As its name suggests, Kooks is a kooky-cool food and drinking den appropriately nestled in Brighton's North Laines. A boho watering hole with a brilliant bistro-style angle, Kooks' original menu selection and easy-going ambience will regularly entertain hungry hipsters, parched peeps and all who are lucky enough to know about it.

As bohemian as the Laines it lives in and as Green as the city it was built in, Kooks is uniquely modish and artistically unconventional with their promotion of "upcycling". From menu boards made of old vinyl covers and an LP-ready jukebox to second-hand, spray-painted chairs and timeworn-turned-renewed wood off-cuts, Kooks epitomises Brighton's eco vibe.

LED lit and avant-garde art-clad, Kooks also promises you a banging music library, showcasing thousands of CDs and records, so as you booze on their handpicked local ales and English sparkling wine you'll know you're safe and sound in their musically-minded hands.


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  • 18 (Children allowed for food)


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 10:00 22:00
Tuesday 10:00 22:00
Wednesday 10:00 22:00
Thursday 10:00 22:00
Friday 10:00 23:00
Saturday 10:00 23:00
Sunday 10:00 22:00



Kooks, 56, Gardner Street, BN1 1UN


North Laine


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Gastro, British and European food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Serving up Brighton breakfast, lunch and dinner, from spicy, eggy mishmash and hefty hamburgers to light camembert salads, Kooks boasts a tasty modern British menu.

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Customer Reviews (1)

Our Review

Kooks - Brighton Restaurant Review

A home-from-home for anyone looking for a bistro experience with a boho twist, Kooks has recently opened its doors to Brighton’s finest and I couldn’t wait to get myself a table. The Venue Quirky yet inviting, Kooks sets itself up for a great first impression. Tucked into the corner ofGardner…