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Isaac At Gloucester Street

2 Gloucester Street, Brighton BN1 4EW, England
+44 7765 934740
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Overview
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (56 reviews)
“bread” (41 reviews)
“treacle” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
RATINGS
Food
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Value
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LOCATION
2 Gloucester Street, Brighton BN1 4EW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pleasure of being seated where we could observe the food preparation close up, and the gorgeous ingredients made moments of eager anticipation for the arrival of each course. This is English food at its finest since the food is all locally-sourced. Delicately...More

Thank CosmicCarrot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my partner here as a treat after she moved house. The taster menu ran to nine courses of really amazing locally sourced food. I had the non-alcoholic ‘wine’ flight and my partner had the alcoholic one. Both were really well paired with the food....More

Thank Ben H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of 4 who are used to dining out. Food was nice, although very small portions, but the atmosphere and service was somewhat lacking. We felt we were there to listen only to the sommelier who certainly liked his own voice, but after that...More

Thank sally29a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You must try it....and we definitely want to come back for Dinner.everything on the tasting menu was served beautifully and tasted just as good too...we went for the wine accompanying each dish and have to say it was a wonderful advert for British wines....and as...More

Thank david w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This review is a bit late. We visited about a year ago and have since got into TripAdvisor. Since we have been to a number of similar restaurants in Brighton but this still stands out as one of the better ones. The experience was brilliant....More

Thank James H
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This looks like a bunch of guys who are really keen to do well, would love to cut the mustard with the best but can they? Not quite. Full marks goes to the operation in a kitchen space where you could not park a mini,...More

Thank pastddlo
Reviewed 9 August 2018

I went here with my wife for a date and we both loved it. The tasting menu was well thought out, with dishes which complimented each other and balanced out well when taken as a whole. The food was very fresh and it is commendable...More

Thank FACL86
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Fantastic food in a contemporary setting and great wine and juice pairing. Pricey but that wouldn't stop me returning!

Thank Moira p
Reviewed 16 July 2018

High expectations for this place, yet they failed to deliver. On the positive, the food is very tasty, well presented and well sourced. Our starter of carbonated strawberry, lettuce and sheeps cheese however was tiny and felt ungenerous. The next course of lamb ragout was...More

Thank diiwynn
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We went for dinner in June to celebrate our daughters' birthdays. The service was spot on and the dishes inventive. The bread was delicious and having a purely local wine list with some good quality wines is a very nice touch. The lamb ragu with...More

Thank Andy L
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Kate H
26 July 2018|
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Response from margary1 | Reviewed this property |
You can fit a wheelchair in the restaurant, and you would have a lovely meal. However I don’t think the toilet would be big enough.
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1RichardBrighton
24 June 2018|
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Response from Homebushbay | Reviewed this property |
On both occasions that I visited I left hungry as did my husband. One course of the 6+ courses was a single carrot! I think they have taken tasting menu to a ludicrous level here. Plus we had three sweet dishes and as a... More
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sharron s
30 August 2017|
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Response from Matt W | Reviewed this property |
Afraid not. With Isaacs you need to book and pay online for the date you want. It's a small restaurant and they put so much effort in, they can't afford empty seats. Matt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$46 - US$65
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
18:30 - 22:30
Thursday
18:30 - 22:30
Friday
18:30 - 22:30
Saturday
18:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Gloucester Street, Brighton BN1 4EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 7765 934740
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Description
We serve contemporary English fine dining food sourced locally. However, we take this to the next level by actually visiting the local producers so we can tell the stories behind the food, where it comes from and how it is grown. These visits are the base for building the menu, which is inspired by individual seasonal ingredients seen on these trips. We are now starting to grow some of our own herbs, fruits and vegetables. We also aim to break down the traditional barrier that usually exists in fine dining between the diners and the chefs. We believe that by putting the chefs in the centre of it all, preparing the food in front of diners, interacting with them and introducing dishes, a more interactive environment is created for the diners. The pace set by the chefs creates a more lively, vibrant and casual atmosphere, but with no compromise to the quality of the food. These food events at ‘Isaac At’ offer so much more than a standard restaurant experience; they are an event lasting all evening and something that will be remembered even longer.
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