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Plateau

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Wine Bar, French, Spanish
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1 Bartholomews, Brighton BN1 1HG, England
01273 733 085
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene
Description: Independent bar à vin, restaurant & cocktail bar based in The Lanes,...
Independent bar à vin, restaurant & cocktail bar based in The Lanes, BrightonWe are a unique bar à vin & restaurant with a passion for great food & wine. We have put a great deal of time & love into selecting our wines. At Plateau you can discover interesting & affordable wines that you are unlikely to see on other local wine lists. Our selection is mostly natural with some biodynamic & organic examples. We have sourced wines from local Sussex producers to renowned names & newcomers. To soak up the wine we serve ‘bites’, small dishes perfect to share or great as a starter. Follow your ‘bites’ with a ‘plateau’ to share or a 'plat' & that’s our dinner experience… although don’t forget dessert! Our chefs source organic, fresh, local produce as much as possible.Did we mention the cocktails? They’re probably the best in town & although we don’t serve Carlsberg we do serve some pretty imaginative beers from around the world. We have some top quality spirits, including some rare rum, whisky & cognac…and I almost forgot, keep an eye out for the ‘cocktail de la semaine’ & ‘beer of the moment’.There is no set way to visit Plateau, you can match the wine to the food or the food to the wine. Pop in just for a drink, a few bites or a three-course meal – the idea is that you do whatever suits you.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent

Absolutely top top food! Superb quality sharing plates or mains off the board. Been here a couple times now and knocked out each time. Some interesting small bites,how about tandoori mackerel ! Some of the very best belly of pork,confit of duck etc. on the meat platter that you will find. Fantastic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Paul K
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You know that fable...emperor who pays a lot of money for some new magic clothes which can only be seen by wise people. The clothes do not really exist, but the emperor does not admit he cannot see them, because he does not want to seem stupid.....just don't get what the fuss is about with this place. Yes, the staff... More 

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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely top top food! Superb quality sharing plates or mains off the board. Been here a couple times now and knocked out each time. Some interesting small bites,how about tandoori mackerel ! Some of the very best belly of pork,confit of duck etc. on the meat platter that you will find. Fantastic wine selection and speciality beers. Very friendly and... More 

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Thank Paul K
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been down in Brighton on business all day and wanted to take my young manager out - Plateau was recommended by a pal Superb staff and terrific food all in a charming ambience reminiscent of Barcelona or shabby chique Paris . Fabulous waitress Martha backed by great male colleagues Vincent & Alex . Could I fault anything ?... More 

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Thank Sheepy29
Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the fish sharing platter both times, plus chips. Great. Good wine too. Quite romantic albeit small so you're very close to other tables.

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Thank BethGranter
Frankfurt, Germany
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and wine was very good. The Jerusalem artichokes as a starter are amazing. Venue has a very nice ambience. Service could be a bit more attentive, but the place was also very full.

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Thank Weltlebender
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I eat here very regularly, it's my favourite restaurant in Brighton. The lunchtime bavette steak & frites is exceptional. The menu varies but the produce is always of the finest quality. The wine list is great. If you're a foodie you'll find something you love here. Great location and friendly staff too. Haven't been disappointed yet!

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1 Thank Fiona B
Brighton
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127 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The intimate and buzzing atmosphere alongside the candle light made this a really special place to enjoy a Friday night celebratory meal. The presentation of the food was really smart with taste to more than match. All this was bought together by the superb staff who were warm, knowledgable and professional.

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1 Thank MichelleBrighton
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful experience at this restaurant and something a bit different. It's so refreshing to have staff so knowledgeable when you ask about matching wine to the food - they really know what they're talking about! Great food and great wine. Bit on the pricey side but worth it and nice for a treat on a special evening.

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1 Thank leahmichaela
Ireland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a table here very last minute on a Saturday night, and so happy I did! The service from the outset was charismatic and friendly. It's so good to see smiling faces on the staff who work here and also who seem to be very happy at work. And then there was the food, absolutely delicious and couldn't fault. I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had dinner here on a Saturday evening. We were quite lucky as we were able to make a later booking for 9pm on the same day. The downstairs seating is quite cosy and the atmosphere is lovely as it is dimly lit and the music is unobtrusive. The waitress that served us was lovely and knowledgeable about the extensive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Bartholomews, Brighton BN1 1HG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: 01273 733 085

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, French, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene

Description

Independent bar à vin, restaurant & cocktail bar based in The Lanes, BrightonWe are a unique bar à vin & restaurant with a passion for great food & wine. We have put a great deal of time & love into selecting our wines. At Plateau you can discover interesting & affordable wines that you are unlikely to see on other local wine lists. Our selection is mostly natural with some biodynamic & organic examples. We have sourced wines from local Sussex producers to renowned names & newcomers. To soak up the wine we serve ‘bites’, small dishes perfect to share or great as a starter. Follow your ‘bites’ with a ‘plateau’ to share or a 'plat' & that’s our dinner experience… although don’t forget dessert! Our chefs source organic, fresh, local produce as much as possible.Did we mention the cocktails? They’re probably the best in town & although we don’t serve Carlsberg we do serve some pretty imaginative beers from around the world. We have some top quality spirits, including some rare rum, whisky & cognac…and I almost forgot, keep an eye out for the ‘cocktail de la semaine’ & ‘beer of the moment’.There is no set way to visit Plateau, you can match the wine to the food or the food to the wine. Pop in just for a drink, a few bites or a three-course meal – the idea is that you do whatever suits you.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?