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Eating out in Sussex - Best restaurants

PUBLISHED: 14:34 10 December 2018

Terre a Terre Brighton by Charlie Marchant (CC BY-NC 2.0) via Text added with

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Whether you’re looking for fine dining, pub food, a romantic meal for 2 or a taste of something from further afield, eating out in Sussex really has something for everyone. Here’s our guide to the best local restaurants and pubs

Simply click the text below to discover some of Sussex’s best places to eat and drink…

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Our 10 most recent restaurant reviews…

New Street Bar & Grill - Petworth

After seven years of starched napkins and deconstructed dishes, The Leconfield in Petworth closed its doors for the last time. Relaunching just six months later with a new chef, a new look and a new vibe, New Street Bar & Grill was born, offering a more casual approach to dining.

Ockenden Manor - Cuckfield

Cuckfield’s Ockenden Manor offers a spectacular panorama while you eat.

The Crab & Lobster - Sidlesham

Laura Paton has found a great restaurant off the beaten track in Sidlesham – but keep it under your hat.

The Curlew - Bodiam

The Curlew stands at a crossroads, both literally – turn one way for Hurst Green and the other for Bodiam – and metaphorically. After almost a year manning the stoves, it seems that head chef Gary Jarvis and his team are at a turning point.

The Pass - Horsham

There aren’t many restaurants where you can paint your own dessert or watch a chef make a flower from cheese. But soon after taking a seat at The Pass, the chef’s table experience at South Lodge Hotel, one comes to expect the unexpected.

Pascere - Brighton

Pascere displays touches of brilliance but according to Laura Paton the restaurant hasn’t quite achieved its full potential.

The Sir Roger Tichborne - Loxwood

Our new restaurant reviewer Laura Paton visits the Sir Roger Tichborne, a community pub set in great walking country in Loxwood.

Murmur - Brighton

Michael Bremner’s casual family dining offering is a boon to Brighton’s busy seafront.

Cowdray Farm Shop Café - Cowdray Park

Cowdray Farm Shop Café has a fresh, healthy menu that is the perfect antidote to festive overindulgence.

The Bell - Ticehurst

The Bell in Ticehurst on the Kent/East Sussex border is a charming 16th century inn with rooms – and a lively programme of events.


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