The Restaurant at Drakes
43-44 Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1PE
- 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
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.
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.
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.
It's formal but not over the top.
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:
- British, International, Modern
- 43-44 Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1PE
- 01273 696394
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Daily 12.30-2pm, 7-9.45pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times