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Restaurants - in Worthng, Sussex

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Restaurants - in Worthng, Sussex

On evidence, aside from a couple of Indian-type, restaurants there are no decent restaurants in Worthing town centre.

Horrible food and/or slow/bad service and/or poor ambience and/or poor value for money (or a combination of all of those, are to be had, in no particular order, at:

The Fish Factory, Brighton Road, - cold, bland, overrated, unimaginatively-cooked food. Enthusiastic, friendly but baffled staff who don't quite understand this. Acoustically-poor: very noisy with tiled floors.

Cafe Monsoon, Bath Place, (tasty - but very over-priced (£12.95 chicken biriyani - that's mainly rice, with a few bits of chicken thrown in, to you and me) and nerve-shredding, Whitney-wailing-Houston on a permanent hi-volume loop. Ironically, they are now running "comedy" nights... ha-hollow laughter-ha!

Silverthorne's Fish and Chip restaurant Montague Street (truly revolting emulsified slurry with rancid fish oils for flavouring posing as "cods roe", stewed tea, overcooked chips ("we serve what our customers like") + surly service. There's a surprise.

Sofa bar & Restaurant, Marine Parade - obviously run by a sadistic meglomaniac - abominably slow service on a quiet evening / bland, food / pounding incessant disco noise / painfully over-priced (and that decor is soooo two years ago). The visual trick of presenting customers with a "unique square pizza" does nothing to make up for any of this.

ASK, Warwick Street - it's Pizza Express sister chain - what do you expect? Great decor, overpriced, not bad food

Pizza Express - ditto (tooth-numbing pre-prepared salads out of a cold counter)

Red, Montague Place - (only looked through the window): Great concept, locally sourced ingredients etc but just look at the prices! Startling and stark decor (Bet being placed now - how long will it last?)

The Church, High Street - don't go, become an atheist: Chris Chapman's personal eulogy to a belief in the life-enhancing qualities of cholesterol and Brakes Brothers' deliveries

Eden, Chapel Road - ditto.

(Highdown Towers, Littlehampton Road / Grand Victoria, Station Approach, ditto / ditto)

Recommendations:

The Italian restaurant/ cafe in Warwick Mews - fabulously tasty, good portions of homecooked pasta + glass of house wine + garlic bread, £5.95: that's more like it. Also takeways homecooked by the same Italian Momma at Clifton Road Italian pizza/ takeway place.

Hogarth's Cafe, Warwick Street - if you can get in through the door at lunch time - vote with your feet.

South Farm Road Cafe - what you see is what you get: obliging staff, well cooked bog-standard favourites that won't burn a hole in your wallet.

Marks & Spencer's cafe - zero for ambience. Top marks for fabulous, Fair Trade, coffee.

(versus Cafe Zero, or is that Nero? Great ambience, zero marks for over-priced, non-Fair Trade coffee) Think: a worker on a non-Fair Trade coffee plantation daily earns less than the price of a cup of Cafe Zero coffee)

Casa Ciro, Marine Parade (Seafront) - pleasant, reasonable, set-price lunch menu.

The "coffee shop" in Montague Arcade opp TK Maxx - very handy, decent coffee - make a point of asking for Fair Trade coffee!

Wimpy - Chapel Road - for those nostalgic about how "British catering" used to be.

Guildbourne Grill, Guildbourne Centre - patronised by the living dead, served by cheerful staff - good for an honest experience when you're fed up with the poncey "Skinny Latte" pseudo-cafe-poseur culture that Worthing attempts to grow in its petri-dish of souless leisure activities.

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1. Re: Restaurants - in Worthng, Sussex

i would have to agree with you re worthings finest restaurants! thats why we stick to brighton!!

however, i have tried a nice little Thai place on brighton road, just along from the fish factory, think its called Andaman? had a very good meal there a couple of years ago and i'd probably go back there again.

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Cafe Monica at end of Montague street for Lebanese, meze and a la carte. Portugese round the corner Casa Madeira, 2 courses for £15. Chinese in Chapel Road, 2nd floor above China Palace all you can eat off the menu for £13.95 and it's quality food. Montagues is o.k. with the kids for mexican/american.

Kiwis in Bedford way for meat & fish.

The Indian opposite Fish Factory is excellent. Those are all good venues. Are you really sure about Wimpey and Guildbourne??????? If you have a car, some good places on the outskirts - it ain't THAT bad.

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try Picasso in Ann Street, Spanish tapas and a-la carte. very good. good wines, good freshly cooked food from an extensive menu and a great beer from spain

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We spent years looking for decent Worthing restaurants. Really. I think that 'Monica' is actually 'Monina', by the way.

'Food' is the name of the sister restaurant to 'The Fish Factory' - it's just off the western end of the pedestrian precinct. And, unlike the Fish Factory, it is a decent restaurant with decent food. We've tried the Beef Wellington, Venison Stew and lamb medallions. All excellent.

And the place we frequent most is Capricho's in Graham Road, again at the western end of the pedestrian precinct. The food is better than Picasso and the place is generally buzzing. You can go for tapas or regular main courses.

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I think that Hahna obviously has some issues with Worthing that go way past its restaurants...Wimpy, various cafes and Guildbourne Grill are hardly restaurants! Brighton is better for sure, it's a city so there's bound to be loads more choice, but Worthing is definitely improving and shouldn't be a nasty experience for most visitors.

Some good honest recommendations;

Picasso's, Tapas, in Ann St as previously mentioned

Mozzarella e Pomodoro, Italian, in Warwick St

Liming, Mexican, in New St

Montagues Tex-Mex, Mexican, far end of Montague St

The Nut House, Vegetarian, Marine Parade, check its still there as haven't looked for a while

Cafe Luna, Italian, Montague Place

Casa Ciro on Marine Parade, as previously mentioned

Toby Carvery, Goring Rd, you can't book here, just turn up (located in Goring, out of town)

Fortune Inn, Chinese (all you can eat, served at tables), Chapel Rd

Mahaan, Indian, far end of Montague St

Hope that helps, I just felt compelled to defend Worthing!

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i do not know who this idiot is but clearly has no idea about going out, or food.

how can you compare wimpy to red complete cluesless should stay at home watch east enders and eat beans on toast!!

worthing has some fine restaurants and is quickly gaining a reputation for this

top 5

1. red

2. room 4 living

3.liming

4. well that it

you get what you pay for in this life this person clearly likes paying nothing.................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Reads to me like someone with a (greasy, undercooked) chip on his/her shoulder who is unwilling to pay more than a fiver for quality.

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Read about this new place called Pestle & Mortar, looks good, and chef/proprietor of a good restaurant background.

theargus.co.uk/whatson/…

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Before writing about restaurants and how they prepare the food, you should do a bit of homework! Pizza Express do not and have never served pre-prepared salads. All the food that is served is made to order. Yes there is a cold counter in the kitchen but this has different compartments and holds lettuce, tomatoes and cucmber. The other ingredience for the salads are kept in a fridge. You obviously don't know what your talking about and have never worked in restaurant in your life or possibly have never even eaten in Pizze Express before.

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10. Re: Restaurants - in Worthng, Sussex

You forgot to mention the Caprichos tapas bar off of Montague Street opposite Scadgells. Never had a bad meal there, friendly staff good atmosphere. Usually need to book at weekends.

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