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The Looking Glass Room

The Looking Glass Room is a private dining venue that really reflects its surroundings. Taking inspiration from Guildford’s historic heritage, the Surrey landscape and Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, the walls are adorned with colourful vintage prints and locally sourced artwork. The bar is a work of art in itself. Pale orange onyx, with antique brass rod detailing and silk cladding, it adds Art Deco glamour along with the polished dark oak parquet floor and gilded iron pendant lighting. Move through to the private covered terrace and you’re in a world of your own, where entertaining possibilities abound. And with menus created by our Executive Chef, Sean Burbidge, we can cater for anything - from engagement party to tea party, from morning to night.

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The Finer Details


The Looking Glass Room holds 30 guests seated on one long table, 38 guests seated on multiple and 70 standing guests


Breakfast: 8:00 – 10:30
(Sunday timings 9:00 – 10:30)

Lunch: 12:00 – 17:00

Dinner: 18:30 – 00:00
(Sunday guests’ departure 23:00)

*Hosts are given early access to the rooms for setup


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Castle Car Park


Our prices are based on a minimum spend which varies by time of day. All of our pricing is inclusive of complimentary menus and place cards. Tables will be decorated with seasonal flowers.

Event Management

A dedicated events team will help you with all of the arrangements from your initial enquiry through to the event itself.


0203 727 6548
[email protected]
Tunsgate Quarter, 98-110 High Street, Guildford, GU1 3QY

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