Perfect for a special treat or lazy Sunday morning, these top Sussex brunch spots are guaranteed to get your mouth watering…
The Fig, Rye
Since it opened in 2015, The Fig, based on the High Street in Rye (with another location in Hastings), has become a firm favourite with residents and visitors alike. Its fuss-free brunch/lunch menu uses fresh local ingredients from suppliers such as Judges Bakery in Hastings, Coffee at 33, Brighton and J&F Fruiters in Rye Harbour. We recommend you try the Breakfast Bowl: slow roast tomato, field mushroom, halloumi, poached egg, wilted spinach and seeds, washed down with a Root Power Smoothie. They don’t take bookings so arrive early to avoid disappointment.
2 High Street, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7JE.
Billy's on the Beach, Chichester
The bright and welcoming interior of Billy’s on the Beach, overlooking the pretty Bracklesham Bay, is the perfect place for a spot of brunch. Their seasonal menu covers all the classic brunch favourites, with a few of Billy’s own creations thrown in for good measure. Why not try the Surfers - a bean and tomato stew topped with two fried eggs, melted cheese and chorizo, served with chunky bread? Or if you’re feeling really indulgent, warm your hands on one their Extreme Hot Chocolates, topped with whipped cream, marshmallows and a flake.
Bracklesham Lane, Bracklesham Bay, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 8JH.
Palm Court Pavilion, Worthing
Palm Court Pavilion is a charming café-bistro located at the heart of Worthing’s popular Beach House Park. It’s housed in the old bowling-green building, which has been tastefully renovated to complement the surrounding parkland and allow for an expansive decking area where you can dine alfresco on sunny days. Having earned a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellent for its consistently good reviews, Palm Court Pavilion is the ideal setting for a spot of brunch. Why not try the celebrated Palm Court Baked Beans on Toast or the Park Formula – a generous Full English guaranteed to set you up for the day.
Beach House Park, Lyndhurst Road, Worthing, BN11 2DB
The New Club, Brighton
For all those who take the matter of eating brunch very seriously, a visit to The New Club on Brighton seafront is a must. Built on the site of a former Victorian members club of the same name, it was established with the aim of challenging perceived notions of American cuisine. The dedicated brunch menu incorporates delights such as Bacon and Egg Brioche Buns with Monterey Jack cheese and the stateside staple of pancakes, alongside a selection of ‘hard’ brunch beverages not for the faint-hearted!
The New Club, 133-134 Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2HH Tel: 01273 730 320
The Hungry Guest, Petworth
The Hungry Guest started life as a modest café run by master baker Troels Bendix in the market town of Petworth, but its reputation for carefully sourced produce and artisan quality food quickly saw the brand grow from strength to strength. It now incorporates a wholesale bakery, award-winning food shop complete with butchery and cheese room, as well as a second café venture in Kent. Why not peruse the food shop shelves for a ‘brunch-to-go’, or, if you want to put your feet up, nip down the road to the original Petworth café – the waffles with mixed berries, cream and maple syrup are a must-try!
Lombard Street, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0AG
The Sussex Produce Company, Steyning
Another establishment flying the flag for locally sourced food is The Sussex Produce Company, based in the centre of Steyning. Established as a greengrocer in 2007, it has gone on to win a host of prestigious foodie awards as well as opening an on-site café serving fresh food from carefully-chosen Sussex farmers and producers. The varied, seasonal menu has earned praise from the likes of Mary Berry and Prue Leith, and ranges from light bits to Sunday roasts with all the trimmings. From their breakfast/brunch menu, we’d suggest ordering the Eggs Royal, which includes smoked salmon from the famous ‘Springs’ smokery and two local organic poached eggs, served on a toasted English muffin with hollandaise sauce.
88 High Street, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3RD