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Ask Italian - Lewes

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186 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XX, England
+44 1273 479330
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have not been to Ask in the last two years and now I remember why! A last minute decision to re-visit Ask in Lewes on a Saturday evening found the restaurant two thirds empty, with no ambience or atmosphere and lacklustre service bordering on ignorant! The food was very very average and lacked any real flavour, certainly if you... More 

Thank Mark B
London, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Better than any Jamie's Italian was our conclusion. Not sure if this might be damning with faint praise or not, but anyway! The food quality was very good, from pizza to seafood pasta. The kids menus were nutritionally balanced and highly enjoyed. Service on an early Tuesday evening was occasionally slow but not terribly so, and this might only have... More 

Thank WanderingHK
ASKItalian, Customer Services Manager at Ask Italian - Lewes, responded to this review

Hi HK, Thanks very much for your kind words, which I know our Lewes team will also have read and will very much appreciate. I'm sorry to hear that you've been getting unwanted emails, though - would you mind dropping a quick line to info@askitalian.co.uk so we can see what we can do to help? Kind regards, Iain (ASK Italian... More 

East Sussex, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My daughter and I ate here at lunchtime recently while shopping in Lewes. We both had pizza with extra toppings, plus water and cappuccino. Service was a bit haphazard although the waiter was apologetic once we attracted his attention and the bill was on the expensive side for what we ate. Food was hot and appetising and the coffee very... More 

Thank Themayfamilyathome
Crowborough, England, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a good 2 course meal with drinks for 5 adults for £136, a little on the pricey side as we didn't have anything fancy. Service was good and friendly but the plates were not heated, which seems a basic error. Ok atmosphere although kids on next table were noisy. Good music playing though.

Thank Patrick M
London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We like ASK, as the menu is the same wherever you go and we like to eat familiar foods, being creatures of habit! I was not very hungry, so had the starter of croquettes with a mixed salad for my main. It was delicious. Then the mini dessert with coffee - pistachio and olive oil cake - very tasty.

Thank Trish N
Uckfield, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family dinner out, lovely meal, well looked after and good value. New things on the menu each time which is nice, great value kids menu which was just perfect for our 2 year old, not too much, but well cooked food all round. The voucher code with 25% off made it even better value. Attentive staff, clean well managed restaurant.... More 

Thank David H
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely 3 course meal , all 3 were truly scrumptious and we both had a lovely time , staff were friendly and the food came out quickly. Would highly recommend to anyone , by far the best meal we have had in Lewes 😁👍

Thank Lloyd J
Hastings, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place for lunch in Lewes ,right in High Street. Food and service very good.Menu varied enough for all. Worth a visit.

Thank tony b
Perth, Australia
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good. Had an above average calzone and work mate a pizza. 5 tables on a Tuesday night. 3 staff. Service was very poor. Staff spent time behind the bar chatting and drinking. Totally unaware of customers needs.

Thank Harvey F
Rye, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We have had many enjoyable meals at this branch of Ask. Sadly today the base of my wife's pizza was burnt (and appeared to have been scraped). The waitress said she would pass it on; after 5 minutes nothing had happened, and the manager said he was aware of it, but was obviously not going to take any action. Also... More 

Thank andrewnb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 17
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 186 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Lewes
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 479330
ASK Italian in Lewes is a place for great food and warm service. Think fresh bread made to tear and share. A glass of fine wine worth deserving of your time. Delicious main dishes prepared the traditional way. Everything we know and love about Italian food is served straight to your table. Take a look at our Lewes menu and, if you like what you see, book a table.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?