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101 Western Road, Brighton BN1 2AA, England
+44 1273 278185
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Mascara last night and I can't fault. It has got everything going for it from polite staff, good atmosphere, fantastic food, reasonable prices, belly dancer entertainment and cosy decor. Im delighted we found this restaurant last night, it's a true treasure. We both had a tajine, packed full of flavour and the meat cooked to perfection. The mille-feuille and... More 

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1 Thank SarahJEX
Brighton
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food Great service very attentive and friendly Great ambiance and decor is great Food was delicious

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1 Thank Ibrown2009
Brighton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Really good food in a Moroccan tent. Shame it wasn't busier. Will definitely return. Not cheap but worth every penny

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1 Thank Barbicanlad
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We ordered a wide selection of dishes which were tasty and well prepared. The meal was somewhat spoilt though by the manager arguing in public with a waitress who seemed to have a grievance. The cost was on the pricey side for, say, a vegetarian tagine.

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Thank Michael H
Haroun Xavier M, General Manager at Mascara, responded to this review

Dear Michael, thanks for your review which is important to us. I am glad that you enjoyed the food and the decor which is the most important to us and for "the dispute between staff" it wasn't a dispute but its just I was having civilised discussion with my restaurant manager "and not waitress" and she didn't have any grievance.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Transported to North Africa the minute you walk through the door! Very welcoming, lovely gentle caring service, fab food and sumptuous setting. Busy but not too many tables so fine but do book. We will return. Another little gem in Hove - actually!

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1 Thank nikkimaddycharlotte
Gosport, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

went to mascara with the in laws as our short stay in brighton was coming to an end.it was superb.the interior of the restaurant made you feel very moroccan and the dining experience felt as though we were in morocco.the starters were good but the mains took you to a new level in terms of taste and flavour.the braised lamb... More 

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1 Thank 811michael
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went to this restaurant to taste a good north africa dinner and we were really surprised. The atmosphera was perfect. The dishes were tasty. We chose the speciality(the lamb for 2 persons) and it is better than restaurants in Morocco. The waiter was really professional and friendly. If you go to brighton you have to visit... More 

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Thank Antonio L
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Found this restaurant near our hotel and had a great meal. Prices very reasonable and food was truly special. The friendly staff completed what was a wonderful visit and I heartily recommend a visit to this restaurant if your in town .

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1 Thank Jonwills
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing restaurant, the venue was beautiful, we felt we were somewhere exotic in Morocco, the music was authentic, the ambience was very calm & relaxed. Apparently on a sat eve there is also belly dancing which we wish we could of seen. The staff we very helpful, Polite & lovely & as for the food - top... More 

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2 Thank CrystalAtlantis
Bologna, Italy
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82 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

My experience at Mascara has been simply perfect!! The location is fantastic and it was really like being in Marocco for a while...They do also a little dancing performance during your staying and also the music is very nice during your meal. So we chosed the specialty!! The lamb marinated with cous-cous and vegetables!! You have to go for it!!The... More 

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1 Thank giova84

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 33
Cuisine
African, Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Western Road, Brighton BN1 2AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 278185

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?