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The Restaurant at Drakes

44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
+44 1273 696934
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stayed in A Room With A View (highly recommend) and had booked at Drakes for our anniversary dinner without realising it was next door! What a lovely restaurant, from the time we entered the restaurant they made us feel very welcomed. Great food, first...More

Thank Joan F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After a bit of confusion over our booking the rest of the evening, the service and the food more than made up for it. The restaurant is in the basement of a seafront boutique hotel - no views (except from the nice bar on the...More

Thank MammaCatten
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a very hot evening, we had the tasting menu and wine flight at Drakes. Every course was fantastic and it was very reasonably priced. Definitely recommended.

Thank Westcliff_Shrimper
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We frequented Friday evening for our anniversary meal and from the moment we walked through the door to the minute we left, our experience has been amazing! Mark looked after us so well and is a true credit to the restaurant! His knowledge and recommendation...More

Thank Sam0212
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Went here for the wife’s Birthday dinner and we were absolutely amazed! Lovely prepared, modern cuisine full of great taste and surprises. Had the tasting menu with the accompanying wines and it was perfect. Waiter was on top of everything and explained every course, as...More

Thank Pat756Michael
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Very comfortable, it is on the lower level so come for the food and not the view. The food was very good, highly recommend the asparagus salad with a poached duck egg. Very yummy indeed. Good wine selection and not overly expensive. We enjoyed it.

Thank jjp333
Reviewed 28 April 2018

When me and my family arrived at Drakes we were instantly greeted by happy faces and a waiter named Mark who seemed to be one of the most perfect waiters you could ask for. As our coats were taken we sat down and began looking...More

Thank ezrama707
Reviewed 15 April 2018 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 15 April 2018 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 12 April 2018 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
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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 27 - USD 80
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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
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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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