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The Fig Tree, Hassocks, West Sussex

The Fig Tree

4.8
4.8
395 Reviews
£41 and over
English
Found in the heart of Hurstpierpoint, the picturesque village nestled closely to the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park, The Fig Tree is an elegant dining venue offering fresh and seasonal dishes.

Tempt your tastebuds and indulge with our ever-changing tasting menu. Offering seasonal dishes made with the finest local produce, it’s time to tempt your tastebuds.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    English

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Thu–Sat 00:00–02:00 Dinner Wed–Sat 06:30–21:00

  • Phone number

    01273 832183

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    James Dearden

What 395 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

  • West Sussex

    Best Food

  • West Sussex

    Best Service

  • West Sussex

    Best Ambience

  • West Sussex

    Best Value

  • West Sussex

    Fit for Foodies

  • West Sussex

    Healthy

  • West Sussex

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • West Sussex

    Romance

  • West Sussex

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  1. VC

    ViviC

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at the Fig Tree is fantastic. It is better than some of the more expensive restaurants in nearby Brighton. Each dish on the tasting menu is really well thought through and executed - truly delicious. A local chef and master practitioner who cooks from the heart.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food!
  3. VW

    VeenaW

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always the Fig Tree delivers at every level. Good service and ambiance all excellent. Would be our preferred venue for very time .
  4. LC

    LC247

    West Sussex

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely superb! We had a fantastic evening and loved the tasting menu. Every dish was beautifully presented and tasted amazing, with different textures, colours and flavours combining together into one highly enjoyable experience. My particular favourite was the chicken dish, where the truffle cabbage added pure decadence and delight to the plate. We will be back - maybe with friends! One very small thing to mention (and this is not worth taking a point away) but I feel the descriptions on the tasting menu could be improved upon to more clearly explain what you’re going to receive. Currently, it’s just a list of ingredients but doesn’t explain how they are used, e.g. oyster was mentioned but it’s a flavour in the foam, rather than an actual oyster. I should also say that the service was very good, couldn’t be faulted. Well done, The Fig Tree!
  5. CB

    CBS123

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and great value for the quality. A hidden gem.
  6. CW

    ChristineW

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely delicious food, beautifully presented. Service was 10/10. They even remembered that it was our anniversary and presented a miniature dessert.
  7. PS

    PeterS

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall very good but disappointed that there was no a la carte menu, a fact that we did not check, having visited some 4 years ago. Tasting menus tend to railroad one into dishes that one would not normally order and often represent poor value. Having said that, the dishes were well executed and the cost was reasonable.
  8. TB

    TanyaB

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had dinner here and so only had the tasting menu which was absolutely delicious, staff were very attentive and friendly and service intervals were just right for the amount of courses served. A short easy walk also from the centre of town.
  9. AM

    AndrewM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic tasting menu, with well matched wines. Will definitely go again.
  10. AS

    AndyS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    On of the most enjoyable meals we have had recently. The balance of food and wines was well thought out and perfect for us. We had a small dog with us and had to eat outside which was fine. However an outside heater would have made it perfect.
  11. M

    Maureen

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the fig tree especially the tasting menu Lovely friendly Restaurant and always amazing food
  12. D

    David

    London

    100 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    great evening at the Fig Tree, excellent service, food and atmosphere - thank you
  13. s

    sussexpigfarm

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I have been going to the Fig Tree for quite a few years, and since Lockdown they are only offering a multi-course set Tasting Menu. If there is anything on the menu that is a no-no they have always substituted an acceptable alternative ingredient or dish and in our experience, every course on every occasion has been exquisitely crafted and presented and, often, there will be a few unusual combinations of ingredients that work really well together. Our visit last Saturday was no exception. The tasting menu was great value and every course truly excellent. The service was spot on too. If I have a small niggle it is the wine prices, which I find a little on the high side at every level. That said, the Fig Tree remains our favourite restaurant in Sussex when we want something special and several cuts above the average and ordinary.
  14. d

    doug

    Brighton

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Booked for an anniversary lunch . Food was absolutely beautifully presented and of course it was delicious. Service was attentive and friendly. Cant wait to go again.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect from the service to the decor and the tasting menu and wine flight to match were sensational. We loved it.
  16. JB

    JuliaB

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A gem of a restaurant with fine dining and an exceptionally well chosen wine pairing. Our " go to local". We will use it as we couldnt bear to lose it!
  17. HM

    HenryM

    London

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The tasting menu was excellent apart from the lamb which was rather chewy. The final chocolate course was one too far and was unnecessary. Service was efficient and attentive. Ambience was quiet until a noisy group arrived.
  18. P

    Pedro

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is lovely and well presented. Everything is served in good time which can be a problem with some taster menus in other places. The highlights are the desserts which are delightful. Highly recommended.
  19. g

    gilesa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very delicious well presented food. Good friendly attentive service.
  20. MM

    MarkM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy travelling to great restaurants including Michelin Star. This Restaurant is right up there with the very best….Scott’s in Mayfair has got to be exceptional in November to beat The Fig Tree. Thank you.
  21. G

    Guythatdines

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go here for a meal on our Anniversary and it never disappoints. The tasting menu is always superb, the wine flights are brilliant and well priced for the quality of the wine. Outstanding!
  22. JS

    JohnS

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always exceptional and delicious food beautifully presented
  23. J

    Jordan

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    What an amazing experience. The food was absolutely sensational, could not fault a single thing. From start to finish it was a journey. Compliments to the chef for this amazing menu. A little hidden gem in the country side. I would highly recommend to everyone to give it a try.
  24. CD

    CharlotteD

    West Sussex

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    One of my favourite meals in the past year. The taster menu was perfect, no duds. The service was attentive without being overbearing and we had a wonderful evening. Thanks so much
  25. KM

    KarlMainzer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Michelin standard. Fantastic simple menu. Great local wine collection. Decor could do with an update.
  26. PC

    PiotrC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We was enjoyng a taste menu an oferred coursees exeed our expectarions. Defenetly will come back in the future.
  27. SR

    StephenR

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and very friendly staff- it is always a pleasure to visit this restaurant.
  28. MP

    MattP

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    What a great find. The kitchen team is clearly highly skilled with some superb cooking. Great cooking guys, keep it up, we will be back very soon
  29. s

    steve

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and very good value for a special occasion.
  30. ME

    MalcolmE

    West Sussex

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fig tree never disappoints. We have never had a bad course here and the service is always excellent, certainly our favourite local restaurant and some where to go for a treat.
  31. JM

    JonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing food at the fig tree. A mention too about the wine. Never had a bad bottle either. Just go there and enjoy.
  32. CL

    CraigL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We Travelled a long way for dinner at The Fig Tree. We were not disappointed with a fantastic meal. Course after course was visually stunning and a food taste sensation. Great Service that made you feel special. A true gem!
  33. w

    workingknights

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, beautifully presented. Unhurried but attentive service. Suggested wine parings for starter and main were great matches for the food and really enhanced the experience. Will definitely return!
  34. PB

    PhilB

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    As always it is a joy to be here but service between courses was a little slow at times and felt needed a bit more attention to the table.
  35. CC

    ChesC

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    When I booked the Fig Tree I did not realise that in the evening there is no a la carte menu. My wife thought that the tasting menu was excellent. It was imaginatively thought out and very well presented. Unfortunately, I detest tasting menus so there is a big difference of opinion.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. The best food for miles.
  37. BM

    BrianM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All three of our party thought the food was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. We didn’t opt for the wine flight but did have a beautiful bottle of the Pago de carraovejas
  38. M

    jacM

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had wonderful time and the food was delicious. Service was great too! My one comment would be the portion sizes were quite small - I would have like a little more. I know some diners say it's a lot of food, but I did feel I needed just a little more with the fish and meat courses. Thanks
  39. D

    David

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, fantastic staff - an absolute joy. We will be back.
  40. SA

    ShellyA

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the six dish tasting menu. Delicious food, great service in a lovely setting. Thank you Fig Tree for an enjoyable culinary experience!

FAQs

The Fig Tree is rated 4.8 stars by 395 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for The Fig Tree

120 High Street, Hassocks, West Sussex BN6 9PX

Additional information

  • Area

    Haywards Heath

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Thu–Sat 00:00–02:00 Dinner Wed–Sat 06:30–21:00

  • Cuisines

    English

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    James Dearden

  • Additional

    Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wine

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