Details

  • Food Style: Seafood
  • Lunch: set L from £12.50 to £29 (2 courses), £16 to £34 (3 courses)
  • Dinner: set D from £29 (2 courses), £34 (3 courses)
  • Wine: a well chosen list kicks off at around the £16 mark.
  • Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
  • Nearest station: Ockley Rail
  • Directions: See the map at the top of the map
  • Parking: Yes

Reviews / Comments

( 4 out of 5 average rating)

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Wed 15th February 2012 by nigel crossley





What did you like about the Restaurant?

friendly service, excellent fish

What did you not like about the Restaurant?

not a great selection of meat dishes; go there for the fish!

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fish is the speciality
fish is the speciality


Contact Details

Tel: 01306-627430
Address: Stane Street, Ockley, Surrey, RH5 5TH