Review on Restaurant Interlude
Restaurant Interlude is ensconced within an elegant Grade II listed 19th-century Italianate-style Mansion House, located in the pretty village of Lower Beedings it's just a few miles from the market town of Horsham. A delightful hidden gem surrounded by 240 acres of the glorious Grade I listed Leonardslee Lake & Gardens, described as the 'The Finest Woodland Gardens in England', its home to an abundance of wildlife including a rare colony of wallabies.
This is the latest arm from British South African Entrepreneur, Penny Streeter OBE, who not only operates Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate in Walker Bay, South Africa but has also acquired Mannings Heath Golf & Wine Estate in Horsham West Sussex. Since buying Leonardslee in 2017 the entire venue has undergone a restoration programme, with the gardens opening to the public in March 2019, the restaurant is already wowing guests. Restaurant Interlude commands outstanding views of the gardens within a traditional setting that has been given a contemporary edge, tables are well-dressed and the room is illuminated by glittering chandeliers.
Taking helm of the kitchen is South African born chef Jean Delport, a keen forager who makes excellent use of their kitchen garden, as well as chickens, fallow deer and pheasants from the estate, together with organic produce from local farmers. He offers two set tasting menus to reflect the very best of the seasonal produce to surprise and seduce the most sophisticated palette.
Given the owners credentials diners can expect a first-class wine list to accompany the dishes. The restaurant was the proud recipient of a prestigious Michelin star in the 2020 edition of the Guide.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.00pm Wed-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card