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“What a surprise”
Review of Gingerman

Gingerman
Ranked #7 of 1,203 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $45
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: In Norfolk Square, The Gingerman Restaurant has a small, intimate dining room and a superb menu of modern British cuisine made with fresh, local produce. Full of unique character, the stylish restaurant possesses a great reputation within the city. With intimate lighting and simple wooden furnishings, this Brighton eatery has a warm, cosy ambience. The delicious dishes from the seasonal gourmet menu include slow roasted pork belly with creamy mash, cumin spiced lamb rack with black cardamom puree and coconut chutney or pig cheek ravioli with saffron jus. A classy list of wines and premium champagnes will complement your meal. Gingerman restaurant offers smart, unpretentious dining in vibrant Brighton.
Reviewed June 24, 2013

My boyfriend and I visited here on our trip to Brighton as a chef himself he is very hard to please however a great experience from the moment we walked in! When sat at the table we ordered our drinks and food, not a long wait I ordered the duck and my boyfriend had the beef the portions look small however very filling! Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the malt parfait. (Even had to ask how it's made so can have it again) would recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area!!!

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Thank 207Poppyf
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Our party of 6 was received in a friendly manner and our table was ready and waiting. It was a busy Friday evening and the service overall was a little slow. But the food was well worth waiting for and the wine list was more than up to expectations. This was my first time to The Gingerman and I would go again without hesitation. Our guests had been several times before and my booking was on their recommendation. Not a large place, but busy, vibrant and enjoyable.
David George

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Thank drgeorge44
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Even though I often walk past, I only heard about this restaurant through the owner's collaboration with the musician Matthew Herbert.

The dinner menu may not be very cheap but the lunch menu at £15 for two courses is probably the best value in town for eating out if you like good food. And it's certainly the best meal I've eaten anywhere in Brighton. Not perfect or top-end stuff but miles better than other restaurants in town that charge far more. And for the same price as a pub roast, you're getting a far superior product.

The cooking isn't highly technical but it's executed pretty damn well. Service was a little slow as the place filled up at the weekend but the freshly baked bread we had while waiting was not bad at all if a creamy little under-seasoned without salted butter available. The butterbean soup amuse bouche was fantasticly creamy.

For starters we had confit duck croquette and confit pork shoulder. They were very similar but both were delicious - moist and not over-brined or over-cooked.

For mains, we had haddock and lamb shoulder. The tarragon beurre blanc with the fish was perfectly sharp and rich and the portion much more generous than is usual with this level of cuisine. The lamb was heavenly - cripsy on the outside but still pink and juicy inside.

The desserts were a chocolate and salted caramel pot and lemon mousse/curd. The chocolate would have gone much better with the light caramel if it was darker but was the perfect consistency. The lemon dessert was lovely and light but the shortbread biscuit was just a smidgen overcooked (but far from ruined).

Overall, I'd highly recommend this restaurant.

1  Thank Turkeyphant
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

Booked the restaurant to coincide with taking place in the London to Brighton Classic Car run 2013 on the first Sunday in June.
Despite being busy they accommodated our request to change the booking time forward by an hour and graciously received us even though we arrived alittle late. It is quite easy to find and being alittle bit on the periphery of the main town centre was easy to find parking even on a lovely summer Sunday. Quite a small cosy enviroment.
We all chose differently of the 3 course lunch menu, and all the dishes were full of flavour and delicious, wshed down with a particualry splendid Shiraz.
The front of house staff were polite and attentive, and we would have no hesitatation in returning on our next visit to Brighton.

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Thank Andrew L
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

We went to the The Gingerman in Norfolk Square the first weekend in June and found it to be a perfect little restaurant. It holds about 30 people and is a short walk from the main seafront of Brighton's attractions.

Inside, the restaurant is intimate yet friendly, quite darkly lit but with no sense of people whispering and feel like they need to be hushed. The 2-3 waitresses for the night were very welcoming, showing us a choice of tables. A quick look through the menu and seeing what was being served to the other diners immediately made us realise we were sitting in a very, very nice little restaurant.

Unexpected appetisers to start were a small pea and leek soup, which set the evening off perfectly. The starters of grilled mackerel and crab salad were so perfectly presented it felt wrong to touch them, but I'm very glad we did! The crab salad was perfectly flavoured with coriander and grilled pineapple slices and was a true delight. The mackerel was also absolutely stunning.

With roast sea troute and confit pork belly to follow, we were in heaven. The pork was served with wonderful black pudding croquets, which somehow managed to evoke deep fried haggis whilst still being delicate and full of flavour. The sea trout was also a thing of wonder.

We couldn't make it to the desserts, as we were already full and happy by that stage. Time flew by and we concluded that the Gingerman is one of the best restaurants we've ever been to.

This is Michelin star standard food and impeccable service at an amazing price - under £100 for two, which included a bottle of wine and brandies to finish.

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1  Thank Paul C
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