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Summary

£67
  £££
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.

It’s 15 years since this basement in a Kemptown boutique hotel helped raise the excitement level about Brighton’s eateries, and it remains one of the city’s better dining destinations to this day. One repeat visitor was “disappointed on a return-visit after many years”, but most reporters still rate the cuisine here very highly and the only other gripe we received last year was “pity it doesn’t have a sea view…”

Summary

£67
  £££
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.

It’s 15 years since this basement in a Kemptown boutique hotel helped raise the excitement level about Brighton’s eateries, and it remains one of the city’s better dining destinations to this day. One repeat visitor was “disappointed on a return-visit after many years”, but most reporters still rate the cuisine here very highly and the only other gripe we received this year was “pity it doesn’t have a sea view…”

Summary

£69
  £££
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.

“For years this was Brighton’s standout special occasion venue”, and although this Kemptown boutique hotel has more rivals nowadays, it’s “still absolutely brilliant”“just think how lovely it would be if it weren’t in a basement!”

Summary

£69
  £££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

On the seafront, the smart dining room of this Kemptown boutique hotel continues to please – fans say “if it weren’t in the basement it would be up there with Gingerman”. In the meantime, a visit to the upstairs cocktail bar will provide the requisite views.

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Restaurant details

Yes
12
No dress code
40
8

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £37.00 £48.00
Lunch £25.00 £30.00
Dinner £37.00 £48.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 65.00 Lunch only 5
Menu2 65.00 Lunch only 5
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
43 - 44 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1PE
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday7 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday7 pm‑9 pm
Thursday7 pm‑9 pm
Friday7 pm‑9 pm
Saturday7 pm‑9 pm
SundayCLOSED

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