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The Restaurant at Drakes

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44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
01273 696934
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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Considered by many to be Brighton���s best restaurant, backed up by its...
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 153
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Exquisit food and lovely staff

We celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary with lunch at The Restaurant at Drakes. I booked a couple of weeks in advance but the restaurant was quiet as it turned out. The staff were very welcoming, very attentive but allowed us enough time to rest between courses. our waitress Radka, couldn't have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
David J
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East Sussex, United Kingdon
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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239 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
East Sussex, United Kingdon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary with lunch at The Restaurant at Drakes. I booked a couple of weeks in advance but the restaurant was quiet as it turned out. The staff were very welcoming, very attentive but allowed us enough time to rest between courses. our waitress Radka, couldn't have been lovelier. And then there was the food. Fantastic,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Very good food served by attentive staff. A must go to dining room. Enjoy an inventive cocktail in the bar before hand

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We arrived early on a Friday evening having not booked and, unsurprisingly, there were no tables left as they were booked up. As a result we had a cocktail upstairs to see if anyone cancelled as we were in no rush. The cocktails were AMAZING - creative, interesting, and delicious and the service was excellent. Whilst we were on our... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My Wife took me here for my Birthday and it was without doubt one of the best meals I have had in a long time. Small intimate place with just enough tables to feel comfortable without feeling overpowering likes some places. The staff were so attentive without being too pushy. The food was a delight, all fresh and cooked to... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

A very good family lunch. All the food was excellent, as was the service. The restaurant was also full and buzzy. Thank you.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The best meal we have ever had! And the wine was lush also! 3 course meal at a great value price especially for the superb quality.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Went for my wife's birthday and what a treat. Service was excellent and the food and variety really good. I thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Good food and wine, as expected from a fine dining restaurant. Cocktail bar was very nice too. Friendly staff. Would return.

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Brighton
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was a date night for us but frankly, if I was mad enough to turn down the opportunity of a meal here, I think my husband would come on his own! The food is great, you get all sorts of extras - tonight the salmon roulade appetiser was wonderful and deserved to be a starter - you are never... More 

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92 reviews 92 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We came here for my daughter's birthday treat and were not let down. There is a set lunch menu for £20 for two courses or £25 for three, and the a la carte menu is also set at £29.50 for two courses and £ 39.50 for three. We plumped for the a la carte and I had the Scottish langoustine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: 01273 696934

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 46 - 78
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
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

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