East Beach Cafe

British, Fish, Fish and Chips, Ice Cream·

SquareMeal Review of East Beach Cafe

This breezy café caused quite a stir when it morphed from a seafront kiosk into Thomas Hetherwick’s bold single-storey design. The owners – mother and daughter team Jane and Sophie Wood – open for breakfasts, snacks and teas (wonderful homemade cakes), but the place is worth investigating further than that.

The menu and ethos – sustainable fish, seasonal and local produce – also yield admirable lunch and dinner dishes: classics such as potted shrimps or beer-battered fish & chips are always available, while more ambitious offerings might include guinea fowl with bubble & squeak, confit and roasted chicken with pistachio terrine, rigatoni with goats’ cheese or a quiche of three Sussex cheeses with salad.

Finish with orange polenta cake or pomegranate mousse. A short, well-constructed wine list includes local bubbly. Service is a delight.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
British, Fish, Fish and Chips, Ice Cream
Eat at Home
Takeaway service
Cool, Cosy, Quirky, Unique, Widely spaced tables
Food Occasions
Brunch, Byob, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating, Waterside
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
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East Beach Cafe, The Promenade, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5GB

01903 731903 01903 731903


Opening Times

Mon 10:00-15:30
Tue 10:00-15:30
Wed 10:00-15:30
Thu 10:00-15:30
Fri 10:00-15:30
Sat 10:00-15:30
Sun 10:00-15:30
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri 17:30-22:15
Sat 17:30-22:15
Sun Closed


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1 Review 

Flora E

31 January 2009  
Food & Drink 3
Service 2.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 3.5
The East Beach Cafe got off to a good start, but needs to avoid complacency. On a recent visit we discovered that appetisers were no longer on the menu – as an encouragement to order more expensive starters?
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