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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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“bread” (58 reviews)
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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 via mobile

Visited for lunch today with friends for a belated 50th birthday present. Nice ambience, lovely cosy entrance area where we sat to have pre drinks near to the wood burning stove. Food presentation and quality is professional Masterchef. Really stunning. We wanted somewhere really special...More

1  Thank Bobtripping
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to The Curlew (on and off) for the last 16 years - since we moved to Bodiam in fact and the place had not been open as a restaurant for long. In fact it still had a bar and we would...More

1  Thank malemming
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hadn't been to the restaurant for a while, due to a bad experience. However, under the guidance of new owner and chef, Gary Jarvis, its firmly back on our favourite list. The food is excellent - execution and presentation of the highest quality. You...More

2  Thank Carol-Ann S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The curlew is located between Sandhurst and Hurst Green – almost a bit in the middle of nowhere. But let this remote location not deceive you. This is certainly one of the very best restaurants I have eaten for a long time. It is a...More

2  Thank Stefan Z
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We had a really lovely lunch here today. I took my husband here for his birthday lunch and we were not disappointed. On arrival we had a drink in the cosy entrance/lounge. We were given little canapes which were delicious. As for the main we...More

1  Thank SoniaS05
Reviewed 8 November 2017

My partner and I had a very enjoyable afternoon with Tony, Chrystelle and Tom our very good friends from SuperEvent. From the moment we arrived we were looked after by James who was faultless in the delivery of his craft, the drinks kept coming and...More

1  Thank Rye64
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Not just lunch in the country - a delightful gastronomic experience including excellent service, a comprehensive wine list and the delights of a first class chef.

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We enjoyed a fabulous evening; excellent food, wine and service. A great place for a special celebration or just as a treat for body and soul.

2  Thank WorldTraveller491
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

After arriving at this restaurant, I was completely put off by the stench of sewage outside, not what you expect when bringing clients for a business lunch! Presentation of food fabulous, odour definitely not!!

1  Thank Jane1954310
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We recently visited after we had a nasty traffic accident outside this venue. I can’t praise the staff highly enough for their care as they rushed to help us and bought us hot drinks to help with the shock. They then welcomed ourselves plus our...More

2  Thank Sara O
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
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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