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The Restaurant at Drakes

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44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
01273 696934
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Celebrating a friends birthday we ate in the private dining room . Kevin our waiter was very efficient and kept his sense of humour as our party descended into drunkenness .Well done Kevin x ! Food was nice , chef Hungarian I believe ? Our party enjoyed the night , especially the cocktails! 🍸

Thank Frenchfay
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful little hideaway restaurant in the Drakes Hotel. Sweet interiors -- lush, comfortable and nicely appointed. Great lighting and all tables are good! Enough room, which is hard to get in small restaurants in places like London and Brighton--this place was exceptional for a romantic evening--especially since after dinner you can take a stroll along the beach and... More 

Thank CocolovesLondon
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Five of us celebrated my son's graduation at The Restaurant at Drake's last night. It was memorable for all the right reasons. The food was imaginative and delicious and we appreciated the tasty little extras served between courses. The starter scallops were excellent, but then so was everything else. Difficult to pick highlights - my brill with clams was lovely,... More 

Thank kittywise
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with friends and we were all well-pleased. The menu was imaginative, the culinary skills excellent, and the service professional.

Thank Morris v
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was fairly basic , some dishes underseasoned and some dishes looked as if the chef was trying to hard. Pretty expensive also.

1 Thank honestsamuel
Peacehaven, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking forward to treating my wife to a fine dining experience and we were both left feeling like it was lacking. Scallops were great but out of a 3 course meal for 2 people that was the only dish that met expectations, and when paying good money for food you don't expect to find yourself saying that. The... More 

1 Thank danielgibson225
Brighton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Combination on the plate, had conflicting taste. Scallops were nice nothing to write home about with the cauliflower cous cous... A supplement of a further £3. And my partner had a fillet steak which had a supplement of £5. Was not enough.. Over priced, over rated. I expect one bag of lettuce feeds a hundred covers. Must be making a... More 

Thank w c
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must say that I did have high expectations regarding the restaurant. Over all the service was good for the price we paid £30 per head . We ordered the Sunday roast menu, the dishes were well presented but it did let me down for the lack of attention from the waiter who served us and for the quality of... More 

Thank Clerio09
Bordon, Hampshire. UK
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner for 5 was an amazing experience with an amuse bouche to savour the palate. My daughter and I had a starter of salmon ceviche with walnut and crab salad which was out of this world. Mother in law and wife had scallops with crab and prawns which they said was superb and my daughter's partner had a pork pate... More 

Thank Darryl P
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drakes remains one of our favourite Brighton restaurants since moving from London and enjoying some of the top restaurants there. Staff are always friendly and welcoming and the food has always been superb. Certainly a place to go for a special celebration or treat and they serve great cocktails too. We've visited both at lunch (when a special set menu... More 

Thank Jackie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$46 - $78
European, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: 01273 696934
Considered by many to be Brighton���s best restaurant, backed up by its status as the highest scoring local dining room in the Good Food Guide, The Restaurant at Drakes is an elegantly stylish setting for any occasion. Subtle lighting casts moody shadows across exposed brickwork and rich colours throughout the intimate dining room while Drakes��� cocktail bar offers airy sea views and excellent cocktails. The kitchen team insist on the best of ingredients, fresh and seasonal, including fish bought daily from local fishing boats, to create the excellent, refined menu that has earned the restaurant two AA rosettes. A special place, unpretentious in its warm atmosphere, it���s easy to see why The Restaurant at Drakes has such a reputation.

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