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“Pleasant place to meet for lunch” 3 of 5 stars
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Stables Restaurant
Wakehurst Place | Ardingly, Haywards Heath, England
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Cuisines: British
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St Ives, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Pleasant place to meet for lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

I really wanted to mark everything good not average but you have to do very good and it is not quite that! I go quite frequently as is a convenient place to meet a friend for lunch and maybe have a walk in Borde Hill gardens,browse the little gallery or even go along the local footpaths. There is a varied choice from sandwiches and soup to more main meals and good cake.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Better than I expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I was worried about taking a large party to eat here after reading recent reviews on here about new caterers..but needn't have worried, the food was very nice.I had stuffed Portobello mushrooms, really delicious, and about the same as gastropub prices.

Visited May 2013
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“Surprised not reviewed before”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This restaurant is in a sensitively converted stables courtyard, Georgian I guess, with surrounding stables converted to smaller dining areas, kitchens and toilets.
It is attached to the original Wakehurst Place mansion, at the centre of a large wooded area owned by the National Trust and maintained by Kew Royal Botanic Gardens.
The food this year is by Amphersand, who cook for several other venues; they may have been here some years but I wasn't aware.
They claim to source their ingredients seasonally and locally. Certainly the dishes we had were tasty and well presented. The usual NT type drinks are available - beers, wine, fizzy , water, etc.
Probably not worth visiting just to eat, but certainly everyone who enjoys gardens, trees and safeguarding seeds for the future, should make a day of it.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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