Incredible food and coffee 👏👏😁 perfect place for a catch-up with your bestie ❤️
In February 2021, dj242018 said:
Such lovely food, by the great chef Craig and excellent friendly service by Erin and her team. Nice cocktails, such a lovely place, highly recommend
In January 2021, Manwering manwering said:
Fabulous take away food during these times would definitely recommend. Excellent quality of food and as always a pleasure dealing with the team to order our food to collect. Great to see businesses like this adapting. Thank you
In January 2021, Lee Madden said:
Wonderful restaurant. We've eaten in Skylark a number of times and I am always impressed. The food is excellent, both the regulars and specials. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and the staff all wonderful. We always feel really well looked after by Erina, Craig and the team. In terms of great local food, i cannot speak highly enough.
The real highlights are :
the seafood dishes! delicious, fresh and always interesting.
the deserts - i dont even really like deserts but my goodness! Craig is a flipping genius with them!
the staff - such lovely people who are always really happy to ensure you've a lovely meal or takeaway in these Covid times.
Thanks so much team and keep up the great work during these difficult times! x
ps if Craig is ever up for doing some cooking lessons i'd love to get signed up!
In December 2020, JFD88 said:
This has to be one of the best cafe/restaurants in Eastbourne.
We have been here for coffee, cooked breakfast, lunch and, most recently, an evening meal.From a full english to Fish and Fizz (fish and chips with a glass of Proseco on Fridays) to the evening menu the food is delicious.
Our most recent visit was for an evening meal from the Christmas menu (the regular evening menu is also excellent).The whole evening including the food was lovely, the food was excellent and beautifully presented by a friendly and attentive staff. We shall definitely be returning.
In December 2020, Sarah Tang said:
Outstanding food and ambience. Lovely team
In December 2020, 7atlac said:
The first things you notice on entering the Skylark are the re-assuring Covid precautions : face- masked staff, tables widely spaced , sanitiser ... and the very pleasant decor . We had booked a cold December long johns day and coming from different households it meant an outside table . But like the many dining indoors that day we required a lockdown distraction and boldly persevered, ignoring the sky as it became increasingly leaden grey.
It was our choice from the Christmas menu which fortified us equally with the Pinot Noir ( a fortuitous choice from the wine list and a bargain at £29 ).The mackerel and the hake are given gourmet treatment by the chef . Delectable.Then the pudding - unmissable Sticky Toffee Apple. Bliss.
Many Eastbourne restaurants have terrific menus . It's a town with a wide rage of eateries to meet tourist trade demands.But the Skylark has that oh so important additional something provided by the smiles of the staff which pervade the whole place.
My advice is check the weather forecast first for outdoor dining at the Skylark . But for those who have to dine outside and need that important lockdown escape for a couple of hours , don't hesitate. Hope that Spring is not a little late in 2021 .
In December 2020, Paul Cooke said:
I have been for breakfast and dinner, and both times walked out a very happy customer. Food is fantastic and the service is equally as impressive. Excellent menu. You get what you pay for here and that is a brilliant dining experience.
In November 2020, Violet Maleed said:
Very good coffee cafe, pleasant view
In November 2020, N J O said:
Amazing food and service
In November 2020, Chris Wrench said:
Skylark lived up to the good comments I've heard. Clean and well presented. Most importantly - very well cooked. Looking forward to a return visit
In October 2020, sussex_cheffy said:
My wife and I had lunch at skylark and it felt very relaxed warm and friendly. We both had the venison sausages and sticky apple pudding and millionaire chocolate bar for dessert. The food, service and overall experience was absolutely top class. Very friendly and welcoming service. Will definitely go again.
In October 2020, Rita29 said:
We are from London and have spent a lot of time in Eastbourne over the past months. We have tried a lot of restaurants and have been largely disappointed. We feel that Eastbourne could be on the up but cannot understand why there are so few modern british food type places that are actually good. Yesterday’s meal though gave us some faith. All was delicious using locally sourced ingredients with friendly relaxed service with social distancing tables. If I had two improvements I would say the goats cheese starter, which was yum, could have been a touch bigger for the price and while they do a good job in creating a less cafe ambience at night with candles I’m one of those people who hate being see a openly in windows by passers by so some light blinds might be a nice idea. Open in the day and closed at night. We’ll definitely return. Thanks Skylark for keeping the faith.
In October 2020, MissJones21 said:
One of the best starters (goats cheese, fig, beetroot) that I've had in a long time. Our mains and desert were also really delicious- good quality food cooked well.
We were pleased that a favourite, and fairly hard to find, wine was also on the list!I highly recommend Skylark for a classy, but not fussy, meal in Eastbourne.
In October 2020, RikutoC said:
Visited a couple of weeks ago on holiday- a charming place with great food that's clearly envisaged, prepared and executed with care for a wonderful result! Staff were all very friendly and accommodating when I had to change my booking time, and the experience was relaxing and fulfilling whilst also feeling very COVID-safe. Thank you!
In October 2020, Rose W said:
Delicious cocktails. Relaxed atmosphere. Food was perfectly edible and acceptable but not outstanding. I will eat here again to give it a fair bash.
In October 2020, Ami A said:
Food was amazing and definitely lives up to the other reviews. Staff were a little unfriendly but hopefully that was a one off.
In October 2020, Dom Maskell said:
Amazing staff and very nice atmosphere. Food was a little pricey for what you got. The steak was slightly undercooked and had barely been seasoned. All other parts of dish lacked a solid flavour. Dessert was nicely presented (plum trifle) but again lacked real flavour.
In October 2020, Jaki Tagg said:
Fantastic ambience,Good social distancing, amazing food,very friendly and knowledgeable staff and generally a fabulous to enjoy good local sources food and wines etc ...
In October 2020, Rachel Vickers said:
Coffee and cake both delicious!
In October 2020, Nigel Jewkes said:
Great menu, food and service. Really enjoyed our lunch there.
In September 2020, Dilly L said:
We came here after taking on the 21km walk from Seaford to Eastbourne and it was the perfect refuel meal.
We shared the cod tacos for starter, steak and south-coast bouillabaisse for main and shared the brownie for pud. Every course was delicious, as were the cocktails and pudding wines.Service was quick and really friendly - I wish we lived in Eastbourne so we could come back!
In September 2020, Paul B said:
SO GOOD! HIGHLY RECOMMEND
A nice intimate restaurant on Grove road, probably 30 covers. The menu is small with 6-7 starters and mains plus specials but gives an excellent range of options of vegetarian, fish and meat
The service was friendly and efficient without being too intrusive. Prompt without being too quick or slow.
The food was delicious with portion size being spot on. I had the crab starter and steak main (perfectly medium). No room for pudding :-( Cant wait to go back and try the breakfasts and lunch.
In September 2020, stevedring said:
Booked for Lunch. Plenty of space around each table. Had the whole plaice with samphire and a steak sandwich. Pots of tea with real leaves and nifty spout strainers. All cooked very well,with the plaice really delicious. The steak sandwich comes with fries. There is street parking outside which you pay at the meter for a maximum of 2 hours. The staff are really bubbly and very happy to have you with them as customers with nothing being to much trouble. Lemon posset pudding had a quality zesty kick. Thank you.
In September 2020, hungry29 said:
An extremely nice welcome as we came through the door. We were seated at our booked table and menus handed to us. We both had starters and main course and both were excellent. All the food looked great. Wish I lived in Eastbourne as I would have returned.
Very friendly staff and table socially distanced. Unfortunately no masks worn by staff which I would have preferred.