When the first summer sun rolls in, the same thought enters the mind of every person in the UK – when are we heading to the beach? Well, fortunately for those driving to Cornwall for a weekend of sun lounging, or anyone hoping to sample the seaside way of life in Brighton, they’ll be pleased to know the UK coast has a great selection of restaurants to try on a beach break. The only problem is narrowing them down which, you’ll be pleased to hear, is exactly what we’ve done for you.
The favourite weekend summer destination for pretty much every Londoner, Brighton has all you could wish for from a seaside retreat, with its cobbled lanes, bijou cafés, and busy beach. As it happens, it’s among the best coastal areas for restaurants, too – 64 Degrees is a favourite among the locals, thanks to its frequently changing menu of small plates. Meanwhile, The Restaurant at Drakes remains a popular choice for its beautifully presented dishes, elegant setting and proximity to the beach. If however barbecue’s your thing, look up Smokey’s – the restaurant’s well-priced menu is a safe bet for fans of ribs, brisket and burgers.
Camber Sands, Sussex
The beach and sand dunes at Camber Sands on the Sussex coast are among the very best in the UK. Whether you’re staying or eating in the area, The Gallivant is definitely one to consider, with it’s ultra-sustainable ethos (all ingredients for the restaurant’s menu are sourced within a 10-mile radius) and seaside cottage-like rooms. Alternatively, the pretty town of Rye – home to the excellent seafood brasserie Webbe’s – is a short drive down the road.Continue Reading