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The Blue Man

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African, Bar, Mediterranean, Tapas
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8 Queens Road | BN1 3WA, Brighton BN1 3WA, England
+44 1273 726003
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Today
10:00 am - 12:00 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
  • 87
    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
Great, quirky, Algerian themed pub/resaurant in middle of town

Stopped here for a quick drink on the way to the station. Although there are no real ales on draught, there is a varied choice of bottled ales and everything else you could think of including some very refreshing mint tea! There is an interesting bar in the basement too. Looking forward to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
JohnnyGPortsmouth
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Portsmouth
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Portsmouth
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Stopped here for a quick drink on the way to the station. Although there are no real ales on draught, there is a varied choice of bottled ales and everything else you could think of including some very refreshing mint tea! There is an interesting bar in the basement too. Looking forward to coming back to try the food.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

But in a very nice way... Be daring, delve beneath the surface - you will not be disappointed, I'm sure. Happiness is here. Enjoy!

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Noth East
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

They served an ecolectic mixture of food, lat October when i was in town for a conference. North African food at its best, great atmosphere and great place with excellent staff

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We went there for lunch. BEST FOOD EVER, delicious and varied. Lamb sausages that came with a lovely salad, cheese dumplings (that came with an amazing sauce!), and vegetable tajine. All great! then grilled banana for dessert that was just superb (it had a hint of orange zest and ginger was really incredible). Staff was friendly, nice atmosphere. Looking forward... More 

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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 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
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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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 

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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, Bar, Mediterranean, Tapas

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?