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Bistro Gourmand

) #5 of 20 Restaurants in Rottingdean €€ - €€€ French, European
Laureens Walk Nevill Road | Rottingdean, Rottingdean BN2 7HG, England
+44 1273 390998
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  • Very good15%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“veal chop” (3 reviews)
“house wine” (6 reviews)
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French, European
€€ - €€€
Laureens Walk Nevill Road | Rottingdean, Rottingdean BN2 7HG, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Tucked down a side street in Rottingdean is a delightful French bistro. Given the number of local residents there, it is well known, but if you are from out of town you might well miss it. The owner, Franck does all the cooking and spent...More

Thank Roadwarrior1000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is French with typical bistro menu that is all cooked freshly with Gallic flair. It is full of locals who obviously frequent it often. The prices are very reasonable and therefore cannot but recommend it whole heartedly. A local treasure.

Thank Peterwilliamhumphrey
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The food was amazing. Very big menu to choose from, including at least 5 fish mains. Be warned the starters are on the large size... we had no room for deserts unfortunately. The quality and presentation were great and the service friendly and prompt. We...More

Thank Sylwinds
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Fabulous fresh food beautifully cooked. Quick service, friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere. The only improvement would be just one vegetarian main course option on the menu.

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We had a family Christmas lunch here, booked the whole restaurant. Menu selected to suit all from my mother to my grandchildren. Outstanding time had by all. Great hospitality, great food.

Thank Coastal7
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Live locally and visit from time-to-time. MUST book as the Bistro is very popular. Had the whole place for a birthday some years back. Been many times since. Always great food, friendly service and lovely ambience.Franck uses locally sourced seasonal stuff so you'll always eat...More

Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is my favourite local eating place. Frank does everything pretty well on his own...cooking beautiful French food and serving choices of wine and other drinks. Lovely friendly atmosphere and well loved by many of the local folk.

1  Thank Linda S
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We reserved the whole restaurant for our family for supper following our wedding rehearsal. We couldn't have asked for a better start to our celebrations. Franck and Sue were wonderful hosts and made all the arrangements flow smoothly. The food was superb, all tastes were...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The chef Frank produces wonderful food. He copes very well with large groups. Everything is perfect. Definitely recommend.

Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is a lovely, typically French restaurant with an astonishingly wide menu. Our food was beautifully prepared and the service was friendly and prompt. The House wine is excellent!

Thank 48happytraveller2016
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Hi, could you let me know if you have gluten free options. Also, have you got a sample lunchtime menu as I can't see that you have got a website. Thank you Sarah
3 March 2017|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
Lunch times is normally a delicious selection of substantial open sandwiches with salad, crepes and soup but I think there are bigger options too. Not too sure about gluten free - best to phone Frank on 01273 390998 during... More
Meeting some friends on a Sunday evening in October, are you open? Can I see a sample menu anywhere? Thank you.
1 September 2015|
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Response from CSConnect | Property representative |
Hi, the Bistro is not open on Sunday's. The opening times are Lunch on Monday to Friday and evenings from Thursday to Saturday but do you need to book well in advance. There is a Lunch Menu, but the eveing menu changes... More
What number should I ring for bookings?
6 July 2015|
Response from CSConnect | Property representative |
Hi, our number is 01273 390 998
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Laureens Walk Nevill Road | Rottingdean, Rottingdean BN2 7HG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Rottingdean
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 390998
  • E-mail
Easy to find in the picturesque village of Rottingdean you will find the French inspired restaurant, Bistro Gourmand. French chef Frank Thomeret tell us about his creation.

"It's very much a bistro thing, but its original, traditional bistro food, things you might not find somewhere else. My influences are very Mediterranean, so I make dishes such as the bouillabaisse, its a fish stew with garlic and wine flambe with prawns.

My menu has wonderful variety, as well as steaks, I have coq au vin, veal chops and lamb cassoulet. The portions are generous and the price very reasonable. I call it Provencal cuisine". So if you fancy some delicious home cooked food with a difference, then this is the place for you.
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