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Chez Joel

96 High Street, Steyning BN44 3RD, England
+44 1903 813311
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
96 High Street, Steyning BN44 3RD, England
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Good options on the menu, meat, fish and vegetarian options, our choices were well cooked and tasty. A very warm welcome and made to feel relaxed and unhurried.

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 25 February 2018

I have eaten here many times and always enjoyed the food and have found the staff to be really friendly and attentive. The prices are much more reasonable than the other cafes, which is one of the reasons why Chez Joel is a favourite with...More

Thank drdolittal
Reviewed 18 January 2018

We decided to try this one rainy evening and weren't disappointed. Although busy, we were found a charming little table in the corner. The decor is as you would expect of a cottagey bistro.. checkered tablecloths, pretty china and simple furnishings. The menu was varied...More

Thank mrshousemouse2015
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This charming French deli becomes a cosy unpretentious restaurant on certain evenings. Fabulous home-cooked authentic three course meal served by a welcoming host. Would definitely come back and recommend it to anyone visiting Steyning. We were there on a Thursday when French is spoken and...More

Thank LisaFarnham
Reviewed 2 December 2017

We mistakenly booked this restaurant for a french lunch and it appears this is only available in the evening. We had salad and sandwich it was ok and reasonably priced but not rushing back.

2  Thank sajanpam2014
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Just visiting Steyning and chez Joel had great reviews so we booked to eat there. Best decision we could have made! Delicious meal, great value and great wine made it a truly wonderful evening. Owner absolutely lovely and you feel welcome immediately. Thank you so...More

Thank RobertBirminghamUK
Reviewed 23 November 2017

At the other end of the High Street and a deli too. We went in late afternoon and what a lovely welcoming place. Staff were very friendly. We ordered the mocha's and home made brownies ad wow both were excellent. The menu looks great with...More

Thank bandit7
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Steyning has the luxury of having two tea rooms or possibly more. Luckily this one is at the opposite end of the street to the other one which is a more conventional type of tea room from my memory. This one is modelled on the...More

Thank Prospero555
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Came here for a birthday party and cannot fault the food. It was totally delicious as usual. Sarah is a complete star when if comes to tastes and flavours. All 12 of us were well looked after and we are planning a revisit soon, watch...More

1  Thank Robin B
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Have visited a few times and always been impressed with the variety of food on offer and the quality and price. Love the French theme and will definitely return.

Thank SteveTritton
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Ann D
23 March 2017|
Response from johnygreenfeet |
yes just pop in or phone sarah 01903813311
5 July 2016|
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Response from iandv2016 | Reviewed this property |
Would recommend booking. Our experience is that there are always good choices on the menu you don't need to know beforehand what the menu is
26 April 2015|
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Response from Sarah H | Property representative |
Our menu changes frequently the best thing to do would be to call and we can read you the menu I hope this is helpful
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 High Street, Steyning BN44 3RD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Horsham District  >  Steyning
  • Phone Number: +44 1903 813311
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Cafe during the day time Bistro only in the evening Thursday Friday Saturday Evening please please please don't get confused as many do
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