One of Brighton’s premier boutique hotel, Drakes, is on a roll with three prestigious national accolades in this month.
The Restaurant at Drakes has received deserved recognition for their quality and high standards in the recently published “Good Food Guide 2018”. Drakes was awarded the highest score bestowed to any Brighton restaurant again this year – making this their ninth consecutive year to feature in this highly respected “bible” of UK fine dining. This significant achievement is described in the guide as “exact cooking techniques and a degree of ambition; showing balance and depth of flavour in dishes.”
The accolade was clearly attributed to the evident talent, flair and creative skill of Andy Vitez, who was promoted to Head Chef two years ago after five years as sous chef at Drakes and has taken the restaurant to new levels of excellence.
The Bar at Drakes was also shortlisted in the Imbibe awards for ‘Gin List of the Year’. Given the popularity that gin is currently receiving across the UK, this makes getting onto the Imbibe list quite a feat.
The list at Drakes is comprehensive, including local gins and a selection from around the world. Bartender Tom Gabb, also relatively new to Drakes, brought a breath of fresh air to the bar with his knowledge, passion and friendly disposition when he started just over a year ago. He has entered several competitions already and was recently shortlisted in the Black Cow Vodka International competition. The Bar at Drakes is enjoying a surge of new guests as Tom’s reputation for creative and quality libations is setting new standards in the city.
Despite the excellence of the food and beverage offering at the hotel, it is the luxurious guest rooms which Drakes is most well known for. Perhaps the most romantic hotel in Brighton – with hand-made beds and stunning sea views – it is no wonder that this beautiful 4-star boutique hotel has been shortlisted as a finalist in “The Best Place to Sleep” in this year’s Brighton and Hove Food and Drink Awards announced this week. The award finals will be held in early November.
General Manager, Richard Hayes commented “We are absolutely delighted that Drakes has received these three accolades in such close succession. This highlights the excellence of each department which has made Drakes one of the top hotels in Brighton. These significant accolades are a tribute to the accomplishments and commitment of our hard working, dedicated teams and it’s wonderful to have them recognised once again”.
Drakes, 43-44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE
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