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WINNER OF MORE RADIO HASTINGS AWARDS 2018 . BEST EATERY : this independent restaurant opened Feb 2018 & is rapidly filling a gap in the dining out scene of Hastings . Freshly prepared meals in a friendly atmosphere seen by the owners as an extension of their home. With local seafood featuring on the Specials Board and an offering of good and sensibly priced wines.Lunch & Dinner Wednesday -Saturday inclusive. Private Parties/Weddings/Wakes by arrangement on anyday. Booking a table advisable .
PRICE RANGE
£6 - £25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 6 March 2024

This restaurant was lovely. Lots of choice and plenty of non fish options. I had the crab salad which was really good so fresh and tasty followed by the Mariana pizza so good. would definitely eat here again. The staff were lovely.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

We have been to No8 on numerous occasions and highly recommend the restaurant to our visitors. So, just thought it was about time we paid them an official compliment here on T/A after having another delicious lunch, hosted by our friendly, polite and informative waitress...Evie. From the very first time we visited No8 David the owner/chef was very welcoming and friendly. His culinary skills are great too. Each time we've been the menu was different with great choices combined with fresh produce and it's atmosphere is cosy and intimate. We will continue to return and recommend this little gem in Hastings.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 October 2023 via mobile

Food and service by the waitresses was exceptional Although a little slow at the start and a little rushed at the end all in all we enjoyed our meal....... BUT . .. Don't ever call me a tw*t, as the chef patron did walking away...from me, which he tried to turn round saying I called him one. He didn't realise I have a top of the range hearing aid which picks up any conversation from up to 200 yds away. Please please, do NOT give this undeserving owner a chance as we did. As we had good service from the waitress we tipped and commented on the chef and she raised her eyebrows.......says it allMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 September 2023 via mobile

We had Saturday lunch. The restaurant has a relaxed and friendly ambience, arguably somewhat rustic but comfortable in the grand manner. We received a warm and friendly welcome within seconds of arriving. The printed menu offers a plethora of proteins as well as vegetarian options,...not sure about vegan. Then there's the Specials Board offering what we believed to be daily specials based on the fish available that day. We started with feta cheese olive and melon salad, and humous with special bread. We rated both plates highly. We both chose the Fish Pie from the specials menu and the pie was well stocked with fish suspended in a rich a flavourful sauce. To drink we chose cocktails which we must mention. So often these days cocktails are basically glasses full of ice and syrup with little alcohol; not so with cocktails at No. 8! They are what we would call traditional, potent cocktails and we enjoyed them immensely. The waiting staff were a young lady and young gentleman whose names, regrettably, we did not ascertain. Both were friendly, caring and interested in ensuring we had a lovely meal whilst not being too intrusive and we thank them. Our "litmus tests" for this restaurant resulted in very hi scores. We therefore thoroughly recommend this restaurant and next time we are in Hastings we are very likely to return to eat here.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 16 September 2023 via mobile

We booked a table on a Friday night for 3 of us. We love seafood and wanted to try something different. We all had monkfish with parmesan mash, brocoli and hollandaisse sauce. We were all not only impressed with the speed of its arrival, but...the quality was exceptional. We all thoroughly enjoyed our food and the family feel of the place made it extra special. It was also nice to see the chef and be able to compliment him personally. The desert menu was very good with something for everyone, however the sticky toffee pudding was the best we have had ever!!! They had a good back bar and cocktails on offer tooMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023 via mobile

As a dog friendly establishment recommended online we visited in the week and we not dissatisfied! Service and food was amazing! Chatted to the owner who went out of his way to spoil our doggos and made to feel very welcome. Food was delicious, looked...and tasted incredible! Highly recommended on all accounts.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 18 August 2023

I knew of this restaurant and had read good reviews. It’s surprisingly lovely! It may not be the coolest location - Hastings new town… A predominantly fish menu - on the Specials board (but many meat options). Generous portions, lovely food/presentation, lovely waiting staff ❤️,...The town taxi rank round the corner. Really worth supporting, and a great Friday evening treat. Albeit a quiet supper outing… Thank you 🙏🏻More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023

We ate there on Friday night, having 2 amazing meals, especially the smoked haddock/poached egg dish! The fish soup to start was fantastic too! We had to go back the following night has we enjoyed it so much and it didn’t disappoint! The staff were...friendly and the chef was great and came out to meet us! Would definitely recommend to eat there while staying in Hastings! Del & LynMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 31 July 2023

Superbly cooked food and first class service. The restaurant was a little quiet and deserves to be busier as it offers excellent food at reasonable prices. Probably the best restaurant in Hastings for good food without being overcharged.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023 via mobile

The food here is so good! They do amazing roast dinners on a Sunday - meat is cooked perfectly with a nice selection of perfectly cooked vegetables and a bowl of cauliflower cheese. The seafood is also amazing - my favourite is the fish pie...which has scallops in it. The cocktails are very nice too. I recommend the pina colada! Big portions. The desserts are also very good. Lovely atmosphere and lovely people who will accommodate your requests as much as they can. If you haven’t tried this place you really should!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 25 July 2023

Disappointing meal- ambience good service good starters good but steak mean portion and halibut overpriced over cooked and very small portion especially as it was the most expensive special of the day at £23 - £10 was however taken off the bill in recompense -...the skate was served with a little green and a few chips - not good value for moneyMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023 via mobile

Superb food! Friendly service! Quality produce used and reasonably priced. Definitely will return when back in Hastings.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 14 April 2023 via mobile

Really lovely family dinner, looked after us really well. All seafood staples are good (prawns, mussels and scallops all top notch) Lovely Tbone too Lovely experience

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 10 March 2023

Really pleased we tried No Eight. The welcome was really friendly, the ambience in the restaurant was intimate & cosy and the food was fresh & beautifully cooked. A great selection of specials (lots of lovely fish and steak) complimented a very appealing regular menu....We also had a little chat with the chef before we left. Superb evening- thank youMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 6 March 2023

The service, ambience and interior decor were faultless. The food was well cooked but there was a distinct lack of variety to the standard side dishes. As I recall, all dishes came with mash and green beans apart from burgers. The monk fish was an...extremely small portion for my expectations and served on a bed of mash: it lacked colour ( white on white ) . The baclava dish was very different : served hot in a pan with clotted cream I was horrified to se e a dog there as it seemed incongruous in that scenario. Pleasingly, the toilets are up a steep staircase well away from the downstairs eating area. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone without a limited budget and those with smaller appetites. Cost : One person's three courses plus coffee and one person 's two courses plus bottle of wine : £90 in total.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Hi there. We are normally closed Monday and Tuesday all day. We are however available for party bookings by arrangement at anytime. Regards David
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