What a lovely little restaurant! We went here on a Tuesday night so it was pretty empty but right from the moment we were served some tasty hot bread I could tell I was in for a treat. I had the crab cakes to start which were delicious, and for mains I had beef which was just about one of the best dishes I've had in a while. The restaurant has a lovely ambience and would be perfect for a date. Highly recommended.
After a very confusing encounter with their website (I couldn't figure out which Sam's I was booking for as both venues have very similar websites) I managed to get a table here on a Friday night. I wouldn't say it's particularly difficult to do so, there were a couple of walk-ins, but the majority of table were reserved when we arrived.
The food was decent enough, nothing amazing and I probably would eat here again if I lived locally but, as a visitor to Brighton, I didn't feel the need to rush back.
On the back of their menu is one of those smart phone bar codes thingymajigs, scan it and it'll take you to their website (using their free wifi), on there I saw they had a special May offer of 3 courses a la carte for £21. Only when I enquired about it was the offer actually given to us which resulted in about £17 coming from off our bill. So make sure you check the website for special offers as you may be entitled to them without knowing just by visiting the venue.
Sams of Brighton is a new unpretentious restaurant at the top end of Kemp Town that offers a wide and ever changing range of locally produced foods.
Sam continues to serve traditional English meals with a difference, incorporating different styles from around the world, such as their Braised shoulder of lamb with Spanish brown lentils, cream potatoes and salsa verde.
With a menu that changes daily and an affordable meal which actually fills your plate and your stomach, Sam's has succeeded in achieving a high standard experience without being pretentious or expensive.
The small and intimate setting also meant that there wasn't any of that chaos that is usually seen in restaurants around Brighton. And I was surprised that the waiters remembered many of their customer's names and were recommending what they thought would go down well, and was even more surprised when I was also told that Sam prepared my meal himself.
All-in-all, the friendly atmosphere from the staff, the other customers, and the quality and quantity of the food left me satisfied with my experience, with not such a big hole in my pocket as one would expect.
Tues - Fri: Lunch 12 - 3pm, Dinner 6pm - 10pm
Saturday and Sunday: Brunch / Lunch 10am - 3pm, Dinner 6pm - 10pm
Wild boar- Wild boar prosciutto, artichoke & radish salad with redcurrant dressing £6.95 this pasted from the menu was my choice and what achoice it was! Although, wild boar is pretty much pig for some reason you feel like you are tasting something different which you sort of are. What I like about Sam's is that the menu offers some really different foods that are not ott on price.
The restaurant inside is chilled and friendly which relaxes you as soon as you walk in. For pudding have the apple crumble with blueberry ice cream, fantastic and you can't get more English than that.
I am surprised that this place isn't opened at night and I am sure that this must be one idea of how they can survive the credit crunch.
No the cheapest, but is a lovely place. The service is very good and the food is fantastic. The portions are generous and the food is beautifully presented.
The best place for a romantic dinner!
I walked past this place during my first day in Brighton and I made a note to eventually stop by. There was something about the interior and the casual nature of the staff (they were sitting down having a conversation being that there were no customers), that made me think that it would be a great place to eat. Was it a great place? I wouldn't say it was great. But it was certainly good, and worthy of a second visit.
I didn't stray too far from my usual order, and just ordered a Full English Breakfast for £8.50 and an Americano. Quick service, great taste, and a friendly wait staff make this a good place to spend a portion of the day eating a good meal with an even better cup of coffee.
I'm surprised that there aren't more glowing reports on this restaurant. I've always found it to be good service, friendly, varied and tasty menu. Ok, it's a tad expensive maybe but I've never left feeling I don't want to go back. They have daily specials and are very seasonal in what they offer on the menu. Have sometimes found their fish dishes to be a little rich (a recent fish with shrimps one springs to mind) but I'm quite intolerant of cream and butter sauces. Otherwise, a really lovely local place to goshame there aren't more of this quality.
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