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The Ark

West Quay, Newhaven BN9 9BP, England
+44 1273 517808
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (66 reviews)
“paella” (19 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (11 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
West Quay, Newhaven BN9 9BP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a lovely roast dinner here yesterday. I was looking for a traditional roast and had heard that this was the best place locally and i wasn't disappointed. We both had the beef, fluffy yorkies, crunchy potatoes and tender beef all washed down with a...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went for lunch thought I was in Spain tapas etc we ordered pork belly in a baguette fish and chips southern fried chicken burger and chips they forgot the baguette just a bowl of belly pork told the waitress ,she replied oh well ! I...More

Thank david g
Reviewed 2 days ago

Seen good reviews about the Ark so was looking forward to eating there. Staff friendly, atmosphere good. Food disappointing, had vegetarian sunday roast, roast potatoes hard, food luke warm. Waited long time to be served. Will not be returning.

Thank angeladawnmiddleton
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We found this almost by accident as we were driving around the South coast. We had the seafood sharing platter which was wonderful - very well cooked, a wide variety of seafood, hot and cold, well presented and plenty of it!!!! The deserts were amazing...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely friendly and accommodating staff but unfortunately the food was rather wide of the mark. Rather elderly olives, pricy titchy dishes that just didn’t delivery the delightful tasty bites of tapas. Maybe Sunday evening was just a bad time to visit. Decor rather mixed with...More

Thank Rosemary321Cambridge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for a drink, have to say only having been here a few times in the past , the atmosphere is not what it used to be. It seems , for want of a better discription a bit dull. It seems to have lost...More

Thank Mercedes409
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called here for the first time in a number of years whilst visiting friends in Newhaven. It is certainly an improvement on my last visit, It sits on the harbouside, a short walk to the town centre. It looks like it has just been modernised...More

2  Thank PJsTips
Dietcoke163, Owner at The Ark, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much indeed. My business matters enormously to me, from food, drinks, quality, service, & most of all making my customers happy, & maintaining that standard. The decor, I believe is part of a good experience, it creates the ambience, is a talking...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very indifferent service and chicken that would serve as shoe leather. The food (ordinary bar food but at sub standard quality) on the whole was poor for the price with one exception - the prawns in my daughter's sandwich. The drinks were expensive and so...More

1  Thank coppo5586
Dietcoke163, Owner at The Ark, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I appreciate mistakes are made, despite our best intentions. However, if you do not voice any issue it is impossible for us to have the opportunity to make it right for you. Please, understand that unless we receive feedback at the point of the issue,...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I didn't imagine I'd get such superior quality food, drink, friendly service and ambience here - the Ark has a fun take on restaurant/pub design. Their advertised tapas are all exceptional, my favourites being the fried halloumi - surprisingly light - and the belly of...More

Thank Elisabeth M
Dietcoke163, Owner at The Ark, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so very much! We aim to please & delight with our unique decor, & highest quality food. I sincerely care about the whole of my business, which I hope is exuded, by the attention to food, drink, decor & staff. All of these...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Lovely food, friendly staff, tapas was fantastic x definitely recommend a visit. We hope to return very soon 😀

Thank nicolajane504077
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Oh Genius Susan B
July 20, 2018|
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Response from Dietcoke163 | Property representative |
Good Afternoon, Thank you for your enquiry. We would usually be able to accommodate your request. If you would like us to check the diary for you please call The Ark, 01273 517808.
February 14, 2018|
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Response from Dietcoke163 | Property representative |
We do Sunday lunch, as well as our full menu. We also have a Daily Specials board. Our menu is comprehensive, & will accommodate all tastes. If you would like to book please call The Ark 01273 517808 Kind Regards
Paul S
September 20, 2016|
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Response from Penny P | Property representative |
Good Afternoon, Yes we do have gluten free options, one of which is an aubergine & chickpea curry, please ask our staff as there are also other tapas options. Thank you for your enquiry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $26
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Quay, Newhaven BN9 9BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Newhaven
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 517808
A beautiful bar & restaurant, with riverside views, serving food all day, every day, cooked by our professional chefs daily. Traditional & Tapas menu. Table service inside. A lovely large beach garden. Customer car park. Live music Wednesday & Saturday evenings, & Sunday afternoons. Bar opens at 11am & closes at 12 midnight.
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