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The Fig Tree Restaurant- Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, West Sussex

The Fig Tree Restaurant- Hurstpierpoint

4.8
4.8
704 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

19:00


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    English
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Thu–Sat 00:00–02:00 Dinner Wed–Sat 06:30–20:30
  • Phone number
    01273 832183
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    James Dearden

What 704 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

Loved For

  • West Sussex

    Best Overall

  • West Sussex

    Best Food

  • West Sussex

    Best Service

  • West Sussex

    Best Ambience

  • West Sussex

    Best Value

  • West Sussex

    Innovative

  • West Sussex

    Neighbourhood gem

  • West Sussex

    Great for fine wines

  • West Sussex

    Romantic

  • West Sussex

    Good for special occasions

704 Reviews
  1. GrahamC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely little restaurant, attentive and knowledgeable staff, delicious food and lovely atmosphere

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  2. MelanieS

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The best meal we’ve had in a long time. Every course was delicious and the waiters were friendly and professional. Will definitely go back

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    East Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Fig Tree, Hurstpierpoint, is simply the best restaurant in Sussex and one of the best in the South East. Consistently excellent wonderful food and wine served with care. I love it.

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  4. Island2016

    Los Angeles

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    As foodies that have traveled and experienced 1,2 and 3 star restaurants around the globe, The Fig Tree deserves a star from Michelin. We did the 6 course tasting with the wine paring. Every dish was spectacular and the wines were perfect. We loved the amuse bouches, the bread, the chicken entree and each dessert ending with the macaron and the truffle. The ambiance in the quaint town of Hurstpierpoint was delightful. The only complaint was that the service was not very friendly or warm, but a bit stuck up and frankly, made us feel as if we were not welcome. And it wasn’t even a full house. I know Michelin looks at service as much as the food, so I suggest some staff training.

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  5. SueG

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was incredible. I have no hesitation in recommending The Fig Tree.

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  6. TimS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    James and his team offer fantastic food of Michelin standard at great value.

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  7. MartinW

    West Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just one of our favourite places to eat, ever! The team is great. Friendly, efficient and graceful. the food is superb and the value excellent.

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  8. PennyS

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food. Every mouthful a delight. Just lovely

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, absolutely amazing, the food is simply superlative.

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  10. Gourmets

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Again, an excellent meal. Each course was delightful. The quality of ingredients and cooking first class.

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  11. DerekL

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our goto Restaurant in sussex. Worth the drive from Eastbourne

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  12. PaulS

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top quality - excellent food, service and value for money. Would definitely recommend.

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  13. SandraD

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment we entered the front door until we left we felt welcomed. The food and service were outstanding

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  14. Golfer

    Buckinghamshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and atmosphere along with friendly and efficient customer service.

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  15. JohnW

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On this occasion we had the a la carte menu as we spotted the venison main course. However we were still able to enjoy the delightful canapes followed by the excellent plaice and the stellar. Our dining companion was also very enthusiastic about the halibut. The mango souffle was to die for all accompanied by a well priced Languedoc.

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  16. MarkN

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely evening in comfortable surroundings, with attentive and knowledgeable staff. The 3 courses and two - entree / amuse bouche were stimulating visually and heavenly on and in the palate. A lovely couple of bottles of red went very well with the meal and the whole service was a delightful and memorable evening. Thank you very much indeed will return for a special occasion soon.

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  17. RobertA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Up there with the very best restaurants in Sussex. Food is imaginative and served up expertly. A joy to look at as well as to eat.

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  18. TonyM

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the food, will be back . However the portions this time were TOO SMALL. The beetroot starter was lovely, but smaller than the amuse bouchée!! Once you sort that you will be back to a really great restaurant X

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  19. Nath

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have eaten here a few times and am always impressed. The food is simply amazing. Would recommend to anyone!

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  20. ViviC

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I highly recommend The Fig Tree. The food is wonderful .. exquisite flavours, beautifully presented and a good wine list. You would pay more for a tasting menu elsewhere and it would not be as good!

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  21. ClareP

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nowhere beats The Fig Tree for us! Unpretentious, relaxed atmosphere and the incredible food gets better each time we visit. Thank you.

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  22. RobertD

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had an excellent lunch-time experience to celebrate Valentine's Day. The canapes brought to the table, unexpectedly, were absolutely delicious, as were the the starter and main ourses we ordered. The waiting staff were enthusiastic, courteous and well informed on the food they were bringig to the table. Thank you to the front of house staff at the Fig Tree and compliments to the chef and the kitchen.

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  23. FionaC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food very good value for the quality Highly recommend

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  24. SallyR

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    what a beautiful find, absolutely loved it, will definitely go back, and regularly

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  25. Frazer

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You should definitely visit this lovely restaurant in Hurstpierpoint. The service is unmatched. The staff truly cares about your experience. The food is absolutely outstanding – everything we tasted melted in other mouths. Highly recommend!

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  26. PhillipaM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the nicest restaurants I have been to. The food was superb & each dish on the taster menu was an absolute delight. The staff were very attentive & knowledgeable about each course. An amazing meal

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  27. KathrynA

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service had a wonderful lunch on Saturday

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  28. MattG

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional lunchtime tasting menu. No missteps with the duck main and mango/cheesecake courses being particular highlights.

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  29. DaneC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little gem , the food was excellent as was the wine pairing and the service , would recommend, will definitely be going there again ,

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  30. NigelT

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Have eaten here many times and in recent times always the tasting menu, with its myriad delights of flavour and presentation. However, on this occasion my wife and I both felt the chef had surpassed all previous efforts. We ate recently at another fairly local and much more expensive "tasting menu" restaurant, but it was not a patch on the Fig Tree, despite its higher price tag.

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  31. NickD

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have to say that it just gets better and better with every visit.

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  32. Hutch07

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the nicest restaurants we’ve been to this year. Lovely tasting menu, great wines, fab staff. Will definitely be going back.

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  33. DavidW

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again we were delighted to use the Fig Tree for a special celebration. The tasting menu was a series of culinary treats and the wines went with it very well, except the dry fizz with the final dessert.

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  34. WendyE

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I have been coming to the Fig Tree for ten years and have always regarded it as one of the best restaurants in the area. I was extremely disappointed when I visited with friends last Thursday. The food was delicious as usual, what one could see of it! You served it on very large plates , with a tiny little amount in the middle. Two or three bites and it was all gone. I know you have never served large portions but I think you have halved the amounts. Coupled with this is the outrageous hike in the price since Covid. I do understand that you did well to survive and you need to recoup your losses. However, if you charge double since Covid and have halved the size of the meal , then sadly , you will not survive. I really am sorry to have to write this, but I thought you would prefer my honest opinion. Wendy Edwards

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  35. VivienT

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful evening at the Fig Tree celebrating two 70th birthdays. The food was outstanding and the service was carried out beautifully in a gentle, caring, unobtrusive manner. Such a lovely evening, our thanks to everyone involved to make it so special. Our favourite local restaurant, we are lucky to have it close by.

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  36. Taffie

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our party of 4 chose the 'Tasting Menu'. Chef's selection was excellent for all of us as was the acompanying wine flight. The change to to meet the dietary needs of one of us was much appreciated. Again, we look forward to the next time.

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  37. JanS

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food and they avoided allergies too, quiet as not many customers. Unfortunately I am registered blind and they didn’t have a downstairs WC, which means it will be doubtful if I can go again after having many yummy times there, it’s sad.

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  38. DebbieG

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommended the fig tree it’s a little gem of a restaurant

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  39. JohnS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb meal, great service, excellent ambience. The perfect way to end the year. Thank you!

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  40. SueG

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have already recommended this restaurant to many friends and will continue to do so. Had a lovely tasting menu on New Years Eve at lunchtime with husband and 2 sons. Greeted warmly by the staff, and we were made very welcome. Service could not be faulted and every course was presented and explained clearly and with good knowledge. Food was delicious, we will definitely be visiting again. Highly recommend.

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The Fig Tree Restaurant- Hurstpierpoint is rated 4.8 stars by 704 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 5 times today
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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 06:30–20:30
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • 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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