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The Crab & Lobster

Mill Lane, Sidlesham, United Kingdom, PO20 7NB
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Open from Monday to Sunday from 11am until 11pm
Monday - Friday: 12pm - 2.30pm | 6pm - 9.30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm - 9.30pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
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About The Crab & Lobster

Nestling on the banks of Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve the 350 year old Crab & Lobster has been renovated creating one of the most stunning hideaways on the South Coast. Just a ten-minute drive from Chichester and its cultural, architectural and retail charms, at the Crab & Lobster exceptional service and relaxed style await you.
The restaurant successfully combines excellent service and presentation, stylish décor and friendly ambience with food of the highest quality.
Where possible, the menu is sourced from local producers – Selsey fishermen and neighbouring dairy farmers.
With an adventurous emphasis on fresh fish and of course crab and lobster! There are also traditional English and Mediterranean dishes to tempt the taste buds and thrill the palate.

Cuisine: Fine Dining
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Very nice meal thanks... a little over the top if I’m honest but did enjoy and will be back

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Visited On Sunday, 17 March 2019

Best turbot we have ever had. Immediately made two more bookings!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 March 2019

We were very happy with our visit the food was very good and presentation was excellent as were the staff. Thanks.

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 March 2019

We had a lovely lunch to celebrate my daughters birthday,the staff were very attentive,nothing too much trouble,everything was perfect. Thankyou

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Visited On Monday, 11 March 2019

Fantastic food great service

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Visited On Sunday, 10 March 2019

what an amazing place. we went here as a group of 4 for a 40th dinner. staff are very friendly and went above and beyond for our evening. service was great and the food was by far the best I have had. we all had an amazing time here and will 100% be back. already reccomend to everyone. many thanks team xx

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

We spent a Friday and Saturday night at the C&L. From the reservation and the very warm welcome on a damp and windy evening to the settlement of the bill on Sunday, our visit was as good an experience as we have had. The local produce, excellent, the comfort of the bed equalled two great night sleeps. The food was delicious, breakfast and dinner. We hope to re-visit again....and again

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 March 2019

we enjoyed our supper and had a nice evening

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 March 2019

We booked online, mentioned my husband was coeliac and that it was his Birthday. Cold greeting, water cups almost slammed on tables. You'd have thought a high quality/priced restaurant would deliver on customer service and at a bare minimum acknowledge and say 'happy birthday...' and good/great restaurants would offer a complimentary glass of something. Anyway, meal was generally pretty good as we normally expect from here. However, within an hour of returning home (we live up the road) my husband was violently sick for two hours - he had crab & prawn to start, followed by steak & chips, then the pannacotta. I let the restaurant know before writing a review, of course no acknowledgement of fault, and requested a formal diagnosis...my husband is a GP. Won't be returning in a hurry. Shame, celebrated our engagement and many special occasion here...disappointed.

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Visited On Monday, 04 March 2019

wonderful setting and a great place for dinner or a long relaxed lunch.

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Visited On Monday, 04 March 2019

We have been going to "The Crab" for over 30 years and it's still our favourite, enough said really!

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Visited On Monday, 04 March 2019

Great food and lovely staff at this perfect pub with rooms.. Enjoyed our 2 day stay in this great place. Would definatly recommend it to all our friends and family.

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Visited On Friday, 01 March 2019

Fabulous food and wine as always

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Visited On Saturday, 02 March 2019

The dinner was beautifully presented and the taste was outstanding-perhaps a little pricy but nevertheless a very special place to visit.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 March 2019

Had a lovely meal, however i was disappointed that they charge for basic bread and butter?

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Visited On Wednesday, 27 February 2019

The fish dishes were superb and I had one of the very best squid dishes I have ever eaten.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 February 2019

the crab and prawn 🦐 start was very nice but not enough for the money.

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Visited On Thursday, 21 February 2019

With the Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve at high water and the splendid service and food at the C&L what more could one want on a quiet day in February? We dine / lunch here from time to time and, appropriately, it marks a high-water mark of quality catering!

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Visited On Sunday, 24 February 2019

Thank you....we'll be back.

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Visited On Monday, 18 February 2019

Superb quality food as usual. Good to sit by the open fire on a cold day.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 February 2019

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Second visit to the Crab & Lobster and it didn't disappoint. Perfect location, wonderful food and service and the sun shining as the icing on the cake! This is a place not to be missed. A hidden gem!

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Thank you!

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Visited On Monday, 18 February 2019

We've had lunch at The Crab & Lobster a few times over the past three years. This is a destination visit for us and we are never disappointed, so it's 5 Gold stars all the way and every box ticked. The Pigeon starter and Pork main were exceptional. We would of course wholeheartedly recommend The Crab & Lobster to friends and colleagues (but in the same breath we kind of want to keep this gem to ourselves!!)

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Thanks for a lovely evening! My husband and I were visiting the area and had a really delicious meal. Good variety on the menu and definitely tasty. The after dinner jelly beans were a bit inconsistent though - didn't really fit with the rest of the dining experience.

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