Wild Mushroom

4.8
964 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Worth the Drive
Welcome to The Wild Mushroom Restaurant. Elegant restaurant on the ground floor of a converted farmhouse, The Wild Mushroom offers a secluded and intimate dining experience for all.
Offering Modern English Cuisine mastered by Paul Webbe and presented by Head Chef, Chris Weddle. Special Diets and vegetarians are accommodated with ease, and with prior notice.
The Wild Mushroom also offer superb and very popular Gourmet events, a full list is detailed on our Web Site 'Special Events', Please Note Gourmets Evening can only be booked by ringing the restaurant direct.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Lunch:
Wednesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm - Sunday 12.00pm - 2.30pm

Dinner:
Wednesday - Saturday: 7:00pm - 9:30pm

‘’PLEASE NOTE: Should the Time you would like, or A Message ‘No Availability within 2.5hours be showing’, please feel free to contact the restaurant directly as there might be some availability not showing online”
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Phone number
01424 751137
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Paul Webbe And Chris Weddle
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Private Party Facilities
It is possible to hire the whole restaurant for a private event. Prices on application.
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Private Party Contact
Paul & Rebecca Webbe: 01424 751137
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Parking Details
Gravel car park adjacent to restaurant
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Public Transit
Bus stop outside to Hastings or Tenterden
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access
What 964 People Are Saying
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LS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday lunch was perfect. Only complaint was that there were only two of us seated next to a very jolly party of about thirty so the noise levels made conversation between us difficult. Maybe there should be a separate area for large parties so others may enjoy more intimate dining.

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SS
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We took my husbands grandmother for lunch here on Saturday as she lives this way.
We’ve been once before and I can say both times now we have had a lovely time!

This place is tastefully decorated, staff very polite & helpful and food is just fantastic we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves so thank you. We will definitely be back again sometime.

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V
Warwickshire
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fab evening at the Wild Mushroom. This restaurant never disappoints. Rose Prosecco and canapés in the conservatory. So civilised! Followed by amuse bouche, home made breads and the most fabulous meal after. This restaurant is our favourite local, such a warm welcome from Gerard and his team. Dress up and go if you haven’t been, you won’t be disappointed!

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S
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been many times and it never disappoints. Food is always excellent with a great choice and varying menu. Staff are friendly and helpful. Service excellent and good atmosphere, never pushy, always allow time for courses.

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LG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant, outstanding service and superb food. Highly recommended.

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ML
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brilliant we will be back again as soon as possible

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CC
East Sussex
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous meal, accompanied by excellent service. We will be back.

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GD
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Sunday lunch. Nice to be warmly greeted by our host! We'll go again soon, I hope!

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SV
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere

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L
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very comfortable cosy restaurant with excellent service. Very good selection of drinks and superb menu.

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DH
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive service
Lovely canapés and food was first class

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DW
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, impeccable service and and good food. Sadly our visit was just let down by their strangely low tables.
I’m not tall by any means and yet it felt like I was eating out of my lap and as a back pain sufferer by the end of the night my meal was somewhat spoilt by having a dreadfully painful back.
About time for some better tables and I will be back.

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SF
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took a friend for a belated Birthday treat, excellent service ,very tasty meal with outstanding flavours.
We both enjoyed the experience .

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d
Brighton
7 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit The Wild Mushroom several times a year and are never disappointed

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our sixth visit in a year, usually in company with 'foody' friends, all of whom have been very happy except our only evening visit on which we found the tasting menu a little unbalanced and lacking finesse in some areas - other dishes we could see passing looked up to the usual standard, and to be fair the restaurant was very busy.
We normally do lunch, which is exceptional value, and the restaurant is light and airy, with garden bar and outside seating for aperatifs and coffee. The table layout is excellent, and you never feel crowded.
Very happy to have an establishment of this quality so close at hand, we'll be back.
CK

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b
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food never had a bad night there

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KW
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here many times, and have never been disappointed. The food is quite simply sublime! The separate bar area (and outside in the garden in fine weather) is really welcoming and cozy, where you will always receive a selection of mini canapes (at no extra cost) to taste with your pre-dinner drink.
When you are seated at your table you also receive a small appetiser to whet the taste buds before your order arrives.
The staff are delightful and allow plenty of time for diners to finish their courses without any pressure. And the French manager clearly takes pride in his work, and in the quality of food and service that he oversees.
This converted farmhouse is quintessentially English in style and spirit, and is nestled in a tiny village close to Hastings. There's plenty of parking, though all the local minicabs know this restaurant well, and the staff are happy to call one for you if you would like.
The value for money for such superior cuisine puts many more pretentious diners to be found in London and Brighton in the pale.
Cannot recommend enough!

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we've had in a long time - beautifully cooked food and wonderful ambience. The staff are excellent and we would definitely return for another special occasion!

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CD
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to introduce friends to The Wild Mushroom experience.Our meal this week was of the usual high standard,well presented and served by delightful staff.We are so lucky to have this venue nearby..lots of our London friends are so jealous.

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J
Brighton
10 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is great and the service is impeccable. That the food is great goes without saying. Jules and his team make this place special, but it wouldn't be the same without him.

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GL
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and ambiance.

Staff were attentive

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

Excellent food and service as always. A real gem that we uave visited dozens of times in the last 4 years. I just wish we could go more often.

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SR
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All 4 of us had a fab experience here. It’s a very lovely venue and we can’t fault any aspect of our visit. Superb evening - always a treasure.

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LH
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our lunch at the Wild Mushroom. The food was delicious and the service was relaxed and friendly. This our favourite restaurant and we always have a good time.

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CH
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The very attentive friendly staff, amazing food and ambiance made my birthday lunch with friends just perfect! Thank you wild mushroom I will defiantly return and recommend.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and experience, people who appreciate good food should visit

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RI
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have already booked again.

Great place for any occasion

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D
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual outstanding food, superb service and wonderful ambience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite food as I remember it when it opened 20 years ago. Amazing consistency from the chef / owner Webbe! Week done

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A
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal.... the service was great....really nice place

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H
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable and food was outstanding. Introduced 5 guests to this restaurant for the first time, three of them said it was the best food they have ever experienced. Value for money is outstanding.

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NC
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time we have eaten here and as last time, it was great service and food. We could not decide where to go to celebrate our anniversary, here or Webbe's Fish cafe, so decided to spoil ourselves and do both (we went to the Fish Cafe the night before). Can't recommend enough I just wish it was a bit closer to us.

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AC
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and great food with some nice touches and surprises.
It won’t disappoint.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing from the food to the service. My mum has allergies and they catered to her even at short notice. One of the best restaurants I’ve been to.

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m
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always the first restaurant we think of if we have a special occasion to celebrate or for a meal out with friends or family. We had our Golden Wedding celebration at the Wild Mushroom a few years ago and they certainly 'did us proud' - excellent. Highly recommend. We commented this time that we had had our 50th celebration there and that we were there this day as it was our anniversary - 56 years! When our dessert arrived there was a separate plate with some chocolates and with 'happy anniversary' written in chocolate.
Very much appreciated.
We look forward to our next visit.
M&M

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MM
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fine wine and wonderful service. This restaurant is definitely worth a visit.

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ED
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I have lunch there it gets better I can not think of a better place to enjoy Sunday lunch.

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PA
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food and service,pleasent quite restaurant enjoyable dining experiance

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FL
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Admittedly, it's our favourite place for special celebrations - deservedly so - but I'd definitely recommend it for specials. Not cheap, not quick, but that means that (a) you're paying the correct amount for your food, and (b) it's being prepared for you there and then. One of the few places where I can confidently order my steak bleu.

For four people, starter; mains; and three puddings; a v nice bottle of Bourgogne Pinot Noir (that had been allowed to breathe properly; and a coffee, was about 50GBP per person.

My only irritation, which is an entirely personal one, is that I don't like the ambient music. It's too MOTR/Radio2 for my liking. I'd prefer either classical or no music at all, although in my perfect world there would be live, local musicians playing their own compositions and getting properly paid for it. However, that'll be right up there with World Peace, because I really do know exactly the kind of slender margins businesses generally, and restaurants particularly, have to operate upon.

The maitre d', whose name after all these times we've been, I discover, is Joel (?sp). Avuncular, courteous, witty, and very much aware of the delicacy of the relationship between staff and customers.

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d
Brighton
7 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, another lovely meal! We visit the Wild Mushroom several times a year and can always be confident of having a good meal and feeling valued customers

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