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The Bristol Bar, Brighton, Brighton and Hove

The Bristol Bar

4.7
4.7
206 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Panoramic sea views on Kemptown seafront. This owner run bistro pub offers home cooked food and wonderful Sunday lunches. Friendly, informal service in a beautiful historic building located midway between the pier and the marina. The Bristol is a sophisticated venue that welcomes well behaved dogs and children aged 12 and over for lunch. The evenings are reserved for the grown ups. Formerly The Bristol Hotel, our art deco bar still retains it's classic ambience to make the most of the sea views and offers guests something that little bit special.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, British, European
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01273 605687
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Alan Towler
  • Private party facilities
    Limited private events. please call to enquire.
  • Neighborhood
    Brighton
  • Cross street
    Paston Place & Marine Parade
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Bus stops nearby
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

What 206 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Brighton

    Best Overall

  • Brighton

    Best Food

  • Brighton

    Best Service

  • Brighton

    Best Ambiance

  • Brighton

    Best Value

  • Brighton

    Neighborhood gem

  • Brighton

    Great for fine wines

  • Brighton

    Best Overall

  • Brighton

    Best Food

  • Brighton

    Best Service

  • Brighton

    Best Ambiance

  • Brighton

    Best Value

  • Brighton

    Neighborhood gem

  • Brighton

    Great for fine wines

206 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As ever fantastic food and really great service and atmosphere. Thank you so much ❤️

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  2. Kevin

    London

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Sunday lunch with the best view - as always! See you soon!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always great service and delicious mouthwatering food .

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  4. Dawn

    Inverness

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We moved here 17 months ago and have sampled many a pub roast, this is the best. Just don't order a starter, you ll never fit it all in! Great quality food, friendly staff, a definite recommendation.

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  5. VelshedaS

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and excellent service as always! We always feel welcome there.

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  6. WarwickB

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simon and Alan and the team were, as always, outstanding in their friendly welcome and 5-Star in attentive service. The food is excellent value and the ambience of the Bristol Bar is appealing and unique in Brighton. 5-Stars as always!

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  7. BrianB

    Brighton

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent - home made venison and mushroom pie after smoked salmon and before ice cream and fruit compote

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  8. VelshedaS

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent group birthday lunch, if there was any issue with noise it was possibly down to us 😄

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  9. victoriah

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious roast, homely feel with a stunning view, welcoming and attentive staff 😁

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  10. SamanthaF

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the roast there / my wife had the lamb shank which was just amazing and I had the sirloin which was cooked perfectly. Roast potatoes were spot on and all the veg was delicious. Even provided a separate dish of broccoli and cauliflower cheese which we weren’t expecting - just so piping hot and fresh. We ate mid to late afternoon which can often mean you get the dregs of a roast but both were completely fresh as if they were the first meals from the kitchen. Will definitely return

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FAQs

The Bristol Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 206 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for The Bristol Bar

Paston Pl, Brighton, Brighton and Hove BN2 1HA

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Paston Place & Marine Parade
  • Neighborhood
    Brighton
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, British, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Bus stops nearby
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Alan Towler
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine
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