Following a thorough refurbishment, The Pavilion Café Bar is set to reopen on Eastbourne Seafront today.

Eastbourne Seafront Services, headed by Phill Kingsland-Budd, took over the popular café in early November last year.

Phill said: “We’ve taken the quiet winter and subsequent lockdown as an opportunity to give the building a real makeover inside and out.

“It’s been an exciting project and we’re very much looking forward to inviting back our customers, new and old.”

Fresh New Look

Now in the hands of the team behind the successful Eastbourne Bandstand, The Pavilion has increased its capacity inside and on the patio in preparation for what is expected to be one of Eastbourne’s busiest seasons for years.

Phil said: “We’ve gutted the inside to make space for a serving bar, plenty more tables and a breakfast bar at the windows so visitors can enjoy the view whilst they eat.

We’re sure we’ll need all that extra seating space. The patio is a real sun trap in the summer so we’ve made use of all the space, brought in some new picnic benches and installed a sail canopy to provide plenty of shade.

We’ve redecorated everything to give the place a rustic feel and it’s just breathed new life into the building!”

Something for Everyone

The Pavilion will be offering light lunches and snack food along with a selection of wines and beer from morning to late evening. 

“We’ve kept a lot of the original menu that was popular with the regulars but we’re also including some more interesting additions too such as Halloumi Fries and Hickory and Maple Chicken Wings. Of course we’re keeping the Eccles Cake too, that seems to be the favourite for most people!”

Amazing Views

Located on the seafront next to Royal Parade, The Pavilion boasts views of the sea and Eastbourne Pier, visible behind its own spruced up gardens featuring new stone art sculptures.

“What better way to relax on a summer evening than sitting on the patio with warm food and cold drinks, watching the sun set over the water to some relaxing background music with friends? It’s what we’ve all been looking forward to for over a year now and it’s that exact experience we want to provide to Eastbourne Seafront’s residents and visitors alike”.