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Camellia Restaurant @ South Lodge Hotel

Brighton Road, Horsham RH13 6PS, England
01403891711
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Ranked #32 of 131 Restaurants in Horsham
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Price range: $26 - $40
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is in an old country house now a hotel set in lovely grounds. We had three courses of simply named but exceptionally tasty food using seasonal produce. An english sparkling Nyetimber washed it all down. Service was very attentive. A good separate vegetarian menu.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A while since we've been here - silly us - should go more often! Went with friends to celebrate my special birthday so no expense spared! South Lodge is set in beautiful countryside and you know as you drive in it is going to be a special experience and so it proved to be. The staff are smart, courteous and... More

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Oxford
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The food in this place is incredible. I went for the Masterchef Pro's winning menu. You can tell why it won (and I've eaten in the runner up Claxton Grill as well). Steven Edwards can cook! I mean really cook! The only meal I've ever had comparable was was Jason Atherton's Social Eating House in Soho. The staff are very... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My wife and our two sons went to have a Sunday lunch at the Camelia and the food was beautiful. The service was impeccable and nothing was too much trouble for the waiting staff. I would highly recommend this to anyone that appreciates great food.

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Shoreham-by-Sea, England, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I had been looking forward to dining in this restaurant as the head chef had won Professional Masterchef last year. I was expecting the food to be good, if not great. For starters I had the Mackerel with horseradish. This was OK but surprisingly bland. For the main, I chose the pork. This was where it went badly wrong. I... More

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MarkSurguy, Manager at Camellia Restaurant @ South Lodge Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JA000, We are all sorry you did not enjoy your visit. As you have been in contact with David I do not feel the need to reiterate our comments, especially as you have copied them in your review below. It is always important to remember food is subjective. You clearly had high expectations of The Camellia given Steven’s performance... More

Essex, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Spent a wonderful evening at The Camellia all the staff were very helpful and friendly and made the experience wonderful and all the food tasted lovely. Thank you for a wonderful evening !!!

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Midweek lunch was excellent, the food is perfectly cooked, and although the dishes are on the small side the taste is superb.Its great value for money and the wine list caters for all tastes. we were lucky enough to have a visit to the table by the Head Chef Steven Edwards ( who won Masterchef the professionals in 2013) and... More

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London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

There was a time not too many years ago when a visit to the Camelia at South Lodge was a delight. Over the years, the food on the whole has remained excellent but regrettably the service has got worse and is certainly not now consistent with what one would expect when dining at a 5star hotel. We shall not be... More

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Horsham
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Sunday lunch for £31 per head is not cheap but this restaurant is so special it still feels like really good value. It doesn't have a Michelin star likes the other restaurant at this hotel, but you wouldn't know. The food is simply outstanding, everything of the very highest quality. Service, absolutely top notch. This place is a real treat.... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The service was good, though the tables were placed too close together, making it difficult for the staff to work without disturbing us. The food was very disappointing, not of a particularly high standard. The coffee after the meal was undrinkable.

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