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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.


No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
North Laine
18 (Children allowed for food)


Day Open Close Notes
10:00 22:00
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10:00 23:00
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56 Gardner Street, Brighton, BN1 1UN


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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Real Ale £4.50
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.00
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £5.00
Cocktail £7.50
Bottle of House Wine £15.50
Bottle of Champagne £45.00


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.

Our Review

Kooks - Brighton Restaurant 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...

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Really lovely service and the food was great. The staff were willing to explain different things to us and they cooked the bacon in a US style just for my tastes. Also got a cheeky shot to help test out a new cocktail.
16 Oct 2015 by starachell

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