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Socialite Restaurant and Bar

4.2
4.2
14 Reviews
£26 to £40
British

The menu is steak led but with twists covering every taste and requirement and more importantly its style is one of luxury coupled with affordability. Throughout the day, it’s the perfect place for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. By night it’s something far more and one that just has to be seen. In the day it’s the place to catch up and have that planned meeting with friends and business colleagues, by late afternoon the mood is changing and the lights are dimming giving you the feel that the experience is about to change a little. You are there to have a celebration and meet with friends and enjoy one another's company whilst indulging in delightful food sipping cocktails, selected wines and champagne and soaking up the music either by the DJ or the entertainment, whatever you are there for, it will be a place to be remembered.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British, French

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue, Wed, Sun 17:00–23:00
    Thu–Sat 17:00–00:00

  • Phone number

    01273 033700

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, 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
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • 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
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

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What 14 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. MF

    MiFo

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    The food is mediocre and over priced. My prawn cocktail was 4 large, large, fat but tough prawns with grated iceberg in a very vinegary dressing, and the £34 fillet that I ordered medium/rare arrived medium/well done. Service was pleasant but not very competent. We ordered sprouts, but we’re told they’d be replaced with green beans, which never showed up except on our bill, as sprouts.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The restaurant wasn’t open !!! we traveled a long way to then be walking around the streets finding somewhere else to eat, then had to wait an hour to eat in a different restaurant because it was busy. So annoying, i shouldn’t of been able to book this restaurant if it’s not even open

  3. NA

    NeilA

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    We really enjoyed the restaurant, staff were very friendly and looked after us well.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience4

    It is something of a triumph of style over substance. Great location, and all looks very hip and stylish. Others have commented on the inexperienced and somewhat chaotic waiting staff; we had to wait 35 minutes for our initial aperitif drinks to arrive (one cocktail and a diet coke). Later we had the same glass of wine, which he hadn’t ordered, brought to our table on three occasions by two different servers. Not blaming individual servers who were all very charming, but evident lack of competent leadership. The food was good enough, but like the drinks, about 25% over-priced. And the glass of wine we hadn’t ordered and sent back three times, still appeared on our bill. Not a restaurant we will be re-visiting.

  5. PA

    PAULAT

    Brighton

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went on Saturday 16 Oct for my husband’s birthday)) it was great, the restaurant is beautiful, the food was delicious . I loved loved the music, the bar area was stunning. Our server was Johnny, what a super young guy. All in all I would highly recommend this place , it’s got a bit of something for everyone. We will be back .

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, service was good!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Modern and cool restaurant. I'm a solo diner, I was offered a table nest some steps, but I asked and was moved immediately to a better spot from my point of view. Able to provide cocktails not on their limited list. Food was really great for me, although it seems to be big on steaks. Limited selection of wine by the glass, but I enjoyed my choice. Disappointed not able to get a glass of prosecco. But did enjoy my pre dinner Aperol spritz. Music is lound and good. I enjoyed it. Service was excellent - my waiter Edward was very personable. I'd definitely visit again.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous service, gorgeous food. But I think slightly overpriced needs to be 20 percent cheaper all round and then I would go much more frequently

  9. a

    alane61

    Brighton

    21 reviews

    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    Less than average food, for example cod with polenta comes without the polenta. Dreadful service. Banging music so you can't hear or speak. Obviously designed around the owners vision but targeting 20 year old cocktail drinkers. On the plus side, guarantee it won't be there in 12 months because those who can afford the price tag, £200 for 2, won't return a second time. And those who 'luv the vibe' won't have the money. Boom!

    Socialite Restaurant and BarResponded on 22 July 2021

    Dear Alane61, Thank you for leaving us a review. I am sorry you didn't feel like you could speak with us on the night, we would have explained that as the name suggests ,"Polenta Crusted Cod", the fish is crusted in polenta and it doesn't come with Polenta on the side. We have a lot of regular customers that have come back time and time again and loved the experience, I am sorry it wasn't to your liking. We do take all comments into consideration and we are thankful for your feedback.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Mealy prawns in the prawn cocktail and while the meat in the mixed grill was fine, peppercorn sauce was essentially gravy with a few peppercorns, (and portions tiny/not worth £30+). Long wait between meals (we arrived at 8:30 and didn’t receive mains until 10pm, but staff were accommodating and followed up promptly. Overall good service but let down by the underwhelming food and club ambiance.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My new favourite restaurant in Brighton. Opened just a couple of weeks ago and the food is just absolutely superb. The interior decor is fantastically balanced and comfortable. To me, it feels like the Staff go beyond the call of duty. So much care and passion for the restaurant and their customers. In fact I think I met nearly every waiter, waitress and barmen that were on service that night. Can’t wait to return. P.S. 300g Sirloin steak is the winner.

    Socialite Restaurant and BarResponded on 18 July 2021

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am so happy that my staff left a mark and made a difference in your evening, we can't wait to have you back!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Munich

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Faultless, world class service. Wait Staff were friendly, inviting and attentive. Even made allowances for our service dog, who they made feel at home! Food was amazing along with the cocktails which were outstanding! Couldn't recommend this place enough!

    Socialite Restaurant and BarResponded on 18 July 2021

    Thank you so much for your kind words, I am very proud of my staff for leaving such a good impression and I do hope you will be back soon!

  13. DA

    DAL2675

    London

    128 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    128 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    I booked here for lunch with friends before seeing a show - however when we turned up for our booking at 3pm, we were told that the kitchen wasn’t doing food until 6pm! Had to try and find somewhere else in the end!

    Socialite Restaurant and BarResponded on 18 July 2021

    Dear DAL2675, I am sorry that you didn't realise we were closed for lunch between those timings, our opening times are specified on our Website and on our Booking system, we do hope you'll be able to come back soon to try our delicious food.

  14. T

    Tribags

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service and amazing quality food. Even the DJ was so good we’re going to book for my wife’s 50th!

FAQs

Socialite Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 14 OpenTable diners

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.

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2 people

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Google Map for Socialite Restaurant and Bar

31a-32 East Street Brighton, Brighton BN1 1HL

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue, Wed, Sun 17:00–23:00
    Thu–Sat 17:00–00:00

  • Cuisines

    British, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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