The Anderida Restaurant, as well as being locally renowned as one of the best restaurants in Forest Row, is also recognised throughout the county and beyond as being an award-winning Sussex restaurant, that simply must be sampled.
The word Anderida is Roman in origin meaning hunting ground, which is very appropriate. It not only reflects the wild game that roam in the forest but also perfectly describes our Head Chef’s hunter’s eye for tracking down only the finest and freshest ingredients for your table.
The room is stunning with high windows, framed by heavy drapes, looking out over the surrounding gardens. Beautifully light by day, and warm and cosy in evening candlelight, the ambience manages to be both grand yet relaxing at the same time. The only nod to formality we make is to request that the gentlemen wear a tie or jacket to dinner. We hope it adds to the sense of occasion that everyone can enjoy.
However, the cuisine needs no dressing up, although our Head Chef, Andrew Wilson, is as much a stickler for presentation as he is for finding the best produce available when he’s planning his signature menus, which demonstrate creative twists on established classic dishes. The restaurant’s reputation goes before it, having been awarded two highly prestigious AA Rosettes, and as much attention has gone into the selection of the carefully chosen wine list where both established European vineyards and emerging New World wineries are represented.
The Anderida Restaurant is the perfect setting for a romantic meal for two, a business lunch, a celebratory dinner or simply a Sunday roast, and special gourmet events are held throughout the year. Or if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can try the Eight Course Tasting Menu of 'comfortably' sized portions which allows you to sample the full range of our chef’s skill and expertise. Please note that gentlemen are required to wear a Tie or Jacket in the restaurant in the evenings.