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Sam's of Brighton

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
British, Bistro
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1 Paston Place | Kemp Town, Brighton BN2 1HA, England
+44 1273 676222
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Today
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 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
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Located on Paston Place in the heart of Kemp Town village, Sam's of...
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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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fabulous 2nd anniversary meal

We love going to Sam's. Every time never fails to amaze us with the quality of the food and the service. Four course meal and coffee just over £90 for two of us is an absolute bargain. Thanks Sam keep up the good work. Claire and AJ Antilles

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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221 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Went for a friends birthday (only 5 of us so nothing major) and from start to end it was pretty rubbish! Our starters didn't come until an hour after being there, our mains came (well most of them) fairly quickly after starters finished which was fine but 2 people got the wrong order! Then took 25 minutes for them to... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We love going to Sam's. Every time never fails to amaze us with the quality of the food and the service. Four course meal and coffee just over £90 for two of us is an absolute bargain. Thanks Sam keep up the good work. Claire and AJ Antilles

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Tel Aviv
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had a most memorable meal at Sam's. The food was delious, it was beautifully presented and the portions were generous. The drinks menu was comprehensive with some really unusual cocktails. The service was great and the deserts were to die for! And to top it all we got major discount with our Taste Card. Our tummies are very satisfied... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Really delicious Sunday lunch in a relaxed atmosphere. The food was absolutely gorgeous and presented beautifully. My only small compliant was our wine was left off our bill which we pointed out rather than just keeping quiet and not paying for. A nice gesture for this honesty would have been to only charge for half or offer a free drink... More 

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windsor, berkshire
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is my favourite restaurant in the UK. I always book when coming to visit my daughter in Brighton. The food is always superb, the food and bread is freshly made every day by the chef and the menu changes regularly. This is how good food should be, but rarely found. The wine list is good and very reasonably priced.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Dropped in on a Sunday evening with few expectations having chanced upon this place. Only had main course, Rib Eye, was cooked to perfection and put together as a very nice dish. Service was good (friendly and fuss free) and the restaurant had a relaxed atmosphere. We didn't have dessert but there were interesting choices on the menu (save for... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Excellent Sunday roast, lovely bread, food cooked to perfection and desserts (huge so maybe share sticky toffee pudding) fantastic. Great service. Lucky to get a table as called late. (Only complaint counter top under the floral display dusty and was next to our table)

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We travelled down from Norfolk for a Sunday dinner after hearing great things about Sam's and we certainly weren't disappointed. After trying the Kemptown Bandit's we were off to a great start, and the food that followed was fantastic (rilletes for starters, two beed roasts, steak and seabass for main and then the sticky toffee pudding, chocolate mousse and pear... More 

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London
Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We enjoyed our lunch at Sam's apart from a really unfortunate incident at the end which we'll put down to the inexperience of the staff. We were fans of Ollie from his time in Wimbledon & on a trip to Brighton, decided to try his new venture out. Very similar to what he'd been doing previously but more emphasis on... More 

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This was the second of a number of restaurants recommended by the hosts at the hotel where we were staying. It was a Saturday and when I phoned they said they were fully booked before saying they'd squeeze us in somewhere; we were given a table just inside the window looking out onto the street. Based on our experience I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Paston Place | Kemp Town, Brighton BN2 1HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 676222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 55
  • Cuisine: British, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?