If you're visiting Eastbourne and you're looking for great places to eat, you'll find just about every regional cuisine. You can find vegan and vegetarian options aplenty; lots of Greek, Italian and Mediterranean eateries; and great cafes. 

    You'll find down-home pub cuisine and outstanding wine and charcuterie board pairings. Check out some of the best local, authentic restaurants in Eastbourne for your food tour around  East Sussex.

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    The Green Almond

    A vegetarian restaurant that's big on variety

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    If vegetarian food combined with great cappuccino, wine and beer is your thing, The Green Almond is your place. Their slogan is "Not everything vegetarian is nuts!" and they serve a wide range of eclectic veggie dishes with a buffet-style lunch featuring offerings that change every day. 

    You'll find several hot options along with a selection of different salads, plus fresh-baked bread, seeds and hummus. They also offer a rotating selection of homemade desserts. This family-owned and operated business takes reservations. 

    Location: 12, Grand Hotel Buildings, Compton St, Eastbourne BN21 4EJ, UK

    Open: Tuesday–Saturday from 12 pm to 3 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1323 734470

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    Anema e Core

    Authentic Italian dishes in casual surroundings

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    This relaxed Italian restaurant is a traditional eatery serving classic dishes ranging from pasta to sandwiches, salads, soup and more, plus wine pairings and a variety of desserts. It's a family-owned business and is authentically Italian in every regard. 

    A few menu highlights include Pane e Olive, a charcuterie board (Anema e Core for Two), ravioli, gnocchi alla sorrentina, tagliatelle alla Bolognese, a variety of artisan pizzas and, of course, homemade lasagna. Be sure to save room for dessert offerings like torta babà, panna cotta al caramello and even vegan chocolate cake!

    Location: 8 Bolton Rd, Eastbourne BN21 3JX, UK

    Open: uesday from 6 pm to 9.30 pm, Wednesday–Saturday from 12 pm to 9.30 pm, Sunday from 12.30 pm to 9.30 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1323 723023

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    Gr/eat

    Go Greek in Eastbourne

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    Gr/eat is a traditional Greek eatery focused on classic and contemporary fare with a comfortable, laid-back atmosphere. They offer vegan and gluten-free options for those with dietary restrictions. 

    The restaurant began when its co-owners worked in a restaurant in Greece and got lots of compliments combined with comments that Greek food never tasted the same in the UK. That set them off on a mission to create a restaurant back home that offered the authentic, traditional tastes of Greece in the heart of Eastbourne.

    Location: 215-217 Terminus Rd, Eastbourne BN21 3DH, UK

    Open: Monday–Sunday from 12 pm to 3 pm and 5.30 pm to 9.30 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1323 734877

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    Cru

    Sample fine wines with tapas dishes

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    Cru is one of the most refined wine bars in Eastbourne, pairing a broad selection of fine vintages by glass or bottle with fresh food, great friends and good conversation. The restaurant was established by a partnership between wine connoisseurs and foodies to fill what they saw as a void in the local food offerings. 

    Their menu is seasonal and ever-changing and consists of tapas-style small plates or full traditional large plate meals. Their wine list rotates but regularly includes over 200 varieties. They also offer craft beers and premium mixers and spirits.

    Location: 8 Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne BN21 4PN, UK

    Open: Thursday–Saturday from 12 pm to 12 am, Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1323 646494

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    La Locanda Del Duca

    Try Mediterranean classics cooked by an Italian chef

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    La Locanda Del Duca offers a wide range of Mediterranean classics including Italian wines, pasta and gnocchi all served up in laid-back, relaxed surroundings. Established in 2001, the restaurant seeks to have a unique atmosphere that distinguishes it as a memorable dining experience for everyone who visits. 

    It was established by 2 immigrants from Italy and is still owned and operated by one of the original owners. Some menu highlights include fresh vegetable soup, veal escalopes cooked in white wine mushroom and cream sauce, and tiramisu.

    Location: 26 Cornfield Terrace, Eastbourne BN21 4NS, UK

    Open: Sunday–Thursday from 12 pm to 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm to 10.30 pm, Friday–Saturday from 12 pm to 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm to 11 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1323 737177

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    Athens Restaurant

    Stay Greek at Athens Restaurant

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    If you're going Greek on your food tour of Eastbourne, visit Athens Restaurant. This authentic Greek restaurant and steakhouse is a cosy and casual establishment that's great for later eats in the evening. It's a family-owned and -operated business and feels like you're being invited into a family home for your meal. 

    Whether you're looking for a classic Greek dish or a good old-fashioned steak cooked to perfection, you'll find it here. The ingredients are fresh and the service is outstanding.

    Location: 195 Terminus Rd, Eastbourne BN21 3DH, UK

    Open: 7 days a week from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm to 10.30 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1323 733278

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    Eastbourne Seafront Market

    Eat fresh seafood, crepes and sweet treats

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    The Eastbourne Seafront Market isn't so much a sit-down restaurant as a place you can go to get all the fresh ingredients to self-cater your own meal as well as a wide range of goods, arts and crafts to commemorate your trip to Eastbourne. 

    You can enjoy fresh biscuits, cheeses, bread, olives, crepes, sweets and all the other tasty treats you'll ever want, and then go shopping for pottery and china, floral displays, garden furniture, handbags and more. The market is located along the Eastbourne seafront promenade next to the bandstand.

    Location: Eastbourne Seafront, Grand Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3AD, United Kingdom

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    Morgans

    Try a traditional bistro meal

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    Morgans is a traditional bistro-style establishment with a comfortable, cosy interior and a menu filled with standards and staples. It's a down-home place to eat where you'll always know what you're getting. 

    This makes it a great place to go if you want something familiar, and as a result, it's become a favourite of many locals. There's something to be said for seasonal and fresh, but there's also a great deal to be said for comfortable and familiar.

    Location: 119 South St, Eastbourne BN21 4LU, UK

    Open: Daily from 12 pm to 10 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1323 644609

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    The Dolphin

    Try some pub-style grub along with live music and chatty locals

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    The Dolphin is an award-winning pub in Eastbourne that offers good food with smiling, friendly and welcoming staff. If you're looking for a taste of home and something to anchor you in tough times, The Dolphin offers a good pint and great food.

    This traditional British pub that serves modern comfort food with a slight twist that gives it a shade of the unique. It offers themes throughout the week like Vegan Mondays, Wednesday Night Quiz Night and the Sunday Jazz and Blues Jam. 

    Location: 14 South St, Eastbourne BN21 4XF, UK

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 11 am to 11 pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 10.30 pm

    Phone: +44 (0)1323 746622

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    Nelson Coffee Co

    Grab a cup of java and pastry

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    Nelson Coffee offers a casual and sophisticated menu. They work with local producers to source sustainable ingredients for everything from their smoked sausages to their halloumi and even the milk they steam for their cappuccinos. Their menu is seasonal, changing every 3 months. 

    This trendy cafe is known in the area for their brunch and their homemade pastries combined with incredible gourmet craft coffee drinks. It's all served up in a vibrant, lively and cheerful environment that's a testament to coffeehouse culture.

    Location: 4 Terminus Rd, Eastbourne BN21 3LP, UK

    Open: Monday–Friday from 8 am to 3 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm

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