Since opening in 2004 Drakes immediately broke into the Conde Nast Traveller's Hot List and as received multiple awards for excellent service, stylish design and exemplary fine dining. Eleven years on and Drakes is still setting standards and has received another coveted accolade for the Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Brighton from Conde Nast.
These accomplishments have been achieved through the talents and evident skills of our acclaimed Head Chef and his dedicated team. Inspirational Modern European and classic British dishes (with an added twist) featured in the menus are created with only the finest quality seasonal ingredients, using local produce whenever possible.
7 days a week
7.30 until 10.00 daily
Last orders 13.45
Last orders 21.45
Andy is not new to Drakes...he has been cooking for us for over 5 years under the direction of and standing in for ex-Head Chef Andrew MacKenzie during this period.
We congratulate Andy in his recent, well deserved promotion from Senior Sous Chef to that of Head Chef of Drakes.
Andy was born and raised in Hungary and realised from a young age that he had a penchant for cooking. His chef training took him on exchange programs in both Italy and Sweden where he benefited from the experience of the different European cooking styles and practices, This resulted in further development of his skills and knowledge, ultimately attaining a full qualification.
He arrived in the UK ten years ago, initially settling in Yorkshire where he was employed as Chef de Partie at Raven Hall Hotel before making his way south to the warmer climes of Sussex. Being in Brighton offered more opportunity to show his undeniable talent and Andy was quickly employed as Senior Chef de Partie at Hotel du Vin but soon came to work at Drakes. Within months, he was promoted to Sous Chef and now has earned his rightful place as Head Chef at the highly acclaimed Restaurant at Drakes.
Well done Andy for your accolade in The Good Food Guide 2017 "Dedicated, focused approach to cooking; good classical skills and high quality ingredients". This achievement has resulted in The Restaurant at Drakes achieving the highest score of Brighton restaurants for the 8th consecutive year!
The restaurant offers some of the finest modern European cuisine in Brighton. Through the use of only the best quality produce with particular emphasis on locally sourced ingredients, our menus are updated regularly to reflect the best of the season's produce.
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For the ultimate experience in sophisticated dining, the restaurant’s Private Dining Room suits any special occasion and is set to impress. This elegant, air conditioned room can comfortably accommodate 12 guests and includes the services of a dedicated waiter to ensure that extra special touch.