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Ockenden Manor

Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield RH17 5LD, England
(01444) 416111
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Ranked #2 of 10 Restaurants in Cuckfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $88 - $118
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Ockenden Manor offers a superb fine dining experience in our beautiful dining room overlooking the gardens with stunning views of the South Downs National Park. Head Chef, Stephen Crane,serves some of the finest food in southern England incorporating the freshest ingredients, sourced locally in Sussex whenever possible. Guests have a choice of fixed price menus including Stephen's selected Sussex Menu or the gastronomic seven course Tasting Menu
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  • English first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had the 5 course tasting menu. We liked the venison very much and this stood out. The home cooked ravioli was also very nice. A yoghurt dish was quite bland.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Lovely food, scallops were gorgeous. Free extras from the Chef helped make it special. Service was patronising when we picked up on being overcharged for our wine. Humble pie came later. Each course was excellent. Would recommend.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A lovely evening celebration in the panelled dining room with a really nice atmosphere and candlelight. The dinner was well served and tasted delicious especially the fig pudding. We were very well looked after and didn't feel rushed.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Ockenden Manor really helped us out - I had to book a party of 10 for a Saturday night for my fathers's 90th birthday party. They went out of their way to help us. We were in a small dining room on our own, all wood paneling candles - very attractive & comfortable & good to know we could make... More 

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Rustington, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

A delicious meal and stay. Beautifully cooked fresh bread and amuse bouche most enticing. Loved the beef, duck and souffle. Well worth the visit - thank you

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Thedinner was fantastic, staff friendly and helpful with the children allowed to choose from the at menu. Spa was a fantastic facility.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were staying at the hotel and had booked in for dinner and we weren't disappointed, as the food and service was absolutely superb. Every detail was considered. The presentation was really refined. I can definately see why this restaurant has a Michelen star. The meal started off with Canapees and bubbly, followed by an Amuse Bouche, Starters, Mains and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We ate here for the first time in a few years and the food was simply first rate. We took some visiting American family for dinner and they just loved it. The whole meal was divine for us all. But the shame is that since we were last here, the beautiful wood panelled dining room has been put out of... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We went here for my girlfriends birthday, wanting to say we had tried a Michelin star restaurant! On arrival we were asked if we wanted a drink at the bar or go straight to the table. We said the table bit were shown and left in the bar anyway! But the waiter came and took our drink order and gave... More 

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east grinstead
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I took my husband here for his birthday and took advantage of the Design Restaurants Club card (buy one get one free on the meals). We opted for the taster menu and a half bottle of wine as I was driving. We had a pre-dinner drink in the bar and my husband had a cocktail and I had a alcohol... More 

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Address: Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield RH17 5LD, England
Phone Number: (01444) 416111
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Cuckfield
Average Prices: USD 88 - 118

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