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The Restaurant at Drakes

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44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
+44 1273 696934
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked out Christmas party meal here at the last minute after Proud cancelled our booking 3 days before the event! That turned out to be quite fortuitous as the meal was excellent, as was the service, especially from our waiter Mark. Everyone at Drakes went out of their way to make sure we have a good time!

Thank Sarah_E_C31
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161 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a few minutes walk on the seafront from the Brighton pier. In a half-basement of the hotel, but bright and smart restaurant. Friendly service and good menu. The lunch set menu is good value, especially if you choose the 3 courses for 2 offer on the website.

Thank joetidd
Brighton, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival sitting in the bar in the bay window having a pre dinner drink makes it feel a very special occasion. Escorted down to the dining area you arrive at a room that is simply decorated, yet sophisticated. The food and service is excellent. Good well cooked with attention to detail. Service is timely but not obtrusive. Great place.

Thank annettebeard
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food. Well presented. Top class waiter. Great service. Just uncomfortable as it was so cold and drafty

Thank Jane F
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this restaurant several times and it has always been great. Excellent wine, amazing food & very good service!

Thank Raddy K
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant served superb food, paired with wines for each course. The waiter expertly guided us around each dish and its wine paring and all of it tasted wonderful. I would not be surprised if this place gains a Star soon given the exceptional quality of the room and service. Additionally, on top of wonderful evening dining, they do a... More 

Thank Jamie M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten at Drakes 3 times, and every time we have visited we have had a wonderful evening matched with excellant customer service, the food is just beautiful and all locally sourced, I am only to happy to give this review as I love this special restaurant.

Thank Barry S
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A dissapointing meal for our first night in Brighton. Read the reviews and being only a 1 minute walk from our hotel we booked for 6 people. The cocktail bar at the front of the hotel was welcoming and the waiter was very helpful however on going to the restaurant it started to go down hill quite quickly. One of... More 

Thank Nicola R
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely evening at this intimate restaurant in the basement of the hotel. Excellent food and service. No need to go into town if you are staying in the hotel. Highly recommend.

Thank travellafrance
Wokingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We picked out this restaurant on the internet, and boy we weren't disappointed. The welcome, service and food were excellent. The star of the show was an phonominal Rose Soufflé, and we've tasted lots of soufflés in lots of good restaurants.I look forward to returning. Thank you again for making my 70th birthday a special one.

Thank Janette H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$46 - US$78
European, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
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
Considered by many to be Brighton���s best restaurant, backed up by its status as the highest scoring local dining room 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 that has earned the restaurant two AA rosettes. 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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