With its high ceilings, decorated crystal chandeliers and gleaming mirrors, the Apostrophe Restaurant offers class in abundance. Breath-taking views of the surrounding South Downs and private access to the lawn and gardens, ensures that your dining experience is unrivalled.

During the summer months, enjoy The Terrace at The Shelleys, and dine alfresco in our sophisticated grounds.

Enjoy a leisurely dinner or lunch in our bar, which now serves Tapas as well as exciting dishes from a simple yet modern menu.

Our seasonally changing Sunday lunch menu has guests returning to the restaurant time and time again. Traditional English afternoon tea can be taken in the Lounge, Bar or Dining Room and during the summer months, The Shelleys can also prepare a delicious picnic for you to take in the stunning Sussex countryside.

The Shelleys Hotel cater for private and fine dining events, big and small. With its ornate spaces, your party will enjoy the ambience in our historic hotel whilst our team of expert chefs create the perfect menu for your special occasion.

We have experience hosting a wide range of events including christenings, birthday celebrations and Christmas and summer parties.

Our chefs can cater for most dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan, dairy free and gluten free, just let us know upon booking.

To book a table or arrange a private dining event at The Shelleys, please telephone on 01273 472361.

À LA CARTE MENU

Sample Menu

2 Courses £26.50 3 Courses £32.50

Starters

Summer vegetable broth with truffled oil (V) (GF)

Potted crab with avocado mousse, shredded hispi and toasted wholemeal bread

Smoked eel with pea and pancetta (GF)

Glazed goats cheese, spinach mousse and toasted pinenuts and rocket (V)

Pork marinated in sherry and soy sauce with courgette & carrot ribbons and toasted sesame seed (DF)

Main Courses

Tasting of lamb with tender stem broccoli, artichoke potato cake and braising liquor (GF)

Aubergine and feta tempura with white bean and tomato cassoulet (V)

Crayfish & roasted courgette tagliatelle in a smoked garlic cream with toasted pinenuts

Seared sea bass & Scallops with Girolle mushrooms, spinach, cocotte potatoes and chive butter (GF)

Ballotine of chicken, confit drum, baby carrots and spring onions with thyme jus (GF)

Desserts

Lemon and thyme crème, ginger meringues and tuile biscuit (V)

Steamed date pudding with salted caramel sauce

Pear and pistachio frangipane tart with milk ice cream

Selection of artisan cheese served with water biscuits and red onion compote ~ £3.00 supplement (GFO)

Selection of Sussex sorbets and ice creams (V)

Coffee and Tea

Freshly brewed Coffee or Tea with homemade Petit Fours ~ £3.75 per person

Prices are inclusive of VAT and are subject to 10% service charge

SUNDAY LUNCH MENU

Sample Menu

2 courses £22.50 3 courses £28.50

Starters

Wild Nettle Soup (V)(GF)

Crayfish “Waldorf” Cocktail with lamb’s lettuce & spiced tomato sauce (GF)

Glazed Goats Cheese, Spinach Mousse with toasted pine nuts

Smoked Duck Salad with blue cheese, toasted pine nuts and pear

Mains

Roast Sirloin of Beef. Panaché of vegetables, duck fat roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding & gravy

Roast Chicken. Avocado cream, Parmentier potatoes & purple sprouting broccoli (GF)

Roasted Cod with a courgette and choizo cassoulet, baby spinach and pommes Allumettes (GF)

Gnocchi & Celeriac in a smoked garlic cream, with red chard & macadamia nuts (V)

Desserts

Brûlée Alexander

Poached pear, salted caramel & toasted macadamia (GF)

Honey & apricot brioche pudding with marmalade ice cream

Warm chocolate brownie with pistachio ice cream

Selection of Sussex ice creams and sorbets

Selection of artisan Sussex cheeses. Served with water biscuits & red onion compote ~ £3.00 supplement (V)

Coffee or Tea

Freshly brewed coffee or tea served with homemade Petit Fours ~ £3.75 per person

All prices are inclusive of VAT and are subject to 10% service charge

CHILDREN'S MENU

Sample Menu

Starters

Carrot and cucumber sticks with cream cheese dip

Garlic ciabatta with chive butter

Soup of the day

Mains

Fresh fish goujons with chips and peas

Meatballs in tomato sauce on pasta

Roasted vegetable pizza

Dessert

Strawberry meringue and cream

Mixed fruit salad with yoghurt

Warm choc brownie with vanilla ice cream

All prices are inclusive of VAT and are subject to 10% service charge

PICNICS

Sample Menu

£20 per person

Starters

Marinated olives, cornichons and artichoke hearts

Black pudding scotch quail eggs

Houmous, Baba ganoush and “flint owl” bread

Mains

Local air-dried ham, chorizo, pastrami and smoked duck*

“Lewes smokehouse” smoked halibut.  Pickled south coast sea bass, crab and crayfish cocktail*

Griddled courgette,  spinach and raclette tart, tomato and red pepper roulade*

*All served with a selection of salads – Celeriac rémoulade, rocket and herb, potato salad with chive end egg

Sweet

Seasonal berries in port wine and vanilla syrup with clotted cream

Savoury

Selection of artisan Sussex cheeses with house chutney & water biscuits

Price is inclusive of VAT and is subject to a 10% service charge

BBQ

£24.50 per person

Tiger Prawn Brochette in Coriander Garlic and Ginger

Handmade “Sussex Beef” Burgers with Caramelised Onions

Honey and Soy Chicken Wings and Thighs

Grilled Corn

Butterflied Chicken Breast marinated in Curry Spices

New Potato, Spring Onion Salad

Mixed Herb Leaf Salad

Coriander Rice

Tomato, Red Onion and Basil

Dessert

Profiteroles & Chocolate Sauce

Baked Banana in a Caramel Pecan Sauce

CHILDREN'S MENU

Sample Menu

Starters

Carrot and cucumber sticks with cream cheese dip

Garlic ciabatta with chive butter

Soup of the day

Mains

Fresh fish goujons with chips and peas

Meatballs in tomato sauce on pasta

Roasted vegetable pizza

Dessert

Strawberry meringue and cream

Mixed fruit salad with yoghurt

Warm choc brownie with vanilla ice cream

All prices are inclusive of VAT and are subject to 10% service charge