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The Ocean Restaurant

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43-45 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 1NA, England
+44 1273 232222
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Showing 47: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We had a quick fish&chips there. Service was good, food and drinks where served fast. Food was ok. 12.5% service charge added to bill without question

Thank matdev111
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Now called Taste. My friend and I were in Brighton for the day and I fancied some fresh sea food and this was the first restaurant we came across. I don't think I would have picked to have eaten in here if I had read the reviews first, but, our service wasn't as bad some on here. I had mussels... More 

Thank Aishlen
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Went as part of a large group and we were disappointed, the service was terrible and food took ages to come out. The cooking was not of a great standard. Not good at all.

Thank James M
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2014

We ended up here on Saturday night as it was the only empty restaurant in Brighton. The atmosphere was non existent - there were a few tables occupied by people who were clearly not from Brighton. The menu was small so what could go wrong? I ordered lasagne (a safe option) and my partner ordered cheeseburger and chips. My lasagne... More 

3 Thank sarafran
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Went to this dump, now called TASTE not sure what that is meant to imply?? The bad taste in your mouth from the staff? the food? or the whole experience? Firstly the staff were very unfriendly, incompetent and downright rude and we could see why, as the owner, an elderly woman with a vicious tongue, was severely dressing down the... More 

2 Thank dave73dave
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

When we sat I thought let me have a look at trip advisor, the reviews seemed awful, but they were all dated a year back (the restaurant has changed its name -the Taste). I thought maybe give them a chance new name, new beginning. My girlfriend and I both ordered cod and chips. The drinks took 15min to arrive. Then... More 

1 Thank Vangellis S
Slough, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

The best place to start is to leave this place when you arrive! The name has changed and like another reviewer I found The Ocean Restaurant name on the top of the receipt.....its name is now under "Taste Bar and Restaurant" Its started poorly...the waiter informed us that there would be a 20 minute wait for food, which we accepted.... More 

Thank Johnoh77
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 August 2014

The restuarant front looks different to the one in the picture as the one we went to had "Taste" branding, but this is the name that was on the receipt. My friend had a jacket potato with cheese which came out dry, cold and with lumps of cheese on it. I ordered the salmon which was an odd colour, dry... More 

Thank Cupcake862014
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

I don't understand the other negative reviews because we had a lovely meal here on Sunday 29th June. We shared Houmous (home made - Cypriot style mmmmmmm lovely) and Cod and chips. We will certainly revisit. They are in middle of refurb at the front so does not look inviting enough. Please don't get put off - please go and... More 

Thank Tonja H
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The food is not good. The service is slow and it depends of how they see you. The waiter was ok with us but I show how rude they can get from the people eating next to us. They put service charge which the owner keeps it for himself as the waiter told me so I asked to be taken... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Italian, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43-45 Kings Road, Brighton BN1 1NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 232222
The Ocean Pub Restaurant located between the piers on Brighton Seafront delivers great fresh food with fabulous views.A Comfortable & inviting alternative to regular Brighton town center pubs The Ocean offers a varied menu featuring fresh fish & seafood, grilled steaks, pizza & pasta.The Ocean offers daily specials, 24 hour breakfasts on weekends and a fully featured bar with great beers and cocktails.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?