Serving ale and fine foods since 1819

The Dorset Bar and Kitchen stands tall amongst all the colour and excitement of Brighton’s North Laine – on the corner of Gardner Street and North Road.

Welcome to The Dorset Bar and Kitchen Brighton.

Whether you’re just popping in for a drink or to enjoy our full, hearty menu of restaurant-quality fine dining plates – we’ve got you covered. We specialise in Sussex ales, with a host of constantly changing craft beers as well as fine wines and speciality gins.

We’re the perfect place to watch city life roll by and have been at the heart of all things Brighton for over 200 years. The Dorset is a friendly pub in the hustle and bustle of the city’s cultural hub and boutique shoppping district and we’d say we’re one of the watering holes that defines Brighton’s eclectic and eccentric nature. Expect a relaxed and warm welcome in surrounding that are full of character. The Dorset Bar and Kitchen is popular with cross section of shoppers, local residents, theatre goers and day trippers.

There’s only…








…to go til Christmas!

Have you booked your Christmas party yet?

The best dates always book out quickly, so check out our Christmas packages today and make a reservation. You can expect the warmest of welcomes as we serve up your favourite festive feasts… with a restaurant-quality fine-dining twist.

Food At The Dorset Bar and Kitchen

Our culinary team are immensely proud of our menu – inspired and sourced from our fabulous Sussex location, taking inspiration from both the sea, and the rolling downland that sandwiches Brighton and Hove.

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You’ll find The Dorset Bar and Kitchen at the heart of Brighton’s North Laine, the colourful shopping district – pedestrianised at weekends and populated with unique boutique-style retailers.

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The Dorset Bar and Kitchen is open for food from midday seven days a week. On Saturdays and Sundays and Children are welcome until 21:30 and we have unisex baby changing facilities availble.

At weekends and on bank-holiday Mondays Brighton’s iconic Gardner Street is pedestrianised, and we take over the space for alfresco dining ’til 5pm (7pm Saturdays).

Joining Us For Sunday Lunch?

It’s worth making an early reservation on a Sunday if you’re booking to enjoy one of our legendary roast dinners – as when they’re gone, they’re gone!

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We're throwing a massive NYE party... so you can welcome in 2020 in your favourite Brighton pub. Unlike most other places in town, you can join the party for free! Just show up with a smile on your face... Happy New Year.

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