Bohemia - Brighton

4.1
133 reviews
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Modern European
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  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Lunch
Beautifully arranged over three floors, Bohemia delivers a full breakfast, lunch, traditional afternoon tea and dinner menu available until 9pm daily and 8pm on Saturday and Sunday. Guests can enjoy creations by Bohemia's head chef and his team in a variety of settings including 'the library' balcony where they can relax on leather armchairs, read newspapers, use the free wifi and watch the world go by below in the historic Lanes. Downstairs is the main bar where there is a stylish yet relaxed atmosphere in the rustic surroundings with the famous centre island bar being the main focal point. The bar creates a sociable ambiance where guests and bar staff interact since there is no wall or bar-back dividing them. The talented bar staff are literally on stage. At the front of the venue, guests can also enjoy Bohemia's tantalizing food sitting in the heart of the Lanes where tables and chairs sit on the cobbled streets.
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KM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Waitress was rude and sarcastic. I’d booked an outside table sat us inside and when I questioned was annoyed and said “sit where you want” menu was very limited and out of a handful of mains 2 were off. I had burger and chips. Bun was massive, meat was ok. Chips nice. My friend ordered fish and chips. Hardly any fish loads of batter. I ordered a peroni, it was delivered totally cloudy, I questioned it and was begrudgingly replaced. No apology just told they’d changed the barrel recently. My mate had a glass of lukewarm rose in a dirty glass. Had to ask for tap water. Very disappointed as last time I ate there was nice. Won’t be back

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Brighton
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was lovely and the drinks excellent. A bit pricey though but that wasn’t a problem as such.

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PL
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

More of a club than a restaurant..... we likely left a bit to early. Food was OK... nothing great.

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C
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice decor and ambience.very good service. Food ok

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JW
Kent
10 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Our waiter was outstanding. Polite, helpful and friendly. Food excellent. Love it here

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j
Hampshire
41 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday drinks and food here was lovely - we shared the mixed cheese and meat board and had Camembert. The cocktails are really cool too.

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V
Hampshire
11 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Catch up Sunday Roast with the family
Excellent Cocktails & good Roast

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AM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As soon as I walked in I was made to feel welcome. Both Dexter and the young woman who served the food were friendly and helpful. Please thank them for me. They were attentive but not pushy and when my friend arrived they allowed ample time for us to check the menu and choose our meals.

The food was tasty and well presented. The Belinis were delicious.

Unfortunately we had to leave before the jazz started as my friend was feeling poorly with a bad cough but we will definitely be booking again soon.

`a very enjoyable evening.

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NB
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were so attentive and good fun..
Food was amazing
Cocktails were delish .... try the espresso martini... very creative with dry ice!!!
Highly recommended ... the atmosphere was so lovely... great music.. we will be returning!!!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely place for our date night in Brighton. Great that they had some vegan options. Food tasted really good.

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A
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for my partners birthday on Valentine’s Day and the service was absolutely amazing and the food was gorgeous, will definitely be returning when we go back to Brighton in June!

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OT
London
75 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great pub/restaurant in the Lanes. Probably the best fish & chips I have had in years. Staff really welcoming and service was excellent.

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BL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

We visit Bohemia whenever we are in Brighton and have always been pleased with the quality of the food and friendliness of the staff. Sadly when we visited on the 20th Dec 2018 for an evening meal with friends the main courses were not that good. Two of us ordered lamb shank which was chewy rather than tender and falling off the bone. I'm sure this was just unfortunate one off as the food has always been good on previous visits.

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c
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We like Bohemia for the atmosphere(quiet and cosy on the nights we went)

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R
Brighton
12 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had lunch with an old friend. The food was straightforward, but very good and very reasonably priced. The service couldn't be faulted; the staff were attentive and accommodating, without being intrusive, and handled dietary requirements without any difficulty. The restaurant itself was comfortable and unpretentious, but quietly efficient. The wine list offered a wide choice of well-selected wines. This is a good restaurant, where you can reliably eat well and in comfort, without having to worry about cost. It was my first visit, but it won't be my last.

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TC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good place for birthday celebrations, our waiter was amazing very attentive and made the evening great he’s resolved all niggles with a smile and fast.

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AK
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good venue - they were flexible and moved our table. Cocktails are outstanding, food was good.

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KB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We reserved for a group at lunchtime. The place is mostly a nighttime destination, so we were wonderfully quiet and well tended to. Comfortable seating. For hungry men, portions a little on the small side.

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Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Having waited an hour for our food, we were informed that the order hadn’t been processed. Given the restaurant was empty it was difficult to understand how this could possibly happen. It’s impossible to score the food as we didn’t get the opportunity to eat. Needless to say we wouldn’t recommend this restaurant.

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SH
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick was a top man, food was excellent and a good price!

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NW
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

We visit Brighton one-two times a year and always try and go here.... but this time so disappointing compared to other times, we ordered our meal, starters was ok then we both ordered fillet steak one with bernase sauce and one with peppercorn, looked lovely, I poured the peppercorn sauce on the steak but noticed that the peppercorn sauce was probably on a ratio or 60/40 with the sauce, as much as I like the sauce too many peppercorns will override any other taste... I wasn’t wrong I scraped off the peppercorns, and cut some steak off the smell wasn’t appealing in fact it smelt musky, I tried it and was awful, as did my partner and he said it was inedible the whole steak was ruined, we explained to the waiter he took the sauce to the kitchen, come back and said that’s how it’s meant to be ! So basically because I POURED A SAUCE on my steak it’s my fault ! Not once offered an alternative nor a different steak just tuff really but we still need to pay for it £24 the most expensive thing on the menu, JOKE!! With our meal we were drinking beer, so if we were being offered a complimentary drink surely should have been what we were drinking, oh no we were offered a tea or coffee!! This I thought was an insult only one meal was edible two bites of steak taken and still had to pay £24 it’s a disgrace to say how upset, annoyed and totally disappointed we are is a joke, what’s worst is has spoilt something that we really loved before due to the lack of customer service and basically there if you don’t like it ruff Attitude!!!

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ND
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Asked to be moved as the table they reserved for us was in darkness and it was such a lovely day x they moved us and then never came back....... Waited 29 minutes no drinks no service so walked out......very disappointing

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KS
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

Went in the evning for drinks and the cocktails were brilliant, the staff were great, music, lighting, atmosphere, it was all brilliant.

So we decided to go for afternoon tea the next day and sadly a completely different story. The afternoon tea was terrible and the service was no longer there.

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JB
Brighton
37 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A group of 12 of us had dinner at Bohemia one Friday night. The staff were very attentive and helpful - dealing with a rowdy group without any stress. The waiter was brilliant and made the night go very smoothly indeed. The food is good - it's more of a bar with a food menu but I can recommend it for friends who was a fun night out. Very good value!

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AO
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Staff very friendly but appeared to be bored as not enough work to do. I had put a note on the booking request to advise that it was a 30th bday. Disappointed that no effort was made for anything complimentary to mark the occasion. Otherwise the evening was nice.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely time, the staff were great and we were situated near the doors so we could look out onto the lanes. We loved the food good value and a good size. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice meal in Brighton

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KE
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food. Great atmosphere. Exceptional service.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was great to visit Bohemia again. The waiters are lovely. A great central location to eat, drink and have a boogie all under one roof.

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N
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I went to Bohemia for an evening meal for the 3rd time this weekend (28/5) and it was another good experiences. The decor is interesting and the low level lighting adds to the relaxed ambience. The food was tasty and the portion size was adequate. Wehad the steak which was cooked precisely as requested.
The staff were proffesional friendly and attentive with a special mention reserved for Andrea (From Sicily) our waiter for the evening. He looked after us all night and added to the enjoyment of the evening with a friendly 'nothing is too much trouble' approach to his work as well as lots of local knowledge/useful tips/info on where else to go in Brighton.
I would highly recommend food and drinks for large or small parties.

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k
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. We have visited in the evening for drinks before this was our first lunch visit and we shall definitely return

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was nice, service quick and polite.

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SH
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue. Excellent Food. Fabulous cocktails and incredibly friendly and helpful staff. Arrived an hour earlier than our booking, but were shown to our table with no issues. Wait service were very friendly and patient when we couldn’t decided what we wanted and checked in throughout to make sure we had everything or if we wanted additional drinks. Food and drinks were very good, and for what you got we’re not particularly over priced or exspensive in my book. Venue itself was very cool, our table was a nice cosy corner sofa that looked outside, ideal for a nice meal and catch up with friends. Located right in the middle of the lanes, I would definitely go again, and recommend this venue to any newcomers or visitors to brighton. 👍🏻

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VP
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Although food was good, we chose to pay extra to have 2 different meats on our plate for our roasts, we ended up with 1 slice of beef and half a chicken breast each! Not enough or don't charge extra money for the option

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OM
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love visiting Bohemia, but as this was a special occasion it was even better! Fab service and great food and drink for our celebration!

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RD
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Poor service - kept on having to ask staff for drinks, where food was etc

Not for foodies - school dinner like roast - salad bowl dry and not fresh

Dark and dingy venue

Am sure is fun for a stag do but not for eating out

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O
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant,quirky lamps and even a bicycle on the bar. Food is delicious and plenty of it. Service was fantastic, nothing was too much trouble for our server. Have been a few times times now and recommended to friends who also love it.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Interesting venue - good energy, fun decor and lovely staff. I had an amazing cocktail and the fish and chips was very good. We had a great visit but had to leave in a big panic as we had theatre tickets and had lost track of time - this meant cancelling deserts and getting the bill made up in record time - they were extremely nice about it!

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal was really nice. Waiter was very good. Music excellent

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Brighton
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my girl here on her Birthday, requested a romantic spot for our meal when i made a reservation online and so I was happy when we got a nice little table by the window, a bit quieter than some of the other seating areas. The waiting staff and bar staff were very professional and couldn't be any more helpful.
Great music, great food, great cocktails.

And most importantly my girlfriend had a lovely birthday (:

10/10.

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

In general a nice experience - Friday night busy with a lot of coming and going for the bar/music.
Food excellent, well served and notable. Table at front of building in bay window, good for watching people but a bit chilly with the door constantly opening and closing. (December)

Drink selection as you would expect and pushed quire hard.

In all a good meal and night out for our group. Good value.

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