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The Restaurant at Drakes

44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
+44 1273 696934
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“amuse bouche” (23 reviews)
“tasting menu” (24 reviews)
“souffle” (12 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What can we say, the food was divine, the wine; superb. The service was second-two-none - so attentive. From the moment we started on the champagne, to cocktails, followed on with wine, food and dessert it got better and better. A return visit is due!...More

Thank c0rp0ralj0nes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As we were staying in the hotel we decided to eat in the restaurant, this was definitely the best decision. The second we walked downstairs into the cosy restaurant and Mark (our waiter) introduced himself we felt at home. He took the time to talk...More

Thank Dan G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted somewhere special for our anniversary and this seemed like a good option. We love a tasting menu and exploring interesting dishes and seeing how creative the chef can be. Well, the menu reads ok but the actual delivery was pretty lame. The dishes...More

1  Thank Eugenie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing experience, one of the finest meals I’ve ever had. Perfect for a romantic meal, very tastefully decorated, service was exceptional.

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for a special occasion so were expecting to have a memorable meal. Unfortunately this was not the case. I didn't like my starter, my fault, nothing to do with the dish, just didn't like the coating the meat was cooked in. However, we...More

1  Thank Doglad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely intimate restaurant in the cellar of this wonderful hotel. Beautiful lobster amuse bouche. We both had the sea trout starter which was delicious. My husband says the steak was one of the best he has had and he has it often! My fish excellent...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited The restaurant at Drakes to celebrate 60th birthday and 20 years anniversary. The food experience was extremely pleasant and the service both high quality and professional. The place is elegant yet relaxed. Highly recommended for couples and smaller groups.

Thank Gudlaug S
Reviewed 25 August 2018

The service was excellent and the food totally delicious. If your looking to treat yourself to something special would totally recommend.

Thank shelly504160
Reviewed 20 August 2018

we went to dinner with our family from South Africa tonight. From the moment we entered to the moment we left we felt 'loved'. From the amuse bouche to the deserts to food was faultless. Our waiter, on delivery of our food, explained each dish...More

Thank Colin E
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Loved my birthday meal last night! We had the tasting menu with paired wines. The wines were very well matched with great service explaining why the wines were chosen for each course. All the food was very flavoursome and the rabbit lasagna in particular was...More

Thank LuckyLaura
drakes-btn, Guest Relations Manager at The Restaurant at Drakes, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Dear LuckyLaura, We're delighted to read your wonderful review of The Restaurant at Drakes and thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with others here on TripAdvisor. The Restaurant at Drakes offers well prepared, imaginative menus which have delighted our guests...More

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29 July 2018|
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Response from drakes-btn | Property representative |
Hello Charlotte, It is a fine dining restaurant (although not formal or stuffy in any way) so most guests do tend to dress up a bit. This is not essential however as we prefer you to be comfortable. Smart casual may be the... More
5 May 2017|
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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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 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. 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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