Farm @ Friday Street
Farm @ Friday Street

Farm @ Friday Street

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.farmfridaystreet.com/
  • Phone: 01323 766049
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: British, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Elisa Moyle Rosser
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Although we don't hire out the whole pub there are several areas that are great for individual parties and we will be more than happy to discuss a special menu for you or any specific requirements that you may have.
  • Private Party Contact: Paul Worman 01323 766049
  • Entertainment: Background music

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Car Park
  • Parking Details: Large private car park.
A word from Farm @ Friday Street
The Farm is a beautiful pub with open fires and log burning stoves serving traditional hearty British food using the best seasonal ingredients available to us. We also offer a selection of well kept cask ales and a carefully chosen wine list most of which are available by the glass.The atmosphere is informal and relaxed so whether you want to pop in for a quiet drink, a special celebration or a quick bite to eat you will always be welcome.
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Farm @ Friday Street reviews from OpenTable diners
118 reviews since 23 October 2013
Average Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambience4.1
    Value3.6
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
sunday lunch (68)special occasions (54)group bookings (38)fit for foodies (36)brunch (22)child friendly (21)good vegetarian options (19)business meals (18)romance (18)outdoor eating (16)outstanding value (13)disabled access (10)afternoon tea (9)pre/post theatre (4)Show More
  • Sunday lunch
    Taste2taste
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    Had a lovely visit and enjoyed beautiful food. Menu vast and four different roasts were enjoyed. Vegetables cooked perfectly and a good variety. Not cheap but worth it. Very good atmosphere and good service too. Plenty of parking.
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    Sunday lunch
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  • Not impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    The restaurant was very noisy, but I suppose you have to expect that on Friday night. The service was very good, friendly, quck enough and accommodating. The food was OK but just OK. It was overpriced and basically I was rather disappointed. I ordered a fillet steak which was priced at £22.50 and I expected a really good steak for that price but I was given a rather sad, thin little steak which despite asking for rare came a little over-done. It was accompanied by skinny fries which were over seasoned and frankly a bit of a let down and obviously out of a packet. There was a sauce in a pot and at least it gave some flavour to the steak which was otherwise tasteless. The only other thing on the plate was a bit of rocket. Very disappointing.
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  • Don't Eat Late
    Dinehappy
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    It is a beautiful setting but food does not live upto prices. When arrived one menu choice was informed run out of, then my order choice was then returned run out, next choice both my friend and I chose and only one left! Not much else I wanted.... The pork I eventually had was dry and nothing special. I do love the ambience but not the food...
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  • Bobby
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    A first class experience. Food, service and ambience all excellent. A bonus was the wonderful singer guitarist.
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    Sunday lunch
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  • eatoutalot
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We have been going to the restaurant for many years now and have in the last year become vegetarians and the menu does limit us so our visits are less frequent. Great atmosphere and superbly trained team looking after us.
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    fit for foodies, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JohnandChris
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Come to The Farm for the best steaks in Eastbourne. Good for real ale enthuiasts too. We've dined here a dozen times and never been disappointed.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance
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  • Impressed at first visit
    jpbville
    Dined on 28/9/2014
    We booked Farm @ Friday Street as a second option as our preferred restaurant for Sunday lunch was fully booked. Upon arrival we were greeted by the barman and who took us to our table. All the waiting staff were pleasant and attentive. The ambience of the restaurant excellent, It is a large venue but the layout makes it feel very cosy. Drinks arrived promptly and our food order was delivered within a comfortable time period. The food presentation was excellent, the vegetables cooked entirely to our liking and the meal was delicious. I was very impressed and we will be taking friends there in the future. Sadly for them our preferred restaurant has now been replaced by the Farm @ Friday Street.
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    Sunday lunch
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  • A tad overpriced
    Tash389
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    As a group of 4 our bill was just under £150 and there wasn't any wine. One if these is the beef Wellington £24, what came on the plate was a very anemic looking pastry roll on a few strands of cabbage and some barely roasted new potatoes, with a very bitter tasting jui. On eating it the pastry was barely cooked and pretty revolting it was some type of shirtcrust and was peeled off to reveal the inside. The beef was medium inside and very tender with the expected crushed mushrooms around it. This was then wrapped in a pancake (soggy tasteless) then the pastry.. My advice stay clear. The profiteroles were plain, bland, hard and verging on stale. But love the banana. Staff very friendly and helpful and run of their feet as a very busy night.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Sunday lunch
    Klm7
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    Must say will definitely be back for another Sunday lunch. Food was beautiful. Also the live singer/guitarist made it even better. Looking forward to returning
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    good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • out of stock
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    The 2 meals we wanted Barnsley Chop and haddock smokie not avalible
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  • What can I say.......
    Dixie
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    Excellent quality of food. Presentation was imaginative of the duck dish which half our party choose although it difficult to decide. The duck was served with sweet potato and a strawberry jus.Staff are attentive although not intrusive.. For us one of the added extras is that our black lab is welcomed.
    Special Features:
    brunch, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Lunch Heaven
    Charlie
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    Straight to our reserved table with our drinks food came quickly loads of great veg delicious and not too expensive.With lovely food like this who wants to cook Sunday Lunch at home.You can have a cheaper Sunday Lunch but the quality at The Farm is excellent.
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    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner
    AndyL
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Having had meals here previously and all the family enjoying the experience I decided to take a London friend here for her birthday after visiting the Towner Gallery. It did not let us down and both I and my guest had a truly lovely dinner and were not hassled to hurry up whilst we sat and had a long catch up chat over the meal. The Oast house rustic feel and the warmth of the staff made it all a memorable experience. My friend is only sorry that she lives too far away to bring her friends here as well. Top Marks. Would also like to say the Ladies' Loo is fresh and handwash lotion lovely.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Always good
    Happydiner
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    Always good very tasty food & good drinks choices. Excellent atmosphere, great staff team. Relaxing & excellent value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy restaurant, lovely food
    pammy
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    The restaurant was very busy and we couldn't find any staff when we arrived. Once we found someone and were shown to our seats the service was quite slow. The food, when it arrived, was lovely and really well cooked, worth the wait. This isn't the cheapest of pub meals around but the food is a class above the rest locally.
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    child friendly, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Why is there no chicken dishes on the menu, I think the menu is poor.
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    special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice
    Tash389
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    Food presentation very good, most of the food tasty Prawn gnocchi abit stodgy and bland. Lovely 'oldy woldy' building inside. They need to invest in some type of fan/aircon to circulate the air especially in this current heat.
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    group bookings, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    I felt that the starters could been of a better choice, people in my party found it hard to find a starter they liked. No safe options to fall back on. The chicken salad was not a good salad as expected. Plenty of main courses, don't expect to pay extra for potatoes for some of the meals. Overall I would go again, but firstly look at the menu on line
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but gloomy and slow
    PatSalisbury
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    Table of 6 for family get together. First visit. Overall the experience and food were good and would revisit next time in Eastbourne. Negatives. Dark - needed to use our phone lights to see food! Waited over 1 hour for starters, would have been ok if we had been pre-warned on arrival When asking a waiter after 50mins how much longer he said 'you need to understand we are very busy tonight' and walked off! Puddings were not good. pana cotta with cucumber sounded interesting but did't work, and was had the texture of a jelly not pana Creme brulee totally overcooked - grainy, more like semolina. That all said, they were very busy, and although that is not an excuse I am assured that normally their food is excellent
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  • Excellent
    Paul
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    Yet again, a great night of food and great service, menu was excellent and although was busy we had a fanatstic time
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • distantpiper
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    it was my wife s son s 21st.our party consisted of 1 toddler,1 teenager and 4 adults.the food was superb and the service excellent nothing was too much trouble.would thoroughly recommend the farm and look forward to our next visit
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    child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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  • Good Value
    Bacchus
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Always good value and service, if something is wrong do not hesitate to say and the staff will see that it is sorted out as soon as possible. the food is always good and service is good sometimes slow but that depends on the day and how busy it is.
    Special Features:
    brunch, group bookings, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happydiner
    Dined on 30/6/2014
    Food was bland and pricey. Had to ask to be served.
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  • Could do better
    Jimmer
    Dined on 22/6/2014
    The Farm is a unique venue with lots of potential to be a top quality pub/restaurant in Eastbourne. The beer was good & the food top drawer. I did find the service to be quite sluggish however, a bit of customer service training would turn this place into something special.
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    child friendly, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Father's Day brunch!
    Razihb
    Dined on 15/6/2014
    The Farm always comes up trumps. Great quality ingredients, well cooked and an excellent welcome and service. This time we went for Father's Day brunch and it was fantastic.
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    brunch, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • What Happened?!
    Gemco83
    Dined on 26/5/2014
    We eat at Farm@Friday Street on a fairly regular basis and have always experienced great service and fantastic food. We'd booked a table for 6.30pm and when we arrived there were only 3 members of staff covering the entire restaurant and bar so the service was extremely slow. The starters were lovely, but when the main meal came out, one of the meals was wrong. We were told that they could re-cook the correct 4th meal but we would need to either eat the 3 other meals now as we'd ordered the last 3 steaks or chose something else! After waiting nearly 90mins we chose to just eat what they cooked. The meals were incredibly salty and not up to usual standards. The waitress was extremely apologetic and they did discount our meal to apologise.
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    outstanding value, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • great lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 25/5/2014
    Good welcome an table service. Food options and portion sizes were very good. Lots of space an comfortable. Clean loos and easy to park the car on arrival. My friends from London were impressed by this restaurant.
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    disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • distantpiper
    Dined on 23/5/2014
    good attentive service, excellent food , and reasonably priced .
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Proud to take visitors to my local
    delish
    Dined on 18/5/2014
    My cousins from Somerset came to visit me in Stone Cross last weekend. A first ever visit by one and the first for decades for the others. Plans to have a Sunday lunch in Hastings didn't work out so we came home and booked a table at the Farm @ Friday Street, just up the road. I've eaten there half a dozen times before and enjoyed it on most occasions. This time the food was superb: excellent steaks beautifully cooked, delicious fish with perfect risotto and lovely veggie option. The fig roll tart with Earl Grey ice cream was ingenious and delicious. The staff were efficient and attentive and the ambience was comfortable and low key. I was proud to take my visitors to such a very good local eaterie.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last visit to Farm
    pete
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    All the meals were good except for my main course. Regrettably I chose the half ham hock. The meat itself was okay, once the mass of fat was removed, with nowhere else to put it. There was far too much liquid in the bowl - more like a lot of soup than a main course. Would definitely not recommend this dish!
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    good vegetarian options, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing value roast
    Debbie
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We ordered a whole chicken sharing roast between 3 of us. The quality of the food was very good and there was so much! Such good value. Our friendly waits wrapped up our left over chicken to be taken home for my cat.
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    outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • portion sizes small
    habax
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Our party had 4 people and we all had specials but all felt portions were small, especially for pruce. Unsure whether your pub classics poryions are better.
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    special occasions
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  • Perfect
    MrandMrsP
    Dined on 25/4/2014
    Perfect food, perfect service, perfect atmosphere - everytime we've been here. We will definitely be back again soon!
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    romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Sunday Lunch
    kg001
    Dined on 20/4/2014
    I took my parents for lunch on Easter Sunday. The Farm is a restored farmhouse and barn (some of it authentic, I imagine it had to be completely rebuilt). The service was very good and the food much better than we expected for a small chain of pubs. The Yorkshire Puds were epic. Lots of locally sourced ingredients...I loved the apple juice from Lamberhurst. Recommended for families, couples and groups. Lovely Sunday Lunch much better than expected for a small chain of pubs
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  • Disappointing Dinner
    DinnerGuest
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    For some time The Farm has been our favourite venue for eating and drinking with friends. On this occasion the staff were friendly, the atmosphere was great and the menu, as always tempting. However, we were really disappointed with the food.The presentation was pretty but impractical. We don't want to eat from a long thin board with chips in a basket; my friend did not want her fish on a slate slab. Just a nice round plate will do. How can a wooden board be hygienic, even?? It was also the wrong shape to make dining easy. The burgers we had were not up to their usual standard. The meat and the bread were really tough, and the chip portions were tiny. My friend was unable to eat her gravadlax, as the salmon tasted odd and looked quite grey.
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  • Family meal
    JoLFC
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Excellent choices and excellent portion sizes, BUT a lack of children's menu was frustrating - the 'small' was a great size only as my children have HUGE appetites (phew!) I do feel it was a tad pricey.
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    special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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  • Booking problems
    yeti
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Phoned to try to book a table and was told they were fully booked. Went on line via toptable and were able to book. When we arrived the pub/restaurant didn't seem very busy so we asked about the booking problem we'd had and were told that it was because they only had a small kitchen so they try to keep the bookings managable. The food, service etc was good.
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    child friendly, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointed
    Markymark
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I booked a table for my family and parents as I was away mothers day weekend. The majority of the party enjoyed their food. However, I was disappointed in the soup as a starter, the flavour was a little lacking and the piece of bread was extremely dry. I had the Macaroni cheese for main course, It was very bland, not particularly cheesy and if i'm honest definitely not worth £9.95 for a pasta dish with not much cheese. I had the rice pudding with caramel and apple, which was luke warm and the rice verging on crunchy. As I mentioned earlier, the rest of my party enjoyed their food, especially the roast, So i was not going to spoil their enjoyment by complaining. We do go to the "Farm' regularly and don't mind paying the 'extra'.
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    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor choice for non meat eaters
    epicures
    Dined on 29/3/2014
    Our first and possibly last visit to Farm. Having been impressed by the sister restaurant at The Mark Cross we anticipated the same quality and choice at this venue but were extremely disappointed. In this age when eating meat should not be the only option Farm was perceived by us as very backward looking in its available options. The days of one main course choice for a vegetarian are long gone in many establishments which aim to please a wide cross section of diners.
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  • A bad hair day
    hiphop
    Dined on 23/3/2014
    Usually happy with menu and service but on this occasion none of us had our first choice options available which spoilt the evening.
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