Thai Terre - East Dean

4.6
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243 reviews
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£25 and under
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Thai
Thai Terre is located opposite the village green in the picturesque South Downs village of East Dean, close to Birling Gap and three miles west of Eastbourne. At first a Thai restaurant may seem out of keeping with the flint-walled cottages and the well-kept traditional English village common, but this pairing reflects the driving principle of Thai Terre – to take the best the South Downs can provide and add an exotic twist to create something really special.
What 243 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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Tony
Brighton
49 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thai Terre in East Dean is a firs class restaurant serving well presented, delicious and authentic Thai dishes at prices that are excellent value for the quality of the food. The service is also delightful. Highly recommended.

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JulieP
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - very well presented - beautifully carved vegetables and pretty looking dishes all so lovely! Perfect finishing touches. The food was delicious the staff were polite and friendly. I could not fault it. The menu was delicious and I couldn’t decide on so many dishes but just gives me an excuse to go back and try some more!!
Highly recommended

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TerryE
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food which was served up very quickly. This was our first visit and we will definitely be returning and recommending this wonderful place to friends and family. Staff were lovely.

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DavidB
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding food of the highest quality with traditional Thai Service

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Molly
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Yes I would recommend - friendly and good value for money. BUT, we were seated upstairs (which was very quiet and had absolutely no atmosphere.) So I recommend booking to sit down only.

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Shazza
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly amazing food best Thai I’ve ever had x can’t wait to go back

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AnnC
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great service we thoroughly enjoyed our meal choosing the set menu so everyone catered for, would definitely visit again if ever in East Dean area

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DavidW
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, easy to book, happy and engaging staff, great food, not cheap but you get what you pay for.

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JenH1
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming atmosphere and the food was exceptional. Lovely touches like the sorbet between meals made out meal out a very special one. Will absolutely be going back again.

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RichardC
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food good service I recommend for lunch or an evening meals

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a really nice restaurant. Great environment and service. The food is really tasty and cheap!

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AllisterB
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We love this Restaurant. Always good service. The food is fantastic. This visit however was tainted by six over loud customers with no regard for other users.
Which took the shine off the occasion.
What can you do. .

LH
LukeHarris
Brighton
8 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb as always

CB
ChrisB
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely discovery. Delicious food, friendly and efficient service and all in a relaxing setting. We will be back soon.

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Janeyb44
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great quality restaurant in stunning location Staff always lovely

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KevinA
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend to all my friends. My partner & I have been to this restaurant several times and each meal has been thoughly enjoyable we will certainly be going there again soon!👍

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RachelB
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Would highly recommend!

SB
SussexBalancer
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I was somewhat disappointed; the village setting is nice, but, in my opinion, the intrusive signage on the shop front, was out of style and sync with such a traditional and unspoilt place.
The service was efficient enough, but nothing special, regulars got special treatment.
The food was quite a let-down. The mixed shared starter, was quite dull, flavours uninspiring and flat.
The singapore noodle dish, arrived in an unattractive " dark pile" of a uniform brown colour; not good visually and overcooked.
Pricey, for the quality level of the cooking that I encountered.
Pity, I would have hoped for better.

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DianeC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we had a truly lovely time. On this visit friends from Dorset were staying and were most impressed, particularly as one of them does not like onions/shallots. No problem they cooked his menu choice without. Lovely people always.

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GinaR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, very good value for money, will be back.

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keitha
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Dissapointing this time. Soup was very poor. The duck looked like it had been dried out. Another dish was horribly presented. Not impressed at all and our last visit was pretty poor also. Before that it was reliably good. A shame.

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JohanV
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food in a nice place
Many selections on the menu and correct price

SM
SarahM
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The service was excellent. One of our party has a severe nut allergy and the waitress took time to ensure all of our dishes were nut free. Lovely place to visit.

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thee service was so friendly and helpful, food good and we all eenjoyeedd the experience very much.

LH
LukeHarris
Brighton
8 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed, the food and service is superb.

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PatriciaG
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was fresh and very tasty. The staff were really friendly and the service was quick. My only criticism was that we were sat in a tight corner with little room to move!

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JohnL
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always good, excellent value for money and the service is impeccable, only let down a little this time by the lamb cutlets being rather tough.

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SallyS
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderfully authentic Thai restaurant with an interesting and varied menu. The service is 5 star and the setting is stunning. Highly recommended.

LH
LukeHarris
Brighton
8 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always consistently superb, attentive and friendly staff. We keep going back.

JL
JeffL
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Nice setting ,food is standard Thai . Personally I would like more interesting things on the menu .

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WILLIAMW
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Thai Terre is one of our favourite restaurants with authentic and delicious cuisine, impeccable service and excellent value. We eat there whenever we are in the area and we have never been disappointed.

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VivienneM
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Thai Terre with two friends at lunchtime to celebrate a birthday. Easy to book a table online. Food good value for money and beautifully presented. We were not hurried. In a very picturesque setting. All in all a good first time experience.

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for Sunday evening. Restaurant was quiet as tucked away in the small village of Eastdean. Food and service excellent. Very nice location. Would highly recommend it.

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SheilaO
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is the second time we have visited Thai Terre. The first time it was very good but this time really excellent and we will certainly make reagular bookings and will take our extended family.
A really lovely evening.

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windsorrod
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, super service

CG
CollinsG
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good venue for any special occasion. Excellent food of very high standards and well presented: very helpful and friendly staff. After this our third visit we will return again soon. A bit pricey but well worth the dining experience.

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GeoffreyM
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Having tried most of the Thai places in Eastbourne I think Thai Terre has the best food. However, ther are places with a little more ambience but as the food is the most important element of eating out East Dean is No 1

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DawnG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it great food friendly service reasonable prices and a lot of effort made with presentation- fabulous

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EstherW
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant setting and an enjoyable Thai meal with friends. Attentive and friendly staff

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CynthiaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Everything is freshly cooked and well presented. Very relaxing atmosphere and we were made very welcome. We shall certainly return.

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Thai Terre - East Dean offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01323 423956.

Thai Terre - East Dean is rated 4.6 stars by 243 OpenTable diners.

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