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1 Bartholomews, Brighton BN1 1HG, England
01273 733 085
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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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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Outstanding in every way.

Some places you just like a lot from the moment you walk in. This was one of them. Good vibe created by nicely packed bar and restaurant with everyone having a good time. Friendly, helpful and attentive service right from the outset. Food was excellent right from the word go with the bread... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Some places you just like a lot from the moment you walk in. This was one of them. Good vibe created by nicely packed bar and restaurant with everyone having a good time. Friendly, helpful and attentive service right from the outset. Food was excellent right from the word go with the bread and dips one standard olive one and... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We went to Plateau because everyone told us was a very good restaurant. We have ordered for starter a spanish grilled chorizo and it was all fat, dripping oil. Impossible to eat. After that we have ordered a Légumes Plateaux (what we usually call vegetarian platter) and it was such a big disappointment for the £26 we paid! Not a... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely restaurant and friendly staff. The menu is very creative and interesting. Fresh, well presented and delicious food with a great wine list. Good job!!

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Second visit here and the staff were SO helpful with our wine selection. I think the choice is excellent and its the friendly welcoming staff that make it.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Walking past,looked at the menu and thought we would pop in,what a great decision,staff are excellent,no problem getting a table,drinks menu superb and the food is brilliant,the platter is to die for,wish that every time you passed a restaurant they could be like this

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London, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Possibly my favourite restaurant in Brighton. Constantly changing specials board - with wide selection of small plates - equally good for Meat, Fish or Vegetarian dishes - and fantastic fries. Very knowledgeable staff on wines and cocktails - and you can drink fine wines at a lower price than almost anywhere I have found.

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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I love this place, this is the first time I've been upstairs which is great for a more restauranty evening feel (downstairs is best for lunch). I have had the amazing meat platter which the pork is to die for, amongst a Smörgåsbord of meaty delights. Last night again with the lovely attentative service with knowledgable staff that know their... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Truly fantastic food and excellent service. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Would certainly visit again. Great coffee!

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uk
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It's hard to say if the food or the wine is the star here. The wines are carefully selected organic, bio-dynamic and naturel wines - what I would call "wine how it used to be made" so I can ignore the trendy tags. Besides, the key is "carefully selected" and they do have some nice wines, and some very unusual... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went here for lunch with friends, seated quickly and given menus. Ordered, everything seemed ok. Starters arrived, somewhat small for the price paid, we the waited 20 minutes for mains. After this time I caught the eye of the manager? And asked what was taking so long. The reply was " I'll go and see" to be told our mains... More 

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Address: 1 Bartholomews, Brighton BN1 1HG, England
Phone Number: 01273 733 085
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: French

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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: French

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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