The Dorset Street Bar

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£25 and under
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The Dorset stands proudly on the corner of Gardner Street and North Road, amongst all the colour and excitement of the North Laine and has been, literally, at the heart of all things Brighton for nearly 200 years.

The Dorset stands out as a true Brighton Classic pub; relaxed, welcoming and full of character. It is popular with a unique and friendly cross section of shoppers, local residents, theatre goers and day trippers. It's the perfect spot to watch the bustling Brighton life go by, whether it's in winter whilst sitting by the fire with a warming mulled cider or seated outside in the summer, enjoying a refreshing drink in the sun! We are open 7 days a week from 9am.
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1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Our food order was placed at 1.15pm. We noticed people around us were getting served who had ordered after us and when we questioned this, we were told our order had not been put into the kitchen! We were told it wold be another 30 minutes but after 45 minutes nothing came and we decided to leave (hungry!). Whilst we accept mistakes can happen, the staff didn't seem that bothered and all we were brought was one small portion of bread between six to keep us going. An offer of a round of complimentary drinks and a couple of swift starters would have appeased us but this was not forthcoming. The waitresses were very nice but obviously not trained correctly. The manager told us "I'm good at this!" which made us smile because on this occasion, there was no evidence to support this claim! Other tables around us seemed to have the same problem. It's a nice pub but I suggest going elsewhere for Sunday Lunch!

JB
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food great atmosphere and reasonable prices. What's not to like?
Had a pre-theatre meal at a very busy time on Saturday. Good job we booked but I guess it might be a bit quieter at other times. Will definitely go again.

AM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great place for Sunday Roast! good atmosphere . The only negative comment is that the music was rather too loud so everyone was shouting to make themselves heard. The whole place was very busy and very loud. Once it calmed down a bit the music was turned down and the whole place calmed down though you could still hear the great choice of music . Much more enjoyable.

RD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Roast!! Meat was cooked brilliantly! Good portion sizes! Our waitress Christine was loverly! Will 100% be returning!

LS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very good meal at the Dorset, good food(with good vegan options too), good service and pleasant atmosphere. It was lunchtime on a weekday, so quiet for conversation to catch up with friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I went for Sunday lunch with my mother. Nice atmosphere, well run, good staff. Food was all nicely done, I had pork belly which was particularly good.

M
Edinburgh
25 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Buenos platos y buena sidra Los camareros simpáticos aunque un poco lentos tal vez Un sitio muy chulo

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LR
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Helpful staff and attentive, great food . Very busy as booked pre komedia show but they worked hard to get us out on time. Lively atmosphere and a great sociable venue . Would go again

OT
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous quality food
Top service
Definitely would recommend

LF
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The Dorset Street Bar is a busy, bustling, and noisy place. The service was good, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. But, I’m at that age where I like the ambiance to be a bit quieter and more intimate, so I didn’t really enjoy myself very much. Again, the food was good, the place was lively, and service was friendly. If this appeals to you, it’s a great place.