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The Lion & Lobster

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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24 Sillwood Street, Brighton BN1 2PS, England
+44 1273 327299
11:00 - 01:00
Open now
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Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 01:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had the most amazing shared meal at the L&L last night, great service and very warm and welcoming environment. A must to visit in Brighton

Thank HelenFChaplin
Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We only popped in for a drink one evening a few weeks back, staff were very friendly, there was a great atmosphere in the bar and the food looked delicious! Next time we visit Brighton we will definitely be coming in for dinner

Thank slw90
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for Sunday lunch with family. Have to book a table in advance to ensure you get a seat as it gets pretty busy. The food was lovely and a good choice of roasts (3 or 4 different meats). Just had to have desert too and again everyone enjoyed their choice. A nice old pub feeling to the place... More 

Thank Zoe W
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch and a glass of wine. Had a meal on the specials menu which was extensive! Deli chicken burger - delicious. This pub is full of charm and character. Would definitely return.

Thank dmh2010
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited their web site we had already hoped that this would be the sort of character establishment we like and when we got there (after being ripped off by Brighton Council for street parking - not that the spend the money on the terribly maintained roads!!! - but I digress!) we were certainly not disappointed. The food was also... More 

Thank The-Moles
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a valentines trip from Leicester, this was our first dinner venue and we loved it!! We are early because of other plans and had burgers which were exquisite - clearly high quality meat, not fatty at all! The pulled pork was gorgeous too!! We also had drinks to start downstairs and was greeted with smiles. Very friendly atmosphere and... More 

Thank Tom C
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this place by accident on a weekend visit to Brighton. What a gem! Cosy, fire going, busy but good service. Live music, which was good, but not too intrusive. Ordered pizza, and have to say it was THE BEST I HAVE EVER EATEN, including holidays in Italy! Definitely visit again next time we are in Brighton. Try it,... More 

Thank Jacky M
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal in a great place which was packed on a Saturday evening. Staff went out of their way to find a table at such short notice and the service was great.

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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traditional Sunday lunch with family. I want to go back. Good food - not extra-ordinary or excellent, but good. Great beers. Lots of tellies showing rugby & football. Friendly, helpful staff. And loads of space - 3 floors with lots of alcoves and nooks. Bar downstairs and more restauranty upstairs. I want to go back!

Thank GrayMan2
Brighton, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has a cosiness and old world charm. The food is delicious too and they cater well for the piscatorial food lover and vegetarian with many non-meat dishes. They also have a an excellent selection of wines.

Thank JamesGMcLaughlin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Sillwood Street, Brighton BN1 2PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 327299

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?