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Carmela Restaurant

3 Denne Road, Horsham RH12 1JE, England
+44 1403 275375
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (69 reviews)
“ragu” (8 reviews)
“fish stew” (16 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
3 Denne Road, Horsham RH12 1JE, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We always have a good meal in here and enjoyed the signature pasta (Rigatoni Carmela) so much that I've started developing a version at home, which is almost, but not quite, as good! The ragu is amazing too, especially inside the calzone with hot mozzarella....More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank g_woad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always my favourite restaurant in Horsham and the 4 of us had a lovely evening celebrating my birthday. Good food, good wine and good service, never anything to fault here. Truly devastated to hear that the restaurant has since closed for the foreseeable due to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank 581sophieb
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

The staff were lovely, one woman in particular was very polite and friendly and she made every effort to make sure we had a good time. The food was some of the best Italian dishes I have tried. I loved my Ragu and I would...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank fappa_123
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

A such lovely dinner , it was a Sunday evening ,a couples weeks ago . Warm atmosphere , nicely jazzy music, friendly staff attentive and professional. Excellent risotto it was on a special menu. Detailed wine list. They was so nice to put on my...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Amy2388
Reviewed 10 October 2018

I went to Carmela with a family member, we were made to feel very welcome. I ordered the pulled rabbit bruschetta to start very tasty but lacking in rabbit, my main was chicken with sage Parma ham in a Marsala sauce, awful bitter sauce! which...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank donnakosek
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We made a late booking and they were very busy. Despite this our waiter was very attentive and the food was very good, the seafood pasta was amazing. Hope to visit again.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank MammaGump
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Went with friends for evening meal and within half hour of us entering the restaurant was full. The menu has a good choice of food. The wine list is fine and the restaurant is lively and rather noisy,not for an intimate dinner but for groups...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Aria818
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Great starter however waited 45 mins and more for dried main course. In first instance needed to ask waitress as to when we would have our main course. Main course arrives - two incorrect and two dried. Chef came out and mentions he had big...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mark G
Reviewed 7 September 2018

I love going here to eat because he surroundings are beautiful, if it’s hot you can sit outside and the food is fantastic. Not the normal lasagne or Carbonara usually dished up.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Went for boyfriends birthday as we have been many times but not for a while. The starter was cold and bread was tough. the main, well what can I say! for a start the colour was like it would glow in the dark and the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Trek790088
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$41
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Denne Road, Horsham RH12 1JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Horsham District  >  Horsham
  • Phone Number: +44 1403 275375
  • E-mail
One of the oldest building home of Carmela Restaurant , with our roots in the fashionable area of Horsham, a once guest house of Henry 7th ; there is an air of ambient charm as both staff and clientele creates a warm and stylish vibe to the day’s dining experience. Carmela has been serving excellent mediterranean food as fresh as possible, in the most unpretentious and honest ways since 2007 and continues to do so today. The menu is resolutely modern, we insist on sourcing from authentic Italian produce from our suppliers based in various regions of Italy. Our philosophy is simplicity, passion, and recognition.
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