Kindling

4.7
287 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.

Please bear in mind that current government restrictions and dates may change and your booking is subject to these changes

You will be contacted if your booking is affected

We are looking forward to seeing You again

Team Kindling

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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 287 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NeilC
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is outstanding. We were here as a couple for a birthday and this meal made the whole day a truly special event. Would be back here in a heartbeat

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We loved the sound of this restaurant, and booked expecting great things. It doesn’t quite hit the exceptional mark it’s price suggests, but the food is tasty.

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DebraB
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food , presented in a lovely way . One of the best meals we’ve had

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vipDougY
London
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just great food and really wonderful service - faultless!

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isleofdogs
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fabulous, inventive food with a friendly service!

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MarkH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely meal at Kindling last night. Inventive and interesting menu and flavours were lovely. Wife and daughter had sharing steak for main and I had pork loin. For starter grilled squash and ricotta and I had grilled cauliflower with hazelnuts. Good drinks list too. Classy place but not pretentious. There was a lot of care put into the dishes. Thoroughly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely welcome, very attentive staff, excellent food and very good wine list. Will definitely revisit.

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great taste. Good to try different plates. Wine good too. Thoroughly recommend if you love good food!

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nice restaurant but quite expensive

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend and I both had the vegan dishes of aubergine to start, and Cauliflower for the main, with some sides. It was exceptional food. Up there with some of the best vegan food I’ve ever eaten. Many thanks again

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RickG
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended great night for our anniversary Rick and Stef

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RebeccaA
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was impressed with the chefs. Their creativity with the menu, the attention to detail when cooking and the pleasure they get when customers like their food.

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HowieF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is well prepared, delicious and beautiful!
Strongly recommend for couples and families!

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Heeee
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really unusual food and excellent service. Highly ecommended

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kindling was epic. The staff and chefs were lovely. The drinks were tasty and every single dish we had (including the sides) were standouts. The restaurant only opened just before Covid and so probably hasn’t had the most luck in the world but we can’t recommend it enough. Coming from East London we are spoilt for choice for good food and I honestly can’t think of another meal on par with it in a very long time. Make sure you book the bar seating to see the chefs at work. Prices reasonable and setting cool too.

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vipNeilM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Table of 4 for a late lunch booking. High quality food and combining fantastic flavours. We had 4 plates between 2 with a shared side and that was definitely enough. They are cooking some excellent dishes and we all thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

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SusannaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t recommend this restaurant enough, amazing food, friendly service

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SarahK
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit to this restaurant - will definitely be back!

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KateB
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic evening. The serving staff we attentive but not intrusive. They were knowledgeable about the wines. We eat out a lot in Brighton and this is one the of best evenings that we have had recently. Each dish that we had was delicious. The restaurant had a wonderful laid back but smart atmosphere. It wasn't too loud and enabled us to chat easily.
Seriously impressive cooking. Wonderful evening. Thank you so much. We will certainly be back.

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SimonC
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time at Kindling after our recommendation, and tested it out on our 10th wedding anniversary. Service was excellent and our waiter (didn't catch his name) was fantastic.
Food wise, we both thoroughly enjoyed our meals, in particular the pork loin for me and the 'special' starter of tomatoes + ricotta for my vegetarian wife.
Sat by the open front so was a touch noisier than inside but allowed us to enjoy the steady flow of strange/wonderful Brightonians enjoying the summer evening

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AlanT
Brighton
7 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Kindling is excellent. I have been twice, and the menus vary with interesting dishes using locally sources produce. The dishes are obviously well thought out and interesting. I like the open kitchen because it is a chance to meet the chefs. You won't know what is on the menu until you get there, but don't be put off. I highly recommend going there.

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JuliaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great evening meal. A small choice but such tasty food and served at the right temperature. The dessert with raspberries, cheese and white chocolate was exceedingly yummy.

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RachelR
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food, service, ambience all impeccable. What more is there to say. Try it now. You definitely won't be disappointed. I went with a friend who introduced me to Kindling and can't wait to go back and take my partner.

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KerwinH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Kindle previously just before the lockdown, so we were keen to go back now restrictions are lifting. We had bar seats as all the tables were full and it was a thoroughly enjoyable and different way to experience the restaurant. We were position next to Holly, one of the chefs, who couldn’t have been more friendly, informative and helpful. It was wonderful to see her and the other chef go about their work with so much passion and enjoyment. The food was excellent as before, the highest quality, as was the attentive but discreet service.

We would thoroughly recommend Kindling and the bar seats for a top notch night out.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything !
Fantastic food. Fantastic service.

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selene
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t recommend this enough, service and food are both outstanding.
Went with a friend for dinner and had a lovely evening chatting with Ben and the rest of the staff members.
Definitely a must go if visiting!

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bernadetteb
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious helpful friendly delightful place and will definitely be back

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Tanya
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed but chic atmosphere with delicious food. Great for a date night

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ThomasM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional. When we booked our table at Kindling we expected it to be a good fancy restaurant, but it turned out to be so much more. The food is not just delicious it also makes a powerful statement : it’s possible to make fantastic meals with simple ingredients. From the amuse-bouche to the dessert, we enjoyed every single aspect of every single meal, nothing in the plate was there for no reason, it was all cooked to perfection with a brilliant purpose for each ingredient. For instance I saw a review saying the meat was too salty, and I think the customer who wrote this did not understand the point: the little fermented apple and cauliflower cream condiments where designed specifically to balance that salty taste, so if you’re taking most if not all of the ingredients on your fork with each bite, you can taste perfect balance. The chefs were clearly on top of their game, as was our waitress too, very kind and efficient service, one of those restaurants where you’re happy to pay the service charge! We didn’t think it was expensive considering the quality of the food and we’ve made a promise to come back to Brighton in September just to have dinner again at Kindling. Thank you for this wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive
Food was exceptional
A great find.

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vipHelenB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A really special restaurant - it's becoming a firm favourite in Brighton.

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Natasha
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Beautifully prepared with fresh local and seasonal ingredients. A wonderful treat for the taste buds!

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Randal
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly excellent, a wonderful find. The amount of effort that goes in to making this great restaurant simple and welcoming is incredible. And the food! Go on, treat yourself and try it. My faith in Open Table has returned after discovering Kindling.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is the go to place for us in Brighton. Firstly they catered for a dairy intolerance easily, adjusting and talking us through the menu and dishes. But most of all there’s nothing I didn’t love. You can tell the artistry and love these chefs put into every dish.
Highly recommend and would go to Brighton just for this restaurant.
I don’t have photos as we couldn’t wait to eat!

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AgataP
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Fresh, local ingredients.

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AnneS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We chose to eat at lunch time to make the most of the small plates menu.
A simple sounding course of tomatoes and curd cheese was far more complex and tasty than it sounded. A surprising favourite for non vegetarians.
The other favourite was oxtail with gnocchi.
There was a small, but carefully chosen selection of wines by the glass, starting at reasonable prices.
We'll be back next time we're in Brighton.

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JoannaC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful scandi vibe. Light wood, indoor plants . Open kitchen, with bar stools . Very tranquil atmosphere. Superb choice of medium plates. Aubergine with cucumber was delicious as was the asparagus with hazelnuts. Would definitely go back.

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FrancesC
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and really great service, I definitely recommend!

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Tw1975
Brighton
16 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, and lovely food.

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Nickyc73
Kent
11 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious beef and great fries!

FAQs

Kindling does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Kindling is rated 4.7 stars by 287 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.