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Drakes Hotel Brighton

Drakes Brighton

Drakes Brighton is a boutique hotel by the sea with 20 guest rooms, each individually decorated to offer a unique experience. Situated on the Brighton seafront many rooms present beautiful sea views with signature suites featuring luxurious bay window bathtubs.

A hotel room with sea views, and a bathtub in the bay window iwth an ice bucket of Champagne
Room 104. Drakes Hotel Bedrooms. photo ©Julia Claxton

Cocktails at Drakes Brighton

You don’t have to be a guest to enjoy the opulence of this award-winning hotel. The guest bar is open to the public and serves a seasonal selection of fabulous cocktails, made by their expert mixologists. Craft beers, fine wines and Champagnes are also available from this intimate bar that’s a closely guarded secret among regular guest and Kemptown locals.

A mixologist in a blak shirt is at a granite bar mixing a cocktail

Amarillo at Drakes

In 2020 esteemed chef Ian Swainson moved his restaurant concept, Amarillo, into the restaurant at Drakes. Amarillo serves a tasting menu with a meat and fish and vegetarian menu. There’s a strong Spanish influence to Swainson’s menu with an emphasis on sourcing the finest quality ingredients with which he curates an exceptional culinary experience. The restaurant itself is intimate and lends itself well to romantic and celebratory dining.

Find out more about Amarillo at Drakes.

Amarillo Brighton


  1. Rhys Trussler

    While vegan doesn’t feature on the menu, Drakes were able to prepare an amazing three-course dinner for me. Everything about the experience at Drakes is wonderful, the food, the service, the ambience. It is the place to go for a memorable and truly special evening.

  2. malcolm

    Drakes is a must if you’re looking for a romantic night out with your partner. My wife and I have been here a couple of times now and enjoy the pre dinner cocktails upstairs (really good cocktails). The setting downstairs is cosy and stylish. The food is fine dinning and the wines are a great match so we are never disappointed. The beef fillet for me is the best thing on the menu as it’s food to perfection. Not a cheap night but now and then it’s worth treating ourselves to a night without the kids!

  3. Caroline

    The bar and restaurant at Drakes is a great place for a dinner date. It has a cosy, relaxed atmosphere and the raspberry souffle is to die for!

  4. Emma Clare

    I was so excited to eat at Drakes and it didn’t disappoint! They take care of you so well, and it’s great having a sommelier on hand to wine match with your dishes. It’s definitely on the pricer end of the scale but perfect for a special occasion.

  5. Angela Simmonds

    The Restaurant at Drakes is my go to place for a romantic dinner. You can have a cocktail before hand in the bar upstairs and then go downstairs for excellent food and grown-up service.

    Drakes has been here for a long time now and for me, it always delivers.

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