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Billy's on the Beach

Bracklesham Lane, Bracklesham Bay, Chichester PO20 8JH, England
+44 1243 670373
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (38 reviews)
“fish and chips” (70 reviews)
“pancakes” (13 reviews)
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Cafe, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Bracklesham Lane, Bracklesham Bay, Chichester PO20 8JH, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We arrived for lunch (12:30) on a Friday in February half term. Expecting that we may get in maybe with a 5-10 minute wait. Half of our group went in to see if there were space and the other half took a table outside overlooking...More

1  Thank Channel L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an excellent breakfast here (although the coffee was too strong and bitter for my taste). Service was excellent and food was good quality. Very amiable staff and I was delighted to see that Billy's is dog-friendly. Inside is spacious and tastefully decorated and a...More

Thank Farfalla2222
Reviewed 1 week ago

Around 12 of us descended on Billy's having pre booked lunch. The service was somewhat slow, but the restaurant was full, and we were a big group. The food was definitely worth waiting for, especially the seafood platter which I shared with a friend. Great...More

Thank JanInchi1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic visit for a late Saturday afternoon lunch, enjoyed the food so much and the staff were just amazing and so welcoming of us and our 5 month old that we decided to come back for Sunday breakfast. We arrived just as it...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came across this cafe today after a chilly beach walk with a friend. Toasted sandwiches and cup of tea. Perfect! Efficient and friendly service, despite being very busy. Will definitely return.

Thank tangoLondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard so many nice things about Billy’s so decided to try it. We were not disappointed. Lovely quirky little place. Friendly staff. Delicious food reasonably priced. Fabulous setting right on the beach with amazing sea views. What’s not to like? Trouble is we...More

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a really breezy day in February it's was warm enough to sit outside and enjoy a fish platter lunch. Every table inside was full and at least five tables outside - amazing for mid week lunch this early in the year. Just proves what...More

Thank andyb24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have always enjoyed this place,often lunched there,great fish and chips,lovely staff but will not be rushing back now dogs allowed inside.

1  Thank truefaith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An understandably very popular stop for beach walkers and we have read glowing reports so decided on a lunch stop.. Small fish and chips with pea puree is £9.25 and a Billy's burger with chips and salad is £10.95. So busy between 12.30 and 1.30...More

Thank Louise S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in early Saturday evening on the off chance. Very warm welcome, log burner burning, nice atmosphere. Food was fresh, home made and top quality. Friendly service. Very enjoyable meal. Highly recommended.

Thank johnboy59
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Mandy B
31 January 2018|
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Response from Trish H | Reviewed this property |
Probably best to book for Sunday’s.
26 November 2017|
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Response from Original-Tinbum | Reviewed this property |
No idea, there are seats outside though. Suggest you contact Billy’s direct.
15 October 2017|
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Response from peterjuskiw | Reviewed this property |
Hi There is a small car park near, but it is a pay and display. It depends when you go and the time of year. Best to check if it is open in the Winter.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$17
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bracklesham Lane, Bracklesham Bay, Chichester PO20 8JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester  >  Bracklesham Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 670373
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Described in The Sunday Telegraph as 'The Best Beach Café in the World', Billy's on The Beach is a fully licensed beach cafe with fantastic views, just along the beach from East Wittering with good parking, great staff, and tasty beachside food. Everything we produce is cooked fresh to order or prepared daily, from fish & chips to burgers, moules frites, kippers, breakfasts, brunches, lunches and three course dinners on every day of the week in the summer except Sundays. We do coffees, cakes, scones, hot chocolates for chilly surfers, ice cream sundaes for kids, big & small, sundowners, wines, and our web site tells you all about us . Come and visit us if you get to the south coast, or visit our sister cafe Billy's on the Road, just north of Billingshurst on the A29. We look forward to welcoming you.
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