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Socialite Restaurant and Bar

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4.1
15 Reviews
£26 to £40
British

The menu is steak led but with twists covering every taste and requirement and more importantly its style is one of luxury coupled with affordability. Throughout the day, it’s the perfect place for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. By night it’s something far more and one that just has to be seen. In the day it’s the place to catch up and have that planned meeting with friends and business colleagues, by late afternoon the mood is changing and the lights are dimming giving you the feel that the experience is about to change a little. You are there to have a celebration and meet with friends and enjoy one another's company whilst indulging in delightful food sipping cocktails, selected wines and champagne and soaking up the music either by the DJ or the entertainment, whatever you are there for, it will be a place to be remembered.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British, French

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    01273 033700

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Brighton

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

Snacks

  • Flourpot Sour Dough£4.00

    Salted Butter

    • Nocella Olives£4.00

      • Pork Cracklings£6.00

        Apple & Ginger Puree

        • Tempura Courgette Flowers£7.00

          Lemon Whipped Ricotta, Honey

          • Cobble Lane Kabanos£7.00

            • Chorizo & Black Pudding Scotch Duck Egg£7.00

              • British Charcuterie£11.00

                Pickles

                • Dates with Blue Cheese & Pancetta£7.00

                  • Padron Peppers£5.00

                    Maldon Salt

                    Starters

                    • Classic French Onion Soup£8.00

                      • The Social Prawn Cocktail£9.00

                        Tomato Jelly, Lemon Grass

                        • Beef Tartare£12.00

                          Pickled Mushrooms, Parmesan Crumb, Fried Duck Egg

                          • Beef Sliders£12.00

                            House Sauce, Pickles, Brioche Bun

                            • Soft Shell Crab Sliders£13.00

                              Kimchi Slaw, Brioche Bun

                              • Tuna Tartare£12.00

                                Green Papaya Salad

                                • Salt & Pepper Prawn's£14.00

                                  Chorizo Aioli

                                  • Balsamic Roasted Beets£9.00

                                    Fried Goats Cheese Swiss Chard

                                    • Watermelon & Feta Salad£8.00

                                      Black Olive, Mint, Lime

                                      Steak & Grill

                                      We carefully source our beef from Sussex Red Breed

                                      • 180g Feather Blade£19.00

                                        • 200g Fillet£32.00

                                          • 300g Sirloin£28.00

                                            • 300g Ribeye£33.00

                                              • 500g Cote de Beouf£47.00

                                                • 250g Wagyu Sirloin£48.00

                                                  Special Cuts

                                                  Please ask your waiter

                                                  • Marinated Cauliflower Steak£18.00

                                                    • Socialite Mixed Grill£36.00

                                                      100g Beef Fillet, Battered Sweet Breads, Lamb Chop, King Prawns

                                                      Sauces

                                                      £3

                                                      • Spicy Social

                                                        • Bearnaise

                                                          • Bordelaise

                                                            • Pepper

                                                              Mains

                                                              • Pan Fried Chicken Kiev£19.00

                                                                Green Beans & English Peas, Parsnip & Walnut Puree

                                                                • Veal Chop£26.00

                                                                  Wild Mushroom, Madeira

                                                                  • Roast Duck Breast£27.00

                                                                    Braised Greens Cherry & Apple Jus

                                                                    • Lobster Fish Fingers£48.00

                                                                      Lime Mayonnaise

                                                                      • Roasted Brill£22.00

                                                                        Fennel & Roasted Pepper Black Garlic

                                                                        • Polenta Crusted Cod£21.00

                                                                          Mussels, Clams Sea Asparagus

                                                                          • Wild Mushroom Tortellini & Lemon Verbena Cream£16.00

                                                                            Sides

                                                                            • Parmesan Truffle Chips£5.00

                                                                              • Fries£4.00

                                                                                • Mac & Cheese£7.00

                                                                                  • Lobster Mac & Cheese£14.00

                                                                                    • Tomato & Blue Cheese Salad£4.00

                                                                                      • Sautéed Broccoli, Walnut£4.00

                                                                                        • Braised Gem Leaves£4.00

                                                                                          Dijon, Lemon & Thyme

                                                                                          • Rocket & Parmesan Salad£5.00

                                                                                            Treats

                                                                                            • Socialite Knickerbocker£8.00

                                                                                              • Banana Eton Mess£7.00

                                                                                                • Lemon Tart with Lavender Crisp£8.00

                                                                                                  • Hot Chocolate Fondant£9.00

                                                                                                    Milk Ice Cream

                                                                                                    • The Great Brighton Fairground£14.00

                                                                                                      • Affogato£9.00

                                                                                                        Vanilla Ice Cream, Espresso, Café Liqeur, Walnut Shortbread

                                                                                                        • Best of British Cheese Selection£11.00

                                                                                                          Honey & Chutney

                                                                                                          • Eccles Cakes & Stilton£9.00

                                                                                                            • Brass Monkeys Ice Cream & Sorbets£6.00

                                                                                                              Last updated: August 6, 2021

                                                                                                              What 15 people are saying

                                                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                              4.1
                                                                                                              4.1 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                              • 4.1Food
                                                                                                              • 4.2Service
                                                                                                              • 4.1Ambience
                                                                                                              • 3.9Value

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                                                                                                              1. TW

                                                                                                                TobyW

                                                                                                                Brighton

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Great new Brighton spot. Perfect cocktails, excellent food and the best service. Best thing about it was unlike most cocktail bars in Brighton you don’t have any riff-raff in there and the people are all very nice.

                                                                                                              2. MF

                                                                                                                MiFo

                                                                                                                London

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                                                                                overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                The food is mediocre and over priced. My prawn cocktail was 4 large, large, fat but tough prawns with grated iceberg in a very vinegary dressing, and the £34 fillet that I ordered medium/rare arrived medium/well done. Service was pleasant but not very competent. We ordered sprouts, but we’re told they’d be replaced with green beans, which never showed up except on our bill, as sprouts.

                                                                                                              3. OT

                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                Miami

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on November 15, 2021

                                                                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                The restaurant wasn’t open !!! we traveled a long way to then be walking around the streets finding somewhere else to eat, then had to wait an hour to eat in a different restaurant because it was busy. So annoying, i shouldn’t of been able to book this restaurant if it’s not even open

                                                                                                              4. NA

                                                                                                                NeilA

                                                                                                                London

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                                                                                overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                                We really enjoyed the restaurant, staff were very friendly and looked after us well.

                                                                                                              5. OT

                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                                                                                overall2food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                                It is something of a triumph of style over substance. Great location, and all looks very hip and stylish. Others have commented on the inexperienced and somewhat chaotic waiting staff; we had to wait 35 minutes for our initial aperitif drinks to arrive (one cocktail and a diet coke). Later we had the same glass of wine, which he hadn’t ordered, brought to our table on three occasions by two different servers. Not blaming individual servers who were all very charming, but evident lack of competent leadership. The food was good enough, but like the drinks, about 25% over-priced. And the glass of wine we hadn’t ordered and sent back three times, still appeared on our bill. Not a restaurant we will be re-visiting.

                                                                                                              6. PA

                                                                                                                PAULAT

                                                                                                                Brighton

                                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Went on Saturday 16 Oct for my husband’s birthday)) it was great, the restaurant is beautiful, the food was delicious . I loved loved the music, the bar area was stunning. Our server was Johnny, what a super young guy. All in all I would highly recommend this place , it’s got a bit of something for everyone. We will be back .

                                                                                                              7. OT

                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                Brighton

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on September 11, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Lovely food, service was good!

                                                                                                              8. OT

                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on August 28, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Modern and cool restaurant. I'm a solo diner, I was offered a table nest some steps, but I asked and was moved immediately to a better spot from my point of view. Able to provide cocktails not on their limited list. Food was really great for me, although it seems to be big on steaks. Limited selection of wine by the glass, but I enjoyed my choice. Disappointed not able to get a glass of prosecco. But did enjoy my pre dinner Aperol spritz. Music is lound and good. I enjoyed it. Service was excellent - my waiter Edward was very personable. I'd definitely visit again.

                                                                                                              9. OT

                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                Brighton

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                Dined on August 20, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Fabulous service, gorgeous food. But I think slightly overpriced needs to be 20 percent cheaper all round and then I would go much more frequently

                                                                                                              10. a

                                                                                                                alane61

                                                                                                                Brighton

                                                                                                                21 reviews

                                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                                21 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on July 17, 2021

                                                                                                                overall1food2service1ambience1

                                                                                                                Less than average food, for example cod with polenta comes without the polenta. Dreadful service. Banging music so you can't hear or speak. Obviously designed around the owners vision but targeting 20 year old cocktail drinkers. On the plus side, guarantee it won't be there in 12 months because those who can afford the price tag, £200 for 2, won't return a second time. And those who 'luv the vibe' won't have the money. Boom!

                                                                                                                Socialite Restaurant and BarResponded on July 22, 2021

                                                                                                                Dear Alane61, Thank you for leaving us a review. I am sorry you didn't feel like you could speak with us on the night, we would have explained that as the name suggests ,"Polenta Crusted Cod", the fish is crusted in polenta and it doesn't come with Polenta on the side. We have a lot of regular customers that have come back time and time again and loved the experience, I am sorry it wasn't to your liking. We do take all comments into consideration and we are thankful for your feedback.

                                                                                                              11. OT

                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                London

                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on June 25, 2021

                                                                                                                overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                                                                                Mealy prawns in the prawn cocktail and while the meat in the mixed grill was fine, peppercorn sauce was essentially gravy with a few peppercorns, (and portions tiny/not worth £30+). Long wait between meals (we arrived at 8:30 and didn’t receive mains until 10pm, but staff were accommodating and followed up promptly. Overall good service but let down by the underwhelming food and club ambiance.

                                                                                                              12. OT

                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                Surrey

                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on June 1, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                My new favourite restaurant in Brighton. Opened just a couple of weeks ago and the food is just absolutely superb. The interior decor is fantastically balanced and comfortable. To me, it feels like the Staff go beyond the call of duty. So much care and passion for the restaurant and their customers. In fact I think I met nearly every waiter, waitress and barmen that were on service that night. Can’t wait to return. P.S. 300g Sirloin steak is the winner.

                                                                                                                Socialite Restaurant and BarResponded on July 18, 2021

                                                                                                                Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am so happy that my staff left a mark and made a difference in your evening, we can't wait to have you back!

                                                                                                              13. OT

                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                Munich

                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on May 30, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Faultless, world class service. Wait Staff were friendly, inviting and attentive. Even made allowances for our service dog, who they made feel at home! Food was amazing along with the cocktails which were outstanding! Couldn't recommend this place enough!

                                                                                                                Socialite Restaurant and BarResponded on July 18, 2021

                                                                                                                Thank you so much for your kind words, I am very proud of my staff for leaving such a good impression and I do hope you will be back soon!

                                                                                                              14. DA

                                                                                                                DAL2675

                                                                                                                London

                                                                                                                127 reviews

                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                                127 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on May 29, 2021

                                                                                                                overall1food1service3ambience3

                                                                                                                I booked here for lunch with friends before seeing a show - however when we turned up for our booking at 3pm, we were told that the kitchen wasn’t doing food until 6pm! Had to try and find somewhere else in the end!

                                                                                                                Socialite Restaurant and BarResponded on July 18, 2021

                                                                                                                Dear DAL2675, I am sorry that you didn't realise we were closed for lunch between those timings, our opening times are specified on our Website and on our Booking system, we do hope you'll be able to come back soon to try our delicious food.

                                                                                                              15. T

                                                                                                                Tribags

                                                                                                                London

                                                                                                                16 reviews

                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                16 reviews

                                                                                                                Dined on May 22, 2021

                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                Fantastic service and amazing quality food. Even the DJ was so good we’re going to book for my wife’s 50th!

                                                                                                              FAQs

                                                                                                              Socialite Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.1 stars by 15 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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                                                                                                              Google Map for Socialite Restaurant and Bar

                                                                                                              31a-32 East Street Brighton, Brighton BN1 1HL

                                                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                Brighton

                                                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                Tue, Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
                                                                                                                Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

                                                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                                                British, French

                                                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                                                Casual Elegant

                                                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                                                Smart Casual

                                                                                                              • Parking details

                                                                                                                None

                                                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                                                MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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