An elegant ding room is an appropriate setting for what is a correct and formal restaurant. The standard of cooking is high, but the kitchen follows traditional lines in the style of dishes offered.
Although menus change with the seasons, starters such as 'Ravioli of Goats Cheese with Tomato and Spring Onion Salsa'; 'Wellington of Foie Gras with Wild Mushrooms with Endive and Fennel Salad' and 'Seared Scallops with Coriander Purée, Caramelised Garlic and Port' set the style.
Perhaps to be followed by 'Fillet of Beef with Crevettes, Maison Beurre, Fondant Potato and a Red Wine Sauce'; 'Lobster Thermidor'; 'Duo of Lamb Ballontine of the Shoulder and Noisettes with Wilted Spinach, Warm Potato and Mint Mousse and a Pot au Feu of Baby Vegetables' and 'Pumpkin and Blue Cheese Risotto, Peppered Roquette and Thyme Beurre Blanc'.
Desserts mix the traditional such as 'Bread and Butter Pudding' with 'Dome of Chocolate and Coffee Praline Ice Cream, Grue Tuille' and 'Sweet Pistachio Tart with Fresh Grapefruit and Grapefruit Sorbet'. Cheese lovers will be happy with their selection of English farmhouse cheeses.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week, 12.00-14.00; set L £16 (2 courses), £20 (3 courses)
- Dinner: all week, 19.00-21.30; mains £20 to £28
- Seats: 60
- Wine: a good list offers around 200 bins, including a good selection by the glass; but prices are firm and there's little of interest under £30
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: East Grinstead
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Yes, adequate
- Rooms available