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The Restaurant at Drakes

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44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
+44 1273 696934
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

The food was definitely amazing and delicious! A real downer on the night, which is why it has only been given 3 star was the decor and atmosphere. We were put in the smaller room on the right hand side at the bottom of the stairs and it felt like we had been pushed away from everyone else, therefore there... More 

Thank Caroline F
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Delicious food, excellent service and we would definitely go back there again. Very romantic and made to feel special.

Thank Alison4444
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Amazing service and excellent food. I would recommend this Restaurant 100%. The staff were personable and efficient and the food was of an amazingly high standard.

Thank Melanie W
Grantham, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

From start to finish it was a night to remember! The service was exemplary the food was great! From entering the Hotel to leaving it we enjoyed our experience.

Thank Christine and S... P
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

We had the August taster menu this evening and couldn't fault anything. The whole experience was absolutely fantastic. The restaurant is small and intimate and simply the loveliest atmosphere; it's about the food and the company you're with. Service was totally out of this world and nothing was too much trouble. As for the food - it's going to be... More 

Thank Nenie70
Zurich, Switzerland
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278 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

We where in Drakes to celebrate our wedding anniversary! We where not disapointed. The fish dish was perfectly cooked. The meat nice and pink as ordered. Nice wine list. Romantic setting in the basement of the Hotel.

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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

The restaurant is in the basement and is quite small, so you are sitting close to other diners. The service was very good. We both found the food disappointing. One dish lacked seasoning, the other was extremely salty to the point of being inedible. The waitress did notice that I had eaten hardly anything and did offer to replace the... More 

Thank MarilynDNorthampton
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Small menu using local produce. Salmon and pigs trotter starters promised more than they delivered. The main courses needed to be hotter but the flavours were very good. Aspects of the service were disappointing for a restaurant that automatically takes a 12.5% service charge! The second bottle of £35 wine was just poured into our glasses without being tasted and... More 

Thank janet s
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155 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

Very limited menu and very rich food. Excellent dining but a trifle expensive and very little choice. However, for fine dining it must be one of the top restaurants in Brighton

Thank GourmetEssex
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Lovely restaurant, great staff, lovely food and also we were given some compliments from the chef in between courses. Would definitely go again.

Thank Doris009

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$78
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
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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