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The Restaurant at Drakes

44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
+44 1273 696934
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“amuse bouche” (20 reviews)
“tasting menu” (19 reviews)
“souffle” (10 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
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11 - 20 of 435 reviews

Reviewed July 24, 2017

Visited this with friends, really enjoyed the ambiance of both the bar and the restaurant, tables not too close together, tables laid with linen, attentive and friendly staff and great food.

1  Thank dsl966
Reviewed July 21, 2017

The taster was very welcome and delicious - smoked mackrel. Husband had lamb and I had beef. The flavours were out of this world and all was cooked beautifully. Desserts so tasty - the cherries in Kirsch "wow".

1  Thank EssexMasons
Reviewed July 18, 2017

After 2 hours in this restaurant, we had an amuse bouche, a lot of bread, wine and two courses. The extended time between anything happening became an issue and spoiled the evening. We were shown immediately to our table then waited about 10 minutes before...More

1  Thank Heather M
Reviewed July 17, 2017

We spent the day in Brighton and decided to have lunch at Drakes as a birthday treat. And what a treat! Delicious food . Efficient and friendly service . A thoroughly enjoyable experience . Will return.

1  Thank jayjayl17
Reviewed July 8, 2017

We stayed in Brighton for two nights and chose to eat at Drakes because it appeared to be good. Our experience exceeded all our expectations. The bar staff were welcoming and the cocktails were superb. The restaurant is a lovely design, spacious and comfortable. The...More

Thank Smiler037
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our first time visit very much. Nice little dining room followed by excellent food imaginatively presented. Our waiter was very helpful and at pains to explain any aspect of the menu we did not understand and engaged with us just enough without being intrusive....More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed June 25, 2017

As we had booked to stay at the hotel we thought we'd give the restaurant a try. We managed to get a cancellation and were shown to very comfy seating. The service was good, the music was nice and the wine tasted great (though at...More

Thank T4Nina4
Reviewed June 19, 2017

We were greeted at the bar by lovely cool beer (both if us had curious brew and it was amazing). Children had some juice cocktails. The view from the windows was lovely. You could imagine yourself somewhere in spain or greece. :) Restaurant service and...More

1  Thank Lucy N
Reviewed June 16, 2017

My husband, myself and a friend had lunch there Wed.14th June and had a delightful lunch - two of us had sea bream which was delicious and beautifully cooked. Friendly welcome and excellent service. Will certainly go again.

Thank 540patricia
Reviewed June 13, 2017

Evening meal. - the only thing missing from a 5 star review as the lack of atmosphere, - but could not fault the quality of the food or the service - it was a lovely evening that was not rushed. Somebody has clearly spend a...More

Thank Ian916
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May 5, 2017|
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Response from Richard H | Property representative |
Hi qatarexpats15 Primarily our parking is for drakes hotel guests only, we have 15 car spaces for 20 bedrooms. It is worth giving us a call on the day you are dining and if it looks like we have spaces available, our... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$27 - $81
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:45 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: +44 1273 696934
  • E-mail
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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