4 High Street, Westham, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 5LZ
Located less than a minute walk from Pevensey & Westham train station, we are Eastbourne’s premier fish restaurant. Simply Seafood & Grill can be found on the edge of the ancient village of Westham, near Eastbourne,East Sussex, just 5 minutes walk from the historic castle of Pevensey, parts of which date back to Roman times, also within 5 minutes walk is the first Norman church.
- history buffs
- TEXT SOURCE: SIMPLY SEAFOOD: Simply Seafood & Grill is housed within the building – Swan Lake House, with its own very interesting history (although not so ancient) built around 1850 –1870 by a very enterprising French man who came with his vines to start a vinery in this part of Sussex, he was very successful and there is still a superb grapevine in the conservatory, to the back of the restaurant the building in its hay day had sweeping lawns and two large lakes, used for fishing & boating, Victorian and Edwardian folk would enjoy tea on the lawns and finish the afternoon with dancing in the large room now used for private dining, the original sprung floor is still there, the sweeping lawns and lakes have disappeared under the developers bulldozers, but you can still enjoy dining in the south facing courtyard garden surrounded by many exotic plants and trees, Banana, Olive, Fig, Grapes etc.
The property also has its own resident ghost supposed to be the old Fly Keeper, he used to go out to Eastbourne & Polegate and pick up the passengers off the train in this FlyTrap (a very light horse & cart) he has been seen on a few occasions disappearing through the wall, apparently his cottage was here first.
Claude and Christine have spent the last 23 years making the property habitable after over 70 years of neglect.
- in the press
- Our latest interview, with Eastbourne’s e The Magazine: An interview with Christine & Claude. Simply Seafood has to be one of Eastbourne’s best little secrets, and that’s a shame for a number of reasons. I had lunch there almost by mistake and was blown away by the meal. This is not a new restaurant to the town, it was established over 13 years ago in Westham, right on the roundabout by the station by Christine and Claude Horeau.
- trip advisor
- Well worth the journey. We identified the restaurant on the internet and found local accomodation which was a secondary consideration to good seafood. We were very impressed with attentive but not invasive attention from the staff, Mussels were delicious as was the Calimary.
The sea bass my wife had was in her opinion the best ever prepared headless as requested, I chose Halibut for the first time and was very impressed with it served with prawns and rice.
Wish it was nearer and open more often and we would visit regularly.
- As someone with a fairly serious fisherman as a partner, and who cooks a lot of fish, I have to say this is one of the best meals I have ever eaten in a restaurant! Price was very competitive too. And they were so friendly and welcoming. Will definitely be going back
Simply Seafood, Westham: Food Hygiene Rating of 5: Last inspection 25 February 2019. This rating means that the business was seen as very good. Businesses who score between 0 and 15 will receive a 5, which reflects the excellent standards they maintain in their premises. All businesses should aim to attain and retain a 5 food hygiene rating.