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Riddle and Finns

Arch 139, Brighton bn1 1hb, England
01273 821 218
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Ranked #72 of 833 restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $99
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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We wanted to go here for Sunday brunch but no one answered the phone when we tried to book, but some friends came to visit and wanted fish for dinner and we thought we could give it a go. Luckily we went at a time when it wasn't too busy and were seated upstairs as it was really windy outside.... More

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit. We had an assortment of fish and steaks between us and every dish was excellent, the best ribeyes ever had. So friendly and helpful, and enthusiastic about the various dishes. Great service and attention to detail. Which made everything even more special as this night and the whole weekend in Brighton was a surprise celebration... More

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Doha, Qatar
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The sun shines and every one loves to be under those arches!! It was a busy day and a very polite lady took our number to call us when a table would be available outside. The staff were so attentive and professional and promptly took our orders. To start we shared the monkfish tempura, yummy and served on a slate.... More

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Luton
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137 reviews 137 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Stopped here on a day trip to Brighton as it had an outside seated area and as it was sunny, we thought we would make the most of the atmosphere. We were served with bread and several additions including garlic mayonnaise which is charged at a £1 per head which I thought was quite reasonable. We both had beautiful starters... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Visited Riddle and Finns at Arch 139 on a stunning sunny and hot Brighton lunchtime last week. Was very impressed with the attentive (but not pressing) service. Wonderful food had by all and will definitely return.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great location on the beach, with fantastic service, wonderful wine menu, with great seafood. Monkfish and Haddock were outstanding.

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14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

what more do you want....great fish ...good wine and a view of the sea ......sat outside and enjoyed amazing lobster and a fabulous dover sole. Friendly but not intrusive....this is our new regular beachside haunt. late afternoons are perfect as are early evenings......lunchtimes very busy and avoid if theres a big event at the conference centre....

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14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Lovely lovely lovely... Great food great location great staff .. and yes I did have a n ice meal .. I had razor clams to start .. YUM and then the crab in Singapore Chilli sauce which made everyone envious.. If ever you are on the seafront head to the restaurant and enjoy your time there.

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The first time we tried to eat here it was full and could not accommodate us. The next night we made a reservation but it was almost empty. The food was good and the service was fine. With few customers the atmosphere was not exciting.

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kent uk
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A big thanks to Nigel and his team who made us welcome. We sat outside as weather good, we ordered the razor clams for a starter to share ,they were very good and the sauce was great but the high light was the amazing Pan fried fillet of wild sea bass with gratin of potato gnocchi, sun blushed tomatoes olives... More

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