Thai Terre - East Dean

4.5
265 Reviews
£25 and under
Thai
Thai Terre is located opposite the village green in the picturesque South Downs village of East Dean, close to Birling Gap and three miles west of Eastbourne. At first a Thai restaurant may seem out of keeping with the flint-walled cottages and the well-kept traditional English village common, but this pairing reflects the driving principle of Thai Terre – to take the best the South Downs can provide and add an exotic twist to create something really special.
What 265 people are saying
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AlanS
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

In general very good. We were the only customers and felt very safe.

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was so delicious and well presented that I ate here again on the 10th December
The staff remembered me and all my likes
Good tasty ingredient's
I hope to be able to visit again

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SuzyC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food and service and they have things I can eat that are gluten free.

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MikeG
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good. Very tasty. Polite and professional staff. Recommended.

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scottfree
Surrey
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Another great meal. The only negative was the sadness we felt for the staff as we were the only diners that evening. We enjoyed the food & service but missed the normal ambience of this lovely restaurant.

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GeorgeS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely village location, great food and friendly service. We'd recommend.

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SteveR
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Well looked after here. Good quality food. Only downside was choice on menu but this could have been COVID related? Intimate restaurant. Enjoyed it!

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JulieR
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food not brilliant - mixed starters were very dry and overcooked, mains were better (we had a sweet and sour pork and a crispy duck salad) but just didn’t taste freshly-cooked. Disappointing - and not that cheap.

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Tedontop
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

First time eating here and having read the reviews I wasn’t expecting to be shocked. I wasn’t. Service was very good, attentive (but not overly) ambience was as expected (when will we be able to eat properly again damned COVID!) my food, simple Pad a Thai (prawn), was average and a little oily But wife’s Geeen curry was excellent. Would go again.

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Shazza
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food every dish a delight to the senses would highly recommend

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katefoody
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely Thai meal met local friends there on a weekend break. Very busy so a long wait between starter and main........need to address that! Would recommend for the lovely food and ambience.

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RaymondG
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable meal, relaxing atmosphere, attentive staff. We're looking forward to returning for another visit.

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GrahamJ
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was fantastic, very well presented and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Service was pleasant however we were left waiting a little too long for the main course and after we had completed again waiting to pay. Would certainly revisit though.

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MichaelC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Service and food is excellent.

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CharlesO
London
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely village, totally recommend for a great night out

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant meal out for my wife's birthday. Social distanced and anti Covid precautions well done and staff excellent.

Food very good and good value. Definitely recommend

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David
London
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very tasty food and polite, friendly service. Nice views of the village green opposite the Tiger Inn.

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doctorsorders
London
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The restaurant was fairly quiet for a Friday evening and unfortunately lacked atmosphere. Service was satisfactory and we enjoyed our food. I particularly liked my monkfish curry, which was tasty and piping hot.

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SallyB
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice family run business .obviously with social distancing the ambiance gets a bit lost and it’s a small restaurant. Staff pleasant and attentive . Food good, presentation excellent .

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch at Thai Terre is an important part of a trip to Eastbourne for us; we have never been disappointed and its nearly worth the journey on its own - and we live at Maidstone.

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BrendanK
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, lovely staff, amazing chef. The food is really good, would definitely recommend this place.

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Michaelc
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff very friendly and food was delicious. Very nice atmosphere. We wanted to change something on the menu and was absolutely no problem. I would very much recommend this restaurant.

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TonyW
Brighton
50 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thai Terre in East Dean is a firs class restaurant serving well presented, delicious and authentic Thai dishes at prices that are excellent value for the quality of the food. The service is also delightful. Highly recommended.

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JulieP
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - very well presented - beautifully carved vegetables and pretty looking dishes all so lovely! Perfect finishing touches. The food was delicious the staff were polite and friendly. I could not fault it. The menu was delicious and I couldn’t decide on so many dishes but just gives me an excuse to go back and try some more!!
Highly recommended

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TerryE
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food which was served up very quickly. This was our first visit and we will definitely be returning and recommending this wonderful place to friends and family. Staff were lovely.

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DavidB
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding food of the highest quality with traditional Thai Service

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Molly
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Yes I would recommend - friendly and good value for money. BUT, we were seated upstairs (which was very quiet and had absolutely no atmosphere.) So I recommend booking to sit down only.

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Shazza
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly amazing food best Thai I’ve ever had x can’t wait to go back

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AnnC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great service we thoroughly enjoyed our meal choosing the set menu so everyone catered for, would definitely visit again if ever in East Dean area

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DavidW
Sydney
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, easy to book, happy and engaging staff, great food, not cheap but you get what you pay for.

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JenH1
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming atmosphere and the food was exceptional. Lovely touches like the sorbet between meals made out meal out a very special one. Will absolutely be going back again.

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RichardC
East Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food good service I recommend for lunch or an evening meals

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a really nice restaurant. Great environment and service. The food is really tasty and cheap!

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AllisterB
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We love this Restaurant. Always good service. The food is fantastic. This visit however was tainted by six over loud customers with no regard for other users.
Which took the shine off the occasion.
What can you do. .

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LukeHarris
Brighton
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb as always

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ChrisB
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely discovery. Delicious food, friendly and efficient service and all in a relaxing setting. We will be back soon.

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Janeyb44
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great quality restaurant in stunning location Staff always lovely

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KevinA
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend to all my friends. My partner & I have been to this restaurant several times and each meal has been thoughly enjoyable we will certainly be going there again soon!👍

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Would highly recommend!

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SussexBalancer
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I was somewhat disappointed; the village setting is nice, but, in my opinion, the intrusive signage on the shop front, was out of style and sync with such a traditional and unspoilt place.
The service was efficient enough, but nothing special, regulars got special treatment.
The food was quite a let-down. The mixed shared starter, was quite dull, flavours uninspiring and flat.
The singapore noodle dish, arrived in an unattractive " dark pile" of a uniform brown colour; not good visually and overcooked.
Pricey, for the quality level of the cooking that I encountered.
Pity, I would have hoped for better.

FAQs

Thai Terre - East Dean offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01323 423956.

Thai Terre - East Dean is rated 4.5 stars by 265 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.