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The Blue Man

8 Queens Road | BN1 3WA, Brighton BN1 3WA, England
+44 1273 726003
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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African, Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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8 Queens Road | BN1 3WA, Brighton BN1 3WA, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the perfect hidden and somewhat delightful gem. I was only in Brighton for three days, but two afternoons we frequented The Blue Man cafe bar. The ambience is lovely and matches the scrumptious wedges, samosas and wine. If only I had The Blue...More

Thank LotusBlossom31
Reviewed 4 January 2018

One of the best places i have ever been. We had a great experience with the stuff (males) but after when the shift(females) changed the atmosphere went cold and we could felt the difference ! Very nice experience , ordered food ( didn't like it...More

Thank Georgia P
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I was introduced to this restaurant by a friend. It’s quaint, quiet and has a cosy atmosphere. The staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and the service was attentive. A definite must for any occasion!

1  Thank Diana J
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

From memory I think this used to be called The Electric Grape back in the day- so for those Brightonians who were trendy in the 80s - visit purely for nostalgia Situated in Queens Road -not far from the clock tower- makes it ideal for...More

Thank benjyk
jwdBrighton, Owner at The Blue Man, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Thank you for such a lovely review, it makes us so happy that you have had such a good time and enjoyed our decor, theme, drinks and snacks. Your review suggests you totally get The Blue Man so thank you again and we hope to...More

Reviewed 18 November 2017

So loud I could barely hear myself talk. Nice atmosphere, Good drinks, especially the Gin and Rum selection. Seating a bit cramped, Wouldnt recommend for anything beyond a visit with some pals..More

1  Thank Ray G
jwdBrighton, Owner at The Blue Man, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Hi Ray Thanks for your review and the bits about the bar that you liked! We're a busy bar in the centre of Brighton so it's to be expected that it will get loud so perhaps if you are not a fan of loud places,...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017

I enjoyed this place so many times before today that it has been a shame how we were treated. Today a group of friends went to enjoy a nice drinks and board game as usual to Blue Man, it was busy and the only table...More

1  Thank Ro V
jwdBrighton, Owner at The Blue Man, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Hi Ro In our experience, we have found that when someone has posted a review like this across more than one social media platform, it is not that a person wants something to be investigated properly and resolved, it is that they want to make...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017

Very good food and lovely atmosphere. I Really enjoyed the dumplings and goulash. Highly recommended.

Thank Dan P
jwdBrighton, Owner at The Blue Man, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hi Dan Thanks so much for your lovely review - so glad you enjoyed our food! Have to ask though; we don't serve goulash as we're a North African themed bar. Maybe it was a tagine you had? :) See you again soon.

Reviewed 13 September 2017

We only stopped here by chance as other restaurants locally were very busy and surprisingly this one wasn't, perhaps because it's quite new. However it was excellent all round - our charming waitress Ellie suggested a strange sounding woodpigeon dish that I wouldn't have chosen...More

1  Thank BrushM
jwdBrighton, Owner at The Blue Man, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you so much for this review, it's for our restaurant on 10 Manchester Street that you are correct in saying is quite new. We are indeed North African - it's all within that style and we're very glad you liked it so much but...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Had such a great evening here! The food was amazing and so reasonably priced!! We ordered one of every tapas and 2 mains and shared it between the 5 of us. Absolutely delicious! Lovely friendly staff too.

Thank Holidaymakergreen
jwdBrighton, Owner at The Blue Man, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We hope to see you again :)

Reviewed 12 May 2017

Very helpful bar ladies ,funny and good to talk with The food was very tasty and well presented It is a busy place , popular with locals and visitors like myself A good range of drinks available Decent price and just an unique cafe Highly...More

Thank Dave B
jwdBrighton, Owner at The Blue Man, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Thank you for leaving us a lovely review! We're really happy you had a good time and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
09:30 - 02:00
09:30 - 02:00
09:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Queens Road | BN1 3WA, Brighton BN1 3WA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 726003
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The Blue Man is a relaxed and informal Cafe-Bar with Brighton Soul and North African flavour. You can pop in for coffee (best in town!), an amazing selection of tea, a lovely wine list or a bit of food if you're hungry. We're chilled and informal and will make you feel very welcome. In the evening we host live events, acoustic nights, dancing, DJs and parties. Pop downstairs and feel a world away from the hustle and bustle in a haven that's a home away from home...
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