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“BEST ROAST OUT IN YEARS!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Black Lion

Black Lion
Ranked #103 of 1,099 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$16
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, After-hours, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Here at The Black Lion, we aim to be the best at everything we do... And we do a lot!! From a fantastic restaurant serving food until 10pm (9.30Pm Thursday, 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays) to a consistently busy late night bar... And everything in between!! ... The Black Lion is all about live music, served up 6 days a week. Up-and-coming local bands, live and authentic Blues, swinging live Jazz Sundays, Brighton's most popular Funk and Soul bands - right through to renowned names on the DJ circuit... We've got the lot! ... Our fantastic DJs have a simple brief: "keep 'em smiling, make 'em dance" We play anything from Northern Soul, Motown, Funk, Rock & Roll, Ska, Mod Revival, Indie, Reggae and Old School Hip Hop... It's a fairly eclectic blend, but we find it attracts lots of the right kind of people, and they seem happy when they stumble out at 3am. ... On Sundays we're the 'Live & Swingin' Lion' - our in-house band plays a rotating mix of gypsy jazz, swing, blues, soul and funk. Serving fantastic home-cooked roasts all evening until they run out, as well as our full menu (advanced booking highly advised), we can't think of a more perfect end to the week. ... The Black Lion is fast becoming the go-to place for top-class, affordable cocktails in Brighton. With an extensive list made from quality, fresh ingredients, the best Bloody Marys in town, and weekly changing creations, you'll find something for every taste - always made with care and a flare by our inventive bar team.
Brighton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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“BEST ROAST OUT IN YEARS!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

... And i mean that! Catering for my husbands none veg tastes, my none fish tastes and my best friends vegatarianism was no mean feat coupled by our 5 children in tow but everyones meals was delicious and plentiful. Helpful staff, wonderful atmosphere, planning our return visit!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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“A lovely find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013

Searched around in the lanes for somewhere to eat which wasn't a chain restaurant and stumbled across the Black Lion.

The decorations and interior was warm and welcoming and although it was very busy when we arrived staff did their utmost to make sure service was as quick as possible. The food portions was very generous, i had the burger with pulled pork and my partner had the pork belly.

Only downfall was when i ordered a hot chocolate with all the trimmings it first came stone cold to the table however this was rectified quickly but when it was served again i didn't receive the flake or marshmallows.

This downfall is very minor considering the quality of the food.
Would recommend.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fab roast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

The sunday roast was lovely. Easily one of the best in Brighton. The only complaint is that the bar staff began to take plates off the table before everyone in our party had finished. However, although this was annoying, I would go back.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jeremy R
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“Amazing Roast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

Stopped here for a Sunday lunch and was absolutely stunned by a beautiful roast.

Everything was cooked to perfection. I can't recommend this place enough for anyone wanting a roast in Brighton.

I will say the customer service leaves a lot to be desired. They all seemed a little bored with their jobs and unconcerned by peoples needs. Even when I complimented the food they seemed uninterested.

Top thumbs up to the chefs you deserve a five star rating, sad to say your waiting staff have left you wanting!

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Thank TD2013food
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Warlingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great music for a Friday night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Went here as heard the music from outside and fancied a boogie! We were not disappointed! Great 'puby' atmosphere with a good DJ and dance floor at the back. Lots of different tunes to suit all tastes

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bridget R
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