RestaurantsWest SussexLavantP018

survey result

Summary

£40
    £
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A great find” – this eighteenth-century coaching inn offers a “true gastronomic experience” under the ownership of Giles Thompson, formerly executive chef at The Ritz. The food is generally “excellent – with particularly fine puddings”, although ratings were tempered by a couple of ‘off’ reports. The spectacular views of the South Downs towards nearby Goodwood are said to have inspired the poet William Blake to write his anthem Jerusalem while staying in 1803.

Summary

£40
    £
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A great find” – this eighteenth-century coaching inn offers a “true gastronomic experience” under the ownership of Giles Thompson, formerly executive chef at The Ritz. The food is generally “excellent – with particularly fine puddings”, although ratings were tempered by a couple of ‘off’ reports. The spectacular views of the South Downs towards nearby Goodwood are said to have inspired the poet William Blake to write his anthem Jerusalem while staying in 1803.

Summary

£40
    £
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“In a picturesque location” (“with a nice garden/terrace with fine views of the South Downs looking towards Goodwood”), this “elegant” 18th-century former coaching inn is owned and run by Giles Thompson, ex-executive chef at The Ritz, and wins good ratings for its high-quality food. Fun fact: the poet William Blake was apparently inspired by the view to write the alternative English national anthem, Jerusalem, during his stay here in 1803.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
Yes
No dress code
60

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£6.50 £14.00 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £15.50
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Lavant Rd, Lavant, P018 0BQ
Opening hours
Monday11 am‑11 pm
Tuesday11 am‑11 pm
Wednesday11 am‑11 pm
Thursday11 am‑11 pm
Friday11 am‑11 pm
Saturday11 am‑11:30 pm
Sunday11 am‑10:30 pm

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