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The Curlew Restaurant

The Curlew Junction Road, Bodiam TN32 5UY, England
+44 1580 861394
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Hours
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
The Curlew Junction Road, Bodiam TN32 5UY, England
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Reviewed September 14, 2015

We last dined at The Curlew over a year ago. We've since learned that the chef has changed and it shows. No problem with the staff who were welcoming and the service was good. But the food was pretty average pub fodder and certainly not...More

4  Thank TopdocBath
Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

We've tried to book a few times in the past, but never managed to get in before. This time we tried mid-week on our Anniversary. The welcome was warm, staff attentive but not in your face and food which was definitely worth the drive. I...More

Thank cazmo71
Reviewed August 29, 2015

Booked in for wedding anniversary mid week. It was quiet at first but got busier as the night progressed. Staff were formal more than friendly but that did not put us off. The premises were extremely clean and smart as you would expect. Only negative...More

Thank pjb945
Reviewed August 29, 2015

I adore this restaurant, we love it so much we got it a voucher for our parents for Christmas. Top tip, it is a treat night as it's in the pricier side if things and for us it's a fair drive but midweek they do...More

2  Thank AichaSockni
Reviewed August 24, 2015

We was apprehensive about visiting The Curlew, especially as our last experience wasn't that great here but I can report back that they have upped their game immensely. What we experienced here was a very tight team working very hard and the food, oh the...More

Thank pollenca
Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was probably our fourth visit and as enjoyable as previous occasions. We were delighted to find Cahors wine on the list and enjoyed a carafe, always a useful quantity when one of us is driving; half bottles would be helpful. A couple of quibbles:...More

Thank Kathryn694
Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Expectation can ruin dining experiences. It wasn't expectation that was the problem here - the food simply fell short on flavour. Michelin quality dining isn't rare to us, and I've encountered the good, the bad and the ugly - this wasn't good I'm sad to...More

1  Thank fairycake73
Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

This was our first visit to the Curlew despite living close by and having passed it many times. We were blown away by the quality of the food. I had the 'short' menu which was excellent value at £25 for 3 courses. It was apparent...More

Thank Joanne C
Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

It's very easy to give 5 stars to an "OK" eatery, because everything was alright. But I'll have to reset my rating levels for the future after this visit to The Curlew - this was excellent dining that could only be called 5*. Hors d'oeuvres...More

Thank AndyFogg
Reviewed August 15, 2015

We have just returned from an evening at the Curlew. the food and wine were lovely, and we have left feeling satisfied and not feeling like we couldn't move!! the restaurant uses local food and wine and we thought the sedlescombe wine was good. Staff...More

2  Thank shatteredofsussex
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$35 - $57
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Curlew Junction Road, Bodiam TN32 5UY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Bodiam
  • Phone Number: +44 1580 861394
  • E-mail
In a previous life, The Curlew Restaurant at Bodiam, East Sussex was a Coaching Inn where travellers rested their weary, moustachioed heads and warmed their spirits while on rain-sodden route from Hastings to London. But now, Mark and Sara Colley have given The Curlew another life. Just an errant arrow flight from Hastings, stone skim from Bodiam Castle, mince from Brighton, manicured lawn from Tunbridge Wells, The Curlew is a place where formal food meets informal dining, where the city and country brush shoulders, style meets stile. Modern British dining for the Modern British diner. The Curlew has held a Michelin Star since 2011.
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