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Plateau

1 Bartholomews, Brighton BN1 1HG, England
01273 733 085
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Ranked #26 of 844 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

we visited plateau as total out of towners, on our wedding anniversary and we really struck gold. this place ticks all the boxes and more. absolutely lovely drinks - starting with cocktails and delicious beers followed by a house recommendation for a wine which was a) reasonably priced and b) bloody fantastic!! now let us talk about the food...the menu... More

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Brighton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Love this place, me and my partner are nearly there every weekend either solo or with friends. They are located in the heart of the lanes and shopping area, so perfect for a stop after a long day shopping! The staff are attentive and always watching to make sure all in order. The french bar man makes the best cocktails... More

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hampshire
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188 reviews 188 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Brought here by locals for an informal dinner after meeting. Expensive wines starting at £19 and tapas like foods on platters - antipasto, fish, meat and salads with breads & fries with yummy desserts at the end. All very good but a little expensive at £35 per head. We were however well served in a private room upstairs and it... More

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Overall it seemed like a nice little place with good food presentation. Everything looked good until I tasted the food, which made me disappointed. The gnocchi was nice: fluffy and not over floured, but over-seasoned with salt. Tried the sea trout, the fish itself was OK, but the rest of the plate including the vegetables had strange taste and didn't... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is a special place, its relaxed and welcoming with wonderful food and wine. They do things properly so you pay for that but to me it is great value. Clearly a lot of thought has gone into making the place just right. It gets very busy, which is a great sign so sometimes you have to wait a... More

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Really nice restaurant and the food is a mixture of meat and fish and sharing platters. Great wine and drinks. A little expensive for what you got but all in all a good place to eat and drink.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Thierry and Vincent the owners will make you feel at home very quickly. The bar, the music the setting as well as the wine list and the changing short but delicious menu will tick all the boxes for you. Do try if you're around you wont regret it !

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Battle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A great friendly welcome followed by delicious and beautifully presented food. A brilliant place for groups of friends to go and share big platters of food with a drink from the extensive (11 page) wine list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

An altogether sublime experience, fantastic service from friendly staff eager to share their extensive knowledge of wine in an intimate atmosphere. Excellent value for the highest quality food, I will definitely return when next in Brighton.

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Hove, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Came here for a birthday lunch recently and thought the food reviews were justified. We were a bit disappointed on arrival to be told there were no cocktails available as he'd just left ... but it was 3pm on a Tues. Really good quality steak with delicious chips w/ cheese and truffle oil. Can't remember what desserts we all had... More

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