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Dirty Blonde

75 - 79 East Street, Brighton, BN1 1NF +44 1273767913

((()* British
Main course: £14
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Thursday, Friday & Sunday: 17:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 12:00 - 22:00.

Great atmosphere, good drinks and friendly service. Very trendy decir. Was disapointed the food menu had changed and the only did puzza but pizzas were very nice.

Paula Hayes 27 June 2016
from London

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Masquerading as a humble pawn shop, Dirty Blonde is an opulent bar and restaurant on Brighton’s East Street. Live music and DJs partner up with a selection of over 40 hand-picked craft beers, show-stopping cocktails, and a lip-smacking menu filled with flavoursome artisan pizzas and gourmet burgers.

Expect to see a variety of toppings from traditional favourites like the Margherita, to the Too Hot To Handle, and even Dirty Blonde's very own signature DB Dirty Pizza. A delicious selection of salads also features on the Dirty Blonde menu, including goats' cheese, Parma ham and beetroot salad, sticky beef, and chicken caesar and avocado.

Fuelling vivacious late nights at Dirty Blonde in Brighton are a range of cocktails, from classic concoctions and house specials to genuine prohibition-era originals, all of which feature alongside boutique spirits, the finest champagnes and cool bottles of craft beers. While the bar is dark and chic, the dining room is a light and elegant space of white drapes and glittering chandeliers.

Adorned with a range of musical instruments, toys and trinkets, as befits its pawn shop theme, Dirty Blonde sits by the Brighton Pier.

Dirty Blonde

75 - 79 East Street, Brighton, BN1 1NF

Contact +44 1273727494
Reservations +44 1273767913

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Customer reviews for Dirty Blonde

3.6 ((()* (based on 45 reviews)
80% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (31)
  • trendy (24)
  • large parties (17)
  • lunch (15)
  • romantic (13)
  • entertainment (10)
  • luxury (10)
  • value (6)
  • private dining (5)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • business (2)
  • views (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • ((((* by from Worthing

    Me and my friends came to dirty blondes on Sunday 2 oct 2016 with groupon vouchers for our group. When we arrived we were the only people in the restaurant but I put this down to it being a Sunday evening. Our waiter seemed a bit disinterested in us and I felt like he couldn't really be bothered - we ordered cocktails and when they arrived some tasted very watered down and I wasn't very happy with mine so I complained to the bar staff and had another one made for me - it was better I do feel however that the glasses they used were a lot smaller than usual?? Not sure why but this isn't the first time I had been to DB and so wasn't 100% sure why they would be smaller overal the food was good but service could have been better! I also felt the music was way too loud when there was hardly anyone in there

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  • (**** by from Brighton

    Absolutely disgusting! The food was just awful, nothing but grease, bland fish, no flavour. The service was poor! We were told someone would come over to take our order and they didn't so we ended up having to go over to order. The staff were just messing around. Overall it was a let down. We wouldn't come again and we'll advise our friends and customers not to bother.

  • ((*** by from Brighton

    It was pretty terrible unfortunately. Too busy and we waited over 2 and a half hrs for food. One of the first in the restaurant and last to be served. Kitchen closed after we finally got our no chance of dessert or coffee. The ladies toilets were all broken and seats off. It was not the lovely fun experience we thought it would be. .staff were not very interested in us until we had to make a fuss. Spoiling our evening . Really disappointed as had been recommended by friends.

  • (**** by from London

    This place could not have been any more disappointing. In the end all we could do was laugh it was that bad of experience. We had a reservation, walked into an empty restaurant with three waiters, to then have to wait 10 minutes to be seated (with barely anyone else in the restaurant). It then took 20 minutes for a drink order to be taking, and the waiter couldn't be more displeased about having to do some work. It took another 10 minutes for our drinks to be brought out. We then pounced at that opportunity to order food while we had a waiters attention. The food didn't take too long to come out and was of decent enough standard, but the service was just unbelievably bad. We even joked about leaving without paying as it was the last thing we wanted to do after the experience we had. We actually intended on staying the night in Brighton and heading out, but after how much of a mood kill this place was, we jumped on the train and headed back to London. Do not recommend at all. Such a shame as it is a nice venue.

  • ((((* by from London

    Great atmosphere, good drinks and friendly service. Very trendy decir. Was disapointed the food menu had changed and the only did puzza but pizzas were very nice.

  • ((*** by from Basel Switzerland

    Bad food
    Bad service

  • ((*** by from Brighton

    We booked this on a recommendation, but when we arrived we were told that there was a lighting issue in the restaurant so we're seated in the bar area. It then became clear that there was only a few bookings and rather than staff the restaurant on a Sunday evening, they put the few booking they had in the bar. Unfortunately we were cramped and didn't enjoy the meal as much as we should, although the food was lovely. When spending £170 on a meal for 4, I wasn't impressed that we were stuck on a small table with uncomfortable seats in the bar!!

  • (**** by from Brighton

    Terrible! I can't say what the food was like as, despite booking ahead online and receiving an email confirmation, we were told our booking wasn't valid and that no table would be able for us that night! Apparently bookings are only confirmed by telephone but nowhere on the booking confirmation was this mentioned. The restaurant did nothing to try and accommodate us-terrible service!! I've had to give one star to leave a review but I feel this place is a zero based on its customer service.

  • (**** by from Brighton

    We left before ordering since the chef had taken the main vegetarian dish off the menu and not replaced it with anything. This was not highlighted on the website. The waiter informed us that the chef would be unable to create anything other than what was on the menu. Left with a choice of salad or macarroni cheese. Not good enough. Very disappointing.

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