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“wonderful seafood, great service”

Riddle and Finns The Beach
Ranked #27 of 1,113 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $99
Cuisines: British, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Now open on the beachfront – Riddle & Finns II is the sister restaurant to the highly acclaimed Riddle & Finns in The Lanes.
Hove, United Kingdom
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“wonderful seafood, great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

Been meaning to try this place for a while but have always been put off by the fact that you couldn't book a table.
We turned up at 7.45pm not expecting much but were delighted to find out that they could fit us in approx 30 mins.
True to their word they called my mobile after half an hour and there we stayed for the next 2 hours or so.
The Monkfish cheeks in batter, calamari and fish curry were all exceptional. We didn't feel rushed in any way and we moved on to cheese and biscuits with port and then liqueur coffees.
Our waitress for the evening was superb; nothing was too much trouble and her smile never left her face all evening.
All in all we had a fantastic meal, wine etc all for just under £50 a head (including a nice tip) and we're already planning our next visit and what to have off their superb menu.

  • Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Perfect seafood feast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

We were lucky to get a table as you can't book at the restaurant in the Lanes. I ordered Oysters which were just gorgeous. My husband and I eat ordered the grilled Lobster which had the most incredible lemon, garlic butter sauce. The children were equally happy with their battered fish and chips. This is the second time we have visited this restaurant, and have never been disappointed. Arrive early though, as many prospective guests had 45 to 1 and a half hour waiting periods to get a table from 7pm on.

Visited May 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Average but poor choice if you have a vegetarian in your party.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

Dined here whilst on business with 5 others. Charming decor and great views if you get table by the window. Seafood starters looked excellent and were well received by the seafood lovers. However main fish courses were small to say the least. Whilst I appreciate that the restaurant specializes in seafood it rightly catered in part for other members of the party who were not that into seafood. The vegetarian main courses were interesting though sadly my cheese souffle was lukewarm when it arrived. Had to remind the waitress that I had ordered a side dish which eventually arrived just as myself and the rest were finishing. Surprised and annoyed that despite having vegetarian main dishes there were no vegetarian starters. Would not advise anyone who had a vegetarian in their group to go here until they bother to accommodate properly.

  • Visited May 2013
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Wemmel
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“the place for seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

Very nice dinner. Unlucky with the seating we were in the back and could not get a normal table. Friendly staff, no problem explaining daily fish and menu.
They don't take reservations

Visited May 2013
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Twickenham
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“Very good lively place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

We were in Brighton for only one night and just stumbled across this restaurant. Luckily there was space for the two of us. We had sea bass and the fishcakes and key lime pie and nice wine and prosecco. All were very good apart from a little issue we had, and with which the manager? dealt with excellentlly with no problem at all. WE liked the way the high tables are set up and people share tables, it's good observing all the different food that is being served.The staff are very welcoming and friendly and we will be coming here again, or maybe the restaurant near the beach if the weather is better, on our next visit to Brighton which will be quite soon.

  • Visited May 2013
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