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The Dining Room

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$$ - $$$
British, European, Contemporary
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Seaford Road | Deans Place Hotel, Alfriston BN26 5TW, England
+44 1323 870248
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Burlescombe, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very quiet which suited us after a long day. Waitresses struggled with english a little, but they were very friendly and pleasantly attentive. They new very little about wine or the menue. The gin cured smoked salmon was superb. The mains were okay, the deserts were okay. At £50 a head I would have expected more knowledgeable and engaging waitresses... More 

1 Thank Hugh T
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Good service and food. The rooms were nice and beds comfy. The shower was big and general good place

Thank cass9636
Wallington, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and very good food. Lovely location newly refurbished dining room. Had a lovely relaxing evening thank you.

Thank JohnSonia2010
Alfriston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Beautiful hotel and restaurant, very well mannered and efficient European staff, excellent food, very reasonable price. The chef cooked a French meal especially for my French group of 21 adults. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed the evening and we're planning to return very soon.

Thank babkun
Hailsham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Our son had booked the dining room for a family Christmas lunch which we were concerned about after our last anniversary lunch which was midweek and had to be served in the Bar. We need not have worried. This time we were in the lovely main dining room where a wide choice of Sunday/Festive lunches were on the menu. The... More 

1 Thank 683trish45
Newport, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We dined in the hotel bar yesterday evening, and it was delicious. The staff couldn't do enough for us and the food was really lovely, I would definately be happy to recommend this restaurant and would eat here again if I were ever in the area.

1 Thank OliveOylUK
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Lovely sunday lunch for my birthday. huge portions of food which were excellent, chicken and beef were done to perfection and the overall experience was fantastic. Well priced good food in a lovely location.

1 Thank Nick M
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying at Deans Place for this weekend with our annual walking party, and we were fortunate enough to be dining in house on both Friday and Saturday night for dinner. As usual the level of service and excellent quality of food excels. It really does stand alone as a lot more than an "in hotel restaurant", a true... More 

1 Thank 737David737
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99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We were unaware of the 2 AA Rosette rating held by this restaurant when we booked, but were extremely happy to find that the venue, the quality of the food and the service were better than many other 2 Rosette restaurants that we have visited. The menu in fixed price for 2 or 3 courses (inclusive of coffee and petit-fours)... More 

1 Thank Peter E
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

I visited here for lunch one day and was well pleased. The standards were high and I have no hesitation in recommending it for anyone needing a meal in the locality. Certainly, it's the best I've found for miles around.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 23 - USD 49
British, European, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Seaford Road | Deans Place Hotel, Alfriston BN26 5TW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Alfriston
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 870248
We look forward to welcoming you to the Dining Room at Deans Place, our newly refurbished restaurant. Our menus change monthly along with daily chef's recommendations so that we can offer the best of Sussex's wealth of local produce wherever possible. During the week, we have our more casual food offering with our Terrace & Bar menu, which is available from midday until 9:30pm. At the weekends, lunch is served in The Dining Room on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30pm and last orders are at 3pm. Our traditional Sunday Lunches are extremely popular and are available in both The Dining Room and in the Terrace & Bar. The Dining Room is open every night for dinner from 6:30pm and last orders are taken at 9:30pm. Non residents are always welcome. All menus found on our site should be treated as sample menus. If you are interested in knowing the current month's menu, or would like to discuss dietary needs, please do not hesitate to contact the hotel. We do reserve the right to make amendments to any of our menus at any given time, however, they will always be in keeping with the style and quality that we are known for.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?