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The Curlew Restaurant

The Curlew Junction Road, Bodiam TN32 5UY, England
+44 1580 861394
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
The Curlew Junction Road, Bodiam TN32 5UY, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to the Curlew on and off since it first opened. We've had a few Christmas Day meals here, as well as various celebration meals and lunches, each time (it seems) with a different chef. This time we were dining for the...More

Thank 761samb2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been avoiding the restaurant due to its dramatic fall from grace, however, based on more recent reviews, felt it time to return. What a surprise. All is well in the world. The Curlew is back. What a wonderful place - great food, great...More

1  Thank sarahelensimmons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Front of house and the brigade are all excellent but like a previous reviewer I found it strange to order vegetables as an extra on an ‘inclusive’ menu. Even stranger when we discovered main course actually comes with vegetables. It’s only a minor issue because...More

Thank MichelinTom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing food excellent service recommend for a special occasion we really enjoyed today nice wine with the meals

1  Thank patriciacepeda8
Reviewed 17 February 2018

We have just eaten at this restaurant and had an amazing meal, top quality food ,lovely ambiance ,and top service from a dedicated team will definitely return to this hidden gem !!!!

1  Thank dioakshott
Reviewed 15 February 2018

This restaurant was recommend by a foodie friend so decided to give it a try. Thought a real test of an eatery would be a special occasion so booked Valentines night for a special meal. The weather was atrocious and I was not looking forward...More

1  Thank Clifford M
Reviewed 2 February 2018

On arrival we were made to feel very welcome, we had cocktails in wonderful tall backed chairs while we ordered. The service throughout was excellent and attentive and the food was delicious and extremely professional ......beautiful displayed and utterly delicious to eat. Between us we...More

1  Thank traceybalch
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Even better than last time - very tasty set lunch with amuse bouche, interestingly flavoured bread and butter Pork belly and black pudding starter not quite crispy enough but delicious nonetheless Tasty pheasant breast main and very good brownie and coffee Good Pinot noir by...More

Thank Ricardo365
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We'd been last year and thought we'd go again, this time with some friends. When i made the booking I was impressed that I was asked if there were any food exclusions, which there were (Gluten intolerance). When we arrived the waitress mentioned this immediately...More

1  Thank Madamenibs
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We booked for a lunchtime tasting menu for 2 at 2pm and ended up with our own private dining experience as the other lunchtime diners had opted for an earlier time leaving us with the place to ourselves! We therefore had a chance to speak...More

1  Thank Ray-baggins
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 57
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Curlew Junction Road, Bodiam TN32 5UY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Bodiam
  • Phone Number: +44 1580 861394
  • E-mail
In a previous life, The Curlew Restaurant at Bodiam, East Sussex was a Coaching Inn where travellers rested their weary, moustachioed heads and warmed their spirits while on rain-sodden route from Hastings to London. But now, Mark and Sara Colley have given The Curlew another life. Just an errant arrow flight from Hastings, stone skim from Bodiam Castle, mince from Brighton, manicured lawn from Tunbridge Wells, The Curlew is a place where formal food meets informal dining, where the city and country brush shoulders, style meets stile. Modern British dining for the Modern British diner. The Curlew has held a Michelin Star since 2011.
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