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Northern Lights

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6 Little East St, Brighton BN1 1HT, England
01273 747096
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations
Description: NORTHERN LIGHTS - BRIGHTONScandinavian bar/restaurantNorthern Lights is a...
NORTHERN LIGHTS - BRIGHTONScandinavian bar/restaurantNorthern Lights is a one of a kind independent Scandinavian pub in Brighton. We serve delicious, healthy Scandinavian dishes.For drinks, we offer unique tastes such as fisherman's friend shots, licorice shots, mint shots, pine tar shots...! In addition to a TWO DOZENS of flavoured vodkas! We are working on introducing a wide range of exotic Scandinavian ciders.We have upstairs a FREE function room for birthdays, weddings and other private parties.For creative people, the upstairs also offers a FREE venue to hold exhibitions (photography, paintings, graphic design, miscellaneous...) Ask for more details.
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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Smorgasbord of Delight

Delicious Meatballs in mustard sauce...and a large helping of Herring, Gravadlax Rye Bread and various pickles and potatoe salads...

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
trish a
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

A fantastic bar if you want a crazy, quirky night. Although the food is decent, I would recommend this place more for drinks in the early hours. I love how unique it is and it's a real shame there aren't more places like it. The Icelandic white ale is great and the music is also good. It's also great for... More 

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Tucked in a corner just off the sea front, an atmospheric bar full of quirky characters. Gets very crowded at weekends but that's testament to its popularity!

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Really interesting food and great life music. Friendly staff made for a great evening. The Lady Birds were playing the night we visited and they were excellent.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Delicious Meatballs in mustard sauce...and a large helping of Herring, Gravadlax Rye Bread and various pickles and potatoe salads...

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Visited the pub with a few friends. Staff were very unfriendly. Ordered food and it arrived luke warm/cold and my food even had a couple of hairs in which were definitely not mine since I have no hair! We complained to the manager who was very rude and unhelpful and told us they never get complaints and we were just... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Very relaxed atmosphere, comfortable upstairs seating with a bit more space than in the bar area. Good choice of authentic food and drinks.

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Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Very quirky and with a great atmosphere, but there much lauded Scandinavian menu is distinctly overrated. Sadly the food here is as much about fashion as it is quality.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
210 reviews 210 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A Nordic bar/restaurant is a novel idea but this was a real find: thankfully the beer, while authentically Scandinavian, was not priced authentically as well! The knowlefgable bar staff know their ales and there is also a good selection of food on offer. Clearly popular, the bar looks from the outside like a fisherman's cottage but has extra seating upstairs.... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We arrived one Sunday night gone 11pm very weary and hungry after travelling back from France. We had tried to find somewhere to eat, but to no avail, so we decided to go into Northern Lights for a drink and asked if they knew of a 'Take-Away'. They apologised that their kitchen was no longer open, but if we fancied... More 

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We were taken here on a ghost walk to sample the fisherman's friend vodka shots - warms you up and clears the sinuses too. Next day we went back to sample the glocki (mulled wine) and mulled cider. Didn't eat but the menu looked good so will go back another day.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Little East St, Brighton BN1 1HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: 01273 747096

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, Scandinavian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

NORTHERN LIGHTS - BRIGHTONScandinavian bar/restaurantNorthern Lights is a one of a kind independent Scandinavian pub in Brighton. We serve delicious, healthy Scandinavian dishes.For drinks, we offer unique tastes such as fisherman's friend shots, licorice shots, mint shots, pine tar shots...! In addition to a TWO DOZENS of flavoured vodkas! We are working on introducing a wide range of exotic Scandinavian ciders.We have upstairs a FREE function room for birthdays, weddings and other private parties.For creative people, the upstairs also offers a FREE venue to hold exhibitions (photography, paintings, graphic design, miscellaneous...) Ask for more details.
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?