Kindling

4.8
378 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 378 People Are Saying
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RomiMull
London
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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DaveH
Brighton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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!

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Sphere
Dubai
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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Bonze
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, loved the Hake and the plum and almond tart

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AlanT
Brighton
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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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambience was beautiful. Great recommendations and experience all round. Looking forward to returning

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Nick
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was incredibly flavoursome, albiet be prepared for small portions for the price

Overall incredible, recommend the Venison

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Lara
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and unique food. Thoroughly enjoyed every meal, especially the vegan dessert! But be warned - you might have purple poo the next day and freak out thinking it was blood but then finding out others have purple poo and it’s not just you.

Kindling
Responded on 10 October 2021

Hi Lara! Thank you so much for your great review! We're glad that you have enjoyed our food. As we say, it's only the freshest produce that brings the colour to your life ;)

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NickH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed out first visit to Kindling. Good aperitifs. All food was well prepared, presented and flavoursome. Serious and creative cooking using locally sourced ingredients. Vegetarian and vegan options. Correct but friendly and relaxed service. Dining room slightly austere and bright, but has good tables and chairs. Not busy mid-week, but the low noise level was very welcome. We look forward to our next meal at this restaurant which we think stands out in Brighton.

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NatalieB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Restaurant manager Ben was very attentive, polite and knowledgeable about the menu.
Food was very tasty, a mix of flavours which blended well.
Portion size of main was small so you definitely need to order all the sides.
Wine prices not extortionate.
Dessert was great.
All dishes extremely well presented

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to come again!

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BBSamSeder
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great for a group meal, date, or celebration. Can't wait to go again.

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FackAttack
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & staff. Plenty of vegetarian options too.

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EmilyH
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We booked bar seats so we were able to see the kitchen action. The staff were very friendly and attentive, on hand to offer recommendations. The food was delicious and great value for money.

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Margaret
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was lovely and relaxing. The food was a delight with plenty of vegetarian/vegan choices

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was delicious. Every plate delivered. Friendly relaxed atmosphere.

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vipSteveD
Brighton
11 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just love introducing friends to these wonderful people providing such fabulous food and lovely service. Completely lacking in pretentiousness whilst serving food that many restaurants would be very pretentious about if only they were good enough to create it .

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OT12345
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food. Interesting combinations and great to see chef passionate about their food.

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John
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well prepared, inventive dishes; knowledgeable staff; perks such as creative amuse-bouches. Well worth it.

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AndrewK
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal we had during a 3 day trip to Brighton.

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SeathT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous modern British cooking served by delightful staff. Everyone was good humoured and friendly and the overall atmosphere is relaxed. Although the food is superb, there is no pretentious nonsense. We had a lovely time and would definitely go back.

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RobH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a pleasure to be surrounded by people who had such a passion for what they do… the care and attention made for a great experience. In fact, this was not just about food - it was an experience.

Fantastic service, great menu.

Loved it - and will be back soon!

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KatieF
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal in wonderful restaurant. Thank you - we will be back!

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WilliamT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful - one of the best restaurants in Brighton, excellent value, ambience and most importantly the food.

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debbieh
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Absolutely loved this restaurant. I’m gluten free and had the choice of pretty much the whole menu which is rare. Staff really lovely.

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MartinH
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed everything about Kindling - from the cocktails through to dessert. Service was well timed - friendly with no rush and any questions about the menu were answered with enthusiastic knowledge. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great little find - different menu to usual restaurants, inventive and quality dishes. Fab service too.

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Katea
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
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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CatherineL
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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!

OT
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!

FAQs

Kindling does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Kindling is rated 4.8 stars by 378 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.