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Northern Lights

Certificate of Excellence
Pub, Scandinavian, Bar, European, Norwegian
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6 Little East Street, Brighton BN1 1HT, England
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here for drinks a couple of times and really liked the ambience with good music and friendly bar staff. This time we tried the food and the meatballs were really delicious. It was a limited menu as it was Pride but we now can't wait to go back to try the normal menu. Bar staff very knowledgable and... More 

Thank janereading62
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This meal was absolutely amazing and so tasty. It was reasonably priced, and I really really enjoyed it. I am definitely going back to this pub for another meal real soon. Thanks so much!

Thank Lisa G
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

I frequently visit the lights for a drink with mates and it has never failed to disappoint. The staff aren't just lovely but the soundest group of people I've met. The music is always on point, no generic rubbish and I find myself quite often being reminded of some great songs I had forgotten about. I usually shy away from... More 

Thank Stu C
Gothenburg, Sweden
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We wanted to relive our time spent in Nordics and visited this place to enjoy some meatballs. Food was not disappointing ....the decor was nice and typically Nordic .

Thank Ajay9252
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

The Northern Lights has a new chef and menu (now managed by a lovely woman named Kerri - Kitchen Kultur). I went with my friend for a traditional Sunday roast and I was blown away by how amazing the food was. It's going to become my go-to place for a Sunday lunch. I had the pork roast which came with... More 

Thank Yasminfletch
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to go here by another bar near by. The drinks at Northern Lights were nice (good vodka selection) but the service at the bar was poor (Friday, 6th May). We waited for an incredibly long time to order our (2) drinks. Whilst we stood there waiting the bar staff served friends / people they knew who were... More 

Thank Victoria C
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Shared a vegan platter with a friend and it was delicious and a bit different as well. The pickled mushrooms were out of this world. It's fantastic value for money, and you will not leave hungry! Even if you aren't vegan you should give the vegan burger a go, as well as the beetroot falafel. Make sure you go here!

Thank Amelia M
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a drink on a Friday evening with friends.It was busy and had a nice feel about it.Menu looks good too..must return!

Thank Gaynor E
Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Stumbled on this. Tucked at the end of the road near jury's inn.lots of music at night. Surprisingly good food, tasty, cheap , well presented and plated with care, good vegetarian options

Thank Andree W
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

I love this place! I've been a few times and the bar staff have always been super friendly. They have games upstairs. I played battleships for the first time, and won! The drink are cheap, although I'm used to London prices.

Thank Nicola I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $20
Pub, Scandinavian, Bar, European, Norwegian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
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: 441273747096
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?