Review on Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa

Ockenden Manor at Cuckfield is all about understated class and elegance and this fine-looking sixteenth-century manor, set amid nine acres of impeccably maintained grounds, is a joy to behold. The low-ceilinged hallway leads to a pair of dining rooms with oak panelling, hand-painted ceilings and stained-glass windows; a log fire blazes in the winter months.

Michelin-starred chef Stephen Crane offers a choice of menus and delivers top-end modern food with confidence and creativity. A signature dish of honey-roast quail with boudin blanc, ravioli and mushroom consommé gives some idea of the style, and the carefully composed repertoire might also take in duck breast with caramelised apples, Savoy cabbage and creamed celeriac or saddle of Ditchling lamb accompanied by wild garlic leaves and Parmesan gnocchi.

Fish also shows up impressively in – say – noisettes of monkfish wrapped in Parma ham with tomato and basil mayonnaise and warm potato salad or fillet of cod with Puy lentils, confit garlic and red wine sauce. Desserts conclude proceedings with a flourish: warm bitter chocolate tart with almond cream or 'savarin' of red cherries with crème fraîche ice cream, for example. The high-flying international wine list offers an abundance of serious bottles at serious prices, although a dozen house selections by the glass will suit those on a tight budget.

Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens

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Modern French


Stephen Crane

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.00pm

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa

  • Alfresco dining
  • Partial disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 76 covers


Accomodation is available


WiFi is available


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa
Ockenden Lane
RH17 5LD

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