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The Rum Kitchen - Brighton, Brighton, Brighton and Hove

The Rum Kitchen - Brighton

4.1
4.1
37 Reviews
£25 and under
Caribbean
At Rum Kitchen we try to honour the essence of this all day party. We don’t simply take an order, do a check back and wave our guests goodbye – we take them on a journey. We believe rum cocktails can make anyone dance, jerk BBQ is the tastiest way to cook food and our amazing DJ’s help bring the carnival soundtrack to our guests. And we do all of this with inclusivity at our heart – whether you’re a team member, a guest or an industry partner – Rum Kitchen is for everyone.

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2 people

23:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–23:30

  • Phone number

    000000000

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Keep up to date with all things social here: https://therumkitchen.com/

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 37 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. J

    Jeznlondon

    London

    177 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    177 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I've been to the Rum Kitchen in Brighton several times before and had a good experience, so I'll write this off to a one off bad experience - but bad enough that I won't be going back. The place was empty (with only one other table occupied), but with music blaring. I ordered the saltfish fritters which were doughy and undercooked - but the real reason I go back there is for the goat curry - slow braised the menu said, which means it should be falling apart. This goat was gristly and unpleasant - and came cold. Service was nonchalant at best, despite an empty restaurant. As I said, I won't be going back.
  2. RS

    RebeccaS

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great cocktails, awesome food! Music was also good!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good service amazing food. Not my taste in music thank you!
  4. LL

    LiloLil

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere. Staff are very helpful and the music is great. Only minus is the Mac & Cheese could be served a bit warmer :)
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Food arrived cold 70 mins after ordering and quality was poor. Would never return or recommend
  6. P

    Princess

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience in the rum kitchen brighton. Good food, cocktails and service. Would highly recommend if you live local or just visiting.
  7. LB

    LouiseB

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The starters were nice but the main meals were terrible. We ate them because we were starving but they definitely weren’t worth the price we paid. There weren’t enough staff on the night and service was slow. I wouldn’t bother going back.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Drinks and service great, Food not so good
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    It was great just to loud to speak with friends which meant we sat without talking the whole time.
  10. K

    Kammykins

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    The building was covered with scaffolding. There were very few diners so no real ambience. The music was really loud and on occasion rather distasteful. The food had mixed reviews. The T&T Doubles, halloumi burger with chips and Mac n’ cheese that accompanied the Appleton BBQ pork were tasty, however the pork itself was disappointing as it was gristly and rather chewy. We were also somewhat surprised that the restaurant didn’t offer desserts. The drinks were nice, but not value for money. I must say that our waitress was lovely, attentive, patient and accommodating. Thank you.
  11. BB

    BrightonBart

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Second visit for us and again had to wait a long time, more than 20 mins, to get a drink. We flagged down a waitress who bought dirty dishes from another table to our table. We were told they had run out of 2 of the 3 types of white wine and one of the types of lager. They said it had been busy on the Friday night. Food came quickly and was very tasty but it is poor value for the price. Small portions of cheap to buy food are dissappointing. We will not return again now. Seems a badly run bar and poorly trained staff are an ongoing issue.
  12. WP

    WarrenP

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I can't remember the managers name but he was first class. Spoke to us about the venue and the food/drinks. It was my birthday and I was treated to some lovely rum shoots and alovely dessert,complimentary as well. Really enjoyed my time at the rum kitchen and I will be returning 👍
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Atmosphere was amazing, music playing with lots of laughter and chatter around. Food was okay I had a lot of fat on my chicken and struggled to eat it but my partner said his jerk bowl was lovely. The cocktails were delicious and hoot price for happy hour.
  14. PS

    PetraS

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, tasty food and lovely staff . cant wait to go again.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Unfortunately I really didn’t enjoy the rum kitchen , food was average , it was freezing and the drinks were not my taste , I just wanted a spiced rum and Coke ! Thought it was expensive for what we had especially as I returned a drink and was charged for it still ! - really lovely waitress though who was very helpful think it’s a marmite place , you’ll love it or hate it !
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Tried a selection of starters, the plantain, fish bites, jerk wings and the loaded jerk fries Wow , all delicious. Then had the curried goat as it was recommended equally as good. Took me back to the tastes and smells of my friends Mums cooking when growing up. Would definitely recommend
  17. AH

    AlfieH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were both outstanding, and we enjoyed the playlist. Only negative was that we were staying right underneath a speaker so it was too loud to chat.
  18. l

    lolly

    London

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We were put on a table next to two other couples despite Covid and the restaurant being nearly empty. Ordered curried goat off the menu yet there was hardly any goat in the dish. ( not worth the money and tasteless . Supposed to be Caribbean spices. Big prices for cocktails served in small glasses. They do not take cash but are happy to hand you a receipt. Really!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great vibe, great staff, great food, great cocktails…great evening
  20. FM

    FredrikM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Picked the Rum Kitchen as a last minute choice. So my expectations were limited before going. But what an experience! Brilliant service and super friendly staff! And the food! To die for! Had a mix of starters and mains with my favourites being the chicken wings. I was there with a client, but will definitely go back with friends and family when we are next in Brighton. And let's not forget the selection of rums and the cocktails they make; Brilliant!
  21. CD

    ChristopherD

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Would have been nice to try the food but the music was so loud we had to leave before we could find out. We booked a table for dinner not for a night club. I may be getting on a bit but I am pretty liberal in my views and open for anything. Please about your booking sites and web pages to explain what sort of venue you are - this avoiding unnecessary bad reviews.
  22. KQ

    KellyQ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tastiest caribbean food I've ever had! Amazing cocktails too. Would 100% go back the next time I'm in Brighton
  23. AA

    AndyA

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall4food4service2ambience2
    The food was nice (particularly the jerk wings), although the staff bought our mains and starters at the same time and it had also only taken about 10 minutes to arrive, so we ended up being in and out really quickly. The music was a bit too loud for dinner in my opinion, it felt more like i was in vodka revs.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good meal over here, food was very tasty and the service was excellent too! All in all, I’d happily return here or whatever branch is nearby!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there to begin our mini moon and they were very kind. We got complimentary Prosecco and a nice flower on table - its all about the details. The staff were very nice and kind too Food was great as were the cocktails
  26. A

    Alu18

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, will definitely visit again!
  27. HB

    HeatherB

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food, very loud music which is the ambience but a bit too loud for my tastes!
  28. PS

    PSimmo

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went with a group of friends and enjoyed the menu choice, happy hour, great service and relaxed atmosphere. Second visit here in less than a month! I will be back.
  29. R

    Rose

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, really nice food and drinks
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food
  31. MW

    MrWigs

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good quality food. Tasted very authentic and was of a very good standard. Would go again
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Just a causal friends get together! Food was okay, good if you’re not looking for a general Caribbean restauran t with a good vibe and nice drinks!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great cocktails, great service.
  34. PG

    PatrickG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, friendly staff, amazing cocktails. Can’t wait to come back
  35. F

    Fabio

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Warm welcome at the door (great) and upon entering, we quickly realised this place is for people of a certain (not middle!) age. Volume of music quite off-putting and had to near shout to be heard across the gable. Food tasty. Staff pleasant and service good although at speed. It felt like you were being rushed to order, eat, pay and go so the table could be turned around again. The adherence to mask wearing and social distancing by staff was patchy / non-existent for at least 3 staff members in the one hour we were there. All in all, our high expectations based on reviews of RK’s London locations were sadly not met in Brighton.
  36. TB

    TomB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place and a great meal!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great late lunch here! The staff were incredibly attentive and super friendly too. The food was delicious and I will definitely be returning!

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
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Rum Kitchen - Brighton is rated 4.1 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

23:00


Google Map for The Rum Kitchen - Brighton

11 Black Lion St Brighton, Brighton and Hove BN1 1ND

Additional information

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–23:30

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    000000000

  • Private party facilities

    Keep up to date with all things social here: https://therumkitchen.com/

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