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“Good Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Empress Bar

The Empress Bar
Ground Floor,Baltic Wharf, | Pier Road, Littlehampton, England
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Ranked #22 of 96 Restaurants in Littlehampton
Cuisines: English
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Description: new bar / Restaurant, great location, over looking the river.Friendly staff, good food, all ways made to feel welcome
Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I went for a meal their with my Girlfriend.
I ordered the Moule Frite (£6.95) and my girlfriend ordered the Grilled Sardines with Salad(£6.95) + one lemonade (~£1). Total cost £15. The food was very good although my girlfriend said she would have liked a slightly bigger portion (although she did have a big appetite before). The bar/restaurant was very quiet when we went. The waiting/barstaff were very helpful but did not provide me with a spoon to eat my mussels with until I went to the bar and asked.

Pros - The Food was excellent, nice location, friendly staff, good value

Cons- Prehaps more of a bar than a restaurant
- Portions relatively small

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Felpham
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“An ultra modern bar on the river”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Recently opened (well over the last couple of years) the Empress is a bold, up market and bright bar/restaruant right on the busy river bank promenade of Littlehampton Harbour with stunning views over the busy river. Food is not cheap but very good on the whole.

Visited July 2012
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

This is the perfect place to break your journey between the beach and the town centre. Situated alongside the river estuary with its boats and holiday let's, this area of the town has has a great makeover. The Empress has a great menu choice and variety of drinks. It is very welcoming with friendly staff and owner. Look out for the plinthed Harley Davidson on the left of the entrance door.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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littlehampton
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“COLD NIGHT WARM WELCOME”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

A newest pub in our town ,so we decided to visit in the evening,it was cold and miserable evening, but as we entered we were welcomed by the bar lady .And drinks were soon in our hands,the décor is quite modern but soft sofas.Its position is tucked along the boardwalk along the river side under swanky flats.May be a little more pricey than other pubs , but the view is the best you can get, and come summer sit outside That night it was quite ,but once the secret is out I suspect it will get packed.

Visited January 2012
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Up Norf
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Don't be shy, give it a try :)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

With a somewhat split personality the style of this place is querky at least. A number of local artists show their work here which is nice. The warm welcome stood out as did the great food. It was fast but certainly not reheated plastic rubbish.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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