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The Promenade | The Promenade, Littlehampton BN17 5GB, England
+44 1903 731903
10:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
Thu - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I cannot talk for the restaurant but the kiosk is horrendous if you want a nice fish and chips which isn't over cooked by staff who have no idea what they are doing go to pier road along by the river. I paid £6.50 for the worst fish and chips i have ever had. This place is an overpriced joke.

1 Thank george b
Kesgrave, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Popped in here last week whilst on a walking holiday with a few friends. Had a couple of drinks and rested up. It had a really nice friendly (staff) and warm feel, the interior has a really interesting textured wall/ceiling which seemed to really aid that. Didn't have food here but the menu looked good. Worth popping in if you... More 

1 Thank RyanK67
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We try to visit fairly often, today we chopped our way thru coffee, chocolate cake, breaded whitebait, curried parsnip soup and triple fried chips ... very nice! Don't tell anybody about this café, the best in the world, gazing out at the sea!

1 Thank Linda M
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the full English and my partner had the kippers. Both were fantastic - BEST SAUSAGES and the kippers were delicious Service was delightful as usual.

1 Thank keanBean123
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch here, mainly seafood on offer and not cheap! food was fine but I think a little over priced. The quality was fine but not special and the portion sizes were shall we say modest! Toilets were clean or at least the gents was!, staff polite and given it was quite full the wait wasn't especially long for the... More 

1 Thank Michael G
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some grumpy locals refer to this multi-award winning designed place disparagingly as 'the turd on the beach', but ignore those old stick-in-the-muds, as they probably spend far too much time studying the content of their toilet, rather than appreciating the finer things in life, such as tucking into to top-notch locally-sourced grub, whilst feeling like you're in a beach-side cave... More 

Thank andrewelias
Dorking, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unusual architecture hides inside a lovely cafe with amazing views. We didn't eat inside but wish we had had more time to fully discover this find. Maybe on our next trip.

Thank SandinWill
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sitting behind the glass on a sunny but freezing day, is lovely, with a great view of our moody looking beach, in the warmth. I chose the spicy crab linguine and was expecting posh restaurant dainty portion, but it was a huge bowl, of complete loveliness, really tasty, thankfully not too spicy, just a warmth to it. For pud I... More 

1 Thank Annabelle A
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

~I'm sorry this cafe is over priced and restricts the view to the sea. It's okay for an ice cream, but apart from that it's not really built with the quaintness of Littlehampton in mind. Although if you study architecture it's I suppose interesting to some. ~Not really environmentally friendly.

1 Thank Kate D
West Sussex GB
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A curious building right next to the beach. The food was very tasty and the portions extremely generous. Well priced and good service. Large car park (pay and display)

Thank deltadry

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Seafood, Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 16:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Promenade | The Promenade, Littlehampton BN17 5GB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Arun District  >  Littlehampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1903 731903
Right on the beach with spectacular views and a relaxed atmosphere we serve uncomplicated and fresh seafood made from the very best ingredients in an iconic award winning building.

We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner inside the cafe and offer take out from our kiosk on the end of the building.

We recommend booking a table, you can do this by emailing or calling us at the cafe.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?