Kindling

4.7
178 reviews
£25 and under
British
For bookings before 17th of May:

Before we can fully reopen we have made our outside tables available to book for weekend lunch only (inside tables are not available for those dates)

Please note that there are no heaters or parasols in the outside area. We have a permission to use the outside area until 7pm, at which time the street will be reopened to the traffic. We must ensure that all the customers are gone at least 10-15min before that time so we are able to clear the area.

We reserve the right to change or cancel bookings made for the outside tables or offer alternative dates in case the weather prevents the service from happening (in this case there will be no charges applied)

Due to the current restrictions we are unable to move the tables/bookings indoors at this point

You will be contacted if your booking is affected

For bookings of more than 4 people please contact us directly.

We are looking forward to seeing You again

Team Kindling

Support Kindling during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 178 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StuartH
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great and yesterday’s lunch did not disappoint. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waitress

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vipGJones
London
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really amazing food, delicious (strong!) cocktails, and friendly and attentive staff. Will definitely book again.

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Kels
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely, despite the weather and having to be outside due to Covid. We were given umbrellas. Husband said it was the best meat he’d ever had!!

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JasonC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

At the moment the only dining is in the street which was in full shade when we went so make sure you wrap up warm if you go before lockdown ends. They are currently serving what they call medium plates so you need to order at least 3 plus sides between 2. Food was excellent, waiter was very attentive and friendly. Prices are not cheap but good value for the quality of the food.

Because you are sitting in the street people do walk, cycle and skateboard between the tables, adds to the experience but may not be to everybody's taste. I'd be happy to go back but maybe I'll wait until after they are open indoors again or the weather is warmer.

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mateuszs
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service.
Was so lovely to sit in sun after a gorgeous day at the beach :)

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Tara
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The only reductions was because we felt the food portion sizes were very small. We couldn't help the Ambience as we couldn't help but sit outside during these times. The servers were lovely and very kind. We just wanted more food than what we paid !

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paulb
Brighton
6 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic modern European food with and great friendly service.

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vipLOL1234
London
22 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a lovely time at Kindling. Every dish was really well executed, small plates weren't too small, and perfect for sharing. We really enjoyed the mutton and gnudi. We would recommend it and would certainly go back.

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JonathanBates
Brighton
7 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food beautifully presented, perfect for sharing

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HannahS
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food - was so good that we felt compelled to try one of everything. Service - impeccable. Amazing and thank you

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StephanieA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - great service!

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Smith
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, original menu, and fantastic service.

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Lymergreene
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely space with tranquil modern clean open-plan design. Service was excellent, food was very good, wine suggestions were spot-on.

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CorinneT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food..real craft behind the flavours and presentation and a delighttoreturnto the venue! The staff team could not have done more to make us comfortable and provided attentive, intuitive service throughout the evening.

It was great to be able to watch the chefs at work but I would recommend a table nearer to the back as it was quite smoky sitting directly opposite the grill!

Of particular mention is the amazing Holly who created an exquisite artichoke and truffle soup for us to try because other starters were off limits due to dietary restrictions. This level of proactive care and attention on a busy night really stood out. Thank you!

Can't wait to return!!

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FionaB
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Having the kitchen in the middle of the restaurant did not work for us, as throughout our meal we were continuously smoked out with the cooking to the point where the air was blue and subjected to not very pleasant kitchen smells.

The food wasn't entirely to our tastes, although elements were good such as the artichoke soup and espresso martini cocktails. Overall we felt the food and drink was too expensive for what it was and there was little in the way of ambience and comfort, particularly at the back of the restaurant where we were seated.

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MarkC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, will Defo go back again.

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NinoC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best food I’ve had in Brighton. Such love and care goes into each dish. I really can’t recommend this place enough. Just gutted I didn’t discover it a year ago !

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Kinder
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really interesting flavours, perfectly cooked. One of my top ten meals for sure. Great wine list. Lovely waiting staff too with the added surprise birthday dish at the end too polished things off nicely.

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vipSimonB
Oxford
21 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding place to have a dining experience. Definitely try it out.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Kindling for my husbands birthday and had the most delicious meal.

My husband has celiac disease and was very pleasantly surprised at how much choice he had.

The mince pie was the best he’s ever had, the gluten free pastry was amazing.

Very pleasant atmosphere and very friendly staff, thank you for a wonderful meal.

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LadyD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fab food and lovely staff! We went on a Sunday at lunch time so it was a little quiet but still great. Would definitely go back.

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SusanC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, food was delicious and great wine. The service was excellent and it felt like a really COVID safe environment. We will certainly return.

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GeoffreyW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous - our second visit and it will not be our last.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional. A word that’s sometimes overused, but this place really is. The steak tartare special of the day was a great way to start, followed by the crispy belly pork. My wife decide to go pescatarian, with the trout pate starter and the brill. All cooked with great care to bring out the flavours of each course. Special mention to the chef for coming up with the deep fried brussel sprouts- best sprouts recipe I’ve had in 50 years of eating them. If you hurry, they may also have some of their 100 day venison cutlets left - at £5 each they are a steal

Great to see them back open for Christmas- this is one establishment that needs to survive these strange times we live in

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MichaelG
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was really nice and a really unique (nothing crazy but 'beyond what you'd cook at home') menu - always nice to try something different.

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HugoE
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was good but overpriced in my opinion. The service was excellent. We were served by an Italian guy called David who was exceptional. Sadly the food just didn’t quite warrant the price tag.

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HollieB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service. It felt like a real treat!

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KSbr
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, thoughtful service and stylish surroundings.

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Greg
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional standard of food in a relaxed atmosphere. The quality of ingredients is matched by the cooking- a fantastic wine list which complimented the food beautifully. Having eaten in several Michelin star restaurants I would honestly compare this level of cooking to any of those I’ve dined in. Except....the service was more relaxed but equally attentive which made it even more enjoyable for us!!

Will definitely be going again!!!

JM
JessicaM
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we've had out in Brighton in a really long time.

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Nessa
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

very good food with surprising flavours, textures and a real work on presentation and colours. Good atmosphere too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible seasonal food, amazing flavours and really looked after

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NickU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food we've had in a long time, would definitely go back again!

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SueW
Brighton
13 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. One of our favourite and one of the best restaurants in Brighton.

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Bungledown
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar and was an absolutely amazing dining experience. It felt like the chefs table

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RichardB
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

An imbalanced meal. Massive and very tasty starter. A tiny, confused and underwhelming main course. Interesting dessert. Nice staff but somehow lacking in atmosphere. This restaurant could be really great and highly original, but either I chose badly or the menu is confused and the cooking inconsistent

JC
JohnC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and really friendly service! We had a great time and would highly recommend the restaurant

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ClaireB
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience is superb! The food is the best I have eaten for a very long time. Lovely friendly and relaxed atmosphere. As soon as we had finished we wished the whole experience was starting again. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Made our anniversary special

FAQs

Kindling does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Kindling is rated 4.7 stars by 178 OpenTable diners.

Kindling does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://kindlingrestaurant.giftpro.co.uk.

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.