Set in 38 acres of idyllic gardens and woodland, The Conservatory restaurant at the Bannatyne Hotel is a tranquil dining haven in Hastings. Overlooking the colourful flowerbeds and manicured lawns of the formal gardens, the restaurant incorporates local, seasonal produce in refined British cuisine.
The Conservatory menu excites with cured five-spice Margery duck breast served with pan-fried foie gras and a rhubarb and apple puree, which features alongside a roast loin of Ashdown forest venison with dauphinoise potato and braised red cabbage in a red wine jus. Chic, monochrome tables at The Conservatory are soaked in sunlight and decorated with potted plants for a wholesome, natural ambience.
Accompanying The Conservatory restaurant is a colourful terrace bar, which serves full afternoon tea with freshly-made sandwiches and homemade scones. Decorated with vivid colours and eye-catching modern art, it opens out onto al fresco dining.
It’s roughly a 10-minute drive down from the Bannatyne Hotel to Hastings Station, with Hastings Castle just a minute or so further. The Bannatyne Hotel is part of a chain from Dragon’s Den magnate, Duncan Bannatyne.
of diners recommend this restaurant
- afternoon tea (42)
- al fresco (18)
- breakfast (25)
- business (8)
- child friendly (9)
- dinner (39)
- entertainment (3)
- large parties (20)
- lunch (30)
- luxury (17)
- private dining (18)
- romantic (28)
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- value (14)
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7 March 2020
meal was great 3rd time here .but menu needs to have more choice only a few dishes to choose from
1 March 2020
No music on, no one else dining yet we were place under the air con and next to the door. No roast available yet we asked for this in advance when we booked a week before. If a Roast isn't something you do on a Sunday you should have said when I booked. We moved into the bar as it was busy & had atmosphere. It was our third night of eating out in the area & it was our least favourite yet it was the most expensive. Pleased that they had a vegan menu however it is over priced.
14 February 2020
All I can say is the complete evening was lovely , service , food was 1st class , we got married here in September and again the staff and service they provided was fantastic , could not fault it
13 February 2020
We both enjoyed our meal very much (steak and guinea fowl). The table near us had a problem (one meal hadn’t arrived) and their discussions with the staff somewhat marred the experience. We had a feeling that the communication between the various waiting staff was not good, ie a senior figure directing operations would have helped as the staff all apologised to the table profusely but nothing was actually done about it till later.
31 December 2019
Afternoon tea was excellent and pleased about the reduced child price for my 10yr old
20 November 2019
We booked afternoon tea and on arrival were asked if there were any dietary needs, we asked for no cheese. When the tea arrived it still contained the cheese sandwiches. This was disappointing as they had asked the question and then ignored the answer, We also had to request more tea as no-one had come over to ask if we needed a refill. The Tea was served in the conservatory and the room wasn't warm - I kept my coat on.
10 November 2019
Wasn’t the best that we’ve had
9 November 2019
Excellent service and beautifully presented meal.
1 November 2019
Excellent service. Starters and desserts really tasty. We had ribeye steak for main which was a little under cooked and very sinewy. Ribeye should be marbled for flavour but this steak had big parts of grisly fat making half of it inedible
30 October 2019
Expensive and disappointing very small portions for the price. Staff where very pleasant and polite.