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The Independent

££ - £££, British,
95 Queens Park Road, Brighton BN2 0GH, England
+44 1273 602822
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sunday roast” (14 reviews)
“squid starter” (2 reviews)
“pork” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
95 Queens Park Road, Brighton BN2 0GH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Friday for dinner and a few drinks. Attentive, friendly service. Slightly small mains selection and they had run out of steak. Our starters were very good, scallops especially, and the mains also. Burger wasn't quite up to the standard of the other...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We come here and share plates usually, in a tapas style. We have also had main courses too. Always good quality, more restaurant tyke than pub. We also attended a theme night of a tasting menu with accompanying wines.... only £30 and amazing value for...More

1  Thank katemalley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like rock solid Yorkshire’s, dry reheated roasties, undercooked veg and tasteless gravy then this is the place for you? Was so disappointed with this food, they used Beef gravy on the roast chicken, my girlfriend doesn’t eat beef so she had to ask...More

1  Thank Alex W
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Booked a table for lunch. It was a special “mussel fest” day so there were huge bowls with different flavoured sauces. Two of the party had the marinière and the bacon and cream - delicious, fresh and very tasty. Accompanied by a happily well spiced...More

1  Thank CEAMWinchester
Reviewed 25 February 2018

We enjoyed a great Sunday Lunch today at the Independent. A lovely atmosphere with first rate service and excellent food. The whole family loved the squid starter and the roasts were perfect. A real little gem and we will definitely be back.

1  Thank Rachel A
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Had a great evening at the pub last night. What a treat to finish our celebration week!! Tasty fish chowder and fab live jazz!!!!

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

I came here for lunch with friends one Friday. We were the only people on there as we got there early but they staff were very friendly and chatty to us. We all opted for starters and mains and although they did not have my...More

1  Thank Bryony H
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The independent has great food and beer from all around the world -even great local brews. Highly recommended for an evening out or a fabulous Sunday lunch.

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I had the pleasure to eat here on Saturday 16th December, the service was very good, menu choice excellent and the wine list inexpensive . The squid starter was delicious and the sea bream main course was excellent, overall a very enjoyable experience in a...More

1  Thank Mike R
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Have been meaning to come to The Independent since it opened but have never had the opportunity until last week. A baby sitting mishap meant we had to go much more local than planned but this ended up being anything other than misfortune. The food...More

2  Thank vic79uk
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Response from AnaSousaPassos | Reviewed this property |
Babies and dogs, are besides people, most welcome to the Independent: they all have a friendly manner and will do anything to make you happy... Trust me: I know for experience! ;-)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95 Queens Park Road, Brighton BN2 0GH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 602822
  • E-mail
Freehouse pub in Hanover, Brighton. Our opening and food times are: Monday-Thursday: 5pm-11pm (food 5-9.30pm) Friday-Saturday: 12pm-midnight (12-9.30pm) Sunday: 12pm-10pm (12-9pm)
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