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Koba Bar & Bistro

135 Western Road, Brighton BN1 2LA, England
01273 720 059
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Ranked #316 of 839 restaurants in Brighton
Price range: $26 - $43
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A name which falls easily from the lips of just about any in the know Brighton resident, Koba Bar and Bistro is the perfect place for relaxed restaurant dining, lazy breakfasts and, quite simply, enjoying the chilled out Brighton lifestyle. Born from a previously smaller bar, the award winning Koba Bar and Bistro is now a thriving hive of dining and drinking activity, offering three coolly sophisticated bars, a spacious bistro and private dining rooms too, not to mention chichi pavement dining. Koba���s modern but unpretentious look is beautifully understated, put together using tactile, warm materials and focusing as much on comfort as on style. Fully intending to make diners feel good, Koba���s menus are very much influenced by the Mediterranean, offering a range of brunch, lunch and dinner options as well as ever changing blackboard specials. Equally as important is Koba���a drinks list. Known for its cocktails this great bar also provides the best of old and new world wines and a variety of beers.
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I visited Koba on Saturday lunch with my son and a friend. Very friendly staff and the portions are huge, very tasty. A couple of things went wrong: the high chairs do not have the waist harness which consequently means that are not useful at all for very young children! I had to keep my little one on his pushchair... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Have started to go to Koba for breakfast - especially if I want to catch up with friends. Good also to gain strength before tackling Waitrose! Menu is varied - from croissants or toast to the full English. It has a good atmosphere and warmth which is lacking in chains - and is larger than the coffee places. Really enjoy... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

It's a shame the service here was so terrible, as the cocktails were lovely. Staff insisted on table service but took ages to serve us. In the end we went and stood at the bar and served ourselves - even that took ages (had to point out glasses to the bar staff!). Would have understood if the bar had been... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This cocktail making class was organised for my sisters hen party,staff where great and we all had a fab time!

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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have had cocktails (and food) here before so I knew they were good before i planned to do a cocktail making class for my birthday. When i enquired they were very responsive and they had a good plan for the 2 hour session which made me even more confident to book my party of 11 with them. We arrived... More

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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

We've been before for drinks and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. My fiancée wanted to do a cocktail masterclass for her birthday and saw that Koba do a master class, when she enquired they were extremely helpful and it was really easy to book it. We booked the class for 11 people at 4 we turned up they were very punctual in... More

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Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I took my staff to KOBA in December 2013 for our christmas party and we were not disappointed. We began the afternoon with a cocktail masterclass which was led by Tim (be sure to ask for him if he's available) and this with excellent. Everyone had so much fun and the cocktails were amazing. We then had a meal down... More

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This is a multi purpose venue, and while we've had drinks before we had never eaten at Koba before. Between us we had eggs benedict, eggs florentine and a full English. We ordered swiftly, and the quality of coffee was great (it's union coffee, and the milk was nicely steamed). The breakfast itself however was disappointing: each of us had... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

The place is quite nice and welcoming. The staff slow for the service but friendly. Good coffee and good selection of foodies. Nice place to have a chat whit friends.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

After looking around Brighton for a place to hold a Cocktail Making Class for my Mother-in-Law's 60th Birthday Girls Afternoon I found Koba and we were not disappointed. From making the initial booking to attending the class, everything ran smoothly. Our Bartender Tim was outstanding! So friendly, welcoming and ensured everyone had a great time. We had our own private... More

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