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Located on the beautiful Sparkes Marina on Hayling Island with some of the best views you will see of Hayling. We Have Fresh pizzas cooked in our wood fired oven. We have a local and fresh menu cooked to order and the freshest cocktails made with care and expertise.
US$4 - US$34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Bar, Pizza, British
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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All reviews pizza pork belly sunday roast sea bass sticky toffee pudding salad steak mussels pot roast small plates great cocktails staff were attentive last night conservatory area slow service visited twice lovely evening
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely fresh pizza really tasty with crispy base just as I like them. Combine this with great service delivered to the door. Would highly recommend. Great work guys

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous food all round! Strongly recommend bottom less ribs on a Wednesday, or jerk chicken burger! Brilliant atmosphere and fantastic staff

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Struck down with covid rang the drift to see if we could get a Sunday roast delivered Gary was so kind in delivering a piping hot Sunday roast to us all at a social distance especially when he had a full restaurant to serve. Such...community spirit really appreciated fresh and plentiful thanks once againMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where to begin in thanking Gary and the team at Drift, Hayling Island? When we approached them under two months before our wedding date with a query around venue hire, little did we know how lucky we were to have booked the most PERFECT people...and setting for our wedding reception. From the moment we enquired 'til the clock struck midnight on the night of our lives, Gary, Marcella and the team went ABOVE AND BEYOND in ensuring our experience was chilled, organised and amazing. Starting with the decorations... we dropped them all off on the day before and the team had them up and looking beautiful for us meaning absolutely no panic or worry for us on the day! Then the food... the buffet was INSANE. Every one of our guests commented on the quality of the food and choice and quantity. We felt like we got a mega-bargain with this - thank you so much guys - the quality was incredible. The bar staff... whipping us up personalised cocktails and joining in with the party atmosphere with us and our guests. Service was quick but personal and the quality of the drinks provided was outstanding. The clean up - we didn't even lift a finger! We arrived the next morning to a spotless bar and all of our decorations and bits and bobs boxed up neatly for us to collect. Overall we couldn't have asked for a better experience. The team wanted to know us well and know what we wanted from the get-go and boy did they get it spot on. We feel so incredibly lucky and grateful to have such an amazing experience and will be lifelong customers of Drift. I can recommend their venue hire and buffet 120% - it is SO MUCH BETTER than we could have ever imagined. Thank you soooo much again to Gary, Marcella and the rest of the team (especially the amazing chefs - geniuses!).More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 23 September 2021 via mobile

What a fabulous place, excellent staff and decent food! Delicious fresh fish and well cooked. So glad we accidentally found this place, will certainly be back

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 11 September 2021 via mobile

Highly recommend Drift, we had a fabulous meal here, five of us eating, all loved every course and we had three courses!! No complaints at all on the food front. The staff were great, really happy friendly bunch of people, nice relaxed atmosphere, just felt...very chilled. Probably helped by the fabulous cocktails! We were three generations, ranging in age from 13 to 70 and we all agreed that it’s a great place to eat. Highly recommend and we will be back!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 9 September 2021 via mobile

Excellent lunch at the Drift in Sparkes Marina. Great food great service and a brilliant atmosphere. Our “go to “ venue whenever we visit Hayling.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 9 September 2021

I have to say the staff were amazing and very friendly, nothing was too much for them. We arrived and they let us sit where we wanted, laughed and joked with us as they took our orders. The starters we had were excellent and I...could find no fault with them. We had various cocktails including Zombie, watermelon one, purple rain, strawberry daiquri and they were all prepared and servied in a first class experience. Our party had fish chips (lovely), burger chips (fabulous & large), the others had pizza and although not the best were totally eatable. Dessert was the choclate brownies (which got the thumbs up). Even our dog loved the place, they made a huge fuss over her and she was given a bowl of water and some food. She would definately be happy to return! In my opinion if you are on hayling island this is the place to go. Imagine on some days it would be busy. Hoping to return soon.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 8 September 2021 via mobile

Amazing amazing amazing!! First time visiting and would come back to Hayling Island just for the food at this restaurant/bar. We sat upstairs on the roof terrace so had to order at the bar with no issues. Food was quick to arrive, and could not...be faulted.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 September 2021

What an amazing place, the food and service were exceptional with a great location for good measures. My husband had the Lamb Rump from the specials menu, he has eaten in some smart restaurants and can honestly say it was the best Lamb he has...eaten. I had the Parma Ham and Goats cheese Pizza, which are handmade and cooked in a fire oven and it was delicious. The portion sizes are generous and only disappointment was I didn't have room for a pudding! Cannot wait to go back and try the breakfast and lunch menus.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Yes, and they provide bowls and drinking water, also used to have some dog treats kept by the door, but not sure if they still do
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4