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Grand Central

Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub
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29-30 Surrey Street, Brighton BN1 3PA, England
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Somma Lombardo, Italy
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is friendly and the food good and plentiful. The pub is near the station, so it is very easy to reach. Maybe the staff should try to consider that for foreign people, like me, english language is wonderful, but not quite easy to practise.

Thank giobracchi
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Met a business colleague here for lunch. Had a pint and Welsh Rarebit from the menu, nothing special about the Welsh Rarebit, just melted cheese on two pieces of small toast served with a little bowl of brown goo that put me off eating. Will go elsewhere next time.

Thank BigLenny67
London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Dropped in for a mid week early meal. The place has been quite well re-furb'ed recently and has a nice roof garden are upstairs. The menu is short but has interesting meat and vegetarian options - and is priced as pub food but shows good skill in menu choices and cooking from the kitchen.

Thank CharlieSnice
GrandCentralNG, Manager at Grand Central, responded to this review

Good evening Charlie Since, Many thanks for your kind review. I will pass your comments on to the chefs in the kitchen. The menu has just changed so they will be happy with your feed back. We hope you will dine with us again soon. More 

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62 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Went on Easter Saturday. Really really bad service. Shame as friends had recommended. Restaurant was freezing as door at back was left open, raised this staff member said what can you do people are going out. Assumed table service response was - sorry too busy. When ordering drinks bar staff kept saying do you really want this - we said... More 

Thank Nickoteeta
GrandCentralNG, Manager at Grand Central, responded to this review

Good evening Nickoteeta, I am very disappointed that you and your guests did not receive the service you were expecting. Especially after a friend had recommended the Grand Central to you. I will raise your issues with the team so that the same mistakes don't happen again. I do apologise Nickoteeta and please don't let this one off experience put... More 

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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

After a lovely day in Brighton and with time to spare before the tracks take us home, a cheeky farewell drink called. As we wondered the rd to the station, we looked for a venue to host us. Many we passed not appealing to us. As we approached the station, Grand Central called to us. Upon entering, the bar was... More 

Thank Graham D
GrandCentralNG, Manager at Grand Central, responded to this review

Good evening Graham D, Many thanks for your review and feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed your swift pint but disappointed that it took a while for you to get served. We look forward to welcoming you again and hopefully we can tempt you to stay longer with some of our new bar snacks a more timely service. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Traditional style English pub with a great selection of beer, lager and cider. Has to be the best fish and chips I've ever had from a pub. As it's a seaside resort I suppose fresh fish, even in a pub, is expected. Great decor and friendly staff make this place, with a nice elevated terrace for smoking or eating and... More 

Thank TimMitch4
GrandCentralNG, General Manager at Grand Central, responded to this review

Good evening TimMitch, The chef is very happy that you enjoyed his fish and chips. He's had enough practise making them. Thank you for your kind comments about the staff I have passed your comment on. See you again soon we hope. More 

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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Met my Father-in-Law and his other son-in-law here on Saturday thanks to TripAdvisor! We picked this place as it is very convenient for the Station and we wanted a quick lunch before heading onto the football ground. We were first in the door at 12.00 and were met with a really warm reception from the manager and the chap behind... More 

Thank TrustedTraveller_9
GrandCentralNG, General Manager at Grand Central, responded to this review

Good evening TrustedTraveller, Thank you for your kind review. I am very happy that you enjoyed your lunches and our hospitality. Sorry about the local beer not being on, that matter has now been addressed. Next time you in town the football pop in and say hello! More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Stopped her for lunch on the way home via the train station. It wasn't very busy but we got a very friendly welcome. Ordered some Ale and we were offered a taste of the beer we wanted. Food was ordered but a slight mistake with the payment which was spotted and dealt with quickly and with good humour. I ordered... More 

Thank Magicmingus
GrandCentralNG, General Manager at Grand Central, responded to this review

Good evening Magicmingus, Thank you your lovely review. We are very happy that you had a nice welcome and good lunch. Our ales are rotating weekly and we have our new Spring menu out now so if your passing by pop in again and tell us what you think. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Good range of drinks, but food very average and over priced. Service nothing special considering only 5 other customers in the place. Many better places in the area

Thank btonboz
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Nice place for a quite drink in a great location next to Brighton station. Food was really good, had the Philly cheese steak which was delightful. Will defiantly be back.

Thank Sam S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29-30 Surrey Street, Brighton BN1 3PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: 441273329086
A lively and opulent pub, the Grand Central is one of Brighton's best-loved establishments. This pub is close to Brighton station and offers a superb British pub menu. There's even a theatre upstairs with regular events. The drinks range is as wide as it is exciting.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?