Farmyard

4.4
142 reviews
£26 to £40
British

About

*PLEASE NOTE WE NO LONGER TAKE BOOKINGS ON OPEN TABLE - BUT WE ARE OPEN - PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO BOOK OR GIVE US A CALL*
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.
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NuKo
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, waiter was so helpful and friendly, made us feel incredibly welcome. Food was amazing, along with the decor and the general vibes, very lovely experience, would highly recommend.

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AliC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely place, friendly owners, fantastic wine, interesting dishes, what's not to love?? Will go again next time I'm in Hastings.

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JennyS
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was really good. We were talked through the menu, given recommendations and even offered things that weren’t on the menu. Food was absolutely delicious. I’m still dreaming of the Salted Pollack Crostini! We will definitely come back, maybe for the Sunday roasts next time.

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Jenfox
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fresh tasty food, friendly staff and cosy atmosphere

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LawrenceDunster
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever , Sunday Roast at the Farmyard is the best. Amazing foods , wine , service and ambience ..The welcome is second to none ..

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HelenA
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very interesting menu, unusual ingredients and perfectly cooked. Makes a great change to go somewhere where the food is exciting! The choice of wines is outstanding and to be able to have a glass or two of really good wine made it even more pleasureable. We will definitely be going back!

JB
JoBy
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb dining experience showcasing excellent local produce in a relaxed local restaurant. Thanks for making our trip to St Leonard’s so memorable!

BC
BozChick
London
66 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The passion of the staff was the first thing that struck me - they are informed about the food and the wine and can offer guidance. We really loved the fact that you can choose a selection of small plates or have a starter and a main course. It's really added to the cool vibe in this part of St Leonards and we'll be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
France
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved it , food was a triumph , creative menu , we shall definitely be back to work our way through it . Staff are great , bistro stiley atmosphere , just brilliant . Well done you lovely lot x

JB
JonathanB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was ok, could have been a bit hotter. We asked for one portion of beef to be well done but this was more medium. Restaurant was crowded and tables very close together.

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ZofiaL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I have eaten at Farmyard several times and the food has always been superb. The last time the service was terrible. It was fully booked but the staff appeared rushed and we waited for a very long time for the dessert menu after being asked if we wanted to see it and then even longer for the desserts themselves. The sign of a good team is when they are very busy but can still make each customer feel valued and listened to which sadly was not the case this time.

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KellyG
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Although tempted by the mouth watering selection of Roasts, we went for a few sharing plates. Standout dishes being; Roasted Celeriac a delightfully tasty surprise, and the Salted Pollack Crostini which were simply heavenly bites!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really relaxed feel in the restaurant, helped by the intimate size and nice decor. The waitress was chatty and helpful, and although we knew what we wanted it still was nice to have some help with wines etc. Food was delicious, very generous portion of mussels, although perhaps fewer chips than you would expect, but lovely nonetheless. Overall an excellent experience and very very worth the money.

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Samz
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The roasted beetroot with hummus was gorgeous, as was the chorizo sausage and fish crostades. The only slightly disappointing thing was the bread - a bit ordinary for mopping up such delicious juices! I would definitely go back and try out more things.

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RobO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here on Sunday for an outstanding roast. The belly of lamb is sensational.

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vipdeb4cake
London
15 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere friendly staff and wonderful food.

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GrahamC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tasty food cooked to perfection!

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Ernest
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food, amazing wine selection and friendly, knowledgeable staff. I will definitely be coming back. We only ate the vegan options and they were delicious, but all the food being brought to the tables around us looked great.

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Virgil
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue. Great, welcoming and knowledgeable staff. Impeccable food thoughtfully sourced and cooked with a masterly touch. Delicious.

PA
PANDA23
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and delicious

Fantastic, delicious food and evening. Thank you. Good one.

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RowlandC
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, ambience. Interesting wine/beer list and ingredients locally, ethically and thoughtfully sourced. Take a bit of cash if you want to reward the excellent service because if you pay by CC you cannot add a tip. Thoroughly recommended

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AndrewD
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Keep doing:
locally sourced interesting and unusual menu. Nice ambience and service, although the playlist could be less MOR.
Nice wine.
Could do better:
The table spacing didn't work for me. I'd have preferred, while the restaurant was quiet as it was when we arrived at 7, to have had an option of a table for two that was not adjacent to one of the three other couples already dining. Wouldn't have been an issue if the restaurant had been busier.
I had fish of the day mackerel. Deliciously cooked, this was served with deep fried potatoes which made the dish overall too heavy.
My wife had the aubergine tagine. This was presented in an over-complicated way that did not distract from a dish that wasn't all that interesting.
We shared an apple and blackberry crumble which we'd have preferred a little less sweet.
In conclusion, we had slightly higher expectations because of the interestingness of the menu and would want to give it another go in a few months and try something different.

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OpenTable Diner
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at The Farmyard with friends on Monday evening. What a joy. Cute little place with a playful menu which encourages sharing your plate with others. Right up our street! Food was superb. Delicious flavours, lovely fresh ingredient blends and quirky presentation. Service was great and attentive. If I could give this little family owned restaurant 6 stars I would. So far it’s the best restaurant we have eaten at during our two years of living in Hastings. Oh and they have a great playlist!

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DavidA
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been few times and always great food and service. There are always specials, this time a chowder that was delicious.
Great wine list and they are always happy to make recommendations to match food choices.

Fantastic place - highly recommend.

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Greedygirl
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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BobbieB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

LB
LynB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipmikegibson90
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and brilliant wine served by a lovely team. What more could you ask for?

JM
JenniferM
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food with a lovely ambiance and attentive waiters.

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Angelina
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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NealeA
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

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.

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hungryjen
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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LisaP
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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PHcocolovesfood123
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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
JeremyA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Popular restaurant. Nice fllocbut rather limited menu.

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Tintin
London
11 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting food and very cosy place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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reluctantreviewer
Oxford
37 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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
JadeB
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LG
LauraG
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

Farmyard offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01424 420020.

Farmyard is rated 4.4 stars by 142 OpenTable diners.