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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 days ago

I always say the same thing as a header - I only review good or bad, and I do few of them, so you can TRUST me ! Happily, this is a good 'un ! We have been to the Curlew before and always enjoyed...More

Thank bsa333333
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visiting this restaurant my partner and I were seated on the shared sofa / seating area to the left of the main entrance. This looks onto the very busy serving pass / bar area. That in itself is quite interesting to watch although can be...More

Thank Sophia O
TheCurlewManagement, Head Chef at The Curlew Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Good evening Sofia, I was deeply embarrassed reading this review and all i can say that this is totally unacceptable. i am so sorry that this dampened your special evening and can assure you that it is not the way i believe that the service...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We dined here this week to celebrate our wedding anniversary - what a treat! The variety and quality of food was beyond excellent, the staff lovely and happily engaged with us throughout the meal. Ignore all the reviews written before the current team took over...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow wow wow! We have been going to the Curlew for 4 years but our lunch there 2 weeks ago totally went to an incredible new level now that Gary the chef is overseeing it. We had the tasting menu and every single course was...More

1  Thank melaniegallop
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't been for a while but as new owners and good reviews decided to try again and was so pleased. Escabeche was a delight, grouse perfectly cooked and a lovely plate of cheese. I asked for a recommendation on red wine as I was only...More

1  Thank Andy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really great meal from a chef that is definitely on the rise. But not just the food the entire experience was top notch. Front of house service was assured and just so. Attentive but not intrusive. The food itself was a delight - we...More

2  Thank MrEcosse
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the initial professional greeting by the excellent Maitre'D / Head waiter through delicious Amuse-Bouche, then 3 x excellent luncheon courses to the delicious petit four with (good) coffee, our foursome - celebrating cousins' husbands 'significant' birthday - enjoyed fabulous cuisine and attentive service throughout....More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have decided that the Curlew is our favourite fine dining restaurant. The food and the drink is amazing my partner compared the gastronomic experience with great sex. Obviously a previous partner!But I had to agree. Sublime food combinations that explode in your mouth,delicious vegetarian...More

1  Thank David T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We havn't been to The Curlew before, despite living just up the road and seeing what great reviews it was gettting, thought we would try it. We were not disappointed, the food was stunningly presented and absolutely delicious, the staff were all extremely polite, friendly...More

1  Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have eaten here in its heyday but over the past couple of years or so it lost its way. However having heard that a new chef was in place, we went back to see for ourselves. Delighted that Gary and the team have really hit...More

3  Thank Tony M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 34 - USD 54
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
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
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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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