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Gravetye Manor reopened in May 2018 after a refurbishment that created a new restaurant space.

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Summary

“Perfect for a special occasion”, this Elizabethan manor has a new steel-and-glass dining room overlooking one of the country’s most important historic gardens, created by William Robinson in the 1880s. “The country house surroundings are luxurious, the service attentive, knowledgeable and efficient, and the food excellent from starter to dessert”. Chef George Blogg’s “light and balanced” meals include “delicious vegetables and fruits from arguably the best kitchen garden in England”, just out of view above the famous cottage garden. Price is an issue for one or two reporters, but the majority verdict is clearly that it’s “expensive but worth it”.

£106
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“George Blogg’s culinary touch is light, subtle and glorious” at this “beautiful old Elizabethan manor house hotel with lovely old furniture”. Without downplaying his contribution however, for many reporters “the highlight of a visit here remains the wonderful and extensive grounds” (which also contribute produce for the kitchen) – a “perfect setting” (which in the early 20th century was one of the most famous gardens in England). Stop Press: In November 2017, the hotel announced a four-month closure in early 2018 for the construction of a new restaurant, featuring a glass wall with views onto the gardens.

£105
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

This “lovely country manor house with beautiful gardens” has been on an upward curve in recent years, winning ever-stronger ratings for “improved” cuisine under head chef George Blogg – “a wonderful surprise”.

£97
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Gorgeous gardens” create a particularly lovely setting for this “magnificent” Elizabethan country house hotel. Under its ‘new’ regime of recent years reports on its dining room remain up-and-down, and though all agree the cuisine can be “excellent”, to sceptics it is merely “acceptable” at the “mind-bending prices”.

£96
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

20, 16
60
7+

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £48.00
Dinner   £80.00
SundayLunch   £55.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 65.00 L only 5
Menu2 95.00 D only 7
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £2.60
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Vowels Lane, East Grinstead, RH19 4LJ
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Friday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm

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