10am – 4.30pm

The De La Warr Pavilion’s Café Bar & Kitchen is the perfect place to take a break between gallery visits, where you’ll find friendly faces, stunning sea views, and most importantly, delicious food.. Our Kitchen team pride themselves on sourcing fresh locally-sourced ingredients, and the menu includes more vegetarian and vegan options – scroll down to see the sample menus.

Favourites such as Hastings fish & chips and the classic DLWP burger are still on the menu along with our new Sweet Potato & Butterbean Burger in a charcoal bun, and a winter warming Squash and Lentil Tagine. We also have a new Sticky Toffee Pudding with salted caramel ice cream (made in-house!) to satisfy that sweet tooth.

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Our Cafe is walk-in only – no booking required.

A word from our chefs:

Credit: Daniella Exley

‘We do our best to source as many ingredients as possible from local providers. Some of our loyal local suppliers include Carroll’s greengrocers for vegetables, Catsfield Farm for free-range eggs, The Poppyseed Bakery who make our sandwich bread and burger buns, and local butchers Burt’s, who provide our chicken and bacon. We use free-range meat from Sussex farms, including the pork that makes the home made sausages so tasty, and our apples and pears come from Sussex orchards.”  Ryan Taylor, Head Chef

Follow the kitchen team on Instagram @eatfreshbythesea, for fresh-out-the-pan updates, direct from the kitchen.



Every day lunch menu


Soup of the day, with house breads £6.50

Ham hock & pea terrine with pickled baby veg, Cumberland sauce and melba toast £8

Sweet potato & butterbean burger in a charcoal bun with onion rings, beef tomato, vegan mayo and our seasoned house fries £13 VE

Rigatoni with cavolo nero pesto and pine nuts £11 V

Smoked bacon, brie and house cranberry jam ciabatta £10

Squash and lentil tagine with bulgar wheat tabbouleh and flatbreads £10 VE

Hastings sourced fish and chips with smashed peas and tartare sauce £15

Sausages, made in house (please see specials board or ask a server) £11


The DLWP Burger

A succulent Sussex beef patty topped with cheddar, tomato, smoky house ketchup and mayo, served with our seasoned house fries £14.50


Vegan slate to share… (or not!)

Black bean falafels, tempura cauliflower, beetroot hummus, sweet chilli jam, marinaded olives and house nachos £13 VE



Seasoned fries £5 VE

House salad with mustard dressing £5 VE


SANDWICHES On Poppyseed bakery granary or white bread:

Rare roast Sussex beef and house horseradish £10

Roasted veg with pesto and lemon hummus £7.50 VE

Mature cheddar and house pickled red onion £7.50 V



Sticky toffee pudding with salted caramel ice cream £6.50 V

Assorted home made ice creams and sorbets £1.75 a scoop

Children's menu

Served with a Jelly Squeeze, fruit juice or babyccino:

Mini cheeseburger with ketchup, mayo, dressed salad and fries £8

Breaded scampi with fries and dressed salad £8

Mini squash tagine with bulgar wheat and flatbread £8 VE

Mini rigatoni with cavalo nero pesto £8 V

Gig Menu

Chuck steak burger with smoked cheese, back bacon, smoked garlic mayo, iceberg lettuce and a side of fries £13.50

Butterbean and sweet potato burger in a charcoal bun with cheese, vegan mayo, onion rings and fries £13.50 VE

Breaded fish goujons with mushy peas, tartare sauce and fries £13.50

Tandoori chicken jalfrezi with pilau rice, raita, naan bread, onion bhaji £13.50

Squash and black bean chilli with jalapeno and lime quinoa, coconut yogurt, nachos and salsa £13.50 VE

Gig Buffet option

Only available before some gigs


Squash and black bean chilli with jalapeno and lime quinoa, coconut yogurt, nachos and salsa £10 Ve

Sticky sesame barbecue chicken and peppers with egg fried rice £10