Kindling

4.8
348 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

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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 348 People Are Saying
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CatherineL
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding dinner. The best I have eaten in Brighton for a long time. The service was also good.

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Katea
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just brilliant. Fabulous food…exceptional service and brilliant ambiance! Will be back (again and again) and already recommended to friends!

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HeatherH
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vegan menu provided by Fernays was excellent, food delicious and creative. I hope we get to see more of Fearnays.

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Mojo
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great good, a few hits and misses on the latest Goan set menu but the service was exceptional and most dishes were excellent.

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IrenaP
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have booked a table for Farnays event and it was absolutely fantastic. The food was delicious, ideal portions for the tasting menu. Flavours differed in each dish, everything just went so well together. The ambience was brilliant. Great staff, professional. Big thank you to chefs Parnell and Jake for an outstanding experience. Would definitely recommend visiting.

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OpenTable Diner
London
12 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fantastic night ! Gorgeous food and wine , informed , warm service , a delight !

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RoseB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Kindling did not fail to deliver. The service was great and the food amazing. As a gluten AND dairy intolerant group we are always so happy at how easy and safe it is to eat at Kindling.
Thank you again for a wonderful lunch- we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice evening, throughly enjoyed the exceptional dining experience

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Ellie
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reserved a table at Kindling to celebrate my Mum's 60th birthday and couldn't have picked a better place to spend this special occasion. Great ambience - cosy, clean and fresh, nice lighting, beautiful decorations and crockery (desperately want to know where they got their jugs from). Service was outstanding, very friendly staff who are very accommodating and knowledgeable about the menu.

We asked for any special surprises they could provide for our Mum's birthday, they brought us a REALLY delicious amuse bouche - a chargrilled broccoli puree-type-thing (my description doesn't do it justice) as well as fudge at the end of the meal.

I had the cauliflower to start (the vegetarian special) and loved every bite. Barbecued artichoke & goats cheese for main with a side of chips and sriracha mayo, all locally sourced fresh produce BEAUTIFULLY made and presented. My sister's and birthday girl all had the pork - great reviews from them also. We all had the chocolate dessert with fig ice cream, best dessert I've ever had, not too rich but packed with flavour. Alongside a boozy espresso martini. Also nice that the produce is sustainably and ethically sourced and that the menu is seasonal - so I will definitely be coming back again to try whatever else they have in store!

Initially thought the portions were on the smaller scale but by the end of the meal I was suitably stuffed and was pleased that the focus was on quality not quantity! Very reasonably priced considering the standard of service and food and can't wait to go back.

Cannot recommend it highly enough!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing in every way!!

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DanB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

When going out does meal, good food is essential, good wine is a bonus, but the experience created by the staff makes all the difference. Kindling provides everything. The small plates were all well constructed and flavoursome. They are some good wines on offer. The chefs and sommelier were very engaging.
A true taste of Sussex on a plate!!
Got to be tried!

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Hancj21
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food service no wonder they have a Michelin award will definitely be booking in next time I’m in Brighton thank you so much for your amazing food Service experience….

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Allegra
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Had veggie dishes and they were all so flavoursome!

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RobertB
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, food and service. They get the produce fresh every morning and create a menu from that. Brilliant idea and the fantastic chefs never disappoint.

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JuliaC
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local beer selection to compliment the fantastic food.

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OllyH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Place as a whole was exceptional, my Halibut was undercooked, however overall the entire meal was so exceptional I can over look this.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredible evening, wonderful wine, food and service. Even lily the dog got to try a little bit of everything!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing dinner. The staff were so friendly and knowledgable about all the food. I couldn’t recommend this place more.

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SueW
Brighton
14 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, interesting small plates selection on a Sunday. Brilliant people watching out the window. One of my go to places.

MS
MattS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delightful food when we come here. I would recommend to anyone. Thanks again for another lovely meal!

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vipSteveD
Brighton
11 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just seems to get better. This is fine dining without the white tablecloth or the prices . Innovative real food . Lovely people too .

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JillN
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its was so lovely to find this little oasis of calm in a hectic Brighton with great food and attentive service. Highly recommended

HM
HavanaM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Utterly delicious meal. The whole plaice in black butter with sea veg and pickled radish was superb. I just loved it.

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TommyReviews
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly talented chefs, flawless service and succulent food. Jolly excellent indeed.

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FionaO
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing evening at Kindling. We ate at the bar and loved watching the chefs at work and talking to them about the food. The food was extraordinary. We will definitely be back!

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Bertha
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another stunning visits to Kindling. The Mezcsal cocktail was divine and the food delicious and faultless. Service was attentive, interested but not intrusive. This place is a gem.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic small plates, perfect for sharing. Great and attentive staff. Beer a little expensive at £6 for a small can of lager! Apart from that, a great experience

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TiffC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent and the waiting staff lovely. The complementary soup and fudge really made us feel cared for. A nice touch. The starters were excellent. The mains good but not perfect for our taste. The wooden chairs are not very comfortable and would benefit from cushions! Overall, we had a lovely time and it was reasonably priced.

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Anthony
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great and genuine service. If you want to experience simple ingredients prepared in a creative way, Kindling is the way to go!

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HarleyL
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always from the Kindling team, I’ve been multiple times and have always come away impressed, happy and full!

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DawnT
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A well chosen menu championing the ingredients.
Unhurried and knowledgeable staff. Attention to detail. We would definitely return.

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freddie
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience1

I've been twice and I find the food really really over-priced. It is nice enough but nothing outstanding, the vegetarian options we had were especially dull and still charged at premium rates. Also - it's such a cold restaurant, even on a summers night, it's like sitting in a cold wind tunnel. Nice service though.

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Fran
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautiful surroundings, helpful and friendly staff.

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Luke
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always, Ben was super attentive and the overall experience was a joy.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, really enjoyed it. The downside if there is one was we waited quite a long time for our food. The lighting is also a little bright

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant in every way - exceptional cuisine, charming service and great atmosphere

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vipKevinC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little gem of a restaurant that deserves it's Michelin-plaudits. Staff lovely, helpful and Covid-cautious. Food absolutely sublime. Inventive wine list to support.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional from start to finish. Fantastic service from the team and the food was of equal standing. A must try if in Brighton!

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HelenS
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service - we will be back soon

FAQs

Kindling does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Kindling is rated 4.8 stars by 348 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.