Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa - The Restaurant

12 reviews
£41 and over
Contemporary British

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Afternoon Tea
The elegant Tapestry Restaurant at Bailiffscourt Hotel with its
medieval architecture, mullioned windows and tapestry-hung walls
offers the perfect venue for a relaxing lunch or a romantic dinner.

Our Head Chef, Russell Williams who has worked with such notable chefs
as Nico Ladenis, has created a menu of modern English cuisine that includes a fresh new interpretation of classic dishes. During the
summer months our rose-clad Courtyard provides an attractive and
informal setting for light lunches and traditional afternoon teas.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 12 People Are Saying
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3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019

Service was a bit clumsy given the lack of space around the table and experience of staff. No draft bitter so asked for a bottle and the guy brought a Stella.
Menu listed green buttered hispi cabbage but came with caramelised red cabbage.
Tried to pay at table and was told to pay at reception and then had to stand waiting while new guests checked in?
Expect much better for the price.

2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019

Myself and four friends booked a twighlight spa package which included a two course dinner and glass of fizz for friday afternoon/evening. The spa is lovely although the changing rooms are slightly tight for space. After our treatment, which was excellent, but sadly too short, we then moved over to the manor house for cocktails and dinner which were wonderful!
We then walked back to my friends holiday home along the beach leaving our car at the hotel for the night which we had pre-arranged for picking up the next day.
One of the girls realised that she had left her jacket at the hotel after we'd picked the car up the next day so we decided to book Sunday lunch at the restaurant as we had been so impressed, however when we arrived for our 12.00 table it was not ready (our fault entirely as we were five minutes early) The lady/maitre d was extreamly grumpy with us, telling us in a very stern tone to go and wait in the lounge. We never saw the lady again (thank goodness) a lovely young chap saw us sitting in the lounge and came over with menus, then taking us through to our table.
The menu was almost the same as the friday night menu apart from the addition of a couple of roast choices. Our starters were excellent but unfortunately the roast was very disappointing, the gravy was extreamly watery and the meal overall was bland. The reason that I didn't rate five stars overall was because of our Sunday lunch experience. We will be back to use the spa!

1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019

We love coming here as a treat but always use a discount coupon as the cost of the drinks in particular is ex pensive. However our guest euligised about everything .The staff are attentive and very pleasant and this is a most relaxing lunch.

East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019

With the special offer deal this was a fabulous experience

OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2018

Absolutely loved our stay at Baliffs Court so much so we returned for lunch a few weeks later with the in-laws! Only slight negative was service could be slow and haphazard, but always very friendly. Overall we had a lovely time and will return again next year.

1 review
Dined on 18 February 2018

Delicious lunch in a lovely setting. Very friendly and attentive staff.

OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2018

quirky, great location, set menu is good value. Would go again.

OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2017

We were a local couple who were looking for somewhere to celebrate a significant birthday. We arrived a little early for our evening meal and seemed as if we were too early (6.45pm) as there was little sign of life. Eventually we were offered drinks and a little later shown to the table we had booked. Menu options discussed, our orders were taken and the first course arrived in reasonable time. There was butter on the table, but only after we had consumed our soup were we offered apologies and some bread roles. The main course was more quality rather than quantity and deserts were good. While were consumed our meal other customers arrived and were served; however, this gave the staff the opportunity to ignore us such that it took 20 minutes before we could attract somebody's attention in order to pay the bill. Despite the quality, the meal was not good value and the service failed to meet expectations.

OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2017

Reasonable value with deal offered, doubtful at full price! They'd probably sell more of their better than average wines if they got real with their pricing.
They should understand that there are an increasing number of food outlets in the area which have similar qualities. Some of them, notably the Kennels, have addressed the issues indicated above and benefitted thereby.

3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2017

Tasty food, but too much waiting: water 30 minutes, bread 45, 1-st course 1,5 hours, 2-nd-2,5!

West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2017

Bailiffs Court is a gem we found over 20yrs ago and is a great favourite with family and friends alike. We live just over an hour away but the distance is no deterrent! It is sited by the sea and the traditional decor is warm and inviting. The dinning room is cosy and well set out. The staff are efficient and friendly..but most important of all the food which is delicious, is well presented and the menu is creatively assembled to cater for many a different palette. The bar and snugs that interconnect are warm and inviting ..often with a lit fire and the smell of tea and hot scones!. Just perfect!

59 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2016

The location of Baliffscourt is very pretty and well sign posted. The welcome on arrival is very nice and there are lovely ante rooms to have a pre lunch drink and review the menus. The food is excellent. We were there celebrating a birthday (which we had not pre-announced) and the birthday boy's dessert came out with "Happy Birthday" piped onto his plate in chocolate. Always a nice touch. Very nice wine, very attentive service and we enjoyed our time. Plan to visit again with other friends and to check out the spa.


Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa - The Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 12 OpenTable diners.

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