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Sam's of Brighton

1 Paston Place | Kemp Town, Brighton BN2 1HA, England
01273 676222
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Ranked #119 of 844 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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Kristiansand
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I went to this restaurant with a friend to take my mind off some bad news, and we could not have made a better choice. Sam's was in the book of recommended restaurants in our hotel, and we were quite surprised to find a restaurant in that location, it seemed mainly like a residential area. The decor is so interesting,... More

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My partner and I thought we'd give this a try because of five years' Michelin stickers and overall favourable reviews. It was a no-pressure night as we were one of only two tables of two. We opted for the "set menu" (available 6 - 7 pm) which had two choices of starter, two of mains and an optional off-the-carte pudding.... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Hi are Sunday dinner here with my husband and friend, I had rare beef and my hubby had duck. The service was good, friendly relaxed atmosphere, good menu choice. I may have scored higher but the rare beef was quite tough in places and it needed a sharper knife really. In all honesty I never asked for a different knife... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
458 helpful votes 458 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Have just returned from an excellent extended Sunday lunch - and continue to be amazed by the quality / value balance that SAMs delivers time after time - this was visit number 6 or 7 over the last 9 months. Good quality fresh food ,lovely service - sensible wine list and importantly very consistent . In short this is a... More

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brighton
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I've had a good Sunday lunch here twice in the past few weeks. Good food, nice relaxed ambience, and very competitive prices.

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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
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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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Copthorne
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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
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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