This world class boutique hotel is delighted to announce the opening of its fabulous new restaurant, Pier Nine.
The Zanzibar Hotel aims to make the most of its stunning seafront location and glorious sea views with a stylish yet relaxed dining experience. The Restaurant combines classic Victorian elegance with contemporary ‘beach chic’. Bold deck-chair stripe upholstery, thick, white-washed drift-wood tables, a gorgeous white baby-grand piano, all set against calm white walls adorned with big decorative mirrors and menu boards showing the morning’s catch of fresh fish.
The perfect setting has been created in which to enjoy the culinary know-how of the Pier Nine team. Ben Krikorian, the head-chef, is young and hungry. He works with a passion that is evident in the visual presentation and flavour of everything that leaves the kitchen. From mature Sussex fillet steak or Rye scallops with crispy pancetta, to toad in the hole made with award winning Sussex sausages, (not to mention delicious vegetarian options), each dish is produced with love, and delivered by friendly waitresses who are more than happy to recommend a particular wine or just stop for a chat!
The small but perfectly formed cocktail bar and gorgeous tropical garden complete the experience beautifully. Max O’Rourke, The hotel owner and designer has clearly found another winning formula. Pier Nine is creating a dining sensation not to be missed! People are travelling from hotels in Rye and Hotels in Eastbourne to try out what Hastings at its best has to offer.
After 6 years of talking about it, we have finally added a restaurant to the ever popular Hotel. ‘Pier Nine’ at Zanzibar has been open 3 months, and is now fully up to
speed in time for Christmas and New Year. The food is contemporary British with a gourmet twist. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the waiting staff are warm and friendly.We had a good look at other restaurants in Hastings and just decided there were very few places that ticked all the boxes. You can go to certain places for good food but they are a bit dull atmosphere wise. Equally you will find places where the atmosphere is good, but they’re lacking on food quality. At Pier Nine restaurant we’ve feel we’ve managed to cover all the angles. We have a sea view from one end of the dining room and a beautiful garden at the other. The early feedback we’re getting is generally very good. In terms of food, we use suppliers local to the area, and we are in the process of putting together a list of local wines from some of the very best vintners in the South East.
If you’re thinking of coming to Hastings for a night or two, have a look at our ‘hotel dinner, bed & breakfast’ deals. We have some great special offers on that include complimentary 3 course dinner on the first night of your stay in the hotel. We are happy to serve the meals in the comfort of your own room too.