The Belgian Cafe: Lovely Belgian food
Ex-Café Belge, now the Belgian Cafe is great for its '50 ways to eat mussels' and it very extensive choice of Belgian beers.
I have tried 4 different types of mussels so far but even the simple Moules- Frites at £9.90 is fine.
If you don't like mussels, there are wonderful salads, chicken or fish dishes and specials.
There are tables outside when the weather's nice and it's just a short stroll to the Pier.
Service can be the sore point: sometimes quite slow especially so on busy Saturday nights but they have improved.
Desserts are quite pricey for what they are, the Belgian Cafe Fool had cheap vanilla ice cream instaed of good quality one.
Favorite Dish: Mussels, of course!
My favs so far:
-Italiano, wonderful broth of tomatoes, garlic, white wine and herbs.
-Red Thai Curry, hot but not too hot
-Tarragon and cream: wonderful creamy sauce bursting with tarragon flavour
Beachy Head Pub (Brewers Fayre): Warm Pub - Warm drinks :)
After a long walk on a cold day this place was very welcoming! It is a Brewers Fayre Pub - serving lots of lovely (huge!) meals. We just popped in for a coffee and to get warmed up!
Had Sunday dinner here 18/11/07 - Bill had Roast beef, Yorkshire pud, roast potatoes, various veggies and I had mushroom tart. For pudding we had a rhubarb and raspberry crumble with custard and I had vanilla cheesecake with black currant sauce... it was absolutely delicious. With a couple of beers and soft drinks and coffee it came to just under £30 for two people.
Despite being in the middle of nowhere (Beachy Head) it is extremely busy with families, hikers etc, even on a cold, wet, grey November Sunday. You don't need to book but you might need to wait for a table. Just go in, find yourself a table then order food and drink from the bar.. they will give you a wooden spoon with your table number on it and you have a tab.. ie, you order what you want, and get your drinks when you want and just tell them your table number and pay for it all when you leave.
Favorite Dish: There's a huge selection - from salads with jacket spuds to fish and chips and roast lamb with roast potatoes and gravy... take your pick. Meals seem to start at around 7 pounds per person - a little pricey, but they have a bit of a monopoly being the only pub for miles and miles!
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Tiger Inn Pub (East Dean): A great Pub after a great walk!
Description from their webpage:
"Surely the best pub in Sussex, this traditional English village pub, with low beams hung with pewter and china, polished rustic tables, distinctive antique settles and old prints, the Tiger Inn stocks well kept Harvey’s Best with guests such as Adnams best or Broadside and Brakspears Bitter on handpump, and a good choice of wines."
I can only say that its the best way to finish the walk from Eastbourne to birling gap. Just follow the road to Eastdean and you will see the pub parking at your left side... Follow the signs and enjoy! Then take the bus back to Eastbourne.
Favorite Dish: I have been there twice and always had great food.
First time, a Casserole of rich beef burgundy in a cold January day... briliant!!!
Second time a kind stew with saussage and pork... again delicious!
A nice choice of Beers and a great selection of wines!
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Pomodoro e Mozzarella: Pizzeria Ristorante
A late birthday meal with a friend in Eastbourne took us to this fabulous Italian restaurant.
The waiters are VERY attentive and helpful. The service was quick and the food was delicious. We didn't have to book even though the place was almost full, they found us a table immediately.
We had a lovely bottle of Italian house red wine with our meal (9.80 gbp) .
They also accept the Euro here.
Grazie e Arrivederci
Favorite Dish: I had the penne del cornuto, my other vegetarian friend had tortelloni and the other had tagliatelli al salmone. We all tried each others meals and decided the tortelloni was the best!
We didn't have a pudding but they were serving some HUGE icecreams to other diners! If it hadn't been such a cold evening I might have been tempted - but their hot coffee was fine for me!
Fiesta Bistro: Another Lovely Italian in Eastbourne
I love this place - they serve delicious food for a reasonable price. Unfortunately they are not open on Sundays but during the week they have tables outside where you can sit and enjoy the sunshine (even in the summer if you are lucky).
Favorite Dish: They do various foods from snacks to hot dinners.
I had a baked potato with tuna and salad.
Their coffee is the best - instant decaff in a MUG!! and the guy serving let me make it myself!! Tasted exactly like home!
La Locanda Del Duca: Lovely italian!!
This is my favourite italian restaurant in Eastbourne.
The starters are big in size and the main meals are smaller but filling. Its good service and value for money. The restaurant has a modern feel and is clean. It gets busy so you will need to book.
Favorite Dish: I loved the gnocchi and also tortellini. Ooh and for starters ham and melon.
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Fusciardis Italian Icecream: Icecream in Eastbourne
I just happened to see this place on Eastbourne seafront while I was waiting to get my car repaired.
Favorite Dish: If it hadn't been pouring with rain and freezing cold, I might have been tempted to get an icecream while I waited. But I didn't. I just took a photo instead :)
Toby Carvery: Traditional English Roasts
The Toby Carvery is fairly new in Eastbourne. It has great food and it's all you can eat for about £6. The carvery consits of a choice of 3 meats - Turkey, Gammon with honey glaze, or Beef. You say what you want to the chef and he/she will carve some slices off the joint for you. You can have a bit of all 3 if you want! Then you take your plate and help yourself to yourkshire puds (which are huge), roast potatoes, new potatoes, all kinds of veg, cauliflower cheese, stuffing balls etc. Then you move on to the sauces and gravys. Again there is quite a selection. Then you go sit down and eat it all!
There are other dishes if you don't want the carvery including vegetarian food.
Fish & Chips
WHEN i first came to London i WASNT impress with Fish & CHIPS at all, a fishy and dry food.
Come to Eastbourne must try the local Fish & Chips. Famous one is cod fish No.1 in the town, of course typically english local fish and fresh. I did try some skate wings as an alternative to Cod. Not a bad taste.
Chips are among the best, you may eaten with ketchup (usual in fast food) but locally, chips eaten with Malt Vinegar, fantastic fragrance and taste especially in the winter. Mouuth watering.
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Rumblebelly: Great Grub!
Great place I have been using this restaurant for well over 20 years although it has changed hands in the last few years it's a great place. The menu is quite varied and reasonably priced, the staff are always helpful and polite and the restaurant itself although not a massive place is well decorated and just has that nice feeling about it.
Favorite Dish: When I go to this reastaurant which is usually once a week, I often look at the menu but I nearly always have the same meal, a half pound burger (medium cooked) with Swiss cheese served with great fries and a descent salad garnish. The burger is always cooked to perfection just right, the fries are great, you also get a hugh relish tray with various sauces which includes a great big dish of descent mayo. I can honestly say iv'e never had a bad meal there.
Wish Tower Restaurant: Seafood and seaview
The restaurant has the best view in Eastbourne. Looking over the sea while enjoying some delicious meal, (i think thats haven).
Even drop by for a cup a tea is a great experience.
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McDonalds: Comfort Food
Again, very common and is a must fast food chain anywhere town in UK should have McDonalds. British comfort food.
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