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The Curlew Restaurant

The Curlew Junction Road, Bodiam TN32 5UY, England
+44 1580 861394
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
The Curlew Junction Road, Bodiam TN32 5UY, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited The Curlew at Bodiam today for an anniversary lunch. I'd heard this restaurant was good but it really did surpass all our expectations. The food was a class above anything else that could be found in the region. Quite simply superb. A chef...More

1  Thank Hek45
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My second visit here over the last month and what can I say but wow. I have not been disappointed and am working my way through the menu enjoying the flavours infused into the menu. A must for all!!!!

2  Thank 247ninja
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What an amazing evening we had on Saturday at The Curlew. Having been before, nothing can compare to the wonderful creations of Gary Jarvis! Every mouthful was delicious .. every dish presented immaculately! The team of staff you have put together made us very welcome...More

2  Thank Katyb47
Reviewed 5 days ago

I'm in agreement with most of the other contributors here - it really was excellent, easily one of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had. I'm not a regular at fine dining establishments so maybe not the best person to judge but I was...More

2  Thank Joe C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just been for Lunch and was totally blown away by the food. Im not one for food foam (seems every 'fine dining' place is on that tip these days) but this was the most fantastic foam i have ever tasted! Whats more i hate cabbage...More

2  Thank nelson38
Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrating two birthdays ONe of the best meals we have ever had EXcellent choice Wonderful tastes Very friendly staff And gary Jarvis the chef such a young man but running such a magnificent establishment WEll done and thank you to all

2  Thank Alan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the curlew on a Thursday evening and ate in the garden. Excellent food and good service. Suckling pig was very good as was chocolate torte dessert. Would recommend they installed heating in the garden as a very nice place to have dinner on...More

4  Thank pathanlon1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whats not to like at The Curlew...we visited for a mid-week lunch and it was fairly quiet, which was great as we were escaping the kids while they were at school. Everything from the unpretentious decor, simple booking to even the bread and butter is...More

2  Thank Mathlete33
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there yesterday for Sunday lunch, to celebrate son's 18th birthday. It was terrific. The staff were courteous and attentive, without being 'in your face'. The service was quick too. The food was amazing - beautifully presented BUT too much on you plate so that...More

1  Thank Peta A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Curlew for Sunday lunch with my family and elected to sit outside in the lovely dining terrace. The food was fantastic, cooked to perfection, with really nice home baked bread and specialist butter to start. Deserts were simply the best we've...More

3  Thank David D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$33 - US$52
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Curlew Junction Road, Bodiam TN32 5UY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Bodiam
  • Phone Number: +44 1580 861394
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In a previous life, The Curlew Restaurant at Bodiam, East Sussex was a Coaching Inn where travellers rested their weary, moustachioed heads and warmed their spirits while on rain-sodden route from Hastings to London. But now, Mark and Sara Colley have given The Curlew another life. Just an errant arrow flight from Hastings, stone skim from Bodiam Castle, mince from Brighton, manicured lawn from Tunbridge Wells, The Curlew is a place where formal food meets informal dining, where the city and country brush shoulders, style meets stile. Modern British dining for the Modern British diner. The Curlew has held a Michelin Star since 2011.
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