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The Lion & Lobster

$$ - $$$, ,
24 Sillwood Street, Brighton BN1 2PS, England
+44 1273 327299
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“lobster” (62 reviews)
“sunday roast” (58 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (13 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Gastropub, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
24 Sillwood Street, Brighton BN1 2PS, England
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11 - 20 of 746 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just had drinks here while we listened to the jazz band. The band plays in a corner near the bar area. We were across the room, but no problems hearing them. They were excellent. The restaurant doesn't accept Visa credit cards, so make sure...More

Thank Travelingtree
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten lots at the lion and lob and have noticed it's gone downhill substantially since it was taken over. Just paid £12 for a ploughmans that was overpriced and contained 3 bits of cheese. When I complained I was just told 'well that's it'....More

1  Thank februaryhove2012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sister's and I arrived on Brighton late one Friday evening in July. we walked around looking for somewhere nice to eat. It was late and we didn't have a booking made anywhere. We popped our heads into a few places but nothing took our...More

Thank babyflower
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked a table in the restaurant upstairs for dinner but we got there a little early so decided to sit in the bar area for a while. It's a great pub, very quirky with a nice ambience and a great mix of people. It...More

Thank Superbeeean
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Very friendly bar staff, we visited this pub 3 times as was just up the road from guest house we were staying..food was good especially the nachos! A nice local pub..

Thank janie_iles
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Bread rolls were stale and inedible. Main meals very average (sausages and mash that had spent far too long in the oven) and a strange combination of walnuts and fish. Waited 30 minutes for a dessert that never arrived so we cancelled that. Staff were...More

Thank johncthompson
Reviewed August 7, 2017

After a long night at the Brighton Pride, as a result of combining breakfast and lunch we had a nice Sunday roast here. We found the place by accident and the quirky hanging pub sign ( a lion and lobster playing in a band!!) drew...More

Thank TravellingNutter77
Reviewed August 6, 2017

Unfortunately the food did not live up to the promise. All rather bland and tasteless. The test of a good chef is how well a salad can be put together. A large bowl, over filled with spinach leaves with the odd lump of cold, soggy...More

Thank jaynetibbott
Reviewed August 2, 2017

We had a group booking for a celebration dinner in a private room but first looked around the lovely old pub. It was busy when we arrived at 5 on a Friday afternoon and coming out afterwards at 9, it was crowded out with very...More

Thank Humanitarian-Loggie
Reviewed July 31, 2017

Late lunch, due to travel issue we were slightly late for our booked table in the pub. pleasantly greeted at the bar, it was no problem they had saved for us. good choice of food(&specials) and beer. good portion-our group was 3 hungry men (...More

Thank Paul G
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marie m
November 21, 2016|
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Response from ickycookster2016 | Reviewed this property |
The stairs are quite steep and there are lots of small nooks and crannies which would be good if you wanted some space to your self. Sorry I can't help you regards thwe changing facilities. The staff are very helpful though... More
Jo A
September 25, 2016|
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Response from ATChalmers | Reviewed this property |
If you vist their website they have a menu up that you can look over.
Brian V
February 21, 2015|
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Response from Laineydesanvito | Reviewed this property |
It's changed hands recently and it's the place it used to be on any level!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Sillwood Street, Brighton BN1 2PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 327299
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