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Plateau

1 Bartholomews, Brighton BN1 1HG, England
01273 733 085
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Ranked #22 of 842 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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Essex
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Spent a weekend in Brighton with my boyfriend and stumbled upon this lovely restaurant. Luckily we got a table booked last minute in the late evening. The atmosphere, friendly, helpful staff were just the start of what was a lovely evening. Superb food, could not fault it - we had a Meat Plate to share with a side of chips... More

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Cambridge
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This restaurant appealed as it was busy and had a good buzz. The staff were friendly and the setting intimate and suitable for a cosy meal out. We had a sharing platter of different deli meats to start and then chose two mains off the specials board (a steak and lamb fillet). The quality of the food was superb, well... More

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

I had never heard if this place, but my boyfriend had wanted to go for a while. I popped in in the morning to book, and luckily someone had cancelled. When we got there we were welcomed by a really friendly man and seated. We don't drink with our meals so we just had water, and ordered the meat platter.... More

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Hove, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

A group of us ate here last night. I can't believe I haven't been here yet and suffice to say I will be visiting a lot more! Everything was amazing from the ambiance to the service and staff and the ridiculously tasty food, wine and cocktails. Every single one of us thoroughly enjoyed what we ordered. My partner and I... More

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

How can a bar employ staff that judge a customer on their choice of beverage. Surely it is wrong for a member to then again interfere with customer choice.. Management seem to condone calling myself a "Madame" a comment he should remember he is in England and look up the meaning in a dictionary never would I recommend this place... More

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Vincent L, Owner at Plateau, responded to this review

If I am correct, you visited Plateau early that evening for a drink and came back late for another one as the drinks and welcome were so good. It is unfortunate that when you returned, after a few more drinks elsewhere, you were very aggressive to the staff and upset some of our customers. For this reason I asked you... More

Brighton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Fantastic meal in a relaxing setting. Staff were friendly and efficient, food was superb with organic produce across the board. Many thanks to all of your team for a lovely experience

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We four of had lunch here on Sunday and it was fantastic. We all very fussy eaters but the chef and service made our day , Duck heart, lamb tongue,tomato mozzarella,and sour dough with dips. Fabulous starters. Then natural wine out of this world. main Bavette, fish ,risotto and veg dish another fantastic course. we all licked the plate. My... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a French restaurant that you don't want to miss. All wines and foods are organic and the flavor beats anything you have ever tasted before.

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Wimbledon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Was just introduced to this restaurant by friends and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and the food was perfectly cooked, ox cheeks in my case. I'll be back.

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Torquay
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have reviewed Plateau before and I love this place with a capital AMOUR! Yesterday I ate there with seven friends and we all had an amazing meal with fantastic wine and unhurried service. Thank you so much everyone at Plateau for wonderful food, service, ambience and general perfection. My partner and I always visit you each time we visit... More

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