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“Old Town Pizza Favourite!”
Review of Fagins Diner

Fagins Diner
Ranked #76 of 366 Restaurants in Hastings
Price range: US$6 - US$25
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Fagins family restaurant in the heart of the famous and historic Old Town of Hastings first opened its doors way back in 1981 and we are proud to boast that we are now the longest established restaurant in George Street and count amongst the oldest established businesses in the Old Town. We are child friendly offering a special menu for the little ones and to accomodate smaller offspring there is a highchair. Disabled access is easy with the main resturant being at street level and no steps to contend with but unfortunately our toilets are not equipped for the disabled. Food and Drink Over the long time that we have been trading it has been a deliberate policy not to make too many changes to the main menu, there is nothing worse than going to a restaurant expecting to order your favourite dish and finding that it is no longer available. And all credit to our policy because our menu has remained remarkably unchanged and still exceedingly popular. We believe this is because there is something on the menu for everyone. A tasty selection of starters, at least three different cuts of steaks, pizzas made from fresh dough that we make each day in our kitchen, homemade lasagne verdi, spaghetti with our own bolognaise, seafood or vegetable sauces, fried chicken and 100% beef burgers. All orders are served in generous portions and many come with side orders of french fries, croquettes or baked jacket potato and most are accompanied with a salad. If there is nothing to tempt you on the main menu then have a look at the specials menu which changes on a regular basis. To accompany your meal there is a good selection of wines at reasonable prices and to finish choose from a selection of deserts that include perenial favourites like hot chocolate fudgecake, bannana split or deep filled apple pie or more exotic items like lemon brulee.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Old Town Pizza Favourite!”
Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

Fagins sits on a busy corner of the Old Town, connecting the Highstreet with George Street and it serves a mixture of Italian and American food - pizza, pasta and burgers - with a healthy dose of fish thrown in (it is Hastings after all!)
The food is always good - large portions and freshly prepared - but it is a basic eatery and although the decor is a little quirky and slightly reminiscent of a 1800's opium den, there is nothing especially excellent in either the food quality or presentation.
The alcohol is very expensive for what you get here, especially the wine, but the staff are always lovely and the service is quick even when it is busy.
I recommend this place if you are looking for a moderately priced meal in the heart of Hastings to fill you and cheer up!
Dress casual and you can't go wrong!

Thank Han16
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English first
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197 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Above average meal”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

We enjoyed eating here, nothing spectular, but good filling food, pleasant servers, but why no local beer?

Visited February 2014
Thank ReenPA
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great food with 70's artex”
Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely meal at fagins diner with my wife and in laws food very very nice decor not so. Seated quickly upon arrival with drinks order taken soon after. Had the potato skins to start with sour cream dip. Tasty tasty very very tasty. Then had the special burger for main (which was half pound with mushrooms cheese and egg). The burgers were incredibly juicy and tasted fantastic. The only downer was the look of the place with the walls covered in artex which looked like it was applied back in the 70's but this did not affect a very nice evening.

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fagin's again”
Reviewed 1 March 2014

I've recently moved to Hastings and have probably been to Fagins more often than any other restaurant. It has become that reliable restaurant that my visitors remember and want to go back to. It's not fancy, or particularly ambitious, but there's usually something on the menu for everyone. It always seems to be open, and there are always plenty of people in there (yet you can always get a table). The service is friendly and fairly fast, the food is very good, and the prices are also reasonable.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank FionaHoran
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great food”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Food was lovely, great sized portions and lovely staff.

I don't know if it was just the night we were there or if they always do it, but if you don't like salt mention it to the staff as my chips arrived covered in salt and picky eater as I am - I couldn't eat them. The waitress was lovely though and replaced them straight away.

Visited February 2014
Thank Orli623
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