The Restaurant at Drakes

Address: 43-44 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1PE, England
Telephone: 01273 696394

- Mid-range

4.9

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
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Service
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Food and drink
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Value for money
4.6
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Ambience
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Location
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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

[node:171131] 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 [node:173585] seafront, around 400 metres from [node:173582].

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.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Celebrity spotting
  • Relaxation
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Trendiness

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