Discover 100 top Sussex restaurants with our new Food & Drink app

PUBLISHED: 09:58 28 July 2014 | UPDATED: 12:03 25 March 2015

Stuck for somewhere to eat out or enjoy a quiet drink? This month we’re coming to your rescue with a brand new guide to all the best places to eat and drink in the foodie paradise that is Sussex

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Download the app for Android here


We’ve never been faced with more choice when it comes to dining out. The range and quality of restaurants, pubs, bars and eateries in Sussex is stunning – you really could eat out or go for a drink every night of the year if you so desired.

But with all that choice comes the tricky decision as to where to go and when. Will the menu be to my liking? Does the range and style of food meet my needs? Is it in the right location? Is it within my price range? When is it open? Are there any special offers that might tempt me?

The list of ‘unknowns’ can be overwhelming and that can often lead us to play it safe and revert to the places that we already know.

Nothing wrong with that: it’s good to know where to eat out and enjoy the experience. But wouldn’t it be good to have that little EXTRA bit of help in making an informed decision about new places? Or indeed learn something new about somewhere that you already know?

Which is where Sussex Life comes in. Welcome to The Menu, our indispensable, unique guide to dining out in Sussex.

I am proud to reveal this must-have answer to your dining out needs – with both a print and online solution to make your choices even simpler.

Sussex Life has specially selected our top 100 dining out venues and brought them together to make one unique collection: The Menu.

The Menu is about choice, quality and supporting the many wonderful food and drink producers in Sussex.

It is unlike any other dining out guide that you will have encountered. Displayed on our website and featured on a specially created app for the county, The Menu lists all you need to know about the top 100 places to eat in Sussex - all at the click of a mouse or via your smartphone.

It’s a simple way of browsing and selecting places to eat across the county…with lots of tempting offers and updates to whet your appetite.

And as well as The Menu online, each month in the pages of Sussex Life we will also feature reports on the restaurants and eateries that we have selected for The Menu. Read all about signature dishes, discover the people who make the restaurants tick, get our tips on a tipple or two, learn where the top tables are and take in the latest food and drink news for the county.

Whether it’s a light lunch with friends, a romantic dinner date for two, a special family meal or a spur-of-the-moment trip out as a treat, The Menu has all you need in one single place.

I hope you enjoy using The Menu as much as we have enjoyed putting it together. My mouth is already watering at the thought of all those tempting places to dine out.

Jenny Mark-Bell - editor


How The Menu can help you

As well as keeping you up to date with your favourite county magazine, we have some great new ways of bringing you the best of food and drink information.

Get the app...

Enjoy discovering the best restaurants in the region with the new Sussex Life Food and Drink app, launching on 6 June. Featuring a range of recommended restaurants, it’s now easier than ever to find a restaurant near you with a GPS-enabled map. We’ve also rounded up the best local food and drink producers and included a selection of tasty recipes to whet your appetite. Available to download for free on iOS and Android devices (go to the App Store and search The Menu or Sussex Food and Drink), you can now browse while you’re out and about and find discounted offers from local food businesses.

...and our e-newsletter...

Keep up-to-date with the latest local food and drink offers by signing up to receive our weekly newsletter. Delivered directly to your inbox, the newsletter features exclusive local offers alongside spotlights on regional restaurants to help you find new places to eat and drink in your area while enjoying great money-saving deals.

...and find our online directory

For full details of the restaurants in the county, log on to the Sussex Life website to discover a handy directory featuring hundreds of local places to eat and drink. Whether you want to find a local gastro pub or French bistro near you, the searchable directory helps you to find the perfect restaurant for you. Don’t forget to also have a look at the range of food and drink offers available to you now

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