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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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Open Now
19:00 - 23:30 Hours
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Gardner Street, Herstmonceux, Hailsham BN27 4LA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted somewhere special for our silver wedding anniversary and this place was perfect. Stunningly delicious food in a relaxing, welcoming and comfortable environment. Faultless. We shall be back! Thank you!

2  Thank Ruth K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an excellent meal as always in very relaxed surroundings. Every course (and with all the complimentary extras there are quite a few) was well prepared and presented.

1  Thank Clive H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well what a gem and only 3 miles from home. Had not been here for 20 years and what have I missed out on? The choice of food on the various menus is extensive and I was concerned that this might hinder the quality but...More

1  Thank JohnMaidens
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a few years since we visited the Sundial but It's good as ever. Lovely lunch with nice atmosphere to the restaurant. We would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.

1  Thank fourpence4
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing as always, we had the taster menu and I cannot fault anything about it, the food, drink, service and atmosphere are outstanding, this is a really special restaurant.

2  Thank GemL_80
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

This place is one of the best eating establishments in East Sussex. Owned and run by a French chef and his friendly wife. The food was superb all SEVEN courses, the service was second to none. We had a wonderful afternoon and were made to...More

2  Thank Susanturnernixon
Reviewed 14 June 2018

My friend and I chanced upon this French restaurant on a visit to the area. We had a fantastic meal in a beautiful dining room. The value of the set menu is surprising. We are sad that we live 2 hours away! Otherwise, we would...More

2  Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

I had the pleasure of taking my family to this wonderful restaurant on Saturday for lunch. Three days I kept reminding myself to write this review? in my opinion! That clearly shows what a fantastic experience and outstanding meal we had. Vincent & Mary and...More

2  Thank Chris K
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

A beautiful restaurant tucked away in the sleepy town of Herstmonceux in East Sussex. Fabulous menu with both seasonal and a la carte options, fixed price or mix and match. Superb views from the small intimate terrace out back. The dining room is a classic...More

1  Thank Tones100
Reviewed 18 May 2018

We were attending a birthday celebration expecting a basic meal. But wow it really was sumptuous superb excellent more words to describe it please. The duck breast we had was the best I have ever had and we spend a lot of time in France...More

3  Thank Anthony Barnsle... S
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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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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