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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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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a pleasant evening here as we were staying at the hotel for a couple of days. Can't get excited about it ? It was all very good but didn't quite fulfil my expectations, felt the food lacked a little punch, I think it;s probably...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank dale_curtis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s not just the food in this place that’s wonderful. If you’re looking for the perfect ambiance, reliably affable waitstaff and a constant stream of appropriately pricey tipple, then Restaurant at Drakes is definitely the place to go. We were met by the manager, an...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank James P
Reviewed 31 October 2018

We had travelled from Watford for the weekend and this was our first night which was my birthday. Nice place and all good until our starter arrived. Unfortunately my starter of scallops were just about luke warm. I called the waiter to ask kitchen to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
5  Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

From the warm welcome to the most amazing service. Mark made us feel so welcome and he is the most genuine host. The atmosphere and decor is so glamorous and fitting for its surroundings. Everything that we tried on the menu was 1st Class. It...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ShirleyWilko
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

We came here a week ago for a birthday dinner. After reading reviews I thought I’d go ahead and book it. It’s safe to say we weren’t dissapointed. From the moment we arrived to when we left we were treated with excellent service. It was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank alicegrace96
Reviewed 8 October 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank c0rp0ralj0nes
Reviewed 5 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dan G
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Eugenie C
Reviewed 30 September 2018 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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dan S
Reviewed 29 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Doglad
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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$25 - US$76
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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