We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 844 Brighton Restaurants

The Restaurant at Drakes

44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
01273 696934
Website
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #52 of 844 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
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

213 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    136
    47
    20
    6
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The food in this place is amazing. We went for the 5 course meal and whilst it is not cheap at £55, I can highly recommend it. If you go for it, I suggest that you tell the waiting staff to only serve the next course when you are ready as the first 3 courses came in quick succession. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brighton, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Having looked forward to visiting this restaurant for a fair while we finally got a reservation for a Friday evening. The restaurant itself is located in the basement which actually makes for a cosy atmosphere but the tables are close together and the serving staff are challenged to move freely around the restaurant. We had been looking forward to enjoying... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Drakes is definitely somewhere to consider for a special night out. The food is very good; the clientele glammed up and the service is faultless - attentive, warm and not stuffy. Would recommend but deffo book as it was packed!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Visited on a Wednesday evening for a company meal and was not disappointed. Started the evening in the bar with probably the best Mojito I've ever tasted. The service from the bar staff was unhurried and the atmosphere relaxed. We were shown down to our table and ordered our starters and main courses. A surprise pre-starter then appeared consisting of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Surrey UK
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great breakfast menu and an amazing taster menu for dinner for 16 of us on the Saturday evening. There were several courses of exceptional quality food, expertly presented and served with panache and at times so unobtrusively that I lost track of the number of courses and the volume of wine consumed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brighton
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Guildford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
derbys
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Restaurant at Drakes also viewed

Brighton, Brighton and Hove
Brighton, Brighton and Hove
 
Brighton, Brighton and Hove
Brighton, Brighton and Hove
 

Been to The Restaurant at Drakes? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Restaurant at Drakes

Address: 44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
Phone Number: 01273 696934
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 46 - 78
Cuisine: European

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing