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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
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
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...
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 11
    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
Fantastic

This was our first visit to Sam's and will certainly not be our last. The food was excellent and the service relaxed but remained professional. £24.50 for three exceptional courses on a Sunday lunchtime represented amazing value for money. Each course was extremely tasty and generous in portions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
pomegranateseaford
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seaford
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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211 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hove, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

First and last visit. We've been looking forward to trying Sam's, as the reviews are rather good and it often looks full. When we walked in for a late lunch on Sunday we thought we were lucky to be seated as "We hadn't booked, and we really should have booked." So we got the Awkward table (labelled by the waitress)... More 

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seaford
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to Sam's and will certainly not be our last. The food was excellent and the service relaxed but remained professional. £24.50 for three exceptional courses on a Sunday lunchtime represented amazing value for money. Each course was extremely tasty and generous in portions and we both agreed that overall the meal had been one of... More 

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Haywards Heath, nr Brighton
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I'm a little bit disappointed. We got a GroupOn deal for 2 mains and 2 starter, which we used on a quarter filled restaurant on a Thursday night. The starters arrived before our wine did, which already started things off badly. I also got the wrong main delivered, though I accepted it anyway. Food was delicious but it was missing... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Currently sat hugging my full belly but still wondering why I didn't get a desert! The food here is delicous and is served in the perfectly laid back ambience where you wouldn't feel it too fancy to bring your kids while still giving off the vibe for an impressive date night. The venison burger starter caused many a tasty groans... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Food was ok but took far too long for a half empty restaurant. To order side sauces and wait for an age seems silly as well. Service is average and menu looks cheap n nasty. Sams has gone down hill in my humble opinion. I will not be going back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Food good except my little girls she had pasta very bland had to wait 10 min for mustard to go with my steak told by waitress who was nice she had to go downstairs for it orderd olives waited and waited then came with our starters shame just feel that they let silly little things happen that spoil it

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London, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Such a great place for a lovely meal. As a vegetarian the food was amazing. The atmosphere was lovely and the service was great. We will be back the next time we visit Brighton!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I went to this restaurant with my partner for lunch on Friday 13th February having been treated by my son for a gift The restaurant is full of atmosphere with a laid back ambience The photos on the wall show the history of this restaurant in a wonderful manner The food is well presented and excellent The rib eye steak... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We visited Sam's last year for valentines so decided to book again. Once more a lovely meal, especially loved the Baked Alaska being flambéed at the table. The waitresses were all very attentive, great service and food all round. Can't wait to return, won't leave it a year this time though.

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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We moved to Kemptown recently and have been looking forward to being able to walk to our local restaurants. Sam's was our first outing and we were not disappointed. The waitress was welcoming and knowledgeable. The food was excellent and the service was speedy. The starter portions are fairly generous and would do well for a light lunch on their... 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

  • Cuisine: British, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?