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“Excellent Michelin meal in Horsham”
Review of Restaurant Tristan

Restaurant Tristan
Ranked #2 of 164 Restaurants in Horsham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $60
Cuisines: French, British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Housed in a 16th Century building in the historic town of Horsham, Restaurant Tristan opened in 2008 and has been a firm favourite with local foodies ever since. Inside, original wooden beams contrast with contemporary style to create an intimate setting for lunch or dinner. Chef and Proprietor Tristan Mason worked in top restaurants like The Greenhouse and Mirabelle before becoming Head Chef at The Hare where he achieved his first Michelin Star. The menu at Restaurant Tristan is predominantly British with some creative French influences, with dishes like terrine of pheasant and turbot with truffle risotto taking centre stage. Ingredients are locally sourced wherever possible and the extensive wine list is designed to complete this truly unforgettable dining experience.
South of England
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent Michelin meal in Horsham”
Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

First trip to Tristan and being the closest Michelin started restaurant to me, I was keen to see what they offered - I was not disappointed!! Had the taster menu with matching wines which, at £90, is half the price of something of the same quality in London! Each course was a delight and the wines were perfect matches. The service is very efficient but understated - the perfect combination in my eyes. I will definitely be back!

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“Diana,italy”
Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

I found the atmosphere excellent.The staff very pleasant and helpful and the menu...delicious!Tristan deserve more stars Michelin!

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Hailsh
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89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Too much cress!”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

Visited this restaurant with friends for Saturday lunch (prix fixe 18 pounds) found the food disappointing and extremely expensive. The main ingredients were good but had been overseasoned which meant that my sole was overpowered.Also the dishes had too much cress or sprouting seeds which made us look like rabbits eating grass! The saving grace was an excellent raspberry souffle. The cost of the meal was expensive due to glasses of wine.

  • Visited July 2014
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Birmingham
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Mostly very good food...”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were on the reserve list for Saturday night & were delighted to be contacted offering a table later in evening.
Our amuse bouche was excellent (mackerel veloute) followed by scallop & crab (always a good combination), my main a little odd (my fault for ordering lamb/kid/goat - when will I learn..) & my sweet an unusual assortment of tastes (strawberry/meringue/black olives & basil - pretty good when all eaten together!). Several of our party really rated the sea bass main - presentation of all dishes lived up to Michelin expectations.
Petit fours aside (a little weird both on texture & flavour) we really enjoyed our evening with atmosphere & service adding to the experience.

  • Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A hidden Jem in the centre of Horsham in Sussex”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

From the very beginning Tristan has produced the most inventive quality cooking in the South East matching the very best of the more famous names in Michelin standard cooking including those in London. Unlike many he provides his invention across all courses unlike many of his contemporaries.

  • Visited May 2014
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