‘off-menu’ if requested.
Originally a fisherman’s cottage, D’Arcys has been a specialist seafood restaurant for more than 50 years. We’ve retained a traditional decorative style which helps create an intimate and comfortable atmosphere whether you’re having a simple one-course lunch or a three-course dinner. When the weather is good we also have tables outside for eating alfresco.
We pride ourselves on using the best local fresh fish where possible. Besides our regular favourites such as Fish Pie our menu changes daily depending on the best of the catch from our suppliers. We also source the best, freshest locally grown produce and ingredients to use with and in our cooking.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Great meals and good outdoor seating area. Would eat here again.
Lovely sea bream and great to sit outside. Recommend.
My fish arrived lukewarm, a disappointment. I did tell the waitress that it was an anniversary meal upon arrival
When challenged about the lukewarm fish the response was that as I asked for it off the bone it was bound to be cooler. A poor excuse
It was an expensive meal at almost £80 despite the government “discount” of £20 having already been deducted.
I won’t go there again
Fabulous fish restaurant
It was our first time and we had a lovely experience. Our fish was well cooked and well presented. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely go again.
Charming, characterful traditional restaurant. If you want slick efficiency and conveyor belt food then maybe avoid, but if you like your restaurant to have soul then highly recommended.
Great experience. Good service and food!
This is a quant and beautiful off the best place where the service is friendly and welcoming, the food is beautiful and well presented, full of flavour and very filling. They have a great wine selection and the price is very fair. I recommend anyone to visit this little venue
Quaint restaurant in a acquaintance of the Lanes.... excellent service.
Had lunch with a group of friends. We had the set menus. Good value and very tasty. Our server was most welcoming and friendly
Lovely fresh seafood in a great location. We sat on an outside table and had a great meal.
A hidden gem. Great food. Cute and quirky ambiance
If you want an old-school dining experience, it’s hard to beat this lovely gem, tucked away in The Lanes. If you want flashy decor, glitzy menus with bewildering combinations of ingredients, Darcy’s is not that. But, if you want to enjoy fresh, local seafood, treated with care, then this is for you.
For many years now every time we come to Brighton we dine at Darcy's. Everything is nice about this restaurant plus a feel of an old house. Their dover sole is one of the best in town.
An unpretentious classic establishment with classic meals and a sense of history. Really enjoyed our food and the visit.
What a cute spot in The Lanes in Brighton. The place only has a few tables, so it has a really lovely and cozy feel, exclusive almost. The service was second to none, we felt really special throughout our stay. We had at the menu of the day which came in at very good value for a three course meal at around £17.00. I enjoyed my starter and main very much (white bait followed by fish in a creamy sauce, seabass if I remember correctly) but I do not eat dessert so didn't get to try the Tiramisou or Bread Puding on offer. The fish was lovely, and almost worthy of five stars, but it is always difficult with reviews, because the food was excellent value, but of course the food at a Michelin star restaurant can be more worthy of five stars! So I give the overall experience five stars, as I really truly enjoyed our evening, and the chat we had with the very lovely staff at the end of the night.
Thank you! I will absolutely return, you're doing a grand job! x
A table for two on Sunday night @21:45. Really intimate and cozy. Tucked away in the lanes from all the noise. Great food and the hostess was very attentive. Would definitely come back. I highly recommend.
Very disappointed with this restaurant as the previous reviews were good ! Mussels tasted as though reheated and the other food was tasteless! So nany places to choose from in Brighton.... avoid this one .
What a find! We had a lovely evening, the service was excellent and personable. The food was superb, all courses, and we loved the small, intimate nature of the restaurant. Will definitely go again, more on the menu to try!
The food was lovely and fresh and the staff were amazing. Would definitely recommend
Food very good, and service friendly and attentive- not a cheap fish and chips though
The dinner was amazing because of the quality of the food ( Dover Sole, sea bass and lamb) and lovely atmosphere with friendly service.
Food was great; setting was nice and the service was family like. A lovely evening.
Nice home cooked food, good portions and the set menu is great value. Decor and toilets could do with updating.
Charming little place in a lovely peaceful and historic location. The service and food surpassed our expectations. I just wish we were able to stay longer in Brighton to experience another delicious meal at Darcys.
Staff were lovely. Restaurant is warm and cosy. Food was great. We each had 1 large whole fresh fish. They made an effort as it was my birthday as well. Would recommend.
A delightful well cooked and well presented meal in intimate surroundings- cannot be recommend highly
Really helpful and friendly. Accommodated my last minute change of time with no issues and great service. I had the cod and chips and the bread basket and it was really delicious - I think the breadcrumbs rather than better made all the difference
The menu offers sufficient options without swamping you with unnecessary choice. We had three courses and all were extremely good. I asked for a recommendation for the main course and had the sea bream as suggested, which was excellent. The portions are good without being overly-large and all the dishes were well priced, including the sides. We were happy with the wine list too.
Cute place to relax and enjoy lunch with friends, all of our dishes were fresh and finely prepared.
Quite busy and due to size of building a bit cramped. But service was very good. We had Dover Sole which was average size but was well cooked. Vegetables we found over cooked and courgette was not as described on menu. Apart from that all ok.
Really great food - top ingredients, well cooked. Lovely service in an intimate & friendly setting.
A very cosy place, made especially welcome by Jerry.
First time I’d had fish & chips using bread-crumbs ... which was superb.
Nice house wine too!
Thoroughly recommended. SR
This is a lovely little restaurant tucked away in the Lanes in Brighton. The food is properly home cooked and the service is genuinely heartfelt. It’s the kind of place in which you immediately feel at home.
An ideal date place;
Great view of the town;
Darcys Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 36 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.