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 fulfil your drinking requirements.
3rd time there. Great drinks great friendly service. Already booked Christmas party night for 6 1/12. The right place to start the evening.
Really tasty drinks although my Martini could have been colder. Having arrived on time we had to wait outside for quite a while before our presence was acknowledged but once we were seated we were served efficiently.
Beautifully made cocktails, attentive staff. Great atmosphere. A real tucked away, hidden gem in Brighton.
Gorgeous venue with super attentive, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Cocktails were cool, different and delicious and incredibly good value for money. We came for my boyfriends birthday and had a great time, a really special way to round off the day.Thank you - we will be back!
Great evening and very attentive staff
Great place, amazing service and original service. Will definitely coming back
Lovely, bohemian intimate bar
Superb cocktails, friendly service, great atmosphere – booking system means it's never overcrowded – equals our favourite place to drink in Brighton.
Lovely place, lovely cocktails, but despite a well in advance booking, we were sat on the tiniest of bar tables, with barely enough room to stand our drinks- surely a case if trying to cram in as many ‘punters’ as possible. This was the only thing that brought our evening down slightly. I’d still recommend, but a slight reservation.
Truly excellent evening, great service by friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Another very memorable evening at the Plotting Parlour
Fold up chairs were not very comfortable considering the price of drinks
Excellent venue and amazing cocktails and service ... I will be back !
Delicious bespoke cocktails, nice atmosphere and attentative staff.
Love coming here for the atmosphere but the service on the occasion was lovely but a little slow and the cocktails were an average price
Such a beautiful place, really enjoyed it here and will definitely coming back again. Thank you.
Perfect evening trying some amazing cocktails with a different twist to your usual. Highly recommend anyone to visit, David was lovely and so very helpful made are visit even nicer. Will be back.
Excellent cocktails, service and atmosphere!! A hidden gem in Brighton!
First visit - and will certainly be back. I had heard much that was good and it didn’t disappoint! Great welcome coupled with what can only be described as good old fashioned service. Polite, friendly and all together better than any where else I have experienced in Brighton. I am a very frequent visitor and will now make this my one and only place to drink and meet with friends. Thank you to all who were on duty! Ted
Enjoyed the interesting choice of cocktails!
The Plotting Parlour is an experience in itself....from the decor to the original cocktails to the amazing service. Highly recommend.
Alas I must leave somewhat of a dichotomy of a review, so here we go: Good - pre booking service. The online booking didn't play ball and the response to the email service was both prompt and helpful. Good - Aesthetically, the venue is great, small, but perfectly formed, good music and looks the part. This is where we then wander into the not so good... Atmosphere - not great, we were made to wait in the entrance hall for our table, we asked to wait at the bar but were told we couldn't. So stood in the entrance and got in peoples way as they were coming in and out. There were also some 'interesting' clientele in there who weren't the usual friendly Brighton crowd. Service - it clearly states table service, but for our second round we had to go and find someone to order our drinks as there was no one coming to our table to order from. In addition to this when booking our table I was not advised we only had the table for an hour, we were advised of this about 20minutes before we had to vacate the table, this completely changed our plans for the evening and we should have been told this when booking. Sadly have to say it's unlikely I will go again, which is a shame as it is a great 'product' as such, just got too many things wrong for me and our party.
Great drink selection and cosy vintage little bar!
Lovely as always, we really enjoyed ourself and the cocktails were great 😊