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IL Bistro

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6-7A Market Street, Brighton BN1 1HH, England
+44 1273 324584
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Come across this place when looking for evening meal, attracted by the two course for ten pound menu and wasn't disappointed. The owner and staff very attentive especially when I informed them of my allergies. The food was really good, starter and main, and the homemade desserts were lush! We had them extra to the offer and was glad we... More 

Thank judy s
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here a few times and I'm never disappointed. Great value as had the 2 courses for £10, pate lovely as was the pork loin. Also catered for my daughter who wanted cheesy chips! Man that served us very friendly and helpful and cosy venue. Will be back again😀

Thank Truereview69a
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous food and wonderful service. This was my first visit to IL Bistro and I thought the food was lovely. I started with the chorizo and salami platter then had a nice rare sirloin. All was cooked to perfection and the quality of the meat was obvious. The tiramisu nearly finished me off but it was worth it. Will be... More 

Thank Nattie_Cee
London, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely family run restaurant. Celebrated my mums birthday here. Tasty gambas and calamari for starters, followed by amazing steaks and sides! All steaks perfectly cooked. Friendly staff. Great atmosphere!

Thank st_1008
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for lunch on a Tuesday afternoon and had 2 courses for £10 . It was spot on ! I had the homemade pate which was lovely and then the pork loin . It was a cosy little bistro with good food. I would recommend and will return again .

Thank Rachel L
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a very enjoyable evening at Il Bistro. The staff were very friendly and professional and the service was excellent. The meal was good value for money, with plenty of choice for each course. Each diner had a dish of fresh vegetables to accompany their meal. I really enjoyed my white fish with money sauce starter, and had a huge... More 

Thank Diana W
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here with the family last week. The staff were very efficient, the food was excellent and the ambience was great. They have a selection of table d'hôte special menus that you are not supposed to swap and change from but the waiter was very good to us and very creative with his interpretation (I sense this is the... More 

Thank John M
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

really enjoyed my meal here, had Chicken in a blue cheese sauce from the specials board and it was great. Staff were attentive without being all over you and everyone in our party enjoyed their meals

Thank Sunshine_Snookums
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely meal! Had the Fish and chips. Delicious and Fresh. Husband had a pork chop and son had lamb chops. All equally nice!

Thank AnjaIreland
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Located in the south Lanes, Il Bistro is in a lovely location only a short walk from the pier. Once a fishermans cottage the decor is a mix of traditional and modern. There is a choice of a la carte or 2/3 course set menus. We went for the set menus and weren't disappointed. The table service from the father... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $37
Steakhouse, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-7A Market Street, Brighton BN1 1HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 324584
Locally owned and locally loved, IL Bistro is the original bistro in the lanes. A family run steakhouse brasserie that specialises in the best available scotch steaks, prime cut meats and seafood dishes. IL Bistro has worked with local food suppliers since 1976 and prides itself on being one of the longest serving independent restaurants in Brighton. Set in a fisherman's cottage which dates back to the 18th century in the reign of George I the restaurant is situated in the heart of the lanes in Market street and is within walking distance from the beach, Churchill square, the Royal Pavilion and the Theatre Royal and is open for pre theatre dining, breakfast and lunches seven days a week.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?