We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Woodies Longboard Diner

#16 of 183 Restaurants in Hove
Certificate of Excellence
American, British, Diner
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
366 Kingsway, Hove BN3 4QT, England
441273430300
Website
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

438 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 438: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was excellent, they were were helpful and efficient. The chicken burger was great. The pancakes are not that great. Yummy milkshake. Perfect place for family.

Helpful?
Thank Farzin S
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been going to woodies for a few years. It is not as good as it was. Tonight we waited over half an hour for two burgers. They were Luke warm, the pattie was dry and the chips luke warm and not very nice

Helpful?
Thank Wendy S
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love the milkshakes and burgers. Very family friendly. Great place to eat and the TV showing Tom and Jerry keeps my kids happy.

Helpful?
Thank sarahw812
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the diner today for breakfast as my 10 year old wanted pancakes. We were seated promptly and no problems the waitress was great (shame she's unable to provide great service because of management) When we ordered my son went for the nutella short stack pancakes without the banana, he doesn't like bananas! I went for the Range Breakfast... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mark R
WoodiesDiner, General Manager at Woodies Longboard Diner, responded to this review

Dear Mark R, Thank you for taking time writing your feedback ,I am sorry we did not fully meet your expectations, we have taken your comments on board and We have implemented new policies that will give much more flexibility to the customers, so they can have an amazing experience when they visit Woodies, because that is what we are... More 

brighton
Level Contributor
152 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whow, these people still think it's the 1950's. It's a cute place and I've been a fair few times over the years. The food isn't amazing but it's fun. Especially with kids. The service is friendly until there's a problem. I ordered a salad which looked good. But the leaves were dirty and gritty. I very politely told them and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank NumNumNads
WoodiesDiner, General Manager at Woodies Longboard Diner, responded to this review

Dear NumNumNads, Thank you for taking time writing your feedback and I deeply apologize for the experience . We have taken your comments on board and implementing new policies so everyone that comes to Woodies can have an amazing experience, regarding the salad we have also taken actions so this does not happen again. On the other hand as you... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is 50 miles away, but I needed to visit. Okay so its close to Brighton and its on the coast, so lots of other reasons for passing by, but I do like the interior styling, having surfed for 30yrs and an appreciation of 1950's americana. The music at Woodies is great - just the right level to talk... More 

Helpful?
Thank Andrew_Bigwood
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in for a coffee and coke floats one afternoon and liked it so much that we returned for dinner later that day. This is a really friendly place with lovely staff who were quick to seat us and take our orders on both occasions. The kids loved it because they have cartoons showing and a great choice of meals... More 

Helpful?
Thank MumtoThreeLittleKids
WoodiesDiner, General Manager at Woodies Longboard Diner, responded to this review

Dear MumtoThreeLittleKids, Thanks a lot for your feedback, We are really happy you enjoyed your visit and looking forward to seeing you again with us. More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've visited many times before but on this occasion my husband, 17 month old Daughter & I went for Sunday breakfast...one Sweet Maple Pancake Stack and one Ranch Breakfast...delicious & filling! We requested a single pancake and an unpeeled banana for our Daughter...they were out of bananas but went out of their way and bought some specifically for us! Nothing... More 

Helpful?
Thank Maryann W
WoodiesDiner, General Manager at Woodies Longboard Diner, responded to this review

Dear Maryann W , We are really happy you enjoyed your visit , we love going the extra mile for our customers. Many thanks for your feedback,We are looking forward to seeing you again with us. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great value and quality for breakfast, excellent for lunch and dinner too. go for a Ranch breakfast, which comes with all the trimmings and also tea or coffee, with free refills.

Helpful?
Thank Lee B
WoodiesDiner, General Manager at Woodies Longboard Diner, responded to this review

Dear Lee B, We re really happy you enjoyed your visit and we are looking forward to seeing you again. Many thanks for the feedback More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a little wait to get in as packed. Gutted I love woodies then like magic we were fitted in. Waitress was lovely couldn't fault her. Food was brilliant as always Can't wait to go back

Helpful?
Thank ben s
WoodiesDiner, General Manager at Woodies Longboard Diner, responded to this review

Dear Ben s, Thanks for your feedback, we are really happy you enjoyed father's day at Woodies, and we are looking forward to having you with us again. many thanks More 

Travelers who viewed Woodies Longboard Diner also viewed

Hove, Brighton and Hove
Hove, Brighton and Hove
 
Hove, Brighton and Hove
Hove, Brighton and Hove
 

Been to Woodies Longboard Diner? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, British, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 366 Kingsway, Hove BN3 4QT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Hove
  • Phone Number: 441273430300
Description
Step back in time into Woodies Diner, the authentic American beach-side style diner with all the retro touches to take you back to the days of Grease, Elvis and Buddy Holly! You'll feel like you're in a film set surrounded by 50's and 60's American memorabilia - from the jukebox to the "walk don't walk" sign, retro surfboards and classic diner décor. There's even palm trees out front to give that full beach side diner feel! Think Beach Boys meets Happy Days and you're at Woodies. Our waiters and waitresses will serve you all those diner favourites - thick shakes, soda floats, burgers, ribs, steaks and sundaes. Pop in at the weekend for breakfast and fill up on a pancake stack or breakfast burrito. Thinking of visiting Woodies' Diner? Check out our reviews on Trip Advisor- there's a link at the top of this page!

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Woodies Longboard Diner staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?