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The Gallivant

New Lydd Road, CAMBER, TN31 7RB

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With the fen-like landscapes of Romney marshes all around, it's hard to believe you're in Sussex, particularly when the Beach Bistro's style has the luminous, bleached wood looks of a trendy New England beach shack. Hunkered down behind the mountainous dunes and sweeping curve of golden beach at Camber Sands, this shabby-chic hideaway is flooded with light through large glass doors opening onto the terrace, and done out with distressed scrubbed pine tables and simple white seats. Chef Trevor Hambley has made his reputation in the kitchens of super-chefs Marco and Jean-Christophe (no surnames necessary with these guys) and knows that great food starts with great produce. Luckily he's well placed to get his hands on flapping-fresh fish landed by day boats in Rye and Hastings, and fantastic Romney salt marsh lamb. This splendid local bounty is treated without fuss: roast turbot fillet is paired with crisp potato, Jerusalem artichoke pureť and confit lemon, ahead of poached breast and breadcrumbed confit leg of local pheasant with gratin dauphinoise, tomato pickle and damson jelly.

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Tel: 01797 225057
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for lunch: Mon-Wed

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern & Traditional British
Chef: Ben Fisher
Number of seats: 55
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £12.00
Sunday lunch: £27.00-£29.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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M29 junct 10 to A2070, left Camber Road before Rye. Hotel located on left in Camber Village
Nearest station: Rye/Ashford International

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