From the iconic chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters to the rolling hills of the South Downs and seaside resort towns such as Brighton and Eastbourne, Sussex has some of the best-known coastal areas in the country. The sea and rivers of the county are also important to the restaurants of Sussex, providing many of the region's best-known ingredients. These include Rye herring, Arundel mullet, Amberley trout, Pulborough eel, Selsey cockle and Chichester lobster. Some Sussex restaurants also offer classic regional dishes like Ashdown partridge pudding, bacon pudding, hogs' Pudding, huffed chicken, Chiddingly hot pot and churdles. Check out our selection of outstanding restaurants in Sussex to discover some of these traditional dishes for yourself.
If you enjoy dining in stylish restaurants then Sussex has the ideal destination. Colourful and Bohemian, Brighton changes the image of Britain's seaside towns from cold to cool and serves up some of the most imaginative food on the south coast. There's a youthful and alternative vibe in the city and this is reflected in a lively restaurant scene with cutting-edge decor and the very latest sounds. These eateries soon fill up with diners enjoying some fine food and drink before heading out for a night in the city's renowned clubs.
Variety is one of the hallmarks of Sussex restaurants. If you enjoy seafood, you're in for a treat with some excellent locally-caught produce in the county's many outstanding fish restaurants. Sussex restaurants are also strong on steak, with lots of steakhouses serving sizzling cuts of the very best British beef. There's a colourful line up of ethnic restaurants, too, with some superb Asian eateries and refined European restaurants ready to be discovered.
Away from urban centres like Brighton, Crawley and Hastings, the peaceful countryside of Sussex offers plenty of opportunities to get away from it all and enjoy some beautiful walks. Once you've worked up an appetite, reward yourself with a visit to one of the excellent rural restaurants of Sussex. Here you can enjoy some warming food along with a warm welcome in relaxed surroundings. Whether you're looking for the coolest Brighton cafe or the warmth of a village inn, you'll find the perfect table here on Quandoo.