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The Lion & Lobster

) #61 of 863 Restaurants in Brighton $$ - $$$ , ,
24 Sillwood Street, Brighton BN1 2PS, England
+44 1273 327299
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (58 reviews)
“sunday roast” (56 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (13 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Gastropub, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
24 Sillwood Street, Brighton BN1 2PS, England
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1 - 10 of 724 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife booked a table here as a birthday surprise, whilst on a trip to Brighton. Fantastic atmosphere, great food and staff. Love the quirkiness of the place

Thank Dennis G
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food took around 20 minutes, we received a really hot plate with really nice fries, but the meat wasn't preheated enough.

Thank Maggie Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the restaurant many times so took the family who were visiting. From start to finish it was a great disappointment. It took 20 minutes to get a drink and another 5 minutes to get our food orders taken. I explained this to the manager,...More

Thank Ron G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had been in this pub for several years, popped in for a drink on the way back from a walk along the front. Pub was busy at 6-30 and I am not surprised , due to an excellent selection of craft beers. Not cheap but...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband had heard about this and we called in for a birthday lunch. When I first walked in I wasn't sure as it was quite dark and empty! However we ordered drinks and went up to the rooftop terrace. What a suntrap up there!...More

Thank Penguin32
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely roast popped in on the spur of the moment not expecting a table . Nice ambience and good will come again

Thank GuildfordLilly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went for dinner with my brother who visits me in Brighton only once a year, so I didn’t really want to kick up a fuss in front of him. Our table was booked for 20:45 so not exactly early. For starter, my brother ordered...More

Thank realenglishnic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this pub. There's so much more to it than you imagine from the outside. Lovely restaurant area on the first floor. And a roof terrace! The menu is appealing but somehow the food didn't quite live up to expectations. But after all it is...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for Sunday lunch. Previously heard great things about the food and whilst it was tasty it came out cold. Asked server to reheat and it was literally just microwaved. The plate came back boiling yet the food was still not hot enough. I would...More

Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love eating here. The food is so much better than I expected it to be. The roasts are solid and the fish and chips is always great. Nachos are strong, not the best I've had (pop over to the black lion for those!) and...More

Thank Laura P
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marie m
21 November 2016|
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Response from ickycookster2016 | Reviewed this property |
The stairs are quite steep and there are lots of small nooks and crannies which would be good if you wanted some space to your self. Sorry I can't help you regards thwe changing facilities. The staff are very helpful though... More
Jo A
25 September 2016|
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Response from ATChalmers | Reviewed this property |
If you vist their website they have a menu up that you can look over.
Brian V
21 February 2015|
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Response from Laineydesanvito | Reviewed this property |
It's changed hands recently and it's the place it used to be on any level!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Sillwood Street, Brighton BN1 2PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 327299
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