Haywards Heath Restaurants
18 restaurants in Haywards Heath
Restaurants in Haywards Heath:
Borde Hill Gardens, Balcombe, Haywards Heath, RH16 1XP [Map]
Borde Hill Gardens are one of the great tourist attractions of Sussex, and, apart from being a wonderful dendrological experience, they also play host to Jeremy's Restaurant, benefiting from the classy modern European food that Jeremy's offers, while the restaurant gains with a dramatic setting. Described on their website as, 'its light and airy interior and expanse of outside terracing overlooking the Victorian walled garden, is a rare find' there are few who would disagree.
Jeremy and Vera Ashpool have gathered many thousands of loyal and appreciative customers over the years. The opening of Jeremy's at Borde Hill is an exciting step in their restaurant's evolution, which has led from a tiny bistro many years ago to today's national recognition and awards. Much of the success in the kitchen comes from the choice of produce and materials and the regular use of French and Spanish techniques keeps boredom at bay.
The food has a lot to recommend it, both in terms of range and quality, and typical starters could consist of cured mackerel with apple, smoked trout and horseradish salad; risotto of local game and mushrooms; tea smoked duck breast, plum relish and micro salad, and blue cheese mousse with walnut salad and garden grape dressing.
Their local signature dishes include roast loin of suet pudding of Balcombe venison with pomme Anna, hispy cabbage and red wine jus, and pan-fried rump of South Down lamb served alongside mini shepherd's pie, runner beans and rosemary jus.
Mains might well consist of roast South Coast sea bass, oyster beignet, homemade linguine, buttered spinach and a vanilla clam sauce; roast breast of ballotine of guinea fowl, organic kale, fondant potato and roasted plum sauce, or spiced roast pumpkin, split peas and sweet chilli dressing.
Outstanding amongst the array of puddings are blackcurrant and almond tart with blackcurrant and crème de cassis sorbet, and sticky toffee pudding with hot toffee sauce. House wines start from £16 for the white or red, and there is a good choice beyond in addition to a specially chosen selection each month to complement the seasonal dishes on the carte.
For more information, why not visit their Website for events and menus or even find details on planning your wedding at Jeremy's, a speciality of theirs.
33 The Broadway, Haywards Heath, RH16 3AS [Map]
Café Rouge has over one hundred branches throughout Britain all offering a wide range of dishes drawn from the French cuisine. Slightly less than half their branches are in or close to London. Almost inevitably the décor and design of each restaurant differs from the others, but there is a general curtsy towards La France.
Many restaurants do an excellent breakfast, or shall we say petit dejeuner, at which such delights as scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on toasted brioche, croque Madame, croissants and pain au chocolat make welcome appearances, and to their credit the English traditional gets top billing.
An array of small dishes takes in pulled pork pâté with French bread, and spicy beef and lamb sausage with harissa mayonnaise. Salads and pasta feature largely, as do baguettes and croques. Quick dishes, ideal for lunch, include slices of saucisson and cured pork loin with French bread.
Moving on to more serious stuff we find steaks, an 8oz bavette and thin cut rib eye, with a choice of béarnaise or peppercorn sauce. No French menu would be complete without the poulet jaune grille, pan-roasted breast of corn-fed chicken served on a warm taboulé of bulgar wheat and a medley of roasted vegetables with minted crème fraîche, or a steak frites before moving on to the crème brûlée, or the tart tatin. Almost invariably the coffee tastes like coffee should, something that sadly can all too often still not be said of our English restaurants, who depend too much upon technology and too little on the acquisition of a certain flair for this important conclusion to a meal.
By now we all know that the French, despite their distinctive habits when it comes to matters of satisfying the inner man, maintain a miraculous longevity of life. This is generally attributed to a number of causes, of which a measured consumption of decent wine is foremost. Café Rouge, you may be pleased to hear, encourages this with a well-chosen selection of French wines. Their prix fixe lunch and meals for children, both at a very reasonable figure, also offer excellent value.
Their Website will keep you updated on menu changes, news and other competitions and offers from the Café Society.
Christmas Party Menu - 3 courses £19.95 / Christmas Day Feast Menu £50 Book
20% off your total bill - Book our Christmas Party menu any time in November and get 20% off your total bill Book
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60 The Broadway, Haywards Heath, RH16 3AR [Map]
Prezzo has been delighting diners for over eight years, and this Italian restaurant chain has since been able to expand throughout large parts of England and Scotland with some 141 outlets.
Interestingly, the company seeks to restore either impressive buildings or ones of local interest. The conversion of the Newbury library and other listed buildings, such as those in Salisbury, Romsey and Mayfair, are all welcome examples of 'new use'. Their trendy and sophisticated décor usually consists of tiled or wooden floors with delicate lights and colourful paintings, along with wooden furniture and sparkling cutlery, creating a setting that is suitable for a relaxed lunch, a family meal or an evening out with friends.
The restaurants are of particular appeal to those who like genuine Italian cuisine, and they use only the best seasonal products, many of which are imported directly from Italy. The menu includes pizza, pasta, risotto, grilled meats, fresh salads and frequently changing specials.
The freshly baked breads, like the garlic bread with mozzarella cheese, are perfect for sharing and give you adequate breathing space to order starters to follow. Crab cakes served with garlic mayonnaise or grilled goat's cheese with plum tomatoes and caramelised onions on foccacia bread with a balsamic glaze set the tone for a hearty meal. Best fun is to order an antipasto platter to share made up from seven well loved Italian nibbles.
Find pastas such as the unusual penne con salmone, with oak-roasted salmon, broccoli and fresh chillies in a red pesto and cream sauce, or firm favourites like spaghetti with meatballs, spaghetti Bolognese, and fusilli al pesto, asparagus spears with field mushrooms and roasted peppers in a basil pesto sauce.
Amongst the special pastas, the pollo mariano, seasoned chicken, pepperoni sausage, roasted peppers and fusilli in tomato sauce, is interesting and different. Italian menus would be incomplete without risotto, like tiger prawns with petits pois in a creamy saffron sauce.
Classic pizzas embrace, among a wide selection, the popular napoletana, topped with yellowfin tuna, tomato, white anchovies, capers, red onion, mozzarella and marinated olives, and the much loved quattro stagioni - pepperoni sausage, prosciutto ham, artichoke, field mushrooms, capers, marinated olives, mozzarella and tomato.
Specials could include the pollo Siciliana, char-grilled chicken breast, prosciutto ham and plum tomato slices, baked with their blend of cheese, only one example from the many tempting offerings that come out from the Prezzo kitchens.
You can accompany the food with a variety of tipples, though for many, Italian food requires Italian wines to be enjoyed to the full, ranging from house wine through Morellino di Scansano and Prosecco to liqueurs and beer, and there is espresso or fresh ground coffee to wind up an enjoyable meal, in company with a glass of grappa or sambuca.
This is Italian food at its attractive best, convincing and bringing together the traditional with the modern twist or two against a background of excellent value.
Prezzo is a lively group and opportunities to improve and update are never left on the table for long. Keep up to date with a quick click on their Website.
Handcross Road, Staplefield, Haywards Heath, RH17 6EF [Map]
The Jolly Tanners is one of those lovely pubs that take its customers back to the good old days when life was slightly less complicated and people had more time to sit down, relax and enjoy a drink and some delicious food.
The popular free house situated in the small village of Staplefield is independently run and the emphasis is on providing guests with a constantly changing choice of real ales and tasty home cooked food. Their dedication shines through dishes such as garlic king prawns, breaded whole tail scampi, homemade honey roast ham, mushroom risotto in white wine and cream sauce and steak and kidney pie, among others.
Tables are available in the dining room, bars and in the pub garden. Within watchful distance of the garden is a grassy play area for the children. There are quiz nights every Thursday and live music on certain weekends.
British, European, Pub
Syresham Gardens, Haywards Heath, RH16 3LB [Map]
1 Broad Street, Cuckfield, nr Haywards Heath, RH17 7LJ [Map]
Housed within a 17th century cottage, Cuckoo's interior mixes clean lines and white walls in contrast to the dark wood furniture. Owner Toby Erlam's passion for food and wine spurred him to traverse the globe in pursuit of a culinary adventure and his wealth of experience managing restaurants stands in good stead for his new venture.
Starters of borlotti bean soup, Parmesan and olive oil; smoked haddock soufflé and salt and pepper squid with garlic saffron aioli could feature in their seasonally changing menu. Mains take in Sussex lamb chop with bubble and squeak, lamb kidney and mint jus, fillet of pork with gypsy stew and black pudding, pan-fried fillet of sea bass, olive oil mash and salsa rossa, or pan-fried skate wing with Roosevelt potatoes, samphire, olives and salsa Verde.
For desserts try the warm pecan tart with clotted cream and maple syrup or the toffee and banana brownie. A carefully selected wine list incorporates classical varieties whilst also introducing new producers.
Gourmet, Mediterranean, Modern British
School Lane, Danehill, nr Haywards Heath, RH17 7JH [Map]
A consistently good global menu with a varied choice of homemade dishes makes this cottage-like pub a popular spot, a tempting start is created by their cream of butternut squash soup; warm shredded ham hock and Puy lentil salad with grain mustard or wild mushroom tortellini with mushroom cream create.
In the same vein you might follow with pork and leek sausages with mashed potato, onion marmalade and red wine jus; sautéed scallops with buttered spinach and herb cream or Scottish rib-eye steak with french fries, mushroom and tomatoes. However, desserts are their forte, with autumn berry pudding; white chocolate panna cotta; dark chocolate tart with vanilla cream or vanilla crème brûlée.
Eating is split between a small candle lit upper room and a larger dining area. The large front garden is lovely in the summer and there is an 'adult only' terrace at the rear of the pub under a majestic maple tree. The Good Pub Guide 2004 made them 'County Dining Pub of the Year', quite an accolade, and for the last six years they have been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand - an award for good food at moderate prices.
English, Modern British
Warninglid Road, Staplefield, nr Haywards Heath, RH17 6EU [Map]
Apparently, during the 19th century it was difficult for the owners of this inn to gain a license, so, after a prolonged legal battle with the locals, when they finally managed it in 1848 - they aptly named it The Victory Inn. The name also holds a resonance for the cricket team and its supporters as matches are played on the green, which The Victory overlooks.
The starters there tick all the boxes from onion bhaji and vegetable samosa served on a curry sauce with poppadoms, to fresh anchovies marinated in olive oil and vinegar and served with crackers. The menu wanders through familiar dishes like fish pie, fresh fillets of salmon, cod and prawns in a white wine sauce topped with cheddar mash and red Thai chicken curry, breast of chicken cooked in Thai spices with coconut milk, served with fragrant rice, for the main course. The house speciality of steak and kidney pudding is a crowd pleaser.
High Street, Haywards Heath, RH17 6BP [Map]
English, Gastropub, Modern British
Festive Menu - 3 courses for £25.95 Book
Christmas Day Menu - 4 courses for £75 per person Book
Boxing Day Menu - 3 courses for £30 Book
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Café Rouge has over one hundred branches throughout Britain all offering a wide range of dishes drawn from the French cuisine. Slightly less than half their branches are in or close to London.
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