(4 star hotel)
from the airport
Eat like a king at Restaurant 1881
If you like good food, youll love Stanhill Court hotel at Gatwick, where the Restaurant 1881 has been awarded two AA rosettes for the high standard of its cuisine. Eat in the dining room for a formal meal, or enjoy a more-relaxed dining experience in the Patio Bar, where a simpler menu is served. Its also just a five-minute drive into the village of Charlwood, where youll find the Greyhound Hungry Horse, which serves decent, affordable food and prides itself on being family friendly.
- Mon to Fri - 7 to 9.30am
- Sat and Sun - 8.30 to 10am
- Noon to 2pm
- Sun - 12.30 to 2.30pm
- 7 to 9.30pm
- Sun - 7 to 9pm
The dining room is the same room the family ate in when this was a private house and it retains the warm, welcoming feel of being in someone's home if that person's home was a country mansion! The walls are wood panelled and theres an opulent fireplace, numerous antiques and a glittering chandelier completes the stately-home feel and makes dining here a romantic prospect.
Breakfast - Restaurant 1881 offers a formal breakfast experience, with friendly, professional table service. Choose from an English breakfast, Scottish rolled oats, smoked haddock, oat pancakes, smoked salmon or eggs benedict, which all come freshly cooked to order from the kitchen. The small buffet features a selection of branded cereals, fresh and dried fruit, yoghurts and fruit juices.
Dinner - Get your holiday off to a classy start with dinner at Restaurant 1881. Sit at one of the large tables in the formal dining room beneath the chandelier and tuck in to two AA rosette winning cuisine, such as perfectly-pink lamb rump and delicious, home-made chocolate torte. The wine list is extensive, featuring more than 200 different wines. There are also three different white and red house wines and a house rose.
The menu at Restaurant 1881 is table dhote, meaning you can order either two courses or three for a fixed price, making this an extremely-affordable treat to get your holiday underway. You can also order the same menu (including wines) through room service for a £5 charge.
Note that smart dress is requested for dinner.
- 9am to 2pm
- 6 to 10pm
Located in the centre of the hotel, the Patio bar is a relaxed place to eat, where the simple décor exudes an almost-Mediterranean feel. The same menu is served for both lunch and dinner, and can also be ordered through room service for a £5 charge.
The bar menu features a selection of both hot and cold sandwiches, including ham and wholegrain mustard, tuna and mayonnaise and a BLT. Theres also a limited range of main meals we recommend the Cajun-fried chicken burger in toasted ciabatta. Children's meals can also be made available. All ingredients are purchased daily from local suppliers and freshly prepared and cooked to order.