The Loft is a our award winning California-inspired restaurant occupying the entire third floor of Sparks Yard General Store.

We are super family friendly here and The Loft is somewhere for all; whether you are after a hearty breakfast, lunch with the kids (we have a very cool menu and activities to keep the little ones occupied), leisurely brunch with friends or a quick coffee while you shop. We've covered everything from a lift and spacious baby-changing facilities to free WiFi and plenty of power-points for business lunches on the go.

During the summer months we are also open on Friday and Saturday evenings for dinner and cocktails. We have a programme of live music and other special events too.

Combining our love of good food with our passion for great design, we have spent several months planning and overseeing every detail to transform the top floor of Sparks Yard General Store into The Loft. Think deep blue walls and copper lighting set in a big, bright and airy space. Plenty of natural materials, with splashes of modern design thrown in. Added to that, the most magnificent rooftop views and an exciting menu put together by our amazing head chef, Elly Freeman and her team.

We host some great private parties here too, so if you are looking for somewhere to hold your next evening bash, The Loft could be the place for you!

We are very proud to have won the Sussex Life Best Family Dining Award for two years running in 2015 and 2016!

We are very proud to have won the Sussex Life Best Family Dining Award for two years running in 2015 and 2016!

The light and airy space - enjoy spectacular views over delicious coffee and food!