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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (40 reviews)
“fish and chips” (76 reviews)
“kippers” (8 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 4 days ago via mobile

We visited at 6.30pm and left at 8pm. It was very busy the whole time we were there and a Saturday so I’ve put it down to being stretched but the food wasn’t what I had expected. We’ve had breakfast there before which was lovely...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our 4th visit to Billy’s and it’s always a fab experience. Great setting overlooking the sea, superb food brought to us by Megan, a lovely and very attentive waitress. Owner also extremely friendly and welcoming. We had the mixed seafood and whitebait, both highly recommended....More

Thank Peter J
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An exceptional setting - right on the seafront. What sets this place apart is, despite a full house and what could have been a stressful situation, the outstanding customer service. The front of house, who we are assuming is Billy, was exceptional at managing expectations...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great restaurant, great surprise to find such excellent choice of menu, service and value. Wonderful location, friendly service. Skate wing was up to West End standard, largest piece of haddock in a long time. Will return again to see the sun set.

Thank Shirley4452
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this fantastic cafe/restaurant right on the beach this week and can't wait to return so much try on the menu. Other customers so friendly ready to chat with strangers. Doggy friendly. Not far from a frequent bus service from Chichester rail station. I really...More

Thank beeoliver
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So worth the wait in a very busy place. Excellently run with such lovely staff. Highly recommend. Very reasonable prices and look forward to going again.

Thank dilangar
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with friends for breakfast. Able to book our table in advance. Nice atmosphere, good/attentive service. Enjoyed the salmon and eggs, friends liked their full English breakfasts. Coffees/teas all good. Would go back to experience the evening food Menu.

Thank OutnAbout007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chose to eat at Billy’s rather than a restaurant because of its location - the cafe offers outside tables on the edge of Bracklesham beach. Perfect on a hot evening. We visited on ‘burger night’ which offered a range of burgers and a drink (beer...More

Thank Gill C
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic little Gem. After a hard day sunbathing and swimming in the sea we decided to make for home. On passing Billy's on the beach and feeling a little hot and bothered we decided on a little refreshment. What a surprise, this little...More

Thank Newthebeaut
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe was heaving when we arrived but Brett who was managing the tables found us a table right in the window. We quickly got our drinks our order was taken and 15 minutes later our fish and chips arrived with mushy peas. Everything was...More

Thank Gloria S
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Mandy B
31 January 2018|
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Response from Bangerstar | Reviewed this property |
I’d say yes - especially in the summer and particularly the kids holidays. Sorry didn’t find your question till today. But look on the bright side - Sunday tomorrow !!
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$5 - US$16
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
Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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