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Gingerman

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21A Norfolk Square, Brighton BN1 2PD, England
(01273) 326688
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: In Norfolk Square, The Gingerman Restaurant has a small, intimate dining...
In Norfolk Square, The Gingerman Restaurant has a small, intimate dining room and a superb menu of modern British cuisine made with fresh, local produce. Full of unique character, the stylish restaurant possesses a great reputation within the city. With intimate lighting and simple wooden furnishings, this Brighton eatery has a warm, cosy ambience. The delicious dishes from the seasonal gourmet menu include slow roasted pork belly with creamy mash, cumin spiced lamb rack with black cardamom puree and coconut chutney or pig cheek ravioli with saffron jus. A classy list of wines and premium champagnes will complement your meal. Gingerman restaurant offers smart, unpretentious dining in vibrant Brighton.
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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 293
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The group consensus is... excellent !

And the headlines are... after the refurbishment the look & feel of the venue is much improved, and both the food & service was excellent at a good price. If you enjoyed dinner at Gingerman previously, you should return for this enhanced experience. This was perhaps my 5th visit spanning more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
fairycake73
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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391 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

And the headlines are... after the refurbishment the look & feel of the venue is much improved, and both the food & service was excellent at a good price. If you enjoyed dinner at Gingerman previously, you should return for this enhanced experience. This was perhaps my 5th visit spanning more than 5yrs, I've always enjoyed my visits but never... More 

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Brighton
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I've visited the The Gingerman on a number of occasions in recent years however this was my first since hearing that it had had a make-over. The restaurant looks lovely and fresh, yet still inviting and warm – and the bar area at the rear of the restaurant is exactly what was needed with the space. I visited the restaurant... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Was one of the leading restaurants listed on trip adviser, was close to my hotel so we thought we'd give it a go. We were very impressed. Food was exceptional. Starter of cauliflower veloute was great and the beef fillet just melted in my mouth. Would absolutely recommend it to everyone

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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I found The Gingerman by chance and it is well-deserving of its status as a Brighton institution. Amuse-bouches of rib bon bons were excellent, as were starters of quail & beetroot & the fishcake mains from the set lunch. Desserts of popcorn panna cotta & chocolate fondant were well-conceived, unfussy & delicious. Waitress Faye was exceptional & seemed not only... More 

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brighton
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89 reviews 89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Gingerman's recent refurbishment has really brightened the place up and banished the former slightly twee atmosphere. And the food, too, seems to have gone up a notch, going by the delicious lunch I had yesterday, which was among the best meals I've had in Brighton. Service from Jamie was excellent, warm and friendly, beginning with the amuse bouche, which was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been here a few times now and each visit has left me a very happy customer! The roast dinner on Sunday was excellent. Had a steak here as well on one occasion with chips cooked in ducks fat... followed by souffle for desert... all cooked and presented to perfection. If you want a guaranteed great meal (especially with the... More 

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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This restaurant and its staff is by far the best in Brighton. Lived here all my life, and this has been our fav for many many years. Every time, its an incredible meal, on this visit my truffle ravioli was another lever - absolutely amazing flavours. The front of house staff are lovley too. ...I could go on. The refit... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

At the last moment we managed to get a table for two at the Gingerman Restaurant for lunch. We were not disappointed, it was a superb way to spend a Saturday lunchtime. Refurbished recently it is more bright and airy, minimalist in style. The two front of house were welcoming and attentive. We went for the set lunch which is... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We love all the "ginger" restaurants in Sussex, but this intimate and friendly one is definitely our favourite. Newly decorated in minimalist style we are still uncertain why it doesn't have a Michelin star to its name. Definitely one of the two best restaurants in Brighton - the other one is Drakes. Following nibbles (olives) and delicious home baked bread... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I visited The Gingerman in Brighton with some girlfriends last week. After some very encouraging reviews on tripadvisor I felt that this would be a perfect venue for a weekday lunch. As mentioned in a recent review the waiting staff were rather stiff, although attentive. Of the two starters on offer I, unfortunately, chose the bone marrow. The most disappointing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21A Norfolk Square, Brighton BN1 2PD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: (01273) 326688

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 49
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

In Norfolk Square, The Gingerman Restaurant has a small, intimate dining room and a superb menu of modern British cuisine made with fresh, local produce. Full of unique character, the stylish restaurant possesses a great reputation within the city. With intimate lighting and simple wooden furnishings, this Brighton eatery has a warm, cosy ambience. The delicious dishes from the seasonal gourmet menu include slow roasted pork belly with creamy mash, cumin spiced lamb rack with black cardamom puree and coconut chutney or pig cheek ravioli with saffron jus. A classy list of wines and premium champagnes will complement your meal. Gingerman restaurant offers smart, unpretentious dining in vibrant Brighton.

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