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“Fantastic ambience, exemplary service.”
Review of Blenio Bistro - CLOSED

Blenio Bistro
Cuisines: French, Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Blenio Bistro is the first Brighton-based venture from award-winning restaurateurs Peter Bruschi and Paula Black, and this all-day bistro brings a breath of fresh air to the city’s iconic Seven Dials neighbourhood. The all-white, light-filled restaurant is decorated with bright splashes of colour and artworks by local artists, and Blenio’s menu is filled with rustic European dishes with a French twist. Perfect for business breakfasts, lazy lunches, coffee-and-cake breaks and stylish evening meals, this hip eatery attracts a trendy local crowd and we love everything from the traditional Sunday roasts and signature moules mariniere to the selection of croissants, muffins and pastries for brunch.
Reviewed December 14, 2012

So having lived on 7 dials for a few years, this was always on my list to visit. Last night we took the plunge and weren't disappointed. Its a deceptively large restaurant, with other diners not crammed in next to each other. It manages to combine a very cosy atmosphere with interesting decor. Gravelaxe salmon starter was fantastic, and the service was exemplary

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Thank BiscansBiscuitTin
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

I have had two meals in Blenio's over the last 3 weeks and despite all the hype about it being the most rated restaurant in Brighton I was not overly impressed. On both occasions my food and wine were good but by no means outstanding. My Sunday Roast was good but my fellow diners did not have the pork they had beef and did not rate it highly. However, the ambience, the service and the facilities are excellent. I was not drinking and was offered a very nice alternative to wine. The cost of lunch was £64 for 4 people for 1 course with two beers, so price wise that is good.

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4  Thank Gale L
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Having previously lived close to Seven Dials I have eaten at Blenios many times and have never been disappointed. The food is is always delicious being based on a french italian style. The menu reflects the seasons and has a good mix of meat and vegetarian dishes. The food is delicious and presented well.
The service is perhaps what sets Blenios apart from other quality restaurants, customer service is obviously very important in their selection of staff, who are always courteous, attentive, warm and genuinely helpful. They are attentive without feeling they are hovering over you.
Booking is essential at weekends, in fact as a rule of thumb I like to always book as it is a very busy restaurant.
They have a pleasant outdoor area and are open for lunch and dinner.
Possibly my favourite Brighton restaurant.

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1  Thank ScotsTraveler_11
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Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

Such a beautiful restaurant with a great ambience and delicious, locally inspired food. The service is exceptional too. This is a great restaurant for an intimate dinner with friends or a partner. Probably not a great choice for hen and stag parties.

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Thank LaMacD
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

This is our local and we often come for the fish and chips which is served either Thursday evening or Friday lunchtime.The food is wonderful, staff are friendly and the restaurant feels welcoming come rain or shine.

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Thank Mark H
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