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What's Your favourite eatery?

On 23 Jan 2012 at 4:36am Foodie wrote:
Just interested in peoples thoughts to favourite eating places in Lewes. Also is there anything we would like to see???
On 23 Jan 2012 at 6:01am Food lover wrote:
McD's, Burger King or KFC
On 23 Jan 2012 at 7:13am Observer wrote:
My wife's cooking, at least you know it fresh clean and cheaper. And you get a comfortable chair.
On 23 Jan 2012 at 7:25am Clifford wrote:
Foodlover + McDs, Burger King or KFC - who says the age of irony is dead?
On 23 Jan 2012 at 8:12am DFL wrote:
Second that Observer ! Although I do like Famiglia as well.
On 23 Jan 2012 at 9:43am Cliffite wrote:
Bill's! Ha, only joking, would never set foot in there.
Famiglia is great and the Shanaz but prefer foodie pubs like The Pelham Arms and The Snowdrop
On 23 Jan 2012 at 11:35am Rookie wrote:
I quite like ASK.
On 23 Jan 2012 at 12:11pm trifle wrote:
The Kings Head offers top quality food, drink and service in an informal and friendly environment.
On 23 Jan 2012 at 12:15pm Clifford wrote:
We were a bit disappointed with the quality last time we went to Famiglia. But it's been such a good place in the past and the bloke who runs it is so welcoming we'll certainly give it a second chance.
On 23 Jan 2012 at 12:41pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
Eatery ? For Gawd's sake.

My fave cafe was Seasons. Good solid veggie food that appealed to a carnivore like me too. Great value, much missed.
Current favourites - Baltica - great soups and salads. pelham house hotel - value lunch menus can be hit or miss, but their a la carte or set menus are excellant and well priced

Kings head and Limetree Kitchen - massively overpriced - especially Limetree given the interior has hardly been changed at all.

Snowdrop - have been disappointed the last couple of times - the quality of their meat has gone downhill, and had recent reports that service is even worse, very slow, and alos rude. Shame as it had such a promising start.

I'm going to give The Rainbow a go - heard good stuff about MPW new venture.
On 23 Jan 2012 at 1:37pm kevsy wrote:
I've had dodgy meals at Pelham Arms (end of service roast that was cold and small), Swan (no chef and the result was not good) and Snowdrop (had to wait so long we walked out). All a bit disappointing as had rated them all highly before. The Jolly Sportsman also disappointed me after being my favourite - maybe im just turning into a moaner.... Want to try Pelham House again - not been in ages
On 23 Jan 2012 at 1:43pm Right on Brother wrote:
Good to see that the downturn hasn't affected any of you as you can all afford to eat out regularly.
On 23 Jan 2012 at 2:55pm DFL wrote:
Be interested to hear your views on MPW at the Rainbow BB...
On 23 Jan 2012 at 3:22pm Fan wrote:
"Moveable Feasts" at the Dripping Pan. Best burgers for miles around.
On 23 Jan 2012 at 4:06pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
Will report back DFL.

Just fyi - these impressions on cafe/restaurants have been formed over 3 years on special occasions - we are certainly not rich and don't eat out regularly at all !!!
On 23 Jan 2012 at 4:44pm huw wrote:
Went to Pelham House for the first time in a while a couple of weeks back.
Was very impressed by the choices on the menu and the food that we ordered.
Definitely the best I've had there for a few years, though that's not saying I've been dissapointed with what I've had there before.
On 23 Jan 2012 at 4:45pm Deelite wrote:
The Cock, on the A26 just before the Barcombe turn off. Perfect up market pub food.

Other than that Famiglia (Lazattis).
On 23 Jan 2012 at 6:39pm Chillie123 wrote:
What's wrong with the Dorset? I see no-one has mentioned it yet?
On 23 Jan 2012 at 9:22pm Lenny wrote:
Half Moon Plumpton - managed by chef from Jolly Sportsman - whilst that place goes downhill the 1/2 Moon gets better and better (and busier too - that's a recommendation in its self!). Good beer too!!!
On 23 Jan 2012 at 10:35pm Decent Citizen wrote:
I would still say the Snowdrop.Ok you may wait a while in the busy period but, the food is worth waiting for. I,and a friend or relative, know this and still want to eat there. As I see it ,and observe,the pub is small,it"s reputation is big,the staff go like the clappers to accommodate everyone and if you have to wait a while,just knowing that when your meal comes, the wait was worth it is enough for me and my daughter or friend etc to be patient and to return often. NO,I do not work there but, this is my honest opinion.
On 23 Jan 2012 at 11:25pm IMEYOU wrote:
The Snowdrop and the Chalkpit
On 24 Jan 2012 at 7:18am wrote:
On 24 Jan 2012 at 10:08am Merlin Milner wrote:
I miss the Long Room.
On 24 Jan 2012 at 10:39am kevsy wrote:
@Decent Citizen. I tend to agree with you about the Snowdrop - we walked out as we had a 3 year old with us who had completely lost any control that he ever has. I would normally have dug in - had another pint and wait for the great value / interesting food. On that occasion we wandered along to the chip shop - which seemed to keep him more tha happy
On 24 Jan 2012 at 12:04pm Drinker wrote:
Kevsy - you took a three year old into a pub? And that three year old 'lost any control that he ever has'? Have you no consideration for adults who go to the pub for adult company?
On 24 Jan 2012 at 12:29pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
I suspect you are being harsh , Drinker. The Snowdrop is more than happy to welcome children, but kids do tend to need regular intakes of food and some can lose it when hungry, especially if food is unduly delayed. A hungry toddler is not a happy one !!!

Kevsy - next time you go to a pub take some snacks with you to keep your 3 year old happy !
On 24 Jan 2012 at 1:09pm Yummy scrummy wrote:
If in town I like the Snowdrop. If in the country then it has to be either the Half Moon or the Horns Lodge at South Chailey. The food is good at both, the beers are better at the Horns Lodge as are the prices, but the Half Moon is a bit more upmarket.
On 24 Jan 2012 at 2:37pm kevsy wrote:
@drinker - nice throw back 30 years, I wouldnt take him in to some pubs but feel on reasonably safe ground taking him in to a pub that offers child portions - most adults would probably see that this may encourage the odd child. @bb, yep we did have snacks but the delay was 45mins which they admitted up front, I think the chefs were changing shifts - we decided to cut our losses. No big one from my perspective, just confirming that there is a trade off between wait times and good food in the Snowdrop. It wouldn't normally put me off but on this occasion it did
On 24 Jan 2012 at 3:18pm COB wrote:
I love The Buttercup cafe, small but perfect menu and hearty healthy food. Snowdrop is also great generally, but does get very busy, great value though.
Familigia used to be a firm favourite but since the menu change I have been disapointed on more than one ocassion. Pelham Arms nice, but restaurant prices rather than pub.
On 24 Jan 2012 at 3:21pm Drinker wrote:
My nightmare: to travel someone for the day and to find the coach has a couple of screaming kids that their parents ignore as they stay glued to their mobile talking about what soandso said to soandso. Then to get to a pub where I'm looking forward to a quiet drink and to find children are allowed in.
On 24 Jan 2012 at 3:54pm kevsy wrote:
pick you pub carefully, there is room in the world for all sorts....
On 25 Jan 2012 at 1:05am Foodie wrote:
Great response - cheers all! I must try Famiglia, not done there yet! What about decent quality fast food take away.... it is possible isn't it? Also as mentioned before, how comes the Dorset has no mention?
On 25 Jan 2012 at 9:58am Kettle wrote:
Found bar staff at the dorset very rude.
I like Prezzo for pizzas.
Pelham arms can be fantastic, but they don't cope very well if busy.
On 25 Jan 2012 at 10:13am denise poole wrote:
Re: MPW and the Rainbow. Severely disappointed, service a joke - asking for wine list 3 times, coat to be taken twice, brought the wrong wine and bread well after the 1st course served. Food well overseasoned, one dish to the point that it was inedible.
Decor is just plain wrong- indicates fine dining when its basic pub grub style. Ah well, back to Pelham Arms or Jolly Sportman for good food or Newick Park for posh.
On 25 Jan 2012 at 12:17pm Proper Grub wrote:
The cafe up by the prison.
On 25 Jan 2012 at 12:25pm otd wrote:
re kevsy: i was impressed when the snowdrop first reopened but ive had a few mediocre meals of late. Following a Sunday Roast which was served very late and cold without apology i wont be eating there in the future. i did speak to tony at the end and he was very apologetic but i was very dissapointed by the attitude of the rest of the staff. love the pub tho so quite a shame.
On 25 Jan 2012 at 1:09pm observer wrote:
I told you earlier, eat at home its nearly allways better cheaper and more comfortable. Must go I think somethings burning in the kitchen Ha Ha.
On 25 Jan 2012 at 1:52pm Mme B wrote:
Observer, there is something of the style of our absent friend Peter Byron in your last post. Is there any connection, or is it a case of "shome mishtake shurely"?
On 25 Jan 2012 at 6:48pm observer wrote:
Hi Mme B, No there is no connection although if Adam & Eve were truly the starting of human life then I guess we are all related. By the way who is Peter Byron and where has he gone.
On 25 Jan 2012 at 7:21pm Deelite wrote:
I forgot Newick Park. Pure class. The very best. No competition if you want to pay for excellent food and comfortable surroundings.
On 25 Jan 2012 at 10:39pm Mme B wrote:
Observer: evidently before your time. Some of us veterans will remember him fondly. Liked a glass or three, moved to Amsterdam to eat cake, but has now returned. His random, jovial and generally sybaritic comments helped to lighten the mood on this forum, and we would probably benefit from his return. Come back, Peter, your public awaits!
On 26 Jan 2012 at 7:06am observer wrote:
Two little dickie birds sitting on a wall, one named Peter one named Paul. Fly away Peter fly away Paul, come back Peter eff off Paul.
On 26 Jan 2012 at 10:27pm the old mayor wrote:
MacDonald's cant be all that bad - ITS THE OFFICIAL RESTAURANT FOR THE 2012 Olympics

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