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The Rum Kitchen - Brighton, Brighton, Brighton and Hove
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The Rum Kitchen - Brighton

4.0
4
53 reviews
£25 and under
Caribbean
At Rum Kitchen we try to honour the essence of this all day party. We don’t simply take an order, do a check back and wave our guests goodbye – we take them on a journey. We believe rum cocktails can make anyone dance, jerk BBQ is the tastiest way to cook food and our amazing DJ’s help bring the carnival soundtrack to our guests. And we do all of this with inclusivity at our heart – whether you’re a team member, a guest or an industry partner – Rum Kitchen is for everyone.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    000000000

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Keep up to date with all things social here: https://therumkitchen.com/

What 53 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. m

    michaelh

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    been here a few times before. always been pretty good but the food was amazing...i think its a new menu lovely staff, good choice of drinks and good music. definitely recommend
  2. SA

    SARN

    London

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Sadly the experience wasn’t good. Seated 7pm, food arrives 8.45pm. There was only a few people there, so couldn’t understand the wait. Food came out warm and badly presented.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were put in a dark back corner - the lights weren’t working. The menu seemed much different with less choice than when we came before. Although the restaurant was empty we waited 15 minutes and nobody even offered us a drink so we walked out and went somewhere else
  4. AM

    AMKegh

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ashleigh was super cool, we felt really looked after.
  5. E

    Eddie

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really different from the normal seaside venues, loved the vibe and the jerk chicken.
  6. N

    Nitony

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    The restaurant is not suitable for customers with children. There is no kids menu and every dish is spicy. The soft drinks are sold in a can! for a restaurant which makes rum punch using fresh fruits, you can have fresh juice on your menu. We had to leave without ordering any food because we were accompanied by 3 children
  7. DR

    DeanR

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our meal at the rum kitchen! The food was excellent and would definitely go again
  8. SH

    ShelleyH

    Brighton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    We had to pre order our food, for what reason I do not know as we still had to wait 2 hours. We was forgotten about and the food was awful. It wasn’t fresh and tasted like it had been warmed up in the microwave. Wouldn’t recommend
  9. r

    rachelm

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really tasty food and great staff, we’ll be back!
  10. s

    sonelm

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was second to none, the food was excellent and the atmosphere was buzzing
  11. C

    Chowhound

    Brighton

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    First one of the cocktails wasn’t available. Next, no salt fish fritters - in a Caribbean restaurant early on a Saturday evening! Next no pork was available. The main menu is pretty much limited to chicken or pork so chicken it was. The halloumi and mushroom bun had one slice of halloumi and one slice of mushroom. The starters were tiny and the £50 sharing cocktail that the waitress did a great sales job on was pretty awful being heavily doused in cinnamon. We would not go back and can’t imagine how this place stays alive - when we left at 9pm on Saturday night it was less than half full. We could understand why. Overpriced and less than average.
  12. TL

    TheLoneVenturer

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Great ambience, music and staff but the food was a real let down. Inferno wings tasted burnt but did not look it (that was a first) Pork belly had a similar vibe to the chicken and too fatty. Mac and Cheese pie was dry and basic. Drinks were good. This was soo unfortunate as was really looking forward to it
  13. RE

    RossE

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice friendly environment with a lovely front of house team 😊
  14. ND

    NeilD

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service was good, no complaints, didn't feel rushed, cocktails very nice...definitely go back again
  15. CM

    CharlesM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant must be at the top of your list! Excellent food’ the staff are lovely and the cocktails are just fab!!!
  16. M

    Melissas

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good food, great drinks fun place. Will definitely eat here again.
  17. J

    Jeznlondon

    London

    182 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    182 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I've been to the Rum Kitchen in Brighton several times before and had a good experience, so I'll write this off to a one off bad experience - but bad enough that I won't be going back. The place was empty (with only one other table occupied), but with music blaring. I ordered the saltfish fritters which were doughy and undercooked - but the real reason I go back there is for the goat curry - slow braised the menu said, which means it should be falling apart. This goat was gristly and unpleasant - and came cold. Service was nonchalant at best, despite an empty restaurant. As I said, I won't be going back.
  18. RS

    RebeccaS

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great cocktails, awesome food! Music was also good!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good service amazing food. Not my taste in music thank you!
  20. LL

    LiloLil

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere. Staff are very helpful and the music is great. Only minus is the Mac & Cheese could be served a bit warmer :)
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Food arrived cold 70 mins after ordering and quality was poor. Would never return or recommend
  22. P

    Princess

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience in the rum kitchen brighton. Good food, cocktails and service. Would highly recommend if you live local or just visiting.
  23. LB

    LouiseB

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The starters were nice but the main meals were terrible. We ate them because we were starving but they definitely weren’t worth the price we paid. There weren’t enough staff on the night and service was slow. I wouldn’t bother going back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Drinks and service great, Food not so good
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    It was great just to loud to speak with friends which meant we sat without talking the whole time.
  26. K

    Kammykins

    London

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    The building was covered with scaffolding. There were very few diners so no real ambience. The music was really loud and on occasion rather distasteful. The food had mixed reviews. The T&T Doubles, halloumi burger with chips and Mac n’ cheese that accompanied the Appleton BBQ pork were tasty, however the pork itself was disappointing as it was gristly and rather chewy. We were also somewhat surprised that the restaurant didn’t offer desserts. The drinks were nice, but not value for money. I must say that our waitress was lovely, attentive, patient and accommodating. Thank you.
  27. BB

    BrightonBart

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Second visit for us and again had to wait a long time, more than 20 mins, to get a drink. We flagged down a waitress who bought dirty dishes from another table to our table. We were told they had run out of 2 of the 3 types of white wine and one of the types of lager. They said it had been busy on the Friday night. Food came quickly and was very tasty but it is poor value for the price. Small portions of cheap to buy food are dissappointing. We will not return again now. Seems a badly run bar and poorly trained staff are an ongoing issue.
  28. WP

    WarrenP

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I can't remember the managers name but he was first class. Spoke to us about the venue and the food/drinks. It was my birthday and I was treated to some lovely rum shoots and alovely dessert,complimentary as well. Really enjoyed my time at the rum kitchen and I will be returning 👍
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Atmosphere was amazing, music playing with lots of laughter and chatter around. Food was okay I had a lot of fat on my chicken and struggled to eat it but my partner said his jerk bowl was lovely. The cocktails were delicious and hoot price for happy hour.
  30. PS

    PetraS

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, tasty food and lovely staff . cant wait to go again.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Unfortunately I really didn’t enjoy the rum kitchen , food was average , it was freezing and the drinks were not my taste , I just wanted a spiced rum and Coke ! Thought it was expensive for what we had especially as I returned a drink and was charged for it still ! - really lovely waitress though who was very helpful think it’s a marmite place , you’ll love it or hate it !
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    East Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Tried a selection of starters, the plantain, fish bites, jerk wings and the loaded jerk fries Wow , all delicious. Then had the curried goat as it was recommended equally as good. Took me back to the tastes and smells of my friends Mums cooking when growing up. Would definitely recommend
  33. AH

    AlfieH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were both outstanding, and we enjoyed the playlist. Only negative was that we were staying right underneath a speaker so it was too loud to chat.
  34. l

    lolly

    London

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We were put on a table next to two other couples despite Covid and the restaurant being nearly empty. Ordered curried goat off the menu yet there was hardly any goat in the dish. ( not worth the money and tasteless . Supposed to be Caribbean spices. Big prices for cocktails served in small glasses. They do not take cash but are happy to hand you a receipt. Really!
  35. m

    michaelh

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great vibe, great staff, great food, great cocktails…great evening
  36. FM

    FredrikM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Picked the Rum Kitchen as a last minute choice. So my expectations were limited before going. But what an experience! Brilliant service and super friendly staff! And the food! To die for! Had a mix of starters and mains with my favourites being the chicken wings. I was there with a client, but will definitely go back with friends and family when we are next in Brighton. And let's not forget the selection of rums and the cocktails they make; Brilliant!
  37. CD

    ChristopherD

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Would have been nice to try the food but the music was so loud we had to leave before we could find out. We booked a table for dinner not for a night club. I may be getting on a bit but I am pretty liberal in my views and open for anything. Please about your booking sites and web pages to explain what sort of venue you are - this avoiding unnecessary bad reviews.
  38. KQ

    KellyQ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tastiest caribbean food I've ever had! Amazing cocktails too. Would 100% go back the next time I'm in Brighton
  39. AA

    AndyA

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2021

    overall4food4service2ambience2
    The food was nice (particularly the jerk wings), although the staff bought our mains and starters at the same time and it had also only taken about 10 minutes to arrive, so we ended up being in and out really quickly. The music was a bit too loud for dinner in my opinion, it felt more like i was in vodka revs.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good meal over here, food was very tasty and the service was excellent too! All in all, I’d happily return here or whatever branch is nearby!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

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The Rum Kitchen - Brighton is rated 4 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The Rum Kitchen - Brighton

11 Black Lion St, Brighton, Brighton and Hove BN1 1ND

Additional information

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    000000000

  • Private party facilities

    Keep up to date with all things social here: https://therumkitchen.com/

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