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Reviewed 22 March 2023

You know the food must be good when the chef does massive shop to lidl , at least go to cash and carry but Lidl for a fine dinning restaurant that is tightMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Jonathan N, Owner at The Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2023

You'll be pleased to know that when you obviously saw me in Lidl, it was not to shop for our fine dining (note the correct spelling) restaurant - which happened to close on February 14th, but was for other catering activities where the margins are...More

Reviewed 4 September 2022 via mobile

What a hidden treat! Fab afternoon tea, great mix of savoury and sweet treats. There was a check with each table to see if there was anything that people didn’t like. I’d informed them of no chocolate for on of the attendees and this was...taken into consideration- the swap of brownies to meringues was worth it, they were crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside mmmmmmmmmmm Highlights for us were, the sausage rolls, carrot cake, meringues and the cheese twist biscuits.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 11 August 2022

This absolute gem of a restaurant is just 30 seconds off the main precinct that runs through Worthing and is located in the ever growing "West End". We chose to dine on a Wednesday evening as quite regularly the chef (great voice) will put on...some spectacular special events. Last night was an Afghanistan style tappas/meze meal and it was absolutely fantastic. The chef took the time to run through every dish and really took the time to make sure everything was okay for us. It's so positive to see a small independent restaurant that is so focused on not just producing great food but really pushing the boundaries and making Worthing a place that in the future will stand proud next to Hove for outstanding restaurants. To top it off the chef has a fantastic singing voice and regularly sings some great songs to finish a fantastic evening. Great selection of wines and not just your Sauvignon Blancs and Merlots. If you haven't checked out the Dining Room then you are missing out on a business that offers so much.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 6 August 2022 via mobile

Me and my wife enjoyed the taster menu. Every course of the meal was a joy to eat, the service was outstanding and the chef singing the evening away at the end of the meal. Couldn’t fault it and would recommend the restaurant to anyone...who wants terrific gourmet food that won’t break the bank.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 8 July 2022

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner last evening! Had the test meal which is 5 courses for £30. We tasted and rated the 5 courses which will be part of the 10 course tasting menu. All was delicious and the atmosphere very friendly and relaxed. Chef...serenaded us with a few songs which makes for a unique experience!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 8 July 2022

We had an amazing 5 course tasting menu last night. Every course was well presented, flavoursome and tasted delicious. You really need to try this restaurant, it’s run by a lovely couple and there’s an extra surprise at the end of the meal but I...won’t spoil it by telling you. Can’t wait to go back.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 14 June 2022

We held my mother’s 90th birthday lunch for 18 guests at The Dining Room. It was fabulous. We had been organising it for months, planning the menu etc which was very efficient. Jean and Ro worked so hard and couldn’t have done more to make...my Mother’s day special. The food was delicious and there was a good wine selection. We thought the singing chef would be a bonus but it was the highlight! Mum was blown away and will be talking about it for months! Please support this little hidden gem off the beaten track. We took over the whole restaurant. It’s perfect for a celebration. So glad we found it!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 9 June 2022 via mobile

Excellent food. Lovely service and atmosphere. The tasting menu is fantastic, nowhere else like it in Worthing. A must visit!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 27 May 2022 via mobile

Turned up for our booking at the Dining Room this evening to find the restaurant closed. We booked weeks ago and paid a £25 deposit. Why would you not contact customers to rearrange?More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Jonathan N, Owner at The Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2022

We are sorry that you came and found us closed. We had decided not to open as we had no bookings and we had had an email from you on 3rd May telling us you were cancelling due your dining partners suffering an injury. We...More

Reviewed 23 April 2022 via mobile

Without doubt the finest dining experience in Worthing. Non pretentious, perfectly balanced seven courses of deliciousness, with a superbly matched wine flight, and excellent value for money. What would you want more than this? Well I can tell you, exceptional friendly service and a chef...that not only understands flavours and the importance of seasonal ingredients but also has an amazing voice. If you have never been, I strongly recommend you book a table at “The Dining Room” for me it’s an evening that simply can’t be surpassed.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 28 March 2022

We were looking for somewhere different to eat and we certainly found it! From start to finish the tasting menu was delicious. The front of house staff were friendly and helpful. There was an item on the menu we couldn't eat for dietary reasons and...that was changed for us with no issue at all. Next time we are in the area we will definitely return. Recommend with no hesitation.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 14 February 2022 via mobile

We had not been to the dining room before and it will certainly won’t be our last visit The food was lovely and the dessert (molten lava dish) was one of the best deserts I have ever eaten We even had a little box of...chocolates as part of the menu The real surprise to my delight was the singing chef what a lovely voice and really added that extra touch of romance by singing a few songs at the end A little gem in worthingMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 13 February 2022 via mobile

My husband and I went with another couple for one of their Valentine’s meals. We had a super evening with a great menu and delicious food. We were even treated to some very good singing by the chef! At the end of the evening the...ladies were each given a lovely box of six Valentine truffles. It was our first visit and it certainly won’t be our last. Well done to everyone at The Dining Room.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 2 January 2022

We had a great afternoon tea with singing Santa. The food was lovely, and the entertainment made all my family (from 3 to 70s) smile all afternoon, Will now head down for a tasting meal at some point in 2022 and pencil in singing Santa...again next year if on.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 17 December 2021

We came for the Christmas tasting menu on a Friday night. Had a great time. Food was plentiful and tasty. Really enjoyed the style of the restaurant with very friendly staff and chef. Having moved from London this summer we are trying out what Worthing...has to offer and this has gone to our Top 3 and look forwarding to visiting again in the New Year.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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The Dining Room is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5