The Dining Room @ Buxted Park Hotel

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12 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Boasting two AA Rosettes, The Dining Room at Buxted Park is quite simply the only place to dine in East Sussex. Located within easy reach of Royal Tunbridge Wells, just outside of Uckfield, The Dining Room is part of the grand 18th century Palladian Buxted Park Hotel yet offers its own special brand of uber-modern styling and creative food. Serving throughout the day, The Dining Room offers breakfast in delectable style before moving on to lunches suited to business or pleasure and dinners with a romantic, intimate flavour. Exceptionally fresh ingredients of the very highest quality are selected by The Dining Room’s kitchen team, headed up by Chef Neil Davison, for delicious and attractively presented dishes guaranteed to excite guests. Traditional food is given a contemporary twist by Neil and his team. An array of carefully selected fine wines accompany the realistically priced.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Saturday : 12pm to 2pm and 7pm to 9.30pm
Sunday : 1pm to 2pm and 7pm to 9.30pm
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Phone number
01825 733333
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Neil Davison
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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98 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Whilst celebrating a friends birthday, we opted for the Buxted Park for lunch.
What a gem, this charming establishment has to offer. The private dining was fabulous and the atmosphere and service were first class and as for the food and vast wine list, simply stunning. All made for a fabulous occasion. Happy to recommend and we will definitely be returning!

23 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2015
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Very average food for set lunch - it just seemed to be roasts and a choice of fish. Not much atmosphere and I hate restaurants that seat all the diners close together when the restaurant is relatively empty.

2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a wedding anniversary lunch and had a brilliant time. From stepping foot in the hotel, the staff were amazing, especially the general manager who has a second career as the next Bond I am sure. Great venue, fantastic food, amazingly friendly and genuinely helpful staff.
Great value and wonderful to end the meal sipping wine in front of a roaring fire.
Thanks for a relaxing, unrushed afternoon in a beautiful venue, we will be back!

2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. What a fantastic and memorable evening. We celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary and chose to stay local rather than travel into London, which is our usual venue for celebrating.
We were so pleased with the decision. The food was outstanding and the service matched. We were welcomed and seated in the bar and attended too by very friendly and professional staff.
We ordered from the bar before being ushered to our table in the dining room. The table was enclosed with a circular high back seat which provided a truly romantic and intimate experience. The waiter and the manager were very attentive, but not at all intrusive. The food was amazing arriving in generous portions.
We were very well looked after and will definitely book again!

2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2013
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The driveway is superb, glorious church on the way in, well manicured. Once into the hotel, a friendly staffer led us to a stunning courtyard with spectacular views and promptly brought drinks and canapes. We felt like royalty.

The dining area was better decorated than the rest of this huge grand house, once the playground of kings and queens.

We chose this place as we wanted a decent vegetarian meal and we were not disappointed. Smart and nicely balanced. Every course was superb and very considered. The wine was also well selected and we stayed a while drinking through the range of dessert wines.

Service was friendly and knowledgeable, would definitely return, cost for 2 was £185 with lots of wine! Great value.

27 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

buxted park hotel,buxted,a lovely lunch and extremely good value for the special offer price!! in fact would have been happy to pay the full lunch price for the food we had,All beautifully served by attentive staff in lovely surroundings.obviously this hotel is under re furbishment,the main dining room and bar have been tastefully done
my only complaint was that the dining room is in the middle of the hotel with no view and the gardens are lovely and it would have been nice to look out

1 review
Dined on 24 February 2012
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

fantastic tea selection. delicious cakes and sandwiches. so much left we had a doggy bag! beautiful settings and friendly staff

20 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met some friends at Buxted Park Hotel where we were having lunch in The Dining Room. The restaurant is inthe middle of the hotel so there are none of the beautiful East Sussex views but the food more than made up for this. We ate suserb duck liver pate followed by chickken in a delicious sauce and an amazing lemon pie.

6 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2010
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The Dining Room @ Buxted Park Hotel: I went for the Sussex menu and the wife went for the Buxted menu. My starter of lobster and john dory was tasty but not exceptional. My wife had a smoked chicken terrine with fois gras which she was very happy with. The rack of lamb was exceptional and the wife's steak was beautifully cooked also. The desserts were good. We had a half bottle of wine (driving!) and our waiter didn't refill our glasses which was disappointing. We'd go again though.

90 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2010
Overall 5food 0service 5ambience 5

Good atmosphere having pre-drinks in the bar area. Waiting staff very friendly, knowledgeable and informative. I had the local venison reared on the estate which was cooked beautifully. Would definitely dine there again.

9 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time in the Dining Room in the Buxted Park Hotel. Every waiter was really kind. First we sat down in the bar, to drink a refreshing cocktail, and we got some special snacks to accompany our drinks. We tried the three curse Buxted menu, every dish was really nice, only the best ingredients used. Everyone got a special appetizer, mushrooms, with cream and tarragon jelly complementary freshly made rolls and butter. We really recommend the place for special occasions,

25 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2008
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have dined at the Buxted Park Hotel before but this is our first booking there through Top Table. We dined off the Sussex Menu at 3 courses for £32. This more than doubles per head with drinks and service but made for an excellent evening. The ambiance is gentle and elegant and all the menu items served to us were very good. We will return adn our guests on their first visit were impressed.