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Northern Lights

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European, Pub, Scandinavian
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6 Little East St, Brighton BN1 1HT, England
01273 747096
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12:00 pm - 2:00 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: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, 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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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 15
    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 Hidden Gem

Despite being quite close to the pier, it appears a lot of people haven't experienced the charm of Northern Lights and that is a shame. It is pretty unique in being an authentic Scandinavan bar (although if you happen to visit when the ice hockey is on, its clearly team Suomi). The service I have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Alexi M
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Kuhtai, Austria
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29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Can't say enough good things about this little place! I honestly think I'd be in all the time if I was living in Brighton. The decor is cosy and inviting while still eclectic and interesting. The menu is wide ranging incorporating known favourites (meatballs) to more specific dishes and smorgasbords. This kind of cooking is my absolute favourite, so I... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Despite being quite close to the pier, it appears a lot of people haven't experienced the charm of Northern Lights and that is a shame. It is pretty unique in being an authentic Scandinavan bar (although if you happen to visit when the ice hockey is on, its clearly team Suomi). The service I have had is normally quite friendly... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Came here on a night out with work colleagues. Cheap, high quality drinks and amazing food. Definitely worth a visit, especially silly if you're hungry. Ask for the Thors favourite, with meatballs and chips, washed down with a Tuborg.

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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This bar/restaurant is really brilliant. The overall feel of the place is really nice, the food is delicious and the drink options are endless! Definitely one of my fave places in Brighton!

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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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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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: European, 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?