This weekend the marching band had a gig down in Portsmouth so I used the opportunity to see my folks and get some a big dose of good grub. They took me to an incredible, incredible place in Littlehampton, the East Beach Cafe. It was built in 2007, designed by Heatherwick studios and using only local firms in the construction. Nice.
It’s plonked right on the seafront, with an amazing view right out onto the seafront. Apparently it’s supposed to look like a piece of flotsam washed up on shore, with a really weathered feel to it. It’s an amazing building, and so at odds to the surrounding, Littlehampton isn’t exactly cool. There is very little ever going on there. Ever.
The food is seriously scrummy. There’s a fish and chips take away cafe on the corner of the building but we opted but the sit down restaurant inside. All the food comes from local producers, so fish is big. And brilliant. I had salt & pepper squid to start and crab linguine for mains. Absolutely delicious.
Go go go. It’s worth a day trip down from town with a walk along the beach.