We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 880 Brighton Restaurants

Riddle and Finns

Arch 139, Brighton bn1 1hb, England
01273 821 218
Improve this listing
Ranked #57 of 880 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $99
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar, Oyster Bar
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

876 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We hadn't booked, Nigel kindly phoned me when a table became available. The seating arrangements are quirky and really work. The atmosphere is vibrant and the décor uncomplicated. Our server was Calina, there is somebody who loves there job, such a joy to be looked after by her. The food, where do you start! We had a mix of some... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brentwood, Essex
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Our meal in the seafront restaurant didn't disappoint in terms of the high quality of the seafood. Our starters of rock oysters and mussels were excellent. My partner had the fish of the day (lemon sole) which was extremely fresh (if lacking in any extras other than a bit of salad garnish), whilst I had the sea bass with cauliflower,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Had an exceptional meal at the seafront restaurant, Riddle and Finns. The restaurant is housed within an arch right on the seafront. It is lovely inside with well judged dim lighting and rustic themed decor. It oozes effortless class, perfect for a date and in no way snobby. The menu reads exceptionally well. Every possible seafood dish I could think... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Our first floor, window table overlooking the sea was a great place for lunch on a wild and windy Saturday in January. We were immediately welcomed by the charming maître d' and service throughout was great. My pan fried fillet of sea bass with cauliflower puree, roast pumpkin, grilled langoustine, steamed kale and crustacea sauce was okay, albeit that the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

After a nice weekend in Brighton we had the fish and chips cravings and stumbled upon the Riddle and Fins 2, which is on the beachfront. There is a really nice upstairs where you can enjoy a perfect view of the stunning sunset (whenever you get that in south England). We had oysters, and they offered 4 different varieties, excellent.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I took my brother for a trip to Brighton Lanes between Christmas and New Year. ( He lives in Gloucestershire) After we explored the area we were just about to walk up North Street to the main shopping area when we discovered the Riddle and Finns. The chalk board caught our eye for a set menu which was reasonably priced... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brighton, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is my favourite restaurant in Brighton. Whilst it serves delicious fresh food, it isn't necessary to spend a fortune to have a really good quality meal that doesn't have to cost the earth. The waiting staff are very professional and know their menu. The atmosphere is informal. You can't book in advance here but put your name down on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you want fast food, then go to McDonalds. All the food is cooked to order. You cannot book a table so if you want to guarantee a seat get there early. If it's full they will take your mobile number and off you go into the Lanes and have a cocktail or two and then you'll receive a text... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

we stayed overnight for work and the reviews seemed amazing. it was 2 mins from our hotel so we paid a visit.. luckily we got there before 7pm which meant we got to have the 2 course special for a reasonable price. the restaurants pretty and cosy elegant candles nice seats yet not prentitious or too traditional. we had mussels... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Just the most amazing meal. We went for the most dramatic meals and were not disappointed. The staff were just wonderful and even though we had to wait on the waiting list for 2 hours it was SO worth it!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Riddle and Finns also viewed

Brighton, Brighton and Hove
Brighton, Brighton and Hove
Brighton, Brighton and Hove

Been to Riddle and Finns? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Riddle and Finns staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?