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The Curlew Restaurant

The Curlew Junction Road, Bodiam TN32 5UY, England
+44 1580 861394
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheese souffle” (10 reviews)
“bread” (58 reviews)
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The Curlew Junction Road, Bodiam TN32 5UY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked for a lunchtime tasting menu for 2 at 2pm and ended up with our own private dining experience as the other lunchtime diners had opted for an earlier time leaving us with the place to ourselves! We therefore had a chance to speak...More

1  Thank Ray-baggins
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had the best meal that me and my husband have had in the area the Curlew is up there with the best I am surprised it doesn’t have a mitchlin star. From the start you cannot find fault. Home made bread with three different...More

1  Thank Tracy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can’t paise this restaurant enough. Excellent food, beautifully presented. We had an early midweek booking and there was only one other table occupied but this did not detract from the atmosphere which was elegant yet welcoming.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit here as a change from our usual tunbridge wells or claridges birthday treat places. The food was delightful with plenty of variety for all of us, excellent flavour and visually lovely. Our welcome upon arrival was attentive and well executed...More

Thank jill w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous a la carte dinner here during a recent visit to the area. Food was excellent. Oh the flavours. Even the non-alcoholic cocktail was an entertainment for the taste buds. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Service was great. Had a table near the kitchen, was...More

1  Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our second time at the Curlew, this time with new ownership. We really loved the tasting menu. Delicious flavours with real creativity will be coming again.

1  Thank sami0509
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time of coming to the curlew and it will definitely not be the last. Right from the greeting at the entrance it was all lovely. I had the celeriac which was earthy and light, then the halibut which was the best...More

2  Thank AlexV86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An outstanding meal, beautiful flavours, textures and style. Can not fault anything at all, the service was also very good.

1  Thank Onfa1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had our Xmas Day dinner and it was great. It was a tasting menu with lots of courses all beautifully cooked and presented. Everything, including the staff, was wonderful and certainly we would dine here again. A little gem in the beautiful countryside.

1  Thank Suzanne D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first visit to the restaurant since it has a new chef. Standard was excellent with great taste and presentation. All the little touches of canapes before the meal and sweets at end of meal add to the quality fo the place. Service...More

1  Thank Willysailor
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$56
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Curlew Junction Road, Bodiam TN32 5UY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Bodiam
  • Phone Number: +44 1580 861394
  • E-mail
In a previous life, The Curlew Restaurant at Bodiam, East Sussex was a Coaching Inn where travellers rested their weary, moustachioed heads and warmed their spirits while on rain-sodden route from Hastings to London. But now, Mark and Sara Colley have given The Curlew another life. Just an errant arrow flight from Hastings, stone skim from Bodiam Castle, mince from Brighton, manicured lawn from Tunbridge Wells, The Curlew is a place where formal food meets informal dining, where the city and country brush shoulders, style meets stile. Modern British dining for the Modern British diner. The Curlew has held a Michelin Star since 2011.
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