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Welcome to Intimo - the great place to eat in Hastings.

Here you'll find out news on special events, what's happening in Hastings, how to find us and contact numbers to make your reservation.

Below you'll find links to our current menus - but scroll further down for all our latest news.

Intimo Restaurant

6-7 York Buildings, Wellington Place, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1NN
Tel 01424 439080

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

It's carnival time again!

The popular Hastings old town carnival will be back again in little over a week’s time as the culmination of a week of events known as Hastings week.

Described by many as the Notting Hill carnival by sea the carnival is one of the highlights of the Hastings calendar. The old town will be awash with colourful floats and stalls with visitors and locals alike enjoying the sights and sounds while taking in the atmosphere.

This truly family friendly event seems to grow in popularity each year and attracts visitors from all over the country an indeed the world.

Hastings Old Town Carnival - Saturday 9th August 6pm for further info visit: http://www.1066.net/carnival/

Monday, 21 July 2008

Hastings 100 year anniversary marathon

To celebrate 100 years of the Hastings Marathon, the town will stage a special marathon on the 14th December. Fifty-one competitors took part in the original Hastings Marathon in December 1908, including six Olympic runners.

Organisers are trying to trace the descendants of the winners of the original marathon. Race director Eric Hardwick said he hoped relatives of the original winners would bring along their medals.

The first Hastings runner home in 1908 was George White, while Edmund Catt won the Silver Cup. "We want some of these local people or anyone else that took part in the 1908 race - any descendants or people that know about it - to please let us know," said Mr Hardwick.

The overall winner of the 1908 race was WT Clarke, of the Sefton Harriers in Liverpool, in 2 hours 37 minutes and 16.8 seconds.

Mr Hardwick said Mr Clarke's descendants had already been located.

Monday, 14 July 2008

St Leonards Festival 19th July 2008

The 3rd St Leonards Festival promises to be bigger and better.

The streets will once again resound with laughter and happy voices. The Kings Road will again feature a Festival Market with more stalls and a wider range of goods to tempt and delight shoppers. The entertainment lined up for Kings Road this year is fantastic and must not be missed.

The main band this year will be Maron Town, who will be performing on the stage in Warrior Square Gardens.

Jukanoo will be creating a wonderful carnival all around Warrior Sq. Making a third return will be all the various market stalls along Kings Rd selling exotic foods and vibrant goods.

The seafront will once again be the place to be for the more active and sports minded visitor. Run by Active Hastings there will be a variety of events for people to participate in. Warrior Square Gardens will once again feature a skateboard ramp to thrill our younger visitors.

Also on Warrior Square Gardens will be a range of community stands to browse and gather information on local groups and services. The much anticipated contributions and performances from local community groups on the main stage on Warrior Square Gardens will commence at noon. These are planned to include as many local groups as possible and will feature dance groups as well as music and song.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Hastings set to become art hotspot

The Jerwood Foundation, plans to build a £4million gallery in Hastings Old Town to house its main collection of 20th and 21st century British art. The gallery will be free to the public when it opens.

Simon Hubbard, corporate director for regeneration and planning at Hastings council said: "The town will gain a high quality cultural asset which will achieve a cultural-led regeneration of part of the seafront and provide the key for future improvement."

Cllr Jeremy Birch said: "This is a real opportunity for us in not just seeing a viable and exciting construction on The Stade but also being able to change the type of visitors to Hastings.

He said: "This could be life-changing for Old Town. At last we will see the culture and arts at the heart of regeneration."

Council leader Peter Pragnell said: "These are exciting times, not just for Old Town, but for the whole of the surrounding area.

"Jerwood is going to invest a lot of money in our town and we want it to fully benefit from it.

"We will work closely with the Jerwood Foundation, other organisations such as the Arts Council, the South East England Development Agency, the Hastings Foreshore Trust, and East Sussex County Council, and of course the local community, to do all we can to realise this vision."

Monday, 9 June 2008

Fathers Day 22nd June 2008

The first known celebration of Father's Day was on July 5, 1908 in Fairmont, West Virginia, where it was commemorated at William Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South – now known as Central United Methodist Church. Grace Golden Clayton is believed to have suggested it to her pastor after a deadly explosion in nearby Monongah in December, killing 361 men.

It was also during a sermon in 1909 that Sonora Smart Dodd became inspired by Mother's Day. After the death of her mother, Sonora and her siblings were raised by their father William Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran. Sonora wanted to show how thankful she was to her father and, because William was born in June, she worked to have the first Father's Day celebrated on June 19, 1910.

In 1924, President Coolidge recommended that Father's Day become a national holiday. President Johnson designated the third Sunday of June to be Father's Day in 1966. It was not until 1972 that President Nixon instituted Father's Day as a national observance.

We are looking forward to a great Father's Day but it's bound to be busy. So, if you want to treat Dad, why not bring him along this Sunday? lunchtime or evenings, we're not proud!

Booking advised - so give us a call on 01424 439080.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Marathon session!

We had a fabulous Sunday.

A number of our prize athletic specimens amongst the regulars joined in running Sunday's Hastings Half Marathon. After the race we entertained a healthy crowd of runners and supporters to lunch.

The race is one of the top half marathons in the country and really helps put Hastings on the map. We always go out of our way to welcome runners - and for those staying in town the night before, we have a good selection of pasta for that important carbo-loading!

If you're visiting the town for the race next year - or, if you're local, why not book in for your pre-race Dinner with Intimo?