Best Places to Eat in Eastbourne

If you’re looking for the best places to eat in Eastbourne, you won’t be disappointed! From excellent vegetarian food to delicious prawn dishes, there’s something to suit everyone’s taste.

Where to eat in Eastbourne if you’re vegetarian or vegan

If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, head to the The Green Almond Vegetarian Bistro, a family run vegetarian and vegan restaurant and cafe located behind the Grand Hotel in Compton Street.

The Green Almond’s delicious meat-free dishes – from tasty noodles to delicate Mediterranean-style salads – are complemented by a well-chosen selection of vegan wine, beer and cider as well as good quality coffee and tea for those who aren’t in the mood for a tipple.

The evening menu is especially good value, with a three-course meal for £20 per head available on Fridays and Saturdays. If you’re visiting The Green Almond for an evening meal, bear in mind that vegan and gluten free options must be ordered in advance.

Don’t worry, vegetarian doesn’t always mean vegetables! Make sure you leave some room to enjoy The Green Almond’s delicious selection of homemade desserts.

Where to eat in Eastbourne if you are a seafood lover

For a taste of affordable luxury, head to COSMO Authentic World Kitchen. Eastbourne’s most cosmopolitan all you can eat global buffet serves dishes from all over the world, from classic beef brisket to savoury Chinese stir-fries and authentic Indian curries.

One of COSMO’s specialities is authentic Japanese sushi freshly prepared by expertly trained chefs. This is your chance to sample juicy king prawns, squid, mackerel, octopus and even eels if you’re feeling adventurous.

And if you’ve got room for a sweet treat afterwards you’re sure to enjoy the chocolate fountain, popcorn machine and ice cream fridges.

Alongside this truly tempting array of desserts, COSMO also boasts a well-stocked bar, meaning that you can accompany your seafood with a glass of wine or even bubbly for those special occasions when it’s time to treat yourself.

Best of all, COSMO’s all you can eat buffet menu means you can eat a delicious lunch from just £7.99 from Monday to Saturday.

Where to eat in Eastbourne for a sea view

If you’d like to enjoy an excellent meal while gazing out at the ocean, visit The Channel Restaurant.

The atmosphere is relaxed; staff are helpful and friendly and a range of quirky maritime decorations adorn the restaurant. The menu – as you’d expect – consists of plenty of fresh fish, although the meat dishes are equally as enjoyable, with the ‘steak on the stone’ a real highlight.

For a true local flavour, don’t miss the chance to round off your meal with a luxurious cheese platter, with fresh cheeses sourced from around Sussex and its neighbouring counties. The staff will only be too happy to suggest a pairing with one of their delicious wines.

The Channel Restaurant’s high-quality meals and fresh, locally-sourced produce are also very reasonably priced – you can eat a three-course meal for just £19.95, not including drinks.

And if you pay The Channel Restaurant a visit, don’t forget to look up at the ceiling and marvel at their famous quirky teapot chandeliers.

Where to eat in Eastbourne for romance

If you are looking for an old-fashioned romantic dinner date with candlelight and a piano playing, look no further than the Mirabelle restaurant at The Grand Hotel. Not only does this fine dining restaurant highly regarded amongst food critics and has received numerous awards, but the ambience created in the restaurant is a quiet haven for romantic couples. The restaurant dress code means that the meal won’t be a casual affair; but there is something special in dressing up for the occasion.  

Chef Malvoisin changes the menus weekly, but examples include delicious appetisers like suckling pig roasted rack and morel panna cotta, main courses such as the marinated halloumi and red onion relish and bulgur wheat couscous and heavenly desserts such as lichu dark chocolate delice and orange parfait with chocolate orange ganache and coconut and passion fruit mousse with kiwi and mango salsa.

Where to eat in Eastbourne with kids

Dining out with kids in tow can be a challenge. You want to be able to eat and enjoy your food while your kids are happy.

The family-run Harleywood American Diner in Eastbourne is ideal as younger children can sit in booth style seating while the adults sit on the outside of the booth to avoid chasing energetic toddlers around the room.

The menu offers favourites for adults and children alike such as the huge Superman Burger and some extra large shakes. The decor is part of the fun with giant models of superheroes and the characters from The Simpsons.