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Swiss Cottage

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34, Old Shoreham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5TD, England
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 11
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Mum's birthday party

After previously checking that the food and venue would be ok,we booked here for my Mum's 90th birthday party with a family group of 12 people including very young children. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We ordered mains and desserts and they all arrived at our table promptly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Ian P
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

After previously checking that the food and venue would be ok,we booked here for my Mum's 90th birthday party with a family group of 12 people including very young children. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We ordered mains and desserts and they all arrived at our table promptly and well-cooked. The meal was a great success and was... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I'm struggling to find something nice to say about Swiss Cottage but it has a large garden with ducks and a playground for the kids and if the local model boat club are out you can look at them sailing their little boats which is pleasant. There is a selection of uninspiring alcohols some of which are cheap, the staff... More 

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Toulouse, France
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I was surprised at how much we all enjoyed our lunch actually! I thought at first that it looked like a fast food place without much flair, but we were pleasantly surprised. The staff were helpful getting two wheelchairs organised and were friendly and nice. We had several starters and mains, with The Codfather being a real highlight. They were... More 

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Very friendly and welcoming staff Pleasant atmosphere,whether you go lunch time or evenings. They have model boats sailing on a Thursday and Sunday in the lake/pond outside in the garden. Food cooked to,order so very fresh.

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Brighton
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

After a bad visit in October lots of issues New management food fresh hot and plentiful staff very friendly good value for money

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We visit at least once a week and would say it was our local . The staff are lovely ,very friendly and helpful,the food varies depending on the chef that cooks it ,I think,as sometimes it's faultless but other times not so good but adequate. It is very reasonable for both food and drinks. I personally would like to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

We love going to the swiss,they have really upped their game.No complaints about the food either.They are understaffed when busy but they do a good job rushing around.They queue can be horrendous when ordering,they need to have a seperate order point for drinks only.

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Lancing, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We use to go here every other week, but not been there now for 6 months, getting tired of 1.5hr waits for the same food (typical for franchise pub having no change in menu) which was usually wrong, cold or burnt. I'm not picky, I eat at Wetherspoons for heavens sake, despite working in one years ago. But, I would... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

took my family out for dinner as it was my birthday there were 17 of us including some children we all had different things from menu although there were a lot of us we did not have to wait long for our meals every one said what a lovely meal they had and how prompt they were with meals we... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

service is shocking! constant swearing and shouting form the kitchen and the food looks like it had just come out the microwave - literally tasted like rubber. the swiss used to be great and has a lovely garden and pond - they really need to up there game as they have the potential to be a decent pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34, Old Shoreham Road, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5TD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Shoreham-by-Sea

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

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