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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in West Sussex

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in West 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 The Cat Inn restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1714)
£25 and under
Contemporary British
East Grinstead
About the restaurant
The Cat Inn is a 16th century free house set in the picturesque village of West Hoathly, a hilltop village set in the heart of the Sussex countryside. It is in within easy distance from the towns of East Grinstead and Haywards Heath and only 25 minutes from Gatwick Airport.

The Pub with its oak beams and two inglenook fireplaces proffers a warm and cosy atmosphere in the winter, whilst our terrace is perfect to enjoy a drink and food in the summer months. Being a free house we pride ourselves in the quality of our real ale, and concentrate on local breweries, such as Harvey's of Lewes and other micro breweries. Our food is cooked to order, using fresh, seasonal and where possible locally sourced ingredients. Our menus change on a regular basis and we also offer a small selection of seasonal specials on a daily basis.

We welcome children over the age of 7. Dogs are welcome in the "pub" area of the Cat, they are not permitted in the dining room
Top review
FionaH
Dined 3 days ago
Really lovely experience at the Cat Inn, and will definitely be coming back :)
A photo of Masala City restaurant
4.8
4.8 (375)
£25 and under
Indian
Chichester
About the restaurant
Experience the best curry in West Sussex
Come and experience the warm welcome of Chichester Curry House “Masala City” and enjoy an authentic Indian experience in a fantastic location full of character.
The emphasis at Chichester’s Masala City Indian Restaurant is on producing authentic Indian food, using the best quality ingredients and where possible locally sourced produce.
Chichester Indian Masala City serves an extensive array of authentic meals, which are freshly prepared using only the best and finest ingredients for both dine in and takeaway (serving Chichester).
Driven by an ambitious and passionate management team. We aim to make your dining experience memorable by providing a warm atmosphere where you can enjoy our great quality Indian food that is complemented by the excellent standard of service

Top review
Charlie
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
This was just a quiet meet up with a friend and the experience was fantastic. The welcome was warm and friendly and the service was excellent. The staff here really know their stuff! The food in this restaurant is simply amazing. I am not surprised that the place has won awards. They are well deserved. I tried something new and it was delicious. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant to everyone who likes curry. I simply cannot think of a downside.
A photo of The Star & Garter restaurant
4.7
4.7 (138)
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
Singleton
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of the Goodwood Estate and surrounded by the South Downs National Park, The Star & Garter in East Dean offers a delicious selection of freshly cooked, local and seasonal food in a charming dining space with red brick and oak beams. Just a mile down the hill from Goodwood Race Course we are 12 minutes drive from Chichester. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner we try to source our ingredients as locally and as seasonally as possible. Whether you are at a Goodwood Event or walking, cycling or just out for a drive and fancy a decent meal at reasonable prices, we like to think we are one of the best around. We have a great courtyard and garden space which can seat up to 100 people. Freshly ground coffee is available all day. With a mixture of local people and tourists there's always a warm welcome here.
Top review
MeltonBigCat
Dined 2 days ago
Very good menu with plenty of choice. The food is superbly cooked and well presented. Good beer too. Strong wine list but limited selection of wines by the glass. Well worth a visit.
A photo of The Fig Tree Restaurant- Hurstpierpoint restaurant
4.8
4.8 (727)
£41 and over
English
Haywards Heath
About the restaurant
Found in the heart of Hurstpierpoint, the picturesque village nestled closely to the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park, The Fig Tree is an elegant dining venue offering fresh and seasonal dishes.

Tempt your tastebuds and indulge with our ever-changing tasting menu. Offering seasonal dishes made with the finest local produce, it’s time to tempt your tastebuds.
Top review
JohnB
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Wonderful evening Flavours and presentation just brilliant
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A photo of Terra Restaurant at Tottington restaurant
4.7
4.7 (75)
£26 to £40
British
Henfield
About the restaurant
Tottington Manor is beautifully situated in the South Downs National Park with hillside and farmland views, yet it is just 10 minutes from the A23 at Pyecombe and the A27 at Shoreham.

With a menu showcasing the best of local ingredients cooked fresh each day by our team of chefs, you can enjoy dinner in our restaurant, Terra, or outside on our decking, or in winter time, choose our more relaxed fire side Olive Restaurant.

In addition we have a number of private dining options available from 6 to 95.

Our Downs Suite is completely separate with its own private garden, stretch tent and bar and is ideal for family celebrations, parties and of course Weddings. Our events team are always available to provide tours and discuss your plans, call them on 01903 815757 or email events@tottingtonmanor.co.uk

Tottington Manor also has 12 bedrooms comprising of 5 unique superior rooms , 5 comfort double rooms and 2 comfort single rooms.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Perfect for a little afternoon tea to celebrate a dear friend's 60th birthday 🎂
A photo of Dom domingo steakhouse restaurant
4.8
4.8 (208)
£26 to £40
Steak
East Grinstead
About the restaurant
Welcome to Dom Domingo Steakhouse
we look forward to serving you.
If you Like steaks & wines you are in the right Place
Book your table now!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Outstanding service, very polite and very quick, made us feel very welcome, food was outstanding and very good value, will be coming back again 100%
A photo of The Ivy Chichester Brasserie restaurant
4.5
4.5 (4488)
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Chichester
About the restaurant
Ideally located between the stunning Sussex Coastline and the beautiful South Downs, the Ivy Chichester Brasserie is the perfect spot for anyone taking a break between shopping on the city's bustling high street, or the visitors who flock to see its famous cathedral and art gallery.

The ground floor includes a round bar area while the restaurant's stained-glass windows take their design cues from the history that surrounds this beautiful cathedral city. Lavish furnishings and other eclectic design touches will appeal to theatre-goers here for the acclaimed Chichester Festival. The brasserie's outdoor terrace features comfortable seating, plants and lanterns, so when it's cold outside, you can still dine alfresco.
Top review
GlynW
Dined 3 days ago
Throughly enjoyable lunch with friends in Chichester excellent food and service. Highly recommended.
A photo of The Safari Pizza co, pizzeria and wine bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (247)
£25 and under
Pizzeria
Haywards Heath
About the restaurant
Wood fired pizzeria and wine bar on the Broadway in Haywards Heath. Serving a selection of fantastic pizzas and wine.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
As 2 South African friends we had been planning to try Safari for a while but hadn’t had the opportunity until last night. We had 2 lovely pizzas but the cherry on top was a Don Pedro, which I haven’t seen in a menu for 25 years.
A photo of Perch on Worthing Pier restaurant
4.5
4.5 (379)
£25 and under
British
Worthing
About the restaurant
A stylish eatery with panoramic views of the sea situated at the end of Worthing Pier, delivering delicious meals from breakfast through to dinner.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Always a good atmosphere, brilliant choice of food and drink, attentive staff.
A photo of Côte Brasserie - Chichester restaurant
4.5
4.5 (51)
£25 and under
French
Chichester
About the restaurant
Cote is inspired by the brasseries of Paris, serving authentic French dishes all day in our classically designed restaurants. We are committed to producing authentic French classics, freshly cooked to order, from the highest quality sourced ingredients.
Top review
asdaprice
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
As usual the staff were polite and efficient and the quality of the food at the price was good value
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