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Ockenden Manor

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Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield RH17 5LD, England
(01444) 416111
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Ockenden Manor offers a superb fine dining experience in our beautiful...
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An improntrue midweek lunch

An impromptu lunch . Which was lovely and an expected pleasure . I went with friends ,we had a lovely time , food was great , only three choices but what we did choose was well cooked and presented nicely . Very grand setting in the dinning room waiters were attentive . We are booking again for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
whisper06
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Cuckfield
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Had lunch there Yesterday. The food was poor and the service slow. It is in a lovely setting but not up to Michelin standards

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Cuckfield
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

An impromptu lunch . Which was lovely and an expected pleasure . I went with friends ,we had a lovely time , food was great , only three choices but what we did choose was well cooked and presented nicely . Very grand setting in the dinning room waiters were attentive . We are booking again for a Sunday Lunch... More 

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London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had a meal on good Friday, as part if a spa package. It was fantastic, food and service were both excellent. It was nice to be in a 2 star Michelin, but the atmosphere was very relaxed and not at all snooty. Couldn't fault anything.

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is such a beautiful restaurant and in a beautiful setting. I went for lunch here and also booked to stay over. The meal itself was to die for... probably one of the best meals I have had. Service as expected was fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. The room I booked for myself was quaint, uneven rickety floor and... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I have thought long and hard about my review for this place. It needs a just below average button. Came here on a business lunch. Party of four, one member of the group booked it as he 'loves it'. (We all went off the fixed price lunch menu) We were the only diners in the restaurant; and whilst the other... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Treated my wife to a weekend for her birthday. Lovely atmosphere with great service and food. Superb local walks and coffee shops to die for in the village. Spa worth a visit but book in advance. Gym needs updating. Great place for a weekend relaxing. Very very attentive staff. Enjoy.

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

One of the best places in the area to go for a special night out. The a la carte is good but I'd really recommend going for the tasting menu. Every time we've had it it has been great. We just get one 'flight' of wine between us, plus an extra glass or two.

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Nestled in the small village of Cuckfield (pronounced 'cookfield') is Ockenden Manor, a great place to go and eat for lunch or dinner and stay the night if you're feeling like being pampered. The rooms are moderately sized and there is a modern spa facility just across the car park with all the amenities and treatments on offer you would... More 

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Storrington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed a delightful meal here to celebrate Valentine's Day. This is one of the best restaurants near to us, so our expectations were reasonably high. We were not disappointed. We were greeted at the door and enjoyed a glass of champagne in the comfortable lounge while we made our menu choices. The pan-fried foie gras was... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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186 reviews 186 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I took my husband for a lunch service for his birthday. The food was once again excellent, from starter to dessert. And the wine was perfect. The service was top as always. We both left a very happy couple. Thank you again!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield RH17 5LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Cuckfield
  • Phone Number: (01444) 416111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 84 - 113

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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