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“Breakfast very good.”
Review of The Dining Room

The Dining Room
Ranked #8 of 12 Restaurants in Alfriston
Price range: $23 - $49
Cuisines: European, Contemporary
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: We look forward to welcoming you to the Dining Room at Deans Place, our newly refurbished restaurant. Our menus change monthly along with daily chef's recommendations so that we can offer the best of Sussex's wealth of local produce wherever possible. During the week, we have our more casual food offering with our Terrace & Bar menu, which is available from midday until 9:30pm. At the weekends, lunch is served in The Dining Room on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30pm and last orders are at 3pm. Our traditional Sunday Lunches are extremely popular and are available in both The Dining Room and in the Terrace & Bar. The Dining Room is open every night for dinner from 6:30pm and last orders are taken at 9:30pm. Non residents are always welcome. All menus found on our site should be treated as sample menus. If you are interested in knowing the current month's menu, or would like to discuss dietary needs, please do not hesitate to contact the hotel. We do reserve the right to make amendments to any of our menus at any given time, however, they will always be in keeping with the style and quality that we are known for.
Surrey, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
207 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Breakfast very good.”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Buffet breakfast very good, although personally found the scrambled eggs far too creamy. Evening menu looked good quality.

Visited March 2013
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Overall I would have called this 'good' rather than very good but that isn't an option”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

We were staying at Deans Place for two nights. Dinner the first night was somewhat disappointing, with a tasteless ball of dough as the amuse bouche and my guinea fowl was over cooked and the dish over salted. Dinner the second night was much better. We both had lemon sole which was absolutely delicious - and the amuse bouche was a welsh rarebit, which I could have eaten a whole plate of. I hope the first night's meal was a 'blip' because the food in Harcourt's restaurant has always been one of the reasons we return to Dean's place frequently

Visited March 2013
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Cream tea retreat”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

We had booked Deans Place for a cream tea as Badgers was closed. When we arrived we were warmly greeted but they had no recollection of my booking. Luckily it is quite a large bar/dining area so they had room for us. I can't fault the service and the cosy traditional lounge surroundings, all very good but I did take a peak at the rooms, which unfortunately to me were a bit like a nursing home and tired looking, hence why we stayed at Wingrove House.

Visited December 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“roast cod is a stunner”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

We visited with family on a recent Saturday.We ate in the bar and chose from the restaurant and bar menuThe service was friendly and not over attentive.I had roast cod with crispy skin,my wife chose confit of duck and my son pink lamb.All three dishes were most attractively presented and tasty.The starters of potted shrimp and rabbit terrine which were also of a high standard and quantity.A most enjoyable luncheon.Sunday lunch next.

  • Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Loved the food”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

The starters were a surprise - smoked haddock chowder for me, tasty & clean....followed by lamb the first night & cod the second & deserts both nights that I normally don't bother with but glad I did as they were super & sweet without being over the top - lovely place!

Visited January 2013
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