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The Curlew Restaurant

Junction Road, BODIAM, TN32 5UY

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The white-faced Curlew is perched on what was the old coaching-route from Hastings to London, not far from Bodiam's 14th-century moated castle. A relaxed countrified atmosphere prevails, with a roaring log-burner and a fresh, open look to the decor, striped armchairs in the lounge, chocolate banquettes in the dining area. The industrious culinary approach extends to thoughtful appetisers such as a pork beignet with apricot jam, and a menu of modern country-inn fare showcasing Sussex produce follows. Mackerel comes both scorched and in c?viche, rootily dressed with beet and horseradish, while duck liver and foie gras parfait has both gingerbread and salted pineapple for sweet and savoury company. They could be followed by pinkish pine-smoked venison with spiced red cabbage, blackberries, and light clumps of sesame-scented granola, or a double-act of cinnamon and anise chicken with monkfish. Chop and chips is a trencherman's main that needs no explanation, and the chocolate fondant is a flawless rendition, served with hazelnut ice cream, but clementine mousse with spiced fruitcake and egg nog is the truly thought-provoking way to finish.

Further information

Tel: 01580 861394
& 861202
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Open all year.
Days closed: Mon
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Michael Mealey
Number of seats: 64
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 1
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £19.50
Sunday lunch: £38.00-£42.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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A21 south turn left at Hurst Green signed Bodiam. Restaurant on left at end of road
Nearest station: Robertsbridge

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