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The Restaurant at Drakes

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44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
+44 1273 696934
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited with my husband for our anniversary and from the moment we arrived the staff were incredibly attentive. The food was exceptional and so was the presentation. They also have a lovely selection of interesting wines to choose from, lovely for a romantic date. I can also highly recommend staying in the Drake Hotel above, beautiful rooms and great... More 

Thank RayJonesJukebox
Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had the most special lunch on Saturday. The food was absolutely delicious, the ambiance perfect and staff so welcoming. It was lovely to be able to sit, chat and relax and not be rushed to finish our meal.

Thank janeL7526LL
calms1, Public Relations Manager at The Restaurant at Drakes, responded to this review

thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Restaurant at Drakes with others on TripAdvisor. We're delighted that you had a wonderful time! Hope to see you again soon! (we're running a 3 course for the price of 2 Lunch offer during June!*) *not Sundays More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being led down to the basement, when you are on the seafront should have told me this wasn't going to end well. Having ordered from the £35 two course set menu, we had to ask whether we were getting entrees after 45 minutes. With them hurriedly delivered, what we got were tasteless scallops and pate with toast and a very... More 

Thank Ian W
Hove, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took advantage of a midweek offer. We were only diners present, but it was Tuesday. Decor was modern smart, and relaxing. Very quiet with no traffic noise despite being on the busy coast road. Delicious food presented in a Master Chef modern style but a very full plate, not the the style without substance some restaurants serve. Pleasant and efficient... More 

Thank billspin
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was incredible. Everything was very tasty, fresh and original. We enjoyed our meal a lot. The service was good. The restaurant is located in the basement of the Drakes hotel and is a very beautiful place to eat. There is even a selection of British wines and sparkling wines.

Thank VirginieLa
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86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here for our silver wedding anniversary and the food, drink and service were amazing, lovely evening.

Thank holidaytime
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, how can I describe the dining experience that we had at Drakes last weekend? Firstly, we were served by a comedy waiter who had no finesse and massively crossed the line that separates friendly and efficient and overly familiar. I have never had a waiter put his hand on my shoulder while I'm seated at the table, never had... More 

1 Thank Darvi43
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We decided to go back to Drakes, having not been for a few years. The food was delicious and perfectly presented. Service was exceptional. We were looked after all night by Anthony, and it was Anthony that made the evening for us.

1 Thank Niks M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

It's been a while since we last visited The Restaurant at Drakes but were delighted to enjoy the same high standards of service and excellent food as we always have in the past. The very reasonably priced menu included the usual Sunday roasts but we opted for the salmon main course and the tuna carpaccio to start - both were... More 

Thank kevin m
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160 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely Easter meal here with family. Service was very good and all our food was very tasty and fresh. Very glad went here as something for most tastes. Will come back.

Thank deanio1972

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$78
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
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
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?