Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Brighton
  4. Brighton
  5. Brighton
Kindling, Brighton, East Sussex

Kindling

4.7
4.7
580 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Kindling Restaurant is about more than just the food, it is a community of people: staff, customers and suppliers all sharing and celebrating food and knowledge. Nature writes our menu as the seasons inspire the food we cook.
We promise to entice, surprise and stimulate.


We are looking forward to seeing You

Team Kindling

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Contemporary British, Grill

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Thu–Sun 12:00–15:00 Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 18:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 18:00–21:30

  • Phone number

    01273 732534

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Holly Taylor and Toby Geneen

  • Private party facilities

    all enquiries bookings@kindlingrestaurant.com

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Cross Street

    Old Steine

  • Parking Details

    Brighton and Hove City Council - The Lanes car park is a 4 minute walk away on Black Lion Street, BN1 1ND.

  • Public Transit

    Local bus routes stop on nearby Old Steine and North Street. Brighton Station (Southern, Thameslink) is a 10 minute walk away. There is a Brighton and Hove Taxi rank on East Street.

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 580 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Brighton

    Best Overall

  • Brighton

    Best Food

  • Brighton

    Best Service

  • Brighton

    Best Value

  • Brighton

    Fit for Foodies

  • Brighton

    Healthy

  • Brighton

    Hot Spot

  • Brighton

    Romance

  • Brighton

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Brighton

    Best Overall

  • Brighton

    Best Food

  • Brighton

    Best Service

  • Brighton

    Best Value

  • Brighton

    Fit for Foodies

  • Brighton

    Healthy

  • Brighton

    Hot Spot

  • Brighton

    Romance

  • Brighton

    Vibrant Bar Scene

Sort by

Filters

  1. N

    Nicola

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, simple menu of in season produce, beautifully presented and a very high standard of service from knowledgeable friendly staff. Couldn't fault 🙂
  2. CH

    ChristineH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined at Kindling for the fifth time on a Friday evening. I got the time of our booking wrong and we were late, but we were greeted with wonderful courtesy and looked after. We sat at the counter - always the best - and while we were choosing food one of the chefs offered us a complementary glass of cava as it was our fifth visit - impressive. The menu was intriguing and it was hard to choose as I wanted everything. As someone who doesn’t eat meat there were lots of dishes to choose from, but meat eaters were also catered on with what looked like an excellent local saddle of mutton dish. The wine was reasonably priced and excellent. One of our best Brighton meals.
  3. BB

    BenB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Love the way they take available local produce and create the menu each day - its the future of restaurants. Good cocktails, excellent starters (we had the scallops and roasted squash). Mains were a little disappointing mostly because the food was simply not hot enough - had the haddock and mutton, luke warm food on cold plates won’t do it. Desert was excellent.
  4. PT

    PaulT

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect small Plates and great setting for lunch for dinnerr
  5. SB

    SusanB

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening from the Amuse Bouche through to the fudge ending. Lovely to have wine decanted over flame again. Servers were very knowledgable of food and great to have specials offered as well as a broad, but short. Menu. I could have eaten anything on the menu. We will be back.
  6. EL

    ElaineL

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First class meal & service. A fabulous experience.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great host
  8. L

    Lorena

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing birthday meal at Kindling. Every dish was incredible - well thought out with unique flavour combinations and presented so beautifully I almost felt guilty eating them. My partner usually hates sweet things but ate every crumb of the sheep cheese dessert which is an incredibly high compliment! All the staff were really friendly and attentive throughout too. We’ll definitely be returning soon.
  9. AT

    AlanT

    Brighton

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The more I go to Kindling the more I appreciate the effort that goes into making it an outstanding dining experience. In all my visits I don’t think I have seen the same dishes on the menu because everything is freshly sourced and the dishes vary accordingly. The excellent food is matched with excellent service.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is incredible!!!
  11. JA

    JohnA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant vision and concept complemented by skilfully executed cooking. Quite simply and fantastic restaurant.
  12. C

    Christine

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing and the staff very knowledgeable. They described the dishes perfectly. The only downside was I felt the wine was on the expensive side and really bumped our bill up.
  13. LS

    LisaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love this restaurant. Hubby is a coeliac so the fact that he can eat everything on the menu is amazing. Every dish we had was delicious. And the rose wine was lovely. Loved the homemade soda bread and butter so much we bought some to eat at home! The waiter, James, was very engaging and friendly. Will definitely return.
  14. DL

    DavidL

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a perfect place for a celebration. Staff were very courteous and looked after us well from the moment we walked through the door. Food was amazing, although a little pricy but well cooked and presented. We even had an amuse-bouche given prior to ordering our meal. Everything was gluten free much to the relief of one of our guests. Highly recommend and will certainly return
  15. CK

    ConorK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a place. Best restaurant in Brighton. Would definitely return.
  16. CP

    CharlieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is outstandingly prepared A beautiful selection of wines Attentive and knowledgable team Honestly the best espresso martini I have ever drank, and I’ve had a few
  17. O

    Okiebeef

    New Mexico

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. The food was truly superb. Friendly, helpful service. Nice small place next to street. Fun atmosphere. Exceptional value.
  18. T

    Taylor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my partner came for our 3 year anniversary and it was absolutely perfect. Staff very welcoming, food delicious and worth every penny. Would highly recommend!
  19. JR

    JenR

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, knowledgeable and passionate staff. Great wine list.
  20. C

    Chris

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    My second visit after a wonderful lunch some while ago. This time I thought it was just 'OK', however it felt rather expensive for what it was.
  21. ZP

    ZuzanaP

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service, worth every penny. Definitely a new favourite.
  22. a

    alisonp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic meal for special occasion - lovely enthusiastic genuine waiters serving food which is just a little bit different.
  23. BA

    BrightonA

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    We had two waiters - one of them was brilliant, really engaging and passionate about the food. The other was very nice and polite but a bit quiet and not as knowledgeable and lacked a bit of confidence which was a shame. The food we had was lovely, the hake starter special deserves a permanent place on the menu, it was sublime! The white chocolate fudge at the end was also to die for. I do think the restaurant needs a bit more about it - the bare tables made it feel a bit like a cafe rather than a fine dining venue and the suspended wooden frames are screaming out for greenery to be draped from them to create a bit more mood. It felt a bit like the restaurant was due to open next week and we were a bit early… All in all, very nice but there is room for a bit of improvement.
  24. G

    Greg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and an even better experience. My girlfriend is coeliac and struggles to eat at most restaurants, however the staff on hand were extremely knowledgeable and guided us through the menu perfectly. The food is sourced locally, sustainably and crafted to make a seasonal menu that regularly changes with suppliers which we loved. We even had a surprise course which was unexpected and awesome. Will definitely be coming back here and bringing family and friends next time.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A place to visit when in Brighton. I went for my birthday and the Kindling team were warm, welcoming and the food is outstanding.
  26. Y

    Yalek

    San Francisco

    187 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    187 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Visited Brighton, heard about Kindling. The restaurant is chic, the service is friendly and welcoming. The food is creative.
  27. SB

    SueB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kindling never disappoints! Delicious seasonal food and exceptional service. Highly recommend visiting.
  28. HB

    HarryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Stunning food and even better service. Simply fabulous.
  29. B

    Beth

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing menu, wine and service. The chefs were informative and so happy to share about the dishes and their processes. The open kitchen provides an interesting insight into the care and attention each plate receives. A wonderful experience all round.
  30. CM

    ChrisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, locally sourced, and served with love and expertise. Strongly recommended.
  31. MM

    MissingMelbourne

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kindling really is a special place. The great food, service and relaxed, friendly but stylish vibe always makes it so enjoyable.
  32. PM

    PM40

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great cocktails, very warm service and delicious food. Portions a little on the small side so order plenty!
  33. S

    Sonic

    London

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sherry, olives and delicious smoked almonds set the scene for this interesting menu. Cauliflower was a particular highlight, but nothing disappointed. Staff knowledgeable and friendly.
  34. AB

    AnnaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful evening spent at Kindling. The food was delicious. Seriously good. Staff excellent and clued up. Highly recommend!
  35. PW

    PeterW

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    a most warm welcome, super fresh creative light local cuisine. Perfect in all aspect
  36. BH

    BeckyH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quite simply flawless. Great food, exceptional drinks, and effortless, informed and skilled service.
  37. RR

    ReeRee

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A memorable experience with great food
  38. NH

    NickH

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another lovely meal at this excellent restaurant. Professional, friendly and relaxed service. ‘Modern British’ high quality food with an emphasis on sustainability. Vegetarian and vegan options feature prominentlyI ate asparagus with beef, pork seasoned in pepper and salt with broad beans, puree of apple etc. and an almond and blackberry tart. All very good. Noisier than usual, but our neighbours were having a good time ….
  39. JF

    JackF

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was perfect: friendly, attentive and informative. All food and drinks incredible.
  40. J

    Justin

    Brighton

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food, mutton was perfect, cuttlefish in squid ink great too.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Kindling is rated 4.7 stars by 580 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Kindling

69 East Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1HQ

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Old Steine

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Thu–Sun 12:00–15:00 Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 18:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 18:00–21:30

  • Cuisines

    British, Contemporary British, Grill

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Brighton and Hove City Council - The Lanes car park is a 4 minute walk away on Black Lion Street, BN1 1ND.

  • Public Transit

    Local bus routes stop on nearby Old Steine and North Street. Brighton Station (Southern, Thameslink) is a 10 minute walk away. There is a Brighton and Hove Taxi rank on East Street.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Holly Taylor and Toby Geneen

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo