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Secret Restaurant’s festive dinner - ONE NIGHT ONLY!


Sat 12th December


Evening dress code: It’s a special place, dress for the occasion...

This season’s Secret Restaurant is all about absolute indulgence. We’ve been given the chance to spoil ourselves, and you ,at the most grand venue yet. A Georgian mansion in Kent, set in 80 acres of beautiful landscape, lakes and gardens. And not just that....we all get to stay the night in beautiful rooms with incredible views of the Kentish countryside! (Actually, you don’t have to stay, but really, once you get there you’ll want to...) We’ve got beautiful doubles, singles and group/dorm rooms available, so why not get a big table together and come over for the night!


It’ll go like this: you drive out to Kent (it’s an hour from Brighton) and join us at the house. We’ll be serving high tea from 3pm, so once you’ve checked in, if you’re lucky enough to be staying, you’ll be shown to the library, an exquisite room with a roaring fire where we’ll spoil you with cakes and savouries and you can have tea or anything from our wine list.


The afternoon is of course yours to do with what you will, but we will have various therapies available if you book in advance - why not spend the afternoon having a luxurious bath, followed by a massage or aromatherapy? Equally enticing would be a winter stomp through the grounds, round the lake in proper festive fashion, knowing you’ll be coming back to the cosy, grand library for evening drinks before dinner.


Dinner is of course what all this is about and we really hope you’ll love the style of things this year. It’s tapas style but with a thoroughly British festive theme of big earthy flavours combined with creamy and smooth sauces - perfect for this time of year and to get you in the mood for the coming month.


After dinner...head back to the fire and talk into the night....who’s going home?



(All of these will be brought to your table )


Crusty farmhouse breads with aioli and antipasti(v).
Wild rabbit and truffle terrine with jerusalem artichoke.

(Vegetarians: porcini and chanterelle terrine with truffle and Jerusalem artichoke)


Gambas with nutty tarragon butter and prosecco.
Mussels and halibut cooked in a wine, lime, garlic and parsley cream.

(Vegetarians: char-grilled Palm hearts  with Prosecco on pea puree and salsify in nori)

Oxtail and venison - an intense, slow cooked
stew with brandy and dark chocolate and
tender slices of venison fillet
(vegetarians: tatin of squash and shallot on a creamy fricassee of celeriac and Roquefort)
Home pickled beetroot with a hot horseradish dip (v).
Caramelised parsnips with dressed fine green beans (v).
Rosemary, thyme roasted pink fir apples with soft roasted garlic

Fig, almond and Pedro ximenez chocolate terrine with
a shot of sloe gin.


Please specify if you are vegetarian


Rooms at Tilton House

The house was completely redecorated in May 2007, and all 7 bedrooms were decorated using natural materials. Every room has plenty of character and all have views over either the Sussex Weald or Downs. The garden has many mature trees, you could sling one of the many hammocks and relax to the sound of birdsong. For the more energetic there is a tennis court hidden behind a row of ash trees. The firepit in a woodland clearing provides the perfect setting for spinning yarns and stargazing as night closes in. It's known that Lydia Lopokova the Russian Ballerina was inspired to dance on the lawns under the moonlight.

All rooms are available from Friday 13th February 2pm - Sunday 15th 10am

The Annexe has been tastefully furnished to include an elegant kitchen with table seating for up to 6, a sitting room with two large sofas, Sky TV and access to a library of DVD’s. The bathroom has under-floor heating and a spa bath and shower. The two bedrooms have views that either look out across fields to the Sussex Weald, or up over the Downs. A self contained wing of Tilton House available for £300 for the weekend. From Friday 2pm-Sunday 10 am. Includes breakfast.

White Master Suite overlooking the Sussex Weald and garden. En Suite Shower Room and a Super King Size Bed. £115 per night. Includes breakfast.

Mezzanine Room with Large Bathroom adjacent to it, compromising double shower and large luxurious bath £110 per night.
This rooms has views onto the garden and Sussex Downs. Includes breakfast.

Pond Room with private bathroom, Super Kingsize Bed and views onto the Sussex Downs £95 per night. Includes breakfast.

Treatments (book in advance only)

Suzy Daw |
Yoga teacher works from Natural Bodies in Brighton
Anthea Mason | Acupuncturist works form Equilibrium in Lewes
Pheobe Tait | Tai Chi, Pilates.
Barbara Palloni | Holistic massage, Swedish massage, aromatherapy
Vicki Cooper | Thai Yoga massage from Equilibrium in Lewes

In addition to this we have very good links with the people at Equilibrium in Lewes, and can get most types of treatments requested.

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