The Garden Restaurant

3.7
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18 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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Afternoon Tea
Here at Cisswood House Hotel provides an excellent private dining experience, serving freshly prepared food sourced from local suppliers, helping to support the West Sussex community. To complement your meal, why not try some wine from our extensive selection.

As well as private dining, here at Cisswood House Hotel we also offer a more relaxed experience, providing salads, sandwiches and light meals throughout the day and evening in our comfortable lounge. We also provide a delicious afternoon tea which can be served both indoors and outdoors, come rain or shine, offering our guests the option to dine Al Fresco, or even have a picnic during the finer weather days.

The Garden Restaurant at Cisswood House Hotel also provides a magnificent Sunday Lunch.
What 18 People Are Saying
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3.9
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3.6
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3.7
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CM
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a lovely afternoon tea, generous and amazing panacotta!

KK
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Terrible pie of the day - soup in a cup with thin pastry top
Server did not seem very interested - did not ask how the food was

CB
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Disappointing and embarrassing experience. Booked a table here for my friends 30th birthday and ended up walking out. Arrived and the restaurant was empty. No staff, no waiters and no ambiance at all. Waited for 10 minutes and then had to go looking for someone. Eventually a man arrived, looked confused and then told us to wait and walked off. We stood and waited for another 30 mins (and I’m heavily pregnant) and he didn’t bother coming back. When we’d decided we’d had enough and we were getting ready to leave, he came back but walked straight past us not saying a word. No apology, no explanation, nothing. What I was hoping would be a great and special experience for my friends birthday was a huge embarrassment. We ended up going somewhere else for dinner. I have a lot of friends, family and connections in the area and I will not be recommending Cisswood to anyone.

CT
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience from start to finish at Cisswood House Hotel to celebrate my mother's 90th Birthday on Saturday 11th May. The staff were amazing and could not have done more to ensure that every aspect of our time there was enjoyable. We would like to thank the team involved - they made it a perfect experience for us all. Thank you so much!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Have been before outside of Mother's Day and have loved every aspect. A bit disappointed that the quality dropped so significantly, particularly the service, on a busy day.

MG
London
22 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Our waitress was lovely and the food was fine, I had a Ceasar salad as a main, which was fairly small, but tasty, so could have been a bit more generous. The restaurant is a bit dated, obviously a mid-week booking isn't going to be busy, but we were the only people in the restaurant & we did have quite a long wait for the food. I think at the weekend it's probably a lot more vibrant, but it strikes me as first and foremost a wedding venue, so that's their priority.

LG
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff were very friendly and attentive, food delicious

c
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Husband booked the table as a surprise for me for Sunday lunch. (it was his turn to cook)
the food was lovely and the service perfect. The staff were very friendly, Tom was very accommodating and the lady in the black and red dress wearing glasses (sorry didnt get her name) was very welcoming and took time to stand a talk with us. Such a shame you dont let dogs stay as we would love to book a room but cant leave Princess the chihuahua at home. The gym and spa looked fresh and clean and we are hoping to join as members soon. the electronic candles were nice and looked very real, I had completely melted the top of one with my cigarette lighter before my wife showed me the on of switch

MH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mum and dad for their 30th wedding anniversary, we had afternoon tea and had a lovely afternoon - would highly recommend.

CP
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Such friendly staff, afternoon tea was lovely - lots to fill you up! Can’t wait to have my afternoon tea at my wedding 😍

ML
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Food was very disappointing. Risotto was watery and the slow cooked pork belly would serve well as a shoe sole.

OT
West Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had the fixed price two course lunch at the Cisswood Hotel near Horsham. It was quite enjoyable though we were the only two eating and the portions a little small. Otherwise good value and service.

JN
London
121 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2010
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Garden Restaurant, Cisswood House Hotel - Although Table d'hote seemed ok it was not to my liking so was able to choose from A la Carte menu. The staff could not do enough for us and the food was pleasant and well presented. If in the neighbourhood would visit again as good value and dining room allowed for tables to be private.

H
Manchester
13 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2010
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delightful gastropub style dining, all three courses well executed and delicious. Service courteous and friendly. Would definitely return.

OT
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2010
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A very pleasant evening with great starters and mains. Deserts tasted a little "mass made." Service very friendly if a little chaotic at first (no soda or gin at the bar, wine order not taken until after the starter. Still a lovely lace for a quiet meal at a reasonable price, we will be back

OT
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2010
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pub prices but restaurant style. Welcoming and attentive staff. Would most definitely return. Just a shame the coffee machine wasn't working!

OT
Kent
37 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch at Cisswood Garden Restaurant and although there were not many people it was extremely good food and excellent value for money using the 2 for 1 offer. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch, superb service and pleasant surroundings at the Grden Restaurant, Cisswood House. Highly recommended.