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Northern Lights

$$ - $$$, European,
6 Little East Street, Brighton BN1 1HT, England
+44 1273 747096
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“meatballs” (11 reviews)
“burger” (11 reviews)
“falafel” (3 reviews)
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Bar, European, Pub, Scandinavian, Norwegian
$$ - $$$
6 Little East Street, Brighton BN1 1HT, England
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

This was the best pub in Brighton with the best burgers and great live music upstairs. Unfortunately they had to close down but I found the chef who was running the kitchen. She is now working at the Sidewinder so if you miss those amazing...More

Thank Klecska
Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

Whilst the pub is still an operating pub Northern lights ceased to exist in late 2016 a lovely pub that will be missed.

Thank RoquetQueen
Reviewed July 9, 2017

Sadly not there anymore; I use to love popping in to friendly staff and punters. Wonder where they've gone?

Thank satiate001
Reviewed December 22, 2016

After the 'Burning of the Clocks' parade we went to Northern Lights for a shot of flavoured vodka (always a favourite of ours), but also ventured to eat there for a change as I'd read some very good reviews of the food. We were more...More

Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Yes it's true! Vegan Scandinavian food, good beer and a cool little bar to boot. I know Brighton is full of many many vegan choices but this one really caught me out. I definitely wasn't expecting anything other than chips at the best and fresh...More

Thank Steve_Crawford2014
Reviewed November 9, 2016

Visited the pub on a Friday and all I can say is my wife won’t be going back as she only drinks wine and they don’t have any wine glass’s only tumblers, and the wine was awful, so supped up and went the girls only...More

Thank terry_sherwood
Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

Visiting Brighton with friends for work and came across this great place when looking for somewhere cosy for dinner and drinks. They sell the most amazing glogg, which warmed us up on a cold night! The Scandinavian menu had great choices and was excellent value...More

Thank essexgirl3
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

We chose this place for it's unusual cuisine and drinks. It looks more like a bar but the food was better than you find in many restaurants!! We had a fish platter and salmon on top of a vegetable rosti. We tried some of the...More

Thank sweatpea
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Brilliant new burger menu and same great friendly service and atmosphere. The burgers offer a nordic theme and are delicious and the staff were friendly and welcoming

Thank Rob V
Reviewed August 28, 2016

Went here with group of friends. Ordered a "Kulture Burger" and chips. My, what a dis organised rabble we have here. OK, I know it was a busy night, but we waited nearly an hour for our food to arrive. Bar staff were very friendly...More

Thank HungryJohn2016
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March 19, 2017|
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Response from RoquetQueen | Reviewed this property |
Hiya, it permanently closed in 2016.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $20
Bar, European, Pub, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Little East Street, Brighton BN1 1HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 747096
  • E-mail
NORTHERN LIGHTS - BRIGHTON Scandinavian bar/restaurant Northern Lights is a one of a kind independent Scandinavian bar and restaurant in Brighton! We serve delicious, filling, home-made Scandinavian dishes courtesy of Kitchen Kultur; from Swedish meatballs to flæsk (crispy pork belly), to roots fritters and falafel alongside a tasty range of burgers and light bites, we've got you covered! Look out for our special Sunday lunch menu too! Even the bread is baked right here :-) On the drinks menu you'll discover unique flavours in the form of fisherman's friend, licorice, mint and pine tar shots in addition to two dozen flavoured vodkas! We also have a wide range of exotic Scandinavian ciders, beers, herbals teas and coffees. All of our wine, save for one, is vegan. Upstairs we have a FREE function room for birthdays, weddings and other dining get togethers! For creative people, we also offer the upstairs as a free venue in which to hold exhibitions (photography, paintings, graphic design, miscellaneous...) simply ask at the bar or message us if you're interested!
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