Kindling

4.6
148 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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Starting Dec 31, 2020

We will be operating a special New Year's Eve Dinner Set Menu only at a price of £55 p/p. For details, visit our website at www.kindlingrestaurant.com

What 148 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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!

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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.

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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..

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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
7 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 !

FAQs

Kindling does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Kindling is rated 4.6 stars by 148 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.