RestaurantsWest SussexAmberleyBN18

survey result

Summary

£111
£££££
3
Good
2
Average
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Set in the beautiful setting of a very romantic castle” – complete with ruined battlements and a working portcullis – this Relais & Chateaux property is nowadays part of Andrew Brownsword Hotels. Perennially, there are thoughts here that “the food and service don’t come up to the surroundings” of its first-floor dining room (complete with 12th-century barrel-vaulted ceiling). Even so it’s decently rated, and afternoon tea here is ‘a banker’.

Summary

£97
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A romantic and beautiful ruined medieval castle” – dating from the era when bishops required a fortified residence – makes a “stunning location” for a Brownsword hotel. The food served in the first-floor dining room, under a 12th-century barrel-vaulted ceiling, is generally felt to be “pretty good”, although it (and the service) is “not quite up to a level that matches the setting”. “Afternoon tea served on tiered cake stands in the gardens (complete with a noisy white peacock named Bob)” is a very safe bet.

Summary

£97
 ££££
3
Good
2
Average
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A romantic and beautiful ruined medieval castle” – dating from the era when bishops required a fortified residence – makes a “stunning location” for a Brownsword hotel. The food served in the first-floor dining room, under a 12th-century barrel-vaulted ceiling, is generally felt to be “pretty good”, although it (and the service) is “not quite up to a level that matches the setting”. “Afternoon tea served on tiered cake stands in the gardens (complete with a noisy white peacock named Bob)” is a very safe bet.

Summary

£98
 ££££
3
Good
1
Poor
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“How wonderful to dine in the medieval hall of a castle” (nowadays a Brownsword hotel) – complete with a 12th-century barrel-vaulted ceiling (and working portcullis). It almost seems churlish to point out that the restaurant is “expensive and a bit average”, but most reporters feel that it’s “worth it” for the “fantastic setting”.

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Restaurant details

Menu,Portions
12, 12, 40
No jeans
40
8
Yes

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Dinner   £90.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Amberley, BN18 9LT
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12:30 pm‑4:30 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12:30 pm‑4:30 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Friday12:30 pm‑4:30 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑4:30 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12:30 pm‑4:30 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm

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