I love this place. The owners are so kind and warm but I want to focus this time on the food. I wish I had written this straight away, but it has now been a couple of weeks since I was there and the details will escape me! My wife and I popped over from Worthing for lunch (our anniversary - we got married in Burpham). I enjoyed a G and T in the guest lounge - think the wife ordered a glass of wine with her meal as she was driving (hurrah!). Miriam ordered the mezze as her main course and I ordered the plaice. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was so good. I cannot fully explain how good it was here - just take my word for it. It was a real winner! Perfectly cooked fillets of plaice with a glorious "stuffing" - the details have now gone (shame!) - it was such a glorious dish and I loved eating it - a wonderful moment. It was so carefully prepared and presented and I encourage everyone who loves food (and fish) to give this a go. Get there asap - if it's on the menu. Michael will cook what is seasonal and what is on offer through his local providers - I think his fish comes from the fishermen in Littlehampton.
I seem to remember us ordering three desserts - a panna cotta flavoured with something from the garden - Miriam knew all bout it and loved it - as I did! We also ordered a selection of local icecreams and finished with an affogato - giving us that lovely coffee kick at the end of the meal.
The warm-hearted and wonderfully skilled owner and chef, Michael, came and chatted with us - I celebrated that glorious fish with him - what a master! - and we talked about life in general...and the teaching profession (wife and I are currently in it).
To be honest, I can't summarise here how lovely our lunch was. It was fabulous. The food was exceptionally good - especially that fish. If you want to treat yourself and enjoy a meal that rewards you for treating yourselves (so often we are disappointed and think - could have done better at home) - get over to the Burpham Country House. It delivers every time. I love it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Burpham Country House offers tranquil country house accommodation and group dining, set in the heart of the South Downs near Arundel, West Sussex. We specialize in exclusive use letting of the whole house, with or without dining, for celebrations and groups. We can cater for up to 20 resident guests, and up to 36 dining. We also sell individual rooms for Goodwood Events, and for weekends throughout July. We have nine en-suite rooms, most with downland views, five doubles, 4 double/twins, ranging from standard rooms to four-poster and luxury super-kings. We have a lovely guest lounge and gardens and we are fully licensed. We offer free parking and Wi-fi. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Burpham Country House Hotel Burpham
- Burpham Country House West Sussex