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Described in The Sunday Telegraph as 'The Best Beach Café in the World', Billy's on The Beach is a fully licensed beach cafe with fantastic views, just along the beach from East Wittering with good parking, great staff, and tasty beachside food. Everything we produce is cooked fresh to order or prepared daily, from fish & chips to burgers, moules frites, kippers, breakfasts, brunches, lunches and three course dinners on every day of the week in the summer except Sundays. We do coffees, cakes, scones, hot chocolates for chilly surfers, ice cream sundaes for kids, big & small, sundowners, wines, and our web site tells you all about us . Come and visit us if you get to the south coast, or visit
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Seafood, British
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a smashing place. Wonderful location, wonderful food, wonderful staff, wonderful service . We - 16 of us - went to Billy’s for a birthday lunch. We booked for 15 and arrived with one extra, no problem. We had asked if we could bring a...Ukrainian cake with us to celebrate, no problem . They took care of the cake and put candles on it! Good service, lovely people. God food and not over pricedMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite being busy, coped well with our large group and all the other customers. Friendly and cheerful staff, coped with all our requirements and will be back again

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The most delicious fish and chips and the friendliest staff! We loved it - and especially the fresh mushy peas not the tinned grey ones! Dog friendly. It’s very busy on weekends / bank holidays so expect a bit of a wait but the setting...is lovely.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been to Billy’s a few times now for breakfast and always delicious. This particular visit there were 6 adults and 2 children and a dog. Food was good again altho my daughter wanted just avacado on toast but got the chilli version which was too...hot. I feel that there are too many tables , making it very crampt and noisy Trying to pay at door was also chaotic due to lots people trying to get in at same time. I assume it’s staff shortages as staff there were working very hard. Lastly the toilets .. being outside public ones they really are not nice at all and they need to be renovated, really let’s down a nice place.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 23 December 2022 via mobile

Underwhelming Poor value for money Food average Camembert starter looks like it was from a bag of frozen ones and then sold for an extortionate price.. Customer service average Disappointing

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 2 December 2022 via mobile

Enjoyed both a lunch and breakfast here. Very warm and friendly welcome on each occasion. Menu is great with specials on offer too. Both meals were delicious. Nothing was too much trouble. Fabulous, thank you!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 30 November 2022

Excellent value for money.Good quality ingredients. Fine coffee and a friendly atmosphere.Conveniently located near the beach with adjacent car park

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 27 November 2022 via mobile

Well the Telegraph (the best beach cafe in the world!) weren’t wrong… absolutely blown away by the lovely food and friendly service. We were welcomed in to a homely space for lunch as a family of four plus dogs. The seafood sharing platter was fresh,...generous and extremely tasty. We had such a good experience we went back for brunch the next day 😆 Best hash browns I’ve ever had, all the food was great and we had the same laid back but timely service. What a find! Absolute gemMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 25 November 2022

Fantastic find. Warm welcome from the team and the log burner. Very accommodating as we fancied something from the kids menu, this wasn't a problem. Located right on seafront and next to public parking. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 27 October 2022 via mobile

What a lovely seaside restaurant. Even better on a lovely warm sunny day in October. We booked lunch here and had great service and food . We will return . ( highly recommend booking as was busy on a lovely sunny warm day in October...half term )More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Billys on the beach, General Manager at Billy's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2022

Thank you so much - we’re so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 24 October 2022

We dropped into Billy's one Monday lunchtime and was warmly welcomed and shown to our table. Service was prompt. Although I felt the menu was limited and surprised they did not offer a lighter option like sandwiches, the food we ordered was very good. The...Cajun chicken burgers were break of chicken and very nice. The ploughman's sharing platter looked fantastic and those who had it said it was very good. All in all, it was a very nice lunch and would go back.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Billys on the beach, General Manager at Billy's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2022

Thank you so much for your review :) We will definitely bear the sandwiches in mind for the winter months menu.

Reviewed 17 October 2022

Ate breakfast two days running here. The location is great being right by the beach and next to the pay car park. The staff were friendly and efficient , the menu was varied and the food tasted freshly cooked and very very good . We...booked for breakfast for the second day [a Sunday ] and that was definitely a good decision as on both days it was busy. Looked at the menu for lunch and dinner and was equally as varied and had my mouth watering. Wish we lived nearer as we would definitely use this place regularly. Highly recommended. Thanks for brilliant service and food.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Billys on the beach, General Manager at Billy's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2022

So glad you enjoyed your meal with us! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 17 October 2022

Booking for lunch is essential for this popular seafood cafe/restaurant. The orders were well presented and served by pleasant smiling staff. My son had an entree of deep fried calamari and I had prawns in a glass with two dressings and both served with two...slices of locally baked bread. Our main was crab in a shell, two dressings with a mixed salad and slices of locally baked bread. Absolutely no room for dessert, we were both stuffed to the gills completely sated!!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Billys on the beach, General Manager at Billy's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2022

Thank you for such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal.

Reviewed 8 October 2022 via mobile

We went for lunch on a beautiful sunny autumn weekday and enjoyed fish & chips with good friendly service. All very good and I’m sure we’ll be back.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Billys on the beach, General Manager at Billy's on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2022

Thank you so much for your kind review, they mean a great deal to us.

Reviewed 30 September 2022 via mobile

Really enjoyed our evening meal at Billy’s on the Beach, dogs welcome and staff very nice. Small menu but food freshly cooked and didn’t disappoint.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Thank you so much for your lovely review, it means a lot!

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Billy's on the Beach is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5