Nestled in the centre of Old Town Hastings, Isabella is a restaurant that ticks all the boxes – lovely atmosphere, great food, friendly service and wonderful value for money. Much like the vibe of the town, the charm of the restaurant is in how despite the seemingly eclectic and disorganised nature of the place, the end-result hangs together perfectly.
L. P. Hartley’s famous line, ‘the past is a foreign country; they do things differently there’ sprang to mind when my comrade and I recently visited The George on a Saturday night.
Do not be put off by the location and go to Jali for the food. My dining comrade and I were impressed both by the quality and the value for money, it was a pity about the setting. In terms of the positives first, the menu was extensive, original (not just your typical tikka masalas) and also very vegetarian-friendly.
Buxted Park is an absolutely beautiful hotel, a grand Georgian style-building with opulent interiors set amidst extensive grounds. Being only an hour or so from London, it is also a highly convenient location for a weekend break.