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We found one or two of the dishes a little on the hot side, compared to similar dishes at other curry houses. It might thus be worth mentioning the heat you are used to. We feel that on those occasions, the chef was trying to please, assuming our party were seasoned partakers.




Eastern Promise

Eastern Promise brings you the warm, vibrant flavour that flocker your senses with Indian Cuisine, providing newly inspired dishes, to nostalgic flavours with classic favourites, all led by a head chef with 20 years experience.


164 reviews Indian, Asian £ Menu




Achari - A North Indian dish made with pickling spices and is medium strength
Chicken £12.95 - Lamb £12.95 - Duck £12.95

Jinga Malay - Plum fresh water King Prawns prepared with ginger in a rich coconut sauce. £ 15.95

King Prawn Zanfranzi - Marinated and grilled tail on King Prawn cooked with green chillies, okra and aubergine to a madras style heat. £15.95

Seafood Moily - Scotish salmon, squid, mussels, & shrimp cooked with coconut cream, garlic, curry leaves and white wine. £14.95

Hendu Kush - Cooked with onion, tomato and green pepper in our special sauce.
Chicken £14.95 - Lamb £14.95 - Duck £14.95


Sunday - Thursday
Opening 5 pm - Closing 10 pm 
Friday - Saturday
Opening 5 pm - Closing 10:30 pm
Closed Wednesdays


“An Indian night”


Tel. 01323 832533

Address: Gardner St, Herstmonceux, BN27 4LB






Eastern Promise
Geo's Coffee House

The Brewers Arms

The Horseshoe Inn

The Merrie Harriers
The White Horse Inn
Willows Fish And Chip Shop


See our A - Z of places to stay local to Herstmonceux


In and around Herstmonceux village in East Sussex, there were eight places to whet your whistle, until recently, when the Horseshoe Inn closed, the owners of the site, presumably, suffering from Covid 19, have taken the opportunity to bulldoze this landmark public house and restaurant, and build houses that are not affordable or sustainable, and will inevitably lead to more congestion along the A271. Given the almost total lack of affordable housing in Wealden, it may have been more appropriate to convert the existing buildings to social housing, flats, etc., with a significantly reduced carbon footprint. What a climate and traffic congestion catastrophe Herstmonceux is becoming from over development, the district and parish councils packing us in like sardines in a can - as kleptocratic empire builders - but not providing us with proportionally better services. And as for the potholed roads! Getting to Herstmonceux by road is a nightmare. The 'Woolpack' has also closed, now given over to yet more accommodation, without associated parking.





Daisy the cw does not want to die, but will end up on a plate, maybe in your house!



FOR THE CHOP - Give us a break, why not be a vegetarian. Red meat is not conducive to a long healthy life. If you saw how cattle are slaughtered, you'd probably be scarred for life. So called, humane butchery, is still killing and chopping up animals for food, like burgers and sausages, that could be made from soya and other high protein plants. Pescetarians fare better, in living longer, but with fish now tainted from plastics, we wonder if Japan will still have so many centegenarians in years to come, as cancer rates begin to creep up.


Beef is not one of the most popular meats in curries. Duck and chicken cause less harm to the planet, but prawns, unless sources from relatively plastic free zones, or grown in fish farms, could cause problems.






Fish stocks on the south coast of England are seriously depleted. Seaweed, the oxygenator of the ocean, equivalent of the Amazon rainforest, has been trawled up (illegally) by local fishermen, forcing the creation of conservation areas - that are unfortunately - not well policed. Micro plastics and other fibers have entered the seafood chain along the English Channel via river pollution, with Chichester being one of the worst affected areas from the GRP manufacturing and boat building industries. Fish and shellfish, such as crabs, lobsters, mussels, shrimps, oysters and prawns, are shown to have micro plastic in the gut. Plastic is like a sponge to carcinogenic toxins in the ocean.


Then there is acidification and anthropogenic warming of the oceans, also reducing fishery output. 


To add to that we have desertification, where once arable land has been turned into deserts from climate change, from the burning of fossil fuels in cars and trucks, heating of homes with gas and oil, and rearing of animals that produce methane, to feed a growing world population.


Strangely, much of the seafood that you are likely to eat locally, will be imported. Especially white fish from fish and chip shops. But we have to eat, or starve. There is always the Hannibal Lecter cookery book, if all goes pear shaped, with politicians first on the menu. Sustainability and the 'Blue' or Circular Economy, not being high on the agendas of local authorities. Though we now have towns that are certified Plastic Free, such as Eastbourne. Thanks to the sterling efforts of Oliver Sterno and his crew, and many more teams around the country who organise beach cleaning, and certification of local businesses, under the Surfers Against Sewage banner.


So please eat responsibly. If you can't finish your meal, ask for a doggy bag. Don't waste food. Even better, consider going veggie, or vegan. Or at least try to cut down on your meat intake, with no meat Mondays. Having said that, what is life without the occasional celebration. It's just good to be alive, unlike the dinosaurs, mammoths and even rhinos, that once roamed the British Isles. We killed off such mega-fauna, when we hunted them to extinction, and began farming domestic animals. Mooooo, baaaaa.





  Pescetarians tend to live longer with a seafood diet    Vegans don't eat animal products    Vegetarians stay healthier by eating plants



Pescetarians tend to live longer than meat eaters. Vegans are also healthier as with Vegetarians who are helping to save the planet, while also staying fit and strong. In a village like Herstmonceux, you are not going to get these choices. But there is good food available locally, if you are exploring the Sussex delights.









Sussex farming, making hay while the sun shines



Farming in Sussex, growing food for self-sufficiency and to feed livestock, for your local eatery.




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