From Indian curries to vegan sarnies, you can travel the world via Caterham Valley’s food and drink offering. Whether you’re looking to eat out at a restaurant, relax with some pub grub, grab a snack from a sandwich shop or sit back with a smoothie, here are just a few of the options available.
Whether you’re looking forward to a sizzling king prawn curry or a vegan mozzarella and roasted tomato toastie, Caterham Valley’s food and drink offering can whisk you off on exotic adventures or add an international flavour to your lunch break.
Taste of Thai
Starting down the far end of Croydon Road, the eye-catching Bua Thai brings a taste of Thailand 7,257 miles around the globe to Caterham Valley – and you can’t miss it with its elaborate red and gold entrance!
A few steps down Croydon Road, you can enjoy café culture at both Sweet & Savoury Waffles and Caffe Bambino. While the former is best known for its delicious Italian gelato and, you’ve guessed it, its fresh, batter-based creations, the latter is a top spot for a laid back light lunch, a fruity smoothie or possibly an ice cold beer, depending on the time of the day. Elsewhere in town there are Pop Inn Café and Caterham Café, where you can grab a slap up traditional full English breakfast.
Next, we head straight into Mediterranean sun-drenched menus with Pizza Express and Casa Lola promoting friendly Euro relations right next door to each other. You don’t need us to tell you what the ever-popular Pizza Express specialises in, but many refer to Casa Lola as a bit of a hidden gem – it’s an independent tapas restaurant that’s perfect for getting the party started with its sangria selection.
Coffee and cake
If you’re in a coffee and cake mood, also check out the upstairs area of Costa Coffee, which offers blue sky views into the Surrey Hills and North Downs; Caffè Nero and their cappuccinos; and Colairo’s, right next to Caterham train station – even if you’re not going off on your travels, it’s a great spot to catch up with friends over one of their delicious espressos.
Spice of life
Skip up to Godstone Road and you’re a mere 5,500 miles away from Caterham, with a melting pot of Indian regions represented by The Kerala, Rajduth Tandoori and Bollywood.
Inspired by the richness of Arabian seas and an abundance of exotic spices, The Kerala produces village cuisine that will whisk you off on exotic travels and adventures while you’re still sitting at your table.
Alternatively, make sure to sample the house specialities (whole or half a spring chicken marinated in herbs and spices and grilled on charcoal, anyone?) at Rajduth Tandoori.
Across the road from those two, you’ll find Bollywood across two floors. While it’s open seven days a week, Wednesday is banqueting night. For £11.95 you can enjoy a five-course set meal at this modern restaurant and bar.
Looking for a pint of beer or a glass of wine? Well there are two pubs in Caterham Valley, The William Garland and Crown & Pepper.
The William Garland boasts a large urban beer garden, while the Crown & Pepper is best known for its Indo-Chinese food, cocktail list and the atmosphere that makes it so popular with groups.
Whatever dishes you’re dreaming about, there’s a good chance you’ll find something that will tickle your fancy in Caterham Valley – whether you’re looking for a quick bite on a busy day or planning a laid back celebration with friends and family.
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