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The Restaurant at Drakes

44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
+44 1273 696934
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“amuse bouche” (19 reviews)
“tasting menu” (19 reviews)
“souffle” (10 reviews)
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44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
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Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

My husband and I dined here to celebrate my birthday. We were very impressed by the service of our waitress, Sally. She was incredibly attentive, informative and generally lovely! We opted for the tasting menu with the wine pairing. The food was, on the whole,...More

1  Thank JandGWestSussex
Reviewed 1 January 2016

We stayed over the Christmas period in the hotel and dined in the excellent restaurant where we enjoyed excellent food... the goose on Christmas day was divine! The staff are attentive and helpful and enhanced our experience... Malcolm, who served us breakfast, gave my mother...More

1  Thank Ron P
Reviewed 1 January 2016

We went there for a birthday celebration, and opted for the Chef's 5 course tasting menu with wine. The food was outstanding and also incooperated an amuse gueule and a sorbet to clean the palate. Our favourite course was the guinea fowl, but everything was...More

1  Thank UlBrDo
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Went here for a nice lunch with my wife in the lead up to Christmas. We had ham hock, gnocchi & pan fried pork all very good. We also had creme brûlée - which was lovely and quite huge! Attentive, respectful service. This hidden gem...More

Thank PeterBell
Reviewed 21 December 2015

What a find! The most beautiful little restaurant within the Drake Hotel on the seafront road offering fine dining at it's best. The staff were attentive, friendly and extremely helpful with regards to menu choices. The food was simply excellent and so well served that...More

1  Thank Karen G
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

What a lovely restaurant. Lovely food. Lovely staff. Welcomed 22 of us for office Christmas lunch and everyone loved it.

Thank Annette B
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Just to say, two of us had Lunch on a cold, wet and windy day at the end of November and were mightily impressed with the Meal. We were the only two in the restaurant which felt wierd but the food more than made up...More

Thank Miggy1944
Reviewed 30 November 2015

We dined here on Friday night and I would just like to say what a great restaurant which doesn't take itself too seriously. Good food, cool ambience and the what has to be said one of the best waiters I've ever encountered. Great service makes...More

Thank marinaBrighton
Reviewed 14 November 2015

This is a Birthday Present from my Nephew and I haven't been able to use it until today. As I was very ill in July, so my Wife and I had a Chefs Special Tasting Menu of 5 Courses, which included 2 extra and believe...More

Thank Gerald926
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

Visited for a family celebration and we were treated extremely well by staff who were friendly and efficient. The food was of a high standard in the main and, although pricey at 3 courses for £45 , was reasonable value. A ( free) pre-starter of...More

Thank ian h
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5 May 2017|
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Response from Richard H | 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$78
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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:45
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 as the highest scoring local dining room 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 that has earned the restaurant two AA rosettes. 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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