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The Restaurant at Drakes

44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
+44 1273 696934
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“amuse bouche” (23 reviews)
“tasting menu” (24 reviews)
“souffle” (12 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely intimate restaurant in the cellar of this wonderful hotel. Beautiful lobster amuse bouche. We both had the sea trout starter which was delicious. My husband says the steak was one of the best he has had and he has it often! My fish excellent...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited The restaurant at Drakes to celebrate 60th birthday and 20 years anniversary. The food experience was extremely pleasant and the service both high quality and professional. The place is elegant yet relaxed. Highly recommended for couples and smaller groups.

Thank Gudlaug S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was excellent and the food totally delicious. If your looking to treat yourself to something special would totally recommend.

Thank shelly504160
Reviewed August 20, 2018

we went to dinner with our family from South Africa tonight. From the moment we entered to the moment we left we felt 'loved'. From the amuse bouche to the deserts to food was faultless. Our waiter, on delivery of our food, explained each dish...More

Thank Colin E
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Loved my birthday meal last night! We had the tasting menu with paired wines. The wines were very well matched with great service explaining why the wines were chosen for each course. All the food was very flavoursome and the rabbit lasagna in particular was...More

Thank LuckyLaura
drakes-btn, Guest Relations Manager at The Restaurant at Drakes, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Dear LuckyLaura, We're delighted to read your wonderful review of The Restaurant at Drakes and thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with others here on TripAdvisor. The Restaurant at Drakes offers well prepared, imaginative menus which have delighted our guests...More

Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

So glad I planned to come to this restaurant! I looked at reviews on here which made me decide to chose here and I’m glad I did. The food was a very high standard I went for 3 courses and my husband went for 2....More

Thank cheekyclaudz
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We went here for my birthday. The waiter was lovely and knowledgable about the wines. Ot doesn’t matter how lovely the food is, poor service ruins an experience, but this was faultless! We were given some delicious fresh breAd and whipped butter to start, with...More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed July 22, 2018

My partner and I were celebrating our anniversary and thought it best to mark the occasion in style, so we booked a table at Drakes. The service, wine and food did not disappoint. In particular the rabbit which was truly amazing! The service was fantastic...More

Thank Salu_0122
Reviewed July 16, 2018

A return visit and a fabulous evening. It was lovely to be greeted in the bar and experience rather splendid cocktails. The meal and the service were superb. We thoroughly enjoyed every course. Another memorable time. Many thanks.

Thank Smiler037
Reviewed July 11, 2018

We never thought it was possible to get a seating here with such a short notice. Specially since we were a group of 10+ people. But we were wrong. First I thought I walked into a bed and breakfast hotel with a small cocktail-bar. But...More

Thank Ørjan T
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July 29, 2018|
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Response from drakes-btn | Property representative |
Hello Charlotte, It is a fine dining restaurant (although not formal or stuffy in any way) so most guests do tend to dress up a bit. This is not essential however as we prefer you to be comfortable. Smart casual may be the... More
May 5, 2017|
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Response from drakes-btn | Property representative |
Hi qatarexpats15 Primarily our parking is for drakes hotel guests only, we have 15 car spaces for 20 bedrooms. It is worth giving us a call on the day you are dining and if it looks like we have spaces available, our... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$79
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
Considered by many to be Brighton's best restaurant, backed up by its status 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. 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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