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“Afternoon tea for a baby shower”
Review of Havana - CLOSED

Havana
Price range: $44 - $56
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: With a grand Cuban-inspired interior and a leisurely, laid-back atmosphere, Havana Restaurant and Bar in Brighton is located on the historic site of the old Duke Street Theatre which dates back to 1790. The restaurant's fine food, wine and live jazz bands will inspire you to start puffing on a cigar and reading a hedonistic Hemingway novel before dinner and the dining room boasts high ceilings, dark oak wood tables, a fountain and a grand piano adding to the restaurant's colonial charm. Favourite dishes from the modern British menu include the sirloin steak served with spinach, confit potatoes and Béarnaise sauce; and the rack of lamb with rosemary potatoes, courgette marmalade, baby red peppers and basil mash.
Hove, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Afternoon tea for a baby shower”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

We had a seating area near the front of the restaurant to celebrate my baby shower, which was the perfect size for 10-15 of us to enjoy afternoon tea together. The staff were helpful with just the right level of attentiveness. The restaurant has a Havana-cool vibe to it with cream shutters and ceiling fans - great for any occasion, but especially a romantic dinner.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank LaMacD
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Reading, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Havanna, Brighton.”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

We have been in here many times and particularly like the atmosphere and service from the staff.
They make it what it is, they are welcoming and happy to look after you and give advice on all areas of the menu, whether you are eating a lot or a little.
The food is lovely and always served well.
The range of cocktails is good, reasonably priced and well made.
Overall it would get a ten out of ten recommendation.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Eunan M
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent.”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

A group of nine of us had dinner here to celebrate my partner's 60th birthday.The food was outstanding and the service just superb. Our waiter was called Christian and he was very attentive and professional.
My partner has a gluten and nut intolerance. I had notified the restaurant of this in advance. Upon arrival the chef actually came out to explain to him what he could and couldn't have. The chef had even prepared some gluten-free bread in advance. My partner said it was the first time he felt truly catered for in a restaurant as opposed to being an inconvenience.
We had a wonderful evening here and would thoroughly recommend the place.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Yatadera
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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
“simply Divine”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Just an amazing place. We had lunch with some friends and we went for the express menu. fantastic food and really great value. The restaurant itself is a real looker and the service very professional and friendly.

I would certainly recommend.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank honie s
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London
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“My New Favourite Restaurant”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

If you are in Brighton, you need to visit Havana's. Me and my partner got dressed up, we're seated first in the cocktail area and after relaxing for a little while we're taken to our table. This restaurant oozes class, the ambience is amazing with the pianist. The menu was not massive- but what they do have they do very well! It was so nice to be able to really relax and not be rushed, we were there for a good 3 hours or so, the staff really look after you and are right on point.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Charlotte B
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