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The Blue Man

8 Queens Road | BN1 3WA, Brighton BN1 3WA, England
+44 1273 726003
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“lamb tagine” (13 reviews)
“falafel” (14 reviews)
“merguez” (5 reviews)
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African, Bar, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Queens Road | BN1 3WA, Brighton BN1 3WA, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So loud I could barely hear myself talk. Nice atmosphere, Good drinks, especially the Gin and Rum selection. Seating a bit cramped, Wouldnt recommend for anything beyond a visit with some pals..More

1  Thank Ray G
jwdBrighton, Owner at The Blue Man, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ray Thanks for your review and the bits about the bar that you liked! We're a busy bar in the centre of Brighton so it's to be expected that it will get loud so perhaps if you are not a fan of loud places,...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017

I enjoyed this place so many times before today that it has been a shame how we were treated. Today a group of friends went to enjoy a nice drinks and board game as usual to Blue Man, it was busy and the only table...More

1  Thank Ro V
jwdBrighton, Owner at The Blue Man, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Hi Ro In our experience, we have found that when someone has posted a review like this across more than one social media platform, it is not that a person wants something to be investigated properly and resolved, it is that they want to make...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017

Very good food and lovely atmosphere. I Really enjoyed the dumplings and goulash. Highly recommended.

Thank Dan P
jwdBrighton, Owner at The Blue Man, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hi Dan Thanks so much for your lovely review - so glad you enjoyed our food! Have to ask though; we don't serve goulash as we're a North African themed bar. Maybe it was a tagine you had? :) See you again soon.

Reviewed 13 September 2017

We only stopped here by chance as other restaurants locally were very busy and surprisingly this one wasn't, perhaps because it's quite new. However it was excellent all round - our charming waitress Ellie suggested a strange sounding woodpigeon dish that I wouldn't have chosen...More

1  Thank BrushM
jwdBrighton, Owner at The Blue Man, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you so much for this review, it's for our restaurant on 10 Manchester Street that you are correct in saying is quite new. We are indeed North African - it's all within that style and we're very glad you liked it so much but...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Had such a great evening here! The food was amazing and so reasonably priced!! We ordered one of every tapas and 2 mains and shared it between the 5 of us. Absolutely delicious! Lovely friendly staff too.

Thank Holidaymakergreen
jwdBrighton, Owner at The Blue Man, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We hope to see you again :)

Reviewed 12 May 2017

Very helpful bar ladies ,funny and good to talk with The food was very tasty and well presented It is a busy place , popular with locals and visitors like myself A good range of drinks available Decent price and just an unique cafe Highly...More

Thank Dave B
jwdBrighton, Owner at The Blue Man, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for leaving us a lovely review! We're really happy you had a good time and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Over priced and cold! Very let down by the amount and quality of food on my plate! Did not live upto my expectations at all!More

2  Thank Shiv M
jwdBrighton, Owner at The Blue Man, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Hi Shiv Hi Shiv Thanks for the review. Did you bring your dissatisfaction to our attention at the time? If not, then there's nothing we can do about your issue and we would always want to. Instead of just leaving a bad review for a...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

Do not ask to get the buffet at The Blue Man. What they mean by that is one plate of food for three people! I had the vegan option which was bland hummus with bland falafel. We also got a bowl of warm water with...More

2  Thank Iva M
jwdBrighton, Owner at The Blue Man, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Hi Iva We understand that sometimes not every customer enjoys their time with us. What we ask is that you don't simply walk off without paying after treating the staff serving you like trash - they are there to help and refusing to pay for...More

Reviewed 27 February 2017

A great little bar , minutesaway from the station and the sea front with fantastic north African food, a friendly welcoming staff and great atmosphere. There is a lovely room downstairs which is often used for music gigs and private parties, and during the Brighton...More

Thank Daphnale
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Place with oriental feeling. Many types of drinks to offer, especially tea :) Really cool design, worth to check it out 😉

Thank Rehtacka007
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Art R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 67
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 2:30 am
10:00 am - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Queens Road | BN1 3WA, Brighton BN1 3WA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 726003
  • E-mail
The Blue Man is a relaxed and informal Cafe-Bar with Brighton Soul and North African flavour. You can pop in for coffee (best in town!), Amazing selection of tea, a lovely wine list or a bit of food if you're hungry. We're chilled and informal and will make you feel very welcome. In the evening we host live events, acoustic nights, dancing, DJs and parties. Pop downstairs and feel a world away from the hustle and bustle in a haven that's a home away from home...
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