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Bistro Gourmand

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Laureens Walk Nevill Road | Rottingdean, Rottingdean BN2 7HG, England
+44 1273 390998
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Peacehaven, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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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 did not have to wait much for the food after the previous table was served.... 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.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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
Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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 fresh food. Reckon it's the best, most consistent restaurant in Brighton.

Thank Nigel B
Brighton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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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
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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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 catered for and we had a really lovely evening and at a very good price... More 

Thank Michael M
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

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

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

My 50th birthday, table for 10, 7.30pm on a Saturday night and every single one of us was delighted with the delicious food we were served. Yes there was a wait, but as Frank, the chef and owner, was cooking for us, plus at least one other table of 8 people and one of 4, all at the same time,... More 

Thank Sunnysouthcoaster
Brighton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Went back to ‘Franks’ again with 2 very close friends and it easily matched our high expectations. In fact from its early days the food is easily as good but the service and the place it self have improved. Now less of a shabby bistro and more shabby chic. The service for us was perfect, as it was neither rushed... More 

Thank MikeChrista

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
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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