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The Dining Room

$$ - $$$British, European,
Seaford Road | Deans Place Hotel, Alfriston BN26 5TW, England
+44 1323 870248
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“custard” (3 reviews)
“falafel” (2 reviews)
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British, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Seaford Road | Deans Place Hotel, Alfriston BN26 5TW, England
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1 - 10 of 95 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was excellent for our lunch and accompanied by a lovely white wine which was good value. Each of our courses was excellent (other than the falafel, which was rather dry and didn't quite match the description). The melt in the middle brownie and...More

Thank 5_9_2_8
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Deans Place was next door to our hotel and we thought it would be worth a try. It certain has very impressive grounds and building. The interior was very much in the traditional manor hotel style. The service was very detailed and while the food...More

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We ended up here after trying three other spots, all were out of scones. It was an incredibly happy accident as the cream tea we had here was outstanding. We were also set up in a cozy room on couches by the fire! Will definitely...More

Thank Elle M
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Very quiet which suited us after a long day. Waitresses struggled with english a little, but they were very friendly and pleasantly attentive. They new very little about wine or the menue. The gin cured smoked salmon was superb. The mains were okay, the deserts...More

2  Thank Hugh T
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Good service and food. The rooms were nice and beds comfy. The shower was big and general good place

Thank cass9636
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and very good food. Lovely location newly refurbished dining room. Had a lovely relaxing evening thank you.

Thank JohnSonia2010
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Beautiful hotel and restaurant, very well mannered and efficient European staff, excellent food, very reasonable price. The chef cooked a French meal especially for my French group of 21 adults. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the evening and we're planning to return very soon.

Thank babkun
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Our son had booked the dining room for a family Christmas lunch which we were concerned about after our last anniversary lunch which was midweek and had to be served in the Bar. We need not have worried. This time we were in the lovely...More

1  Thank 683trish45
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We dined in the hotel bar yesterday evening, and it was delicious. The staff couldn't do enough for us and the food was really lovely, I would definately be happy to recommend this restaurant and would eat here again if I were ever in the...More

1  Thank OliveOylUK
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Lovely sunday lunch for my birthday. huge portions of food which were excellent, chicken and beef were done to perfection and the overall experience was fantastic. Well priced good food in a lovely location.

1  Thank Nick M
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7 December 2015|
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Response from James D | Property representative |
At the moment there are no plans for the restaurant to be closed in November 2016. If you are interested in booking a table, please contact us on 01323 870248, by email or online through our website. Kind regards, James... More
jennie l
23 February 2015|
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Response from James D | Property representative |
Hi, the price for a 3 course dinner is £38 per person which includes bread, an amuse Bouche course, starter, main and dessert and coffee with petit fours. For more information check our website or speak to us directly at the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$51
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Seaford Road | Deans Place Hotel, Alfriston BN26 5TW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Alfriston
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 870248
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We look forward to welcoming you to the Dining Room at Deans Place, our newly refurbished restaurant. Our menus change monthly along with daily chef's recommendations so that we can offer the best of Sussex's wealth of local produce wherever possible. During the week, we have our more casual food offering with our Terrace & Bar menu, which is available from midday until 9:30pm. At the weekends, lunch is served in The Dining Room on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30pm and last orders are at 3pm. Our traditional Sunday Lunches are extremely popular and are available in both The Dining Room and in the Terrace & Bar. The Dining Room is open every night for dinner from 6:30pm and last orders are taken at 9:30pm. Non residents are always welcome. All menus found on our site should be treated as sample menus. If you are interested in knowing the current month's menu, or would like to discuss dietary needs, please do not hesitate to contact the hotel. We do reserve the right to make amendments to any of our menus at any given time, however, they will always be in keeping with the style and quality that we are known for.
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