A quick bite on the go, a relaxed three-course meal or a slice of vegan cake and a coffee. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ve got it covered in our round-up of the best cafés and restaurants in Worthing.
Places to eat in Worthing
One of the top-ranked Tripadvisor restaurants in Worthing, the Crab Shack should be on everyone’s to-do list when they come to Worthing. The Marine Parade restaurant serves up everything from dressed crab and cockle popcorn to smoked haddock and their famous seafood sharing platter. With a large terrace overlooking the seafront, a strong cocktail, beer and wine menu and their own in-house ice cream shack, it’s the perfect place to indulge on a hot day.
A few streets back on the High Street is Salsa Viva Cantina, a bright and colourful Mexican street food restaurant known for their homemade tortilla chips, burritos and tacos. In a similar vein, Thai Street Food has been serving up authentic Thai treats since 2013 and is just a short walk from our Worthing Seafront hotel and the Pavilion Theatre.
For a taste of the Mediterranean, head to Efes near Worthing Station. Open daily for lunch and dinner, the stylish dark wood interior and arty lighting creates a cosy and intimate atmosphere, perfect for their wide range of Turkish mezze plates and main dishes.
The oldest Indian restaurant in the region, Shafiques has been dishing out delicious naan bread, tandoori dishes and their range of Chef’s Secret recipes since 1986. A 10-minute walk from the pier, the much-loved restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner.
Perhaps the most stylish restaurant in Worthing, ami bistro is a charming and welcoming restaurant mixing English and European dishes with a focus on seasonal produce and menus. The upmarket prices reflect the quality, but if you’re looking for somewhere special for a family occasion or a romantic dinner for two, ami bistro could well be the answer.
Cafés in Worthing
A 200m stroll from our Worthing Seafront hotel is Food, a wonderful all-rounder of a restaurant and café. With a large atrium, spacious balconies, a central cocktail bar and a menu that covers a lot of bases including curry, seafood and burgers, it’s a busy and buzzy family-friendly venue in the heart of the beachfront action.
A short distance away opposite the pier is Munch Coffee Bar & Kitchen. One of our favourite cafés, they do excellent coffee, tea and cakes and also have a dedicated children’s menu and as well as plenty of vegan, dairy and gluten-free options.
For breakfast, lunch, snacks, cakes or even just a drink, heading to NRG Cavern on Bath Place near Marine Parade is one of your best options in Worthing. They put an emphasis on healthy food: think vegan pizza, gluten-free pancakes and smashed avocado on sourdough bread, and plenty of fresh juices, smoothies, tea and coffee.
At the other end of the health spectrum is Chipwick, one of the leading fish and chip shops in the region. The licensed café has won several awards since opening in the 90s, and thanks to their use of fresh daily rapeseed oil, they have some of the crispiest batter on the south coast.
If a roast pork bap with crackling, stuffing and apple sauce sounds like the stuff of lunchtime legend to you, then The Piggery on Broadwater Road is the one for you. The small shop specialises in hot roast sandwiches and opens Monday to Saturday from 7.30am to 3.30pm. But be warned – when their roast meat is gone, it’s gone, so get down early!
Lastly, The Pantry Bakery is one of the leading cafés in Worthing. A short walk from Worthing Train Station, they serve double-shot Arabica coffee served in delicate china cups and bake a wide range of artisan bread including sourdough, focaccia and spelt loaves as well as dozens of pastries and croissants.