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Old London Road | Worthing, Washington, England
+44 1903 892271
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Showing 197: English reviews
Upper Beeding, null, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having revisited the restaurant I can only say that the standard of food and service has maintained it's very high standard with the added bonus of a set menu for only £15.95. The proof of a good restaurant is that you have to book as just turning up will inevitably result in you being dissapointed.

Thank Robert C
West Sussex
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here this week for their set lunch menu which was really superb. The food was excellent and extremely good value. This is a lovely traditional restaurant with a friendly warm atmosphere. We will be back

2 Thank A&JEngland
Sandbach, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
136 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quirky place that is trying really hard and succeeding in some areas but ultimately letting itself down with its sky high pricing. We visited with friends who often visit so before we arrived, we had an idea of what to expect. Upon arrival, our coats were taken from us and we were offered Bombay mix, kettle crisps... More 

Thank Andrew L
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We had a nice dinner at the Chardonnay before Christmas. Two couples celebrating a birthday. We were treated very warmly and the service was good throughout. It is a modest establishment, unpretentious but clearly taking pride in its offering. The food was fine but very dated, exhibiting a standard that has long been eclipsed by the market. In short it... More 

Thank Mark R
Bristol, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Very good service by varied aged staff- very good food with excellent soup and other starters. Three excellent mains - one less so. Two excellent desserts and attentive but not intrusive device. Wine list reasonable in price and traditional in scope. Coffee indifferent.

Thank Tim B
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I went as a guest for a birthday lunch. The place is an old forge - low ceilinged and small but with a more private room for groups and a large conservatory. The staff were efficient and friendly. The bread on the table was superb. Nice choice of wine. All the courses were good but not exceptional. Quantity fine and... More 

Thank peterpaddockhurst
London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

What a great place, supper but atmosphere, excellent service and wonderful food. The Cabernet Sauvignon was delicious, and very reasonably priced, and the boys enjoyed some good real ale. The set menu is excellent value and I can recommend the whitebait, rib eye, and really wanted a pudding but did not gave room. My husband gasped the steamed orange pud,... More 

Thank Denise2104
Steyning, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Lots to commend the Chardonnay about after a very memorable birthday celebration lunch. Careful thought had been given to making the event special. The food was very good, especially the dessert and the service was good and attentive. There are lots of little touches that make this restaurant stand out and if you are looking for a venue that up... More 

Thank Suerogers1959
Brighton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I've never rated this restaurant less than 5 stars previously, but the somewhat surprising price increases made for an unexpectedly expensive meal. Regardless of what you order from the A La Carte menu, you are likely to need to order some side dishes to make a complete meal & this is where just about every price has increased since our... More 

1 Thank Elliot M
West Sussex
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Reading reviews from June 2015 commenting on the tired decor, well things have not changed, the carpets and curtains are terrible, on arrival a great pile of dead leaves by the front door, filthy door mat and tatty bar. Fairly nice welcome from lady but the manager! did not bother to talk to us or ask how our meal was,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 17 - US$ 44
British, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old London Road | Worthing, Washington, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Washington
  • Phone Number: +44 1903 892271

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?