Where to Eat in Steyning

Where to Eat in Steyning?

There is a choice of places where you can eat in Steyning High Street. They are all within a very short walk from Rosebud Holiday Cottage so there’s no need to drive!

Steyning Cafes and Restaurants

Chez Joel

This cosy cafe is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with an excellent French menu. It’s the ideal place to go if you would like to brush up on your French language skills. Thursday is the best night for this as Sarah, who runs the cafe, tries to avoid speaking English this evening!

Book on 01903 813311

chez joel cafe steyning
Chez Joel Cafe

Steyning Pubs

The White Horse

This pub has an attached restaurant which opens each evening.

Inside it is decorated in a contemporary classic style. Outside there’s a large verandah covered with huge parasols from which you can enjoy views of the countryside as you dine.

Book on 01903 814084


white horse restaurant
White Horse Restaurant

The Star Inn

This traditional pub has a lovely garden outside beside a stream. It serves food every day apart from Sunday evening.

Book on 01903 813078

Star Inn Garden

Prefer to Eat at the Cottage?

Mamma Mia

This Italian restaurant currently offers takeaways: Pasta, fish and meat dishes are available.

mamma mia restaurant steyning

Chez Joel

Chez Joel is also selling takeaway food at present.

Find out more about historic Steyning


Steyning Food and Drink Festival

Read about the annual festival which is held each September


Gluten and Dairy Free Cakes

Gluten and dairy free cakes are on sale in Steyning High Street.

Both Victoria’s Sponge and the Steyning Tea Rooms offer these. Non gluten and dairy free options are also available!


I took this photo at Victoria’s Sponge. There are new cakes to try each week. If you are lucky you may see Pumpkin, vegan Peanut Butter, gluten free Lemon Curd and Sussex fruit cake!

Details at https://www.facebook.com/VictoriasSpongeSteyning

The Steyning Tea Rooms usually has 3 gluten free cakes every day. They are especially well known for their scones.

“If you try and avoid gluten in your diet, afternoon tea can usually be a little bit of a disappointment. Not here ! The best gluten free scones and cakes I have ever eaten out.The tea is really good too, and the people that run it and serve you are lovely.”

The tea rooms are offering a delivery service during lock-down.

Details at https://orders.thesteyningtearooms.co.uk/

They have recently been been voted as one of Sussex’s top 10 places for afternoon teas for 2020!

Gluten and Dairy Free Cakes on the Doorstep

Both Victoria’s Sponge and the Steyning Tea Rooms are just a few minutes walk from Rosebud Holiday Cottage.

Find out more about Steyning



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