Afternoon tea was excellent
03 June 2019
Led by chef Jean Delport, Restaurant Interlude draws inspiration from Leonardslee Lakes & Garden’s own kitchen garden as well as local farmers. The contemporary restaurant offers a place for guests to interact with nature and eat from the land in an unexpected food journey. Set in the opulent drawing room, a traditional afternoon tea with a fun twist is served, with the 200 acre garden as a backdrop.
Brighton Road, Lower Beeding, Horsham, RH13 6PP
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Customer reviews for Leonardslee Gardens
((((( 24 August 2019 by Jenny from Crowborough
On arriving at the Interlude restaurant, we were greeted by a beautiful water display. Once inside there was soft music being played on the piano. The main room where our afternoon tea was served was beautiful - well lit with chandeliers. The tables had white linen on with their very own crockery of white with a pink rose design. The menus were presented in a white book design. We chose the classic tea menu with us all having speedy breakfast which was lovely. The stand of sandwiches, savouries & warm scones arrived. The bread was so fresh and each one had a delicious flavour & generous fillings. The savouries all complimented each other well. The scones were warm and fluffy, one fruit & one plain with lemon curd, jam and clotted cream. After that we were treated to a beautiful selection of sweets on a glass plate, which sat upon a ring of wood. All sweets were amazing - but our favourite was the apple crumble pastry. Once we’d fought our way through it all we were then offered some cake to take home - which were delicious. Fantastic afternoon and am sure we’ll return soon - well done & thank you.
((((( 24 August 2019 by Dawn from Shoreham
Superb relaxed food theatre, starting with an beautiful uncomplex gin on the terrace over looking the gardens. Choosing the shorter 14 course menu, perfect for a summers evening, our first course was a tree festooned with popcorn light chicken skin. Every dish had a touch of the gardens and was accompanied by a card detailing the source and location in the gardens. The menu comes as a complete surprise and the surprise was that for a fussy eater like me, I loved it all! Standout dishes - pickled pumpkin and goats cheese, belly pork barbecue and a delightful apricot sheep’s milk and real honeycomb treat. Each dish perfection, entertaining and educating
((((* 22 August 2019 by Pauline from Brighton
Easy journey from Brighton and parking. Friendly welcome and attentive waiting staff. Beautiful dining room overlooking the gardens. Worth upgrading to the savoury afternoon tea to swop the sandwiches for something more substantial especially if having at lunchtime. Delicious select of unlimited teas, scones are very good and cakes nice. Nice touch to have cake from the trolley to takeaway. We enjoyed a lovely walk around the gardens afternoon in the sunshine.
Only negative was service charge being added to the bill which I would have preferred to been given the choice whether to reward the excellent staff myself and feel that the money had gone straight to them.
((((( 20 August 2019 by Paul from Horsham
((((( 19 August 2019 by Annie from Meldreth
Fantastic experience! Every course was amazing, beautiful presentation, immaculate service and of course very tasty! Probably couldn't have squeezed in more courses! Dining in this way is not something we've tried previously but it blew us away!
((((( 17 August 2019 by Dorothy from Marresfield
Wonderful afternoon tea......my fourth one ! Need I say more!
((*** 14 August 2019 by Jayne from HOVE
The food at best was moderate,over priced and insufficient.There were too many cakes and not enough sandwiches.The sliced cake at the end both lemon and chocolate were dry.The waitress put the bill on the table before we had asked for it which we felt was very rude !
((((( 14 August 2019 by Philip from Horsham
A great classic afternoon tea experience. Excellent value considering free entry to the beautiful gardens at Leonardslee is included in the price. A fine range of black and white teas, herbal infusions and more. The sandwiches and scones were delicious, including the gluten-free versions. The cakes were of a standard worthy of the best patisserie.
((((( 9 August 2019 by Diane from Partridge Green
On the hottest July day, we wandered through the loved gardens,from one shady spot to the next! Still very pleasant with beautiful trees. Congratulations on the progress achieved in reclaiming this lovely area. The Cafes were modern and running efficintly. We had Afternoon Tea in the stately Mansion House - excellent and agreeable staff and all food beautifully presented. Comfortable ambience.
((((( 9 August 2019 by Nigel from Horsham
Very enjoyable on par with similar London experiences I.e. Corinthia Hotel
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