Long one of the jewels in Surrey's gastronomic crown, the Michelin-starred Drake's restaurant in Ripley has the best wine list in the country according to the 2013 Good Food Guide.

Long one of the jewels in Surrey’s gastronomic crown, the Michelin-starred Drake’s restaurant in Ripley has the best wine list in the country according to the 2013 Good Food Guide.

The esteemed guide, which comes out in September, has named the restaurant’s cellar offering as its Wine List of the Year.

Sommelier, Thierry, was born in Paris but spent much of his childhood in Chablis. His career started back in the capital, working at L'Arpege with the legendary Alain Passard. 

The restaurant has previously been voted no55 in the Sunday Times Britain's Top 100 Restaurants list 2011 and has held a Michelin star for eight years.

Drake’s restaurant re-opens for dinner on Wednesday September 5, post well deserved holidays for the owners, Steve and Serina Drake, and their staff. 

Matt
matthew.williams@surreylife.co.uk

P.S. Find a host of other great reasons to visit the beautiful village of Ripley in September's Surrey Life magazine - out next week!