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Riddle and Finns The Beach

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Arch 139, Brighton BN1 2FN, England
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Definitely suggest booking a table; our service suffered somewhat as we were outside on a table in the middle of everything. It was a busy day and very popular We had fish cakes and vegetarian curry which were both really nice and very well presented. We were outside and were offered cosy blankets to help keep warm with the cold... More 

Thank EM S
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Visited Riddle and Finns on Friday 26 August, arrived around 16.30. We had not made a reservation but the Oysters looked amazing. We requested a table for Oysters, and confirmed we did not have a reservation. We had a lovely table and the weather was perfect. On checking the menu, the selection was good, and decided to order Scallops and... More 

Thank InitOnitUnderit
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a wonderful lunch at this restaurant yesterday. The weather was gorgeous but there was the occasional drips of rain which did not spoil the occasion, even though we were sat outside and not under an umbrella. The menu is vast and the fish is incredibly fresh and plentiful. When you placed your drinks order you received a basket... More 

Thank carslates1971
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We sat pretty close to where the promo photo was taken so had a fantastic view of the beach. The seafood was excellent, especially the grilled lobster, scallops, mussels, and Dover sole. I had always had steamed or boiled lobster before, but now am converted to grilled - you get that extra smokey finish and more intense taste of the... More 

Thank ProfessoreInglese
Harare, Zimbabwe
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257 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Riddle and Finn on the beach is well worth a visit. The food was exceptional and the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc was excellent. Prices to suit all pockets The staff were friendly and helpful and great with the grandkids. It is worth booking a table during the week as it gets full very quickly especially on a sunny day.

Thank CookRE
Brighton, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Myself and two colleagues arrived at this beach venue in one of the seafront arches below the Kings Road. It was a hot night and the restaurant was not busy. The table was ready and we sat upstairs where some windows were open but it felt like Spain and not Brighton. We ordered fairly quickly and shared a bottle of... More 

Thank lumponmyhead
Pershore, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A slightly eccentric ambiance, but a really good restaurant for all that. If the weather is fine you can sit right on the beach and eat a meal that many a more elegant, "fine dining"restaurant would be pleasd to serve. Fish of all kinds dominate the menu and the classic fruits de mer rivals cross channel offerings. Good wine list,... More 

Thank michael a
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I came here with my family, with the intention of trying lobster for the first time - and what a place to do it! The place has an authentic and classy feel, situated on the seafront, the restaurant is bright and refined. The thoughtful service and attention to detail makes this place feel very special; the butter served in a... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We first stumbled across Riddle and Finns by accident in 2013. It has now become our treat restaurant in Brighton! The food is always cooked to perfection, the staff are delightful and the views stunning. We love it so much we have spent 2 of our wedding anniversaries there and we're very much looking forward to visiting it this coming... More 

Thank Emma G
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What can I say we visited this venue the other weekend and it didn't disappoint the venue was brilliant right on the seafront.... The food and service was outstanding and very reasonably priced.. Can't wait to visit again the next time we are in Brighton

Thank Lee D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $99
British, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Arch 139, Brighton BN1 2FN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: 441273821218
Now open on the beachfront – Riddle & Finns II is the sister restaurant to the highly acclaimed Riddle & Finns in The Lanes.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?