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The Blue Man

8 Queens Road | BN1 3WA, Brighton BN1 3WA, England
+44 1273 726003
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Ranked #30 of 856 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $39
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 2:30 am
Cuisines: African, Mediterranean, Tapas, Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Blue Man is a relaxed and informal Cafe-Bar with North African flavour. You can pop in for coffee (best in town!), Amazing selection of tea, a lovely wine list or a bit of food if you're hungry. We're chilled and informal and will make you feel very welcome. In the evening we host live events, acoustic nights, dancing, DJs and parties. Pop downstairs and feel a world away from the hustle and bustle in a haven that's a home away from home...
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Everything here is organic and free range - they make great coffee and the interior is beautifully designed in a moroccan comfy style. I came here in the evening to listen to some live music downstairs in the basement - it is quite small so it felt private and the atmosphere was lively and fun - great for a chilled... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We visited The Blue Man for lunch back in October & I must apologise for the length of time it’s taken me to write a review. The décor is a fantastic mix of eclectic very colourful North African. We discussed the menu with the waitress & decided on the Kemia (Tapas) plate which is a choice of smaller sized portions... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Only a small place on the main drag to/from the station, part North African, part tapas. We called in early to book for the evening, they said they don’t do bookings but they would make an exception for us! Maybe they thought we were way over the usual age range of students and young professionals! Sure enough that evening the... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Came upon this place on my way to the station, small, amazing inside, staff brilliant and the food looks stunning, I managed to have a snack of chips with chilli dip home made proper food. Oh and two bottles of Newcastle BrownAle Will definitely go back

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Ate here Monday evening whilst in Brighton for a conference. There were 8 of us. The restaurant is quite small, so we were perhaps lucky to get in at short notice, but it was a Monday. Really nice relaxed atmosphere. Took up the waitresses suggestion of mixed platters to all share, and ended up ordering 6 in total, which was... More

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Northamptonshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We only had time to stop in for a tea and a beer, but it made us want to come back to this cafe/restaurant again in the near future. It was very atmospheric, great choice of tea, coffee and things stronger.....and just a really nice, laid back friendly place to stop off.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I don't want to be harsh as the staff are delightful and the venue quite outstanding. But this is predominantly a review for the food. Frankly, I don't mind placing my own order and paying first (though it feels a bit like Nando's) and we cleared much of the tables ourselves. This is not an issue. When the staff are... More

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jwdBrighton, Owner at The Blue Man, responded to this review

Hi there We are really glad you like our great staff so thank you for that compliment and your feedback. To respond to your other comments; we've said it before and we'll say it again, if there is an issue with something, please tell us on the night so we can fix it. We are a bar, not a restaurant... More

Brighton, England, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I never normally write reviews on Trip Advisor - but I thought after our experience at Blue Man, we had to. The staff were extremely friendly and very accommodating, despite the fact it was very late at night and they still gave us food. The food itself was well priced and incredibly tasty. Blue Man is a great place with... More

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jwdBrighton, Owner at The Blue Man, responded to this review

Wow thank you so much for your review and for taking the time to write it. Your words mean a lot to us and have been passed to our team so they are recognised for their efforts, we do take a lot of pride in our service. Hopefully see you again and thanks once more for the lovely review! More

Scotland
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Limited menu but good food with a range of flavours from the African continent and great atmosphere. Really good value, in fact cheap for Brighton, and great service..

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jwdBrighton, Owner at The Blue Man, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate you taking time to write something nice about us. Just wanted to add that we're not a restaurant, more a cafe-bar which is why you may have found our menu to be limited. Our focus is on all areas as opposed to just food but again, so glad you enjoyed yourself and... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Had to try the blue man... so glad I did... quirky decor... but very friendly staff and spoke abouy the food ...give it a go

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jwdBrighton, Owner at The Blue Man, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a good time and enjoyed yourself! Thank you for writing such a lovely review, we hope to see you again soon! More

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Additional Information about The Blue Man

Address: 8 Queens Road | BN1 3WA, Brighton BN1 3WA, England
Phone Number: +44 1273 726003
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:30 am
Average Prices: USD 2 - 39
Cuisine: African, Mediterranean, Tapas, Bar

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