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The Restaurant at Drakes

44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
+44 1273 696934
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting menu” (23 reviews)
“souffle” (12 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A return visit and a fabulous evening. It was lovely to be greeted in the bar and experience rather splendid cocktails. The meal and the service were superb. We thoroughly enjoyed every course. Another memorable time. Many thanks.

Thank Smiler037
Reviewed 1 week ago

We never thought it was possible to get a seating here with such a short notice. Specially since we were a group of 10+ people. But we were wrong. First I thought I walked into a bed and breakfast hotel with a small cocktail-bar. But...More

Thank Ørjan T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful dinner here on an especially hot and busy Saturday where we wanted to escape and treat ourselves. The food, while in upscale (read: small and fancy) proportions, is excellent. Then again, my friend and I did do the tasting menu, so...More

Thank Desiree B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately we had the overriding impression that we once we had paid the bill the we we no longer valued customers .... A request for a post meal night cap with our friends was met with no that was not possible in the restaurant nor...More

1  Thank Ray2311
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Upstairs bar vary accommodating but somewhat lacking in atmosphere. Down into the restaurant and the experience is superb. There's a limited menu but everything cooked to perfection. Great staff, great wine list, good feel to the restaurant.

Thank Hungry_Head
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in A Room With A View (highly recommend) and had booked at Drakes for our anniversary dinner without realising it was next door! What a lovely restaurant, from the time we entered the restaurant they made us feel very welcomed. Great food, first...More

Thank Joan F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a bit of confusion over our booking the rest of the evening, the service and the food more than made up for it. The restaurant is in the basement of a seafront boutique hotel - no views (except from the nice bar on the...More

1  Thank MammaCatten
Reviewed 7 June 2018

On a very hot evening, we had the tasting menu and wine flight at Drakes. Every course was fantastic and it was very reasonably priced. Definitely recommended.

Thank Westcliff_Shrimper
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We frequented Friday evening for our anniversary meal and from the moment we walked through the door to the minute we left, our experience has been amazing! Mark looked after us so well and is a true credit to the restaurant! His knowledge and recommendation...More

Thank Sam0212
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Went here for the wife’s Birthday dinner and we were absolutely amazed! Lovely prepared, modern cuisine full of great taste and surprises. Had the tasting menu with the accompanying wines and it was perfect. Waiter was on top of everything and explained every course, as...More

Thank Pat756Michael
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Response from drakes-btn | Property representative |
Hi qatarexpats15 Primarily our parking is for drakes hotel guests only, we have 15 car spaces for 20 bedrooms. It is worth giving us a call on the day you are dining and if it looks like we have spaces available, our... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$79
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
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
  • E-mail
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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