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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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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Gardner Street, Herstmonceux, Hailsham BN27 4LA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My love and I had our anniversary and he had chosen this restaurant. We were on a road trip through England, so we just coordinated well and had an amazing evening. Actually the restaurant was ours, we arrived, took a seat on the sofa, got...More

1  Thank Akima0707
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a great evening with my lovely wife, the food is amazing. All I can say is if you like food, then you are going to be in heaven. Loved everything about this place, highly recommend

1  Thank Gerard S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked lunch here for my wife's birthday having been before and really enjoyed it. The whole experience was just superb. The food is fantastic, as is the service and the ambience. I had requested a table flower display and this was duly provided -...More

1  Thank Graham S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by our B&B host we booked this restaurant for three people. Arriving about 30mins early we were invited to take a seat in the lounge where we ordered a drink which was accompanied by a plate of complementary mixed hors d'oeuvres. While enjoying our...More

1  Thank TNWT1966
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful meal as usual. The quality of the food, service and setting sets it apart from the other places we go to and reasonable cost means we don’t have to restrict to celebration. The 3 course menu for £30.00 is no more expensive than many...More

1  Thank OnAir85937
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We were taken here by friends who we'd not seen for years; what an absolute joy. Not a huge or complex menu but still plenty of choice. The presentation was a visual feast for the eyes (especially the desserts) and the tastes/flavours were fabulous.

1  Thank por911
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Went here for a "date night" with my partner... outstanding family run restaurant attention to detail was second to none... service amazing... food unbelievable... relaxing ambiance... can't rate this enough.. just an amazing experience... highly recommended... the family are just adorable and we'll deffinately be...More

2  Thank Carol J
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Just got home from an amazing evening with friends for my boyfriends birthday. From the moment we arrived this place just feels a little bit special. It gave us that warm fuzzy feeling that we had stumbled across something quite unique. Lovely relaxed atmosphere in...More

4  Thank Gemba007
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Went here as a birthday treat ,great service ond posh food a loverly friendly atmosphere oldy worldly decor

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 7 August 2018 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!

5  Thank Ruth K
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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