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Camellia Restaurant @ South Lodge Hotel

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Bothy Cottage South Lodge Hotel Brighton Road, Horsham RH13 6PS, England
+44 1403 891711
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b.hill uk
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the visit to enjoy the fine dining. Service was excellent could not do enough. Strongly recommend a visit here.

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Thank mrsfussy008
Management response:

A Wonderful review of your recent visit to the Camellia Restaurant. I am delighted to read that you had such an enjoyable meal with us and very much look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best regards Kerra Byrne Guest Relations More 

South Chailey, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and myself went here for an impromtu lunch and the experience not to mention the food was, as always, exceptional. Service and surroundings were immaculate and the attention to detail flawless. The chef and his team here really are very good though this does not do justice to dining here. We finished with pudding and cheese on the... More 

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Thank MJNF
Management response:

Such a lovely review of what sounds like a wonderful Lunch at South Lodge. I am absolutely delighted to see that you had such enjoyable time with us and very much look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best regards Kerra Byrne Guest Relations More 

Balcombe, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been using the restaurant at South Lodge for many years and it has ranged from excellent to awful ! In recent years it has been average to good but never excellent. However, on our last visit for lunch on Saturday it seems to have got it's act together and it fell into the excellent category. The food, presentation,service... More 

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Thank TonyMus
Management response:

Dear Tony, I am absolutely delighted to read that on your recent visit to the Camellia Restaurant you had such an enjoyable lunch with us and that we exceeded your expectations once again. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to South Lodge in the future. Best regards Kerra Byrne Guest Relations More 

Arundel, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Went as a family of five for lunch. Very nice very place/location and very good food. However did not like being pushed into a side room at one end of the restaurant, especially as we booked well ahead. Good value for the venue and date. Service good if a bit slow, but it was busy. Portions a bit small, but... More 

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Thank Rodkoi
Management response:

Dear Mr Taylor, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent visit to South Lodge on Easter Sunday. I am delighted to read that overall you had an enjoyable lunch with us, however I am disappointed to see that there were a couple of aspects that did not meet your expectations. May I take this opportunity... More 

London
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We ate in the restaurant and enjoyed our food immensely. It was high quality produce, imaginatively prepared an beautifully presented. The portions were perfect - not too much, not too little and the choice was wide

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Thank judithbliss
Management response:

Dear Judith, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to South Lodge. I am absolutely delighted to read that you had such an enjoyable meal in the Camellia Restaurant and very much look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best regards Kerra Byrne Guest Relations More 

London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We are here for the second time and thought overall the food, wine and service was very good indeed. Things were a little slow but you don't mind too much when the food is great. The lobster starter and Sussex beef were great.

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Thank Kevin C
Management response:

Dear Kevin, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to South Lodge. I am delighted to read that you had an enjoyable meal in the Camellia Restaurant and very much look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best regards Kerra Byrne Guest Relations More 

West Sussex, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We had high hopes for this restaurant when we visited in January to celebrate my mother-in-law's 70th Birthday. The first four guests sat in the bar on arrival and waited 20 minutes for the bottle of champagne they'd ordered. My husband and I arrived shortly thereafter and waited 10/15 minutes for the drinks we ordered. We were finally taken to... More 

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Thank Jane H
Management response:

Dear Jane, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Camellia Restaurant, naturally I am very disappointed to hear of your experience and would like the opportunity to discuss this with you. Please do get in touch personally, my contact details are Michael.Baxter@exclusive.co.uk. I look forward to hearing from you in due course. Best Wishes... More 

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Staying for two nights and meeting friends for dinner at Camellia. We were getting together with old friends and spending freely. Sadly, the service we received generally at hotel and The Pass disappeared on Saturday night. Our waiters really didn't communicate. We wondered if a wedding at the hotel affected the service.

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Management response:

Dear Pennie, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent visit to South Lodge. I am delighted to read that overall you had an enjoyable stay with us, However I am very disappointed to see that the service you received on Saturday evening did not match the same level as the rest of your stay. May... More 

UK
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119 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Spent a wonderful Saturday lunchtime to celebrate a birthday. Meal was excellent and they made special 'off-menu' meals for grandchildren. Staff were attentive and polite. A pleasure to visit.

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Thank Dick F
Management response:

Dear Dick, I am delighted to read that you had such a wonderful Lunch with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best regards Kerra Byrne Guest Relations More 

London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Four of us dined at South Lodge on a Saturday evening and overall the meal and everything about South Lodge was good. Pleasant and helpful staff, nice surroundings and decor and a good menu with good food. I have however only rated this 3 stars as it all felt really overpriced...I eat out for business and pleasure a fair bit... More 

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Thank Jon T
Management response:

Dear Jon, May I thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to South Lodge and the Camellia Restaurant. We really value your feedback and appreciate your comments. I am delighted to read that overall your had an enjoyable evening with us, however I am disappointed to see that you didn't feel the dining experience was worthy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$26 - US$40
Cuisine
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bothy Cottage South Lodge Hotel Brighton Road, Horsham RH13 6PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Horsham
  • Phone Number: +44 1403 891711

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