Open from Monday to Sunday from 11am until 11pm
Monday - Friday: 12pm - 2.30pm | 6pm - 9.30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm - 9.30pm
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
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.
Cannot praise this place enough
Excellent food very well prepared, well presented and really tasty. Hake in batter was absolutely perfect as was the sea bream with cockles & pancetta sauce. Amazing chocolate tart + hazelnut ice cream. Efficient and very friendly service. Definitely a good cut above the norm, and will be re-visited.
Lovely room. Very friendly staff couldn’t do enough for you. Looking forward to a return visit. Booked dinner for us on both nights even though we didn’t ask them too as they like to ensure you have a dinner reservation in case you do want to eat. Put champagne glasses in our fridge as they saw we had Prosecco in their for my partner’s birthday. Outstanding!
Another great evening out at the C&L. Quality of the food was excellent and the service, as usual, was friendly and attentive.
Wonderful birthday supper.
A beautiful sanctuary with amazing walks from the door. The food is superb. Staff are attentive and relaxed.
Fabulous. The Gurnard was magnificent
We absolutely loved every minute of our stay at The Crab and Lobster! The Staff were 10/10 - so friendly and professional. The building gorgeous and we loved dining by the open fire. The food exceeded expectations, it was absolutely delicious. Our room was gorgeous and we loved the touch of fresh flowers! Breakfast was perfect and completed our amazing stay. Thank you for everything!
Another enjoyable and soothing night at the Crab and Lobster. A sunrise walk at Pagham Harbour followed by their lovely breakfast to complete our stay.
An excellent dinner (crab and prawn salad, guinea fowl), well served by friendly people, really good wines. Lots of atmosphere and character. An added bonus: no musak in the background.
Another excellent meal at one of the very best pub-restaurants on the south coast!
Nice atmosphere and good food. The main course could have been a bit more generous.
Exceptional as always
A very good, friendly venue especially if you like birds and walking around the marshy Sidlesham and Pagham harbours.
We have been coming here for 13 years and it never fails to deliver. This year’s lunch was absolutely spot on. Beautiful food and such a welcoming atmosphere. Love the wine list. Long may it continue. Well done!!
We enjoyed a delightful lunch at this hidden gem. I drove down from Buckinghamshire and it was worth every mile of the long drive. Relaxed and cosy atmosphere, beautiful food, and a roaring fire. Next time I will be booking into their cottage for a stop over to be sure I can sample some of the glorious wines on offer. Would definitely recommend.
From arrival to departure, another fabulous experience at the C & L. Birthday Lunch was wonderfully prepared with great attention to detail. Thanks guys.
Excellent food, lovely location, great service. Already recommended and will be returning
The only thing I would add is some nice bread 🥖 and perhaps olive oil and balsamic vinegar with the complimentary olives Enjoyed our returned visit muchly
I arranged to celebrate my wife’s 60th birthday at The Crab and Lobster, her favourite restaurant. Despite our party size of seventeen, the food and service was at its usual excellent standard. My thanks to Mark, Lorraine and the team for a wonderful lunch, all of our guests, and in particular my wife, were absolutely delighted.
Excellent good and exceptional service. Great atmosphere.