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Old London Road | Worthing, Washington, England
+44 1903 892271
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Horsham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking into this restaurant was like stepping back into the 80's! The decor is in need of updating; plastic flowers, a very floral carpet, and rafia blinds covering the ceiling.....It all felt very dated. We opted for the set menu, and tucked into the tasty warm bread before being given a chefs special appetiser which was a small slice of... More 

Thank MrsHLM
Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Greeted with a smile from Andy, and a "Kir Royal" as an appetiser... This petite restaurant has a lot to offer. Our choice was to go a'la carte and was a great decision. Quaint tables with lots of very 80-90's character..A blast from the past, very warming and hospitable. We all went for the fish starters, prawns with garlic dressing,... More 

Thank Phil J
Crawley, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can only but highly recommend the Chardonnay. Service to the customer is only surpassed by the quality of the food. Fantastic steak with extremely good size portions and unlike other high class restaurants you will not leave hungry! Prices as you would expect from a high class restaurant is not cheap however it is still very good value with wines... More 

Thank rjsalpha
Upper Beeding, null, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Having revisited the restaurant I can only say that the standard of food and service has maintained it's very high standard with the added bonus of a set menu for only £15.95. The proof of a good restaurant is that you have to book as just turning up will inevitably result in you being dissapointed.

Thank Robert C
West Sussex
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Went here this week for their set lunch menu which was really superb. The food was excellent and extremely good value. This is a lovely traditional restaurant with a friendly warm atmosphere. We will be back

2 Thank A&JEngland
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This is a quirky place that is trying really hard and succeeding in some areas but ultimately letting itself down with its sky high pricing. We visited with friends who often visit so before we arrived, we had an idea of what to expect. Upon arrival, our coats were taken from us and we were offered Bombay mix, kettle crisps... More 

Thank Andrew L
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We had a nice dinner at the Chardonnay before Christmas. Two couples celebrating a birthday. We were treated very warmly and the service was good throughout. It is a modest establishment, unpretentious but clearly taking pride in its offering. The food was fine but very dated, exhibiting a standard that has long been eclipsed by the market. In short it... More 

Thank Mark R
Bristol, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Very good service by varied aged staff- very good food with excellent soup and other starters. Three excellent mains - one less so. Two excellent desserts and attentive but not intrusive device. Wine list reasonable in price and traditional in scope. Coffee indifferent.

Thank Tim B
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I went as a guest for a birthday lunch. The place is an old forge - low ceilinged and small but with a more private room for groups and a large conservatory. The staff were efficient and friendly. The bread on the table was superb. Nice choice of wine. All the courses were good but not exceptional. Quantity fine and... More 

Thank peterpaddockhurst
London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

What a great place, supper but atmosphere, excellent service and wonderful food. The Cabernet Sauvignon was delicious, and very reasonably priced, and the boys enjoyed some good real ale. The set menu is excellent value and I can recommend the whitebait, rib eye, and really wanted a pudding but did not gave room. My husband gasped the steamed orange pud,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$44
British, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old London Road | Worthing, Washington, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Washington
  • Phone Number: +44 1903 892271

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