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Restaurant Tristan

3 Stans Way, Horsham RH12 1HU, England
01403 255 688
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Ranked #1 of 131 Restaurants in Horsham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $60
Cuisines: French, British
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Housed in a 16th Century building in the historic town of Horsham, Restaurant Tristan opened in 2008 and has been a firm favourite with local foodies ever since. Inside, original wooden beams contrast with contemporary style to create an intimate setting for lunch or dinner. Chef and Proprietor Tristan Mason worked in top restaurants like The Greenhouse and Mirabelle before becoming Head Chef at The Hare where he achieved his first Michelin Star. The menu at Restaurant Tristan is predominantly British with some creative French influences, with dishes like terrine of pheasant and turbot with truffle risotto taking centre stage. Ingredients are locally sourced wherever possible and the extensive wine list is designed to complete this truly unforgettable dining experience.
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English first
United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The ambiance of the restaurant was lovely together with the quality of the food served. Good variety on the menu. I would not recommend taking children under 16, as the menu does not cater for young taste-buds. An interesting twist came as the meal was over and the bill was brought over; an 'optional' service charge was hidden at the... More

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Sussex
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Recently had a very good lunch at this Michelin starred restaurant.... delightful food, excellent variety of tastes in each dish, pleasantly unobtrusive service.. ..all in all,an enjoyable quality experience. With large wine, tasty fresh vegetables , good assortment of bread plus variety of butters and tapenade, amuse bouche, 3 course meal, double expresso price was circa £50 per head ....and... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Some friends have been wanting to take us to their 'favourite restaurant'. I knew they had eaten in many fine eating establishments both in the UK and abroad so I asked them what defines Tristan's from the others. "The food" was the reply. Having been there last Saturday for the first time, I know what they mean. The food is... More

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crawley, UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I visited this restaurant with my partner. We had a 3 course meal for £45 per head. The food was great and the service matched. I would visit here time and time again. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Our mid-week dinner here was wonderful...two courses for just £18 in a 1* Michelin restaurant...how lucky are Horsham residents to have this restaurant in the town centre. I'd been before, and was happy to see that the mid-week menu was just as innovative and exciting as previous meals we have enjoyed here. There's no snobbery here, just attentive and professional... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Just enjoyed another outstanding evening at Restaurant Tristan. The food itself was, of course exquisite: inventive, carefully-sourced, beautifully presented and, above all, incredibly delicious. It's not only about the food, though. Tristan and Candy run a restaurant whose atmosphere is not that of a formal "temple to gastronomy", rather a relaxed, happy buzz of diners enjoying the cuisine and each... More

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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The food at Restaurant Tristan was excellent. For Michelin I could not believe the price i.e. very reasonable! The course speed was just right for me, sometimes it can be placed in front of you quite quickly at Michelin level, but this was a very important aspect for me that was done well. The flavour combinations were lovely, but I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Our first venture to a Michelin starred restaurant and it had to be Tristans! Located in the main shopping hub of Horsham, once inside was a sea of calm and tranquility with modern furnishings and a touch of character with the wooden oak beams. The service was amazing and although quiet upstairs (busier down!), the three couple, including ourselves all... More

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had a great lunch at Restaurant Tristan today. What a find,I wish Horsham was a little closer to London! This 5 course menu included a scallop dish, foie gras, monkfish, lamb and a berry dessert. The wine list while small was diverse and very interesting. Can't wait to go back again.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Again the best food, fantastic presentation, inspired service and more points using Amex :) seriously the best!

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