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Garden Grill, The Grand

The finest five-star hotel by the sea in Sussex introduces buzzy all-day dining…The Garden Grill is now open at The Grand Hotel, in Eastbourne, Sussex.


Garden Grill, The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel in Eastbourne, part of Elite Hotels, is delighted to announce the unveiling of The Garden Grill, a beautiful space with high ceilings, period style, a lively and informal atmosphere, and exceptionally pleasing modern takes on traditional British favourites.

The Garden Grill offers all-day dining, with breakfast served from 7am – 10:30am daily, plus lunch and dinner (and anything in between) served from 12.30pm – 8.30pm daily. The focus is very much on dining to suit everyone: the restaurant has an airy feel, an animated but relaxed ambience, and extremely appealing children’s and plant-based menus. The ingredients used include the finest locally-sourced fresh fish and the best produce from Sussex farms.

Whether you’re a guest at The Grand Hotel or simply looking for a great choice when eating out in Eastbourne, The Garden Grill’s all-day dining concept allows the freedom and flexibility to organise your activities day by day, to suit yourselves. So, if the Towner Art Gallery keeps you lingering for longer than you expected, or the sea air leaves the kids exhausted and in need of an earlier supper, there’s no need to worry, and there’s no need to miss out on a memorable and delectable mealtime – an important highlight of any break. Without constraints, your timings can evolve organically, giving you real freedom from timetables that may not normally suit everyone!

Executive Head Chef, Hrvoje Loncarevic, has a distinguished signature style. Influenced by cuisines from across the world, he adds his own unique spin to create exquisite dishes.

Hrvoje comments: “Our dishes are designed to be more accessible to a broader audience, including families. At the Garden Grill, we aim to become a real culinary hotspot in our region, offering everything from classic British favourites to exquisite locally-sourced cuisine. We take great pride in sourcing our ingredients close to home, ensuring the freshest catch, and also showcasing our considerable commitment to reducing our carbon footprint.”


Highlights include:

  • New Season Asparagus & Quail Egg Salad, parmesan shavings, saffron aioli
  • Rope Grown Cornish Mussels, rich tomato & garlic sauce, and fresh parsley
  • Breaded Crumbed Fillet of South Coast Plaice, garden pea brûlee, skin-on fries, chunky tartare sauce
  • Pink Rack of Salt Marsh Lamb, herb crust, root vegetable potato pie, goat cheese & ratatouille stuffed courgette, minted merlot jus
  • Dover Sole Meunière
  • Grand Fruits de Mer for two to share: Cornish mussels, Maldon oysters, crayfish, crevettes, smoked salmon, mignonette sauce, marie rose, bread and butter
  • Filled Sweet Crêpes, Grand Marnier cream, orange segments, crushed hazelnuts
  • Selection of local cheeses, fig bread, chutney, and grapes 

The Plant-Based Menu includes:

  • Garden Summer Salad, chargrilled asparagus, giant couscous, wild garlic pesto, olives, peas, roast sweet pepper
  • Cauliflower, sweet potato & chickpea curry, cumin & cardamon infused basmati rice
  • Stone Baked Pizza topped with pesto vegetables & vegan mozzarella
  • Selection of plant-based ice cream – salted caramel and vanilla 

Children’s Menu examples:

  • Carrot Sticks with Houmous Dip
  • Breaded Fishcake served with a choice of Chips, Peas, Carrots, Broccoli, or Baked Beans
  • Fruit Jelly & Popping Candy
Garden Grill, The Grand Hotel

Just across the Great Hall from The Garden Grill, the hotel’s newly-refurbished Cocktail Bar is both sumptuous and special, perfect for enjoying a pre-dinner drink; the hotel’s team are expert mixologists!

Treat loved ones to exquisite dining experiences on special occasions. Click here to purchase a gift voucher – or, for regular diners, join the world of Elite Diners, where gourmands can enjoy exceptional privileges and a range of unparalleled treats, events and offers.

To book, simply contact the reservations team on 01323 412345 or email them at reservations@grandeastbourne.com.

ENDS / June 2024

Notes to Editors
The Grand Hotel, one of the only five-star seafront hotels in the UK, is affectionately known by locals as ‘The White Palace’; it is superbly located, overlooking the town’s Victorian promenade, just moments from the sea. The hotel has hosted many famous names over the years, including Sir Ernest Shackleton, Charlie Chaplin, classical composers Debussy and Elgar and, more recently, Dame Helen Mirren. It has 152 bedrooms and suites, all luxuriously furnished, and many with sweeping sea views, balconies, or private patios; others have adjoining rooms which work very well for family stays.

The hotel boasts two excellent restaurants – The Mirabelle, as well as The Garden Grill, overseen by Executive Head Chef Hrvoje Loncarevic – plus a stylish cocktail bar, elegant lounge areas for enjoying Afternoon Tea, and a Health Suite Club with indoor and outdoor pool (open May – September) along with treatment rooms.

A small, independent UK-based hotel group, Elite Hotels has invested in some of the UK’s most beautiful historic houses since 1986. The first of these was Tylney Hall Hotel, Hampshire, followed by Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club, East Sussex, and The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne. Each of the three Elite Hotels is a member of Small Luxury Hotels, a prestigious consortium representing over 500 of the best independent hotels in 70 countries.

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