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Best places to eat in Littlehampton

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Littlehampton has a great reputation as a seaside resort packed with activities for the kids, but there are also some awesome restaurants to dine out at.

Our Church Farm Holiday Park is only 11-and-a-half miles from the south coast town and we’ve put together our list of favourite places to eat so you can enjoy some top grub when you’re here.

1. 47 Mussel Row

Cuisine: British seafood

Address: Pier Road, Littlehampton BN17 5LP

Seafood fans will love 47 Mussel Row, found on the River Arun near to the Littlehampton ferry dock. The mouthwatering menu at the British bistro by the sea offers so many great fish choices it will be hard to pick just a few - with their signature chowder containing tiger prawn, scallop roe and smoked cod a solid selection to start. Given the restaurant’s name you might want to opt for freshly-sourced mussels with a unique white wine, cream and spiced sauce. There’s plenty of meat too, with a rack of South Downs lamb a standout pick with all the roasts available for lunch on Sunday.

2. The Boathouse at the Marina

2. The Boathouse at the Marina

Cuisine: British + Spanish

Address: Littlehampton Marina Ltd, Ferry Rd, Littlehampton BN17 5DS

With its expansive menu and beautiful riverside views, the Boathouse at the Marina offers great alfresco dining on the deck and live tribute acts one Sunday every month.  Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9am, you can enjoy two-for-one fish and chips every Wednesday, sample the tapas offering on Friday nights or go wild for bottomless brunch on Thursday, Friday or Saturday. All the food and supplies are from West Sussex and even the beer is brewed locally.

3. The Fish Factory

Cuisine: Seafood 

Address: 5 East Street, Littlehampton BN17 6AU

Despite its somewhat off-putting name, the Fish Factory has been sending diners home happy in their droves after enjoying locally caught fish and seafood. Mix it up with the reasonably-priced lobster, gourmet cod burger or hand-picked crab salad or go for everyone’s favourite fish and chips with cod, haddock, huss, plaice or skate on offer.

4. Portuguese Grill

4. Portuguese Grill

Cuisine: Portuguese + British

Address: 33 High St, Littlehampton BN17 5ED

The Portuguese Grill offers a wide range of dishes from all-day English breakfast, omelettes and toasted sandwiches to classic Portuguese plates like Camarão and Bolo Do Caco (prawns and garlic bread), Chorico Assado (grilled chorizo), Bacalhau a chefe (cod fish), Polvo a Lagareiro (octopus) and a host of peri-peri chicken options depending on how adventurous you’re feeling.

5. Piccola Italia

Cuisine: Italian

Address: 24 Surrey St, Littlehampton BN17 5BG

Be transported to Italy by stepping into Piccola Italia, a fully licensed Trattoria packed with character. The walls are covered with pictures, paintings, trinkets and decorations while the ceiling has bottles hanging from it. Open Monday to Saturday from 5pm to 10.30pm, the menu is authentic and varied. Choose from classics like lasagna, spaghetti bolognaise, margherita pizza or calzone, or pick from their lengthy steak offering or one of the chicken dishes. 

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6. Toast

Cuisine: British

Address: 2 Norfolk Rd, Littlehampton BN17 5PL

With its bright pink facade you can’t miss Toast, set just off East Beach. Open for breakfast and lunch, this cute little cafe packs a punch. If you’re lucky you can grab one of the two tables out the front as you choose which fry up to go for (opt for bubble and squeak and black pudding for a real English brekkie) or one of their delicious wraps and baguettes. They also do burgers, salads and kids meals.

7. The Lamb at Angmering

7. The Lamb at Angmering

Cuisine: British

Address: The Square, Angmering, Littlehampton BN16 4EQ

Just a few miles outside Littlehampton, The Lamb at Angmering is a cracking family-owned gastropub that gets rave reviews. Led by executive chef Norbet Marin, the skilled kitchen team combines fresh, local ingredients with years of experience and a genuine passion for food. The lunch, a la carte and Sunday menus are frequently updated with daily specials that enhance selection, with regular deliveries including fresh fish caught just down the road on the coast.

8. Arun View Inn

Cuisine: British

Address: Wharf Rd, Littlehampton BN17 5DD

The Arun View Inn delivers fantastic river scenery from its spacious air-conditioned restaurant seating up to 120. Their team of chefs create seasonal dishes using the best fresh local produce to serve up a traditional British pub menu alongside succulent seafood plates, international flavours and homemade desserts. To accompany your lunch and dinner served every day, the bar stocks a range of drinks from local cask ales, fruit gins and wines from Sussex and further afield. You can also catch live sport on three big screens in the sports bar.

9. The Gravy Boat

9. The Gravy Boat

Cuisine: British

Address: 46 Pier Rd, Littlehampton BN17 5LW

The Gravy Boat is the place to go for a sumptuous roast, with their carvery selection changing daily between beef, turkey, stuffed pork belly, gammong, mixed meat, leek tart and vegan sausage, all served with a homemade Yorkshire pudding and stuffing, freshly prepared vegetables and gravy. But if you don’t fancy the carvery there’s a huge choice of other dishes on their lunch, main and kids menus such as mussels, Mediterranean salad, duck breast, seafood and meze platters.

10. Vardar Restaurant

Cuisine: Mediterranean 

Address: 3 Selborne Rd, Littlehampton BN17 5NH

Proud to call themselves one of Littlehampton’s longest running Mediterranean restaurants, Peter and Loreta Stojanovski opened Vardar in 1979. Influenced by their Macedonian heritage, over 40 years on their daughter Tina and son-in-law Goran now work alongside them introducing new menus and tasteful modern decor to keep things fresh. Grab a drink at the bar and enjoy the friendly welcome, before tucking into the menu that combines classic and contemporary Mediterranean, French, Greek and British food. Start with the garlic prawns or duck and orange pate before sampling the Vardar Macedonian beef, Klaftiko slow-cooked lamb shank or traditional Balkan Kebapi.

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