RestaurantsEast SussexBrightonBN1

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Summary

£69
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “cracking hidden gem, tucked away in the Lanes” is “a bit of a Brighton institution now, and rightly so” – an “intimate and romantic” place where “the seafood is fresh, the dishes filling yet light and the service unobtrusive but friendly”. “It provides a great selection of crustacea and everything from mackerel to Dover sole”. There is now also a beachside offshoot in the Rotunda on Brighton’s Promenade.

Summary

£66
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “wonderful little venue” in Brighton’s Lanes (with an offshoot near the seafront) scores highly for its “incredibly fresh fish and seafood”. There’s a “real buzzy atmosphere”, too, that sometimes makes it “a bit of a madhouse” – a small price to pay for somewhere that “performs this well in a tourist hot-spot”.

Summary

£61
  £££
4
Very 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 real find in tourist-trap Brighton” – this Lanes oyster bar (with a spinoff near the front) serves classic platters of crustacea alongside a full menu of fish dishes. “We were a large greedy party and every course was delicious. All sauces benefitted from a base of well-reduced fish stock”.

Summary

£59
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Overall just a fantastic experience” – a Lanes oyster bar, with a spinoff on the promenade (“both are very popular”), which wins numerous raves for “the most amazing seafood”, combined with “brilliant” service and a pleasingly “informal” set-up (communal tables) whereby “you might easily find yourself sharing a tall table with strangers”.

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Reviews of Riddle & Finns Restaurant in BN1, Brighton by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Riddle & Finns restaurant.
Neil H
Not as good as previously Some of the seafo...
Reviewed 7 months, 15 days ago

"Not as good as previously Some of the seafood overcooked and over seasoned "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £18.00 £25.00
Pretheatre £18.00 £25.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.00 £18.00 £9.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £2.00
Service 12.50%
12b Meeting House Ln, Brighton, BN1 1HB
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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