Kindling

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106 reviews
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Kindling is food that’s kind to the soul and the environment. That means super seasonal, local plates, along with ethical meat and sustainable fish. Good food made with care and enriched by fire.

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What 106 People Are Saying
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JackC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in Brighton for a while

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jessB
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my new favourite restaurant!! Seriously good food, that I can’t stop thinking about.
I mentioned that it was our anniversary and we were spoilt with extra dishes and being seated by the chefs (who are awesome).
Only improvement would be to turn the lights down a little!
Highly recommend.
Thank you for such a wonderful evening
Jess

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot rave about this place enough, it's one of those places we'll not forget.
On arrival we sat around the kitchen area, and from the offset the service, atmosphere and food were fantastic. Holly, Toby and Ben were the friendliest people, and we got to experience a really intimate side as we could see them preparing everything. The wine was exquisite, the food unbelievable, and this was possibly the best dining out experience we've ever had...

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vipfunsizesf
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, this restaurant is incredible. The food was phenomenal (and I’m a food snob!), the service was great and the atmosphere was equally professional and homely. I would definitely go back here again the next time I’m in Brighton.

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vipShazzam
London
55 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is ridiculously good! it is small plates of really incredibly tasting food. All locally sourced, fresh, clean, gluten free naturally (it's the exception they use something contain gluten) and just wonderful! We had ex-dairy cow steak which was INCREDIBLE!, pork, fish, the best Hispi cabbage I have ever eaten....the list goes on. The flavours are so cleverly put together. Holly and Toby are a great team. They know what food is brilliant together and they know how to make it sing! Beautiful place and an incredible experience...incredible seems to be the word of the moment - but others fail me, honestly brilliant!

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SueW
Brighton
12 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kindling is always on point and one of our go to places as locals. Short but excellent menu and outstanding cooking and service. Bit quiet on Sunday lunchtime but that didn’t bother us. Think they were rushed off their feet on Saturday eve and over Eat out to Help out.

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JamesS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service. Would return, fantastic all round dining experience.

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kevinn
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was nice but menus was very limited with just 4 starters and 4 main courses to choose from, and 3 of the starters were fish.
Lacking in ambience and the place felt a bit cold.
No complaints about the quality of the food or the service, just not fantastic experience overall.

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AlexW
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food. Felt full but light after and I can still taste the steak dish days later - it really was memorable. Serving the quality of food that would be 100 pounds a head in London but came in at 50 with wine and a cocktail. An amazing find.

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Dare2do
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, friendly attentive service. Just a shame the chairs weren’t more comfortable!

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Flats
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal augmented by sitting at the bar and having a wonderful interaction with the two head chefs. Lovely wine too

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KerwinH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked this to try try a new restaurant and what an amazing find! The food is stunning, incredible flavours, wonderful combinations and very reasonably priced. Exceeds some of the top “foodie” restaurants in London.

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AmyR
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal - well thought out, constructed and delicious food. Lovely non alcoholic selection and staff were super friendly. Highly recommended and look forward to going back!

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FlynnG
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at kindling on the 31st August and despite it being what I'd imagine to have been a very busy bank holiday service, our dinner at Kindling was faultless. The food was absolutely stunning (Katie being a veggie was also blown away by her food) whilst being complemented with brilliant, professional and easy going front of house staff. Would highly recommend booking at Kindling to anyone before it becomes one of Brighton's hot spots!

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Alex
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing quality food!! Would definitely recommend and go back for a special occasion

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HelenE
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food in this place was fabulous, kindling should be in London, every mouthful was an explosion of different flavours and textures.The service was good and both waiter and chefs very helpful. I would highly recommend Kindling and only wish I lived nearer

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ColetteR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic experience. From the moment we were greeted at the door, to the advice on food and wine, to the food itself- the whole evening was fabulous. Not huge portion sizes (fine for me), so worth adding sides if you like bigger portions. Simple, clean decor, lovely ambience and beautifully presented food with multiple layers of flavour. Definitely will be back.

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RobertT
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Great to have a new high quality restaurant in Brighton!

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NADIA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its a must to visit this restaurant...we sat at the bar and was able to observe the chiefs ...we thoroughly enjoyed our food...great to look at as well as get...the staff were very attentive

If ever we visit Brighton again we will definitely visit

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James
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had high expectations since Kindling is a new venture by the Food For Friends team. My expectations were exceeded. Fantastic smokey food and flavours with excellent knowledgeable service. We had a pork chop and ricotta gnudi, which were both perfect proving they can do both meat and vegetarian well.

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ThomasB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service. A great experience, we’ll be back!

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PaulE
Miami
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit and great food. Creative trout starter and amazing 500g Sirloin off the specials board. Will definitely be back!

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StephenD
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Beautiful food, well presented. Most dishes were comparable with Michelin star restaurants. Felt safe but not “fenced in “ as so many restaurants do nowadays. Highly recommend.

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EmmaH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely meal, friendly staff, recommended. Quality ingredients, beautifully cooked.

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JacobS
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service from BEN was fantastic. explained the foods in detail and was always there straight away when we needed him. The food is amazing and I would recommend to anyone!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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Steph
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite the short time they have been open Kindling has quickly made its way to my top restaurants in Brighton.
Lovely staff and ever changing menu!

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kemptownphil
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great addition to the restaurant choice in Brighton. Innovative menu well executed and served with style .Loved the "amuse- bouche" and "petit fours" ,nice touches Do not really like dogs in the dining -room ,no matter how well behaved ,otherwise faultless!

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JamesW
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, all of the waiting staff were really friendly and fun. The lovely touch on the end with the anniversary drawn in chocolate was a nice surprise. Also being in eat out to help out made what I think is already a great value fine dining experience even more easy on the pocket. Would hurry back again in an instant!

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HanJW
London
11 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing new find in Brighton! Fresh local produce put together in new ways. Lovely service and you can see it all being made in front of your eyes at the open kitchen. Nice for dates and special occasions. We’ll definitely be back to try out their changing menu and specials.

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Allyg
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening meal at Kindling. Our first time there and the food and service were great. Delicious charcuterie board and squash and ricotta to start. And exquisite sea bass and chicken main courses, but the star was the broccoli side! Divine! We haven’t been out since before lockdown and it was so lovely to have a romantic evening out, which felt really special.

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KatieT
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sea bream was an amazing main course dish while the scallop ceviche was a fantastic starter.

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vipAliB
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food wine and service as usual!

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IrenaS
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food - great location. This was our first time at Kindling and would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, the staff were friendly & attentive, we had a fantastic time!

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HelenaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great restaurant with interesting but simple menu. One of our group was gluten free and she could still have anything on the menu which is rare. The staff were really welcoming and really clued up on both the food and wine. Would definitely recommend.

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SteveD
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great people, excellent food really great ethos. Excellent social distancing. Really good night amazing vegetarian creations and excellent steak . Something for everyone. Looking forward to many repeat visits

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EileenH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been waiting to eat out Kindling since it opened and it did not disappoint on Tuesday night. Delicious food, beautifully presented in calm, tasteful surroundings. We started with the pattypan with ricotta special starter - warm and cool with the pattypan grilled - perfect. We then shared a sirloin - again barbecued rare as requested enjoyed with a couple of sides and finished with a gooseberry and ginger sorbet - and a cherry one. Very refreshing. And a surprise was the amuse bouche of the chilled fennel soup - so smooth. And to finish homemade fudge. What a feast accompanied by interesting red wines from areas we are not so familiar with. Great evening!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Excellent! I plan to go back soon! Great staff, excellent food, the little bits really rounded out the meal. The soda bread with salted house butter was a superb start. I had the gnudi, which could have had, for me, a bit more vegetables to balance the amount of cheese but still wonderful. The chocolate olive oil cake and the lovely wine were show stoppers.

FAQs

Kindling does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Kindling is rated 4.6 stars by 106 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.