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The Restaurant at Drakes

44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
+44 1273 696934
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“amuse bouche” (20 reviews)
“souffle” (12 reviews)
Closes in 8 min
12:00 PM - 2:00 PMAll hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch here with my wife. Trout gravadlax starter was good. Steak was perfect. Cod was very good and the risotto superb. Staff were friendly and attentive. Would recommend and would go again.

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on the wonderful reviews and a 2/3 year gap we thought we should give Drakes another go . There is nothing to complain about although the bread seemed a bit stale ( hardly a deal breaker ) but nothing felt special . The amuse...More

1  Thank elestoban
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would have scored this excellent - and the food and service was. But I still don’t like eating in a basement when you’re on the seafront and the sun is shining. Don’t let this put you off booking though. £20 a head for a...More

Thank wsusan3161
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch menu and it was absolutely amazing, the food was freshly made and looked absolutely beautiful. Service was amazing too, we felt so welcomed. When they found out we were there to celebrate my husband birthday, they surprised him with the most beautiful...More

Thank Padds2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

visited in December for my birthday was really well looked after thank-you! great service and food and was not made to feel like christmas just my birthday which was a great feat on the 20th December thank-you again

Thank Neil H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great and beautifully presented. They made an exception for our daughter as she is still a bit young for this type of food and especially made a chicken dish for her.We enjoyed each course. The pre dessert may have been a little too...More

Thank May C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks to all the staff at Drakes for a great evening. We went last night to celebrate our anniversay - 20 years after our last visit! - and it was every bit as good as we remembered. FABULOUS food, and lovely staff. Still our favourite...More

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drakes is by far our most-visited and most-loved restaurant out of the huge selection of great places to eat in Brighton. We visit on special occasions (e.g. birthdays), but to be honest, any visit to Drakes is a special occasion in itself. The food is...More

Thank Philine H
Reviewed 12 December 2017

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
drakes-btn, Guest Relations Manager at The Restaurant at Drakes, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Dear Benhenry, We are very diligent about checking restaurant reservations when taken over the telephone as we know errors can cause upset for our guests and can be difficult to resolve. To avoid mistakes we make a point of repeating all information at the time...More

Reviewed 27 November 2017 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
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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$28 - US$83
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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