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Terra Restaurant

Terra restaurant stands proudly as an award-winning restaurant nestled within the grounds of Tottington Manor. Here, you can celebrate the very best of Sussex with their locally sourced dishes with beautiful views towards the foot of the South Downs National Park. Each plate, crafted by Executive Head Chef Chris Hilton, tells a story of our region's rich culinary heritage, showcasing the vibrant flavours and ingredients that define Sussex cuisine.

WHY YOU’LL LIKE Terra Restaurant at Tottington Manor

Terra restaurant at Tottington Manor is an award winning addition to the Sussex culinary landscape nestled at the foot of the South Downs National Park close to the village of Small Dole and Fulking. Led by executive head chef Chris Hilton, Terra is dedicated to celebrating the bounty of Sussex produce. What sets Terra apart is not just its picturesque setting and genuinely warm hospitality, but also its unwavering commitment to sustainability. However, the true star of the show is undeniably the food itself, featuring the finest local ingredients and plenty of standout dishes that will keep you coming back for more. 

The main dining room at Tottington Manor. Low lit in a traditional setting with darkened wooden beams against a back drop of the Terra restaurant which is a brightly lit sign against a backdrop of foliage.

Terra restaurant, winning the awards

In the past year, Terra at Tottington has earned several notable accolades, including recognition as one of the top Sussex restaurants in the 2024 BRAVO Awards and winning the title of best beautiful view by Restaurant Guru. These achievements are a testament to Terra’s remarkable transformation under new ownership, offering a contemporary dining experience amidst a backdrop of historical charm.

At Terra, guests can expect more than just exceptional cuisine; they can also indulge in the warmth of genuine hospitality and immerse themselves in the beauty of their surroundings. Open for Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner every day, Terra invites visitors to enjoy their covered and heated Pergola, offering uninterrupted garden views of the Downs, as well as their popular Fire-Pit Rattan Dining areas.

RB loves the location. Where else you can you enjoy a backdrop quite like this with a perfectly framed south facing aspect onto the north side of the South Downs National park? The combination of this, combined with a passionately warm welcome and the food makes Terra at Tottington a standout  destination venue.

Two people drinking wine and smiling.


  • Terra Restaurant is New

The team at Tottington have completely transformed their restaurant space, now a cosy, atmospheric and chilled out spot perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Sussex Inspired Menu

Their menu is inspired by the best of the Sussex countryside, with over 90% of their produce being sourced from the Sussex and The South Downs area.

  • Private Dining, events and celebrations

In addition to the 36 seater Terra restaurant, Tottington Manor offers four private dining rooms, providing intimate settings for special occasions or gatherings. For larger groups of up to 100 guests, the Downs Suite offers ample space and versatility to accommodate various events and celebrations. Whether it’s an intimate dinner or a grand gathering, Tottington Manor offers great versatility

  • Sundays Choices

Indulge in a delightful Sunday lunch experience at Terra restaurant, where you’ll find a selection of 2 or 3 roast joints alongside enticing fish and plant-based dishes. For those seeking a different dining experience, the Sunday roast sharing platter comes highly recommended, offering a variety of succulent meats and accompaniments delivered on an incredible sharing board.

  • Afternoon Tea

Treat yourself to an exquisite Afternoon Tea experience at Terra, where you can indulge in a selection of freshly made finger sandwiches, decadent cakes, and delightful treats paired with your choice of Hoogly Tea or Coffee. For those looking to add a touch of sparkle to their afternoon, why not elevate the experience with a beautiful bottle of Sussex Sparkling wine or Prosecco?

  • Live Music

Watch their social feeds and website to discover news of their live music nights.

An overhead shot of a meal at Terra Restaurant.


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