Farmyard

4.4
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117 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Local Ingredients
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
We believe that food and drink should taste bold, fresh and earthy — and never exactly the same. We bring together the best farm, sea and craft produce, and pair them with real-tasting wines and local beers.

We offer an all-day menu of small, larger and sharing plates built around the best seasonal and local ingredients from the land and sea around us – think fresh off the boat Hastings Fish, Pevensey salt marsh lamb, Bexhill beef, Lewes charcuterie, Rye scallops, local Sussex cheeses and veg from a small organic farm in Hailsham.

On top of that, we include some star finds from our friends across the Channel – fiery chorizo, creamy burrata di Puglia, top quality Iberico ham and fine cheeses.

We cook veg in creative ways, with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options alongside meat and fish.

We change our menu regularly and add specials on a daily basis.

All our dishes are designed for sharing, so order a selection for the table and
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G
Kent
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had two v pleasant suppers during our stay in St Leonard’s, a great neighbourhood restaurant with friendly service

BB
Kent
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service , Lovely choice of Food and Wine .Very enjoyable 👍

LB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and huge Sunday lunch. Cooked to perfection and albeit a massive yorkshire pudding - it still managed to be light and fluffy. One of my favourite places to eat. There was a table of 16 on the day, but we were still served very quickly.

JM
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food with a lovely ambiance and attentive waiters.

A
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Without a doubt our favourite place to eat in St Leonard’s. Everything about this place was great, including the price. Wonderful organic wine and delicious locally sourced food. Robbie the waiter was great and recommended some dishes - try the courgette flowers and lamb chops! Will most definitely come back if we ever pass through St Leonard’s to try their Sunday roast and their lunch menu

NA
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was tasty but luke warm. (Aubergine Tagine)
Staff made no attempt to check whether the food served was ok or rectify this when it came to settling up. Very poor experience. It used to be very good.
As this was a special occasion we won’t be back.

h
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was really impressed with the quality and service. The waitress was super friendly and knowledgeable about the wine and food. There were lots of gluten free options. Portions were also generous. I had a taste of everyone's food and it was all superb! My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

LP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Sunday dinner! We had the whole lamb shoulder for 5 people which was delicious. Could easily feed 2 more people. Extremely well cooked meat, gorgeous vegetables and huge Yorkshire puddings. Great place to go with the family. Booking highly recommended.

PH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Positive: The place looks nice with a lovely lively mood. Menu is great and made with local produce. Negative: We waited one and a half hour for our food and the white wine came warm! We found the food quite average, for example courgette flowers stuffed with goat cheese, wonderful idea but the batter was thick and dry and the baby courgette was raw.. unfortunately not pleasant to eat. Salad came far too salty and the sausages part of the meat platter were dry and not that nice. Service was not that great either. Unfortunately we would not recommend it to other people.

JA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Popular restaurant. Nice fllocbut rather limited menu.

T
London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Interesting food and very cosy place.

OT
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great staff. Advice given on the amount of dishes needed which was spot on.
Will definitely be back!

r
Oxford
35 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good place to catch up with an old friend. I hadn’t realised that the only choices at Friday lunchtimes was a fixed tapas-type menu. Slightly disappointed

JB
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it so much I booked a table for the next night when half way through my meal

LG
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blew my mind. It was full of amazing wines and the menu was interesting, varied and delicious. The atmosphere had warmth and charm.

OT
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

What a lovely little restaurant! Excellent food (the cockle popcorn was incredible!) they have non-alcoholic beer!! Really lovely evening was had

ST
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious, fresh local produce, lovingly and authentically prepared. Eveything… just perfect!

H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Flavourful selection of veggie tasting plates, extensive biodynamic wine list, bit pricey overall but a pleasant experience.

C
5 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Feckin delicious GO!

T
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner for my daughters 20th - delicious food & wine and very friendly service

T
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Wonderful food - we had 6 tapas dishes between the two of us on our wedding anniversary and each one was delicious. On the hottest day of the year we would have appreciated air-conditioning and chilled water, but the door was open and 3 dishes plus a glass of wine for £12.50 is excellent value.

DW
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely setting. Felt very continental. Food was lovely. Service was very good. Would not hesitate to recommend to a friend!

j
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very welcoming staff who took the trouble to provide us with an amazing Sunday lunch even though we were slightly after the end of lunch service. Food was amazing,

JT
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic little place! We stumbled upon it on the way from St Leonards train station and knew we had to visit it. Not only we dined there once but ended up having 2 dinners during our 3-days long trip. Delicious, seasonal food, lovely service, cosy interior (great Spotify playlist!) and an extensive wine menu. What a gem!

M
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Starter was amazing. Roast was good but I had high hopes. Overall fantastic meal. Couldn't recommend this higher

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow incredible food and the service was second to none... all the staff really knowledgeable about the food and wine, I have read reviews of people complaining about the price being London prices in St.Leonards all I can say is when you pay for a dining experience that good the price is more than fair, no restaurant like it in the area, cannot wait to go back!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Farmyard is a little jewel of a restaurant in Hastings - the food is excellent - the staff are attentive and always smiling giving the restaurant a great ambience and feel —- Loved it!!

C
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Had been really looking forward to eating here having heard good things about it, locally sourced food/sustainable/interesting wine list etc. So much for the Concept, our visit was a huge disappointment. On the surface it looks good, interesting menu, nice ambience, friendly enthusiastic wait staff. But the food we had was cooked & presented without a smidgen of love, care or attention. Including a plate of almost-inedible overcooked lamb chops and a plate of roasted-veg-on-pea slop. A triumph of marketing concept over food, won’t be going back.

CN
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyable evening. Had a limited menu due to a late delivery but the specials were good. Will go again for the sharing platter!

s
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 3rd meal at Farmyard, always 10/10. Added bonus of being open on a Monday whilst everyone else is closed.

PS
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I heard good things about Farmyard, and was really pleased with the look and feel of the place, but was rather disappointed in our rather bland food. I had the lamb chops and my partner the skirt steak, but we both felt our dishes lacked depth of flavour. The quality of the produce was spot on, but the lack of seasoning a bit strange, or was that the point?
We also felt the wine selection, although extensive, was rather expensive, giving you little choice under the £35 a bottle mark.

DD
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is the second time we've visited the restaurant in a week. On both occasions, we were met by courteous, friendly and welcoming staff.
The ambience is great, with an excellent selection of music and really stylish decor.
The staff have a great knowledge of the food and the drinks, and offered us a taster to help us choose our wine.
The food was excellent, especially the Mussels in sherry etc and the ribeye steak. The only criticism is the aubergine dip was too finely purified, rather than mashed.
The Eton mess with the brown sugar meringues was to die for!!!
I have no hesitation in recommending it, and my two children, who live and work in London, and are real foodies, loved it too.

LB
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really lovely independent restaurant and wine bar with a great range of fresh local fish, plus lots of really creative dishes. Steak tartare, huge oysters and the cheese board all amazing, lamb chops looked epic too. Not super cheap, but I think really good value for what you're getting with top local produce and amazing carefully sourced wines. Highly recommend for lunch or dinner.

JM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Two quibbles: my partner ordered bone marrow with his beef skirt which wasn't delivered with the main and took at least ten minutes to arrive after reminding the wait staff. The buttered boiled cabbage was not the sort of spring greens expected when ordering and they were returned and not charged for. However, both my lamp chops and my partner's beef were very tender, and my harissa beans very tasty. We shared a starter of salt cod brandade crostini, no room for pudding!

AG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a treat! Our first time at Farmyard and certainly won't be our last. Great ambiance, attentive service, immense wine and beer selection and every dish was absolutely on point. Well deserved 10/10.

GD
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Stick with mains as these were really good. Fantastic chips. Starters were nice but were straight from the fridge which affected your ability to taste the flavours . Wine was expensive for the quality. Staff really friendly and a nice relaxed ambience. Pretty good overall.

MG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and wine, a friendly atmosphere & good service.

AS
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always relaxing, delicious and special. Sunday roast is excellent and the cauliflower cheese is heavenly. Definitely worth a visit any day of the week.

l
London
23 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Farmyard is a fabulous place for popping in for a drink or sampling the fantastic food. We had lunch on Sunday and think it was one of the best Sunday lunches I've had- great ingredients, superbly cooked and presented and a super wine list - and the staff are lovely 😀

c
London
94 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Right by Warrior Square station near Hastings and a little “find” being run by a round enterprising team. Good wholesome food and lots of organic foods and drinks. They didn’t accept my dining cheque, sadly. And knew nothing about it.

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