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Diners' Choice: Most Booked restaurants in East Sussex

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the most booked restaurants in East Sussex? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 500,000 new global diner reviews from the past month. We sort the results by location to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Eastbourne restaurant
4.4
4.4 (898)
£25 and under
Contemporary British
Eastbourne
About the restaurant
The (self-proclaimed) sunniest place in the UK and who are we to argue with that? Factor fifty fabulous, Bill’s Eastbourne sits in the heart of the town, so take your pick from a shady spot inside or alfresco dining. Ps. Sandy feet welcome.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
We love to eat here. Good food and great service. A very easy restaurant as all in on ground floor. This is important as both my friend and I use wheeled walkers to get around safely. One of our favourite places to eat in Eastbourne
A photo of The George in Rye restaurant
4.2
4.2 (465)
£25 and under
British
Rye
About the restaurant
Prominently positioned on the cobbled high street of the medieval town of Rye, East Sussex, The George in Rye is one of the most captivating hideaways on England’s south coast.

Lovingly renovated, this Grade II listed bolt-hole offers a welcoming retreat for design lovers, foodies and the creatively inclined.

The building dates from 1575 and has an enviable heritage, with an original Georgian ballroom, Elizabethan galley beams, and an antique wig store, amongst other quirks. Always a meeting point, The George has entertained three King Georges, Wellington, and the Mayor of London.

Rye itself is unlike anywhere else in England. A medieval town locked in time and with a fascinating history, Rye offers an idyllic escape for relaxation or romance, just four miles from the rejuvenating sea air and white beach of Camber Sands.
Top review
CatherineM
Dined 6 days ago
Food is great and they do amazing sea food. Staff really friendly and service was very quick. Food came out really quickly throughout.
A photo of Thai Marina restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1540)
£26 to £40
Thai
Eastbourne
About the restaurant
Thai Marina is situated at The Waterfront at Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne and serves modern Thai cuisine in a traditional setting. The menu has all the classics you'd except such as Green Curry or Pad Thai as well as newer dishes such as Lamb Cutlets or Tamarind Sea Bass. In the summer months, enjoy alfresco dining all day and through the evening and on the weekends enjoy the Thai summer barbecue by the waterside.
Top review
CarolC
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
Great food, good selection on the menu. Lovely environment, and friendly staff. Our friend was delayed by 10 minutes and a variety of staff came to the table to ask if we were ready to order. This may have made some customers feel rushed, however we were pleased that once she arrived we could order promptly. Excellent value for money. We will be back.
A photo of The Crown Hastings restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1052)
£25 and under
British
Hastings
About the restaurant
The Crown is an independently run award-winning freehouse in the heart of Hastings Old Town at the foot of the country park, and a stone's throw away from the beach.
We serve modern British food in a friendly informal environment using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Our team create delicious dishes from scratch, including homemade bread, fish from the surrounding seas, local free range meat and seasonal vegetables.

We are proud of our curated drinks selection which includes local real ales, craft beers, fine European and English wine and a specialist gin and whisky selection.

Please book your table at www.thecrownhastings.co.uk

High Top Tables means our high bar stool tables.
You're welcome to book a table for drinks only.
Dogs are welcome, 'paws on the floors' please.
Children welcome and we have a kids menu.
For allergies and intolerances please let your server know before ordering.
We do not serve a roast dinner on a Sunday.
Top review
AilsaW
Dined 5 days ago
Our experience at The Crown Hastings was absolutely perfect from start to finish. Fantastic service, drinks and food and we had such an enjoyable time. Highly recommend 😀
A photo of Perch Princes Park restaurant
4.4
4.4 (90)
£25 and under
British
Eastbourne
About the restaurant
We're a family-friendly and dog-loving café located in the heart of Eastbourne. Our beautiful café, nestled in the charming Princes Park in Eastbourne, boasts breathtaking views of the lake. We're proud to be a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Will definitely return. This was my second visit to Perch Princess Park.
A photo of The Hatch Inn Hartfield restaurant
4.7
4.7 (872)
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
Hartfield
About the restaurant
As a quick note to customers we would like to inform you that all of our reservable outdoor tables are under cover and have heating. Also standard seating is indoor seating.
Proprietor Nicholas Drillsma and partner Sandy Barton have built an enviable reputation over the past 28 years in producing the highest quality, locally sourced food, complimented by an extensive wine list.
The menus reflect our customer profile in delivering quality food and service in a cosy, quintessentially English public house.
We would encourage anyone suffering with food allergens or specific dietary requests to alert us to these within the 'Special Requests' section of your reservation so as we may brief our team accordingly prior to your arrival

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent evening - birthday celebration and perfect food and service. Thankyou.
A photo of The Union restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1083)
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Rye
About the restaurant
The Union is a modern British restaurant, cocktail and wine bar set in a beautiful 15th century building in the heart of Rye. Our menu is made up of small and large plates which we recommend sharing across the table. Our team will be on hand to guide you through your visit.

Our food is guided by the seasons and our menu is ingredient led so changes based on what we have available to us. We primarily use British produce and work with local suppliers to ensure we always source the very best ingredients we can get our hands on.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Fantastic vegan options - beautifully presented thank you!
A photo of The Mermaid Inn restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1290)
£26 to £40
British
Rye
About the restaurant
Dine in the AA 2 Rosette Linen Fold Panelled Restaurant, where you can enjoy the ambience of the large restaurant, the cosiness of The Dr Syn Dining Room or the privacy of the Boardroom for your evening meal, lunch and breakfast.

Head Chef Drew King is focused on using quality, seasonal, local ingredients and cooking them perfectly. He has a broad range of experience having worked in Michelin Star restaurants. and is able to adapt to the requirements of the guest and the occasion.

Please note dogs are not allowed in the Restaurant. Bookings are for the Restaurant only. We do not reserve for The Bar and outside seating areas.

Top review
EDennison
Dined 2 days ago
Atmospheric, authentic, beautiful. Great silver service. Attentive and professional staff. Would recommend. We had the set menu lunch and it was really good.
A photo of Two Sawyers restaurant
4.6
4.6 (706)
£25 and under
Pub
Hastings
About the restaurant
The Two Sawyers is a 16th Century Inn recently refurbished and under family ownership. We pride ourselves on serving excellent beer and food.

We have a large beer garden to the rear of the pub with over 30 tables for our guests to use for both drinking and dining.

A character bar with log fires serving guest ales, beers, and wines. The restaurant serves traditional pub food twice both lunch and evening and all day on both Saturday and Sunday.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
Excellent. Great food, great setting and great staff. The sawyer theme inside with old tools on the wall is great . The seared tuna on the daily specials menu was amazing. The malbec by the glass is great too.
A photo of The Dorset Arms Pub restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1027)
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
Hartfield
About the restaurant
Welcome to The Dorset Arms, one of Sussex's best kept secrets..

The Dorset Arms Public House in Withyham is an 18th century alehouse situated in the outstandingly beautiful Sussex Weald. Part of the historic Buckhurst Estate, the pub is named after the Earls and Dukes of Dorset, one time heads of the Sackville family, and shares a heritage of family ownership now headed by their descendant, the present Earl De La Warr.

Showcasing the best of what Sussex has to offer, our Head Chef has fine-tuned the classics and combined them with modern British dishes to provide a diverse and exciting menu.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
We stayed the night and had dinner. Oysters then flatiron chicken for me, asparagus then haddock and chips for Mrs T. The food was fantastic, a little pricey but really enjoyable and the service was excellent. A few drinks at the bar first, chatting to some friendly locals made for a really good stay. We will definitely return.
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