We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Camellia Restaurant @ South Lodge Hotel

$$$
+ Add cuisine
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Brighton Road, Horsham RH13 6PS, England
01403891711
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for Camellia Restaurant @ South Lodge Hotel and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 172 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Afternoon Delight

Perfect setting for an afternoon tea. Exquisite setting and informative and attentive staff. The choice of sandwiches was limited but compensated for through the excellent range of teas.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Mark E
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
Add Photo Write a Review

172 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
west sussex
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We wanted somewhere extra special and had chosen Amberley Castle but booking staff were rude and unhelpful so we came to Camellia instead and were glad that we did. The food was superb and the service was attentive without being intrusive. We spent £95 for lunch which was three courses plus a glass of wine each. Niggles We would have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

How could anyone not go here, what a place, hotel, food, staff , top class , my very favourite place in sussex to go, This is one the the nices alround places in the uk, and I Challenge anyone that doesn't like it here

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A pleasant place to visit however the whole operation seemed rather slack and poorly managed. We booked lunch in the Camellia restaurant which in itself was not entirely disappointing just let down by the poor timing and service. Apart from an enthusiastic and friendly welcome to the hotel we felt the rest of the experience to be well below what... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Excellent in 2013 but whilst the food was wonderful the service was rushed given that is was New Year's Eve lunch. In 2013 we felt it was special.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Perfect setting for an afternoon tea. Exquisite setting and informative and attentive staff. The choice of sandwiches was limited but compensated for through the excellent range of teas.

Was this review helpful? Yes
bermuda
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

good food and service for dinner I enjoyed the pork table d'hôtel menu however the starter was not described too well by waiter as he didn't mention the beef rib was breaded and deep fried. I would not have ordered had a I known it to have bread or fried. the special menu was included in the room rate. My... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brighton, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The service is excellent as is the food. Everything was just so fresh and tasty, the portions may have been slightly smaller than I would have liked but the taste and presentation made up for that.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I live very close to South Lodge Hotel and decided to celebrate my birthday with dinner at The Camellia restaurant on 18th February. There were four of us dining and we were looked after by Dominic and two other waiting staff. The service was exemplary and would have been impossible to improve. And the food...exceptional! Overall it was, without doubt,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Horsham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

South lodge is a wonderful old house with lovely relaxed atmosphere. Well looked after by the staff lovely views and in the summer can sit outside on the terrace.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, England
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We visited The Camellia on 31st January as it had been recommended to us. Sadly our first visit will be our last. As another reviewer has said we also experienced very poor service - no one offered to take our coats, our meals got mixed up, we were told we had to wait over 20 minutes for the cheese trolley... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Camellia Restaurant @ South Lodge Hotel also viewed

Horsham, West Sussex
 

Been to Camellia Restaurant @ South Lodge Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Brighton Road, Horsham RH13 6PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Horsham
  • Phone Number: 01403891711

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 40

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Camellia Restaurant @ South Lodge Hotel staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?