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The Restaurant at Drakes

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44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
+44 1273 696934
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12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

To celebrate my birthday, my partner booked the restaurant at Drakes. This is a lovely restaurant downstairs in the Drakes hotel. I cannot believe we have walked by so many times without stopping here. The service was attentive & informative. Our food was delightful. As a vegetarian, I was well catered for with plenty of choice. Lovely food & a... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Putting aside the food and drink which is always good, perhaps not astounding but always strong with with some eclectic rewarding offerings, this most recent visit and review focuses on 2 exceptional elements: the private side room and Mark. I was unaware previously of the private dining room, our party of 8 was easily accommodated and came at no extra... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a local this is always one to go back to and it never disappoints! Theres always really tasty & creative amuse-bouche, pre & post dessert treats and stunning dishes in-between. Keven & his team as always provide great table service with a smile which always makes us feel welcome!

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at the restaurant is top quality. I would suggest booking as it is very popular. I had a gorgeous steak and my husband had a very unusual dish of Hare which was superb. Extensive wine menu and great cocktails. Highly recommended. You won't be disappointed. The staff are second to none.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Avery good dinner at Drakes. Glazed ox cheek with chervil root puree, potato crisp and port sauce was very elegantly served, although the potato crisps were more rigid crunch than crisp, overcooked and hard, but the ox cheek was beautifully cooked and the presentation was pretty. Wiild boar steak with red cabbage, celeriac gratin, braised boar ragout & quince puree... More 

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Wadhurst, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner in this restaurant with a deal with the hotel. The food was delicious, the service was very good. Nice atmosphere don't think you would be disappointed.

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Thank Lisa S
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a boutique hotel with a restaurant in the basement which offered flavours and a range of options way beyond my expectations. Excellent well cooked meal served by friendly and attentive staff.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A bunch of us in town on business descended on Drakes for a mid week dinner. Early signs were encouraging. The downstairs restaurant was a pleasant surprise - bright, well decorated, contemporary and with a look of quality. The menu wasn't lacking in variety but the somewhat pretentious descriptions turned in to less than exceptional food. Inevitably around a table... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Four of us went for dinner. I have to say for the price I would expect better. The flavours were interesting but the overall effect was somewhat disappointing. However, what I go away with is being charged £6 for two jugs of tap water - we had two bottles of good wine and to be charged for tap water seems... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The food was really delicious, and included a little complementary starter. The staff were lovely and helped pick a beautiful wine that I want to drink again! The food was lovely, as was the atmosphere. Might not be a complaint for some but I was surprised that I wasn't able to finish either of my two courses. They were both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 75
Cuisine
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 696934
Description
Considered by many to be Brighton's best restaurant, backed up by its status as the highest scoring local dining room in the Good Food Guide, The Restaurant at Drakes is an elegantly stylish setting for any occasion. Subtle lighting casts moody shadows across exposed brickwork and rich colours throughout the intimate dining room while Drakes cocktail bar offers airy sea views and excellent cocktails. The kitchen team insist on the best of ingredients, fresh and seasonal, including fish bought daily from local fishing boats, to create the excellent, refined menu that has earned the restaurant two AA rosettes. A special place, unpretentious in its warm atmosphere, it's easy to see why The Restaurant at Drakes has such a reputation.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?