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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Gallery
“Small but well curated modern art gallery with changing exhibitions throughout the year. Entrance fee but you can then enjoy the cafe with views of the fishing boats.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Pier
“No trip to Hastings would be complete without a walk to the end of the pier”
  • 35 locals recommend
Cafe
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“In Old Town Hastings. Observer Food Monthly Awards Winner 2017 – Best Sunday Lunch”
  • 50 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Really really good burgers! Locally-sourced beef. Monday-Sunday noon-10pm (8pm on Sunday)”
  • 32 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“A great space with an art gallery, restaurant and cinema. The cinema has a bar in the auditorium and has films, talks and live music.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Park
“Alexandra Park is a public park in Hastings. It occupies 109 acres, with its linear area stretching from the town centre out to residential areas. You can choose short or long walks through the vastly different areas, including reservoirs & lakes with wonderful wildlife, rose gardens, beautiful wooded areas, Cafe with play parks, tennis courts & the famous miniature railway. this wonderful park reminds me of Central Park in New York, but on a Hastings scale. I have happy childhood memories of spending whole summers in this park, where my Grandparents lived at the top most end.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“My local, friendly atmosphere with a great vibe and excellent range of drinks. Pizza delivery option which is fun.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Get a three way pass for the Castle / aquarium and caves, it will save you £'s”
  • 21 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Busy spot with excellent people watching opportunities, good food and often good lunch deals in the week.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Hastings Museum & Art Gallery is a family-friendly museum with amazingly diverse collections. Established over 125 years ago”
  • 21 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“A modern restaurant making full use of the abundance of local produce. St Clement's seasonal menus include fish from Hastings’ beach launched fleet and produce is sourced from traditional butchers, rare-breed farms and non-intensive dairies, local farms, fishermen & grocers. It has a relaxed and informal atmosphere and is perfect for an intimate dinner. Accurately described in a July 2014 Telegraph review as "Michelin-level accomplishment with an easy-going charm". Perfect service and a real gem in the neighbourhood. I took my partner here for a birthday dinner and he loved it!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Financial or Legal Service
“The perfect food in the perfect spot. Local caught fish served in the most delicious way, with great views out to sea. We love it for lunches or even just drinks and in the evening. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
History Museum
“Get a three way pass for the Castle / aquarium and caves, it will save you £'s”
  • 15 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Make sure to reserve a table for a special occasion or if you like really good food and great service.. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Salon / Barbershop
“The heart of the old town, George Street hosts a great number of local sellers from clothes to furniture to souvenirs.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bakery
“Because you need to eat everything in this shop - literally their almond croissants tastes like heaven, belgian buns bigger than your face and the best sausage roll I've had in ages”
  • 19 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cafe
“In Old Town Hastings. Observer Food Monthly Awards Winner 2017 – Best Sunday Lunch”
  • 50 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“Really really good burgers! Locally-sourced beef. Monday-Sunday noon-10pm (8pm on Sunday)”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bar
“My local, friendly atmosphere with a great vibe and excellent range of drinks. Pizza delivery option which is fun.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“A modern restaurant making full use of the abundance of local produce. St Clement's seasonal menus include fish from Hastings’ beach launched fleet and produce is sourced from traditional butchers, rare-breed farms and non-intensive dairies, local farms, fishermen & grocers. It has a relaxed and informal atmosphere and is perfect for an intimate dinner. Accurately described in a July 2014 Telegraph review as "Michelin-level accomplishment with an easy-going charm". Perfect service and a real gem in the neighbourhood. I took my partner here for a birthday dinner and he loved it!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Make sure to reserve a table for a special occasion or if you like really good food and great service.. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Although we wouldn't eat here, on a sunny day, this is a great spot for a drink, with uninterrupted views of the sea and Eastbourne. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“One of the best fish and chips in the area, book ahaead if you can as always busy”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pub
“Bright front room and outdoor seats for the summer. Cosy back room and fires in winter. Excellent local, famed for their pies and live music.”
  • 14 locals recommend

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