Review on The Wild Mushroom
The Wild Mushroom is housed in an old Victorian farmhouse, down a lane in the Sussex village of Westfield (a few miles to the north of Hastings). It has pleased locals and visitors for many years and - with Paul and Rebecca Webbe currently at the helm - it is improving all the time.
The business of baking bread is taken very seriously, and the wide-ranging menu offers a fine selection of modern British dishes. Fish from nearby Rye and Hastings figuring strongly alongside locally reared meat: loin of Wickham Manor Farm organic lamb might be served with aubergine confit, while steamed fillet of halibut often comes with orange and Vermouth sauce and vegetable 'spaghetti'.
Among the starters you might find Rye Bay scallops marinated in lime with red bell pepper relish as well as a terrine of pigeon, pheasant and mallard with tangy Cumberland sauce, while desserts could encompass everything from pannetone bread-and-butter pudding with crystallised peel and Amaretto ice cream to cardamom pannacotta with tropical fruit. The Webbes also run the high-flying Fish Café in Rye.
The Wild Mushroom is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Paul Webbe and Chris Weddle
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Wed-Sun
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.30pm Wed-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express