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Camellia Restaurant @ South Lodge Hotel

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Brighton Road, Horsham RH13 6PS, England
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to be honest here. Now that we can afford this sort of experience without anxiously adding up the cost and blanching at the mark up on the wine, I find I have gone off that very attentive style of service. I liked my summer salad starter best. Mains (lamb) were fine. The orange meringue was awful - soggy... More 

Thank susan_horsham
Lindfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited today for the first time with my husband for Sunday lunch. I had the pea mousse starter which was delightful, light and fresh tasting and my husband opted for the barbeque pork starter - again very tasty. We both chose roast beef which was a very generous portion with all the trimmings cooked perfectly. Desserts delicious. Our only tiny... More 

Thank Deborah N
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at South Lodge for one night and had dinner at Camellia. Between us, we opted for the '64 Degree Egg' and 'Pigeon' to start, followed by the 'Lamb Shoulder' and 'Chicken' for mains, finished with the 'Raspberry' dessert to share. All dishes were delicious, beautifully presented, and expertly cooked. I can certainly attest to their use of locally... More 

Thank JonSalter
Horsham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great surroundings for a special occasion. Attentive service. Tasty starters but miniscule; same for main. Desserts were awful - a rhubarb tart which had been refrigerated for hours was tough and tasteless; ice cream on other dessert also tasteless. Compulsory service charge which the waiter told us went directly to the hotel. Another one in the greed league. I find... More 

1 Thank Mark B
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful setting, superb food, wonderful atmosphere. The staff were attentive but not overbearing. We were also given anniversary petit fours and a glass of Nyetimber. All in all, a wonderful dining experience! We always like going.

Thank Frances B
Los Angeles, California
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I've eaten here a number of times over the years, and this meal did not disappoint. I enjoyed the mixed salad, fried (sauteed) sea bass, and a spectacular cheese board for dessert. I had planned to end the meal in the bar with a coffee, but was too full to consume anything. I found the service to be excellent, with... More 

Thank gotboxr
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Arrived with my daughter wanting an informal meal - looked at bar which was a bit airless so asked if we could eat In The restaurant but have bar food if we wanted. A slight pause while they thought about and then a charming yes. In the end ate a mix of bar food and restaurant menus. So -- the... More 

Thank Timfromsussex
Pulborough, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

With its excellent reputation, the food came as a big disappointment to us and coupled with average service, the experience did fall short of expectations. I had a starter of Lobster Ravioli (£22) which was tasteless and lacking in seasoning. One of my friends was totally underwhelmed by her scallop starter (£18) which was very much on the small side.... More 

Thank HClaire68
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had a lovely two night stay at South Lodge and we eat in the Camellia. The food was amazing and the hotel suite was wonderful too. My only reason for not giving full marks is that of all the staff there, there was only one that really stood out. I congratulate Etien who greeted us with... More 

Thank jteb
Thornton, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Lunch at the Camellia was - like the Curate's egg - good in parts. The setting is superb and the view over the garden is breathtaking, but the service was not up to the usual South Lodge standard. The attention of the staff appeared to have been diverted by a group of delegates from a Leadership course running at the... More 

Thank Ian S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$26 - $40
European, British, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brighton Road, Horsham RH13 6PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Horsham
  • Phone Number: 01403891711

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