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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in West Sussex

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems 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
4.9
4.9 (1746)
£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
SandD
Dined 7 days ago
The Cat never disappoints. Delicious as always, starter, main and pudding - can't fault it. Yes, it's probably a little more expensive than other pubs but you get what you pay for. We go back time and again because we know we are guaranteed a delicious, perfectly cooked meal. The staff are all amazing too - so lovely, friendly and efficient. Our number one place to eat!
A photo of The Safari Pizza co, pizzeria and wine bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (253)
£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
Rickaboooy
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
outstanding pizza. Friendly staff. Good value for money. Haywards Heath best restaurant.
A photo of Ami Bistro restaurant
4.7
4.7 (712)
£26 to £40
Modern European
Worthing
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
DAVIDI
Dined on Jul 17, 2024
i have been 4 times now in the last 3/4 weeks and it has not disappointed once. The food is first class and i am gradually working my way round the excellent menu.
A photo of That's Amore Italian Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (163)
£25 and under
Italian
Haywards Heath
About the restaurant
A beautiful Italian restaurant in the heart of Lindfield set back from the high street.
That’s Amore brings the flavours of the Italian kitchen to your table.

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Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
This was our 1st visit to That’s Amore, very impressed and will return
A photo of Fratelli restaurant
4.6
4.6 (217)
£26 to £40
Italian
Midhurst
About the restaurant
Fratelli by Amore, is a new Italian Restaurant in Midhurst. Our goal is to offer you a warm welcoming experience, giving you the opportunity to taste and enjoy authentic and traditional Italian dishes. In our restaurant, in a friendly and family atmosphere we are looking forward to share with you moments, whether you are visiting us a romantic night out, larger party or corporate event, we guarantee that you will be looked after by our friendly and attentive staff.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 17, 2024
It was the perfect restaurant to take my uncle too he was visiting from Spain and has also lived in Italy. He was able to enjoy speaking Italian and, of course, the food.
A photo of Three Horseshoes, Lickfold restaurant
4.5
4.5 (131)
£26 to £40
British
Petworth
About the restaurant
Our menus blend classic British cooking with influences and tastes from Europe and around the world. Guests can select from a broad range of dishes, from ever-popular classics and delicious Sunday roasts.

With new additions to our menus being added to reflect the seasonal nature of local produce, you're guaranteed to find a great tasting dish upon every visit.

Steeped in over 400 years of history, our grade two-listed building offers a unique and delightful setting in which to relax over an award-winning ale, a great tasting meal or a glass of fine wine.


Top review
JulianSvip
Dined on Jun 29, 2024
We had a great meal at The Three Horseshoes, a first visit since the pub was the old and lovely Lickfold Inn. The good news is that the excellent food we had in the past has been inherited by the new owners/ management. A beautifully sunny day and a table on the terrace did not hurt the experience at all, but what impressed were friendly service, great food and drinks and a good bustling atmosphere. We don’t love that close by but hope to make the journey to visit again soon to try more options on the varied and delicious menu.
A photo of CHK Ristorante restaurant
4.5
4.5 (53)
£25 and under
Italian
Chichester
About the restaurant
CHK Ristorante, situated in Chichester amidst the natural splendour of West Sussex, has been serving artisanal pizzas, homemade pasta, and Italian-inspired dishes since 2019. We pride ourselves on using the finest ingredients sourced from a local Italian supplier. Our pizzas, meticulously crafted by our skilled Pizzaiolo Dorieli and his team, and our freshly prepared pasta dishes have become renowned for their quality and taste. Emphasizing the use of fresh, seasonal produce, we ensure that each dish is a delightful culinary experience.

At CHK Ristorante, we are committed to providing exceptional service. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to guide you through our menu and offer recommendations. Our aim is to present you with authentic Italian recipes infused with a modern twist, designed to tantalize your palate and bring people together. Because we believe that good food goes beyond mere sustenance; it creates connections and fosters memorable moments.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
A truly wonderful experience . The staff were lovely and the food was excellent
A photo of Anglesey Arms restaurant
4.4
4.4 (912)
£26 to £40
Pub
Chichester
About the restaurant
The Anglesey Arms is nestled in the picturesque hamlet of Halnaker, renowned as a red-brick village favourite with both returning locals and fleeting visitors needing some respite. Our newly refurbished pub offers traditional country charm fused with a renovated contemporary finish throughout all our interiors and gardens. From ordering a round in at the garden bar, to having a meal in our intimate dining room, you'll feel at home and catered for any time of the day.
Top review
RogerT
Dined on Jul 17, 2024
This is a fantastic place to eat! The food and service and friendly staff also made it extremely enjoyable. And all this despite the fact that the previous week it had been closed for what sounded like a very busy corporate event. Can’t recommend this place highly enough. And I’ve been several times before. It’s consistently first class.
A photo of The Three Crowns restaurant
4.2
4.2 (131)
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
East Grinstead
About the restaurant
Here at the Three Crowns we are a happy, friendly team wanting to share our happiness in your experience.
Beautiful relaxing surroundings with gentle background music to while away some time enjoying inspirational, stunning and all freshly cooked food from the finest ingredients and a menu which also includes vegetarian and vegan options.
We look forward to seeing you soon.

Top review
Sandi
Dined on May 20, 2024
Sat outside in the pub garden to eat. Staff were helpful as always and food delicious. Always good service.
A photo of Perch on the Parade restaurant
4.2
4.2 (55)
£25 and under
Café
Worthing
About the restaurant
We're a relaxed beachfront pizzeria on Worthing seafront. Where you can savour delicious handmade pizzas, salads and grazers, all perfect accompaniments for a glass of wine or perhaps even our signature margarita slushie.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
Our waiter was wonderful and very welcoming. Fab coffee at just the right temperature. Food was good and decently priced. We will be back
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