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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%
Travellers talk about
“amuse bouche” (20 reviews)
“tasting menu” (19 reviews)
“souffle” (10 reviews)
Open Now
18:30 - 21:45All hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
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1 - 10 of 436 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to Drakes for my birthday dinner. Made the reservation about a month ago and was really looking forward to it. Already knew what I wanted from seeing the menu on line. We were four and arrived late because of a traffic mess but were...More

Thank daveinspain55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I very rarely give my reviews a 5 rating, but this restaurant deserves it. Arrived early so enjoyed a drink in the bar area first. The lady and man were both loved and friendly, so first impressions were good. Taken down to the restaurant and...More

Thank fuertelove
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took friends who unlike ourselves were not familiar with Drakes, although living locally knew most other restaurants. The food was superb and the service was beyond excellent. They were bowled over by our choice of restaurant

Thank davidpsherwood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with a group of 30 and everything was handled efficiently. From the starter to the main to the most delicious crumble all amazing. Anthony and the rest of the staff were great. Compliments to the chef, especially for the mash potatoes (heavenly) and the...More

Thank UKJackieBee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely quiet small restaurant with good menu and lovely food. It's not cheap but not expensive either. The service is great. Really friendly but not obtrusive - quite romantic.

1  Thank Poopyscoop
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked the taster menu meal whilst visiting Brighton. Started by having cocktails in the bar beforehand - the barman was so accommodating, demonstrating his knowledge on all the cocktails & helping us choose the right one - watching him make it was an event in...More

Thank Craig_Cattigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in the hotel for two nights and had pre-booked for Drakes for last Friday evening. The restaurant was very busy but we had a nice corner table. I had halibut with basil oil followed by the peach cheesecake. The set price for...More

Thank St-Lucia_Enthusiast
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Birthday meal for my boyfriend. 5 star everything. Perfect in every way. Felt very spoilt and special.

1  Thank Alison M
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We dined here while staying next door, and entertained two friends. All of us agreed that the meal was a real treat. Drinks were taken in the comfortable bar on the ground floor, and the restaurant is downstairs in the airy and well decorated basement,...More

1  Thank Charles G
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were here for dinner to celebrate her birthday,the food was superb ,very creative and beautifully cooked and presented.surprisingly the bill for our meal with a delicious bottle of wine ,was very reasonable,we will most definitely return

1  Thank Stanley B
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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
USD 27 - USD 81
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, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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