The Top Five Restaurants in Farnborough

Farnborough may be famous for its bi-annual Airshow, but did you know there are hidden gems for unforgettable dining? This guide has you covered for places to eat in Farnborough and the Hampshire surrounds, with a great selection spanning indulgent food with the best wine pairing available or something a little more relaxed to unwind with loved ones, all located within the Farnborough boundary. 


When searching for faultless food and a luxurious evening out, consider the selection of restaurants and bars available at Aviator. Two of our top venues in Farnborough reside in Aviator – the Brasserie, which warrants a visit to the Sky Bar, and One Eleven for a more casual dining affair. Finally, if you’re looking for something far from ordinary throughout this renowned hotel, discover Aviator experiences here.


Perched at the edge and overlooking the private Farnborough airport, Aviator is infused with the glamour of a bygone aviation era with sensual interiors and supreme comfort throughout the venue. The fine dining Brasserie offers a sophisticated a la carte dining experience with an unforgettable wine list. The impressive Sky Bar on the floor above dazzles with its signature cocktails, exclusivity, and seclusion. 

One Eleven

After a relaxed American-inspired meal? Look no further than One Eleven with its unique and compelling state-side menu offering burgers, sandwiches, light bites, and so much more alongside cocktails and shakes. Whatever you order, expect a taste that’s a cut above. 

The Swan

As a Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice nominated pub, you know that The Swan will exceed expectations. With historic roots dating back to the 19th century, it once refreshed horses and drivers between the Farnborough and North Camp railway stations. Nowadays, the lunch and dinner menus feature your quintessential pub lunch and dinner staples, including battered fish and chips, burgers, and steak during the week, with Sunday lunch taking on a festive flair to suit this time of year. 

The Gallery Restaurant

The Gallery Restaurant is a fully-licensed fine dining restaurant run by the Catering & Hospitality students at Farnborough College, helping students gain invaluable industry experience working alongside professional chefs. Enjoy a three-course meal, a licensed bar and a quiet, relaxing atmosphere for a fraction of the fine-dining price while you support trainee development. The menu is limited and varies regularly, so it’s worth looking at their website for what is currently on offer. However, carnivore and vegetarian options are always available, offering something for most tastes. 

Dolce Italia Restaurant & Pizzeria

This authentic Italian restaurant is just what you need when the carb cravings hit. With a selection of antipasti, pizza and pasta, and mouth watering Italian desserts, it’s no wonder this is a local favourite! So why not try their classic Bruschetta with basil, garlic and fresh tomato drizzled in olive oil, the Tagliatelle Alfredo with cream and mushrooms, or even a classic Margherita with tomato and mozzarella? Whatever you choose, that Italian food craving will be well and truly satiated after a visit to Dolce Italia. 


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