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The Blue Man

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African, Mediterranean, Tapas, Bar
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8 Queens Road | BN1 3WA, Brighton BN1 3WA, England
+44 1273 726003
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Today
10:00 am - 2:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 2:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Blue Man is a relaxed and informal Cafe-Bar with North African...
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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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great service and variety of food

Came for a family show and ended up having a few nibbles too. Food was great, we had the platters and sausages. Children liked it as well, which is far from guaranteed normally!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Came for a family show and ended up having a few nibbles too. Food was great, we had the platters and sausages. Children liked it as well, which is far from guaranteed normally!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have walked past the Blue Man inboth of its previous locations over the years and never actually made it inside. Finally remedied this situation yesterday lunchtime and am kicking myself for not doing it sooner! We took our time choosing but we're not made to feel rushed despite the place beginning to fill up. The lady at the bar... More 

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Southwick, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Visited last night pre-show. The service was friendly and efficient. We really enjoyed the two courses and would certainly visit again. Very interesting décor.

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Sutton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The venue is a bar with scattered tables and chairs upstairs and downstairs couches with low tables for relaxed purposes The service is all bar service which is fine. The staff are friendly. The menu is diverse and delicious with a separate specials menu There is a nice selection of drinks both alcohol and non alcohol and we both felt... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a positive review, we really appreciate it. So glad you enjoyed the food and our open mic night and we look forward to welcoming you back. More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My boyfriend and I came here when he came to visit me at Uni. We're both from Belfast and were looking for a nice place to eat and the open windows attracted us. so funky inside, staff were so friendly. We got the tapas plate and were excited about every bite. So many different flavours and textures on one plate,... More 

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

thank you for your lovely review, we're really pleased you enjoyed the atmosphere and our food so much. We'll make sure all the staff get your feedback and look forward to seeing you soon. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Wanted to thank the staff (especially Rich and Jess) for looking after our group for our staff party! We had a great evening and were well looked after! I'm looking forward to coming back and trying the food!

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

so happy to have you here guys, we're glad you had a great time, all messages will be passed on... :) More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Last night we had a nice staff party at the Blue Man, the place itself is decorated a really nice way, with excellent music playing all night. We stayed longer than their opening hours and probably left some mess, however the staff was very nice, smiling all night long. I'd like to thank the first class service they provided. So... More 

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

thank you so much for leaving your review on here! So glad you had a good time - it was a pleasure looking after you all! :) More 

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We dined at The Blue Man about 10 years ago and the food was amazing. This was not the case recently. The food was cold and even after it came back it was very poor. The service was very slow too. The venue is great though and has a lovely ambiance but if you are expecting tasty authentic North African... More 

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

Dear Claire We are very sorry you felt our tagine on Saturday night was not good enough; when you complained, we replaced it for you and apologised. Unfortunately the 2nd & 3rd tagine were not up to scratch because of your apparent expertise in Algerian cuisine - where did you say you had studied? Do tell us about it, maybe... More 

Eisenach, Germany
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

...we stood at the bar whilst the staff had a chat with each other. After a few minutes we left. Maybe we'll try again sometime.

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

Dear Seb We're not sure why you hate the blue man so much but we've love to talk to you about it. Rather than continually leaving reviews on our trip advisor page that are completely untrue (you've been doing this for several months now), why don't you come in and talk to us? As you will see from the rest... More 

oxford, england
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I taken here by friend who was persuaded by the reviews. When we arrived I really wasn't convinced that it would be anything special. However, how wrong was I? The menu is very simple but works well. The food is absolutely incredible. One of the best meals I have ever had. Everything is home made and dare I say quite... More 

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

We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad you had such a great meal and enjoyed it so much! The fact that we're not a restaurant but you think we deserve to be your favourite makes us very happy! Thank you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Queens Road | BN1 3WA, Brighton BN1 3WA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 726003

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 38
  • Cuisine: African, Mediterranean, Tapas, Bar

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...
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

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