Indian Dining at a Unique Location in Petworth, West Sussex
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Open 7 Days a Week

5.30pm to 11.00pm

Petworth, the historic village in the Sussex countryside is the setting for this unique restaurant.

Located in the former wine cellars of Swan House, a 13th century hotel, the restaurant has a warm ambience which is difficult to find elsewhere.

Overcoming many obstacles and meeting a tight deadline, the restaurant was opened in the winter of 2005 in time for the festive season. It was an immediate success. The restaurant has maintained a steady position in the market, with high levels of service and standard of cuisine. The menu hosts all the favourites you would expect to find in an Indian Restaurant, as well as many exclusive dishes.

The low key entrance with its white arched walls and low ceilings, leads down to a minimally designed restaurant space. Before being a wine cellar, the restaurant rooms were part of a tunnel network running below the streets of Petworth. Within these tunnels there were shops and pathways that once lead to the great Petworth house.

There are two main dining areas in the restaurant. Both can be hired for functions accommodating up to 14 persons in the small room, and 24 persons in the main room in complete privacy. The restaurant is the ideal place for small family gatherings and parties. Whatever your event, we would like to host it for you with our excellent customer service.

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TripAdvisor Reviews


"My friend and I ate here last night for a long needed catch up. We have never been before, and I have to say it was the best curry I have had for years! The flavours were amazing in the biriani. We also stayed for hours and the lovely staff really didn't mind us chatting away. Will make the effort to come back again."


"We have just returned after a fabulous meal here. The food was stunning and the portions were huge! The staff were wonderful and friendly. Just wish we lived closer so we could eat here again! Best Indian I have had in a long time but we live 4 hours away! Highly recommend it!"


"The food may take a little longer BUT it is all fresh and shows in the taste, the best ever! The staff cannot do enough for you and are so friendly the atmosphere is very happy and comfortable. Cannot praise this restaurant enough. You will not be disappointed."


"Unusual surroundings, this restaurant is slightly underground in a cellar. The staff (only two on duty the night we ate) were charming from the moment we arrived. The service was prompt and unobtrusive, and the food delicious. I haven't eaten a Indian restaurant meal for years, and this was a real treat."

Reservations and Takeaways

01798 343414

Open 7 Days a Week

17:30 - 23:00


Basmati Restaurant Petworth
Swan House Cellars - Market Square
West Sussex
GU28 0AH

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