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The Restaurant at Drakes

44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
01273 696934
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Ranked #88 of 844 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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Northampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went for the tasting menu and weren't disappointed. Staff were friendly and attentive and the service efficient. The cocktail upstairs were very nice and the bar area cosy. The food was lovely and I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We ordered the 6 course menu at the drakes restaurant and the food was cooked to perfection! The staff were professional, friendly and certainly had knowledge of the menu that they were serving. I would highly recommend dining at Drakes

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Attended a wedding meal at this restaurant and really can't fault it. Food was wonderful and service was excellent. All the staff were pleasant and helpful and wine was topped up throughout the evening without intrusion. Food was very tasty and well presented. My toddler was also well looked after and her meal was perfect. We stayed late into the... More

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Villepot
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I had booked a month or so in advance and the reservation was handled efficiently with relevant requests having been noted when I rang to confirm. After cocktails in the bar and enjoying the sea view in the evening light, we moved downstairs to eat. The basement dining room is cosy with probably a maximum of 40 covers. The centre... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My wife, I and her 93 year mother went to this restuarant as wedding guests of our neice recently. The meal was sumpuous and gormet with a capital G. I have never tasted such mouthwatering scallops or lamb that melted in the mouth as these disheswere. They were beautifully presented and graciously served. Without a doubt one of the best... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Fab restaurant, great service, wine was delicious, but the steak was the best. A whole copper pan of béarnaise and just the right amounts of everything. The steak itself for so tender and perfectly cooked. Treat yourself!

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Bitterne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My Daughter, who is a catering student, had sourced out this restaurant in Brighton for our stay, well what can we say! The food was amazing, the staff were equally amazing, couldn't do enough for you, my Daughter spoke to one of the staff and he was so enthusiastic and helpful she is excited on her journey!

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Worthing
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was so disappointed with the meal tonight. Having read good reviews I chose to come here for my birthday. It is certainly over rated. The atmosphere and smell of cooking on entering the dingy basement restaurant was off putting. I was looking forward to the advertised tasting menu but when reading it I realised that it was not a... More

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