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Organising a hen night in Brighton - HELP!

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Organising a hen night in Brighton - HELP!

Hi

I'm in the process of trying to organise a hen weekend in Brighton for March. There's going to be 23 girls in their late 20's/ early 30's (and a few older mums). We're staying at the Kings Hotel down on the seafront.

Can anyone recommend:

1) A nice restaurant large enough to cater for 23 people for a late lunch i.e. 3pm ish on a Saturday.

2) A couple of trendy and lively cocktail bars/ bars for us to start the night in - ideally with a seating area that we could try to book in advance.

3) A lively and fun bar/ club that will let a large group of girls in at about 11pm and stays open until at least 1 (somewhere suitable for the older ones as well as the young ones). We won't be in fancy dress but will probably be fairly roudy by this point!

A few of us aim to end the night in the Honey Club but we'll need to shake off the older ones first! Will we still be able to get in at about 1am?

Any recommendations/ suggestions would be much appreciated.

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1. Re: Organising a hen night in Brighton - HELP!

when you say a nice restaurant? what type of food, how much d'ya wanna spend? not a lot i woulda thought?

Places such as Donatello in the Lanes would suit, or Al Dumo by the Pavillion could cater for that number, with your own area

http://www.donatello.co.uk/

http://www.alduomo.co.uk/

or maybe Days Oriental buffet in East St.

Bars:

Try 'Ink Bar' in the Lanes.

Entourage, Middle St

Madame Geisha, East St

http://www.madamegeisha.com/

Merkeba, in MyHotel, Jubilee St.

http://www.merkababrighton.com/aboutus.html

Oxygen, West St

http://www.oxygenbrighton.co.uk/

Heist, West St

http://www.heistbar.co.uk/

Try Oceana for fun club, multi club-bar venue, bottom West St.

http://www.oceanaclubs.com/brighton

Honey is open til at least 5am, so no worries. Other places on the beach front worth checking, Life and Coalition (thru til 7am sunday mornings)

Head to Buddies 24hr Diner, post-club for Breakfast on your way back to the hotel.

http://www.brightonlife.com/clubs.html

http://www.drinkinbrighton.co.uk/

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2. Re: Organising a hen night in Brighton - HELP!

Hi,

Thanks so much for your response it's very helpful. I think we'll defo try out some of the bars.

Do you have anymore suggestions for more up market restaurants serving itallian/ british/ french food. We don't mind paying a little more.

Do you also know any good hotels/ B&B's that can accomodated 23 people (double and twin rooms) for £100 or less for a double room. We've provisionally got the Kings Hotel booked but the reviews on trip advisor aren't great.

Thanks again.

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3. Re: Organising a hen night in Brighton - HELP!

I would suggest Jury’s Inn, up by the rail station.

http://brightonhotels.jurysinns.com/

As for decent Italian, well for me it has to be Jamie’s Italian, i and other rate it. You normally cant book, unless a group of 8 or more, plus at the time of day you’re talking about, (ie after lunch and b4 dinner) you should be ok. Ask if they can fit you all in upstairs. You'll need to ring them obviously.

http://www.jamieoliver.com/italian/brighton

Otherwise, modern British/European.

The excellent, Havana in Duke St

http://www.havana.uk.com/index.htm

or consider Browns, further down the road.

browns-restaurants.co.uk/menu-brighton.php

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4. Re: Organising a hen night in Brighton - HELP!

www.travelodge.co.uk

sorry to jumpon the bad wagon here but im in the same situation as organising a hen do !

Travelodge looks well cheap and rooms are clean and simple if you book on line more than 9 rooms its knocks 20 quid of the price!!

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5. Re: Organising a hen night in Brighton - HELP!

yes, the Travelodge (West St) and the Prem Inn (North St) are gonna be cheaper, but depends what you want and where you wanna be. Both those are full of stags n hens and group bookings, every weekend, and its pretty rowdy down that end of town! and its a but a short stagger from the beach front, pubs bars and nightlife area, fine if thats where you wanna be.

~ pays your money, take your choice.....

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6. Re: Organising a hen night in Brighton - HELP!

Hi, I'm going to get involved here as well! I am also in the process of arranging a hen weekend but this isnt until July. Dont suppose anyone knows of some fun activities to do in the day on the saturday?! we've got the friday to shop and was looking for something fun and different for the saturday.

Thanks for the the pubs and restaurant ideas!

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7. Re: Organising a hen night in Brighton - HELP!

hmm, let me think, mid-summer, Brighton Beach......

thebrightonwatersports.co.uk/water-skiing.php

yellowave.co.uk/Activities/Volleyball.aspx

or, alternatively, there are the beach bars.......

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8. Re: Organising a hen night in Brighton - HELP!

Have you tried Estonia.

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9. Re: Organising a hen night in Brighton - HELP!

I'd also try 'Suga Qube' in Castle Square (bottom of North Street, near Old Steine) for cocktails - they have a seating area that can be reserved in advance (might not be big enough for 23 of you, unless you squash up a bit tho!), and they always have two for one offers on cocktails, so £6.00 gets you two cocktails, but they have to be the same, and there are some time restrictions, but think you'd be ok until about 10.00pm with the two for one offer. There are also regular offers on shots, baby cocktails etc.. They're open until 3am on Friday and Saturday nights, so could be a good place to either start or finish the night!

They aways have DJ's playing, and there's a great atmosphere with a good mixed crowd, so any older people in your group won't feel out of place.

Love this bar, and go here a lot, and the cocktails aren't watered down like some other places in Brighton that I could mention, lol! I agree with the other posting about Madame Geisha's, great suggestion, but a little bit more 'ching ching' than other places, but well worth it!

www.sugacube.co.uk

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10. Re: Organising a hen night in Brighton - HELP!

Carluccio's and Strada are both good Italian places (more expensive than Donatellos which is famously quite cheap but more basic ) . Strada often have the two for one deals. I would recommend Valentino's (close to both Strada and Carluccio) for cocktails but it may be a bit too cramped although I think their cocktails are probably the best quality. I don't know if Pod above the Pavilion Tavern is still going but that club is good for all age groups as is the Catfish.

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