October 30 2009
We East Sussex residents are feeling increasingly smug. Not only can we boast Judges Bakery and St Clement’s excellent eateries, but now we have Webbe’s Rock-a-Nore to put Hastings firmly on the foodie map. With an enviable location opposite the famous net huts in the fishing quarters of The Stade, it cuts food miles down to nearly zero – fish and seafood have only a short journey from the boats and across the shingle before they are in the kitchen.
For those who find choosing difficult – and it is – the tasting dishes at only £3.50 each are the perfect place to start. I sampled chilled gazpacho with oyster, razor clams with garlic butter, and smoked haddock cakes with kipper sauce; the clams were sensational. For those who want to go straight for the à la carte, then what could be more perfect while sitting opposite the sea than to indulge in a lobster seafood platter (pictured) at a sensible local price of £39?