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“A lovely spot (if difficult to find) under the arches on Brighton Beach”“you eat upstairs, and kitchen and reception are below”. The younger sibling to a spot on The Lanes, it’s become one of the city’s most popular destinations, not just on account of the super location, but also the “smiley and efficient” service, and most particularly its “enticing” range of “lip-smacking” fish and seafood.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.


An “excellent addition for Riddle & Finns on the seafront”; in a “lovely spot under the arches, right by the beach” (that some still remember as Due South, RIP), this new sibling to The Lanes original offers a “great range of oysters” plus “seafood cooked to perfection” and “run to table from kitchen”; upstairs tables are preferred.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

Born in the bustling Lanes of the coastal town of Brighton, England, Riddle and Finns has become a household name in honest, quality and local seafood, oyster and Champagne dining. Taking inspiration from the high end liquor shops and oyster bars of New York city and Paris we pride ourselves in offering our diners an impressive culinary experience. Our dishes feature the freshest seasonal seafood, crustacea, meat and vegetables, each of which can be accompanied by wines and Champagnes from our extensive and carefully considered menu. So whether you are looking for a bowl of chowder and a glass of wine or 24 freshly shucked oysters and a vintage champagne we endeavour to cater to every occasion.

The Beach restaurant can be found overlooking the picturesque promenade of Brighton. Housed in the famous seafront arches you can enjoy your meal on the alfresco terrace or with views of the beach from the dining room. The restaurant is spread across the first floor and the terrace, the decor is relaxed and elegant allowing for the perfect setting for special meal both day and night. At The Beach we take reservations and we have a private dining room available for functions and special events.

Opening Hours:

12pm - 10pm every day

Please note, we are no longer serving breakfast.

Restaurant details

10 pm

Riddle & Finns On The Beach Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Riddle & Finns On The Beach Restaurant in BN1, Brighton by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Riddle & Finns On The Beach restaurant.
On a break for 4 nights in Brighton, ate he...
Reviewed 2 months, 8 days ago

"On a break for 4 nights in Brighton, ate here and liked it so much that we returned two days later. A big selection of seafood, generous portions, good service. Although not all the cooking is quite grade 5, I'd give them that rating for the huge variety of ways the dishes are available. All the standard European ways, but also sashimi (as good, and more generous portion, than Japanese restaurants we've eaten at), middle-Eastern monkfish 'osso bucco', bouillabaisse (maybe not 1005 authentic Nicoise, but really good), etc. Prices good for what you get."

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139 Kings Road Arches, Brighton, BN1 2FN
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