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Crab & Lobster

Mill Lane, Sidlesham, Chichester PO20 7NB, England
+44 1243 641233
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“stone bass” (7 reviews)
“local seafood” (4 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Mill Lane, Sidlesham, Chichester PO20 7NB, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can’t remember how many times I have enjoyed this pub but I write this sitting in the alcove at the back of the restaurant having had one of their Saturday specials-halibut on a crab risotto -if you ever see it have it- absolutely fantastic...More

Thank manwhohatesburgers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for an a la carte meal on 24.12.17. While the dining experience as far as the service and the ambience were concerned was good I was very disappointed with my food. For me as not a keen fish-eater the choices on the main...More

1  Thank freddy_vonrabenau
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had another superb Sunday lunch with friends. Excellent service, great food and a friendly atmosphere. Open fire added to the Christmas season.

Thank johnwspencet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We turned up just before 2 p.m. having been bird-watching at Pagham Harbour. A table was provided instantly, the previous occupants having just left. The menu is amazing, the service attentive but not oppressive, and the food and wine superlative. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank ex-Gibbo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today we had a really lovely lunch with friends. Awesome food and excellent service. We have dined at The Crab and Lobster on many occasions and it never fails to deliver scrumptious ‘grown up’ food.

1  Thank ruthmspencer
Reviewed November 29, 2017

Delicious food beautifully presented and stunning desserts. Although it might be considered expensive, in my opinion, it represents good value for money .

1  Thank Fliss2013
Reviewed November 24, 2017

Signed from the main road down a narrow lane virtually down to the waters edge but a really lovely position - quiet with just a few houses around. It all puts you in a good mood to enter the Crab and Lobster. The staff are...More

1  Thank Robert996911
Reviewed November 21, 2017

we were early for our lunch date so had a coffee before our friends arrived both the manager and staff were brilliant. Once all our party arrived we were made to feel very special table was laid out beautifuly. The manager come over and went...More

Thank DenMufc
Reviewed November 14, 2017

We were recommended the restaurant by good friends and decided that Dinner plus an overnight stay would be best. We noted on the web site that they were offering accommodation deals for November. This was duly booked, along with dinner, breakfast included. It was fairly...More

Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

We went to the Crab & Lobster for a friend’s birthday with the whole restaurant hired out for our party. The restaurant had clearly spent considerable time understanding the needs of the party and they came up with a menu and wine selection that was...More

1  Thank Baghdad-Sal
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January 24, 2017|
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Response from Andie1965 | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Although you can almost see the Crab & Lobster from Church Farm, it will take you just over 20 minutes to drive, as you will have to go via Runcton & Hunston. But it will be well worth the visit. We were there again... More
September 27, 2016|
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Response from ssharriss | Reviewed this property |
We didn't use the accommodation. But if the restaurant was anything to go by I'd say the accommodation would be good! It's in a lovely location
Andrew F
August 2, 2015|
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Response from Kate M | Reviewed this property |
It never ceases to amaze me how people can visit the same establishment and have such vastly different experiences. Our table was fully laid. Service couldn't have been more courteous or professional. Food was superb and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill Lane, Sidlesham, Chichester PO20 7NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester  >  Sidlesham
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 641233
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Nestling on the banks of Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve the 350 year old Crab & Lobster has been renovated creating one of the most stunning hideaways on the South Coast. The restaurant successfully combines excellent service and presentation, stylish décor and friendly ambience with food of the highest quality. Where possible, the menu is sourced from local producers – Selsey fishermen and neighbouring dairy farmers. With an adventurous emphasis on fresh fish and of course crab and lobster! There are also traditional English and Mediterranean dishes to tempt the taste buds and thrill the palate. The fabulous wine list has delightfully wordy descriptions, with 17 classics by the glass to help you choose – some you will know and many you’ve yet to discover. If you wish to dine alfresco the terrace and the beer garden have beautiful views of the countryside.
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