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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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44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We had dinner here for my wife's birthday. The restaurant is in the basement of the hotel, but the way they have executed the style, lighting and decoration is so well done that this place feels like a great place to sit and have dinner...More

Thank ChrisAnna
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had the most amazing meal here last night and the staff were so attentive, and couldn’t do enough to make us feel comfortable and making sure that we was enjoying our meal and evening Would highly recommend this restaurant

Thank jessandtony10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Mothers Day visit certainly didn’t disappoint. We had a wonderful meal, and the service really topped it off. I can’t wait to return for dinner soon. The daffodils were a lovely touch- thanks all!

Thank J7619
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a very quiet evening (late February, mid-week, snowing) Drakes did us a wonderful meal. The menu was a bit Heston for our taste, but after some negotiation with the charming waitress we ordered well, ate superbly and staggered out into the night bursting with...More

Thank Aitch888
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All courses were delicious and interesting. A good wine list and a perfect dry martini from the bar.

Thank carrymybags21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu has everything you would expect from a Michelin star restaurant so hopefully it won't be long before The Restaurant at Drakes and its chef is awarded one. As some other guests mentioned, the position of the restaurant within the building is not the...More

1  Thank veronq
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first stay in Brighton at this hotel & dined here too. The food was excellent, staff very friendly & attentive, an intimate atmosphere with great décor. We shall certainly dine here again, when in Brighton!

Thank Yorkshire-Guys
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having eaten the night before at 'The Grand' it was nice to visit a restaurant that gets it right. Fairly intimate atmosphere, decorated beautifully, very nice staff and, of course, very fine food. I won't bore you all with what we had except to say...More

1  Thank Paladin5
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our first night in Brighton ever. It was cold and wet outside in February so we decided to eat in the hotel. Great decision. Lovely balanced menu. Great service. Enjoyed it very much and would certainly recommend it to anyone staying in the hotel or...More

1  Thank Ashley P
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch here with my wife. Trout gravadlax starter was good. Steak was perfect. Cod was very good and the risotto superb. Staff were friendly and attentive. Would recommend and would go again.

1  Thank Richard C
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5 May 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
USD 28 - USD 84
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:45 pm
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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