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Kindling

4.8
4.8
411 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.


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Booked 6 times today
  • 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

  • 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

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

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 411 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Fit for Foodies

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    Healthy

  • Brighton

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Brighton

    Romance

  • Brighton

    Special Occasions

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    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Brighton

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Brighton

    Best Overall

  • Brighton

    Best Food

  • Brighton

    Best Service

  • Brighton

    Best Ambience

  • Brighton

    Best Value

  • Brighton

    Fit for Foodies

  • Brighton

    Healthy

  • Brighton

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Brighton

    Romance

  • Brighton

    Special Occasions

  • Brighton

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Brighton

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. LT

    LozT

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing seasonal food in a fantastic and super friendly environment. We sat at the counter infront of the open kitchen talking to the informative chefs about their innovative dishes and the inspiration behind their creations! Highly recommend for a special occasion and cant wait to go again as the menu changes throughout the year. An excellent new find!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful innovative food - wonderful flavour combinations. Great staff especially the chefs!!

  3. SO

    StephanieOlivia

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A long lunch to celebrate my husbands birthday. Wonderful small plates with enough variety to satisfy me as a vegetarian and my meat loving husband. The mutton chop special was an especially huge hit as were the cocktails. Service was impeccable; attentive but in no way overbearing,knowledgeable and friendly. Can’t wait to go back!

  4. K

    Karl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant food, brilliant service, not much else we could ask for.

  5. AT

    AlexT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and atmosphere for a reasonable price. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

  6. j

    julianp

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    first visit and greatly impressed.a genuine fine dining experience

  7. CB

    ClaireB

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely superb food. Every single course was beautifully prepared, served and so so delicious. Cannot recommend enough!

  8. HH

    HeatherH

    Kent

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious vegan tasting menu, very imaginative and great wine pairing. A superb evening.

  9. N

    Natsw

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful restaurant. Relaxed but with amazing food - and gluten free too (not that you’d ever notice). I can’t wait to return.

  10. TB

    TimB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    An interesting and varied menu led to lovely food beautifully presented.

  11. KP

    KpPortslade

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful dinner for my partner's birthday. First time eating here and won't be the last! Lovely staff and beautiful food. Fine dining without being pompous. Relaxed with an open kitchen to se what's cooking. Highly recommend!

  12. KB

    KarenB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very warm welcome. Food interesting and full of flavour. Excellent service.

  13. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great meal, they were very accomodating! Will be back again and again and again!!

  14. D

    Divya

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food with so much attention to detail.

  15. A

    Anissa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    We went for lunch, which comes in plates. The food was interesting and tasty, and I appreciate the local ingredients, however, the plates are very, very small. They are smaller than the sides! We shared 3 plates, 2 sides and a dessert, and were left hungry. I would expect to be well fed for the money it cost, so it was quite disappointing. Maybe best for drinks and nibbles, or a first date, when you're too nervous to eat.

  16. CR

    ClareR

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely loved it. Small menu so easy to choose.

  17. HB

    HarryB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good, great service and excellent food! Would recommended :)

  18. S

    Siobhan

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    Delicious food, but the portions are sooooo small perhaps eat before you go! Great if you’re on a diet.

    KindlingResponded on 9 November 2021

    Hi Siobhan. We're glad you loved the food but we're sad to hear that the portion sizes didn't meet your requirements. As a sustainable restaurants we try to make sure that the plates we create are minimal waste and we are very careful in not overloading the dishes with food that cannot be finished. Our lunch menu is in fact created from smaller, sharing plates. By keeping the quality of the produce to our usual high standard and prices lower we just can't plate bigger portions for lunch service

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great to have something of this quality in Brighton. Not gimmicky, just well thought out, relatively simple dishes, executed with panache. Decent wine list (perhaps room for some English wine?) and relaxed, but attentive service. Definitely one to return to.

  20. N

    Nicky

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall2food3service4ambience3

    At first it seemed promising, whilst the food itself was good (not exceptional but good), the portions were so ridiculously small that it tuned out to be an exorbitantly expensive meal and we left hungry and unsatiated. The service friendly and efficient. All a bit underwhelming, consequently I would not recommend..

    KindlingResponded on 9 November 2021

    Hi Nicky. We wish we were informed about your concerns at the time of your visit so we could have had a chance in rectifying any issues. Our lunch menu is in fact created from smaller, sharing plates. By keeping the quality of the produce to our usual high standard and prices lower we just can't plate bigger portions. We are taking all the comments seriously and we will be having a further chat with our managers and kitchen on how we can improve future services if this is needed.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great atmosphere for lunchtime dining. Quite a limited menu but very tasty all the same. The staff were lovely. I would recommend this little restaurant

  22. MC

    MrsCookston

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    The restaurant is trying so hard to be what it is not yet. A long way to go if want to survive in Brighton. Food wise was average. The Kindling ketchup is not necessary.

    KindlingResponded on 9 November 2021

    Hi. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're very new to the Brighton restaurant scene as we have opened just before the first lockdown, meaning we didn't have a lot of time to establish ourselves. Nevertheless, we have been awarded some prestigious titles, like a place in the Michelin Guide. We never wanted to be perceived as we are “trying too hard” so reading this did hit the whole team. I wish we were given a chance to talk about your comments when you were dining with us

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    In 40 years of adult dining out we have never had such a remarkable experience. The menu was full of intrigue and the presentation, flavours and textures delivered surprise and pleasure. The patron chefs and their small management team were welcoming and happy to answer any questions. If you visit we hope you enjoy the experience as much as we did.

  25. LT

    LeahT

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic and delicious meal. Great value and pretty much Michelin standard. Waitors were attentive and kind.

  26. B

    Brightondiner

    Brighton

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was delicious and service was attentive without being intrusive- great experience would happily eat it all again

  27. K

    Kirsty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing. I definitely would return to try more of the dishes. I love the relaxed feel of this place. Service was well-timed and friendly

  28. ML

    MarkL

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Had a very enjoyable meal. Food was very nice. My wife was not over keen on the ribs which she said tasted different.Always nice to try a different style of eating. Thank you,

  29. MG

    MarieG

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    I love finding new restaurants to eat in, especially those where the meals on Instagram look the same in real life. The restaurant was fully booked and it was very clear why. The experience from start to finish was wonderful. We chose from the well-executed menu and we chose well. The barbecued Pork Loin with roast squash and Sussex mushrooms was delicious. This was served with the grilled broccoli which was a sweet melt in your mouth crunch I'd never experienced before. Being able to see the chefs at work was special. You could see the love they put into every dish they prepared. We will be back as there's the rest of the menu to experience.

  30. JS

    JarrodS

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, staff were attentive and very knowledgeable about their menu, the smell as you walk in of the open, charcoal grill in the kitchen kitchen was absolutely amazing. Will make this a regular visit when down in Brighton.

  31. M

    Megan

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, wished we could have tried the whole menu!! Very friendly staff too!

  32. RI

    RebeccaI

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, friendly service. Well worth a visit. Is also worth the cost.

  33. T

    Tiger

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This was our first return to Kindling in over a year and we were not disappointed. The staff were as ever, fantastic. Welcoming, friendly and attentive without being over bearing. The food was delicious, we love the bonus amuse bouche, no produce left to waste which is great to see. We went on a Friday evening and the place was busy with a lovely buzz. The vegetarian options are always different but so tasty! If I was being super picky the only slight negative was the size of the bread portion which was significantly less than last time but equally delicious.

  34. RM

    RomiMull

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The food here is lovely: it’s interesting, and brave but still very comforting and quite simply delicious. We were absolutely wowed!

  35. DH

    DaveH

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Our third visit to Kindling- our favourite restaurant in Brighton- very fine dining, ethical, relaxed. Laways an excellent experience. The cuisine itself is mouthwatering!

  36. S

    Sphere

    Dubai

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great inventive food. Loved the charcoal grill flavours. Great friendly staff. Would definitely go again…

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good was great and service too. Everything was cooked to perfection and even my kids raves about it and they are usually very picky. And very dog friendly too so even our dog enjoyed the experience!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious small plates - perfect size for lunch and sharing. Wine was delicious and all good price. Staff were exceptional. Had a lovely experience- will be going back for dinner.

  39. B

    Bonze

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious, loved the Hake and the plum and almond tart

  40. AT

    AlanT

    Brighton

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Highly recommended for interesting, well presented dishes using local ingredients. Excellent service and good to talk to the chefs in the open kitchen.

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Kindling is rated 4.8 stars by 411 OpenTable diners

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2 people

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Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Kindling

69 East Street Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1HQ

  • 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

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