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The Dorset Street Bar
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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
We really enjoyed the food and wine, the service however was appalling. It took ages to serve us we sat with our empty plates for half an hour.
We went to order more drinks and was basically told to leave and we would not be served anymore drinks because we were too noisy. There were 5 of us in the party, and possibly we were very noisy for other members of the public, but we were never asked to be quieter, we were just basically told to pay up and leave......
Our food took an hour to come and our drinks took a long time to come as well.
It was perfect. Food and service were amazing and I’d recommend the Dorset wholeheartedly.
We had a well distanced table in the corner which felt very comfortable. Highly recommend risotto.
Good food and great gin selection! Also nice selection of vegan options too!
The best vegan roast dinner i’ve ever had!! the staff were amazing too. we were allowed to sit in the bar area with our dogs, and there was enough room for us all to eat comfortably ☺️
Lovely place, great staff, delicious food. Reasonably priced
Possibly the best butter fried chicken I've had. Considering the situation with Covid they did a great job of making the dinning experience enjoyable and safe.
Could do with a few more options of wine by the glass and to include LAINE beer in the beer options.
We (6 Chaps) went for a birthday Sunday roast.
Well organised for covid biz, great menu selection, well cooked and served. Good ale.
My party of 6 all had the most delicious roast beef Sunday lunch with a side of cauliflower cheese. Everything was cooked to perfection, melt in your mouth beef, perfectly cooked vegetables with roast potatoes that were out of this world! The cauliflower cheese was delicious. All the food was displayed well & extremely tasty. Worth the cost of the meals. Service was great as always. We sat inside where there was plenty ventilation & markings in the floor of the one way route. Plastic screens were placed around the room to separate tables - these were a little imposing on space so perhaps the removal of a table or two would give more space but this would of course provide less capacity. I have already highly recommended Sunday lunch to friends & colleagues - this was just what my party needed thank you.
really lovely staff, clean and friendly venue. Made us all feel very welcome
Really lovely food and great sized portions for the price.
Highly recommend the mussels and fish cake!
It’s such a lovely set up with tables and chairs outside and friendly staff.
Great set up, lovely food, good choice on menu, great choice of drinks. Friendly and attentive staff. We had a great night
Decent student/young adult pub... restaurant leaves much to be desired. One main frozen solid- response from wait staff was an eye roll - other main fine. The beer was cold which was about the only plus. Opentable characterised this as a “seafood” restaurant which was definitely not the case.
Best pub fish and chips I have ever had. Also fantastic beers. Good value considering the quality and service
The staff couldnt have been more helpful. The food was superb and plentiful. Will definitely go back on my next visit
Really lovely service with brilliant food and felt very safe for the pandemic! Screens up between tables made it feel secure.
Friendly staffs & nice foods but short choice I saw Sunday menu look nicer than the week menu!
Brilliant pub with a good atmosphere, coping very well with social distancing measures.
All the staff were happy and table service was quick and efficient.
Great food and fantastic beers in a perfect location.
Table was sticky which was bit off putting. Waitress was pleasant and got starter quite quick. Thought Prosecco pretty over priced for pub!! Used to paying at least £5 less a bottle in restaurants and it wasn’t a nice Prosecco. Main course had steak, boyfriends was ok but mine was nearly all gristle!! Chips were very over done and hard but boyfriend ate mine anyway! Did point out to the waitress about the steak and asked her to show the chef as could see what a bad cut it was, however never got any response from chef at all!! Drinks expensive- same round £5.20 cheaper in the pub a few hundred yards up road toward Brighton!
The food was sublime! The staff could be a little more cheerful. If you charge a 10% fee put it on your menu! Tables were never cleaned after people left, screens were places but not between all tables. We were very close to our neighbouring table
The Dorset Bar was fantastic, we had catch of the day (seabream) and the seafood linguini and it was sublime. We paired it with a bottle of white wine that the waitress recommended. Extremely good quality food and really really tasty. 100% would recommend and return!
Service was unbelievably slow with no recognition of this from the manager on duty. Calamari was chewy - chicken burger overcooked and dry - fish cake was more like a potato cake. Even when we requested to have the service charge removed from the bill we weren’t asked why.
Never had a bad meal here. Food is consistently very good and the staff are always an absolute delight!
They didn't have the food I wanted and sold up chips which we didn't really need. Wasnt very good food at all and very overpriced for what I had.
Lovely food and great service! Would definitely go again next time I’m in Brighton!
Food was delicious. Had a lovely table sitting by the open window. Really enjoyed meal.
Very tasty roast and social distancing measures made the whole experience feel safe.
Love the Dorset. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, good food, tables outside.
My food was good, but my friends burger was dry and hard.
The main problem was that the food took over an hour to arrive, we were not told anything about any delay and a wait that long in unacceptable.
The booking was easy, on arrival we got our table and were able to move outside once a space opened up. Food was lovely, fresh and plentiful. With the Eat out to Help out, it was really good value for money. Am a regular and will continue to be.
Really lovely waiting staff but waited over an hour for our food. Not atypical for a visit here alas. Food nice when it came but don’t come when you’re hungry.
Had a lovely evening - the restaurant is in a great spot with a view down the lanes, the staff were great and the food tasty
Food was tasty and service was friendly and helpful. Little downside was the government eat out scheme of £10 per person wasn't applied, and I had forgotten. Other restaurants applied it as a matter of course.
However, the staff were open, friendly and helpful and we enjoyed our dinner.
The food is incredible here and really good value. The service wasn’t good, they forgot about us and left us waiting about 45 mins for drinks. However, once they served us it was better.
They probably forgot about our order because it took us one hour to get it and we even had to remind them about it. Also, it took us 20 mins to order because no one came round and we had to call a waitress otherwise no one would have come
Good outdoor space
Always great food. Service with a smile. Very COVID-19 safe environment.
Rude staff, out of stock in nearly everything, slow service.
The Dorset Street Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 65 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.