10 of the best restaurants in Hastings

PUBLISHED: 09:43 09 July 2019

The old fishing quarter in Hastings (LanceB/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The old fishing quarter in Hastings (LanceB/Getty Images/iStockphoto)


Whilst it may be best known for all things 1066, Hastings and Saint Leonards has a food scene that’s hard to ignore. We round up some of the best pubs and restaurants for a meal out

Maggie's Fish & Chips

We couldn't start a round up of Hastings restaurants without celebrating fish and chips, and that's where Maggie's come in. Having served the town for more than thirty years, expect hearty portions and a welcoming atmosphere.

Fishmarket Road, Rock-A-Nore Road TN34 3DW

Taylor's Seafood and Burger Restaurant

As you may expect, given the name, the menu at Taylor's includes seafood and burgers! Seafood dishes include clam chowder, crab mac, Taylor's Fish Pie, smoked haddock and the hot seafood platter. Burgers range from a classic cheese burger to the mouth-watering 'Camemburger'.

1-2 Sturdee Place TN34 3AJ

Mamma Putt's African Caribbean Restaurant

If you're hungry for something different, then we recommend a trip to Mamma Putt's in Kings Road. This contemporary restaurant cooks up African and Caribbean cuisine at extremely reasonable prices. Some of the mains include Mamma Putt's goat curry (£8.95), jerk chicken (£6.95) and diced stew beef (£13.95).

23 Kings Road, Saint Leonards-On-Sea TN37 6DU

La Bella Vista

Award-winning La Bella Vista is one of the finest restaurants in town and serve up Italian food under the guidance of head chef Gianluca Tozzi. The à la carte menu features starters such as deep fried rice ball, sautéed king prawns and deep fried gambas. Main dishes include Hastings monk fish, veal escalope, fillet of salmon and a variety of pasta dishes.

8 Grand Parade, Saint Leonards-On-Sea TN38 0DD

Remy's Kulinarya

Describing themselves as a café bar, bistro, restaurant and patisserie, east meets west at Remy's where both Filipino and English food is available. That contrast means you're able to tuck in to a hearty cottage pie whilst your companion can enjoy a dish from further afield; perhaps the lechon paksiw (roasted pork cooked in Filipino sauce).

21 Kings Road, Saint Leonards-On-Sea TN37 6DU

Bay Spice

A welcoming atmosphere and superb service is guaranteed every time you visit Bay Spice, and that's without even mentioning the food. Expect classic Indian dishes and some tantalising chef's recommendations.

65 - 66 Eversfield Place, Saint Leonards-On-Sea TN37 6DB

Café Maroc

From our round up so far, it's evident that an eclectic range of food is on offer in Hastings, and that theme continues at Café Maroc. A friendly, welcoming feel is a cert, as is the tasty Moroccan cuisine.

37 High Street TN34 3ER

First In Last Out

One of Hastings's highly-rated pubs, The First In Last Out (The Filo) is a proper pub with home-brewed ale and of course some delightful pub grub. The dinner menu includes The FILO corned beef hash, beef burger and pan-fried English lamb liver. Be sure to save room for dessert, too!

14-15 High Street TN34 3EY

Half Man! Half Burger!

The beef served at HM! HB! is local, grass-fed and in the form of two patties which, as they say on their website produces "double the char, double the flavour". One of the stand out burgers is The Gonzo: two patties, dry-cured bacon, whiskey BBQ sauce, Monterey Jack cheese, mustard mayo and shredded iceberg. There are also a number of vegan and vegetarian options on the menu, too.

7 Marine Ct, Saint Leonards-On-Sea TN38 0DX

Petit Fi

Tucked away on George Street is the vegetarian-friendly Petit Fi who serve homemade breakfast, lunch and cake all week. The specials will change regularly and are always fresh.

16 George Street TN34 3EG


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