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The Restaurant at Drakes

44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
01273 696934
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Ranked #70 of 845 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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English first
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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 NEW 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 NEW

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 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Santa Cruz, Chile
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I have eaten here several times over the last few years. Every time I am in Brighton I have at least one meal here. The executive chef Andy Mackenzie is a master in the kitchen. he also plates his dishes superbly. works of art plated on slate. his fish dishes are amazing as well as some fantastic desserts. the service... More

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London
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Wished there were more vege options which let it down a little for me but lovely intimate but not intrusive service and great food. Loved the souffle too. Really do recommend.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Visited on Saturday 13th September for dinner, fantastic meal and lovely friendly staff. We can't wait to go back. Thank you Drakes restaurant team.

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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Very attentive staff. Really good food. Nice space. A good choice for Sunday lunch. Can't wait for an excuse to go again...

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