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OHSO Social

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250A Kings Road Arches, Brighton BN1 1NB, England
+44 1273 746067
10:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the family out for a day in sun. This bar is a great location to sit and the kids run around on the beach. Extremely busy venue but pleasant staff. Drinks a little expensive but worth it for the view. We will be back!

Thank Wendy H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On an unusually hot day for February, we found a great seat at this bar overlooking the sea and the pier. Restaurant was extremely busy which made for a great atmosphere, the staff were friendly and helpful. We had the fish and chips which found were great value as it was large size. Highly recommend!!!

Thank Tash A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for lunch, ordered food and drinks. Glasses were heavily marked and venue in general was dirty and looked in need of a good clean. After waiting 30 mins and other tables food arriving, queried and was told our food order had been lost. No offer of drinks or discount to apologise. Food itself was good, however experience in general... More 

Thank Tim84
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great atmosphere. great food. great service. went for a wedding reception. loved it. nice venue. beach views

Thank Ruthiewilson104
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I booked this venue for my companies Christmas party which involved about 36 of us. We arrived and were welcomed with a beautiful hot cider each. Thanks to the weather and the location of Ohso, we were able to sit outside whilst waiting for the others to arrive and admire the beautiful view of the sea and other surroundings of... More 

Thank Josiewilliss
Anthony N, Public Relations Manager at OHSO Social, responded to this review

Josiewillis We are really glad you had such a nice time with us and thrilled you gave us 5/5, please add yourself to our mailing list and we can send you information about future events and things going on with OHSO through the Sping and Summer months of 2017 where you will no doubt enjoy the venue even more. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Waited in the queue for ten minutes. Arrived at the front and told to move to another till to pay by card. The man who asked us to switch tills then left, returning five minutes later to tell us that that till was closed. Asked why he asked us to switch to a closed till, told in so many words... More 

Thank jessicahyde0
Allyson M, Manager at OHSO Social, responded to this review

We are sorry if your visit to OHSO was substandard and we would like to put this right for you. We would like to offer you a complimentary meal to show this is not the norm, so please contact Allyson to arrange this if you would like to accept. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Great venue; accommodating and very helpful when planning an event. The food was delicious and the location couldn't be more central. The manager and staff were attentive and did everything in their power to make sure we were comfortable and had what we needed. They catered for me as a vegan as well as other dietary requirements. The music was... More 

Thank misterjoeyjameson
Anthony N, Public Relations Manager at OHSO Social, responded to this review

Hi misterjoey/jameson Thanks for taking the time to post your thoughts of your recent visit to OHSO Social we are really thrilled you had such a nice time and that we did everything to make it great. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2017, register for our emails and we can keep you up to date online with... More 

Stroud, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Despite Brighton having huge numbers of cafés, why did I end up here? The beachside was inviting and it looked welcoming and the server polite. But it was possibly the worst and most expensive cup of undrinkable coffee on the South Coast. It was weak and insipid despite having for an extra shot - can't imagine what it would have... More 

1 Thank ArtWalker2014
Anthony N, Public Relations Manager at OHSO Social, responded to this review

ArtWalker2014 Thank you for your comments which you recently left we are sorry that you felt the coffee wasn't good enough and we will ensure this is looked into along with the other comments you made in your review. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Myself and a friend held a joint 40th party here in October and it was absolutely perfect. Daisy helped us organise everything before the day, and on the night the staff were excellent, dealing brilliantly with the drunken masses! Everyone had a great night and would recommend using this venue again, it's perfect size for a decent gathering, room to... More 

Thank V6691YKemma
Anthony N, Public Relations Manager at OHSO Social, responded to this review

Hi V6691Kemma Thanks for your honest and kind review of your visit to us we aim to make all our guests stay as enjoyable and care-free as possible and you have illustrated how we achieve this. Please do come back and see us again soon so we can build on your experience. More 

Surrey, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I spend a lot of time travelling in airports which are well known for charging customers a premium price for drinks. But OHSO takes the biscuit, £3.50 for a regular sized coffee. It was a nice coffee and the service was ok but I am still confused why they feel they want to charge this much.

Thank Harbison-Surrey
Anthony N, Public Relations Manager at OHSO Social, responded to this review

Harbison-Surrey In Brighton, we have one of the top venues in the city when it comes to both location and views, so this naturally contributes towards the price we charge customers because of the costs we have as a business. Obviously the views and surroundings are more enjoyed in the summer months it may be argued, however we are still... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 12
Bar, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250A Kings Road Arches, Brighton BN1 1NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 746067
Ohso Social is Brighton's best seafront beach bar! By day we've got a family friendly cafe bar feel, open for hearty, feel-good classic pub grub, tasty salads and Mediterranean inspired sharing platters. Food is sourced from local suppliers and served from breakfast (9am on-season or 10am off-season) right through 'til an early dinner service.

In the evening, OhSo turns down the lights and transforms into a beach-side party spot, with DJs at weekends.

Bookings are welcome and off-season we offer full venue hire, making us ideal for corporate functions, the 'big 40' party, networking events and more.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?