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Busby and Wilds, Brighton, Brighton

Busby and Wilds

4.6
4.6
106 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

We pride ourselves in serving seasonal, fresh, uncomplicated food with the emphasis on ingredients & great local produce. We've bottled beers a plenty, guest ales & an ever changing & evolving wine list. We're open for lunch & dinner Tuesday to Saturday & Sundays until we run out (we make a cracking Sunday roast if we do say ourselves) Courtyard beer garden now open.

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Booked 13 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Thu–Sat 17:00–22:00
    Sat 12:00–22:00
    Sun 12:00–18:00
    Lunch
    Fri 12:00–15:00

  • Phone number

    01273 696135

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Small Plates

  • Szechuan Pepper Squid*£7.50

    With garlic & saffron aioli

    • Potted Sussex Crab Bisque, Apple Purée & Toast*£9.50

      • Burrata£9.50

        With nutbourne heritage tomatoes

        • Grilled Sussex Asparagus£8.95

          Hollandaise & twineham grange

          • Bread, Rapeseed & Balsamic Olives & Sundried Tomatoes*£6.50

            • Halloumi Bites*£6.95

              With gochujang mayo

              Mains

              • 220g 28 Day Aged Sirloin Steak£24.00

                With b&w chimichurri, chunky chips mixed lettuce, croutons & mustard dressing

                • Locally Caught Beer Battered Fish*£14.50

                  Chunky chips, mushy peas & tartar sauce

                  • Beer Battered Halloumi*£14.00

                    With chunky chips mixed salad, coriander & chilli dressing

                    • Pan Fried Salmon Fillet£18.00

                      Quinoa, broad beans tomato, basil & olive salad with white anchovies & balsamic vinaigrette

                      • Hand Made Gnocchi£14.95

                        With oyster mushrooms, brighton blue pickled walnuts & spinach sauce

                        Burgers

                        • Beef Burger*£13.50

                          With roasted tomato, onion jam, dill pickle & burger sauce, served with skinny chips & coleslaw

                          • Chickpea & Butterbean*£13.50

                            With roasted tomato, onion jam, dill pickle & burger sauce, served with skinny chips & coleslaw

                            • Bbq Beef Brisket, Kimichi & Crispy Shallots*£13.50

                              With gochujang mayonnaise served with skinny chips & coleslaw

                              • Fish Goujons*£13.50

                                With tartar sauce chilli jam & lettuce, served with skinny chips & coleslaw

                                Sides

                                • Mixed Lettuce & Crouton Salad£3.50

                                  With mustard dressing

                                  • Hand Cut Chips£4.00

                                    Chunky or skinny

                                    • Seasonal Vegetables£3.00

                                      • Nutbourne Heritage Tomatoes£4.00

                                        Capers & balsamic dressing

                                        Dessert

                                        • Sticky Toffee Pudding*£8.00

                                          With clotted cream ice cream

                                          • Chocolate & Hazelnut Brownie£7.00

                                            With vanilla ice cream

                                            • Sussex Cheeseboard*£9.00

                                              With apple & kiwi chutney & biscuits. Brighton blue, sussex camembert, golden cross goats, & sussex charmer

                                              • Brûléed Lemon Tart£7.50

                                                With crème fraîche

                                                • B&W Ice Cream

                                                  Roasted apricot, lemon meringe, vanilla

                                                  • One Scoop£2.50
                                                  • 3 for£6.50

                                                Last updated: 2 February 2022

                                                What 106 people are saying

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                                                • 4.6Food
                                                • 4.7Service
                                                • 4.6Ambience
                                                • 4.5Value

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                                                1. JR

                                                  JoeR

                                                  London

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great food this place is a hidden gem and worth visiting.

                                                2. LD

                                                  LottieD

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                  Great food and lovely staff. Also has a really good drinks selection. One of the best roasts I've had in Brighton!

                                                3. AB

                                                  AngelaB

                                                  Brighton

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Friendly environment, we had great food Will return :)

                                                4. RT

                                                  RobT

                                                  Brighton

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Delicious food, very friendly staff and a great location.

                                                5. TH

                                                  TinaH

                                                  Brighton

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  As always beautiful food and good service

                                                6. AB

                                                  AlfredoB

                                                  London

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                  overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                  Fantastic Sunday roast. The service wasn't bad but a bit slow...It's a bit far from the city centre, but the place is really nice.

                                                7. KB

                                                  KatrinaB

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 24 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent quality food and service wasn't busy we will definitely be returning for more

                                                8. MC

                                                  MaxineC

                                                  London

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  Loved it, great friendly staff, lovely food, clean. It was super quiet for a Saturday lunch but great all round!

                                                9. LS

                                                  LesleyS

                                                  Brighton

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 21 April 2022

                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                  The place was very nice, liked they sourced as locally as possible. Food was good, although they did get order wrong, but changed it without any fuss and quickly. We would go again when next in Brighton

                                                10. K

                                                  Kate74

                                                  London

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 17 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  As ever super food and service. A lovely venue for lunch or dinner.

                                                11. W

                                                  Wanderer

                                                  Brighton

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 10 April 2022

                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                  Always great tasting food. But sometimes quite a wait, perhaps with flurries of staffing shortages??

                                                12. M

                                                  Mike

                                                  Devon

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 10 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  3 in our party went on a Sunday for lunch. Couldn’t book a table before 15.00 hrs even though booked 3weeks ahead. The roast dinners were excellent, meat was delicious, lovely Yorkshire pudding and a selection of vegetables. Will definitely be back.

                                                13. SG

                                                  SoniaG

                                                  Kent

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 10 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Delicious Sunday Lunch, welcoming friendly staff and lovely atmosphere. Cosy restaurant

                                                14. TH

                                                  TrishstarH

                                                  Toronto

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on 3 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  One of the best Sunday roasts I’ve ever had. Delicious food, great service.

                                                15. MD

                                                  MerilD

                                                  Oxford

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 31 March 2022

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  Lovely, gastropub, friendly, nice menu, recommended!

                                                16. ER

                                                  ERTay

                                                  Brighton

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 27 March 2022

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                  Delicious Sunday roast! Always so hard to find a good roast but Busby and Wilds didn’t disappoint! The veg that accompanied the roast was so tasty and lovely to have some things you wouldn’t have at home (roasted beetroot and I think some chestnuts in the cabbage!) the only thing that let it down a little was that the service was very slow to begin with, it took a very long time for someone to come and take our drinks order when we arrived that we ended up ordering everything. Other than that, the staff were great, very friendly and helpful 😊

                                                17. DR

                                                  DavidR

                                                  Brighton

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 26 March 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  As always a wonderful food and staff , as always a great time was had .

                                                18. MW

                                                  MartinW

                                                  London

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 26 March 2022

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                  Had supper here in August 2021. Lunch on 26/iii. Food and Wine List materially better and more imaginative than your standard [gastro] pub. Attentive but not intrusive service. On a lovely Spring Saturday we dined in the garden at the back which felt it could do with some more and regular tlc.Great value. Well worth a detour. We intend to be back.

                                                19. w

                                                  wrightplc

                                                  Brighton

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  5 reviews

                                                  Dined on 25 March 2022

                                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                  If the gnocchi really was supposed to be cold, a warning would have been useful.

                                                20. S

                                                  Simonknight1

                                                  West Sussex

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 25 March 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  Lovely food, top friendly service. Would recommend the gnocchi!

                                                21. DW

                                                  DWood

                                                  London

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on 20 March 2022

                                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                  Excellent food, very attentive and welcoming service. We will return, hopefully soon

                                                22. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  London

                                                  14 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  14 reviews

                                                  Dined on 19 March 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Food and service are always of a very high standard. Love the chicken burger!

                                                23. FU

                                                  FrancescaU

                                                  Oxford

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 19 March 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent food and delightful staff as always! I always love eating at B & W.

                                                24. n

                                                  natu

                                                  West Sussex

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 12 March 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Delicious fish n chips !! Small plates good too. Nice menu selection. Wine list too. Early supper for us before the rush. We shall return.

                                                25. RS

                                                  RichardS

                                                  Brighton

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 12 March 2022

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                  Our 4th trip to Busby and Wilds and it never disappoints. The service and food were excellent as I have come to expect. I highly recommend this place and would not hesitate to return, in fact I am looking forward to doing so.

                                                26. V

                                                  Victoria

                                                  Kent

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 6 March 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Lovely little pub, fantastic food! Food very fresh and all locally sourced.

                                                27. LR

                                                  LesleyR

                                                  London

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on 3 March 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Thursday night is burger night, great value. Had the chickpea and butterbean burger with all the trimmings and even had a gluten free bun which was a nice surprise! Would definitely recommend eating here. The Sunday Lunch is good too :-)

                                                28. AM

                                                  AnnaM

                                                  Brighton

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 27 February 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Fabulous! Tastiest roast in Brighton! The yorkie was HUGE cauli cheese to die for and the pork belly was SUPERB!

                                                29. SM

                                                  SimonM

                                                  Bath

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 27 February 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Lovely family friendly gastric pub with Sunday roasts to die for. Great menu during the week too.

                                                30. TB

                                                  TButler

                                                  Brighton

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 26 February 2022

                                                  overall2food1service3ambience3

                                                  The medium steak that I ordered was raw and I had to send it back. My wife's meal had so much salt in it that it was inedible. Staff were friendly and the atmosphere was good, but as the food was so poor I won't be coming back.

                                                31. MO

                                                  MattO

                                                  Brighton

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 26 February 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great service & excellent food. The burger is awesome.

                                                32. c

                                                  charl

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 24 February 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great fish and chips. Always delicious and fresh .

                                                33. s

                                                  sars

                                                  London

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  8 reviews

                                                  Dined on 24 February 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Fabulous! Decor, menu, quality of food, knowledgeable staff, service, all excellent

                                                34. FL

                                                  FionaL

                                                  Brighton

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 20 February 2022

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                  Sunday lunch was delicious however it was quite noisy & the staff seemed a bit frazzled as it was busy

                                                35. b

                                                  bunty

                                                  Berkshire

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  Dined on 12 February 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  A great evening spent at this restaurant. Our food was delicious , the wine good and well priced and we enjoyed the service. What more could you ask for ?

                                                36. JR

                                                  JoeR

                                                  London

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 6 February 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Amazing food especially the roast beef. Would 100% recommend to all

                                                37. TH

                                                  TinaH

                                                  Brighton

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  Dined on 6 February 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent food as always

                                                38. MW

                                                  MarkW

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 6 February 2022

                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                  We hadn’t been for a while and the friends we were with had never been so it was great that everyone had a really delicious Sunday lunch. Excellent, friendly service with a really relaxed atmosphere, great that we could bring our dog and we all very much look forward to returning again soon.

                                                39. DB

                                                  DannyB

                                                  London

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 27 January 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great good, fantastic service, relaxed vibe and definitely returning.

                                                40. DG

                                                  DeniseG

                                                  London

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 27 January 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Took my fiend for fish and chips and had a very pleasant evening. Quality of good here is always consistently good. We scoffed everything. We washed it down with a bottle of wine and then had coffee and sticky toffee pudding to share which was really naughty but very yummy. I do have one suggestion…. I know it’s a casual eatery but I would like to see a couple more white wine options at the £30/40 price mark. An everyday white burgundy such as a Macon or a Bourgogne.

                                                Safety precautions

                                                • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                                  • Contactless payment available
                                                • Physical distancing

                                                  • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                  • Extra space between tables
                                                • Protective equipment

                                                  • Waiting staff wear masks
                                                  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                • Screening

                                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                  • Staff temperature check required
                                                  • Contact tracing information collected

                                                FAQs

                                                Busby and Wilds does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Busby and Wilds also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01273 696135.

                                                Busby and Wilds is rated 4.6 stars by 106 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                Booked 13 times today
                                                Google Map for Busby and Wilds

                                                8/9 Rock Street Brighton, Brighton BN2 1NF

                                                Dining areas

                                                Additional information

                                                • Area

                                                  Brighton

                                                • Hours of Operation

                                                  Thu–Sat 17:00–22:00
                                                  Sat 12:00–22:00
                                                  Sun 12:00–18:00
                                                  Lunch
                                                  Fri 12:00–15:00

                                                • Cuisines

                                                  Gastro Pub

                                                • Dining style

                                                  Casual Dining

                                                • Dress Code

                                                  Casual Dress

                                                • Parking Details

                                                  Street Parking

                                                • Payment Options

                                                  AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                • Additional

                                                  Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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