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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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“pate” (20 reviews)
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10:00 - 22:30 Hours
Steakhouse, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
6-7A Market Street, Brighton BN1 1HH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Despite living in Brighton for 12 years I’d never come here before. I will be coming regularly from now on! I came on a Monday night so was surprised to see the restaurant so popular. But it rightly has built up a loyal following. It’s...More

Thank Mandy d
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well what a find! Came in here recently for dinner. You only have to try the fish soup to realise that there is a real chef at work who can actually cook! The steaks were out of this world. Tender, juicy and perfectly seasoned. A...More

Thank Tony01UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

While the family were out enjoying entertainment in Brighton my wife and I decided to venture to the Lanes and sample IL Bistro on a wet and windy evening. We enjoyed a first class meal in this delightful restaurant. My wife enjoyed the lamb and...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fillet steak is amazing, this restaurant never disappoints. Friendly staff, and a lovely atmosphere.

Thank BackPacker718579
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another visit here for my family and i cannot fault Il Bistro...four of us had a fantastic meal ..including steaks cooked to perfection served by attentive but not intrusive staff..excellent value along with quality and reasonably priced wine made this another memorable evening..we will return...More

Thank janet562018
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

It was a nice little tucked away restaurant you could never find. My partner and I came here today we had lunch, service and the food was excellent It was a nice little tucked away restaurant you could never find

Thank 327lorrainef
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We dropped in here with a few friends without reservations and they were very accommodating. I would recommend reserving a table however, the space is limited but this adds to the charm. Our meals were prepared with care and were very tasty from starters through...More

Thank Jason p
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We took a party of twelve for our sons 21st birthday meal, with ages ranging from 18 months to 85 years of age and we all felt catered for, the food was very good quality. The quality of the ingredients was clear and the food...More

Thank ians2688
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Lovely quaint and cosy restaurant in the Laines, personally I thought the food and service was similar to Cote but a lot more personable, smaller menu and great lunchtime deals. Will definitely return!

Thank 207daraj
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Was a pleasure to visit, had very friendly and attentive staff, everyone made us feel very welcome, and the food was brilliant, highly recommend.

Thank dandawkins97
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$38
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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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