The seaside town of Worthing makes for a grand family holiday destination. It’s one of the biggest seaside towns on the South Coast, so you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained in the form of entertainment, shopping and, of course, traditional seaside fun.
Among all of that, Worthing also boasts some tremendous eateries that will offer a delicious complement to your stay on the coast. In this short guide, we’ll tell you about five of the best restaurants in Worthing that range from fit for all the family to a more sophisticated evening for the adults.
It wouldn’t be right to start off a list of Worthing restaurants without a bit of seafood. One of the premier restaurants on Worthing seafront, Crabshack is mere metres from the Worthing sands and offers great views of the coast, but it’s the food which attracts locals and visitors alike.
You’ll find an array of mega-fresh seafood on offer, with the family-run business priding itself on using very local fishermen for its produce. The vibe is generally relaxed, while the food – which includes the likes of popcorn shrimp, crabcakes, cockles and braised fish – is top-drawer.
You like pizza. The kids like pizza. We all like pizza. So where can you find the best pizza in Worthing?
The honour goes to Pizzaface, who’ve been around since 2009 making award-winning handcrafted pizza with only the best ingredients. Everything is made fresh on site, and the pizzas are plenty affordable for all comers.
The aforementioned awards are no joke, either, with Pizzaface having claimed accolades for best pizzeria in the UK and best pizza at the National Pizza Awards. Not too shabby.
Ramping things up a further notch on the awards scale, Pitch is a contemporary restaurant that offers a mix of modern and classic British food but – perhaps most eye-catchingly – is also the first restaurant of MasterChef winner Kenny Tutt.
The head chef is a Worthing boy, with his family having had a market stall in the area as he was growing up. Pitch (as in market pitch) is a homage to Tutt’s upbringing in Worthing, with a focus on fresh flavours and great local produce at not-outrageous prices. Reviews, unsurprisingly, are hugely positive.
We know what you’re thinking. All these award-winning pizzas and MasterChef winners are great, but where can you get a goat burrito?
Do not fear, Crudo is here to offer just that among several other fresh Mexican street-food delights. The owners are behind another popular and equally appealing eat-and-drink spot in Worthing, Finch Bar and Eatery, with Crudo offering a South American tangent to its sister establishment.
For a relaxed bistro by day but an intimate restaurant setting by night, try Ami Bistro. An independent, family-run business that prides itself on stepping away from the menu constraints and standardised fare of large chain restaurants, offering a flexible and constantly evolving menu.
In real terms, that gets you a selection of accessible meal types, including a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. It’s also a family-friendly restaurant that offers a great children’s menu alongside a broad selection of decidedly more grown-up dishes.
Getting to Worthing
Now that you know about the best restaurants in Worthing, it’s time to figure out how you’re getting there. Whether you’re off for the day, a weekend away or a week on the south coast, hopping aboard a train to Worthing offers a cost-effective, hassle-free travel option that means that you don’t have to take the car and pay for parking for the duration of your stay.
There are routes heading down from all over the country regularly throughout the day. Book your tickets with Southern today.