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Diners' Choice: Best Service restaurants in East Sussex

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best service in East Sussex? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category 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 Two Sawyers restaurant
4.7
4.7 (721)
£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
PatriciaR
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
We were hoping for an enjoyable time with friends and our food was just great and the restaurant area just perfect. Thank you Two Sawyers please don’t change
A photo of The White Hart restaurant
4.6
4.6 (836)
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
Uckfield
About the restaurant
Welcome to the The White Hart, we specialise as a Steakhouse... We love all things meat and have pioneered our own unique style of relaxed yet vibrant customer service, this is made easy with our approach to food- The best seasonal ingredients cooked utilising methods from around the world. We love what we do and we hope you do to.
Top review
Anthonyvip
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
Love this place - but my burger order was all wrong. Then waited 15 mins for a new burger pattie but just got a plain bun.... they were very busy so hope it was a one off.
A photo of The Hatch Inn Hartfield restaurant
4.7
4.7 (878)
£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 7 days ago
Really enjoyed our dinner last night. Food was great service outstanding thank you for a lovely evening.
A photo of The Crown Hastings restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1072)
£25 and under
British
Hastings
About the restaurant
The Crown is an independently run award-winning freehouse in the heart of Hastings Old Town, open at 11am every day. Our kitchen is open 12-4, 5 till 9.
We serve modern British food in a friendly informal environment using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. We create dishes from scratch, including homemade bread, fish from the surrounding seas and seasonal veg.
We serve local real ales & craft beers, wine and a specialist gin and whisky selection and delicious coffee.
'High Top Tables' refers to our high tables with bar stools.
You can book a table for drinks only.
Dogs are welcome, 'paws on the floors' please.
Children welcome, we have a kids menu.
For allergies & intolerances, please let your server know before ordering.
We serve our full menu on a Sunday, but it is not a traditional roast dinner.
Please call us if you are running later than your booked time.
Table bookings for 2 hours for up to 4ppl; 3 hours for 5+ people. Tables from 7pm onwards are for whole evening.

Top review
Bella23
Dined 5 days ago
Delightful evening in this lovely pub. Booked last minute and sat at a high table in the window. Wonderful food and service. Thank you
A photo of The Sundial restaurant
4.9
4.9 (517)
£26 to £40
French
Herstmonceux
About the restaurant
The Sundial is a privately owned, relaxed and chic French restaurant with spectacular views of the South Downs in East Sussex. The Sundial’s à-la-carte and seasonal menus as well as its cuisine and ambience are typically French. Our restaurant in East Sussex is perfect for a meal with family and friends or an intimate dinner for two, the Sundial’s lounge bar, French restaurant and private dining room provide a flexible combination for parties, business meetings, seminars, wedding venues and group events for up to 60 people. Our restaurant can cater for upto 150 people as a wedding venue. If you´re looking for a Fine Dining French restaurant in East Sussex, or anywhere in Sussex, you won´t find a finer French restaurant!. Our French restaurant has a Civil wedding License offering you the perfect wedding venue in East Sussex. Restaurant also has a large car park with 16 parking spaces.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
This was unforgettable, first time of going to the Sundial, the food was delicious, good size portions with tasty palate refreshing treats between courses. Service faultless and atmosphere calming. Will definitely go again to celebrate that special occasion.
A photo of Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Eastbourne restaurant
4.4
4.4 (900)
£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
Lesley
Dined on Jun 24, 2024
Very much enjoyed our meal Great value Friendly service Lovely food well presented
A photo of Colombo 16 restaurant
4.8
4.8 (156)
£26 to £40
Sri Lankan
St Leonards-On-Sea
About the restaurant
Inspired by the diversity of Colombo and England, Colombo 16 brings the essence of modern Sri Lanka to Marine Court, the historic Grade II-listed Art Deco building on the shores of St Leonards-On-Sea. ​By day we offer fusion lunch with some traditional Sri Lankan options, by night contemporary curries, short eats and desserts intended for sharing. Our dishes are based on family recipes, modernised with an ingredient-led approach sourcing locally and importing weekly from Sri Lanka.
Top review
SashaH
Dined 2 days ago
Really delicious food and fab service. And the coconut daiquiri is top notch.
A photo of Undercliffe House restaurant
4.6
4.6 (275)
£25 and under
Seafood
Hastings
About the restaurant
Established in 2003, we are a unique restaurant opposite the Hastings Aquarium. Come and visit us for great fresh food!

Please note that in order to maintain social distancing between tables and to try to keep all our diners happy we cannot guarantee that requests for tables in particular areas of the restaurant will be accommodated.

Please note that buggies, pushchairs, strollers, prams etc. will not be permitted inside the restaurant unless they are folded and can be stored so as to not obstruct the free movement of staff and diners.

Bookings for 5 or more people should be made directly to the restaurant.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 21, 2024
Unbelievably good! Our meals were out of this world. I don’t like fish but my husband made me try his, well I do eat fish now!!! The halibut was incredible, I’ve never tasted anything like it. We will definitely be back.
A photo of The Gallipot Inn restaurant
4.7
4.7 (145)
£25 and under
British
Hartfield
About the restaurant
Set within the historical parish of Hartfield famous for A.A.Milne Winnie-the-Pooh books. The Gallipot Inn lies a stones throw from Ashdown Forest and has a excellent reputation for food & drink throughout the area.

After being the the chef for over seven years Leo has taken over the business with his wife Kerry and warmly welcome you to our establishment.

Top review
JanS
Dined on Jul 14, 2024
Very friendly, attractive & quirky pub with a beautiful garden. Food & service was excellent...we will be back 😋
A photo of First In Last Out restaurant
4.7
4.7 (150)
£25 and under
Pub
Hastings
About the restaurant
The First In Last Out (FILO), is a family run free-house in the Old Town of Hastings. Alongside our award winning beer, we serve quality food prepared from scratch. We offer lunch and dinner everyday, including our ever popular Tapas night (Monday), Indian Thali (Thursday) and Sunday roasts.

The brewery is located just two minutes away from the pub, where we produce five regular ales using a full mash-tun process. We love live music and host regular Sunday evening gigs, of which details can be found on our website.

The pub is popular with locals and tourists alike, who love to get cosy in our booth seating or warm up on cold winters' days around our unique central fireplace.

Dogs and children are most welcome.

Top review
PeteJovip
Dined 7 days ago
Really lovely tapas, great service and value for money. Many thanks team Filo
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