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1 Bartholomews, Brighton BN1 1HG, England
+44 1273 733085
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“meat platter” (47 reviews)
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French, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1 Bartholomews, Brighton BN1 1HG, England
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Reviewed June 15, 2016

Arguably the best restaurant in Brighton and one of the best in England, Plateau serves a small selection of amazing starters and main courses, coupled with very unusual and not available elsewhere organic and unfiltered wines. To give you an example, our dinner consisted of...More

1  Thank maksym
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Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

A regular place for me to visit now. The menu has something for everyone. The staff can't do enough for you, very knowledgeable about the awesome wine selection. I couldn't recommend it more to anyone who wants a really lovely eating and drinking experience in...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed June 12, 2016

The meat platter was out of this world - great wines. The staff are some of the best I've ever seen - amazing. A absolute must and will be going back. Atmosphere great, relaxed.

1  Thank Maureen M
Reviewed June 9, 2016

I sat at the busy bar with my friend and asked a waiter to book a table for us and another three who would join later. When the friends came in, the table was not ready and the waiter told us to stay at the...More

Thank 140viv
Reviewed June 8, 2016

Took a Visit here from recommendation a few months ago, although we booked a table it was not quite ready so we sat at the busy bar and had a few drinks whilst waiting to be seated. We sat upstairs, it was quite a let...More

1  Thank hannahmulcahy
Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Late lunch at Plateau. Hadn't booked a table but welcomed despite them being quite busy. There's a simple, ethnic cafe feel to the place. The fayre is organic, including the extensive wine list which might partly explain the cost, £90 for a shared vegetarian platter,...More

1  Thank OhappydaysLeeds
Reviewed June 6, 2016

We have friends that live in Hove and they booked a table here before we went to the Brighton Dome later that evening. We ate upstairs and it was a very vibrant atmosphere, the food was very good, although they forgot to bring a side...More

Thank 238,855
Reviewed June 4, 2016

The restaurant is simple and informal but has a lovely, friendly atmosphere.The sharing plateaux are a great idea. We had the fish and vegetable plateaux between 4 of us. The portions are generous and the various elements on the boards delicious and interesting. The restaurant...More

Thank doubledayt
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We visited Plateau for maybe the 50th time last Saturday. It's become our favourite place to go over the last 5 years. Vincent, Thierry and staff are always welcoming and service can not be faulted. We hardly ever go off piste, but enjoy the meat...More

Thank Amanda K
Reviewed June 1, 2016

What can be said about this wonderful, amazing bistro is that you can't stop eating till you really hit the Plateau! My god how much food can one table of 5 eat? The sharing plates were all amazing, what a variety. The amazing selection of...More

Thank AnuVisvanathan
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Margaret K
Have you disabled access and do you cater for large lunch parties? Group of 18 of all ages for a birthday party?
May 6, 2016|
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Response from Kalamazoo200 | Reviewed this property |
It's best to get in contact with restaurant directly on that 😊
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Bartholomews, Brighton BN1 1HG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 733085
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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.