The Urchin

15-17 Belfast Street, Hove , Brighton, BN3 3YS

The Urchin Brighton restaurant seafood

SquareMeal Review of The Urchin

Moving well beyond stout and oysters, this Hove gastropub serves more than 100 craft ales and a menu almost entirely dedicated to shellfish. Booking is essential for the spartan dining room, where the daily seafood selection is chalked on the blackboard. On our visit, tender salt and pepper squid with ginger and soy were the pick of the starters, but razor clams in coconut and lemongrass were gritty. There were no such problems with a plate of scallops, seasoned with salty samphire and a punchy sage gremolata, although we needed to order extra chips and bread to provide ballast for the beers. The citrus flavours of hoppy ales are a natural match for shellfish, and The Urchin’s bottled beer list ranges from Belgian classic Chimay and US trailblazer Sierra Nevada to new-wave British brewers Siren and Wild Beer Co. However, the draught beers, including Harveys and Meantime, are relatively mainstream.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Hove Station 565m

Aldrington Station 673m


Address: 15-17 Belfast Street, Hove , Brighton BN3 3YS

Opening times

Wed-Sun 11.30am-11pm

Nearby Landmarks

British Engineerium 2km

Royal Pavilion, Brighton 2km


Telephone: 01273 241881


Cuisine: Gastropub

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