The Fig Tree

4.9
250 reviews
£26 to £40
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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1,000-Point Tables

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Wed 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Thu 12:00PM - 2:00PM 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Fri 12:00PM - 2:00PM

What 250 People Are Saying
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NicolaR
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Beautifully presented delicious food , we paid extra for cheese which was well worth it . As usual the staff were charming , we love coming here for a special treat .

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Gabrielle
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu is excellent, flavours are perfect. A taste sensation.

The service is excellent, staff are welcoming, helpful and efficient

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FoodieFC
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely lunch at The Fig Tree last Friday. The food, as always, was delicious and reliably good.

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DeeDee
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gem of a find on a trip to the South Downs. Highly recommended.

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Katkin
Kent
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as always and served in a relaxed, comfortable setting. The wine, too was very good as it always has been, and the service as always was friendly and just the right side of attentive. Great attention to detail is shown in everything. When is the Fig Tree going to get its well-deserved Michelin star?!

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NigelM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Been to Fig Tree about 6 times now and always consistent and high quality.

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Becks
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service. We went for my mums birthday and they brought out a special dessert at the end.

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MalkyB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We throughly enjoyed all 6 courses. The presentation was fabulous and the varied tastes sublime. I don’t even like duck for example but I devoured the course.

Would definitely go back. The staff were professional, friendly and informed. We would have loved to have meet the chef! ;)

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the pleasure to dine at the Fig Tree last night, I must say it was a delight, the food was excellent as was the atmosphere, the restaurant is small and inviting with good seating, well-spaced, gives a peaceful relaxed feeling to dine in. The service can not be faulted, very attentive and informative. For sure we will be back very soon.

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VictoriaL
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely exquisite. These guys need a Michelin star.

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CliveD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal, the Tasting Menu and Wine Flight was truly superb. Very attentive and friendly staff who explained each dish and wine.
We will definitely return.

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BryanC
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have been to The Fig Tree fairly regularly. As expected, it never disappoints. Great service, great food and great price. Would recommend it to anyone. Worth a trip.

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JamesS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, wonderful wine and super service - so lovely to spend an evening at The Fig Tree! Exquisite.

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Bonse
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Third visit, won't be the last.
Every course on the tasting menu was exceptional, as are all the little extra touches such as the freshly baked bread roll, the petit fours at the end of the meal, and the service.

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Margaret
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal with delicious flavours and beautifully cooked food. The front of house staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and very attentive, gauging the pace to the customer’s occasion. Perfect ambience for relaxed intimate dining. Have enjoyed dining here before and will certainly be doing so again.

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TracyG
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted with a warm and friendly welcome as soon as we entered the restaurant.
We had the taster menu which was amazing, the flavours and attention to detail was awesome, can’t recommend it highly enough.
Thank you

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vipJacqui
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal at The Fig Tree. The food was delicious, the service excellent and it felt very cosy. Another notable plus for us was the fact that it wasn’t noisy so you could hold a conversation without having to raise your voice! We’ll definitely be back!

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LynnR
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb evening at the Fig Tree as always! The food is simply delicious, the 6 course tasting menu is a pure delight. The service is excellent and the staff are very friendly. The Fig Tree is a fabulous restaurant.

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Gill
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both excellent and we will certainly visit again. The seasonal nature of the menu, the superb cooking and the friendly, yet unobtrusive, service made it an outstanding dining experience.

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Minimalist dining will never be my regular fare, but this was a case of it being worth every penny; a case of less is more. At first you think, OK, you're trading quantity for the tasteful presentation but, in attempting to spin it out, find that succulent slivers of fish interspersed with dips in the spoonful of accompanying puree add up to a satisfying meal. An experience well worth repeating.

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TomB
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was out of this world. Great service and even though it cost a lot of money, I still feel I got very good value.

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MalcolmE
West Sussex
7 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went on a Saturday evening which is unusual but we wanted our children to come along as it was a birthday celebration. As a result it was busier and noisier than usual which was good to see for this excellent restaurant but it was quite difficult to hear each other in a table of six. However this was more than compensated for by the outstanding food and excellent service. We always say that we have never had a bad course at the Fig Tree let alone a bad meal and that remains the case it is our favourite place to eat. We can highly recommend the Fig Tree as a special place to eat.

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LisaR
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, attentive service and good value. A lovely place for a special meal with friends.

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant really deserves a Michelin star as the food is simply superb. Dishes are always well constructed with great flavour combinations. Recent examples of an Indian inspired Quail dish and a Salted Caramel desert were some of the best food we have tasted anywhere. Service is relaxed and friendly which helps the overall ambience. For this level of cuisine the price for the set menu is amazing value for money.

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ElizabethB
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, fabulous service. We treated ourselves to the wine flight and whilst the quality and variety of wines was excellent for the additional £76 for two people, the quantity of each wine was not overly generous. This would be my only criticism.

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MT1d
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, welcoming , friendly and unobtrusive service. I'll be visiting again

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DaisyD
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service! Would love to visit again next time when we are in this part of the country

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Brilliantly accommodating. Looked after us very well. Excellent food, brilliant service. I would recommended!

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MartinW
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding Anniversary meal was terrific. The food superb and menu concept takes all the thinking away. We just relaxed into a luxurious evening. The team are great and nothing was difficult.

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OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food very well delivered

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Lara
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and food were amazing throughout the whole meal! Will definitely be recommending!

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PaulineF
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the loveliest experiences we have had in a long time.
We would highly recommend.

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scampibubble
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service exemplary. Wine pairing very well chosen. I could quibble about an element or two but I'm not that sort of twonk.

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EAKMFJ
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Sussex. Celebrated our birthday and wedding anniversary. Looking forward to another visit. Delicious food by an amazing chef and lovely knowledgable front of house staff.

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DanH
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent good, really, really good quality. The staff were brilliant as well. Everything down to the lighting was great. Would 100% go back and take other people as well.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food, every dish tasted delicious and I would highly recommend getting the wine flight addition. The staff were incredibly knowledgeable of the food and wine and the service was very good. A small thing was the cheese board supplement was a little bit let down by the crackers/bread it came with but otherwise we could not fault the food.

The restaurant was tastfully decorated and had a relaxed atmosphere, but being near the door was a tad chilly so would recommend asking for a table further in the restaurant.

I would definitely recommend The Fig Tree for a lovely evening out or even a special occasion!

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Raju
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third meal here in 3 months and each of them have been memorably good. The quality of the cooking merits a Michelin star, although in some ways I hope that deserved star does not materialise, as it might just spoil the ambience of the restaurant.

Suffice to say we will return for another outstanding meal in November and so on thereafter.

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ChristianB
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The craftsmanship behind the food was first class. The ambience although was not as expected although it was lunchtime. Service was good, my mum said the toilet chain wasn’t working but overall very pleased.

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Chris
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, restrained but cosy decor. Excellent service.

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LawrenceR
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and superb service, the waitresses were excellent and knowledgeable.
The only minor criticism which is offered to be helpful is that the ambiance is a little lacking. Otherwise first class

FAQs

The Fig Tree is rated 4.9 stars by 250 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.