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“A rather bad experience”
Review of The Townhouse Restaurant - CLOSED

The Townhouse Restaurant
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Located in the vibrant Kemp Town area of Brighton, The Townhouse provides a welcome change from stuffy restaurant dining, offering relaxed service and wonderful food. Utterly chilled out, The Townhouse not only has a dining room and bar in which to enjoy the company of friends, but a piano room where guests gather around the baby grand to sip wine and enjoy the tinkling of the ivories.
Redhill, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A rather bad experience”
Reviewed May 5, 2014

I am not sure if it was because it was a bank holiday and the place was short of staff or we we just unlucky, but we were not impressed with the quality of the meal we ordered. They only seemed to have light bites and a set lunch menu, which it is fine although we were under the impression that they will also have the other menu as displayed at the door. It's fair to say that the lunch set menu was quite cheap, two courses for £11.95, but I am of the opinion that if you are going to serve an affordable menu, make sure you get it right, or otherwise do not bother at all. We ordered a wild garlic soup and mussels as starters. The soup was quite flavourless alhtough and wild garlic is a very tasty ingredient that certainly should shine through. The mussels were quite mediocre, with a very watery sauce lacking taste and appearance. We were waiting for our main courses for about 25 minutes and when they arrived, we were not very pleased. We had ordered the steak and chips, which we knew it was from not a prime cut, but the meat was very tough and bland. The waiter must have noticed our discontent, as he asked us if everything was alright. We pointed out the poor quality of the beef and he asked us if we wanted another one or anything else from the menu, suggesting that their all-day-breakfast was a popular choice. We eventually decided to ask for the bill and pay, as we were not inclined to have anything else. They were polite and removed the prices of the steak from the bill but I am afraid that all in all was not a nice meal or experience.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Victor A
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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Very nice atmosphere and recipes”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

I visited this place for a friends birthday. The unique recipes and the intense taste makes this restaurant different from any other in the area. I will go back soon !

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Kits_maclein
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Brighton
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Food always good”
Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

This is a nice little restaurant with friendly staff. The menu is well thought out, although limited to choice due to the nature of local produce; don't let this out you off. Good sized potions of good food.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Harveyfood
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very relaxing meal”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

We visited at 7pm on a Thursday evening so very quiet & unhurried which we liked.
Not very busy at that time so there was not much atmosphere but the service & food were both excellent.
The crispy halloumi was excellent as was the parmesan crusted cod. My partner had chilli prawns plus belly pork & cheek, which he said were delicious.
Good selection of wines & tap water on table without asking for it.
Would definitely go again.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Cathy R
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Farnham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Delicious food great service”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

Recommended by our host at a room with a view - Relaxing, unpretentious, friendly and delicious food. Enjoyed listening to the young lady singing and playing the piano. Really enjoyable evening would definitely go back and recommend you try it.

Visited March 2014
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Thank FarnhamCurly
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