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IL Bistro

6-7A Market Street, Brighton BN1 1HH, England
+44 1273 324584
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (78 reviews)
“pate” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30 Hours
Steakhouse, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
6-7A Market Street, Brighton BN1 1HH, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Came here for my boyfriends 25th, the service was absolutely perfect, friendly chatty and attentive staff, a young man and Girl both attended to our every need effortlessly. We both had steaks they were mouth watering, great price great selection sides were amazing too!! As...More

Thank Emma H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Looking for somewhere for a pre concert dinner that we had not been to before and whilst searching for a pub to get food and drink only to find out that most stop serving on a Sunday at 6 pm !! ! - came across...More

Thank john n
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food. From quite a varied menu that could suit all tastes. Specials were quite interesting which a few of us went for. Decent helpful advice and altering dishes to suit your want. Clearly shows no bulk coming or prep. All cooked fresh to...More

Thank Graeme16
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us had a meal to celebrate our wedding anniversaries. What an evening. The food was delicious. The service was second to none. The atmosphere was so relaxing. Nothing was too much trouble. We can't wait to go again.

Thank EilsTez1960
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a work colleague and really cannot stress how great thebfood the wins and the service was. My smoked salmon and prawn starter was beautiful, the mains were just as good- so could not miss the opportunity to try the dessert and was not...More

Thank JanineAC7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this restaurant with my other half, my sister and her boyfriend. The service was absolutely fantastic and the food was delicious- one of the best steaks I've ever had and cooked to perfection! The value was also fantastic and everyone overestimated the...More

Thank Lauren P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stumbled upon this restaurant during a short break in Brighton one afternoon and having seen the menu posted outside, decided to see whether booking a table the same evening was possible. Fortunately, we were lucky and having arrived at our chosen time found the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was immaculate the atmosphere was warm and welcoming very comfortable evening. The food was amazingly good some of the best I have eaten anywhere ticked every single box helpings taste etc.

Thank colin n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a family of 5... from the moment we sat down .. Joe the manager was welcoming and attentive ... nothing was too much trouble ... goes to show that some independent restaurants really know how to do things.

Thank Dansimons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here last night, Very friendly staff and excellent service. We had starters off the main menu, my wife really enjoyed the fish soup, we had mains from the specials of the day which we enjoyed and greedily squeezed in deserts of pancake n cherrys...More

Thank Dave T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-7A Market Street, Brighton BN1 1HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 324584
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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.
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