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The Lion & Lobster

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, British
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24 Sillwood Street, Brighton BN1 2PS, England
+44 1273 327299
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 01:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been there several times. Love the atmosphere in the pub section - really pub feeling, good food (good selection including vegan dishes), wine and beer. If you like the pub feeling either for drinks and food you stay down stairs, if you want service and a restaurant feeling, your go upstairs - lovely feeling as very cosy and are served... More 

Thank Steen G
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quirky local with lots of different areas and nooks and crannies that makes it interesting. Great atmosphere. Restaurant is clearly very popular and we had a delicious roast lunch here. Recommend.

Thank KarenAnn1111
Brighton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We turned up around 1ish and we're lucky to get a table. If u haven't visited before there is the main bar the few alcoves with tables and a restaurant part upstairs. We got a table downstairs where u order at the bar, food came out quick and was lovely! I have put up a pic of dinners we had... More 

Thank Brightonman100
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are due to move to Hove in 10 days (an impulsive decision made 2 months ago) and discovered the Lion & Lobster a couple of weeks ago. We enjoyed a vast lunch there on the first visit and then today went back for a roast dinner. Hands down the best roast dinner I have ever had out. Portions are... More 

Thank hvwade1982
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The pub is great BUT the upstairs restaurant a real treat. It's like a Bohemian gentlemen's club with really good food but it's the quirky relaxed atmosphere I like best.

Thank 11London1111
Stalisfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a find, we are real foodies (including chefs and hoteliers!) and therefore quite particular. A great meal, true to its routes in being a pub but so restaurant quality dishes on the menu. We all only wanted a snack but the menu looked too good so we ate way more than we planned. Accommodating service, good atmosphere and lovely... More 

Thank Marianne B
Melbourne, Australia
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89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in for a quick bite and had the fish and chips (of course). Nice local pub and reasonable prices

Thank Susan M
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd been recommended this pub by a friend and it was very near our hotel. It has a 'proper pub' atmosphere, lots of character, friendly helpful staff and does an interesting menu (which we didn't try). Good range of ales - well worth a visit if you like 'pubs'!!

Thank John H
Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited last night, took a while to find it down the dark residential streets. From the outside it looks like any small back street pub. Inside the bar area was busy with a older crowd of well to do , I presume locals. The interior decor was shabby but full of character. We originally sat downstairs... More 

Thank Dazzer C
Rochester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

first time visiting this pub as the last pub on our crawl, I loved it! Very pretty inside with all the fairly lights and the cool decorations. They had a late night food menu too and was very happy with the size portions. Great atmosphere and would visit again

Thank Sholt98

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, British
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Sillwood Street, Brighton BN1 2PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 327299

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?