Côte is inspired by the brasseries of Paris, championing relaxed all-day dining and serving authentic French classics made from great quality, fresh ingredients. Situated close to Lewes Castle this is the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner if you are visiting our historic town. On the menu, you will find brasserie favourites such as steak frites, and moules marinières

82 High Street, Lewes, BN7 1XW
01273 311 344

Monday to Friday 8am – 11pm
Saturday 9am – 11pm
Sunday 9am – 10:30pm


This independent café is a must if you love a tasty, freshly made vegetarian burger. Their burgers are made on site and come with a choice of yummy toppings. They also serve great coffee and delicious sweet treats to keep you going.

8 Mount Pleasant, Lewes, BN7 2DH

Monday to Thursday: 08:00-17:30
Friday: 08:00-22:00
Saturday: 09:00-17:30
Sunday: Closed


Situated close to our antiques shops, Café du Jardin is a great place to unwind after a spot of bargain hunting. You can enjoy a meal or drink within the courtyard of the once Old Coaching Inn, now Pastorale Antiques. The café has one of the biggest garden seating areas in Lewes and extra tables in their cosy wine cellar. They serve mixed platters, crepes, and a mixture of French and British specials. They also have a great wine list and serve cocktails, coffee and soft drinks.

15 Malling Street,BN7 2RA
01273 480777

Tuesday – Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday & Saturday: 9am – 11pm
Sunday & Monday: CLOSED

Flint owl bakery Lewes East Sussex


Breads, croissants and pastries are all handcrafted from scratch and baked in small batch sizes using ingredients that are organic and of only the highest quality. They also serve lunches, good coffee and have a walled garden.

Flint Owl Bakery High St, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DL
01273 472769 209

Monday to Saturday: 9am – 5pm


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Symposium wine bar lewes


Symposium is an independent wine merchant & wine bar located in Lewes town. It is housed in a Grade II Listed building situated barely a stone’s throw from the train station. Enjoy a glass of wine with a meat or cheese platter, craft beers or small batch spirits including birch sap vermouth and a sizeable collection of artisan gins. If you find it hard to choose your tipple don’t be phased, the proprietors are a friendly duo who are happy to dispense their knowledge of wines and spirits in an unpretentious and chatty manner. If you’d prefer to take your wines and spirits away with you, they have a good selection to suit every pocket and palate.

Symposium Wine Emporium, 32 Lansdown Place, Lewes, BN7 2JU
Image © Xavier Dom Bend

Tuesday to Saturday: 10am-11pm
Sunday: 12pm-6pm
Monday: CLOSED


Limetree Kitchen is a restaurant based in the heart of Lewes Town, East Sussex, just a two-minute walk from the train station. They specialise in modern European cuisine with a creative twist. They use only the finest locally sourced and seasonal produce wherever possible and delight in bringing their customers some of the best quality food in Sussex. They also offer an exceptional boutique wine list and their staff can always recommend the perfect accompaniment to your meal. Limetree Kitchen serves a lunch menu five days a week (Wednesday to Sunday), including gourmet burgers and craft beers every Sunday (the famous ‘Sunday Sliders’), and an evening menu Wednesday to Saturday.

Limetree Kitchen, 14 Station Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DA
01273 478 636

Unadorned surrounds belie gastronomic riches

John Walsh

Food Critic, The Independent


New to Lewes Town, Erawan Thai Bistro & Takeaway is the hottest culinary spot in town. Authentic yet contemporary cuisine freshly prepared by experienced Thai chefs. You can visit their bistro and experience fragrant dishes that innovatively combine sweet, spicy, salty & sour flavours.The atmosphere is cosy and all of the food is beautifully presented. They don’t have an alcohol licence but you can bring your own and pay a corkage fee. They are conveniently situated next doors to Symposium Wine Emporium who can advise you on the best wine to accompany your meal. It’s advisable to book in advance as it gets pretty busy. They do however offer a takeaway service for collection.
34 Lansdown Place Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2JU
01273 471999

Tuesday – Saturday:
Lunch: 12.00am – 2.30pm
Dinner 6.00pm – 10.00pm

Dinner 6.00pm – 10.00pm

Monday: CLOSED

John Harvey Tavern Pub Lewes


The John Harvey Tavern is a traditional pub with a rustic feel in the heart of the historic town of Lewes, situated opposite Harveys Brewery and next to the River Ouse.The bar boasts wooden beams, a log burner and wine vats, where you can tuck yourself away for a cosy chat. There is also the History Room, with pictures of Cliffe High Street dating back to c.1800.Upstairs there is a restaurant/function room, with projector and screen, which can cater for up to 70 people.Enjoy their homemade food available lunchtimes and evenings. Their bar features quality ales direct from Harveys Brewery, including the Championship winning Best Bitter, and a host of seasonal ales, cider, wines and spirits.Look out for Morris Dancing throughout the summer months and of course ‘Remember, Remember the Fifth of November’ – The John Harvey Tavern is the perfect place to soak up the Bonfire Night fun.
Bear Yard, Cliffe High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2AN
01273 479 880


Chaula’s is one the longest standing restaurants in Lewes and they delight in welcoming you to their ‘little piece of Gujarati’. This is not generic Indian food but regional cuisine from Western India cooked in the traditional way. The decor is warm and inviting with coloured lights and rustic murals. Expect meat and vegetarian thalis,traditional sweets and hot snacks including their hot and popular paneer rolls. Chaulas is perfect for a night out, a lunchtime buffet or a takeaway meal.They also stock a wide range of freshly frozen food and snacks for you to cook at home.

Chula’s, 6 Eastgate Street, Lewes, BN7 2LP
01273 476707

12pm – 3pm Sunday to Thursday
5pm – 10.30pm Friday
5pm – 11pm Saturday

Lewes Markets


We have some great food markets in the Lewes District. From organic veg to artisan produce, there’s something for every picnic and self catering tea. Visit the Lewes Town Page for more info