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The Restaurant at Drakes

44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
+44 1273 696934
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Booked on the phone to eat with friends 2 weeks in advance, arrived for dinner, no sign of the booking and restaurant full. After ten mins they agreed they could get us in and realised the booking had been made for the next evening. The...More

1  Thank Benhenry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Restaurant is down a narrow steep staircase- hold the rail! Food was delicious- pumpkin soup, then the risotto and the smoked salmon. Not crowded in late November, quiet. A nice spot.

Thank AJAX6965
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my partner were in Brighton for 2 nights so decided to make one of them a 'special' evening. We had a coctail in the hotel bar - pre meal which was very well made. The bar area itself is quite small but did...More

2  Thank Leejinxukukuk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A reasonably priced high end meal in a lovely restaurant. The food and atmosphere are excellent and the staff offer an excellent service.

Thank JackieBu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a family members 50th birthday and the place did not disappoint. The cocktails were spot on in the bar after eating a gorgeous meal. Have returned twice since. Definitely recommend.

Thank Rachael G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the five course tasting menu with paired wines and thoroughly enjoyed it one of us is a slightly picky pescatarian and the team were so accommodating if you are looking for somewhere with finesse in Brighton this is it

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The set lunch menu is small but we didn't have any trouble finding something to please. The food was beautifully prepared and very attractively presented. The service was unobtrusive but delightful - no waiting but not hurried. All three of us - my 30 year...More

Thank Hilary K
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Our third visit to Drakes this year did not disappoint. Very good interesting menu but not over complicated or wacky like some restaurants. The roast beef is great with all trimmings as was the roast belly pork, with crispy skin and fat removed. Starters of...More

Thank LizandGary
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Have been here several times, and service is consistently very good - a real strength that lets many other place down in Brighton. Food is also consistently very good - and they often also throw in small surprise dishes as well. Absolutely lovely flavours and...More

Thank Elben8tor
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We had the private room for the family of 8 and 3 children and ordered off the lunch menu. Do not expect a view because there isn't one. The complimentary lobster starters were delicious and the three courses were too. We had one vegetarian with...More

Thank Jacko070
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Response from drakes-btn | Property representative |
Hi qatarexpats15 Primarily our parking is for drakes hotel guests only, we have 15 car spaces for 20 bedrooms. It is worth giving us a call on the day you are dining and if it looks like we have spaces available, our... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 27 - US$ 80
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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:45 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:45 PM
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
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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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