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“Mums birthday treat”

The Restaurant at Ghyll Manor
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Ranked #4 of 4 Restaurants in Rusper
Price range: US$19 - US$57
Cuisines: British
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Good for: View, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Reservations
Description: This beautiful restaurant set in 17th century Ghyll Manor near Horsham, has stunning views over the extensive lawns down to the lake. The Restaurant concentrates on quality, locally sourced ingredients, with a emphasis on simplicity and relaxed dining. Head Chef Graham Digweed prides himself on seasonal, fresh flavours, allowing the dishes to really speak for themselves. During the warmer months, a lovely terrace is the perfect place to enjoy the summer evenings, whilst during the winter log fires crackle away in the lounge and bar. 29 Beautiful bedrooms both in main house and adjoining buildings are the perfect complement to wonderful and excellent value food, in a truly memorable setting.
Reviewed April 4, 2018

We were looking forward to dining here as we have booked our wedding here for next year. When we arrived there was no staff member around and we waited at the bar for up to 10 minutes. A vague and an unfriendly bar lady attended to us. When we asked for a bottle from the wine list, she got stroppy as she had to collect it in another area of the hotel. Later when we got to our table we were hugely disappointed with the lack of choice on the menu. The starters didn't appeal to any of us apart from my son. He had raviolli which was a hard bit of pasta which tasted like Heinz tomato soup smothered on the top. As he is a trainee chef he was deeply disappointed. The worst bit was the main which was a seabass presented in a crinkled brown bag. It was a whole fish cooked with no taste at all. I was expecting it to be boneless, so we spent half the time picking bones out. The vegetables were over cooked and appeared microwaved. We did complain and the duty manager deducted the two mains off. He was very attentive and apologetic. Which we were satisfied but we are very deeply concerned about the food for our wedding next year. It's a shame as the hotel grounds are absolutely charming. Hope this improves immensely.

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Sarah R
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

This is a review of the restaurant only, not of the hotel, which seems nice enough.

Booked a table for 4 for my Mother's birthday.
Had a few aperitifs in the bar beforehand. Campari £5.95 and Soda £1.95. Only bottles of Ale served in a 3/4 full pint glass available and a draft lager.
Ordered from the slightly limited menu with great expectations. When we were invited into the restaurant we assume the food would be ready. However as there was a small function on (less than 15 people judging by the meals that arrived on a trolley for them) so our food was delayed.
Starters seems ok, everyone was quite happy with them.
Ordered a bottle of Malbec for £27.00 and I recognised the bottle, I had some at home that I had paid less than £5 for and wouldn't even use it for making gravy.
We ordered Chicken, Rib Eye medium £28.00, Sirloin medium well £24 and a Sea Bass.
Both steaks arrived cremated, with what we assumed where sweet potato fries and green slime that probably started life as spinach, a mushroom and a slice of grilled tomato.
Anyway we sent them back whilst the other two guests ate their food, neither were overly impressed.
Eventually two more overcooked excuses for steak arrived. We ate them through hunger not delight. For £28 I expect a nice fat juicy Ribeye not a cm thick piece of random cow parts.
We then we realised that this time we had under cooked potato chips, so the previous sweet potato fries were just burnt chips. Along with more green slime that just made everything look like it would glow int he dark. The mushroom however was rather nice.
Either the chef was having a bad day or he is a far worse cook than I am.
Would I recommend this place - certainly not.
Would I go back there - most definitely not.

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2  Thank N2318QWalans
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

Had dinner here as part of a Dinner Bed & Breakfast deal. Choice of meals was fairly limited (4-5 mains) but good quality.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Thank John H
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Reviewed December 23, 2017

the food choices and service were excellent and we left very satisfied. The wine was a reasonable price (not the usual overpricing as some hotels do)

Date of visit: December 2017
2  Thank gillian w
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Reviewed December 15, 2017

Stayed at Ghyll on a Groupon type deal. Cost £109 for an upgraded superior room which was a cottage plus 3 course meal. Really big with a separarate sitting room and large bedroom. Television was in sitting room sadly so no Breakfast TV in bed. Bed really comfortable and place clean.
Food in restaurant was very poor. Starter, I had a single watermelon slice with a few prawns on top. Very unimaginative. Main was roast turkey etc which was good, nice vegetables and very hot. Dessert was a chocolate torte with a scoop of ice cream. The torte was a frozen shop bought one.
There was an Xmas party going on so perhaps the chef was distracted.
Have stayed here before but will not come again as the food was sub standard.
Shame really as the rest of the place is lovely with cosy sitting room area near bar.

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank Mark W
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