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Crab & Lobster

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Mill Lane, Sidlesham, Chichester PO20 7NB, England
+44 1243 641233
12:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I live in France and come to Chichester five or six times a year. I am very pleased that I found the Crab & Lobster, tucked away at the end of a winding road leading to the harbour. Great sea food, good service, pleasant ambience and value. Going back one more time before returning to France, but I will be... More 

Thank Joe H
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best restaurants I have visited for service, quality of food, professionalism and friendliness.

Thank hogghouse85
San Francisco, California
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the 3 course fixed price menu which was OK. Lovely area, shame there is no view from the restaurant. Nice atmosphere. Portions on the small side, was this due to it being the cheaper lunch at £26.50 compared to the A la Carte? Was it fine dining? Not sure, on trying the lunch menu. Some nice flavors, the radish... More 

1 Thank TravellerJP
Angmering, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have dined a number of times in this establishment over the years. Consistent high standards, wonderful location and creative menus'. My recent lunch was no exception. We are lucky to have restaurants in West Sussex of this quality. A must if you are in the area.

Thank Lee N
Surrey, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times, but turned up without booking. Parking can be a problem in the tiny car park but we parked down by the harbour, to find the waves lapping against the wheels of the car when we got back, so make a note! The staff quickly found us an empty table, we had some excellent local ale... More 

1 Thank Denia1956
London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on a Sunday night. The variety of choices of fish dishes was good. The amenability of the chef to adapt was also good. Wine choices were excellent. Locally sourced cheeses were great.

Thank Jonathan P
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice area. Nice bar restaurant. Reminds me a bit of A Bar Bistro in Old Portsmouth. It's got areas inside seperated by walls with gaps in. Nicely painted and designed interior. You can almost look around from any area you choose to sit in. You also have a stand up bar area. We had three courses each. Good wines. They... More 

Thank Rob W
Chichester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Lovely setting, comfortable furniture. Expensive lunch! No set lunch menu, crab salad £22 but we enjoyed it as a treat.

Thank Butser2013
London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Took a long drive out to this restaurant and it was very worth while. The setting was very picturesque, we sat outside on the terrace until our table was ready (we were early) The staff were very tentative and food was awesome.

Thank MWhite762
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We had a beautifully presented meal. Starters are imaginative and use local produce (-although my cuttlefish was a bit disappointing) and the mains and pudding fantastic. Friendly service

Thank PertenhallSteveP

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill Lane, Sidlesham, Chichester PO20 7NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester  >  Sidlesham
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 641233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?