Due South

Price guide: Mid-range

139 Kings Road Arches, The Lower Esplanade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2FN

Price guide: Mid-range

Due South

By Emma Gregg, your Brighton expert

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#6 of 20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.7
4.7
Ambience:
4.7
4.7
Service:
4.8
4.8
Location:
5
5.0
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Families with teenagers, Mature travellers, Singles, Great views / scenery, People watching, Relaxation, Romance, Trendiness

Best for Outdoor dining - Expert review of Due South

This is easily the best place to eat on Brighton beach, especially on a sunny day.

Ever since it opened in 2003, this laidback little restaurant has been flying the flag for Sussex - it makes a point of sourcing top-quality wild, organic and free-range ingredients from within a 35-mile radius. The other reason I like it is that it’s right on the beach.

Food and drink: 

The people at Due South are particularly good with fish but local pheasant and pigeon are also offered in season - the menu changes each month. Even the wine list is air mile-conscious, with several Sussex wines to choose from and nothing from further afield than Italy or Hungary.

Ambience: 

Due South is a simple, whitewashed space with a lovely view of the beach from the upstairs window and a few tables outside.

Service: 

It's professional and efficient.

Location: 

It’s under the seafront promenade, in one of the arches which used to be fishermen’s stores, close to Brighton Pier.

Price advice: 

With most main courses hovering around the £17-£18.50 mark, it’s more expensive than it looks.

Tables to book: 

It’s well worth booking ahead for a chance to sit in the window.

More information on Due South:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
British, Modern, Seafood
Address:
139 Kings Road Arches, The Lower Esplanade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2FN
Telephone:
01273 821218
Website:
http://www.duesouth.co.uk
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily noon-3.30pm, 6-9.45pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
Local ingredients, organic, Ethical

Have you been to Due South? Would you recommended it?