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Riddle and Finns

Arch 139, Brighton bn1 1hb, England
01273 821 218
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Ranked #53 of 876 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $99
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Now open on the beachfront – Riddle & Finns II is the sister restaurant to the highly acclaimed Riddle & Finns in The Lanes.Overlooking the beach & directly across the road from the Brighton Centre the restaurant offers the same selection of classic seafood dishes made from the freshest ingredients with the addition of some meat dishes for the non pescetarians.An al fresco terrace seats up to 40 guests while the restaurant itself seats 55, with a private dining room seating up to 10 covers, the new addition is the perfect place to enjoy a glass or two of bubbly with some freshly shucked oysters or a celebratory seafood banquet.Unlike the original Lanes restaurant the new beachfront branch does accept reservations & is available to hire for parties & corporate functions.
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London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Our first visit to this branch which is on the beach, it made for an interesting hair do trying to get to it on a windy rainy evening! But they take bookings which I don't think the Laines one does (could be wrong on this) hence coming here. As always fantastic food, the oysters were heavenly and my starter of... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Our second visit to Riddle and Finns - this time on the beach. The day we went for Sunday lunch it was wet and squally outside and we got blown most of the way there. What a comfort to get into the warm and enjoy the same great service and food as the town centre. Friendly unpretentious service, great food... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We were wandering through the Lanes (there is one in the Arches) and noticed the restaurant was busy even though it was 3.30 on a chilly winter afternoon. Decided to return there for our pre-concert meal and very glad we did. The "before 7pm" limited selection menu was great. Dishes were full of flavour (tastiest risotto ever), beautifully served (particularly... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

we were welcomed by Taio and taken to the table. He introduced us to Alex , she was very attentive , understood the menu content and cooking methods. Service was perfect.we really enjoyed the flavours , and I would definitely come back.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I have visited Riddle and Finn on a few occasions and have never been disappointed, the food is deliciously cooked and the atmosphere is the best !! I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you go to Brighton.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I dined at the lanes restaurant with two friends for a Saturday lunch. The restaurant is very informal and relaxed, with a great atmosphere. The staff were incredibly friendly, tactile and seemed to take great pleasure in good service. The food is 10/10. The best seafood I have eaten outside of the Maldives. I will be returning in the new... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We've walked past this restaurant many times and finally came in on a cold night. The place is immediately warm and welcoming both in the casual seating seating on bar stools and marble high tables, lighting and the staff. The waitress was amazing - we ended up taking her recommendations and she was friendly, helpful without being intrusive. The food... More 

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Ucluelet, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Fabulous meal. Communal bar stool type seating. We had clam chowder and chiopino - both were excellent. Service was very good. The people seated next to us had a huge combo seafood platter.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We ate here on a busy Saturday night. I would definitely advise booking as we couldn't get a table until 9.15. We were greeted warmly and offered drinks and menus whilst our table was prepared. Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer our queries regarding some of the items on the menu. It is always really nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Riddle and Finns restaurant sits at the beginning of the famous Lanes of Brighton, which is ideal for a break from shopping. The décor reminds me of the "Pie and Mash" shops of my youth, the walls are white tiled and the ample sized tables are at the height of a cocktail bar, with stalls to match. The atmosphere is... More 

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Additional Information about Riddle and Finns

Address: Arch 139, Brighton bn1 1hb, England
Phone Number: 01273 821 218
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 40 - 99
Cuisine: Seafood, Bar, Oyster Bar

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