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Summary

“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”.

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

Summary

“It’s so romantic” eating in this historic venue, complete with peacocks, ruined ramparts and working portcullis! Inevitably it’s not the best option for a cheap date and opinions are mixed as to the value it delivers – for critics the cuisine is “not special enough” and the dining room “lacks ambience despite its evident history”, but more typical is a reviewer who feels “it’s a bit overpriced” but still finds it “a lovely experience”.

£98
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Dine in a real castle” – that’s the promise at this “historic” venue (complete with peacocks and working portcullis!). Following a change of chef in early 2016, its food ratings slipped this year, but there were no grievous complaints, and most reports remain of somewhere that’s “a little pricey, perhaps”, but “a magical romantic destination for a special occasion, with excellent food”.

£93
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Like a magic castle!” – the “very special” setting is “so romantic” at this “wonderful medieval fortress” (complete with working portcullis!); ex-Gidleigh chef, Robby Jenks is really starting to make a major impression here with “to-die-for” cuisine (which is “reasonably priced” too).

£91
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

Amberley Castle has a long held reputation for delivering outstanding cuisine.


Enjoyed in either the magnificent Queen's Room, with its barrel-vaulted ceiling dating back to the 12th century and open fire or The Great Room, built in 1165 by Bishop Luffa of Chichester, a fine example of Norman architecture with its high lancet windows, open fireplace, oak flooring, tapestry and suits of armour.


 

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £25.00 £34.50
Dinner   £67.50
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 85.00 D only 7
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £36.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

Menu, Portions
12, 12, 40
No jeans
40
8
Yes
Amberley, BN18 9LT
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm
Tuesday12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm
Thursday12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm
Friday12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm
Saturday12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm
Sunday12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm

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