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.

Restaurant Interlude is also featured in: Michelin Guide

Rate this Restaurant


Modern European


Jean Delport

Restaurant Opening Times

Dinner: 7.00 - 9.00pm Wed-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

Online Booking Availability for Restaurant Interlude

Book Now

Online booking is available with our bookings partner.

Bookings are confirmed instantly by email.

Facilities at Restaurant Interlude

  • Disabled access
  • 30 covers


Restaurant Interlude
Leonardslee Lake & Gardens
Brighton Road
Lower Beeding
RH13 6PP

Customer Ratings on Restaurant Interlude

Please join our community and share your comments on this restaurant.

Rate this Restaurant

Restaurant Interlude Christmas Menu

Restaurant menus often vary from day to day, so the above should be treated as examples of what to expect in terms of cuisine and price.

Images of Restaurant Interlude

Virtual Tour of Restaurant Interlude