The Old Ship Hotel Brighton – The Wardroom

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The Wardroom Restaurant

The Wardroom restaurant is the newly refurbished restaurant and bar situated within The Old Ship Hotel Brighton. Taking its name for an officers’ mess on board a warship, The Wardroom, previously called Steak on Sea, has a crisp new look and a new creative menu inspired by modern British cuisine. You can view a sample menu here.

The Wardroom Brighton

European Influences

Captain of the ship, the new Head Chef Phil Mesquitta, who designed the menu for The Wardroom restaurant explains his concept:

“The menu is all about international flavours with influences from India, Jamaica, France and Korea, to name a few. I am lucky not to have to conform to any set cuisine demands and this will allow the menu to indulge the creativity of our chefs; in turn enabling them to evolve as Chef’s. It’s an exciting time for The Wardroom and the team.”

The new menu includes specialities such as lamb rump, grilled oyster mushrooms, and chalk stream trout. Many of the ingredients are locally sourced and the menu will evolve as the seasons come along.

The Wardroom Brighton

Great Offers at The Wardroom Brighton

The Wardroom Brighton serves breakfasts, full English and a hot and cold buffet to guests and visitors. During the week breakfast is just £10 per person, all-inclusive, between 7 and 10 am weekdays or 8 and 11 am weekends, great for early starts in the city.

You can also enjoy afternoon tea with sea views. Afternoon tea is available for sharing in pairs or quads and with the option of added fizz. You can book a table here.

The Wardroom Brighton

The Mess Deck Bar

Priding itself on delicious wine and exotic cocktails, the bar at The Old Ship Hotel is the perfect spot for a little alfresco drinking in the summertime. The cocktail offering is nicely paired with the location, with a leaning to the fun side and a preference for fruity fresh flavours. Located right on the seafront the views are ideal for a sunny day, a cool long drink, and a bit of people watching.

The Wardroom Brighton

Also served at The Mess Deck is a smaller snack style menu for a lighter lunch outside in the sunshine, including a sun inspired tapas menu. Their four plates for £15 tapas offer makes for a great way to drink in the sun and pick over light sharing plates.

The Wardroom Brighton


  1. Paul Wright

    The new menu is fantastic. Would suggest you get to this restaurant before more people know about it

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