Kindling

4.6
138 reviews
£25 and under
British
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 138 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Made our anniversary special

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AmitM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal at Kindling. Exceptional food and service.

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RobinHood
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food! Will definitely be back.

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vipKirstiw
London
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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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JosephS
Kent
23 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Myself and my wife visited Kindling for lunch, it was quiet ( covid hitting places hard of course ) but the staff were very welcoming.
We only had a single course but the food was excellent. I had the beef which was as good as I’ve tasted for a long time. Thoroughly recommend

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Gormandiser
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David was the perfect host and arranged everything beautifully. The food was sublime, the ambience perfect and everything was just right for a romantic anniversary date. Thank you!

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Stephen
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Four starters and four mains on the menu, plus two(?) specials, might not be enough. Brill with orange and capers, chocolate and cheese for afters, both super. Lovely service.

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SteveD
Brighton
6 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Out ot town friends insisted on returning to Kindling and want to come back again. My 5th visit i think and it remains one of my favourite Brighton restaurants .Great food , excellent service , not rushed , social distancing observed etc
Thanks guys

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John
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely mix of flavours and attention to detail. Really enjoyed it

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MarkE
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, fantastic experience. Simply the best food we've had in Brighton, and one of the best anywhere. Simple, exceptionally well cooked food and first class service. Go.

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Kits
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were recommended Kindling by a friend and it didn't disappoint. They helpfully seated us at a table that had plenty of space nearby for our pram, and the staff were so freindly and helpful all evening. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. Great ambience, not too noisy, perfect lighting. Would definitely go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, fantastic food and lovely to sit and watch the chefs at work.

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous unusual food, great attention to detail, and informative service

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vipSarahC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most delicious, creative and exciting lunch. Fantastic food and great service. So highly recommended xxx

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GeoffreyW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really exciting food - beautifully prepared and served. Loved it and will go again.

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OonaghQ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dairy cow beef- best i’ve ever had! A generally lovely evening

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Nice food and pleasant, willing staff. A little overpriced and, given that it wasn’t terribly busy, the staff were a little lax in offering water, fetching pepper etc. They needed reminding from time to time that we were there. I run a dining club and will bring the group there again but not until next year when, hopefully, they will have their acT together a bit more

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MathGirl
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and nice atmosphere. Service was excellent and got us through in time to go to a show without rushing us.

Definitely recommend!

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JamieY
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal at Kindling. It was a really nice evening. The food was exceptional and the service was also really good. We will endeavour to return to what is without a doubt one of the best restaurants in Brighton.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, friendly service, great wine list. Very lucky find, just walking around finding somewhere to eat - would definitely go back

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HilaryS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative menu all sourced locally and merits a Michelin star !

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RachelE
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great no waste ethos. All items are gluten free - a real bonus for me.

Fresh and delicious however a tad pricey.

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JoanneM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my first visit to Kindling and it was a wonderful surprise to walk into such a fantastic restaurant.

The staff from the very beginning were excellent and recommended some great dishes.

The desire is excellent and a lovely place to spend an evening.

The only disappointment fir me was the sexy cabbage. It was not as quite as sexy as I’d hoped it was a little to tart in taste but that’s just my view otherwise the food was lovely.

Thank you so much and I will be back soon I had a lovely evening.

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JackC
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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jessB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
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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vipJanineM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
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
56 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.

FAQs

Kindling does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Kindling is rated 4.6 stars by 138 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.