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“Harbour Nights”

Sovereign Harbour Marina
Ranked #8 of 38 things to do in Eastbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

I’m quite a regular here. I often meet with my Girl friends for a catch up, cocktails and Food.

The Sovereign Harbour offers and abundance of restaurants and bars giving a lot of choice dependent on what you fancy from fish and chips, Thai and Italian to Burgers and mixed grills.

You cannot fault the Harbour it offers beautiful views looking out at the yachts and properties overlooking the waterfront.

I think I’ve eaten in all of the main restaurants and cannot fault any of them. The staff have always been polite and welcoming and the food has always been delicious.

There is a lot of seating outside but it goes very quickly during the warm weather periods which is perfectly normal anywhere you go!

Would definitely recommend!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ElieNess1
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"watch the boats"
in 60 reviews
"retail park"
in 56 reviews
"choice of restaurants"
in 23 reviews
"lock gates"
in 25 reviews
"boat tour"
in 14 reviews
"tk maxx"
in 13 reviews
"thai restaurant"
in 17 reviews
"free parking"
in 65 reviews
"plenty of places to eat"
in 28 reviews
"eating places"
in 20 reviews
"sunny day"
in 67 reviews
"sit outside"
in 22 reviews
"watch the world"
in 26 reviews
"walk around"
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"nice place to visit"
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"dotto train"
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"lovely area"
in 14 reviews

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

This is Eastbourne's hidden gem, consisting of a cinema complex, gym,shopping outlets, have a drink or a meal in one of the many varied choice of restaurants, most of them enjoying harbour views. Come and enjoy the nautical atmosphere wandering around one of the Uk's largest marinas, watch the unusual 'double lock' in action all day with boats of all kinds coming and going, no two days are the same. All this within five minutes walk from the sea & uncrowded beaches....plenty of car parking available.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank M12FYE
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Went for Birthday Lunch at Simply Italian=SIMPLY INEDIBLE!!! And to see how the area had progressed since last visit, just after Opening. Progression Almost ZERO.. NO SHOPS, only two Restaurants and an ice cream parlour open before 12:00 (there are only 6 in total) plus a Dentist and cosmetic surgery place. Aside from the cute little boat tour.. NOTHING TO DO, except look at boats, grubby water/fish and a Gazzillion overpriced apartments.
Funny that this Simply Italian is not listed to review... Now I know why! 3 starters ordered, 1 returned immediately Soggy and greasy, 1 Uneaten (Greasy and overcooked) and Luckily it's almost impossible to ruin Mussels. Main courses all unfinished 'Roast' potatoes and side veg Italian style... Mostly raw/singed and SWIMMING in nasty OIL.. Which was neither Virgin or Met an OLIVE! The only thing perfect was a bowl of Oven chips-Thank God for frozen chips! P.s. VERY Queasy for the 70 mile drive home!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lyndall C
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Di Lieto's Coffee Lounge , most seating is outside, very good view of harbor. Nice cup of coffee, but spoiled by people smoking around us, two other couples changed tables because of this. I did inquire as to why there was not a no smoking area, but was told they only had a small area and could not enforce No Smoking. Why? Shame we will not be back.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank valerieo558
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Went down to the Harbour with friends to have a meal while showing them the sights.
Went into one restaurant who struggled to allocate us a table even though it was virtually empty due to being six of us.
Decided later to go for coffee in another who stated they were closing at 8pm yet when we went past an hour later they still had people sitting down.
Finally went into the Simply Italian who did not really want to serve us just drinks and had to ask their manager if this was ok wow hard work guys.
Next time we will go elsewhere as it seemed far to much effort to get decent service so much for customer care.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Paul H
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