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The Restaurant at Drakes

44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
01273 696934
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Ranked #53 of 839 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $46 - $78
Hours:
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Considered by many to be Brighton���s best restaurant, backed up by its status as the highest scoring local dining room in the Good Food Guide, The Restaurant at Drakes is an elegantly stylish setting for any occasion. Subtle lighting casts moody shadows across exposed brickwork and rich colours throughout the intimate dining room while Drakes��� cocktail bar offers airy sea views and excellent cocktails. The kitchen team insist on the best of ingredients, fresh and seasonal, including fish bought daily from local fishing boats, to create the excellent, refined menu that has earned the restaurant two AA rosettes. A special place, unpretentious in its warm atmosphere, it���s easy to see why The Restaurant at Drakes has such a reputation.
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Brighton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. The fillet of beef and the praline soufflé were to die for! In my opinion it is the best restaurant in Brighton.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The food at Drakes is amazing. The scallops were perfect and the three kinds of pork a brilliant combination. The service was exactly right for this kind of restaurant. The only negative was the scented candles in the bar upstairs which were not to our taste. This was not an issue in the restaurant.

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derbys
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

If this helps. We were there last week and had booked as potentially the best in Brighton. Price is reasonable, service fine etc. Slightly off the beaten track for tourists but never mind. So guys, and just to our taste the starters and mains good enough but a little more seasoning? No real complaint, just our taste. But the deserts... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Absolutly delicious food and wine. Very profesional servis, friendly staff. Highly recomended. Looking forward to came again.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

We had read the amazing reviews and we were not disappointed. Lovely setting, very attentive staff and the food was some of the best we have ever had. 3 courses ended up being 6 thanks to 'extra bits' sent out for us to try. Good selection of wines with plenty of half bottles. 'Happy Anniversary' on the plate with the... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We visited Drakes for my husbands birthday. We chose to have the 5 course tasting menu and it was fabulous. Every course was wonderful, extremely tasty and well presented. The staff were very professional while at the same time very friendly and welcoming. The choice of wine was superb. We will definitely visit again the next time we are in... More

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London, UK
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66 reviews 66 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Easily the best restaurant in Brighton. Service, food, atmosphere ... everything just works. Staff is knowledge of its product. Menu is seasonal, favouring local products where possible. Atmosphere is casual elegant, not stuffy or formal at all. In my opinion there is no other restaurant in Brighton better than this. Its the way it should be if you like good... More

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Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Each dish delicious & wonderful, interesting wines. Friendly, lovely staff. Breakfast also very good with super staff again.

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Fantastic food, amazing quality and service is second to none - best service ever received a restauraunt from the female waitress also. Can't wait to go back

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Chessington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Fabulous!!!! We had a tasting menu with wines, it was just perfect! and the bar makes great cocktails!

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