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The Curlew Restaurant

AA Notable Wine List 2018-19
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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Modern country-inn fare near the Castle

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At a glance

Tasting menu
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

The white-faced Curlew is perched on what was the old coaching-route from Hastings to London. A relaxed countrified atmosphere prevails, with a roaring log-burner and a fresh, open look to the decor. Mackerel comes both scorched and in céviche, 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. Clementine mousse with spiced fruit cake and egg nog is the truly thought-provoking way to finish.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 26 December, 1 January
  • Days closed: Sunday evening and all day Monday
  • Closed for dinner: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Gary Jarvis

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern Classic
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 16
  • Wines over £30: 78
  • Wines by the glass: 22

Price guide

  • Starter from: £8.50
  • Main course from24
  • Dessert from: £8.50
  • 2-course lunch from: £22
  • 3-course lunch from: £28
  • Tasting menu from: £80
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 50
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

A21 south turn left at Hurst Green signed Bodiam. Restaurant on left at end of road.

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