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The Fig Tree Restaurant

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews turbot tasting menu macaroons beef michelin star wonderful restaurant last night fine dining the food was absolutely delicious set menu recommend this restaurant special occasion main course wonderful meal lovely atmosphere lovely evening presentation
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I was lucky enough to be invited to a work event where we booked the entire restaurant for 32 members of staff for a 7 course tasting menu with wine flight. Immediately impressive, The Fig Tree is a pretty restaurant on the High Street in...Hurst which feels warm and welcoming to visit. We were greeted with sparkling wine which was topped up by the wonderful owners and paired with exquisite canapes. We then sat for a leisurely dinner where each and every course was delectable in flavour and beautiful to look at. As a pescatarian I was well catered for and each wine serve worked well with each course. The cheese coure was generous shared between four with local cheeses and biscuits and the dessert wines were the best I'd ever tasted. The staff were incredibly attentive while not being over bearing and I will definitely be returning for a more intimate affair with one or two friends as it had such a lovely atmosphere.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time I visit after seeing a friend's recent trip. We were instantly and made to feel very welcome and the high level of service continued throughout the evening. The two ladies running the dining room were absolutely faultless, friendly, accommodating, genuinely interested and lovely....The food - wow! We had the tasting menu and from start to finish, it was astounding! Perfectly balanced flavours, the duck was cooked to perfection, the dessert was amazing but not too sweet and the palate cleanser... I could eat a big bowl of that any day of the week! We look forward to returning soon!More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing meal! The tasting menu was exquisite and the service with Asha at the helm was enthusiastic, warm and friendly. Thank you for making our special occasion a very memorable experience. We will be back soon in 2022! Happy New Year. G&E xx

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 12 December 2021 via mobile

We have previously eaten here for lunch, so decided to try the evening tasting menu and certainly was not disappointed, absolutely tremendous. Service was great, good pace of courses and the wine pairing was really well paired with the food. Staff were all knowledgeable about...the wine and food and whilst they were full, we were still made to feel as if we were the only ones they were serving, which is a great skill. We have experienced many tasting menus across the world and usually there’s at least one course where you feel you would have happily not eaten, but not this time, every course was extremely good, we also added the cheese course, which was a great move too. Exceptional experience, shocked they do not have a Michelin star. We have already booked to go back.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 7 December 2021 via mobile

My fist visit to the Fig Tree three years ago made a huge impression - and now, my third visit may be my last. I’ve struggled greatly with how to rate the experience because - make no mistake - the food is really, really good....But you shouldn’t leave a three course lunch hungry. The tininess of the portions smacks of meanness, that no amount of “ooh, that’s tasty” makes up for. It makes the place FEEL like it’s about the money more than it is about the food. I’d rather pay more and be fed properly. This is a shame when the food is so good. I hope this is seen as constructive as the Fig Tree could be on the cusp of something really special…but this wasn’t quite it.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 2 December 2021

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at The Fig Tree last night. The food was outstanding as was the service, and we look forward to returning soon. Thank you.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 27 November 2021 via mobile

By far one of our favourite places to eat in Sussex. Michelin star standard menu with incredible flavours. The chef has a fantastic pallet and presentation is on point. But I must say, what elevates this restaurant further is its staff, they are incredible. Attentive,...friendly and polite, with a clear understanding of the menu. I recommend to everyone and enjoyed our evening this time with friends. Thank you.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 11 November 2021

We had the pleasure to dine at the Fig Tree last night, I must say it was a delight, the food was excellent as was the atmosphere, the restaurant is small and inviting with good seating, well-spaced, gives a peaceful relaxed feeling to dine in....The service can not be faulted, very attentive and informative. For sure we will be back very soon.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 5 November 2021

We are regulars at this restaurant and the standard of food and service is always excellent. There is a set menu and an alternative vegetarian set menu which changes regularly to reflect the changing seasons.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 27 October 2021

Lunch for two. Very efficient staff, the service was very good. Food was excellent. We booked for 12 o'clock and arrived early which didn't cause a problem.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Ron L
16 September 2021|
Response from DiverDeeBrighton | Reviewed this property |
Don’t think the restaurant has one as such, we dressed up a bit as it was a birthday celebration, if you go smart casual you won’t go far wrong Hope this helps 😄
25 May 2021|
Response from jodiedearden27 | Property representative |
Hello, yes we cater for pescatarians. We offer a lunch menu and tasting menu in the evening. You can see these both on our website. Kind regards, Jodie
25 June 2019|
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Response from Nick D | Reviewed this property |
I believe the A la Carte menu is the same for lunch and dinner. Looking at the website: "menus" There is also a separate menu available at certain times - with two course for £17.50.
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The Fig Tree Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5