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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”
  • 51 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
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
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
Entertainment
“Get a three way pass for the Castle / aquarium and caves, it will save you £'s”
  • 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
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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“St Clement’s is situated on Mercatoria in one of the oldest developed areas of St Leonards, which was built by James Burton between 1827 and 1837. The area is host to some beautiful architecture, including The Mount and The Uplands which were constructed by James Burton's son, Decimus, after his father's death. The restaurant is just around the corner from the wonderfully maintained St Leonards Gardens and its surrounding Victorian villas, and is a stone's throw from the art deco Marine Court and the unusual elevated promenade.”
  • 26 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
Food
“Excellent food, great drinks, traditional settings - live music sometimes - www.porterswinebar.com”
  • 19 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
History Museum
“Get a three way pass for the Castle / aquarium and caves, it will save you £'s”
  • 15 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

Top restaurants

Cafe
“In Old Town Hastings. Observer Food Monthly Awards Winner 2017 – Best Sunday Lunch”
  • 51 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
“St Clement’s is situated on Mercatoria in one of the oldest developed areas of St Leonards, which was built by James Burton between 1827 and 1837. The area is host to some beautiful architecture, including The Mount and The Uplands which were constructed by James Burton's son, Decimus, after his father's death. The restaurant is just around the corner from the wonderfully maintained St Leonards Gardens and its surrounding Victorian villas, and is a stone's throw from the art deco Marine Court and the unusual elevated promenade.”
  • 26 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
Seafood Restaurant
“One of the best fish and chips in the area, book ahaead if you can as always busy”
  • 20 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
Restaurant
“Authentic, delicious small family run Italian restaurant - great pizzas but a range of other authentic italian favourites”
  • 13 locals recommend

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