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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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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was @ Drakes today for lunch and the food was simply Michelin star quality! Delicious! And the service was exceptional, would highly recommend! Thank you for spoiling us this afternoon! ❤️

Thank JoshiiCP
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Twelve stars out of ten . Fabulous staff both in the restaurant and the bar. Food was excellent, would recommend this restaurant and bar to everyone 👍👍

Thank Fríða S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal at Drakes with friends. Nice ambiance. Very friendly and helpful staff. Food was amazing particularly the vege wellington!!

Thank Emma D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice restaurant in a lovely hotel. Had such a great time in this lovely place. The tasting menu with wine was just perfect, great wines chosen to match some incredible food. Will definitely be back. Thank you to all of the great team

Thank commeddy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked for an evening diner. The staff is great and very welcoming. Choice of tables in a cosy trendy restaurant. Everything runs perfectly and smoothly from sitting down to leaving the place. The waiters are extra friendly and very efficient, the kitchen delivers beautiful...More

Thank Benny P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Top quality, well presented food and excellent service, with delightful additions between courses. Varied wine list and a few local beers if needed. Decor is somewhat plain with an obsession with fungi but doesn’t feel like your average Brighton basement. Good for people watching as...More

Thank Legroom_Needed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drakes Restaurant is top quality so i would always suggest booking a table. The food is excellent here and the manager and waiters really pay atention. For the quality of food I would say it is excellent value. Also - great cocktails in the bar...More

Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot fault the meal but as we were the only family dining the waiter chose to come back and chat all the time making it a little uncomfortable. Plus when giving our bill did not mention the 12.50% service charge we also gave a tip...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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

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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 29 - USD 86
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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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