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Ockenden Manor Restaurant

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Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield RH17 5LD, England
+44 1444 416111
07:00 - 23:00
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Sat - Sun 08:00 - 23:00
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were married at Ockenden Manor five years ago and were looking forward to our Anniversary stay. I imagine lots of people were celebrating something special, but our Anniversary was mentioned on booking and on arrival. A half bottle of wine or a card in the room would have made us feel 'special' but unfortunately a lack of warmth to... More 

Thank Kathy R
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Alright. It was alright. That's the most I can say bout this place The staff were a bit surly The tea and sandwiches weren't great compared to the price we paid. It's the local grandparent haunt.

Thank Osh K
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216 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate twice in the restaurant at Ockenden Manor , food was very good, but service was terrible & let the kitchen down. Really enjoyed the food, menu very nice with great choices. In particular I loved the Foie Gras. Nice choice of fish on the menu. Smarten up the service & the experience would be so much better.

Thank ladygourmet
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited recently for dinner, breakfast and tea (stayed in a spa suite, rather than the main hotel) and had a fantastic experience. I'm picky about service, but here it was spot on - staff knowing who ordered what, being knowledgeable about the products and perfectly polite. Excellent place to eat at, and a brilliant kick off to my 30th birthday... More 

Thank Becky H
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Special birthday meal for my fiancée - nice treat for us, the food was nice and amazing service- nice to treat yourself from time to time. Cheeseboard was beautiful Wasn't worth 5 stars as for that price point I have eaten at better places

Thank Davidmarshall86
London, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went to this restaurant with a friend for lunch on her birthday. Its a very old building with stone floors and open fires, full of character as you enter. The set menu for 2 courses was small, priced at £22.50. We opted for main courses and dessert, as we did not fancy the 2 starters, which would have been... More 

Thank CatHolt
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Cozy atmosphere and perfect food. Welcoming area for short drinks, a really beautiful very old manor. i do recommend!

1 Thank Matei M
London, United Kingdom
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402 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Have been previously for dinner but this time we popped in for lunch. They had a choice of menus from a fixed price version, a 6 course tasting menu and an a la carte. We opted for the tasting menu which was extremely good - we wanted to change one of the courses due to a shellfish allergy and that... More 

Thank Peter T
Sompting, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My wife and I had our second visit in January to celebrate my birthday. Nice old world surroundings, wood beams and open fires. Pre dinner drinks took a while as staff seemed to be rather sparse. Once we got into the restaurant proper things improved. Service was impeccable. We ordered an 8 course tasting menu and it was a succession... More 

Thank Nick B
London, Canada
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Small cosy dining room but lightly bit dull Very keen young wine trainee who clearly enjoyed sharing his learning! Wicked flight of wines - we tried both flights on offer

Thank SHF2468

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$72 - US$96
British, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ockenden Lane, Cuckfield RH17 5LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Cuckfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1444 416111
Ockenden Manor offers a superb fine dining experience in our beautiful dining room overlooking the gardens with stunning views of the South Downs National Park. Head Chef, Stephen Crane,serves some of the finest food in southern England incorporating the freshest ingredients, sourced locally in Sussex whenever possible. Guests have a choice of fixed price menus including Stephen's selected Sussex Menu or the gastronomic seven course Tasting Menu

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