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The Fig Tree, Hassocks, West Sussex

The Fig Tree

4.8
4.8
373 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

23:00


Booked 5 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 373 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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  • West Sussex

    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

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • West Sussex

    Romance

  • West Sussex

    Special Occasions

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  1. J

    Jordan

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  2. CD

    CharlotteD

    West Sussex

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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
  3. KM

    KarlMainzer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    PiotrC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    StephenR

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    MattP

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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
  7. s

    steve

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    MalcolmE

    West Sussex

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. The best food for miles.
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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!
  19. MB

    MichaelB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had not been to The Fig Tree before and it turned out to be perfect for our anniversary. The service, food and ambiance were superb. Thank you to all at the Fig Tree.
  20. KB

    KimB

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Now been about 5 times. It is exceptional. Food and service are both ten out of ten. Best restaurant in Sussex in my opinion.
  21. P

    Porkmummy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the tasting menu with wine flight to celebrate our anniversary. We were put at ease by the staff who explained the wine selections to us and also why they had been changed. They were all friendly and happy to talk but not intrusively so. The food was well presented and arrived at the right pace rather than too quickly/too slowly. The courses were varied with an interesting use of ingredients. I like cooking and I sometimes feel when eating out that I could have done at least as well. This meal inspired me rather than disappointed me and if I can come close to the quality I’ll be happy. I’m already trying to work out how to persuade my husband we need to go back soon.
  22. P

    Peter

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We came to the restaurant for a leisurely lunch because of a recommendation and were glad that we did so because we had a most agreeable time. Pleasant ambience, friendly and helpful staff, flexibility in dealing with specific dietary requirements, good recommendation for wine. Food was good quality, well-prepared and attractively presented.
  23. MW

    MartinW

    West Sussex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous. Lovely staff and great good. A favourite place.
  24. MA

    MarcusA

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely lunch, great food, friendly service.
  25. SK

    SandraK

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Found that some of the dishes were slightly salty on this occasion (Talbot fish dish and beef dish)
  26. G

    Golfer

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    An excellent evening tasting menu with splendid food, supported by efficient and friendly staff.
  27. YP

    YvonneP

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service very friendly and welcoming Highly recommend
  28. DP

    DianeP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delightful setting, great service and the food was delicious. Looking forward to enjoying the evening tasting menu.
  29. RP

    RobertP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden gem in West Sussex. Amazing food, so good I forgot to take a pic of every course but a true culinary experience. Well done #figtreerestaurant
  30. PS

    PetaS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Superb food, lovely tasting menu 6 courses all delicious and well presented, service was very good until last courses where we had to wait 30 minutes for final dessert.
  31. H

    Heather

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food, wine and excellent service. The Fig Tree is a hidden treasure and well worth the visit.
  32. L

    Louise

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food - delicious Service -excellent Such a gem to find in a rural village Should Michelin listed
  33. AD

    AdrianD

    Norfolk

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful night, it was my Wife’s birthday and what a treat, the tasting menu is utterly sublime, each course is taste dance across the tongue and palate. They catered for my wife’s gluten intolerance superbly and the service was brilliantly attentive but unobtrusive, the staff were excellent and I would highly rate this restaurant, the treat at the end for my wife to celebrate her birthday was extremely well received and enjoyed. Plenty of table space and good spacing, made this an intimate experience even when the place was full, and why wouldn’t it be with food this good.
  34. CS

    ChrisS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    There is nothing I wouldn’t choose from the menu, always very very good food and service.
  35. GW

    GillW

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent tasting menu, nice mix of ingredients . Good friendly service.
  36. LM

    LouM

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never a bad experience. The food is wonderful, service great. Not a cheap evening but worth every penny for a treat.
  37. NE

    NickE

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent meal - quality particularly of the lamb for the main course superb. Wine pairings also particularly good. Staff very efficient and friendly.
  38. JW

    JillW

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fabulous food, such a treat. We has the taster menu with the wine flight and had an amazing meal.
  39. M

    Mardi

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Welcoming, excellent food, service, ambience. Delightful!
  40. R

    Russtie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to the Fig Tree once before and decided to revisit for our wedding anniversary. Everything about our 2 1/2 hours spent there was perfect. The 2 waitresses were exemplary in service and their knowledge of the food and drink. The chef and their staff skills were amazing. Judged be me saying to my wife "that is the best bread roll I have ever had". The environment was great, we weren't rushed and sat and had the most relaxing meal we have had fro some time. The price was a little high but tbh I feel it was worth every penny

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The Fig Tree is rated 4.8 stars by 373 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

23:00


Booked 5 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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