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Diners' Choice: Best Value restaurants in East Sussex

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best value restaurants 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 (721)
£25 and under
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 Dinervip
Dined on Jul 14, 2024
We have been to the Two Sawyers many times and it is always excellent.
A photo of First In Last Out restaurant
4.7 (150)
£25 and under
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
Dined 7 days ago
Really lovely tapas, great service and value for money. Many thanks team Filo
A photo of La Delizia restaurant
4.7 (33)
£25 and under
About the restaurant
La Delizia, meaning ‘The Delight’, inspired by delis and eateries in Positano and Amalfi, offers authentic, specialist Italian food and drink, to take home or eat in.

Featuring fresh Whitstable oysters, calamari, pasta, an authentic meat and cheese counter serving paninis and Antipasti selections, as well as Italian delights such as ‘Crema di Caffé’ an Iced Coffee dessert, fresh orange juice, and so much more.

Top review
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
A charming, genuine Italian restaurant. Also lots of yummy delicatessen items
A photo of The Sundial restaurant
4.9 (517)
£26 to £40
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 (900)
£25 and under
Contemporary British
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
Dined on Jun 24, 2024
Very much enjoyed our meal Great value Friendly service Lovely food well presented
A photo of The White Hart restaurant
4.6 (836)
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
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
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 Crown Hastings restaurant
4.7 (1072)
£25 and under
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
Dined 6 days ago
Helpful, friendly service. Quality fresh food cooked beautifully. Good table spacing making for a very enjoyable time.
A photo of Colombo 16 restaurant
4.8 (158)
£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
Dined 2 days ago
Really delicious food and fab service. And the coconut daiquiri is top notch.
A photo of The Royal restaurant
4.6 (29)
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
St Leonards-On-Sea
About the restaurant
The Royal is operated by James Hickson, who has a solid hospitality background having learned his trade at well-loved restaurants and gastropubs including St John, Great Queen Street, The Canton Arms and Moro. James is hands-on at the pub, overseeing the relaxed yet lively atmosphere, friendly service and sophisticated food and drink. The kitchen is led by head chef, Andrew Taylor-Gray, who has previously worked at Petersham Nurseries, Hix and The Canton Arms.

The Royal has been included in the Michelin Guide since February 2020 with Bib Gourmand status, which we have maintained ever since.

A welcoming gastropub for locals and visitors alike in St. Leonards-On-Sea and Hastings, low-key and down-to-earth, The Royal occupies an historic corner site right opposite St. Leonards Warrior Square station.

Top review
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
Fantastic food, great service by knowledgeable staff - nice to find some different things on a menu.
A photo of The Curlew Restaurant restaurant
4.3 (25)
£41 and over
About the restaurant
The Curlew in Bodiam, a former 17th century Coaching Inn has reopened it's doors as a gastro pub in September 2023. Serving a variety of British and european classics with locally sourced produce. Situated right on the way to the historical Bodiam Castle it's the perfect stop for lunch, dinner or a drink in the garden.

For live updates follow us on Facebook: The Curlew - Bodiam

We look forward to welcoming you!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
probably the best sea bass I have had in a restaurant. Would recommend give it a try
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