Riddle & Finns The Beach

139 Kings Road Arches, Brighton, United Kingdom, BN1 2FN
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Seasonal opening times apply. Please see our twitter feed for any closures. @riddleandfinns1

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Easy Access
  • Tiered Restaurant
  • Private Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Children Welcome (Up to 8pm)
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for

About Riddle & Finns The Beach

Riddle & Finns II - located right on the Brighton beachfront - directly across the road from the Brighton Centre - serving a delicious range of fresh seafood, oysters & champagne.

Cuisine: British, Seafood, Fish
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 09 August 2020

Amazing food, our waitress was a dream and you guys helped make my mums birthday super special. Thank you!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 August 2020

Superb spot to eat, Food was delicious & the service even better. Never caught the blonde girls name who was front of house but super organised & user professional. Would 100% return

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Visited On Sunday, 09 August 2020

Excellent food & service.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 August 2020

Absolutely amazing restaurant with lovely staff who even took the time to fill a request for me as it was my girlfriends birthday. I highly recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 August 2020

Excellent food and good service. However, our booked party of six had to sit outside (the restaurant was too hot so all customers were asked to use outside tables). Unfortunately the parasols did not cover all seats, so two of our party were in the full glare of the early afternoon sun (it was 34C!). Whilst this was not the fault of the staff on duty, it did spoil our experience completely. Not sure why the inside dining area is not air conditioned, or why their are insufficient parasols. Shame.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 August 2020

An excellent meal, with friendly, helpful service.

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Visited On Friday, 07 August 2020

We booked for midday 9 August. We had to stand in the queue which was not socially distanced. My friend who is key worker in a hospital was appalled by the lack of proper controls so we left without taking a meal and we would never return

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Visited On Thursday, 06 August 2020

We had a lovely meal here on the weekend (as we have had on many previous occasions), though it was spoilt somewhat by staff not following the restaurant's own C19 precautions. These had been explained to us on arrival but throughout the meal some of the staff clearly didn't follow them. We would love to go back as the food is so good but probably not until safer procedures are in place.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 August 2020

Wonderful evening

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Visited On Saturday, 08 August 2020

An utterly gorgeous birthday meal that felt very special. Wonderful staff, atmos and above all, food!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 August 2020

Unfortunately, I can't find anything to say as I would love to help you improve. Maybe the lobster thermidor sauce was covering too much of the lobster taste. A more balanced one would be appreciated. Other than that, it was truly a delighful experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 August 2020

We visited Riddle & Finns beachfront and it was nothing short of fabulous. We enjoyed some oysters and caviar. Followed by the grilled squid and chorizo for starter along with the scallops. Both were delicious! For mains we enjoyed half lobster with garlic butter and the smoked haddock. All of the cuisine was cooked to perfection! The whole experience was topped off with attentive and exceptional service from Chelsea. Can’t wait to come back.

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Visited On Friday, 07 August 2020

Delicious food, attentive staff and great view.

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Visited On Friday, 07 August 2020

We requested a table outside on the booking form. We were slightly early and were told there were no tables available outside. We sat upstairs and it was extremely hot and uncomfortable. The fact that there are major works going on outside wasn't very pleasant. This should really be put up on the website. The service was second to none and the food amazing but unfortunately the fact we were boiling hot was a pain. It's my birthday in the week and they kindly gave me a small desert of truffles which was very kind. We will definitely return but not to this particular spot. Thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 07 August 2020

Excellent as usual

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Visited On Friday, 07 August 2020

Chelsea was very helpful and patient in explaining the different Oysters and helping me decide. I was a lone diner but did not feel at all uncomfortable on my own and had a really relaxed, enjoyable lunch with amazing food.

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Visited On Friday, 07 August 2020

Incredible food and service.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 August 2020

Exceptionally good evening , food and great service , Very warm inside , maybe a fan or two upstairs would help cool the restaurant .

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Visited On Thursday, 06 August 2020

Great general manager and booking manager. Staff were so accommodating and knowledgable and the food And drink was incredible

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Visited On Thursday, 06 August 2020

Had a lovely lunch at Riddle & Finns on the beach. The food was delicious, tried my first oyster and it was lovely. Service were outstanding, especially when I caught the unwanted attention of another customer and it was a little off putting. They dealt with it brilliantly. Will definitely come again.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 August 2020

Food is always fantastic...The service is excellent... we always enjoy our visit!

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

I’m only leaving a 3 for atmosphere, based purely on the heat. The low roof, combined with a lovely summers evening really make it so very hot in there. Pleaseee invest in some air conditioning. Food was good, staff helpful and friendly. Service slightly slow in terms of taking orders etc, but once food ordered very quick to bring it out. Hence only 4 stars out of 5. Our 3rd visit and would return and recommend.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

So well treated by all your staff and each plate was just heaven

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

We always love it at Riddle and Finn's the Location is great and the food is even better, the staff are extremely pleasant and attentive too.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 August 2020

Lovely setting on the beach. Waiting staff seemed agitated and false. One even walked off whilst we were in mid sentence. We also had two different servers so some orders were not followed up eg another order of bread with dips. When following it up only 3 pieces of bread arrived after we’d almost finished the main (ordered when starters were cleared from original waiting staff member). Starters were incredible, prawns and calamari. 3 scallops for £10 so will not be ordering these again simply for value for money. I had the smoked haddock main with a side of veg and it was nice. Mash not so great but my companion enjoyed it. Seafood linguine exquisite. Faultless manager, overseeing walk ins, reservations and making the atmosphere much better - all with a smile on his face despite one table being staggeringly drunk and another who’d disappeared every 5 minutes to smoke. Overall, good experience but service wise for the charge they add, completely not up to scratch.

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