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Gardner Street, Herstmonceux, Hailsham BN27 4LA, England
+44 1323 832217
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  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster” (10 reviews)
“foie gras” (9 reviews)
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Gardner Street, Herstmonceux, Hailsham BN27 4LA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My Mum and I made our first visit to Sundial for lunch and were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived and were seated with drinks and canapes perusing the menus we knew it was going to be special. So many delicious things on the...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I booked last minute as I never knew this place existed. Found it on trip advisor and along we went. Beautiful setting in the village with car parking. On entering, we sat sipping Champagne whilst milling over the menus. There were three to chose from....More

Thank karalyford
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had a great evening enjoying the food and personal service. The historic and listed building is a fantastic setting to enjoy a relaxed evening enjoying great food. We will definitely come back when we are next in the area.

Thank ChrisWarwickUK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to the Sundial on Saturday evening having just moved to the area what a find from every detail.The menu caterers for all tastes a birthday treat from my wife those little gestures between courses such a delight.A warm relaxed atmosphere added to...More

Thank terence l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Started our week in Herstmonceux with a wonderful meal at The Sundial restaurant - so impressed that we booked lunch for the end of our week - guaranteed to finish in style! Wonderful welcome from the owners, perfect service and superb French cuisine - all...More

1  Thank tractorfan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have come down for a weekend to Glyndebourne opera. We were recommended by our B&B to dine at Sundial. This is a family run restaurant. The service was impeccable, the food was fresh and seasonal, French style and the value is unbelievable. A similar...More

1  Thank FoodieSharon
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Just had the most fantastic lunch and impeccable service. We sat on the veranda and had the three course set menu. Lobster bisque starter, lamb main and trio of desserts to end. An exceptional place to eat and we are lucky it is a stones...More

1  Thank Richard D
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Herstmonceux is celebrated for two landmarks: its medieval moated castle and the Sundial Restaurant, French cooking at its very best. We had cocktails, wine, foie gras, scallops, turbot, blazing crêpes suzettes and what my daughter nominated as her best pudding EVEEER : a glamorous confection...More

1  Thank ThorpeT
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely meal at the sundial last week and we're lucky enough to be able to sit outside all evening, we choose the taster menu which was superb, every course was amazing and presented so beautifully! The staff here are great, very attentive. I...More

1  Thank GemL_80
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Weather was beautiful so drink and canapés on the balcony with super view was a lovely way to start the evening. Very good value if you go for the £30 set menu which was delicious. ( not sure if a vegetarian option was on this...More

1  Thank wendy G
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Response from Fcroton | Reviewed this property |
Not as such, but certainly if you wanted to dress up for a special occasion, you wouldn't feel over dressed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$164
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gardner Street, Herstmonceux, Hailsham BN27 4LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Hailsham  >  Herstmonceux
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 832217
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The Sundial is a privately owned, relaxed and chic French restaurant with spectacular views of the South Downs in East Sussex. The Sundial’s à-la-carte and seasonal menus as well as its cuisine and ambience are typically French. Our restaurant in East Sussex is perfect for a meal with family and friends or an intimate dinner for two, the Sundial’s lounge bar, French restaurant and private dining room provide a flexible combination for parties, business meetings, seminars, wedding venues and group events for up to 60 people. Our restaurant can cater for upto 150 people as a wedding venue.
If you´re looking for a Fine Dining French restaurant in East Sussex, or anywhere in Sussex, you won´t find a finer French restaurant!. Our French restaurant has a Civil wedding License offering you the perfect wedding venue in East Sussex.
Restaurant also has a large car park with 16 parking spaces.
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