The Restaurant at Drakes

Price guide: Mid-range

43-44 Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1PE

Price guide: Mid-range

The Restaurant at Drakes

By Emma Gregg, your Brighton expert

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#2 of 20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Expert overall rating:4.9 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.9
4.9
Ambience:
5
5.0
Service:
4.9
4.9
Location:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Celebrity spotting, Relaxation, Romance, Special occasions, Trendiness

Best for Romance - Expert review of The Restaurant at Drakes

Fine dining in chic surroundings, at Brighton’s most elegant boutique hotel.

When it first opened, this restaurant earned rave reviews and a passionate following for its stylish, top quality contemporary European cooking. It’s since changed hands, but the chef has stayed on and the accolades keep pouring in.

Food and drink: 

After a cocktail in the ground floor bar, you may find yourself dithering over the oysters or the steak tartare, the soufflé or the partridge with Madeira sauce. It’s all delicious, modestly proportioned and beautifully presented. The tasty little amuse-bouches which appear between courses add to the special-occasion feel.

Ambience: 

Drakes of Brighton is a modern hotel in a beautifully restored, bow-fronted period building. Despite being on the seafront, the dining room has no view, as it’s on the lower ground floor, but it’s cosy after dark, with a wine cellar feel.

Service: 

It's formal but not over the top.

Location: 

It's on the Kemptown seafront, around 400 metres from Brighton Pier.

Price advice: 

This is one of the priciest places to eat in Brighton: set menus range from £29 for two courses to £50 for a tasting menu of five courses, or £85 including wine.

More information on The Restaurant at Drakes:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
British, International, Modern
Address:
43-44 Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1PE
Telephone:
01273 696394
Website:
http://www.therestaurantatdrakes.co.uk
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 12.30-2pm, 7-9.45pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

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