Light at Towner

Afternoon tea, Bars, Scandinavian·

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Afternoon tea, Bars, Scandinavian
Cool, Cosy, Fine dining, Fun, Romantic, Unique
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating, Rooftop, Terrace
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Live music or dancing, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


The Light at Towner, a Scandinavian-inspired restaurant, has brought a brand new way of eating to Eastbourne. Not only does The Light offer everything from smorrebrod and coffee to set menus on a Friday and Saturday evening, it also hosts private events, offering exclusive access to some of the Towner’s many exhibitions.

The restaurant can be found on the second floor of the Towner, a purpose-built, Turner Prize hosting gallery, located in the heart of Eastbourne’s Devonshire Quarter. The Light makes the most of the building’s towering ceilings and skyline views.

For breakfast, you can choose from a variety of trusty staples such as eggs and bacon, or mushrooms on sourdough toast. However, you could also try cardamom muesli, malted lemon crepes or tofu menemen. There are also a variety of ‘sunrisers’ to choose from, whether that’s a Bloody Mary or a Cornflake Milk Punch.

A visit isn’t complete without trying smorrebrod, an open sandwich served on rye bread. From classics such as pickled herring served with eggs, samphire and sour cream, to charred plums served with whipped feta and toasted almonds, there’s something for everyone.

There are also a variety of smaller and larger plates available at lunchtime from crudites or wood smoked burrata to roasted aubergine or lemon sole. If you’re looking for an afternoon tea, The Light offers a classic cream tea along with a taster of smorrebrod and a trio of desserts.

On a Friday and Saturday evening, there are also a variety of sundowners and snacks to choose from. You can nibble on Rebel Rebel cured meats or Exmoor Osertra caviar while sipping on a Plum & Cinnamon Sour.

In the evening, you can enjoy a pre-theatre set menu, a five course set menu or you can simply pick from the evening menu.

Light at Towner is featured in


Towner Eastbourne, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4JJ

01323 400170 01323 400170


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue 10:00-12:00
Wed 10:00-12:00
Thu 10:00-12:00
Fri 10:00-12:00
Sat 10:00-12:00
Sun 10:00-12:00
Mon Closed
Tue 12:00-15:00
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:00-15:00
Sun 12:00-15:00
Afternoon Tea
Mon Closed
Tue 14:30-16:30
Wed 14:30-16:30
Thu 14:30-16:30
Fri 14:30-16:30
Sat 14:30-16:30
Sun 14:30-16:30
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri 17:30-22:30
Sat 17:30-22:30
Sun Closed


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