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Eat out to Help Out! Where to get a discount in Sussex

Sick of cooking? Good news - from 3 Aug, you can get a 50% discount on your dinner and drinks when you eat in, and even better news, no washing up.

Sussex new restaurants

Brunch, lunch or dinner with up to a tenner off, on the Government? Don’t mind if we do. Here’s where we’ll be eating out across Sussex this August.

The Royal, St Leonards On Sea, Hastings

James, Jamie and Sam opened The Royal, a laid-back, down-to-earth sort of local, last October. These three share a foodie background with serious clouts, coming from gastropubs and high-end restaurants so this is quality laid-back, not grungy boozer. Food is unfussy, seasonal and looks bloomin’ lovely. Muddy’s got her eye on the baked wild sea trout.

Coppa Club, Brighton

A lovely, laid-back, loungey sort of time awaits at Coppa Club. Choose from the all-day menu with sharing plates like buttermilk fried chicken and seared king prawns, a range of classic meat, fish and veggie mains including burgers (vegan options available) and seared Atlantic cod fillet, sourdough pizza, pasta and house salads. And because it’s an all-day menu, you can go for brunch, lunch and dinner if you like!

The Bull, Ditchling

As well as a menu full of locally-sourced delights from full English breakfasts and avocado and poached eggs on toast through sandwiches, Ploughmans and lighter bites, to modern British pub faves done well, the Bull has one of the loveliest pub gardens around.

The Ivy in the Lanes, Brighton

The swanky Lanes eaterie is so chuffed to be taking part, it’s created a bespoke set menu especially for the Eat Out To Help Out promotion. That’s what we call dedication. Featuring the famous crispy duck salad, and a choice of roasted beef fillet, lobster linguine or grilled sea bass. Choose from two or three courses.

Jo & Co, Hove

Jo & Co’s fab pancakes made it into Muddy’s roundup of the best places to eat ’em, but this lovely friendly one-stop foodie heaven doesn’t stop at brunch. The all-day menu is full of tasty treats from flat iron steak to aubergine parmigiana. Everything is inspired by Jo’s travels, particularly to Australia and New Zealand – hence the world-class brunch. The kids menu, although still yummy, is a bit more balanced than the usual variations fish fingers, beans and chips too.

Wild Flor, Hove

This classy and much-rated restaurant is relaxed and friendly – the perfect place to escape the washing-up. Bistro-style dishes, meat and game are the order of the day here, and they’re all tip-top so why not eat your way through the whole menu?

The Ship, Chichester Harbour Hotel

Set sail to the Ship for fine dining and a fine discount. Expect simple, fresh and stylish locally-sourced seafood as well as local meat dishes and indulgent desserts. Mmm, we’ll take two, please.

The Crate and Apple, Chichester

Sample the new summer menu from award-winning chef Jordan Thompson – think gastro pub fare, all done beautifully. We’ll be queuing up for the roast hake loin wrapped in Parma ham. There’s also sandwiches, at lunch times only.

The Highdown, Goring-by-sea

As if a discount on The Highdown’s top-notch pub grub wasn’t reason enough to hotfoot it over, the discount also applies to brunches and afternoon tea. Jam or cream first, though?

The Dorset Arms, Withyham

Another beauty of a pub garden, and a pretty lovely pub attached! High-end versions of the classics feature on the menu, including fish and chips and burgers, along with plenty of chargrilled Sussex steak options and confit duck leg – yum.

Pitch, Worthing

Tuck into modern and classic British food from MasterChef champion Kenny Tutt at this lovely coastal restaurant on Warwick Street. The menu’s very fine dining and a little bit quirky – think donuts for starters (filled with chorizo and Machengo or whipped goat’s cheese, blossom honey and thyme) and buttered toast ice cream for pudding.

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CrabShack, Worthing

While you’re by the sea, enjoy fresh locally-sourced seafood – the menu changes daily according to availability but it’s unfailingly delicious. There’s sandwiches and puddings as well as seafoody mains like spicy Pil Pil prawns with chorizo and fresh crab linguini, or go for a fish box to serve one or two.

Gr-eat, Eastborne

This is Greek cuisine done properly, a huge variety of utterly delicious and moreish dishes from deli-style nibbles to full-on cuisine. It’s a lovely airy bistro too, serving classics like moussaka and stuffed vine leaves.

The White Hart, South Harting

This cosy getaway in the charming village of South Harting is getting involved, and you’ll want to get involved too with the delicious locally-sourced menu – it’s good pub food, with a high-end feel to it, and sumptuous puddings too.

Castle Inn, Bramber

Muddy had Sunday lunch at the Castle Inn a year or so ago and it’s up there as one of the best we’ve sampled so far. This picturesque hotel, in the tiny village of Bramber, is slap-bang in the middle of the South Downs so there’s fab walks and views to be had after you’ve tucked in.

The Bat & Ball, Newpound

Another personal fave of Muddy’s, and particularly great for families, with a wonderful garden and great location for nearby kids’ hotspot Fishers Farm. We’ll fight you for the Cajun halloumi fries.

The Bell, Ticehurst

A menu packed full of seasonal and local ingredients awaits at this quirky and charming gastro pub with rooms – it’s a small, but delicious, selection and there’s always comfort-food options.

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