Farm @ Friday Street

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£25 and under
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The Farm is a beautiful pub with open fires and log burning stoves serving traditional hearty British food using the best seasonal ingredients available to us. We also offer a selection of well kept cask ales and a carefully chosen wine list most of which are available by the glass.The atmosphere is informal and relaxed so whether you want to pop in for a quiet drink, a special celebration or a quick bite to eat you will always be welcome.
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RH
Brighton
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As was expected, a great restaurant/bar staffed by great people in fantastic surroundings. Emma is to be congratulated on how she runs the place. Food cooked and presented to perfection, I really cannot rate this place highly enough.

HS
East Sussex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 4

Found the food lacking on this occasion and didnt eat my main course!

TD
Brighton
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very well looked after by Rikki,thank you . All as ordered & an excellent breakfast for 4 of us.

AE
East Sussex
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Will definately return

D
East Sussex
24 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We visit once a month as a group , we always get a lovely welcome from Hannah and excellent service . Food and atmosphere always right and never noisy.

JP
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Not my first time. Has a lovely comfortable feel. Food was good. Had nice steaks but could have perhaps done with proper steak knives! Service was also very good. Will definitely be back.

TD
Brighton
12 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

We were unfortunate yet again to lunch whilst a wake was in progress. Insufficient staff led to delays in delivering main course..an hour after order. A platitudinous excuse of waiting 20 minutes between courses,one of us had a Scotch Egg as a starter,is irrelevant as the wait was 40 minutes. Again only 3 choices of ale,all prices of alcohol seem to increase on each visit. When mains arrived ,to be fair,they were very good & up to standard.There are many other good food outlets locally more reasonably priced,of equal quality & better service.
The lesson learned is never lunch when the pub is holding a wake.

EW
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service and very impressed with food a great choice and quality very good.
Only criticism would be the kids mac and cheese (which was really good) was served in a hot skillet on a hot plate - surely this is a health and safety issue.
My children are 4 and the waitress just said be careful it's hot...understatement i couldn't touch it it was that hot.
If my kids had touched it they would have burnt themselves. Kids meals should not be served on hot plates.

HT
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

From arrival to exit staff were warm and friendly and were very attentive. Coped with birthday song and 3 year old grandson with good humour. Final bill was good value for memorable birthday lunch

RK
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We visited on a cold and wet evening, but were welcomed into the bar and show to a lovely table that was quiet but not isolated. Our food was really lovely and great value... both our meals were very tasty and we enjoyed the dining experience very much. My only slight gripe was that my wife ordered a large glass of Sauvignon Blanc wine with her meal and I was rather surprised to see it on our final bill at £9-85..for a glass of wine! Perhaps Im behind the times, but I did think that this was rather overpriced in the setting of a pub.

But other than that, it was great value and a very nice experience and we will definitely return...but will go with the house wine in future!

DM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Like the place but the food is quite average. Staff nice and everything else good but food needs to up its game.

RP
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very nice meal in a pleasant atmosphere. Would certainly return.

ML
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We have been to The Farm on a number of occasions for a roast and always enjoyed it, typically on a Sunday between 2.00 & 3.00pm. On this occasion we had friends down from Wakefield who regularly eat out for Sunday Dinner. They were not impressed, especially with the price, £15.95 for a roast dinner. "We would have paid £10.00 for two at home for just the same meal", was their comment. I would have argued the case had the food been up to its usual standard but it it wasn't. At 5.15pm the food appeared and tasted somewhat tired, especially the roast potatoes.
Not what we expected.
On the plus side the staff were as always excellent.

C
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

We waited ages to be served. The staff were all very nice and professional but slow. We didn’t order any bread and oil because we waited so long. The calamari wasn’t cooked properly (we couldn’t be bothered to complain). We had a roast turkey each and felt the potatoes were over cooked and the turkey was just slices taken out of a packet you’d get from the supermarket. The vegetables were lovely though and there was lots of them. We shared a chocolate brownie which was also very nice. A large glass of wine was £7- ridiculous! We have eaten at the following Whiting and Hammond restaurants: The Cricketers Inn, The Chaser, The Rose and Crown and The Mark Cross Inn and the Farm at Friday Street is the worst! The place is really nice inside and out and the decor is lovely but the food really let it down.

TD
Brighton
12 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We often go to the Farm for lunch. However this time was surprised when presented with the bill. The cost of two large glasses of Chardonnay wine which is usually £14.70 had risen to £19.20.
I guess in future it that it would be advisable to ask the price before ordering drinks.

LD
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class Service from Debbie and great food plenty of it very relaxed atmosphere the acoustic set it the garden was a nice touch on a Sunday ..

OT
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful breakfast and good value. Have frequented this establishment before for lunch and dinner so know the food is always good and freshly cooked. Highly recommend.

RP
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very enjoyable evening. Both the food and the service was very good. We will certainly go back.

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

Wonderful as always :)

TD
Brighton
12 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food very good as usual but service not the usual high standard. Arrived 12.05.No menus. No printer cartridges & only 1 member of staff on bar. Long delay to place order & had to go to the bar & wait to do so.(Wake ).Limited choice of beer available.
Order placed 1.43. but when food arrived ,all else was forgiven.

DS
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I have eaten here a lot in the past. Always good with locally sourced food. This time around the service was a little slow and steak rather fatty (I realise this can't always be helped). It is quite expensive; for example a starter prawn cocktail £7 and two small bottles of diet coke £6.50. But would still recommend as a decent varied menu.

KA
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

On this visit, service was poor and food not as good as previous visits. It was one of my favourite places to eat, but not sure now whether we will go again, when there are lots of good restaurants in Eastbourne.

PB
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice waitress, good food, all you expect when eating out !

C
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, this is the second time we have visited and enjoyed it just as much as on our first visit.

OT
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always great food, atmosphere and excellent service!

RP
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a very nice meal in a relaxing atmosphere. The service is very good and we will be going back soon.

DH
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love visiting the Farm at Friday Street, you always get a warm welcome from the team and the menu has a good mix of all your favourites plus some exciting new things to tempt you!

D
East Sussex
24 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience, friendly welcome, professional service, good food at good prices .

JS
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The food was poor and not as good as a carvery but twice the price. But the thing that was really noticable was the staff chatting about what they had been upto and the constant chatter that could be heard by the diners. I'm not saying dont talk but they should be made aware that they can be heard and it doesn't give a professional image.

AP
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu, service, friendly staff, lovely experience

RG
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Staff excellent but food not as good as previous visit chicken in salad tasted of chicken ham andchips expensive

AM
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere good service good food and friendly staff

TS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice ambience Good food Good selection Excellent service Very friendly.
Particularly enjoyed the Orange and Clementine Mr Fritz

W
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely pub, great food and very friendly staff. Really enjoyed it.

LS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Sent soup back as it was warm, then the same happened with my curry. Just goes to prove that the food is microwaved. Waitress was apologetic but that was it, they could at least of given us a little deduction off the bill.

SA
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Very poor service from beginning to end. Only had one steak available to order at 7.00 pm at the beginning of dinner service, and then when we did order food it took over a hour to come out to the table and only once I’d asked for it.
The vegan burger and award winning fish and chips were unacceptable. The fish had been doused in so much salt it made it inedible and the vegan burger was so dry it just crumbled to dust as soon as you tried to eat it.
We ordered deserts and more drinks which took 45minutes to come to the table.
When the server brought the bill she said she had taken off a coffee as we had waited so long for our food.
Not a cheap night at £100.00 for 4 people but very very disappointing and we were celebrating my sons 21st and the whole night was ruined due to the poor service and awful food

AM
West Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found staff to be very helpful and always smiling they certainly new their jobs

D
East Sussex
24 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a very good experience, a warm welcome, good menu, good food and nice atmosphere , busy but not noisy.

AB
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A brilliant family lunch with great food, perfect service and even better atmosphere courtesy of the guitarist and accompanying singer. A surprise but made a perfect end to a wonderful lunch!

See you soon Friday St team?

GR
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Have used the Farm a lot over the last few years and have always been very happy with both the food and the staff Unfortunately on our visit this time the food was not up to the Farms usual standard. We ate at about 1.30 pm and the waitress was lovely and no complaints there Two of us had the ham egg and chips and as my granddaughter age 25 said the portions were not as large as they usually are? The chips were cold and and not crisp at all and the ham was wafer thin .The hottest thing on the plate were the eggs! My daughter in laws fish and chips was also not up to your usual standard . We were sooo surprised as up until then we have been regular customers to the Farm celebrating birthdays and anniversarys with you . Just a suggestion re the fish and chips? Can you please revert to plates and not boards😏Please don't let your standards slip as they have always been excellent all I can say is it was a special celebration lunch and we were very disappointed

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