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Grand Central

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Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub
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29-30 Surrey Street, Brighton BN1 3PA, England
+44 1273 329086
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had Sunday lunch with a friend, wasn't really expecting much, but heard positive reports since the pubs refurbishment. We were pleasantly surprised with our choices, my friend had the beef roast which she thoroughly enjoyed. Even more so that they respectfully had the gravy in a jug so you can pour liberally as much as you wanted. We both love... More 

Thank flaresBrighton
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Brighton for the day and just missed our train back to London... so we decided to have a quick drink just before we caught the next one and i'm SO glad we did!! We ended up staying there for 3 solid hours, the music was amazing and the atmosphere was buzzing...so sad we had to leave!! We... More 

Thank Emma M
London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Ate here after struggling to find a table anywhere else one Sunday evening and assumed the roast wouldn't be up for much but ended up pleasantly surprised. Big tasty portion of tasty roast chicken washed down with a good selection of beers

Thank J0nG
GrandCentralNG, Manager at Grand Central, responded to this review

Dear JOnG, Thank you for feedback - We are very happy that you enjoyed your Sunday Roast. We agree the selection of beers is brilliant - You should come back soon to try our ever changing selection! (And maybe, try the roast pork!) Many thanks, see you soon! More 

Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I was amazed how bad the food was in here considering the creative way the menu was written. The fish finger sandwich was deep fried to death, ditto the sausages and the chips. They do not cater for children at all but after a phone call to the chef decided they could substitute the macaroni cheese for some chips provided... More 

Thank Jo M
GrandCentralNG, General Manager at Grand Central, responded to this review

Hi Jo, I'm really sorry to hear about your experience and will be investigating what has happened. Your experience was not acceptable and we are working to fix these issues straight away. If you have any other feedback you'd like to give please do not hesitate to get in touch with me directly at: grandcentral.brighton@fullers.co.uk I hope you will give... More 

Somma Lombardo, Italy
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

The staff is friendly and the food good and plentiful. The pub is near the station, so it is very easy to reach. Maybe the staff should try to consider that for foreign people, like me, english language is wonderful, but not quite easy to practise.

Thank giobracchi
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Met a business colleague here for lunch. Had a pint and Welsh Rarebit from the menu, nothing special about the Welsh Rarebit, just melted cheese on two pieces of small toast served with a little bowl of brown goo that put me off eating. Will go elsewhere next time.

Thank BigLenny67
GrandCentralNG, Manager at Grand Central, responded to this review

Hi Lenny, I am really sorry you were happy with your food. We are in the process now of changing the menu with a brand new concept and I do hope you will try us again in the future Many thanks More 

London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Dropped in for a mid week early meal. The place has been quite well re-furb'ed recently and has a nice roof garden are upstairs. The menu is short but has interesting meat and vegetarian options - and is priced as pub food but shows good skill in menu choices and cooking from the kitchen.

Thank CharlieSnice
GrandCentralNG, Manager at Grand Central, responded to this review

Good evening Charlie Since, Many thanks for your kind review. I will pass your comments on to the chefs in the kitchen. The menu has just changed so they will be happy with your feed back. We hope you will dine with us again soon. More 

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62 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Went on Easter Saturday. Really really bad service. Shame as friends had recommended. Restaurant was freezing as door at back was left open, raised this staff member said what can you do people are going out. Assumed table service response was - sorry too busy. When ordering drinks bar staff kept saying do you really want this - we said... More 

Thank Nickoteeta
GrandCentralNG, Manager at Grand Central, responded to this review

Good evening Nickoteeta, I am very disappointed that you and your guests did not receive the service you were expecting. Especially after a friend had recommended the Grand Central to you. I will raise your issues with the team so that the same mistakes don't happen again. I do apologise Nickoteeta and please don't let this one off experience put... More 

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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

After a lovely day in Brighton and with time to spare before the tracks take us home, a cheeky farewell drink called. As we wondered the rd to the station, we looked for a venue to host us. Many we passed not appealing to us. As we approached the station, Grand Central called to us. Upon entering, the bar was... More 

Thank Graham D
GrandCentralNG, Manager at Grand Central, responded to this review

Good evening Graham D, Many thanks for your review and feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed your swift pint but disappointed that it took a while for you to get served. We look forward to welcoming you again and hopefully we can tempt you to stay longer with some of our new bar snacks a more timely service. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Traditional style English pub with a great selection of beer, lager and cider. Has to be the best fish and chips I've ever had from a pub. As it's a seaside resort I suppose fresh fish, even in a pub, is expected. Great decor and friendly staff make this place, with a nice elevated terrace for smoking or eating and... More 

Thank TimMitch4
GrandCentralNG, General Manager at Grand Central, responded to this review

Good evening TimMitch, The chef is very happy that you enjoyed his fish and chips. He's had enough practise making them. Thank you for your kind comments about the staff I have passed your comment on. See you again soon we hope. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29-30 Surrey Street, Brighton BN1 3PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 329086
A lively and opulent pub, the Grand Central is one of Brighton's best-loved establishments. This pub is close to Brighton station and offers a superb British pub menu. There's even a theatre upstairs with regular events. The drinks range is as wide as it is exciting.

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