Just a stone’s throw from the picture-perfect North Downs, Guildford offers visitors and locals plenty of quality cuisine to tuck into.
This bustling Surrey town takes its name from the saxon word ‘guilden’, meaning ‘golden’. And yet, there has never been any notable gold deposits found in the area. That being said, there’s plenty of other hidden gems to find.
Join us as we discuss our picks of the very best Guildford takeaways.
Best Italian Takeaway
Pasta Evangelists has arrived in Guildford delivering delicious and artisanal pasta to the masses — but this isn’t your standard Saturday night takeaway.
We deliver our homemade pasta dishes all across Guildford. Whether you fancy a plate of warming ‘nduja tagliatelle, vegan sundried tomato orecchiette, or a classic carbonara of dreams, we’ve got you covered in as few as 15 minutes.
But why let us have all the fun? You could step up your home-cooking prowess with a pasta recipe kit. With next-day delivery, our at-home kits include everything you need to prepare a fresh and authentic Italian meal in minutes — sauce, pasta, and decadent garnishes included.
Select between black truffle and marjoram mac and cheese, rigatoni with datterini tomato sauce, or any one of our ready-to-cook menu classics.
Best Indian Takeaways
At the time of writing, Raviz on Jeffries Passage stands proud as the number one-rated restaurant in Guildford. And for good reason — the quintessential Indian eatery offers an exciting mix of takeaway staples like chaat, butter chicken and lamb biryani, alongside delicious rare-finds like pork momo (dumplings) and pigeon salad.
But fine dining doesn’t always mean dressing up. Raviz will happily deliver to Guildford postcodes so you can enjoy quality cuisine from home, with countless reviewers praising their orders as the best Indian they’ve ever had.
Indian and Balti restaurants don’t come any more classic than Shah’s Secreto. The restaurant offers a vibrant selection of takeaway classics, its menu a lip-smacking checklist of kormas, bhunas, dhansaks and pathias. There’s something for everyone here, with large and small plates, seafood, and even the odd salad.
Sifting through plentiful five-star reviews, it seems that the restaurant’s unspoken speciality is prawn dishes and other seafood treats.
Best Lebanese Takeaways
It’s all too easy to go for the obvious choices when selecting a takeaway — and despite boasting a rich medley of grilled meats, spices and delicious accoutrements, Lebanese cuisine is often overlooked. But not in Guildford. Jeita is the area’s best-kept secret, a town centre staple known by all the locals for its diverse menu.
Enjoy a dynamic platter of mezze delivered right to your front door, featuring hot picks like hommos shawarma, kibbeh shamieh, falafel and soujouk, alongside classics such as moujadara and rahib. You can even indulge in a gourmet set menu — and vegan options are available.
It’s fair to say that Guildford boasts some of the best Lebanese takeaways, as patrons of Zaitouna Express will testify. Reviewers praise that the family-run dining spot’s food is second to none, delivered hot and homemade from their kitchen to yours.
The menu offers an endless banquet of Lebanese, Moroccan and Mediterranean eats, including shawarma, kafta, shish taouk, mixed grill and moussaka. Fill your boots then top it all off with a sweet baklava or knafeh.