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Ockenden Manor

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Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield RH17 5LD, England
(01444) 416111
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Sadly we drove two hrs to get here for lunch as were meeting family and it was in the middle route wise for all of us.It looked great online however, the service was very slow we waited an hour for our main course,the portions were tiny which is fine as i personally don't eat very much but when you are... More 

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Tillsonburg, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were shown to a very old fashioned and hardly updated tea room - no one else was there.. A lady came and took our order and I was certainly looking for a traditional afternoon tea in what used to be a lovely old Country House Hotel. We asked to look around after our tea as I had said my... More 

Thank mravin3
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food in a great setting. Celebrating my girlfriend's 30th birthday, we were staying at the hotel and were fortunate enough to eat here as part of our stay. The food was exceptional and the service truly first-class. Highly recommended.

Thank Daniel P
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tasting menu was an all round success. My wife has some food intolerances and slight adaptations were made so she could also enjoy the meal. Everything from every course was delicious

Thank Robin S
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and so beautifully presented at dinner and breakfast, using locally sourced produce. Also an extensive wine list.

Thank Clivers2014
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

6 course tasting menu for 2 with wine flight in this historic setting. Good mix of local produce all well executed but let down by a heavy and dry Bakewell tart to finish, which lacked any real flavour. Superb collection of English wines - Albourne Chardonnay particularly nice. Staff were superb, if a little flustered at the end, with much... More 

Thank Alec H
Greater Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant for luncheon with 3 friends on Saturday 30 July 2016. I prefer to eat and requested vegetarian food. We were greeted by the restaurant manager on arrival. From that moment we were treated to a glorious 7 course meal served with carefully selected matching wines. The food and the service were outstanding. Two of us had... More 

Thank Richardmelbourn... K
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined here to celebrate our 10th Wedding anniversary when staying in the hotel and it was absolutely exceptional. We opted for the 6 course surprise tasting menu and every course was beautifully presented and tasted fabulous. It's a Michelin starred restaurant and as such the prices are at this level but definitely worth it for a special occasion.

Thank NatV237
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Having heard good things about the restaurant at Ockenden Manor, my wife's birthday seemed as good as reason as any to give it a try. We had stable booked for 7.30, and arrived a few minutes early. We were greeted by a very courteous member of staff, who organised our first drinks. We were shown to the lounge area where... More 

Thank Kevin C
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

A brief lunch time visit alone (female) as part of a birthday spa event. Staff attentive and sweet and helpful, hotel in beautiful grounds, food (pearl barley risotto with chanterelles) full of amazing flavours. Perfect.

Thank jubbathehut

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$74 - $98
European, British, French
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield RH17 5LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Cuckfield
  • Phone Number: (01444) 416111
Ockenden Manor offers a superb fine dining experience in our beautiful dining room overlooking the gardens with stunning views of the South Downs National Park. Head Chef, Stephen Crane,serves some of the finest food in southern England incorporating the freshest ingredients, sourced locally in Sussex whenever possible. Guests have a choice of fixed price menus including Stephen's selected Sussex Menu or the gastronomic seven course Tasting Menu

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?