Kindling

4.7
231 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

Support Kindling during COVID-19

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 231 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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charlieb
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

A stunning evening - absolutely delicious food. The organic Italian Merlot was exceptional! Just a thought it might be nice to dim lights a little @ 9.00/30 and have tealights on tables rather than v bright overhead lights...
Thank you - we will 100% be back ...for the mexcal!

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SianO
Bristol
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and our Server lovely. Very knowledgeable

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MattS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here since Kindling opened. The food is always outstanding. Having eaten at Michelin Star restaurants, Kindling deserves a star of its own. Thank you again for a lovely meal!

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DavidK
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff. Amazing food. Would recommend highly to everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Lovely food and the staff were great. Atmosphere was a bit stale

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RobD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and vert attentive service. They did everything they could to make our experience the best it could be.

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jimbob
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Nice small restaurant, small menu which we like, friendly helpful staff, good food well cooked and presented, if I had to say a negative it would be that there were no table coverings, either linen or paper, and wood always seems "sticky" after being wiped, would recommend

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Brightonbased
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was well cooked- tasted good- but even for 'fine' dining, which they are pitching, portions are tiny for the price. Staff were friendly , dont know how long they have been open but it took a while to get things, a drink was forgotten , we asked for the bill as it had taken so long to come back and check if we did want dessert etc.

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FlaviaC
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great and we had a great time! At the beginning of the evening the service was slightly slow given there was only one server for a fair amount of tables. They were very friendly though!

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ClaireM
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, locally & organically sourced, creatively constructed with careful thought. Perfect for us as vegans as well. Ace chefs & staff who were a pleasure to spend time with. Thoroughly recommended.

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Emily
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time at Kindling. We aren’t local but found the restaurant online and were taken with their approach to the best ingredients, local produce and an interesting wine menu.. we weren’t disappointed. The cocktails were lovely too. The beef main was especially good. Staff attentive, interested in talking about the menu and wine but not overbearing. We will be returning next time we’re in the area

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vipkatieambulance
London
96 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my mum to Kindling for her birthday, accompanied by my boyfriend. What a fabulous meal we had! The restaurant is light and airy with some really interesting art on the walls. The staff are friendly, approachable, attentive and knowledgable. The cocktails were great - we enjoyed the espresso martini and the gin sour. The brandy espresso martini was especially good - boozy with a strong coffee flavour. Food was outstanding, everything we had was good. My particular favourite was the red mullet ceviche which was fresh and balanced. I also loved my rhubarb pavlova dessert. We also had the tomatoes, asparagus, plaice, gnudi, steak, sorbet and cheese and couldn’t fault any of them. My only slight qualm was the Cotes du Rhone could have been a bit better but it wasn’t expensive so didn’t mind.

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vipLondonDiner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was genuinely incredible, and the restaurant had a lovely chilled vibe on an early Saturday night. We were lucky enough to have a counter seat at the kitchen (something I initially wasn’t sure we’d enjoy), and it was a real pleasure briefly chatting to the owners/chefs during the meal. I loved the experience and will be back as soon as I next visit brighton.

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LukeT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and really nice conversations with the chefs

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DrRC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazingly helpful staff, knew their stuff and also taught us how to cut a plaice whilst showing us.

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TinaP
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Would recommend if you are in Brighton.

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NicholasG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible. Made a birthday dinner very special.

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SusannaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Brighton , have been several time always fabulous food and lovely service

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BeckyT
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service-attentive, knowledgable and friendly. The food was gorgeous and brilliant wine choice

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Noo1
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and attentive staff. A very good range of delicious food. Good vegetarian options. A happy lunch in Brighton. Will come back soon.

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MelanieM
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had birthday celebrations and Kindling just made it so very special. Service was exemplary, the food was sublime and the drinks were perfect.

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Annle
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the whole experience was great.

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AndrewJ
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional produce, superb cooking and brilliant waiting staff . We would highly recommend for a fun relaxed lunch anytime.

Make sure you book though and we would go back if we was in Brighton.

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KateJ
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food was delicious. Will definitely be returning.

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Treyibfi
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fantastic meal here on bank holiday Monday - great food and service.

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Camille
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely decor and seriously delicious food. Added bonus of very friendly staff. Would highly recommend

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KatharinaA
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great combinations of flavour. Helpful and friendly service.

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vipJulien
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real treat! A very pleasant restaurant with delicious food. Very fresh products, and an exciting menu!

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DaveH
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit to Kindling... we'll be there again... hugely enjoyable, the food, the experience

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LinS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing find! We booked for lunch, sat right in the front where we had the best of indoor/outdoor dining.
The food is immense! We shared the Belly of Pork with charred pak Choi, the fish cake, and the mutton burger. All were delicious, expertly cooked and beautifully presented. We then shared the two desserts of the day - rhubarb kindling mess and a decadent rich chocolate moose. Both were excellent.
The wine list is also varied and priced for all pockets. All of this wrapped up with fantastic service made for an extremely enjoyable lunch. We will definitely be back!

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Cait
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We enjoyed our meal at Kindling, and we were welcomed and given a table earlier than our booking. The food was great and very enjoyable with portions not too large but sufficient. The service could have been more attentive but when we did flag them down, they were friendly and helpful.

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AlanT
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Original dishes full of flavour. Helpful and friendly staff. Definite a restaurant to try out.

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DanS
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful, sustainable cuisine. A lovely atmosphere and friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience full of delicious mouthfuls. We were 4 and we shared everything and talked a lot about the food. We tried the ‘retired’ beef with hispi cabbage on the side and chips. Full of flavour. Worth going as a group so you can share a wide range of dishes as it’s all so thoughtfully sourced and prepared. My first try of mutton and it was so delicious. Interesting wine list too full of producers I’d never heard of. Friendly knowledgeable service throughout and I could tell they got pleasure from our enjoyment. The food arrived before the wine a couple of times though which is a tiny thing and easily sorted! My best meal in Brighton ever. Thoroughly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little restaurant, do what they do with class

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! It was my girlfriend’s 30th birthday so they did something special at the end! I would definitely recommend.

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AmberR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gorgeous food made even better by our seats at the bar. We watched it all being made and the staff were fantastic.

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Brighton2018
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous first experience of Kindling! I had requested a quiet and romantic table for an anniversary dinner and was delighted with the lovely table and thoughtful decorated handmade chocolates at the end of the evening. It was a beautiful dinner and the staff were just right: relaxed and friendly but super professional.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply wonderful. What a way to celebrate being able to enjoy a superb meal indoors. Stunning food, great cocktails and first class service. Would highly recommend.

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Elli
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality, tasty food with great service! Do yourself a favour and book.

FAQs

Kindling does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Kindling is rated 4.7 stars by 231 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.