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The Dining Room

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
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Updated 21/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
A fine dining restaurant offering tasting menus, small plates and special events. All dishes are scratch-made with locally sourced quality ingredients. OPEN for home deliveries every Tuesday and for dine-in on Fridays and Saturdays.
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
European, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Full Bar, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 12 January 2021 via mobile

Despite the restrictions in place on New Year’s Eve, we were able to celebrate with beautifully cooked food safely at home by pre ordering from The Dining Room’s specially created menu. The friendly, timely doorstep delivery was carefully packed with clear, simple cooking and plating...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 13 December 2020

I am not easily pleased, nor would I normally leave reviews. But this little place is simply amazing. From the quality of the food, the ambience and the singing chef towards the end of the night was a beautiful touch. Me and my partner tucked...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 9 November 2020

My Wife and I visited the Dining Room for the tasting menu just before the second lockdown. The food was a wonderful kitch take on 70's classics revisited and brought into the 21 century. Fun and delicious.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 2 November 2020

Two friends and I enjoyed a very authentic "French Night" menu. We expected flair and flavour and received both in good measure. Two of us chose mussells followed by boeuf Bourguignon, and the third had soup then guinea fowl, and finishing with a plate of...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 30 October 2020

We have eaten numerous times at the dining room And have never been disappointed. The standard of food and service is second to none. I am coeliac and Jon goes above and beyond to make sure I can safely eat gluten free ... often cooking...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 28 October 2020

I feel like I'm kicking Bambi. The staff are entirely welcoming. The Chef sings at the end of the meal and this is both entertaining and quite sweet. The service, however, was inept. The background is bistro. I looked at their menu online which I...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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19jonathann, Owner at The Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2020

Bambi feels duly kicked, but thanks for taking the time to review, we try to take on all feedback with a smile. As responded to an earlier reviewer, who we think may have been your co-diner, we are always really personally disappointed when we don’t...More

Reviewed 27 October 2020

Omg, where to begin? Eating your way through time - nibbles from the sixties - if they’d had vol-au-vents like this then, they’d be on menus now; crispy pancakes (Findus eat your heart out); luxury lobster and prawn cocktail with an avocado ice cream that...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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19jonathann, Owner at The Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2020

Thanks for your kind words and we're pleased that you enjoyed this month's menu. We'll keep on keeping on and next month's menu will be arriving very soon...!

Reviewed 24 October 2020

I am struggling to find the right balance to write an honest review of this restaurant. First of all, we were influenced by the fabulous reviews on TA, then we looked at the owner's website to look at the style of menu and price etc....More

Date of visit: October 2020
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19jonathann, Owner at The Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2020

Thanks for taking the time to review, feedback is always useful. It’s disappointing for us too when our customers haven’t enjoyed their evening. We knew we were taking a bit of a risk when doing the retro menu to celebrate the chef’s 50th birthday, but...More

Reviewed 22 October 2020

I am almost loathe to let people know how good this place is as it's a lesser known gem in Worthing, but Jonathan and his staff deserve the recognition for their hard work and gorgeous food! A menu that changes monthly and uses exceptional, fresh...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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19jonathann, Owner at The Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2020

Thanks for your kind words and we so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us on your anniversary. Our bistro menu will be continuing mid-week until the beginning of December and we're working on plans for a new series of menus in the new...More

Reviewed 17 October 2020 via mobile

We visited on a Friday evening and had the retro menu . Nothing about the evening suggests fine dining From entering to leaving the experience was disappointing. Service was poor, food less than average, choice of wine limited and washroom below par. All in all...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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19jonathann, General Manager at The Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We have to assume that you were part of a larger party as we can’t find a booking reference in your name, and also therefore don’t know which night you attended the restaurant and perhaps you...More

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Various and to be honest I can’t remember exactly only that it made a good background noise !
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dining Room
    Is The Dining Room implementing safety measures as a result of COVID-19?
    Yes, The Dining Room is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.
    How is The Dining Room rated?
    The Dining Room is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5