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“Wonderful setting alongside the river”
Review of The Black Rabbit

The Black Rabbit
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Ranked #20 of 54 Restaurants in Arundel
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: British, Bar, Pub
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 16 June 2014

The location of this modern pub/restaurant is exceptional and offers a welcome respite after some spectacular walks around beautiful Arundel, Walk the mile from the castle to the well sign-posted pub along a pretty country lane, passing by the boating lake. The menu is varied with specials each day. Badgers beer is fabulous, my other half informs me. Wine selection is very good. Food is better than standard pub grub and recommend the sweet potato and red pepper veggie burger; chips are served in a trendy paper-lined tin and taste delicious with choice of chunky,French or curly fries. Steak was delicious and wonderful selection of light desserts for just £2 each! Good friendly happy service from upbeat young staff. Lots of picnic tables outside by the river. We keep returning and love it each time. Original Harry Potter's rowing boat on display inside! A great family venue - if you go,you'll linger for ages...

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Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

What has happened to the standards at The Black Rabbit, Arundel? We have previously had great meals there but tonight (8th March 2014) was so very disappointing!

We both liked the sound of the ham hock Bubble & squeak to start: 97% mash, 1% bread crumbs, 1% ham hock & 1% cabbage although there was no cabbage in mine. Liquid hollandaise sauce, the consistency of water. Not good. A better description would be 'balls of mash with a barely poached egg with a clear runny white inside with hollandaise water.

In the steak & ale pie The ale was so prominent that we were left wondering ...was the cow drowned in it. Served with mash, only there was so little mash on the plate. Perhaps it had all been used up in the starter!?

Lots of negative reviews here and no comments from the management! The food was so good before. A perfect location, it's a shame standards have slipped so much.

Thank HonestRB
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

It's always difficult finding a pub or restaurant when one of you has dietary requirements. My wife has a gluten-free diet and it's usually a case of pick something off the menu only to be disappointed.

The Black Rabbit is different. Lorna couldn't have been more helpful, checking the ingredients and asking for meals to be adapted where possible - a welcome change, thanks.

There were 6 of us dining and all had excellent meals so I can't recommend it highly enough. The setting too is superb, right on the riverside with views of the rolling countryside. It's especially nice when we get some (unexpected?) sunny weather too!

Well done and thanks again.

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Thank 166WendyJ
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Walked to the pub from Arundel, it took about 30 mins down the country road. Did not reserve a table but were seated straight away. Food choice excellent & service good.
For those who like Harry Potter they have the rowing boat that was in the film series on display!

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Thank MartinSci
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

After a day shopping with my wife we decided to chill out by the river instead of going home to cook. My wife went for the Homity pie, which was an open vegetable pie with mashed swede and savoy cabbage on the side and I settled for Fish and chip platter this has salmon & dill fish cake, beer battered fish, and scampi with chips curry sauce mushy peas with bread and butter, we had to go for the ice cream to finish off as there was no room left. A great end to the day with great food sitting by the river on a very hot and sunny day. A return visit is a must!

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Thank Edward J
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