”One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Virginia Woolf.

SurreyK’s Emma xxx

Writer, ideas machine, literary geek, self taught chef, musician, occupational therapist. keen white water and sea kayaker, lover of all animals, especially our beloved rescue cat Otis who is working hard for his cat treats as the face of SurreyKitchen.

Copy Writer BA Eng Lit MA Creative Writing Shakespeare and Co Paris.

Beautiful Hosomak, Nigir and Uramaki @thelondoncookeryschool

Emma’s seafood tagliatelle.


Northern Cyprus Mermaid!

Surrey Kitchen is a successful food and lifestyle blog that has been up and running for over two years.  I’ve reviewed restaurants all over Surrey and London and have collaborated with brands such as Batchelors, Firebird Brewing, Mercure hotels and Peach pubs.  If you are interested in working with us then please get in touch via our contact page.

My best friend and personal therapist Toby!

Words: Emma Barrett MA BSC Hons BA Hons.

Food Writing with Lulu Grimes Leiths School Of Food and Wine.

WSET LEVEL 1 AWARD in WINES Leiths School of Food and Wine.

Photography:  Emma Barrett.

Model: Otis (the Cat)

Dublin! Proud to be Irish- the most creative nation in the world just check out Dublin writers museum if you don’t believe me. The Irish wrote most of the English canon for a start.

If you would like to work with SurreyKitchen please use the contact me form.

Find us on Instagram @SurreyKitchen

Just a few of the brands we have collaborated with:

Pracey PR

Peach Pubs


Hope & Glory PR




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48 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi, thank you for visiting my blog recently ☺️ I look forward to reading more of yours!

  2. I love your description of yourself – wishing you tons of luck with your blog.

  3. Nice blog you have here! I’m looking forward to read more of your great recipes.

  4. Looking forward to more posts! 🙂

  5. Thanks for popping round to my nomadic life, your blog looks lovely and I’d love a head-butt from Miles 🙂

  6. firecook said:

    Hello food friend:) Thank you for liking a post . I like your About:)

  7. Miles has the same markings as my mum’s cat! (though she has short fur). Looking forward to see more of your blog!

  8. One of my favorite quotes, that by Virginia Woolf. Lovely words and photos.

  9. Happy blogging!!

    Cheers!! 😀

  10. Thank you for dropping by my blog.

  11. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog, looking forward to your future posts. Farianti 😊

  12. Love that Woolf quote! Thanks for coming over to food for fun 😀 So glad to have met you.

  13. Miles is quite the show-stopper! 🙂

  14. Hi, Thank you for stopping by my blog which led me to discover yours. You have a lovely blog. I am still exploring your space! Happy blogging 🙂

  15. Hi Emma
    Thanks for looking in at my blog. Good luck with yours; looks good.

  16. Thanks for visiting my blog. I look forward to reading yours – as long as it doesn’t make me feel hungry – I’m trying to lose weight …

  17. Nice to meet you Emma, thanks for visiting me. Love the top quote. Have you visited the Woolf exhibition at the NPG yet?

    • I haven’t. Thank you for telling me about the Woolf exhibition. I didn’t even know it was on. Sounds fascinating. Emma.

      • It’s very good. I didn’t realize what a terrible childhood she’d had. The exhibition has only just started, so I think it’s on for a while yet.

      • Neither did I. Probably explains her battle with mental health difficulties. She would have been a good patient for Freud or Jung. Have you been to the Freud museum in North London. That is awesome too. Emma.

  18. Great quote–reading, eating, and writing do go together, don’t they?

  19. You are so very talented and have a lovely blog!

  20. Thanks for stopping by recently and liking my posts. Your blog is great – how can you go wrong with a black and white tuxedo cat and avocado toast!

  21. Good Morning- Love your introductory quote by Wolfe. Wise, wise, words. Thanks for the recent visits and follow at Reticent Mental Property. I am pleased to return the favour.-Ret

  22. Hi Emma,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking a few posts. I love that you quoted Virginia Woolf. Keep up the good work.

  23. It is so nice to meet you, Emma. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Certainly one must dine well, or one will feel punished. And that is never good.

  24. Shery Alexander Heinis said:

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and “liking” my poems. I like your description of your self as an “ideas machine”. Keep the ideas flowing!

  25. Emma, thank you for visiting my blog and liking my recent posts; truly appreciated! Food and the written word…they go together… 🙂 Happy blogging!

  26. Hi Emma. You have a very lovely blog and thank you for stopping in and visiting mine. (and for following too!) Looking forward to getting to know you through your posts!

  27. Very cute!

  28. great pics! Miles is adorable. 🙂 Looking forward to checking out more of your blog, it looks great!

  29. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I have enjoyed looking at your blog and I also love literature, food and photography!

  30. Hi Emma, thanks for visiting and leading me to your blog! Great theme by the way 😉

  31. Emma, beautiful blog and beautiful pics too. Loved ’em. Hope to see you more at my space 🙂


  32. MyKabulKitchen said:

    First off I love your opening quote, one of my favourites and a life motto all should live by! Second love your blog, and excited to follow you on all of your adventures 🙂

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