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Riddle and Finns

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Bar, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Arch 139, Brighton bn1 1hb, England
01273 821 218
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Now open on the beachfront – Riddle & Finns II is the sister restaurant to...
Now open on the beachfront – Riddle & Finns II is the sister restaurant to the highly acclaimed Riddle & Finns in The Lanes.
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    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 42
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great location for food (good value) + people watching (free!)

They have, I believe, two restaurants in Brighton, one in The Lanes - we ate on the seafront in what was 'Due South' before they took over. We had Brighton scallops + daily special local sea bream, both were clearly very fresh, well-prepared and really good value (avoid things like Dover sole... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
John t
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Guildford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

They have, I believe, two restaurants in Brighton, one in The Lanes - we ate on the seafront in what was 'Due South' before they took over. We had Brighton scallops + daily special local sea bream, both were clearly very fresh, well-prepared and really good value (avoid things like Dover sole unless you must have it, as, at £35... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Fav restaurant in Brighton, but we only ever go on Saturdays. Something was up with Friday - they seemed under-staffed without the usual slick Maitre D, and our mains took twenty minutes for a dish that takes five to cook. Shame.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

A fabulous find for sea-food lovers with a good wine list. Every one of us tried something different and every dish went down well

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We go here quite a lot, the atmosphere is buzzing the whole time. We went for lunch with our two sons and they just loved it. It's high marble tables and lovely candles add to this fish resturant

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Shifnal, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Not every one like sea food, I love it and will bypass loads of fine eateries to sample the delights of the sea, if well executed such foods are my delight. Better still to be able to share this wonder with someone else, perhaps who feel as passionate about well crafted grub as me. This trip to Riddle and Finns... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Everything and anything is good here. And Nigel makes the experience epic. Lobster Thermadore delicious. What's the difference between Lemon Sole and Dover Sole? Nigel says about £10! The starers are divine. The wine list is short but of good quality. The chefs are precise and the Brighton Laines restaurant has loads of character but if you want a beach... More 

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Brighton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Always been delighted with the service, food and drinks at Riddle and Finns. Great for a romantic or family meal, just a great atmosphere. Highly recommend this for seafood lovers.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We eight ladies ate there on Saturday evening in their private dining area. We were greeted with a very warm welcome and shown to our table. The staff are so friendly and helpful. Food was fantastic, we only had mains as we had had a late lunch but even so were in the restaurant for two and a half hours,... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Four of us dined here at the Beach restaurant.. The service was excellent from start to finish. We had 3 courses and they were all well cooked and presented. Will be returning when in Brighton next

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

After spending several days in Paris we took the train over to the UK to visit with family and got in around lunchtime. We decided to wander around the lanes and find a place that looked good to grab a quick bite before meeting up with family later for dinner. We popped in here since it looked good and not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Arch 139, Brighton bn1 1hb, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: 01273 821 218

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 99
  • Cuisine: Bar, Seafood, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

Now open on the beachfront – Riddle & Finns II is the sister restaurant to the highly acclaimed Riddle & Finns in The Lanes.
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

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