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Worst Lewes eateries

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On 23 Oct 2014 at 5:43am the kronic wrote:
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Chalk Pit Inn - Offham Road, Offham - October 8, 2013
Ganges Restaurant - Springett Avenue, Ringmer - February 28, 2013
Heathers Catering - Private address - July 10, 2013
Mrs Valerie Duckett - Private address - April 2, 2013
Newhaven Coffee House - High Street, Newhaven - November 12, 2013
Ringmer Football Club - Anchor Field, Ringmer - January 7, 2013
Spice One - Dane Road, Seaford - November 19, 2012
Splash Point Kiosk - Cliff Road, Seaford - January 2, 2014
Star Fuels - South Coast Road, Peacehaven - January 22, 2014
Station Wines - Station Road, Lewes - February 12, 2013
Tasty Fish Bar - Lexden Road, Seaford - February 18, 2014
The Anchor Inn - Anchor Lane, Barcombe - October 30, 2013
The Cafe - Nevill Road, Lewes - July 31, 2013
The Crown Inn - High Street, Lewes - October 16, 2013
The Friar - Fisher Street, Lewes - February 19, 2014
The Jolly Sportsman - Chapel Lane, East Chiltington - March 6, 2014
The Royal Oak - Station Street, Lewes - February 26, 2014


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On 23 Oct 2014 at 6:12am Mr Muscle wrote:
What the Kronic is actually saying is those on the above list only managed 1 star (out of 5 ) for cleanliness. Not good.
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On 23 Oct 2014 at 9:03am Passing By wrote:
Glad none of the places i eat in are on this list...
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On 23 Oct 2014 at 9:28am trooper wrote:
Well well this is sure to cause a row !!!
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On 23 Oct 2014 at 9:35am Old Bloke wrote:
I've never found what I'd describe as a decent restaurant in Lewes possibly because most Lewes residents are too tight to shell out.
The hotels aren't much cop either.
Magazine serves very good food as does the Pelham Arms but they are very good examples of what they are and they're not what I'd class as restaurants
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On 23 Oct 2014 at 9:36am Old Bloke wrote:
Also very unfair to include Ringmer Football Club on that list.
It's a football club not Jamie Oliver's east Sussex branch
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On 23 Oct 2014 at 9:45am starving ! wrote:
How on earth did the Crown achieve 1 star !!!!
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On 23 Oct 2014 at 10:06am WTF wrote:
Horses for courses, geddit?!
Lets have a vote for the best in Lewes, rather than the worst.
My top 5 in no particular order:
Famiglia Lazzatti
The Hearth
The Swan
Limetree Kitchen
Buttercup Cafe
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On 23 Oct 2014 at 10:09am Old Bloke wrote:
The last meal I had at Famiglia was awful so I won't be going back
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On 23 Oct 2014 at 10:10am Henry wrote:
Where was the list from Kronic?
 
 
On 23 Oct 2014 at 10:31am trooper wrote:
"Old Bloke" Interesting statement, I agree with your comment about the hotels, pretty awful. I would however be very interested to see your definition of Restaurant. Thankyou.
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On 23 Oct 2014 at 10:44am Old Bloke wrote:
@trooper Due Amici in Chislehurst would be my definition of a restaurant - always busy, been serving top quality food for years and can maintain the same prices you have to pay for the rubbish generally on offer in Lewes.
By the same token and for example (one of many in Lewes) The Real Eating Company I could not in any way describe as a restaurant, whatever the owners claim it to be
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On 23 Oct 2014 at 11:03am Nice wrote:
Top five:
Bills
Bills
Bills
Bills
Bills
Only decent place w great vibe!
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On 23 Oct 2014 at 11:42am trooper wrote:
"Old Bloke" Many thanks I shall pay a visit in the near future,what think you of the "Nice" posting ?? takes all kinds.
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On 23 Oct 2014 at 12:20pm Nice wrote:
Ask is also really good by the way, great service!
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On 23 Oct 2014 at 1:05pm Local Bod wrote:
If you are going to Bill's just make sure that you don't trip over the large A Board they keep putting on the road crossing point for people with sight disabilities. Bill's lawyer might want to consider who would be held accountable in the increased likelihood of an injury.

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On 23 Oct 2014 at 1:40pm TDA wrote:
There are weird leylines in Ask. Mrs TDA and I had so many arguments in there we renamed it Askument and haven't been since.
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On 23 Oct 2014 at 3:38pm Gourmand wrote:
There's some great pub food in Lewes - the Swan, Snowdrop, Kings Head, Pelham. We're utterly spoilt there (and in the beer department too). There are some great cafes - the Needlemakers and the Buttercup. I find Bills hard to accept these days given that there are ones in Soho and Covent Garden, and elsewhere. It's just another chain now.
Proper restaurants are a little more difficult. The Limetree is very good, from one experience. Haven't tried the place in the Pelham House. Maybe it's because there are an awful lot of very good mid-range places in Brighton (although again, nothing in the michelin starred category). We're certainly not a Bray or Ludlow, which is a shame, as we could be quite a foodie destination. No doubt if we did have loads of good restaurants there would be endless moanings on this forum.
 
 
On 23 Oct 2014 at 3:53pm Gourmand wrote:
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On 23 Oct 2014 at 4:38pm Old Bloke wrote:
@Trooper - wouldn't eat in Bills if you paid me - the Magazine is yards away and massively superior - also does best breakfast (English or Vege) in Lewes IMO.
Don't like Ask (or Prezzo) much just very ordinary.
Having said that I don't like the Snowdrop much but a pal from out of town dropped in there randomly with kids and thought it was fine
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On 23 Oct 2014 at 6:08pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
The food in the Snowy is excellent, imo, but it has got a tad expensive for what is, after all, a pub.
I agree that we lack a really good restaurant in Lewes. I miss Thackerays.
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On 23 Oct 2014 at 6:26pm Lewes resident wrote:
I miss La Cucina in Station Street. Was brilliant with yummy deep fried courgettes!
 
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On 23 Oct 2014 at 7:13pm Nice wrote:
I just like that bills is a bit like being in London without travelling there! Also the wine shop sym possum near station does great tapas
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On 23 Oct 2014 at 8:16pm One Time Townie wrote:
Bills like being in London?
AHAHAHAHAHA
 
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On 23 Oct 2014 at 9:43pm hygeine wrote:
The article, for Hygiene for a pub or restaurant includes the cellar, the bar, toilets, kitchen, stock rotation etc,. We have all been to a pub where we have ordered a pint the glass is dirty, or tastes wrong. Dirty cutlery. The best places to eat are where you can see the food being cooked when you eat out. Still the best place to eat at home.
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On 23 Oct 2014 at 10:02pm nice wrote:
well its like london people in there if you dig....
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On 25 Oct 2014 at 7:26am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Bill's IS in London now.
I was on a course last week, in Islington. As I turned into White Lion Street, there was a bleddy enormous Bill's (right opposite the offices of the Child Poverty Action Group, which I found ironic).
More evidence that Lewes is becoming Islington-by-the-Ouse, imo.
 
 
On 25 Oct 2014 at 7:35am Dr. Barnardo wrote:
Good to hear that child poverty is still being fought - though I hear rumours that people draw salaries from the donations, in your modern times
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On 25 Oct 2014 at 9:11am Claire wrote:
Snowdrop food is pretty good but beer prices utterly ridiculous. 4.85 for a pint!!!
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On 25 Oct 2014 at 9:19am Earl of Lewes wrote:
You can't have a 'worst eateries in Lewes' thread without mentioning the White Hart.
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On 25 Oct 2014 at 11:11am Give it time wrote:
White Hart has a new head chef apparently
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On 25 Oct 2014 at 12:18pm trooper wrote:
"AC-T" It seems "BILLS" is everywhere I was in T-Wells recently and was treated to a lunch in Bills and it was dreadfull,the place was noisy and the service very offhand.Never again.
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On 25 Oct 2014 at 12:49pm LewesResident wrote:
whoever wrote this removed pizza pronto from the list and people claimed dominos was so bad stealing their business. Turns out it saves us all from 1 star catering.
Famiglia Lazzatti is a horrible place can't see why thats in anyones top 10. Rubbish food all covered with rocket/balsamic to try and make it look better!
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On 25 Oct 2014 at 2:10pm biggles wrote:
anyone remember the steak house at the bottom of the cliffe,them was the days.
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On 25 Oct 2014 at 3:06pm Very happy to be here wrote:
I'll tell you why i take people to Bill's. IT is a bit like London becuase there are good standards in town. It's because it's no fuss and no quirks. Where we used to live you just took a table and got served what you expected and no fuss, no fruit-loop posters around and long waits Just service and food with proper standards. That's what we like about Bills and not sure why it's wrong to be like London
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On 25 Oct 2014 at 6:33pm lewes resident wrote:
Bill's is nothing like it used to be, horrible food bad service will never go there again, there is nothing like La Cucina now in fact there are no decent restaurants in Lewes but Bill's is definitely the worst. in my opinion
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On 26 Oct 2014 at 9:31pm mrs b wrote:
biggles....I used to work at the steak house...food was lovely,had a lovely lunch in the black horse the other day,would def go again.


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