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IL Bistro

6-7A Market Street, Brighton BN1 1HH, England
+44 1273 324584
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“pate” (16 reviews)
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Steakhouse, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6-7A Market Street, Brighton BN1 1HH, England
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Reviewed March 23, 2017

I've been here twice now, and what I particularly like is the homely approach, as if you really have stepped into a place run by real people, with real food cooked by hand, by them, with love. It's exactly the experience you would want from...More

Thank monty m
Reviewed March 20, 2017

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...More

Thank judy s
Reviewed March 12, 2017 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....More

Thank Truereview69a
Reviewed March 10, 2017

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...More

Thank Nattie_Cee
Reviewed March 5, 2017 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
Reviewed March 1, 2017 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...More

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed February 26, 2017

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...More

Thank Diana W
Reviewed February 20, 2017

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...More

Thank John M
Reviewed February 20, 2017

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
Reviewed February 16, 2017 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
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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
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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
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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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