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Grand Central

$$ - $$$, , British
29-30 Surrey Street, Brighton BN1 3PA, England
+44 1273 329086
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“sunday roast” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
“sun trap” (2 reviews)
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Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
29-30 Surrey Street, Brighton BN1 3PA, England
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Good food, we served. Pretty traditional as a pub. Friendly staff and not too noisy for us elderlies! Dogs very welcome

Thank GaianB
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Fantastic venue Fantastic food. Fantastic staff. Fantastic time! Great central location. Really good function space with private bar. Particular thanks to Lou, Louis and Sally.

Thank garytoyne
Liam M, General Manager at Grand Central, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Hi Gary, Thanks so much for your feedback. We're really glad you enjoyed your Christmas party with us! I'll pass on your feedback to the staff mentioned and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

How brilliant! A lovely selection for us all, and ALOT of scrumptious food!! Very attentive & cheerful staff, comfortable and relaxing environment, and right outside the train station, so commuters can have easy access to getting home after. Would highly recommend this place for it’s...More

Thank Jacqui37
Liam M, General Manager at Grand Central, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback :). Really glad to hear you had a great time! First one of the year for us. Look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 November 2017

We tend to stay in the ibis hotel more or less across the road so we always seem to pop in here for a couple of drinks.Seems a friendly pub with good bar staff and a nice sun garden in summer to sit in .We...More

Thank scahill
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Hi there, my wife and I had an absolutely incredible wedding reception at The Nightingale Room in The Grand Central and would highly recommend this venue all day long. Manager Liam and his team pulled out all the stops to ensure that we had the...More

1  Thank Daniel B
Liam M, General Manager at Grand Central, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Hi Dan and Sarah, we are so pleased that you had a great time and that we could make your occasion special. I hope you're enjoying married life! Hopefully see you soon, Liam

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Exists as it's by the station , lovely decor & layout. Service is so not interested it's painful. Borderline really rude, not exceptable really. Great secret garden sun trap is excellent

Thank Gmickbrighton
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Well where do we start, let's just skip to the ordering process, I was at the bar ordering the guy taking the order did not know how to place the order on the till, he could not find the buttons, ' I have been here...More

Thank adoc9
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This place is great! The food is amazing and the choice of drinks is great. There is a very relaxed atmosphere yet the bar staff are extremely attentive. Liam, Felicity and Becka did an excellent job of looking after us, thank you!

Thank Brunts1980
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Right next to the station, average pub. Popped in for one with my dad whilst waiting for a train. Friendly staff, reasonable prices, smelt of fish. Location is its key selling point. Not a pub to specifically go to but fine for one.

Thank Nicholas G
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Just had a superb experience of the Nightingale Room and the Grand Central Pub downstairs. I was arranging a training workshop for a group of 15 and wanted somewhere funky and non-corporate. The cozy boudoir style fitted perfectly, with the couched booths ideal for break-out...More

Thank John Y
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29-30 Surrey Street, Brighton BN1 3PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 329086
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A lively, opulent pub, the Grand Central stands tall as one of Brighton’s best-loved establishments. Grand in both name and nature, the pub near Brighton station boasts British-inspired menus and even its own theatre - but it’s the fabulous food and drink that take centre stage.
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