The Mulberry Restaurant and Bar located in the New Wilmington Hotel has spent lockdown helping out the local community, providing shielding residents with food boxes and the once elusive toilet roll.

They’ve now reopened with all the Covid protocols in place.

British food with an international twist

This family run business wanted to create amazing British food with an international twist and affordable, family appeal.

These guys have been in hospitality for 30 years, and it shows.

We were invited to try the legendary carvery one Sunday. Our first eating out experience since lockdown and it was absolutely terrific.

From the elegant bar, where we enjoyed a chilled, perfectly creamy Chardonnay and lovely cold Amstell, we were led to the chic dining area, well spaced out from other diners.


I had chicken liver parfait with sourdough, it was mouth melting perfection, cool, sweet and obviously homemade.

My husband had the classic prawn cocktail, juicy and tender.

He also opted for the Roast beef. Everything is table served while safety precautions are in place.

Gordon brought over a generous plate of perfectly pink beef, with the largest Yorkshire pudding I have ever seen, and of course, crunchy, steaming roast potatoes, with a dark, rich gravy.

I opted for the catch of the day, grilled salmon, which was soft and flaky, and came with a lemon and dill cream sauce.

We shared bowls of steamed leeks, savoy cabbage, carrots, cauliflower cheese, and mash.


We were determined to leave some room for pudding and decided to share. The gin and tonic cheesecake won as a light, fresh finish to the meal. Impeccable wine list too, I’ve never tried a Spanish Sauvignon Blanc before, and it was an aromatic delight.

This is safe, elegant and relaxed dining with the most important ingredient, amazing food.

Either the British menu with an international fusion, à la carte menu or the afternoon tea will inspire a return visit. This won’t be one of Eastbourne’s best kept secrets for long.

25–27 Compton Street, Eastbourne BN21 4DU
01323 746256