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Aldeia Restaurant

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6 Hartfield Road, Forest Row RH18 5DN, England
+44 1342 823521
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came here based on a family recommendation expecting something exceptional. The steaks we ordered were well cooked and tasted delicious. However, the desert and starter menu was uninspiring and unimaginative. It was a cold night and I don't think they had the heating on as our legs and feet were very cold. The waiting staff were not very welcoming but... More 

Thank NXW
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been a regular at Aldeia for a number of years and it feels like the Algarve in Sussex. The menu is traditionally Portuguese as is the atmosphere- not haute cuisine but a lovely local restaurant with honest food and generous portions

Thank Malcolm C
Brussels, Belgium
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came with entire family , got a large table and the evening was fantastic. 3 great vegetarian dishes (veg carbonara, veg lasagna), good steaks (chef tend to over cook so be careful). Had also great cheesecake and chocolate ice cream. Service is superb (kind but helpful). Recommend!!!

Thank geulabr
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We just had dinner here and it was the best food we've had in Forest Row! We arrived about 6:30 and were the first ones there. Service was good, it did take awhile to get our food, but the chef is back there making it all by scratch! Anyway, completely worth the wait, I had the vegetable carbonara and my... More 

Thank Elizabeth C
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Having learned of the Aldeia Restaurant through TripAdvisor, we booked a table a few weeks in advance via the restaurant's online enquiry facility. However, we had not heard whether a reservation had been made, as no one had responded to the request for a table. We contacted the restaurant the day before dining and, fortunately, discovered that a table had... More 

Thank Londinium741
Sussex, UK
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

saturday evening with a fellow couple. chicken piri piri, aldeia chicken, grilled squid and roasted cod plus a side order of vegetables. simply cooked, but good subtle flavours. 2 bottles of Portuguese wine (red & white) - very good too. £89 all in which I thought was good value. Grace, the waitress, provided excellent service too and was very informative... More 

2 Thank SussexLot
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We love Aldeia and recently when asked out for dinner by family, we leapt at the chance to eat here again! I had calamari to start and lasagne for main which was perfect! we love the food, atmosphere and service. We would definitely return and recommend to everyone!

1 Thank curlykate1976
Dover, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We were at Aldeia on Friday night the restaurant was buzzing. A great atmosphere and very friendly staff. The food was excellent we all had scallops to start with they were perfectly cooked and plentiful. I had T bone steak for my main it was large. Very large and cooked perfectly medium rare as I had asked and the flavour... More 

2 Thank Ian H
London, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Some friends we were seeing recommended this restaurant so 6 of us booked for a Saturday evening. The restaurant was full which is always a good sign! It is not a 'romantic' restaurant but rather more like an authentic Portugese restaurant where you find families eating together. The service was impeccable. Some people have said that the steaks are the... More 

1 Thank Terry J
tunbridge wells
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41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

fantastic food don't think I've eaten a tastier steak, wonderful friendly service from staff in a family run business

1 Thank carbut

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Hartfield Road, Forest Row RH18 5DN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Forest Row
  • Phone Number: +44 1342 823521
Aldeia Restaurant is celebrating it's 10th year in 2016. If you have not yet dinned at Aldeia come and experience our many dishes. Fresh fish, good quality steaks, mouth watering kebabs and traditional Portuguese dishes. All our food is freshly prepared as you order. Aldeia is open every evening from 6pm. We also open Sunday lunchtimes for large private parties we can accommodate parties up to 50 people, minimum booking of 20 people for a private party.

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