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IL Bistro

6-7A Market Street, Brighton BN1 1HH, England
+44 1273 324584
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pate” (20 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Steakhouse, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6-7A Market Street, Brighton BN1 1HH, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was a nice little tucked away restaurant you could never find. My partner and I came here today we had lunch, service and the food was excellent It was a nice little tucked away restaurant you could never find

Thank Lorraine F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We dropped in here with a few friends without reservations and they were very accommodating. I would recommend reserving a table however, the space is limited but this adds to the charm. Our meals were prepared with care and were very tasty from starters through...More

Thank Jason p
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a party of twelve for our sons 21st birthday meal, with ages ranging from 18 months to 85 years of age and we all felt catered for, the food was very good quality. The quality of the ingredients was clear and the food...More

Thank ians2688
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely quaint and cosy restaurant in the Laines, personally I thought the food and service was similar to Cote but a lot more personable, smaller menu and great lunchtime deals. Will definitely return!

Thank Dara J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a pleasure to visit, had very friendly and attentive staff, everyone made us feel very welcome, and the food was brilliant, highly recommend.

Thank dandawkins97
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good find in the lanes and a welcome respite from the rain, that was dancing. We stopped in for a simple lunch and were pleased with the friendly welcome, the tasty lunch set menu and the general setting. The whole team were welcoming, but yer...More

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Thank Thefunkygibbons
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here on 30/09. Nice homely location in the Brighton Lanes. We both had two courses from the a la carte menu, starters were a prawn/spinach crepe and butterfly sardines. The crepe was ok but the sardines were excellent. We both opted for...More

Thank Hugo B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I called in by chance midweek and were very pleased. Waitress was very helpful. We opted for a simple fish and chips and some wine and it was lovely. Plenty of other choices but this hit the spot. Well worth a visit....More

Thank St3v3B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We will always make sure we visit this little gem when in Brighton, we love the service, food and choice, wine and selection always leaving full and very happy. Why choose a chain restaurant when you can have an amazing time here

Thank Classicoon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for my boyfriends 25th, the service was absolutely perfect, friendly chatty and attentive staff, a young man and Girl both attended to our every need effortlessly. We both had steaks they were mouth watering, great price great selection sides were amazing too!! As...More

Thank Emma H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $39
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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