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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in West Sussex

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine 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 Fig Tree Restaurant- Hurstpierpoint restaurant
4.8 (727)
£41 and over
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
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
A birthday bash with friends who describe it as their favourite restaurant in the world - having travelled and dined across the globe. Excellent all round service, food and service on a busy night.
A photo of Masala City restaurant
4.8 (381)
£25 and under
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
Dined 3 days ago
Booked Masala City after reading good reviews and very glad we did. Delicious food and huge portions - wish we hadn’t ordered quite so much as couldn’t finish! Friendly cheerful staff, good ambiance. I appreciated good hygiene with hot towels before and after the meal. Thank you Masala City!
A photo of The Woods restaurant
4.6 (1243)
£26 to £40
About the restaurant
Our family have a long history in kitchens. With a soft spot for burgers and a pride in good food.

The owners have designed a specialised menu from their history in catering. Hoping to create quality burgers filled with passion and love.

If your looking for a quick lunch or to come and have drinks with friends - we have something for everyone...
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Everything was lovely. Very child friendly and nice ambience.
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A photo of The Cat Inn restaurant
4.8 (1720)
£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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Varied menu , great food , attentive , knowledgeable & friendly staff
A photo of The Safari Pizza co, pizzeria and wine bar restaurant
4.8 (249)
£25 and under
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
Lovely evening at safari pizza. Great pizza and service 🥰
A photo of The Star & Garter restaurant
4.7 (138)
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
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
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
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 Dom domingo steakhouse restaurant
4.8 (208)
£26 to £40
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 on Jun 10, 2024
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 Ami Bistro restaurant
4.7 (698)
£26 to £40
Modern European
About the restaurant
Ami Bistro is a relaxed and welcoming restaurant that provides a warm, intimate ambiance. Our exclusive menus are refreshed quarterly and take full advantage of seasonal produce. We boast a wide selection of gluten free dishes, and some impressive vegan and vegetarian plates as well. We are a family friendly restaurant and we offer a fantastic children’s menu with some firm favourites alongside more grown-up options.

Please note, on Tuesdays, we only offer our special tapas Tuesday menu, and not a la carte. Please visit our website at www.amibistro.co.uk for more information.
Top review
Dined 4 days ago
Charming attentive service, lovely food, cracking wine list, and a really varied menu. Would love to see it busier as that will add some atmosphere. A neighbourhood gem!
A photo of Terra Restaurant at Tottington restaurant
4.7 (78)
£26 to £40
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
Dined 1 day ago
A very warm and personal welcome by Helen and the team. Despite the preparations for a wedding and a 70th birthday, we were well looked after and the food was delicious and well presented. The newly decorated Terra restaurant was lovely and comfortable. The staff were excellent in an attentive and friendly way. Thank you we will be back very soon.
A photo of Côte Brasserie - Chichester restaurant
4.5 (51)
£25 and under
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
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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