Award-winning Dining in our Sussex Restaurants

South Lodge has two stunning award-winning restaurants; Matt Gillan at The Pass and The Camellia. Both Sussex restaurants welcome hotel residents and non-residents alike.  Whether you want a quick bite, quiet dinner or celebratory feast, our contrasting restaurants in West Sussex are the ideal places for eating out!

Matt Gillan, Head Chef at Matt Gillan at The Pass features on Great British Menu 2015Matt Gillan - as seen on TV!

Matt was delighted to be invited back to compete on this years BBC's Great British Menu. This year's chefs once again will aim to plate up perfection, as they fight it out for the chance to cook at a glorious banquet marking 100 years of the Womens Institute at London's historic Drapers Hall. Tune in to BBC 2 at 7.30pm on Monday 21st September to watch Matt in the South East regional heat.

The Autumn of 2014 was a busy one for Matt Gillan, Head Chef at Matt Gillan at The Pass as he once again featured on our TV screens in not one but two BBC TV programmes.

In a new day time show, A Taste of Britain, Matt appeared in the episode featuring Sussex. Aired in September, Matt's Sussex Wagyu beef dish was a real hit with presenters Brian Turner and Janet Street Porter. The cows are now residents in our own fields so Matt is able to keep an even keener eye on them!

And, in his first foray into live TV, Matt was honoured, if a little nervous, to be asked to appear on Saturday Kitchen. James Martin and the team made him very welcome and not only did Matt learn a lot about working on a live show, he also managed to enjoy the experience!

The Pass with Matt GillanMATT GILLAN AT The Pass
Taking the 'Chef's Table' concept and exquisitely developing it, diners at the Michelin starred, 4 AA Rosetted Pass restaurant are closely involved in the kitchen drama! Make your choice of tasting menus bursting with dishes of unique flavour combinations and ingredients before watching the drama and creations of Head Chef, Matt Gillan and his team unfold in front of you.

Open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner

Explore The Pass  Book a table online 

The Camellia at South Lodge HotelThe Camellia

The 2 AA Rosetted Camellia restaurant offers mouth-watering dishes made with skill and flair by the Camellia brigade of chefs. Using fresh vegetables from the hotel's walled kitchen garden and the finest local Sussex ingredients, The Camellia has its own unique style in creating balanced, contemporary interpretations of traditional seasonal dishes.

Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner

Explore the Camellia Book a table online

Afternoon TeaTea for two and two for tea!

Enjoy the revival of a truly English tradition as Afternoon Tea is indulgently back in vogue!  Home-baked scones and jam, thick clotted cream, sandwiches, pastries and teas, with or without a glass of Nyetimber Sparkling Wine - perfect decadence.

Take a peEk at the menu

View the latest menus for Sussex Restaurants at South Lodge HotelBar, Lounge and Terrace menu

To enjoy in or outside - a carefully crafted menu selection for people who want to meet for a less formal bite to eat or snack. Adding another tasty dimension to South Lodge as a dining destination for all requirements.

For all dining enquiries please call us on 01403 891711


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South Lodge Hotel

The Pass

Fine dining in Sussex at The Pass

Taking the ‘Chef's Table’ concept and exquisitely developing it, diners at our
Michelin starred 28 cover restaurant are closely involved in the kitchen drama!

Afternoon Tea at South Lodge Hotel

Afternoon Tea

The perfect excuse to meet friends for a catch up

Visit The Camellia

The Camellia

The 2 AA Rosette Camellia restaurant in Sussex is a dining experience full of tradition yet contemporary in both service and style

The Cellar at South Lodge Hotel

The Cellar

Indulge in over 300 wines guided by our sommelier

Celebration dining

Private dining

Bring family and friends together to celebrate

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