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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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Saturday
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

Ate here as a party of 4 on a Thursday night at 8pm. We arrived after having made a reservation earlier that day however they had no record of our reservation (perhaps cos we'd called the wrong restaurant-oooops), anyway it wasn't a problem and we were given a table. We all ordered off the set menu. I had the crab... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

The service as drakes was great the staff friendly and helpful. Couldn't do more for us. It was great as a treat a little expensive but sometimes you need to treat yourself

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

Drakes Hotel is a little bit quirky because it tries to squeeze so much into a very confined space. The cocktail bar, for example, is also the hotel reception. Dinner here however was really excellent. A few weeks ago I dined at a one star Michelin in Dublin and frankly Drakes beat it hands down. I really wonder how consistent... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

Good quality food with a nice atmosphere, service was excellent and could not complain about a single thing.

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Thank Ali C
Brighton, United Kingdom
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180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

What a fantastic and memorable meal - the service was fantastic and fun throughout. All the dishes were fabulous, beautifully presented and tasted great. The wine (Chateau Sainte Michelle Syrah 2011) was listed on the menu as the restaurant's favourite and we loved it so much, we bought a half case when we got home. The cocktail bar is also... More 

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Thank Paul B
London, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

A great lunch! Beautiful cod, and good service. Happy to recommend to anyone! Will probably return to this hidden gem in Brighton,, even if it did take a while to find somewhere to park- it was worth the walk!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here in Easter Friday. We booked earlier in the week. The staff were warm and welcoming. They provide insight into the menu and gave recommendations. We were given extra little taster courses which were unique and nice. The beef fillet was incredible melt in your mouth, I can't recommend it enough!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

We celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary with lunch at The Restaurant at Drakes. I booked a couple of weeks in advance but the restaurant was quiet as it turned out. The staff were very welcoming, very attentive but allowed us enough time to rest between courses. our waitress Radka, couldn't have been lovelier. And then there was the food. Fantastic,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

Very good food served by attentive staff. A must go to dining room. Enjoy an inventive cocktail in the bar before hand

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

We arrived early on a Friday evening having not booked and, unsurprisingly, there were no tables left as they were booked up. As a result we had a cocktail upstairs to see if anyone cancelled as we were in no rush. The cocktails were AMAZING - creative, interesting, and delicious and the service was excellent. Whilst we were on our... 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$ 46 - US$ 78
Cuisine
European, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
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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