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Gardner Street, Herstmonceux, Hailsham BN27 4LA, England
+44 1323 832217
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  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Gardner Street, Herstmonceux, Hailsham BN27 4LA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were taken here by friends who we'd not seen for years; what an absolute joy. Not a huge or complex menu but still plenty of choice. The presentation was a visual feast for the eyes (especially the desserts) and the tastes/flavours were fabulous.

1  Thank por911
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a "date night" with my partner... outstanding family run restaurant attention to detail was second to none... service amazing... food unbelievable... relaxing ambiance... can't rate this enough.. just an amazing experience... highly recommended... the family are just adorable and we'll deffinately be...More

2  Thank Carol J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just got home from an amazing evening with friends for my boyfriends birthday. From the moment we arrived this place just feels a little bit special. It gave us that warm fuzzy feeling that we had stumbled across something quite unique. Lovely relaxed atmosphere in...More

4  Thank Gemba007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here as a birthday treat ,great service ond posh food a loverly friendly atmosphere oldy worldly decor

Thank Colin S
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We wanted somewhere special for our silver wedding anniversary and this place was perfect. Stunningly delicious food in a relaxing, welcoming and comfortable environment. Faultless. We shall be back! Thank you!

5  Thank Ruth K
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Had an excellent meal as always in very relaxed surroundings. Every course (and with all the complimentary extras there are quite a few) was well prepared and presented.

3  Thank Clive H
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Well what a gem and only 3 miles from home. Had not been here for 20 years and what have I missed out on? The choice of food on the various menus is extensive and I was concerned that this might hinder the quality but...More

3  Thank JohnMaidens
Reviewed July 26, 2018

It's a few years since we visited the Sundial but It's good as ever. Lovely lunch with nice atmosphere to the restaurant. We would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.

3  Thank fourpence4
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Amazing as always, we had the taster menu and I cannot fault anything about it, the food, drink, service and atmosphere are outstanding, this is a really special restaurant.

4  Thank GemL_80
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

This place is one of the best eating establishments in East Sussex. Owned and run by a French chef and his friendly wife. The food was superb all SEVEN courses, the service was second to none. We had a wonderful afternoon and were made to...More

4  Thank Susanturnernixon
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March 31, 2017|
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Response from Fcroton | Reviewed this property |
Not as such, but certainly if you wanted to dress up for a special occasion, you wouldn't feel over dressed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$41 - $164
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gardner Street, Herstmonceux, Hailsham BN27 4LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Hailsham  >  Herstmonceux
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 832217
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The Sundial is a privately owned, relaxed and chic French restaurant with spectacular views of the South Downs in East Sussex. The Sundial’s à-la-carte and seasonal menus as well as its cuisine and ambience are typically French. Our restaurant in East Sussex is perfect for a meal with family and friends or an intimate dinner for two, the Sundial’s lounge bar, French restaurant and private dining room provide a flexible combination for parties, business meetings, seminars, wedding venues and group events for up to 60 people. Our restaurant can cater for upto 150 people as a wedding venue.
If you´re looking for a Fine Dining French restaurant in East Sussex, or anywhere in Sussex, you won´t find a finer French restaurant!. Our French restaurant has a Civil wedding License offering you the perfect wedding venue in East Sussex.
Restaurant also has a large car park with 16 parking spaces.
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