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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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“petit fours” (27 reviews)
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British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
The Curlew Junction Road, Bodiam TN32 5UY, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our first time to the Curlew having just moved to the area and really pleased to have found this restaurant. The food was wonderful from the nibbles in the bar to the desserts. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Standard to dishes were first class and...More

1  Thank 565lynn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow wow wow - having not been back for many years we followed other great reviews and returned. We are so happy that the curlew is back to being an amazing restaurant. The service is superb - the pre cocktails well worth trying - every...More

2  Thank r2dd
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely meal here, the food was wonderful in taste and in presentation. Staff were friendly and efficient and for that really they deserve a 5. The food really is gorgeous. However, there is an included service charge of 12%, which for us...More

3  Thank Alians5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I certainly had great memories from my last visit at the The Curlew. So my expectations were high when visiting this restaurant again. I can only say that my memories and expectations very easily surpassed. I had perhaps the best three courses that I had...More

1  Thank Stefan Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best rabbit I have ever eaten! Couldnt fault this amazing menu - beautifully presented, amazing flavours fantastic staff and the canapes breads and petit fors made for an excellent dining experience! Well priced for a fantastic feed!! Thank you xx

1  Thank Rosie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my partner here for his birthday when we were staying locally. We were both pleasantly surprised. The amuse-bouches that were presented shortly after our arrival were extremely creative and very tasty. For starters, we both chose vegetarian options. He got the mushroom consume,...More

1  Thank Samuel P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We held a combined 60th and 6th birthday meal on Easter Sunday at the Curlew, 13 of us in all, ages from 2 years to 70 plus. We all had a wonderful time, the food was consistently good, beautifully cooked and served from the children's...More

1  Thank Justina G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us have visited the Curlew over many years and chefs. Under the current management and chef we enjoyed a selection of very good dishes. Some were outstanding but other just good. The Curlew is returning to its best. But it’s not cheap. Value...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 28 February 2018

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

2  Thank 761samb2015
Reviewed 27 February 2018

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 56
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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