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Sam's of Brighton

1 Paston Place | Kemp Town, Brighton BN2 1HA, England
01273 676222
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Ranked #117 of 845 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: British, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Located on Paston Place in the heart of Kemp Town village, Sam's of Brighton is a stone's throw from the Brighton Pier and the Marina. Sister restaurant to Sam's of Sevendials in the heart of Brighton, this chic and elegant family-owned bistro - with an understated neutral colour scheme, wooden floors and deco-inspired lamps - is popular with a fashionable local crowd. Sam's serves classic yet creative dishes made from the finest seasonal ingredients, and the restaurant's award-winning menu features favourites such as the Shetland rope-grown mussels with spiced coconut, vanilla, and red peppers; roast rabbit loin served with soft polenta and savoy cabbage; and the rice pudding with blood orange for dessert. Sam's also has an excellent selection of both old and new world wines, many available by the glass and carafe. Sam's of Brighton was voted "Runner Up BEST UK NEWCOMER" by the Harden's Guide 2010.
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81% Recommend
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English first
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I am a local, and don't believe anymore to great restaurant in Brighton , but this restaurant left us with a good impression thank you for a brilliant evening we will come back...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Managed to fit us in on a busy Friday night , nice basic dining room, food was delicious and fresh ( if a little basic, more like brasserie style) , good value for money. If you want a good honest dining experience without any pretention then this is ideal.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We spent the week living at the Royal Alexandra Hospital as my little boy has been poorly - we went out for dinner to relax and took a punt on Sam's based on its location and the Michelin guide sign in the window really. We were really very happy with dinner, all the food was excellent, with more than a... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Consistently good food in a quiet neighbourhood of Kemp Town, used by locals. I go about twice a month, meeting up with friends, for a reasonably priced meal, served by friendly and attentative staff. The owner is savvy enough to tempt regulars with special offers each month, which is most appreciated, as another reason to visit more often. Food simply... More

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Brighton, UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Although the service was good the food was just not memorable. Perhaps because it was during the Kemptown carnival and the kitchen was over-stretched but none of the three of us were impressed.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Sams is the destination worth heading for. Not pretentious in anyway...bright airy with good friendly but not over familiar staff. Good menu choices, we ate quite late so a few had gone ( a good sign ? or bad inventroy management - I never know). Anyway our party of five lapped up everything on their plates and all seemed to... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

For a very reasonable price in a relaxed informal and friendly atmosphere, there is a fine selection of food using local produce cooked to perfection. We came here twice it was that good.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

First time there since it has become Sam's.which i think is 7 years! Food was very good and i thought good value, not too much but enough. Service was equally good and with a smile. Can't say i liked the draught Pilsner much. . Definitely recommend.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Always good, never had a bad meal in the last 2 years we have been going. They do great 2 course set menus as well as the main menu and specials board. Well worth visiting and we will be back soon

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I visited Brighton on Sunday to see a friend and we stumbled across Sam's by accident - so glad we did. First thing you notice the service is really great; friendly, efficient. It was pretty busy but they gave us a great table at the back without a reservation. Food is great; chicken liver parfait is creamy and rich in... More

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