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4 best restaurants in Hastings

Fish, Thai, Indian, and more...

There are countless attractions in the historical town of Hastings, so planning a trip here is something that all the family can look forward to.

There’s plenty to do, from visiting the Old Town to exploring the ruins of Battle Abbey where the famous 1066 battle took place – you won’t be struggling for things to keep you occupied when travelling to Hastings.

Alongside sightseeing, you’ll also need to consider where Hastings’ best bars and restaurants are situated so you can be sure to book them in advance ahead of your getaway.

Here are a few amazing restaurants in Hastings you won’t want to miss!

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Badger Inc

With a fabulous sea view looking out along the harbour, Badger Inc makes the perfect pitstop if you’re enjoying a stroll along the pier. This casual restaurant/café is a popular brunch and lunch spot, offering a balance of hearty comfort food.

Choices include locally sourced seafood and classic fish and chips, alongside healthier brunch options such as perfectly poached eggs with avocado on crunchy sourdough. With a dazzling 5-star rating on TripAdvisor, Badger Inc is definitely worth a visit!

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Petit Fi

In our humble opinion, this hidden gem is one of the best café restaurants in Hastings. If you’re looking for the perfect spot for afternoon tea, look no further than Petit Fi on George Street. With a traditional, quintessentially British feel, this bistro/café has a relaxed and cosy interior with wooden tables and chairs as well as crystal chandeliers hanging gracefully from the ceiling to add a touch of opulence.

Expect an array of heavenly cakes, chocolate brownies and fresh pastries, alongside classic savoury lunch dishes such as eggs benedict and smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwiches.

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Boulevard Bookshop and Thai Café

Upon first glance when passing this wonderful eatery, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d arrived at a small bookshop nestled in a quaint corner in Hastings. As the name suggests, this is all part of the fun at Boulevard Bookshop and Thai Café.

Enjoy deliciously authentic Thai dishes while seemingly surrounded by bookshelves, as though huddled in a library. With vegetarian options available too, this Thai café is perfect for anyone who enjoys somewhere quirky and unique. As one of the best Thai restaurants in Hastings, you won’t be disappointed with your visit.

a bowl of food on a table

Cinnamon Spice

Tucked away on Kings Road, you’ll find the award-winning Cinnamon Spice. Operating as both an eat-in restaurant or a takeaway, the delicious Indian cuisine is still available to you and the family if you’re having a much-needed cosy night in after a long day of exploring.

With a menu brimming with all the classic favourites, expect mouth-watering curries that are steeped in authentic Indian flavours, alongside perfectly seasoned rice and exceptional naan bread that rises to any occasion! If you’re looking for the best Indian restaurant in Hastings, look no further than Cinnamon Spice.

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