This review mainly is about the restaurant of the hotel that is only open to hotel guests. Th hotel is a very beautiful rustique traditional English mansion in a gorgeous environment. In the restaurant the lady of house (the owner) is the 'master chef'. I don't know if the title of masterchef is a certified one, but in any case it is not related to good food. The menu consisted of 3 courses of which for many an additional price had to be paid. That wouldn't have been a problem if the food would have been acceptable which it clearly wasn't. My wife's starter, gravad lax, was OK though; my marinate shrimp were way overcooked which leads to this kind of hard bars of protein like item without any tatste, also not the marinade's one. My wife went for a babotee of lamb, I had filet of pork. Both were hardly consumable. Again no noticable seasoning and cooked to the supreme dryeness. Especially with the babotee you really have to be forcing it, because it should be a juicy, tasteful (ginger, kerry etc.) South African dish. The lamb in the babotee was entirly cooked to fibers and no moist was in there anymore. The quantities were also a bit on the small side. The English cheese was as usual second to none. The hotel was georgeous, the food however wil assure that we stay away there.
- Also Known As:
- Stone House Hotel Heathfield
- Stone Hotel Heathfield
- Stone House East Sussex/Heathfield, England