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Chez Joel

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96 High Street, Steyning BN44 3RD, England
+44 1903 813311
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous service, had expected a slightly more 'french' menu but what we ordered was lovely. Good Latte, tartuflette good, disappointing generic pie to go with it. I had the crayfish with a jacket. Puddings lovely, rhubarb crumble and bread and butter pudding. Arrive hungry as portions are generous. Highly recommended for a cheeky lunch

Thank Jan G
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place truly is a home away from home! Together with my 5 Swedish friends, we walk the South Downs way - this is the second year and we are barely a third of the way! Could be all the stopping in lovely food places such as Chez Joel. This is a real gem with food cooked with love and... More 

Thank garplidk
Lewes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super service, very welcoming and not at all intrusive - great quality food, tea, coffee and a great delicatessen too whilst being very kind to your wallet! I love this place.

1 Thank Mark K
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing diner experience. This is truly the best French restaurant in Sussex. Amazing balance of flavours and a wonderful dining experience. The staff are friendly and very knowledgeable regarding food. It is lovely to see new customers and seasoned locals who enjoy this family run restaurant. I highly recommend a visit even if you are not a local.... More 

1 Thank Justin C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with parner was extremely relaxed was great to be not feel rushed. Staff very friendly and helpful. Meal was phenomenal each dish beautifully laid out and each mouthful was a treat. Would definitely revisit with friends and family as although restaurant quaint will happily accommodate larger parties.

1 Thank Lara P
Bramber, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Friendly, French,fun on fursday evenings! On French spoken on that night. Sarah the owner is happy to help you out with her fluent French.

2 Thank PaleHorseWomen
Steyning, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Another fantastic evening at this amazing intimate restaurant. This place never fails to please on every level and is one of the most welcoming places in the area. Birthday celebration for myself and 3 others, everyone had a great evening and left the place smiling and fully satisfied. Cheese board never fails to hit the spot with me and the... More 

2 Thank Peter M
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Book ahead as Chez Joel gets booked up in the evening. We offered to share our table with a couple who turned up on speck. We all enjoyed a wonderful meal and excellent choice of wine.

3 Thank Barbara H
Steyning, West Sussex
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Another great dinner in Chez Joel for five. Just dazzling food, including L'escargots, excellent wine and so much fun service. You won't do better in Steyning or anywhere else for an informal, just perfect meal.

2 Thank swcp-walker
Horsham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Second visit here and even better than the first if it was possible. Such a lovely atmosphere friendly waitress and amazing food. A real gem.

2 Thank David S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 17:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 High Street, Steyning BN44 3RD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Steyning
  • Phone Number: +44 1903 813311

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?