Sunday - Thursday: 15.00 - 00.00
Friday & Saturday: 15.00 - 01.00
Due to the size of the venue weekend bookings are limited in group size. Any group over 4 in size is advised to book ahead at weekends to avoid disappointment and to allow us to provide the best quality drinks and service we can. We do however save a decent amount of space for walk ins to give everyone a fair chance.
- Free WiFi
- Age Restricted in Bar
- Event Space
- Gluten Free Available
- Wine Shop
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
- Minimum age restriction
- Dogs Welcome
About The Plotting Parlour
We have been open since October 2014 and in that time have established a loyal customer base, an excellent reputation among locals and tourists alike and great feedback overall. We have also won a number of awards and accolades including Brighton's "Best Cocktail Bar" in the Brighton and Hove Food Festival awards, reviews in a number of local and national news outlets as well as a nod in The Sunday Times Best Bars in Britain.
The bar is centrally located just off of the Old Steine, so there really is no excuse not to do yourself a favour and drop by for a drink or three surrounded by beautiful décor, amazing drinks and truly friendly people. We are table service only, so you can relax and we will come to you to fulfill your drinking requirements.
Great atmosphere in a cosy space, I love the cocktails here and will be back again
Great place for a pre-theatre cocktail and they were happy to make my old fav, a Pina Colada (which was delish). Maybe £11 is a bit over priced, or maybe I am out of touch with cocktail prices having just come back from Asia?! Anyhow, we had a great time, good atmosphere and friendly staff.thank you.
Best cocktail bar in Brighton .... when we visit the city we always book a table at the plotting parlour
Great cocktails and lovely place
always a treat, thanks for your amazing service and making us feel very well looked after!
Good as normal
Amazing place for a special occasion. Service is 1st class.
Really lovely place! Have been here a few times and I have always had a great evening!
Really friendly staff and amazing cocktails 😊
We had a fantastic night. Thanks!
Excellent drinks and knowledgeable staff
Love this place for pre-dinner cocktails. Service and drinks are always spot on
The service was awful. We had to complain. The man who served us when asked what kind of gin you had said - 'I don't know, look at the menu'! I then asked if you sold Brighton Gin - he shrugged and said 'I don't know.' I then asked what tonics you had - again he showed no interest and took the menu and started reading it. He clearly had no interest in his job and had absolutely no idea about customer service. My friend complained and spoke to him directly. He claimed he had only been there 2 months -- clearly long enough to know what you have on the menu. After that he did not serve us again fortunately. The woman who served us was lovely and helpful. It's so important that staff are trained and know the cocktail offering - why work in a bar if you don't know what you are selling and show no interest or enthusiasm in your job or the customers you are serving. It's such a shame as my previous experience there was excellent which is why I brought a group back. I doubt I could convince that group to return sadly. I do like the venue but service is everything.
Lovely venue, great atmosphere and great selection of cocktails. Definitely will come back!
The cocktails, from an extensive and intriguing list, were excellent. A wider range of nibbles to soak them up would have been welcome. Great service and atmosphere. Pricey but well worth it for a treat.
Innovative, delicious and fun. Super friendly, efficient service.
Thought the service was average, were seated for 30 minutes before drink order taken and another 15 mins after that to receive the order. Not very welcoming upon arrival and the second round of cocktails not executed as well as the first. Distinctly average.
Great cocktails great decor We will be back soon
I do love the place/atmosphere, the staff are always attentive, drinks are amazing; however, we were sat on what felt like the M4 corridor (the passing staff & patrons made it a little frustrating for me whilst I was perched on a stool). But it is literally the only slightly negative comment I have - apart from that I would never hesitate to come back.
After half an hour seated separately we managed to find each other. Amusing but never acknowledged by the staff although had booked. Obviously had a cloak of invisibility as a middle aged woman.
we choose the PP for a rare family get together for my daughters 18th, we had an absolutely lovely time, very attentive staff and really helped us with drink choices for some of the fussier members of the party, they really adapted the menu to suit us! Thank you for your time, sadly great customer service is rare but you’ve nailed it!
Perfect for any occasion, gorgeous intimate atmosphere, incredible cocktails and super-knowledgable staff. A total hit.
Great service and atmosphere. Without doubt the best cocktail bar in Brighton.
Great atmosphere and drink selection