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Sam's of Brighton

1 Paston Place | Kemp Town, Brighton BN2 1HA, England
01273 676222
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Ranked #118 of 880 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We visited Sam's on a Groupon Deal had never heard of it but glad we found out about it. We arrived at 6.30 and were the First people there a bit worrying but people started arriving shortly after. The service was very good fast & effecient. The menue not vast but adequate & we both thoroughly enjoyed our meal which... More 

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We went to Sam's for our New Year's Eve dinner. Arriving at 8.30 pm, we planned to have dinner before moving on pre-midnight. I suspect that had we stayed there would have been a very warm atmosphere at the turning of the year. The menu was a set one, at a fixed price. The single downside being that we weren't... More 

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kent
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123 reviews 123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We visited to celebrate my 60th birthday with family. The service was excellent and despite there being 9 of us all the delicious food was served together (it's amazing how many restaurants can't manage this!) We couldn't find anything to criticise and will definitely be re-visiting.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

It's Sunday of Christmas week, many places (such as 24 & Busby's) aren't bothering to open, but Sam's is, excellent! - a chance to return to somewhere I have a strange affiliation to. My wife and friends need to dragged here, I think the out of the way location and an average experience years ago still influences them - but... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My partner & I first visited Sam's back in 2013 and we thoroughly enjoyed it so went on will be back list. Do so last night it was even better. Despite Christmas Parties going on we had good quick attentive service throughout the evening. Could not fault a thing. Food was even better than last time plenty of it(well more... More 

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Having not visitd SAMs for quite some time, we were greatly impressed by the quality of the food and the service. The cod and beef cooked off 10 hours were particularly good and the restaurant had a great pre-Xmas feel. Service was polite and attendant and nothing could be faulted - goes into to the top 5

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London
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91 reviews 91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We went on a Sunday night so probably not the best time to test the place, but I did find the atmosphere a little wanting. The waitress did turn the intrusive music down - thank you. The service could have been a little warmer, but I enjoyed my meal, oysters, steak, cheese.

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We had Sunday lunch for 17 here and it was excellent. Food was good and service was effecient but friendly. The atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming. Would definitely come again.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Booked a table for two on Saturday night for our wedding anniversary. Arrived a few minutes late but wasn't a problem, we were seated at the very end of the restaurant which was, although the table was a four seater booth it was very cramped and I am tall, I asked if we could move and was shown straight away... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I wanted to book somewhere for a family dinner for relatives visiting from the USA. I was given the brief- choose somewhere 'REALLY nice'- and I have to say we weren't disappointed. From the perfectly mixed G&Ts as an aperitif to the coffee and petit fours which were all we needed after a very satisfying meal, I couldn't fault any... More 

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Additional Information about Sam's of Brighton

Address: 1 Paston Place | Kemp Town, Brighton BN2 1HA, England
Phone Number: 01273 676222
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
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
Cuisine: British, Bistro

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