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Michelin Guide 2024: 3 Sussex restaurants included

Three Sussex restaurants retained their place on the Michelin Guide for 2024 <i>(Image: Tripadvisor)</i>
Three Sussex restaurants retained their place on the Michelin Guide for 2024 (Image: Tripadvisor)

Three Sussex restaurants retained their places on the Michelin Guide for 2024.

Ben Wilkinson at The Pass in Horsham, Gravetye Manor in East Grinstead and Interlude in Lower Beeding were included on the list of one-star restaurants, just like it did in the 2023 version of the guide.

On Monday, February 5, restaurants that had newly received Michelin stars were unveiled at a ceremony held at The Midland Hotel in Manchester, along with the rest of the guide.

The full Michelin Guide 2024 list of restaurants can be found on its website here.

What did the Michelin Guide 2024 say about the Sussex restaurants?

On the individual profile for Ben Wilkinson at The Pass the guide wrote: "It’s a long way from Keswick to Horsham but, in making the move, the eponymous chef has brought life back to The Pass at South Lodge, one of the finest country house hotels in this part of the world.

"Ben Wilkinson is an intelligent and skilful chef who runs a calm, focused kitchen; sit at the high-topped tables to watch him and his young team prepare and then proudly serve a tasting menu of appealingly understated dishes.

"The flavours build as the menu progresses, and the suggested wine pairings are the way to go. Affable service adds to the experience."

The restaurant has earned a 4/5 on Tripadvisor from 55 reviews.

Meanwhile, for Gravetye Manor they said: "This quintessential country house is surrounded by 35 acres of glorious gardens; it was, after all, once home to pioneering gardener William Robinson.

"Ornate ceilings and fireplaces feature in beautiful lounges, while the restaurant sits within a striking contemporary extension.

"The kitchen garden provides the restaurant’s heartbeat and Chef George Blogg knows how to get the best out of it. Carefully executed, measured dishes appeal to both the taste buds and the eyes, with their assured flavours and colourful presentation."

Gravetye Manor has earned a score of 4.5/5 from 689 reviews on Tripadvisor.


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Finally, for Interlude the guide wrote: "The surprise tasting menu keeps its focus firmly on the local area, with produce foraged from the garden or sourced nearby.

"Skilfully crafted dishes show good balance in their textures and flavours, and take on a creative, original style."

Alongside its placement on the Michelin Guide Interlude also earned a Green Star award to commend its sustainable practices.



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