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“BEST RESTAURANT IN BRIGHTON”
Review of Mascara

Mascara
Ranked #84 of 1,176 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$24 - US$33
Cuisines: African
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

I've been here a few times with my partner, and can honestly say this is the BEST restaurant in Brighton.

It was my partners birthday recently, so I took him for a surprise dinner at Mascara knowing it's his favourite restaurant. We were treated to a free birthday pudding & a special rendition of Happy Birthday.

The staff are all so welcoming, attentive and friendly - which is such a bonus as it's a rare quality in retail these days.

The food is so tender & clearly cooked with love. Every dish is perfection with extremely reasonable prices!

Every time we visit this restaurant it's a pleasure & turns into a party, with beautiful music playing into the early hours. It always attracts an audience outside!

The manager tells us they are opening a new restaurant in Brighton shortly and has invited us to the opening, we certainly will be attending!

I recommend this restaurant for any foodies that enjoy a dance/party after dinner!

P.S this is Algerian food, not Moroccan!

Thank Samiyahh
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Small restaurant but with excellent food, pleasant staff and despite having a drinks licence happy for you to bring your own. Happy to recommend for couples or a bunch of friends

Thank wandagold
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Lovely service and delicious food, would recommend to everyone! Made my Birthday meal special! Thank you

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Thank Becca M
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Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

Wow, what an experience! The staff at Mascara are so welcoming and add a nice French touch to the Moroccan setting of candlelit low tables and chairs and very cosy on a full house! The wine list has a great range of Moroccans which compliment the exquisite tastes of a small yet diverse menu - of which I want to try them all! The Baklava was an absolute treat to finish off an beautiful evening! Service was fantastic, an absolute recommendation for an intimate meal for couples or small groups, Thank you Mascara!

Thank Matt L
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

Step in off the busy Brighton/Hove footpath and you are whisked away to another world for the evening. The atmosphere is just lovely. Low comfy chairs around decoratively beaten copper top tables scattered beneath colorful Moroccan lamps.
The service is fabulously authentic and friendly and the food is great. Even with our high expectations following our previously successful visit, we are always just as happily satisfied by the end of our evening. Meals are wonderfully North African with just a little French influence too.
They now allow BYO alcohol with no corkage charge; they have an incredibly priced 2 course set menu for £12.95 and the choices available from this menu are excellent, as is the food. This place is always busy on a weekend but deserves to be packed every night with loyal locals. It really is a gem.

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Thank Snaz
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