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Local pubs, restaurants and cafes with outdoor spaces are busy making plans to re-open and operate a table service from April 12. You can now use the directory to search for places to eat with outdoor areas to visit in April. Just select ‘outdoor dining’ in the search filter below.

Support local businesses and eat local.

Here you can find a list of local food shops, restaurants, cafes and takeaways in your area.

If you’re looking for local shops, please visit Shops Local.

Whilst we are trying to keep this website up-to-date, please do get in touch with the business directly for their latest customer updates.  While we have listed businesses by town / village, many will be happy to travel further afield.

If you would like a printable list of businesses please contact us.

If you’re a business owner that would like to be included or you know of one that’s operating, please contact us.  If your business also manufacturers food and drink, visit our sister website Make Local.

Please note that the businesses listed are not endorsed by Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough Councils.


Jeavons Toffee

Handmade confectionery made by a small vegan family company in Newhaven. Our vegan toffees, caramels & chocolates are made in small batches using traditional methods, to our secret recipe, to create the perfect flavour and chew.

01273 082248 Visit website


Skylark has launched an 'At Home' service which features a monthly changing menu to pre-order meals from for the weekend. See website for menu and more details!

01323 417000 Visit website

Eats and Treats

Café in Eastbourne Meads Street. Open for take away and collection also on Just Eat. Wednesday to Sunday 11am-2pm.

07543 660382 Visit website

The Fairway Restaurant and Takeaway

Set in The beautifully landscaped grounds of The Lottbridge Golf Club, The Fairway Restaurant is ideal for any occasion it has a welcoming environment, stunning views over the golf course and is the ideal place for a coffee and a cake or an impressive 3 course meal. Or as a party venue. Currently offering Takeaway, serving 'Gourmet handmade, in house meals' that will always delight. Certainly is a Takeaway with a Difference, especially our 'Sunday Roast'.

01323 500398 Visit website

Harley House Distillery

Harley House Distillery based in Seaford, was founded in 2017 and prides itself with being one of a few 'full Distillers' in the country. As true distillers in a working distillery we make all our own spirits, we can make anything that may be in demand. From Rum, Gin and Fruit brandys to hand sanitiser.

01323 491998 Visit website

Heather's Scottish Bakery

Authentic Scottish Bakery giving all the classics from scotch pies and bridies to shortbread and Scottish Tablet.

07946342863 Visit website

Ash-Kara's Custom Cakes

Provider of handmade cakes and cupcakes, designed to individual preferences and needs.

07808 645419 Visit website

Seaside Cafe

Traditional British café in the heart of the Eastbourne community,

01323 725215 Visit website

The Beach Deck

The Beach Deck is one of the few places you can truly relax and enjoy one of our delicious dishes, with a glass of your favourite wine, whilst admiring the stunning sea views. Located directly on Eastbourne's seafront. Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee & Cakes. Open for outside dining from 12th April 2021.

01323 720320 Visit website

The Beach Cafe & The Beach Bar

The Beach Cafe & The Beach Bar are located on Eastbourne's seafront, directly on the promenade. The perfect spot to admire the stunning sea views with a drink and a bite to eat! Serving hot & cold drinks, pastries, cakes, hot food, snacks & ice cream. Outside tables open from 12th April.

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Printers Playhouse

Eastbourne's own community arts hub on Grove Road in the heart of Little Chelsea. Theatre, live music, studio space and lots more with a licensed bar, snack menu and garden area. Perfect for informal socialising, meetings and getting together in a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all ages!

01323 301333 Visit website

The Old Boot Inn

A warm and welcoming local pub, serving cold drinks and good food, along with smiling faces behind the bar! Tables in the top part of the garden will be covered by a marquee and are available to be booked from 12 April.

01323 895454 Visit website

LUNA ROSSA Italian Restaurant Cafe and Bar

Italian restaurant. Takeaway service and will be opening the outdoor area from 13 April and serving breakfast and lunch only on a daily basis except Mondays and subject to weather.

01273 515600 Visit website

The White Lion Hotel Seaford

A friendly, family-run pub and hotel, situated in the heart of sunny Seaford. Outdoor area opening on 12 April.

01323 892473 Visit website

The Hope Inn

Bar with decking area and conservatory overlooking the harbour plus a harbourside beer garden, Home cooked food and desserts with amazing views of the cliffs of Seaford Head and Seaford bay.

01273 515389 Visit website

The Old Plough

A great town centre pub offering delicious pub food and local ales from Sussex. We have a lovely beer garden out the front which is children friendly.

01323 872921 Visit website
If you’re a business owner that would like to be included or you know of one that’s operating, please contact us.
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