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Best Gastro Pub in St Leonards-On-Sea

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A photo of The Royal restaurant
4.5
Awesome(12)
Price: Expensive
• Gastro pub • St Leonards-On-Sea
Booked 4 times today
The Royal is operated by James Hickson, who has a solid hospitality background having learned his trade at well-loved restaurants and gastropubs including St John, Great Queen Street, The Canton Arms and Moro. James is hands-on at the pub, overseeing the relaxed yet lively atmosphere, friendly service and sophisticated food and drink. The kitchen is led by head chef, Andrew Taylor-Gray, who has previously worked at Petersham Nurseries, Hix and The Canton Arms.The Royal has been included in the Michelin Guide since February 2020 with Bib Gourmand status, which we have maintained ever since.A welcoming gastropub for locals and visitors alike in St. Leonards-On-Sea and Hastings, low-key and down-to-earth, The Royal occupies an historic corner site right opposite St. Leonards Warrior Square station.
A photo of The Crown Hastings restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1040)
Price: Moderate
• Gastro pub • Hastings
Booked 10 times today
The Crown Hastings is a beloved gastropub that excels in bringing modern British cuisine to the forefront. The restaurant consistently receives praise for its friendly service, impressive range of drink options, particularly ales, and of course, its delectable food. The updated 'pub grub', alongside innovative British culinary specialities, offers a true taste of UK gastronomy that leaves visitors eager to return. Dishes such as fish cakes with green bean salad and curry are often highlighted for their excellent quality. The Crown also provides a warm, relaxed atmosphere, making it an ideal spot to enjoy a range of high-quality dishes and a pint of ale.
A photo of Two Sawyers restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(694)
Price: Moderate
• Gastro pub • Hastings
Booked 11 times today
Two Sawyers is a restaurant highly acclaimed for its exceptional Pub cuisine. Patrons' rave reviews laud the quality of food, its perfect Sunday roasts, and the excellent selection of drinks, including an assortment of beers. Located in a historically significant building, the restaurant is known for its atmospheric ambiance. Praise extends to the friendly, professional staff and the speedy service, with some customers returning multiple times and recommending it unequivocally. The outdoor garden areas are also a hit during sunny days. With dishes like perfectly cooked sea bass and a delightful vegetarian option, Two Sawyers effortlessly showcases the best of Pub cuisine.
A photo of The Cove restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(9)
Price: Moderate
• Gastro pub • Pett
Booked 8 times today
In sleepy Fairlight, on the edge of the Firehills, The Cove is an independently run freehouse serving locals, wanderers and gastronauts alike. Halfway between Hastings and Rye, The Cove is the perfect stop after a walk across the local beaches and coastal paths of East Sussex. We have a fire for the winter nights, a garden for summer days, and a friendly bar waiting to welcome you. Originally a hotel, the building sat empty for several years until 2022, when the Cove was renovated, restored and reopened with a new lease of life. It has quickly gained a reputation for excellent, elevated pub food with local chef and restauranteur Nick Hales leading the kitchen.In 2023 it was featured on The Times 50 Best Summer Pubs, and given a glowing review by Grace Dent in The Guardian Observer.
A photo of The Plough restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(679)
Price: Moderate
• Gastro pub • Rye
Booked 13 times today
Located just outside of Rye, The Plough offers a genuine Pub experience with a menu that stands out for its superior quality. Patrons commend the staff for their friendliness and efficiency, contributing to the welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. The Plough serves up dishes like juicy, well-seasoned burgers, smoked haddock with bubble and squeak, and delectable Sunday roasts. Its offerings are touted as the best in the area by multiple reviews and it's noted for accommodating dietary restrictions. From its picturesque garden to its cozy interiors, The Plough is a recommended destination for anyone seeking an authentic and excellent Pub dining experience.
A photo of White Hart Netherfield restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(409)
Price: Expensive
• Gastro pub • Battle
Booked 9 times today
The White Hart Netherfield is a highly recommended British cuisine restaurant, known for its friendly staff, atmospheric setting, and high quality food. The restaurant is praised for its variety of delicious menu offerings, and their local, seasonal produce is regularly cooked to perfection. One visitor highly commended their flame-grilled chicken breast on a mango salad with curry mayo, describing it as "flavoursome and filling". The staff is known for their welcoming and professional service, which significantly enhances the dining experience. Many reviewers mentioned the "stunning views" over the downs and the sea, which makes dining here extra special. The restaurant is described as a lovely place for celebrations, with excellent service and fantastic food.
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