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Gardner Street, Herstmonceux, Hailsham BN27 4LA, England
+44 1323 832217
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“amuse bouche” (23 reviews)
“lobster” (10 reviews)
“foie gras” (9 reviews)
Opens in 25 min
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French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Gardner Street, Herstmonceux, Hailsham BN27 4LA, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have come down for a weekend to Glyndebourne opera. We were recommended by our B&B to dine at Sundial. This is a family run restaurant. The service was impeccable, the food was fresh and seasonal, French style and the value is unbelievable. A similar...More

Thank FoodieSharon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had the most fantastic lunch and impeccable service. We sat on the veranda and had the three course set menu. Lobster bisque starter, lamb main and trio of desserts to end. An exceptional place to eat and we are lucky it is a stones...More

1  Thank Richard D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Herstmonceux is celebrated for two landmarks: its medieval moated castle and the Sundial Restaurant, French cooking at its very best. We had cocktails, wine, foie gras, scallops, turbot, blazing crêpes suzettes and what my daughter nominated as her best pudding EVEEER : a glamorous confection...More

1  Thank ThorpeT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal at the sundial last week and we're lucky enough to be able to sit outside all evening, we choose the taster menu which was superb, every course was amazing and presented so beautifully! The staff here are great, very attentive. I...More

1  Thank GemL_80
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Weather was beautiful so drink and canapés on the balcony with super view was a lovely way to start the evening. Very good value if you go for the £30 set menu which was delicious. ( not sure if a vegetarian option was on this...More

1  Thank wendy G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After first encountering this restaurant about 3 years ago, we have visited every couple of months and are invariably impressed. The food is well presented and the flavours are both nuanced and intense. The service is warm and friendly but with a pleasing formality that...More

1  Thank Carole A
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

An interesting menu, the first course questionable and lacking in Lobster flavour. The rest, very good but not outstanding. However an excellent evening with brilliant service and lovely ambiance. By no means value for money, but very special treat!

2  Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Excellent attention to detail and superb quality. Beautifully presented. Hardest bit was choosing what to eat. Cannot fault this lovely chef patron restaurant. We shall most certainly be back.

2  Thank Mary W
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I was taken to The Sundial Restaurant for a Birthday treat and what an excellent experience it was. We were met by a very attentive Mary who took our coats and sat us down in the pre-dinner lounge and given entrees and orders taken for...More

2  Thank NeoBean
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We went at lunch time and had the tasting menu. Five courses, French cookery with some great twists, of a very high standard. An absolute gem of a place. It's expensive for the area but is worth every penny. The service was excellent and the...More

1  Thank Mike R
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Response from Fcroton | Reviewed this property |
Not as such, but certainly if you wanted to dress up for a special occasion, you wouldn't feel over dressed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$164
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gardner Street, Herstmonceux, Hailsham BN27 4LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Hailsham  >  Herstmonceux
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 832217
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The Sundial is a privately owned, relaxed and chic French restaurant with spectacular views of the South Downs in East Sussex. The Sundial’s à-la-carte and seasonal menus as well as its cuisine and ambience are typically French. Our restaurant in East Sussex is perfect for a meal with family and friends or an intimate dinner for two, the Sundial’s lounge bar, French restaurant and private dining room provide a flexible combination for parties, business meetings, seminars, wedding venues and group events for up to 60 people. Our restaurant can cater for upto 150 people as a wedding venue.
If you´re looking for a Fine Dining French restaurant in East Sussex, or anywhere in Sussex, you won´t find a finer French restaurant!. Our French restaurant has a Civil wedding License offering you the perfect wedding venue in East Sussex.
Restaurant also has a large car park with 16 parking spaces.
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