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10 of the best restaurants in Eastbourne

PUBLISHED: 10:05 03 August 2018

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There are some fantastic restaurants and cafés in Eastbourne serving up delectable food and catering for all tastes. We round up some of the best…

Old Dave’s Gourmet Burger Co.

A friendly atmosphere, quality service and great food are the three main things to expect when eating out and Old Dave’s offer those in abundance. Named after Fletcher “Old Dave” Davis (a probable inventor of the hamburger) it’s a genuinely pleasant place to visit, and that’s without even mentioning the food! The Dirty Dave burger is mouth-wateringly good and if you’ve got room for a side, the chilli cheese fries will go down well.

89 South Street

The Green Almond

You can’t have a round up of Eastbourne’s best restaurants and not inlcude The Green Almond. A simple look at their TripAdvisor page proves that you don’t need us to encourage a visit. It’s open for lunch between 12-3 Tuesday-Saturday and dinner on Friday and Saturday, with the evening menu at the time of writing featuring chilli sweet potato and mung bean ragu and tofu, leak and mature cheddar loaf.

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12, Grand Hotel Buildings, Compton Street

Anema e Core

If Italian is your cuisine of choice then Anema e Core is very worthy of a visit. The Bolton Road establishment offers up classic starters such as garlic bread and misto Italian salumi and delightful mains ranging from lasagne and ravioli to risotto and steak.

8 Bolton Road


Done properly, Greek cuisine can be absolutely second to none… and they definitely do it properly at Gr/eat. Using fresh ingredients, chefs cook up a huge variety of dishes, including: fried calamari with tzatziki, spetsofai, paidakia arnissia and tsipoura psiti.

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215-217 Terminus Road


This trendy venue describe themselves as a place for “great wine, freshly prepared food, friends and conversation”. Focussing on the food, small plates range from pan fried padron peppers to tuna sushi stack. Large plates include dry aged steak and the EL whopper burger.

8A Hyde Gardens 

La Locanda Del Duca

Opened in 2001 by Gian Luca Albertoli and Victorio Fioravanti, this spacious restaurant offers a wide selection of authentic Italian cuisine ranging from pasta and meat to fish and gnocchi. Also try sister restaurant Pomodoro e Mozzarella, which is located a couple of doors down.

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26 Cornfield Terrace 

Athens Restaurant

As the name suggests, this family run, Terminus Road spot serve up Greek cuisine in a friendly environment. Expect freshly cooked food at a reasonable price and plenty of banter with the staff.

195 Terminus Road

Nelson Coffee Co

This place may be a café, but the tasty breakfast, brunch and lunch served make them well worthy of a spot on our round up. Open 8am-5.30pm (9am-4pm Sunday) expect a lunch menu including fresh sandwiches, fish tacos and the rainbow bowl (gerb roasted sweet potato, fennel & apple slaw, smashed avo, red quinoa, crispy kale, semi-dried tomatoes, mixed seeds & chipotle chickpea dressing).

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4 Terminus Road


We couldn’t really compile a collection of fantastic Eastbourne restaurants and not inlcude a fish and chips spot, could we? Dolphin provide the perfect spot to relax after a day exploring the town, with all the classics - from cod to haddock - on the menu.

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86 Seaside


This modern Italian bistro in South Street is complete with lovely decor and an equally lovely menu. Enjoy starters such as mixed bruschetta and king prawns with mains including a variety of pizza, pasta and risotto.

119 South Street


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