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Riddle and Finns

Riddle and Finns – Fish and seafood restaurant

Riddle and Finns is all about classic seafood dishes, marble topped tables, candelabra and chandeliers. They are located on a wonderful discreet side street called Meeting House Lane, off Brighton’s North Street in the Brighton Lanes.

Their seafood is impeccably sourced very locally at Brighton Newhaven Fish Sales.

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At this unique Sussex Restaurant things are a little bit different. There aren’t many places in Brighton where you can watch a team of chefs busy at work as they prepare your food for you in this open kitchen style environment. It really is exciting to watch as the orders flow from the front of house team at Riddle and Finns and you can eavesdrop on the talented chefs at work.

Riddle and Finns Brighton - the Lanes

Riddle and Finns serve only the finest quality fresh Brighton seafood, in a relaxed stylish surrounding with friendly and knowledgeable service. They buy most of their fish and seafood from the fish market at Hove Lagoon where the fish are caught just off Brighton beach.

Classic Seafood dishes at Riddle and Finns

Their menu is full of classic seafood dishes like the seafood platter, the fish pie, whole crabs, oysters, caviar, occasionally lobster – and many catches of the day.

You don’t have to pre-book at Riddle and Finns (they won’t allow it) and it will suit almost any occasion for breakfast, lunch or dinner – what’s more the candelabra is always burning, even for one of the Riddle and Finns delicious breakfasts.

Riddle and Finns Brighton - Fish Restaurant

Restaurant reviewers love this restaurant too and it very rarely disappoints. This is Jay Rayners take on his experience at Riddle and Finns;

They understand the virtues of simplicity. Ingredients come first. Appetite rules. Neanderthal man would love it – Jay Rayner.

At this Brighton seafood restaurant they have a traditional wet fish counter which also means that you can select a fish and then take it home with you – Riddle and Finns will even give you recommendations as to how to cook it and which ingredients to match it with.

Riddle and Finns Brighton

No Bookings Policy

Riddle and Finns don’t take bookings for their Brighton Lanes Restaurant – it is a matter of popping along to see if there is space, if not there may be a small wait or they could even grab you from a nearby venue when your table is ready. This is usually nearby at a pub in Brighton called The Bath Arms.

Riddle and Finns also provide outside catering for private parties, weddings and functions, birthday parties etc. Riddles is a great option for a Brighton graduation celebration too, if you can get a table.


  1. Robin Brown

    Top class fish and seafood cooking with a twist.Great
    atmosphere and friendly team in house

  2. William Nicholls

    Fabulous Fish restaurant
    We booked, thank goodness

  3. Firozeh Varzandeh

    We tried this restaurant last year and since we have been going there for many occasions

  4. malcolm

    My wife and I had a night away from the kids and wanted to go somewhere special for drinks and dinner. Riddle and Finns never disappoints us. The moment you walk in you are surrounded by beautiful lighting and additional candles decorating each table. I would recommend this venue if like us you don’t get that many nights away from the kids and want to spend a romantic evening with great fresh seafood of offer and of course a couple of glasses of bubbly to wash the food down with.
    This restaurant is in our top 5 as it never let’s us down and we feel like we have had a real treat.

  5. Emma Clare

    A definitive ‘occasion’ restaurant. Got a birthday, special occasion or date? It’s got to be Riddles. The seafront venue is my favourite, especially on a sunny day with a glass of champagne! That’s where I’ll be spending my 30th birthday next week! ?

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