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Gardner Street, Herstmonceux, Hailsham BN27 4LA, England
+44 1323 832217
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“amuse bouche” (24 reviews)
“lobster” (10 reviews)
“turbot” (9 reviews)
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French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Gardner Street, Herstmonceux, Hailsham BN27 4LA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great location love the French feeling about the place Very good menu presentation superb and excellent flavours Good wine list And important stunning desserts

1  Thank Petertc66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were really excited to visit this restaurant but were disappointed. My husband's quail starter was over cooked and my scallops were ok. I chose the turbot and was very disappointed; it was very thin and dry. The celeriac mousse was cold. My husband's rabbit...More

1  Thank Bastet101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lamb chops were over seasoned and chewy. Steak was not much better. Nice ambience but did not feel satisfied given the price. Chef took payment at the end of night he seemed a bit abrupt with us. Would not go back

1  Thank tam7878
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely traditional French restaurant, the owners are friendly and accommodating, we had a 5 year old with us. The food is refreshingly different and very well presented. Lovely wine menu and great views.

1  Thank CommanderBiro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So impressed with the meal for mum's birthday. Thank you for being so accommodating at such late notice and giving my five year old son something appropriate to his palate. This was a seamless, delicious meal and one we will remember for a long time...More

1  Thank Richard D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my 3rd visit to the Sundial, although they have been fairly spaced apart. I booked as a special celebration during the week. I really cannot add anything that has not already been said regarding the food - it is really quite special. French...More

1  Thank 761samb2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Mum and I made our first visit to Sundial for lunch and were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived and were seated with drinks and canapes perusing the menus we knew it was going to be special. So many delicious things on the...More

1  Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked last minute as I never knew this place existed. Found it on trip advisor and along we went. Beautiful setting in the village with car parking. On entering, we sat sipping Champagne whilst milling over the menus. There were three to chose from....More

2  Thank karalyford
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a great evening enjoying the food and personal service. The historic and listed building is a fantastic setting to enjoy a relaxed evening enjoying great food. We will definitely come back when we are next in the area.

1  Thank ChrisWarwickUK
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Our first visit to the Sundial on Saturday evening having just moved to the area what a find from every detail.The menu caterers for all tastes a birthday treat from my wife those little gestures between courses such a delight.A warm relaxed atmosphere added to...More

1  Thank terence l
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Response from Fcroton | Reviewed this property |
Not as such, but certainly if you wanted to dress up for a special occasion, you wouldn't feel over dressed
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24 February 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$164
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gardner Street, Herstmonceux, Hailsham BN27 4LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Hailsham  >  Herstmonceux
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 832217
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The Sundial is a privately owned, relaxed and chic French restaurant with spectacular views of the South Downs in East Sussex. The Sundial’s à-la-carte and seasonal menus as well as its cuisine and ambience are typically French. Our restaurant in East Sussex is perfect for a meal with family and friends or an intimate dinner for two, the Sundial’s lounge bar, French restaurant and private dining room provide a flexible combination for parties, business meetings, seminars, wedding venues and group events for up to 60 people. Our restaurant can cater for upto 150 people as a wedding venue.
If you´re looking for a Fine Dining French restaurant in East Sussex, or anywhere in Sussex, you won´t find a finer French restaurant!. Our French restaurant has a Civil wedding License offering you the perfect wedding venue in East Sussex.
Restaurant also has a large car park with 16 parking spaces.
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