About Us

River Café & Bistro is a proudly independent business, owned by local food & beverage professionals who aim to provide excellent quality, good value food and drink in a safe, warm and welcoming environment. The majority of our food is made on the premises. Where this is not possible we do our best to only use local suppliers who we know and trust. Coffee is very important to us and we urge you to visit and try the (no less than) 3 bean blends that we serve including specially chosen filter blends.

Offering outstanding breakfast, brunch, lunch and tea items, we are fully licensed and do plan to begin weekend dinners very soon, watch this space!
We are an ethical business and participate in the local community and work with local charities. All our staff are paid above minimum wage, undergo thorough training and support our ethos and hospitable nature. We have disabled access with disability-friendly facilities, we welcome everyone, including well behaved dogs.

For hot food orders, our kitchen is open at 8:30am – 3pm. Cereals, toast and pastries are available when we are open earlier and naturally, hot and cold drinks are available at all times. After 3pm, remaining items in the deli fridges are still available for sale including hot savoury items, toasties, hot croissants, panini, quiche, exotic salads and more.

Although completely renovated, we were excited to be able to keep the wooden floor, more than 85% of which is wood over 75 years old, salvaged from the West Pier Brighton.  We are also proud to have a fully accessible toilet facility, one of very few in Shoreham-by-Sea. We hope that you enjoy the warm and friendly environment we’ve tried to develop here in Shoreham.

Outside seating
Large selection of wines available
Discounts for blue badge holders and RNLI members