Tern is your destination for British-inspired dining at its finest. 

We take pride in sourcing the highest quality seasonal ingredients from British growers and suppliers, ensuring our dishes are not only delicious but also sustainably sourced.

Johnny’s menus change frequently, reflecting the changing seasons and the best produce available 

Our approach to service is laid-back yet professional. There’s no need for dress codes or formalities here, just book your table, kick back, and let us take care of the rest. 

Our goal is to provide you with a memorable dining experience in a unique setting.


“My inspiration comes from the changing seasons and the relationships I have built with all our suppliers and producers. Witnessing the dedication, passion, and hard work that goes into the creation of their products, be it wine and spirits or fish and cheese, is truly inspiring. These are the stories that I love sharing with our guests. 

In an effort to elevate the experience of our guests, I have made a conscious decision to use only UK-based produce in our restaurant. Despite being a small island, we are blessed with a bountiful selection of high-quality artisan ingredients that are easy to transport within it.   After a short conversation with a farmer or supplier about what’s best on that day, then in less than 24 hours, I have that produce in my kitchen, ready to be transformed into something special. This has led me to expand my definition of “local” to encompass the entire UK, enabling me to create dishes that are uniquely British. 

For me, fine dining is not just about expensive ingredients like lobster, truffles, and caviar. It’s about the magic that can be created with simple ingredients like cauliflower or peas. Transforming something familiar into something extraordinary is what excites me the most about cooking. I believe that the story behind each dish is what makes it truly special and I am honored to share this with our guests.”

Our Menus

Our menus change frequently, reflecting the ever changing seasons and the best produce availible.

  • 5 Course Tasting Menu
  • 7 Course Tasting Menu
  • Sunday Brunch Menu


“It’s truly an honour to have the chance to open our own restaurant in such a prominent, beautiful, and beloved location. The space itself is stunning, and I’m incredibly excited to make this iconic landmark our home and contribute to its rich history.

The pier holds a special place in Worthing, serving as a constant backdrop to the vibrant high street and shifting tides. It’s been a significant part of our family’s life, as I’m sure it has been for many others. With Tern, we aim to pay tribute to its importance by crafting an unforgettable experience for our guests.”