Where to Eat in Crawley: The Best Restaurants and Bars

September 7, 2017 Natalie Tallman

Crawley ( pronunciation (help·info)) is a town and borough in West Sussex, England. It is 28 miles (45 km) south of Charing Cross (London), 18 miles (29 km) north of Brighton and Hove, and 32 miles (51 km) north-east of the county town of Chichester. Crawley covers an area of 17.36 square miles (44.96 km) and had a population of 106,597 at the time of the 2011 Census.
Things to do in Crawley

1. Zari

214 Ifield Drive, Crawley RH11 0DQ, England Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$220 - HK$330 +44 1293 525107
Excellent
68%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 480 reviews

Zari

Zari is a modern and constantly evolving Indian dining experience in Crawley serving customers who are passionate about authentic and innovative food. For 25 years, Zari has been at the cutting edge of real Indian cuisine. Alongside all the classic dishes, the team at Zari brings you authentic regional food from all corners of the Indian subcontinent. We promise that these delicious dishes will make your journey into real Indian food an unforgettable adventure! We celebrate genuine Indian cuisine - real Indian food - combining traditional techniques with locally sourced ingredients. Adapting authentic recipes to wow the modern palate, our dishes push the boundaries and dispel the myths about typical Indian restaurant food.

Reviewed By al700 - Surrey, United Kingdom

Popped in to celebrate a birthday, with the Sunday Buffet. Superb selection of dishes, tasty starters, and good selection of mains and vegetable curries.
Lamb Rogan josh, was particularly tender.
Opportunity to see the chefs preparing various dishes through a huge window to the kitchen.
Everything freshly prepared and cooked to perfection,attentive service, and very hot plates!

2. Blue India - Crawley

59 High Street, Crawley RH10 1BQ, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$110 - HK$165 +44 1293 542464
Excellent
50%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 275 reviews

Blue India - Crawley

Popular Blue India in Crawley is a stylish modern restaurant with an eclectic menu of authentic subcontinental cooking. Ranging from South Indian fish curry to Goan lamb shank, the kitchen cooks up home-style regional dishes full of aromatic flavour alongside tasty Indian tapas and curry staples for the less adventurous. This branch also serve "Banquet menu" from Sunday to Thursday for £12.95Pp include 1 Starter,1 Main Course, 1 Side Veg, 1 Rice and 1 Bread.

Reviewed By CurrymonstersTbone - Oxford, United Kingdom

I ate here last night again whilst away at the office. I eat here every few weeks and am always impressed. Last night I had the Banquet Menu as normal. I had poppadoms (extra cost) then Zafrani Chicken starter which was excellent. Great flavour, flavours all well balanced and very attractively presented. My main was Chicken Gurkhas Revenge with pilau rice, plain nan bread and a side of Sag Paneer. Again this was excellent. Great heat from the various types of chilli in the Gurkhas Revenge, the nan was not at all greasy and the Paneer a great accompaniment. Both gentlemen serving were very attentive without being overbearing. I will happily be back again, probably only a couple of weeks away! Highly recommended.

3. La Brasserie at the Sofitel London Gatwick

N Terminal Approach | Sofitel London Gatwick, North Terminal, Crawley RH6 0PH, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi French, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$86 - HK$330 +44 1293 567070
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 610 reviews

La Brasserie at the Sofitel London Gatwick

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

The last day of our stay was made so memorable by the lovely staff here!! Aash is a fantastic host and was friendly from the moment we walked in. Food was Devine!! Recommend the soup and the chicken! My colleague had the special monkfish (picture below) Desserts are delicious too!! Thank you to all the staff including Kurup....we will Defo be returning :-)

4. The Parson's Pig

Balcombe Road | Worth, Crawley RH10 3NL, England Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi Indian, Bar, International, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$47 - HK$220 +44 1293 883104
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 653 reviews

The Parson's Pig

The Parsons Pig, now under new management has undergone several improvements. New widescreen HD Tv's showing BT and SKY sports. New Food me nu incorporating Grills and Indian curries and British favorites like Cod n Chips, Sausage n Mash, Minted Lamb Shank and Sunday Roasts.

Reviewed By 285alan - Crawley, United Kingdom

Very comfortable and welcoming every time we have visited the parsons pig ,the staff can’t do enough for you without being pestered all the time.

7 High Street, Crawley RH10 1BH, England (Formerly Da Peppino) Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$220 - HK$275 +44 1293 516677
Excellent
66%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 490 reviews

Taormina

We are a new independent restaurant, owned by three friends who want to bring you a truly special culinary experience, almost making you believe that you could be sitting in Taormina, Sicily and not in Crawley. Our menus are traditional Sicilian fare, which include a wide selection of fish dishes, thus moving away from the trendy chain restaurants we will introduce you to a friendly new restaurant experience where it's all about our customers being content. Of course there are some traditional Italian dishes that should never be replaced and we will always try to accommodate our customer's desires where possible. We look forward to introducing you to Taormina Restaurant's stylish and relaxed ambience very soon. Arrivederci

Reviewed By Claude1food - Epsom, United Kingdom

Visited New Years Eve though didn't stay to midnight. Quite busy with mixed crowd, food was pretty good, maybe not quite the best, but the main thing was the friendliness of the staff. They couldn't have been more welcome. Definitely will go back.

6. Thyme Restaurant

Longbridge Way | Gatwick Airport North Terminal, Premier Inn London Gatwick Airport A23 Airport Way Hotel, Crawley RH6 0NX, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 871 527 8406
Excellent
44%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 319 reviews

Thyme Restaurant

If you’ve got time to spare before flying from Gatwick, sit down to a delicious meal at Thyme. Once fully fuelled, you could check out Crawley town centre or enjoy some quiet time in the tranquil Riverside Garden Park, which is right on your doorstep.

Reviewed By CornishJedi - Cornwall

Two courses and a free glass of wine with breakfast in to £24.99, real good value. Service quick, meals piping hot, good value. Breakfast real good value eat as much as you want, lots to choose from.

7. La Rusta

20 Broadwalk | Crawley, Crawley RH10 1HQ, England Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards French, British, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$24 - HK$165 +44 1293 613888
Excellent
77%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 228 reviews

La Rusta

Reviewed By Anna K

I went back to La Rusta after almost a year. Have to admit it is still the same high standard and they have now lovely, freshly baked scones. Love it! Delicious breakfast and professional service. The owner as always smiling and friendly. Next time i will be in Crawley, i will definitely visit this place!

8. The Real Pizza Company

8 Copthorne Bank, Copthorne, Crawley RH10 3QX, England Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$63 - HK$110 +44 1342 713602
Excellent
79%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 159 reviews

The Real Pizza Company

Reviewed By Catiles2 - London, England, United Kingdom

I love these pizzas, have supported them since the begin as a mobile Pizza van and still buy now from their shop, only thing I’m disappointed about as they don’t deliver to Outwood anymore. Pizza’s are lovely and authentic just like Italy lovely tomato base & plenty of topping.

9. Lemongrass Thai Cuisine

6-14 High Street | Crawley, Crawley RH10 1BJ, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +44 1293 550255
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 717 reviews

Lemongrass Thai Cuisine

Authentic aromas and ingredients - a cuisine that lingers on the tongue, exotic and appealing time after time. Lemongrass offer fine Thai cuisine in Crawley,find us here. The restaurant offers exquisite Thai cuisine in a modern, stylish venue. The spacious and welcoming interior is carefully lit for a relaxing atomosphere. Guests will appreciate the traditional Thai service, world renowned hospitality and honest food that's cooked to order and served with pride. Lemongrass is a distinct and memorable place to eat and drink for any occasion The lemongrass offers innovative yet classic cuisine of the highest calibre using the very finest ingredients sourced from the best suppliers both locally and abroad. The restaurant serves genuine Thai dishes - diners can choose from chicken, beef, lamb, duck, seafood, noodles, rice and vegetarian dishes. Our selection offers a variety of wines and soft drinks with a choice of exotic fruit juice such as lychee mango & coconut, Asians beers and of course sake.

Reviewed By Roboro - London, United Kingdom

had a fabulous meal there. Staff attentive but not over the top. The manager Sam is very hands-on to ensure everything is to your satisfaction. Has a great staff working with him to ensure the dining experience is an occasion. Starters and main courses were spot on. This is the best Thai restaurant in Crawley and comes highly reccomended. Try it, I doubt you'll be disappointed.

10. Fatboys Joint

8 The Broadway, Crawley RH10 1DS, England Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Asian, Pakistani, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1293 525566
Excellent
82%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 563 reviews

Fatboys Joint

Reviewed By Andrew H

Visiting Crawley from the South West first a business trip. Trip Advisor reviews did not disappoint. We received a really warm welcome, a great range of food and drink to suit everyone.
Deliciously prepared - a real treat to enjoy authentic dishes from the Afghanistan region.
Will definitely recommend to my colleagues when I see them tomorrow!
Many thanks for looking after us so well!

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