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“could be better”
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The Tin Drum
Price range: $29 - $39
Cuisines: Bar, Wine Bar
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Brighton England
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“could be better”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

An appealing space but a long wait for average food ( 40 minutes for one burger and two sandwiches- no explanation or apology offered); aloof staff. The nice touches ?- a glass of tap water is served on ice with a thick slice of lemon. Tea is served in a charming pot. The lack of piped in music is a god send.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank dollybird1
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  • English first
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English first
Brighton
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Poorest ever”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

I have eaten at Tin Drum many times before and had a decent meal there only a month ago. This was easily the worst Sunday roast I had for ages. Chewy beef, tough potatoes and soggy veg. This roast was sitting there for a while waiting to ruin someone's lunch. With the number of restaurants in Hove, Tin Drum will not be ruining my lunches (or dinners) for a very long time.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank DB_Starvin_Marvin
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Poor effort”
Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Food was below par (fatty tough meat and small portions) but over priced. Really bad service, slow and no where near attentive enough, seemed under staffed. Wouldn't go back unless maybe for just a drink

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Thank Kojak03
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice...but nothing special”
Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

The food is very nice, though nothing special. Would definitely go back, but wouldn't make a special trip to visit.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Holly S
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Brighton
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Still doing well”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

I've been to The Tin Drum many times, and it can be a lucky dip. This was a good one though. Very friendly service, decent steak and meatballs. My only complaint is the lack of fish on the menu. Apparently it is now only available occasionally on the specials board. Fair play, if that means it's always fresh, but this I will have to check another time. I hear the place has become a part of the 'Lion Man' empire so am a bit worried if it's going to become just an extension to the Hove Place round the corner. We'll just have to wait and see...

  • Visited September 2013
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Helpful?
Thank DB_Starvin_Marvin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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