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Gardner Street, Herstmonceux, Hailsham BN27 4LA, England
+44 1323 832217
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
3 weeks ago
“Quick trip to garden center and wow”
4 weeks ago
“Excellent fine dining and attention to detail.”
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French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Gardner Street, Herstmonceux, Hailsham BN27 4LA, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent attention to detail and superb quality. Beautifully presented. Hardest bit was choosing what to eat. Cannot fault this lovely chef patron restaurant. We shall most certainly be back.

2  Thank Mary W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was taken to The Sundial Restaurant for a Birthday treat and what an excellent experience it was. We were met by a very attentive Mary who took our coats and sat us down in the pre-dinner lounge and given entrees and orders taken for...More

2  Thank NeoBean
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went at lunch time and had the tasting menu. Five courses, French cookery with some great twists, of a very high standard. An absolute gem of a place. It's expensive for the area but is worth every penny. The service was excellent and the...More

1  Thank Mike R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful from the moment we arrived welcome could not have been better. Comfortable settees while we waited for our party to arrive delicious nibbles with pre dinner drinks. Food and service was superb every dish was cooked to perfection and presented to impress. The menu...More

2  Thank lawhouse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely restaurant in a small village street run by a husband and wife team. Attention to detail combined with high quality produce and execution by the Chef/Patron and attentive, friendly service by his wife, make this place something special. From the canapes...More

2  Thank Mandie86
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing meal, fantastic staff, fine dining and great wines, a homely feel to the place. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a very special place to dine. I am excited at the thought of returning!

2  Thank Richard D
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great food and great house wine. Loved it from when we walked in and were offerd a drink and canapes while we broused over the menu. We went for 4 courses which added a cheese course. There where proper table clothes and napkins...More

2  Thank Andrea C
Reviewed 29 March 2017

My sister and I brought our mother here for a Mother's Day lunch, we were really impressed with the delicious food, good variety available on the menu, friendly service and pleasant ambience. Particularly liked the divine 'raspberry mousse lollipop' pre-dessert. Will return, perhaps to sample...More

2  Thank Esther S
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I have been to several fine dining restaurants, but this one beats them all. Really a hidden gem, this fine french restaurant The service was exceptional and the meals prepared by owner/chef, Vincent, were just tantalising. I was visiting my sister and husband in Eastbourne,...More

2  Thank Kenny J
Reviewed 18 February 2017

From the start of the evening the staff were very professional and attentive. wonderful menu with plenty of interesting choices, flavours and combinations of ingredients unlike any other local restaurant in the area. good quality house wine, fresh ingredients, added extras between courses 'amuse bouche'...More

2  Thank ozzie504
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Brendan S
Is there a dress code ?
31 March 2017|
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Response from Fcroton | Reviewed this property |
Not as such, but certainly if you wanted to dress up for a special occasion, you wouldn't feel over dressed
Elizabeth T
Is there parking at the sundial restaurant
24 February 2017|
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Response from Gareoult | Reviewed this property |
Never mind the menu. I think you can trust chef Vincent to come up with a neat solution for your problem. My experience with Vincent is you tell him what restrictions you have and he comes up with something that will give you no trouble, yet is a perfectly pleasant dish.
12 August 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$164
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gardner Street, Herstmonceux, Hailsham BN27 4LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Hailsham  >  Herstmonceux
  • Phone Number: +44 1323 832217
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The Sundial is a privately owned, relaxed and chic French restaurant with spectacular views of the South Downs in East Sussex. The Sundial’s à-la-carte and seasonal menus as well as its cuisine and ambience are typically French. Our restaurant in East Sussex is perfect for a meal with family and friends or an intimate dinner for two, the Sundial’s lounge bar, French restaurant and private dining room provide a flexible combination for parties, business meetings, seminars, wedding venues and group events for up to 60 people. Our restaurant can cater for upto 150 people as a wedding venue.
If you´re looking for a Fine Dining French restaurant in East Sussex, or anywhere in Sussex, you won´t find a finer French restaurant!. Our French restaurant has a Civil wedding License offering you the perfect wedding venue in East Sussex.
Restaurant also has a large car park with 16 parking spaces.