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IL Bistro

6-7A Market Street, Brighton BN1 1HH, England
+44 1273 324584
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (72 reviews)
“pate” (21 reviews)
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Steakhouse, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
6-7A Market Street, Brighton BN1 1HH, England
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Such a lovely restaurant. Very quaint and, the luck was with us, the weather was beautiful and we could sit outside. One of our group had special dietary restrictions and when the waiter was asked the ingredients, he went inside and out came the owner/manager...More

Thank Marge L
Reviewed 15 August 2017

My partner and I visited Il Bistro for dinner. Tis was for my partner's birthday and I was pleased to find we had a window table as I had requested upon booking. There's no view as such but who doesn't like a spot of people...More

Thank Superbeeean
Reviewed 12 August 2017

After a full day trip to Brighton, we settled to find somewhere to eat for dinner and chose Il Bistro, as we fancied a steak. We had the option of a set meal for £10, which is absolutely brilliant but we chose to have sirloin...More

Thank Anna A
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Celebrated my birthday here with my family and was very impressed by the friendly service. There is a wide menu catering for all tastes. It was very cosy and the food was of a high standard with good sized portions.

Thank Isabel186273
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We had such lovely meal here that we had to write a review. It was a wet and windy August night and the restaurant was very cosy looking. Once inside we were warmly welcomed. The prices were reasonable and the quality excellent. I had a...More

Thank 0208402
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Went here before a show at the dome and found the service and the food very good. We had the pate and calamari for a starter and a steak and an Italian style chicken for mains all of which were of very good quality and...More

Thank RossJ83
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Attentive service. We did not need to wait long for our meal.. The food was fine. The location was the lanes which are a lovely spot to stop.

Thank suizy
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Food was excellent and the service was totally flawless. Really nice place, i would recommend and i will go come back.

Thank Kate T
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We stumbled across Il Bistro as we escaped the rain - glad we did! The 2 courses for £10 was a great deal - we had mozeralla and tomato salad, and fish croquettes to start, and fish and chips for main. All very tasty, particularly...More

Thank alice0518
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had a meal at Il Bistro for our wedding anniversary and were both more than impressed, both with the service and the food. We were made to feel very welcome immediately, by the friendly staff and were shown to our table...More

Thank MelissaOlly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$42
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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