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Grand Central

$$ - $$$, , British
29-30 Surrey Street, Brighton BN1 3PA, England
+44 1273 329086
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (2 reviews)
“sun trap” (2 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
29-30 Surrey Street, Brighton BN1 3PA, England
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1 - 10 of 52 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exists as it's by the station , lovely decor & layout. Service is so not interested it's painful. Borderline really rude, not exceptable really. Great secret garden sun trap is excellent

Thank Gmickbrighton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well where do we start, let's just skip to the ordering process, I was at the bar ordering the guy taking the order did not know how to place the order on the till, he could not find the buttons, ' I have been here...More

Thank adoc9
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This place is great! The food is amazing and the choice of drinks is great. There is a very relaxed atmosphere yet the bar staff are extremely attentive. Liam, Felicity and Becka did an excellent job of looking after us, thank you!

Thank Brunts1980
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Right next to the station, average pub. Popped in for one with my dad whilst waiting for a train. Friendly staff, reasonable prices, smelt of fish. Location is its key selling point. Not a pub to specifically go to but fine for one.

Thank Nicholas G
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Just had a superb experience of the Nightingale Room and the Grand Central Pub downstairs. I was arranging a training workshop for a group of 15 and wanted somewhere funky and non-corporate. The cozy boudoir style fitted perfectly, with the couched booths ideal for break-out...More

Thank John Y
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We had our works xmas do here great food reasonable prices most of all excellent service. Josh and his staff really looked after us and made the evening so enjoyable. There were seventeen of us and everyone would was of the same opinion Well done...More

1  Thank iny726
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Had Sunday lunch with a friend, wasn't really expecting much, but heard positive reports since the pubs refurbishment. We were pleasantly surprised with our choices, my friend had the beef roast which she thoroughly enjoyed. Even more so that they respectfully had the gravy in...More

Thank flaresBrighton
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We came to Brighton for the day and just missed our train back to London... so we decided to have a quick drink just before we caught the next one and i'm SO glad we did!! We ended up staying there for 3 solid hours,...More

Thank Emma M
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Ate here after struggling to find a table anywhere else one Sunday evening and assumed the roast wouldn't be up for much but ended up pleasantly surprised. Big tasty portion of tasty roast chicken washed down with a good selection of beersMore

Thank J0nG
GrandCentralNG, Manager at Grand Central, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

Dear JOnG, Thank you for feedback - We are very happy that you enjoyed your Sunday Roast. We agree the selection of beers is brilliant - You should come back soon to try our ever changing selection! (And maybe, try the roast pork!) Many thanks,...More

Reviewed 9 September 2016

I was amazed how bad the food was in here considering the creative way the menu was written. The fish finger sandwich was deep fried to death, ditto the sausages and the chips. They do not cater for children at all but after a phone...More

Thank Jo M
GrandCentralNG, General Manager at Grand Central, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2016

Hi Jo, I'm really sorry to hear about your experience and will be investigating what has happened. Your experience was not acceptable and we are working to fix these issues straight away. If you have any other feedback you'd like to give please do not...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Gastropub, Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29-30 Surrey Street, Brighton BN1 3PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 329086
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A lively, opulent pub, the Grand Central stands tall as one of Brighton’s best-loved establishments. Grand in both name and nature, the pub near Brighton station boasts British-inspired menus and even its own theatre - but it’s the fabulous food and drink that take centre stage.
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