We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The View

$$ - $$$
British, Persian, Grill
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Western Esplanade Kingsway | Brighton, Hove BN3 4FA, England
+44 1273 207100
09:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

216 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 213: English reviews
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The View serves the lowest quality pub food in dingy surroundings. The service is poor. The warm white wine was undrinkable. The outdoor area was littered with rubbish, fag ends and uncleared plates. Inside was cold and smelled of reused cooking oil.

Thank Cheryl O
Reading, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was here for a pre-booked business lunch in January. The restaurant was cold enough that most of kept our coats on throughout the meal. I assume it would have been heated in the evening. Our waitress was friendly and very helpful but the kitchen seemed to be giving her problems - the mezze we ordered to start for 6 people... More 

Thank Typhlosaurus
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch here with friends and have to say I was pretty disappointed. It was quite cold inside to the point we kept our coats on and the atmosphere was quite chaotic and a little run down. Food was pretty nice though the salad was elderly and it certainly wasn't worth the high price tag. Food was also luke... More 

Thank Rob D
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was so overcooked, dry, obviously frozen and reheated which is disgusting considering how much this place charges. Tasteless cheap food. Soft drink comes in small glasses filled to the brim with ice. Very confused menu, Persian..Sunday lunch..seafood..fish and chips. Focus on one thing and do it well! Wont be returning here or recommending it.

Thank Sonya G
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I organised my running club's annual Christmas party and booked this venue for Saturday 17th December 2016. I wanted a venue that could cater for around 60 - 80 people and looked at many venues in Brighton & Hove. Many were hotels that could not give exclusivity for this number as venues were either too small or too large. I... More 

Thank Marc B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Me & my partner has a long walk along the seafront after our recent relocation to Brighton. We came across this place & thought it would be a good place for a tea. We sat down & a friendly member of staff asked us if we'd like drinks, so we started to order and a 'boss' came over to her... More 

Thank Vicky S
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Having Sunday lunch at The View overlooking the beach and sea at Hove, can there be a better place? I doubt it....Great traditional Sunday lunches provided at The View, not to be missed...

Thank Byron B
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Such a lovely place not only for a refreshing drinks on sunny days but cosy winter evenings <3 The staff is so friendly it makes you feel like at your friends :)

Thank Ruta J
Ashford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Couldn't enjoy the sea view as was a cold dark December night, but could hear waves breaking on the shore. Night we went there was a large crowd celebrating pre- Christmas but this didn't affect the service or quality of the food at all. I had Lamb fillet (never tried before) which was lean, tender and beautifully cooked. Our party... More 

1 Thank ThepudsMA
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Had to wait in the cold to be let in then the ramp was broken, so my Aunt had to struggle to get out of her buggy while it was stuck on the step in side. We then had to wait for someone to come take our order got fed up so went bar myself and ordered. Not a good... More 

Thank NickyAnnSummers

Travellers who viewed The View also viewed

Hove, Brighton and Hove
Hove, Brighton and Hove
Hove, Brighton and Hove
Hove, Brighton and Hove
Hove, Brighton and Hove
Hove, Brighton and Hove

Been to The View? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
British, Persian, Grill
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Western Esplanade Kingsway | Brighton, Hove BN3 4FA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Hove
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 207100
We offer a variety of atmospheres to suit all guests. You can dine in our restaurant area where you dedicated waiters will offer you friendly table service or sit in our indoor or outdoor casual seating area where we offer our full menu from the fully equipped bar area. In the summer months you can take a seat on the beach or our terrace area over looking the sea while experiencing unbeatable 180 degree views of the coastline.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The View and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
4 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The View staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?