I am not keen on doing restaurant walk ins, have had too many disappointments. However sometimes you have no choice and occasionally you are lucky enough to find a gem. We were driving along the Sussex coastline, looking for somewhere suitable, we made a detour to check out Bognor Regis! – nothing looked interesting enough to even get out of the car, so we drove on to Littlehampton. This was much better, with its large Victorian Houses overlooking the park and the sea, and its newer developments overlooking the River Arun and the golf course. There we found a nice looking bistro called 47 Mussel Row.
We ordered Mussels in batter with a garlic dip, good apart from a couple of mussels that were a bit gritty. This was followed by a lovely piece of Skate, which was perfectly cooked.
So as walk ins go, this was most definately one of my better experiences.
Marks out of 10
Ambience 4 (it was a quiet day)
Another good place to visit if your are in the area is Arundel, it is a lovely town and I would recommend taking a 30 minute stroll along the River to have drinks or lunch at the Black Rabbit Inn.