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“Bitterly disappointing.. Just a complete and utter joke”
Review of IL Bistro

IL Bistro
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Ranked #86 of 1,209 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $42
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Down in Brighton with a friend and fancied a good lunch.. From the outside it looks lovely and some good deals advertised.. From the minute we sat down I did feel we should have a coke and go elsewhere but my friend wanted to eat there and then.. The atmosphere well what atmosphere just pathetic music, cheap grotty furniture and useless staff.. The tables too crammed in etc... Starter; white bait but far too much and again cheap frozen crap.. One I had tasted very odd.. Followed by the minute steak, (you would think impossible to bugger up), meat tasted slightly off and my friends rare steak was not rare it was a mess.. Wilting salad and the peppercorn sauce like urine.... Now I do too well but this was an utter disgrace yet they add 10% as standard just to rub salt in the wound.. Gets worse!!! Now one hour later my friend just vomited.. Thanks ill bistro pos!!!

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Fab breakfast, Great service. Value for money. Would recommend if you're looking for a good English breaky!

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Thank DonnaRow
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Stumbled on this gem late night on a Friday. Great location, excellent home cooked food with the finest local ingredients. 49GBP for two people for three courses including half litre of wine - excellent value! Service was polite, helpful and very welcoming. All in all - very good experience

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Thank KashaH
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Mediocre, over priced food. The only redeeming factors were the calamari ( which were fresh and cooked well) and the service- which was pleasant.

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Thank Bedbathandbeyound
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Even though can only stop here maybe twice a year on business always recognised in
friendly but not overpowering way,had set 3 course menu,generous whitebait,excellent
steak properly cooked and the sweet.Able to sit by window and watch passers bye,shame
the premises opposite closed for long time so outlook not great but not Il Bistros fault,
good food and friendly service is all I want after a tiring day.

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Thank John R
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