RestaurantsEast SussexBrightonBN1

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In May 2021, Riddle & Finns on the Beach reopened in a new site, near its former one. Its former site (under the same ownership) is now Due South (which is what it was called before it became Riddle & Finns).

survey result

Summary

£61
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Now a Brighton institution” – this “firm favourite for seafood” is a spinoff of a Lanes oyster bar, acclaimed for “cooking that’s reliable, precise and unfussy, with quality ingredients at the fore”. We’ve maintained its ratings, although in mid-2021 – around the time of our survey – it upped sticks for a new home just around the corner from its former very atmospheric setting, right on the beach (premises that have reverted to their former identity, Due South, see also).

Summary

£59
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

An “excellent location (under the arches on Brighton beach) to soak up the sun on the terrace or watch it set from a window seat on the first floor” – this offshoot of the well-known Lanes oyster bar makes for the “perfect end to a day at the seaside”, not least thanks to its “amazingly fresh” fish and seafood.

Summary

£59
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

An “excellent location (under the arches on Brighton beach) to soak up the sun on the terrace or watch it set from a window seat on the first floor” – this offshoot of the well-known Lanes oyster bar makes for the “perfect end to a day at the seaside”, not least thanks to its “amazingly fresh” fish and seafood.

Summary

£54
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A splendid selection of seafood, generous portions and good service” earn solid ratings for this offshoot of the well-established Lanes oyster bar, in a “great location” with sea views under the promenade. Although the food is good-not-stellar, there’s a “huge variety” of cooking methods to choose from: “all the standard European ways, but also sashimi, Middle Eastern, bouillabaisse (maybe not 100% authentic, but really good)”, and “prices are keen for what you get”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
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No dress code
60

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.
Martin B
Stand out location surveying Brighton Beach...
Reviewed 5 months, 28 days ago

"Stand out location surveying Brighton Beach. Staff adding to a warm and professional vibe. Food fishbased and delicious - smoked haddock and tempura tiger prawns hit all the right notes. Nice to see some nearby English options on the wine list. A palpable hit!!"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies
£9.50 £24.00 £5.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £27.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
65 Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 1NA
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑10 pm
Saturday11:30 am‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑10 pm

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