Review on No. 1 Broad Street
Previously a vintage tea room, the aptly named No. 1 Broad Street restaurant has been given a new lease of life, set in the pretty Saxon village of Cuckfield in West Sussex, just 13 miles north of Brighton. Bright red steps lead into the smart double-fronted, white painted 19th century building which is laid out over two floors.
Inside it's a good-looking place that has been cleverly designed in a contemporary style, with neutral colours and striking pictures decorating the walls. On the first floor there's an intimate private dining space, seating up to 14 guests at a solid marble and wood table. During summer months a flower filled patio is perfect for pre-dinner aperitifs, or you are invited to just pop in for a leisurely drink and soak up the atmosphere.
Taking helm of the kitchen is esteemed chef Johnny Stanford, the former Head Chef of Jodie Kidd's Half Moon gastropub in Kidford and Pascere in Brighton. His career has also included high profile restaurants like Juniper in Altrincham, Restaurant 21212 in Edinburgh and The Pass at South Lodge Hotel.
Showcasing a concise menu, the kitchen focuses on the finest of British produce emphasising the very best of the four seasons. Smoked duck, pickled pear, kohlrabi gets the ball rolling, before a main course of cornfed chicken, trompette, King Edward and truffle. To finish sweet temptations might include chocolate caramel paired with salted peanut ice cream or sloe Bakewell, smoked almond and sloe vinegar.
Europe is the main contributor to the carefully chosen wine list, and there's also a delicious selection of cocktails. The restaurant offers fine dining with a relaxed ambience and friendly service.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Wed-Sat
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm Tue-Thu (6.00 - 9.30pm Fri & Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card