Riddle and Finns The Beach

Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of Riddle and Finns The Beach

Silver Award

“Wonderful fish” is the reason for choosing this bijou restaurant, a beachfront sibling to Riddle & Finns’ South Lanes original. The mood is relaxed, yet there’s an unmistakably glamorous edge to proceedings – although nothing can trump the “great views” (we suggest sitting outside if you can). The day’s ceviche comes dressed with chilli, red onion and lime salsa, oysters appear in lots of different guises alongside ‘tankards of black velvet’, and platters of fruits de mer feature whole crab or lobster. Otherwise, the kitchen sends out everything from sautéed squid with chorizo and chilli to bowls of bouillabaisse, fish pie or pan-fried monkfish with couscous, courgette tagliatelle, chickpeas and tomatoes. Veggies get a few token offerings, although committed carnivores receive short shrift. The short wine list gives plenty of space to Champagnes, while service is “always so helpful” (especially when it comes to off-menu requests). Prices are relatively steep by Brighton standards, but for seafood this fresh you won’t mind shelling out a little extra.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Food Occasions
All day dining
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Outside seating, Waterside
Special Features
Wheelchair access
Child friendly, Group dining [8+]

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Riddle and Finns The Beach


139 Kings Road Arches, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2FN

01273 821218


Opening Times

Mon 12:00-17:00
Tue 12:00-17:00
Wed 12:00-17:00
Thu 12:00-17:00
Fri 12:00-17:00
Sat 12:00-17:00
Sun 12:00-17:00
Mon 17:00-22:00
Tue 17:00-22:00
Wed 17:00-22:00
Thu 17:00-22:00
Fri 17:00-22:00
Sat 17:00-22:00
Sun 17:00-22:00


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2 Reviews 

anne R

28 June 2019  
Excellent fish restaurant on the Brighton beach front. Good food and service.

Doni J

30 March 2018  
Exceptional food, great wines, wonderful staff, great value. Absolutely love it.
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