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Billy's on the Beach

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Bracklesham Lane, Bracklesham Bay, Chichester PO20 8JH, England
+44 1243 670373
Sun - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Woking, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Much, much better than your average seaside teashop. The food is high quality and nicely presented. Friendly staff and reasonable prices, all in a very convenient location. What more can you ask? Come to think of it, the only improvement to be made could be the tea, which was weak and served in old fashioned steel teapots which leak when... More 

Thank acjbutler
Management response:

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and we really appreciate your taking the time to post. I am sorry that on this occasion the tea was not to your liking. Had you brought this to our attention, we would have been happy to provide an additional teabag. We are gearing up for the summer season and new teapots... More 

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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely rustic beachfront cafe. We had fish and chips which were delicious. Friendly service and cheerful decor. Only gripe was the cutlery which needed a wipe over.

Thank beesrbusy
Management response:

Thank you for your recent review and I am pleased that you enjoyed your fish and chips. The cutlery does sometimes gather water stains from the dishwasher and at busy times we don’t always have time to polish it but we will make every effort to ensure it is suitably shiny. Brett Dyson, owner More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came by this cafe on a late afternoon cycle in the area. Pots of tea, fantastic location and a chat to the owner who gave us good tips on cycle routes. Headed straight back the next morning for coffee and a yummy breakfast. Chatted to other punters, then took takeout drinks to sit on the beach in the spring sun... More 

Thank DonnzH
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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286 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took our US visitors here knowing that the view would be a revelation - coming as they do from the mid-west. The views over to the IOW were as stunning as ever. Yes - it's the location that gets people here - but the menu and service are wonderful too. We didn't have a main meal this time but... More 

Thank SussexBloke
Management response:

Thank you for your lovely comments and I am so pleased that your American guests enjoyed the view as much as we do! Brett Dyson, owner More 

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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I love it here! The food has always been great. Fresh, tasty and appropriately priced. I'd highly recommend the fritto misto in particular. Even though sometimes very busy the staff are always attentive and don't leave you unserved for hours. Great location. Good parking (council car park) with cheap parking in the low season, a bit more in the summer.

Thank Nellotronosaurus
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A lovely place for coffee with a cosy woodburner and dramatic sea view.We didn't eat but the coffee was great.

Thank L14916
Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I suppose it was the Easter holidays, and it was a nice day, but it was a good job we rang to book a table, otherwise we would have been forced to wait or sit outside in the chill for lunch! The service was pretty good considering the packed tables, and the food was plentiful and tasty, with a menu... More 

Thank TPGN2016
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As regular seasonal visitors to this part of the world, we always dive straight into this little gem, and visit regularly!! This lovely spot just off the beach ( only by yards - despite the name) is always worth a visit. If you just want to grab a drink or snack, or a decent meal - this is the spot... More 

Thank Andy M
Greater London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It does what it says on the tin! And then a bit more. Its right on the beach (great for walking off the excellent breakfast at Billy's); it serves traditional British café fare made with high quality local ingredients, in a simple, modern style. Friendly café ambience, with driftwood models of boats floating in the rafters, and shabby chic chairs... More 

Thank Bryan M
Chichester, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a very good late breakfast at this very popular restaurant. The location is great, right on the beach with a great view of the IOW, always a very bright, sunny feel. The staff are very attentive and friendly and the service is good considering all food is made to order. We both had English breakfasts which had... More 

Thank Johno9912

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
Cafe, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bracklesham Lane, Bracklesham Bay, Chichester PO20 8JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester  >  Bracklesham Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 670373
Described in The Sunday Telegraph as 'The Best Beach Café in the World', Billy's on The Beach is a fully licensed beach cafe with fantastic views, just along the beach from East Wittering with good parking, great staff, and tasty beachside food. Everything we produce is cooked fresh to order or prepared daily, from fish & chips to burgers, moules frites, kippers, breakfasts, brunches, lunches and three course dinners on every day of the week in the summer except Sundays. We do coffees, cakes, scones, hot chocolates for chilly surfers, ice cream sundaes for kids, big & small, sundowners, wines, and our web site tells you all about us . Come and visit us if you get to the south coast, or visit our sister cafe Billy's on the Road, just north of Billingshurst on the A29. We look forward to welcoming you.

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