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Restaurant Interlude

Leonardslee Gardens, Brighton Road, Lower Beeding, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PP

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Restaurant Interlude

Leonardslee Gardens, Brighton Road, Lower Beeding, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PP

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About Restaurant Interlude

Michelin Star Restaurant Interlude is a contemporary restaurant set within the historic woodland gardens of Leonardslee Estate. Chef Jean Delport and his team are committed to providing each and every guest with a place to interact with nature and eat from the land in an unexpected food journey.

Where is Restaurant Interlude located?

Restaurant Interlude can be found in Horsham, at Leonardslee Gardens, in the elegant 19th-century Italianate-style Mansion House, listed Grade II for architectural merit. Only 1 Hour from London by Car or Train. Free Parking Available.

What cuisine is on offer at Restaurant Interlude?

Enjoy Restaurant Interlude's delightful, seasonally inspired dégustation menus and explore the vast range of alluring tasting dishes. An ever-changing set menu draws inspiration from Leonardslee Gardens, produce grown in Restaurant Interlude’s own vegetable gardens or surrounding land and by local farmers where organic principles are employed. The menu is guided by what is available in the garden, the team strives to build Interlude's pantry through patient harvesting and preservation, taking food back to basics and showcasing old traditional techniques where possible. Restaurant Interlude's unique cuisine is built on old and new techniques and Chef Jean Delport endeavours to show enormous respect for nature and seasonality by bringing the gardens to life within the restaurant.

What is the signature dish at Restaurant Interlude?

Dinner guests will be delighted by the presentation and flavour of Restaurant Interlude's dishes - all perfectly paired with award-winning wines. As the menu changes with the seasons, guests can always be sure to expect something new and exciting.

What makes a meal at Restaurant Interlude unique?

Everything on the menu is sourced responsibly and locally from Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens and the finest suppliers in Sussex, to ensure that exceptional quality is guaranteed.

Other information

Free Parking Available.

Restaurant Interlude also has a Garden:

Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens (Garden Section)

Information on Restaurant Interlude , Leonardslee Gardens , Brighton Road , Lower Beeding, Horsham

Average Cost: £90 (three course dinner for two including 1 bottle of house wine, 1 bottle of mineral water and coffee)
Timings: Open: Dinner | Wednesday - Saturday 18:00 - 21:00    
Closed:  9 - 23 October 2019
General Info: Seating Capacity: 40
Local Directions: By Bus: Number 17 runs between Horsham Railway Station & Brighton and stops outside Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens By Car: - From the M23/A23: Head South on the M23/A23 and take the exit signposted Handcross, follow the B2110 through Lower Beeding, at the end of the road turn left. The entrance is immediately on your left. - From Horsham: Head South out of Horsham and follow the A281 for approximately 10 minutes, the entrance is on your left. - From Cowfold: Head North on the A281 through Crabtree, the entrance is on your right at the top of the hill. By Train: Nearest Rail Station is Horsham, with trains from London Victoria and Clapham Junction.
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Review of Restaurant Interlude

Posted on by Chane MCustomer visited Sep 2019

100%

This really was exceptional. Felt slightly intimated with the two options of either 14 or 19 courses (14 is plenty by the way) and we were very full by the end but spread over 3 hours it’s manageable. Each course was beautifully presented and, for me, perfectly trod the line between inventiveness and ‘fancy for its own sake’. Lots of local sourced and foraged ingredients and all very well explained by the staff without ever being annoying. Reviewed by jeddie44


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Posted on by F TCustomer visited Sep 2019

100%

Stunning Evening!
My first time to Interlude and it exceeded all expectations!

On arrival we had a Leonardslee G&T on the beautiful terrace, I have tried plenty of gins in my time but this was gorgeous - light and fresh served with rose petals. A must try.

Anya, the Restaurant Manager, looked after us perfectly from start to finish. Her knowledge of the menu and ingredients was very impressive. The service all evening was flawless.

Now for the food... It was STUNNING!
The effort and expertise involved in everything from sourcing the ingredients to cooking them to perfection and then presenting each course so beautifully is just extraordinary. The dishes were so imaginative and different to anything I had ever eaten but perfectly executed, all delicious!

Overall a wonderful evening, in a beautiful setting and highly recommended to all who appreciate exceptional food, wine and service.


Review of Restaurant Interlude

Posted on by Joedelray DCustomer visited Sep 2019

100%

Another incredible fine dining experience!
This was my second visit to Interlude and I was excited to experience Chef Jean Delport’s Magnificent creations again!

We had our first course on the terrace, vines have been planted since our last visit and the feel was stunning, we felt like we were abroad.

The service as before was impeccable, the staff have great knowledge of the dishes and the areas of the estate that each dish is foraged from.

The different combinations of textures and tastes were an assault on the senses.

We washed the courses down with some Leonardslee Gin and a couple of different reds from the Benguela Cove selections.

Another great meal and a great dining experience!

You might even see a wallaby if you’re lucky!

We would highly recommend Restaurant Interlude.


Review of Restaurant Interlude

Posted on by 624 ICustomer visited Sep 2019

100%

Fantastic!
My boyfriend and I went for dinner here to celebrate his 21st birthday. It was fantastic, from the location, to the service, and the food!
The location is amazing, it is in a lovely building surrounded by the gardens where all the food is grown and collected.

The waitresses were great - they were very knowledgeable about the food they were serving us and would also do a wine pairing for each course. They definitely had an impact on our experience there.

The food was out of this world, with fantastic presentation and excellent pairings of tastes. We had the Garden Tasting menu which was 15 courses, we were very very full by the end of it but we are also still talking about this meal.

We went on a Saturday night and it was just us and one other couple, so there wasn’t much atmosphere but that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing as it meant there was more of a “romantic” vibe to the night.

I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting to celebrate a special occasion or to just go for a nice evening!


Review of Restaurant Interlude

Posted on by Chane MCustomer visited Aug 2019

100%

Amazing wonderful food
We are real foodies and we took my sister to the restaurant as a thank you. She is good cook but not a foodie. We all loved it. We had the 19 course tasting menu which consisted of a wonderful array of small dishes using locally (in the gardens!) sourced and often foraged food stuffs. The flavours and presentation were exemplary. It reminded me of l’enclume.
There was background music which I didn’t like but the staff were lovely and it was such a treat.


Review of Restaurant Interlude

Posted on by Chris 1Customer visited Aug 2019

100%

Fantastic experience. It was well worth the price and would highly recommend!


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Posted on by Stephen CCustomer visited Aug 2019

100%

I see Leonardslee in a new light after having the Garden Experience menu at Interlude. The rhododendrons and azaleas are the stars in spring, but the restaurant succeeds in bringing much more of the garden to prominence through the seasons, as many of the many courses feature things growing in the garden - sometimes obvious like nuts, but often unexpected such as the tightly curled tips of bracken fronds. For the connection with the gardens alone this was a wonderful experience, but it is also great food presented imaginatively by lovely staff in a very relaxed and attractive setting, without being in the least pretentious.


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Posted on by Cruiser 1Customer visited Aug 2019

100%

The menu and food were first class. The best dinner I and our friends have had for a very long time.


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Posted on by Clare KCustomer visited Aug 2019

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Claire didn't write a review, and has left just a rating.


Review of Restaurant Interlude

Posted on by Lesley ann MCustomer visited Jul 2019

100%

Amazing quality locally sourced
A young team working really hard with very high technical ability. Service was outstanding.
A couple of dishes need a little work (pine, sorry guys, too much) but everything else was superb. The mousses and creams were incredible.
Well worth the visit. These guys will undoubtedly get a one star Michelin soon. Good luck!


Review of Restaurant Interlude

Posted on by Tasmin 9Customer visited Jul 2019

100%

Simply stunning
We dined here for our anniversary, and everything from start to finish was faultless, fantastic from start to finish. Beautiful location, a grand and really well finished dining room, delightful staff and food that was amongst the most beautifully presented I have ever had. Really interesting combinations of flavours and ingredients and some absolutely outstanding dishes. We have been fortunate to have dined in many michelin one and a couple of two starred restaurants around the world and Interlude comfortably holds its own. If I was to have one grumble, it would be that I should have gone for the longer menu not the shorter menu. But that's my fault not theirs. I could have eaten their food all day.... A fantastic evening of really fine dining, thanks to all! We'll be back


Review of Restaurant Interlude

Posted on by Hazel HCustomer visited Jul 2019

100%

My husband and I had a wonderful evening at Restaurant Interlude. The staff were very attentive, each course was beautifully presented and the menu was highly creative. The menu included unexpected ingredients from the estate such as bracken and acorns. A memorable dining experience that I would highly recommend.

Fine dining · Great food · Scenic views · Creative cuisine · Tasting menus


Review of Restaurant Interlude

Posted on by S MCustomer visited Jul 2019

100%

A foodie extravaganza!
I was lucky enough to be treated to dinner here for my birthday. The whole package was spectacular, from the setting on a sunny summer evening on the patio of this stunning mansion house to the beautifully decorated dining rooms, through to the 19 course tasting menu with wine pairings. Tasty cocktails to start overlooking the fantastic gardens full of colour and stretching to the horizon, where we started the evening with some interesting delicious nibbles we were then shown to our table and the whole story unfolded, each course intricately described by the delightful and knowledgeable waiting staff. The chef expertly twisted the courses to cater for a meat eater, a pescatarian and vegetarians without any of us feeling as if we were missing out. True talent. The wines were all from the owner’s vineyard in South Africa and were fantastic. Each course was just right - small but bursting with depth of flavour and unusual ingredients mostly foraged or grown in the Gardens, such as pine needles, acorns, nettles, bracken, Hen’s eggs, honey from their hives. The whole, long evening was was a “show” from start to finish. Treat yourself.


Review of Restaurant Interlude

Posted on by Para DCustomer visited Jun 2019

100%

Amazing Experience
Whilst the food was exceptional as would be expected, the whole experience from arrival to departing was breathtaking. The introduction to the food courses was both informative and fun. Would highly recommend


Review of Restaurant Interlude

Posted on by Fubes TCustomer visited May 2019

96%

Fabulous evening! I wanted to take my wife somewhere, special, memorable, for our 20th wedding anniversary and Interlude was just that. Yes its expensive, but for a special occasion, the 'theatre' of the meal, the quality of the food, the professionalism and attentiveness of the staff was up there with the best in the land. Amazing.


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Posted on by Kerri WCustomer visited Apr 2019

98%

Creative, delicious, exquisite fine dining in a beautiful setting. The passion and dedication of the team at Interlude sings from every dish.


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Posted on by Rupert LCustomer visited Apr 2019

100%

Incredible!


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Posted on by Tom PCustomer visited Dec 2018

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Fantastic place to visit, beautiful surroundings really lovely people. We had the afternoon tea and it was best we have ever had !!!!


Review of Restaurant Interlude

Posted on by Matthew CCustomer visited Dec 2018

100%

Fantastic food and service in wonderful surroundings, could not fault the experience. The staff are fantastic and very attentive the service was quick and smooth with a huge attention to detail.


Review of Restaurant Interlude

Posted on by Andrew LCustomer visited Oct 2018

96%

We dined here on the 2nd day of opening. We had the garden experience menu which was very imaginative and creative. Both the food and service was exceptional in quality and standard and could not be faulted. The waitresses were extremely helpful and attentive from the moment of arriving to leaving. The room was tastefully decorated and in keeping with the beautiful house. My on feedback would be to improve the ambiance with the lighting. The chandeliers are beautiful but dimming the lights slightly with perhaps candles would create a very cosy feel. This place will become very popular as it becomes established as a quality fine dining experience restaurant. Will definitely be going back and would recommend.

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