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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 1 week ago

For our anniversary lunch we had a very enjoyable and faultless experience. Intense flavours, generous portions and well presented. The service and ambience excellent.

1  Thank KennyG72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is fine dining but in a relaxed non pretentious setting with hearty food portions. The service from the two young waitresses was attentive, while not over bearing. I think the young chef is an amazing talent. If anyone from the Curlew is reading this,...More

1  Thank Melbourne_Loving
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we finally found this place. We have lived in High Halden for 3 years and tried the West House in Biddenden, which we thought a bit sniffy and overpriced for what you got, though the flavours were good....we came home and scoffed hotdogs!...More

3  Thank Steven W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table for a special birthday and had an absolutely fabulous evening. The whole experience was practically faultless and I can't recommend enough. The best restaurant I have eaten at in the area. Not cheap but worth every penny. We had the tasting...More

1  Thank Sharne B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For those who have never been, the Curlew is not 'in' Bodiam - it's is in the middle of nowhere. To attract discerning diners, it therefore needs to be exceptional but over the years, although the food never disappointed, it never really hit the high...More

2  Thank farawaycott
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today 22nd of may was greeted warmly by the staff very pleasant and polite . We ordered the classic champagne as my husband was celebrating his 50th, and we were a little early so sat in the lounge area to relax and enjoy the...More

2  Thank Stocker2015
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning location , well presented venue , highly attentive and polite staff . Waiting team explain every single item on every dish that is presented to you . Kitchen is open for all to peer in and it’s a calm organised clean operation . The...More

3  Thank dchole
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

First visit in a while and the food was still delicious. Varied menu, friendly and polite staff and very good service

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TheCurlewManagement, Manager at The Curlew Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review and for visiting us again here at the Curlew, may i ask what was not good enough to achieve five stars to help us better ourselves going forward. Many thanks the curlew team.

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This was one of the best restaurants I have eaten in and I would say deserves a Michelin star. I am a vegetarian and I was treated to a fantastic three courses. My husband is a meat eater and had a perfect meal too. We...More

1  Thank Tracy F
Reviewed 8 May 2018

This is now my second visit to The Curlew in less than a year and it was even better than the first time. We've eaten at some fantastic hotels and restaurants throughout the world over the last 10 or so years and, even though I...More

2  Thank Macs_and_Snacks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 33 - USD 53
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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