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The Blue Man

8 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3WA, England
+44 1273 726003
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“falafel” (15 reviews)
“wedges” (6 reviews)
“dumplings” (8 reviews)
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African, Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3WA, England
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

We had a stroll through lanes in Brighton and found this great little restaurant by chance, we had a great meal, both had the lamb tagine which was excellent, with reasonable prices, will look forward to visiting again.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We came here to meet some friends who had recommended it. There was no space upstairs so we went down the stairs to the more chilled area which has lots of low tables and stool-type chairs. I would have preferred slightly higher tables in this...More

Thank roamingtraveller92
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Very good place for quick nutritious food. I had the Blue Man Wrap with falafel and it was great! Beautiful and hearty downstairs area. Really liked it!

Thank Nikol P
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the ambiance of The Blue Man. Staff made us feel very welcome. Would/will definitely come back when we visit Brighton again in a couple of months.

Thank Phil L
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

This is the perfect hidden and somewhat delightful gem. I was only in Brighton for three days, but two afternoons we frequented The Blue Man cafe bar. The ambience is lovely and matches the scrumptious wedges, samosas and wine. If only I had The Blue...More

Thank LotusBlossom31
Reviewed 4 January 2018

One of the best places i have ever been. We had a great experience with the stuff (males) but after when the shift(females) changed the atmosphere went cold and we could felt the difference ! Very nice experience , ordered food ( didn't like it...More

Thank Georgia P
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I was introduced to this restaurant by a friend. It’s quaint, quiet and has a cosy atmosphere. The staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and the service was attentive. A definite must for any occasion!

1  Thank Diana J
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

From memory I think this used to be called The Electric Grape back in the day- so for those Brightonians who were trendy in the 80s - visit purely for nostalgia Situated in Queens Road -not far from the clock tower- makes it ideal for...More

Thank benjyk
jwdBrighton, Owner at The Blue Man, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Thank you for such a lovely review, it makes us so happy that you have had such a good time and enjoyed our decor, theme, drinks and snacks. Your review suggests you totally get The Blue Man so thank you again and we hope to...More

Reviewed 18 November 2017

So loud I could barely hear myself talk. Nice atmosphere, Good drinks, especially the Gin and Rum selection. Seating a bit cramped, Wouldnt recommend for anything beyond a visit with some pals..More

1  Thank Ray G
jwdBrighton, Owner at The Blue Man, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Hi Ray Thanks for your review and the bits about the bar that you liked! We're a busy bar in the centre of Brighton so it's to be expected that it will get loud so perhaps if you are not a fan of loud places,...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017

I enjoyed this place so many times before today that it has been a shame how we were treated. Today a group of friends went to enjoy a nice drinks and board game as usual to Blue Man, it was busy and the only table...More

1  Thank Ro V
jwdBrighton, Owner at The Blue Man, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Hi Ro In our experience, we have found that when someone has posted a review like this across more than one social media platform, it is not that a person wants something to be investigated properly and resolved, it is that they want to make...More

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Art R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:30 AM - 1:00 AM
9:30 AM - 1:00 AM
9:30 AM - 1:00 AM
9:30 AM - 2:00 AM
9:30 AM - 2:00 AM
9:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3WA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 726003
  • E-mail
The Blue Man is a relaxed and informal Cafe-Bar with Brighton Soul and North African flavour. You can pop in for coffee (best in town!), an amazing selection of tea, a lovely wine list or a bit of food if you're hungry. We're chilled and informal and will make you feel very welcome. In the evening we host live events, acoustic nights, dancing, DJs and parties. Pop downstairs and feel a world away from the hustle and bustle in a haven that's a home away from home...
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