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The Blue Man

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8 Queens Road | BN1 3WA, Brighton BN1 3WA, England
+44 1273 726003
10:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 02:30
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great little bar , minutesaway from the station and the sea front with fantastic north African food, a friendly welcoming staff and great atmosphere. There is a lovely room downstairs which is often used for music gigs and private parties, and during the Brighton Fringe hosts a full high-quality comedy shows programme. Don't miss it this gem!

Thank Daphnale
Wageningen, The Netherlands
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Place with oriental feeling. Many types of drinks to offer, especially tea :) Really cool design, worth to check it out 😉

Thank Rehtacka007
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The ambiance is very cozy and inviting. I really enjoyed the food as well. But that night I had my first heartburn ever, and couldn't sleep for hours. Perhaps to oily or something for my digestion.

Thank Duru Ö
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Came here for a comedy night and decided to arrive early and order food and drinks. Was slightly frustrated to be told booking wasn't necessary for that time of day only to arrive and find no tables but we managed to find a corner to have drinks in before moving to a table before ordering food. We were downstairs where... More 

Thank flash21
Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Lovely atmosphere, really friendly staff and the food options are spot on - main meal or several smaller dishes depending on how hungry you are. Excellent range of spirits as well. The only down side is that can get busy and no tables left for dinner. Still nice to have a drink there though. Not many places like this about... More 

Thank pubsearcher74
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I'm a local bloke & over the years I've had a beer or two in the Blue Man, never eaten. The wife and I had plans of Thai but walked past Blue Man and thought "let's try something different". Very pleased we did. The food is amazing, and I mean amazing...little bit of this, little bit of that....washed down with... More 

Thank Tony J
Brighton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This hidden cafe serves good North African food. The staff are friendly, the decor is SO cool and they have a downstairs area you could hire for a special occasion. The cheese dumplings were gorgeous and the merguez was good too. Love this place and would definitely return!

Thank Mariam M
Oliva, España
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82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

If you are looking to have a different meal in Brighton this is the place. Small, nice and quiet, delicious food, cooked with attention to detail, passion and love! Very reasonable prices for the quality of the food. Very good service!

Thank briviajera
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I love this place, it's got such a great vibe and the staff are super friendly. I didn't eat but the food coming out looked amazing. I'll come back for sure and I think I'll have the lamb tagine.

Thank russ_brighton
New Delhi, India
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Want to get away from the usual pub fare? This is the place to visit. Delicious platters with humus, dips, pitta bread,haloumi cheese sausages etc. The lamb tagine was not excellent though, but well worth a visit to this place.

Thank MallikaNarayandelhi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
African, Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 02:30
10:00 - 02:30
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
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!), 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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