Kindling

4.7
165 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


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 165 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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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.

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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

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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

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AmitM
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautifully cooled food, well presented, and lovely flavours from the charcoal grill. Lovely to see the working kitchen. Friendly service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
21 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal at Kindling. Exceptional food and service.

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RobinHood
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food offering is sublime, portions are just right, high quality produce and execution by the chefs is first class.

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so great. Delicious food would come back again and again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food! Will definitely be back.

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vipKirstiw
London
21 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never fails to impress. Food is outstanding, service is great and ambience is relaxed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really easy booking system, lovely environment and friendly staff. The food was a welcome change from the run-of-mill, it was tasty and well presented.

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Sally
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a friendly team and amazing food. We sat at the bar and Holly and the staff were so attentive, helpful and good humoured. The gnocchi and halibut dishes, in particular, were outstanding. We have been a few times before and will certainly be coming back.

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Smith
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully presented and delicious food, and a calm, professional service. Thank you Kindling for a lovely evening.

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Dutchy
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food & the service was very good. It was our first visit & we would return. It was quiet for a Sunday afternoon, but when busy it would be very COVID secure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Loved the food. Very different and we tried some new flavours. Real attention to detail. We'll be back

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LouP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating of my food allergies. The food was beautifully cooked and well presented.
A real treat for the taste buds.

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AlanB
Surrey
9 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited before lock down. Great place - lovely food, helpful staff and great ambience..

FAQs

Kindling does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Kindling is rated 4.7 stars by 165 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.