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1 Bartholomews, Brighton BN1 1HG, England
+44 1273 733085
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Wed 12:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This little bistro on the heart serves excellent food. The service was good too and the milieu charming. The staff spoke also French.

Thank 272kirstik
Brighton, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dinner it was okay...the welcome not particularly warm and welcoming considering it was Christmas Eve - a welcome drink on the house would have been really nice on this night. My friend had never been to Plateau before and he did not go for it. He immediately was put off by the menu...because he said there were no prices on... More 

Thank Francesca B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I booked this randomly for lunch today and were over the moon with the food, the wine and the service. We really like bio dynamic wines and our waiter made some excellent recommendations. For food she started with the polenta and I had the haloumi. We followed that up by sharing the fish of the day. All... More 

Thank Donna G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had pre-booked and glad we did as it was an extremely busy evening on the night that we visited in between Christmas and New Year. This resulted in a very buzzy, noisy atmosphere and we felt a little cramped in our seats. However the food was excellent, we had pakoras for starters which tasted vibrant and fresh followed by... More 

Thank Iccuff
Cork, Ireland
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250 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for a drink after dinner one night, and was only OK. The staff could have been a little more friendly, and the price was on the high side. Nice for 1 drink if you are out in Brighton

Thank slipshaney
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here as passing and not happy. Thought after meal paying a service charge which we weren't advised on (£4.75) no one said thank you and we had to get our own coats was poor. The wine menus was lacking and the food was salty and the steak was not that impressive. For a bill over £50 I feel robbed... More 

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hopefully this will be taken as constructive criticism as overall I could have been happier. Things started very well with a dish of ham-hock pakoras on a dhal with yoghurt. This was delicious. Secondly, also tasty was the tandoori-smoked mackerel. My complaint here was the size - one fillet only. A starter/sharing plate should really be two given it is... More 

Thank Eric B
Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow what can we say, very chilled but buzzing atmosphere, great service and fabulous food, you can't go wrong. Had the rabbit saddle on the specials, pure heaven. Thanks for a lovely evening.

Thank ClareandGeorge
Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic meal here with two friends, we shared the meat & veggie plates with a side of fries, followed by the dessert plate. Everything was cooked really well, interesting flavours and combinations. I personally love sharing plates and trying lots of things so this was a perfect meal for me!!! Will definitely be returning in the future.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We always try to come here when we visit Brighton and it never disappoints, fantastic food especially the wild mushroom tagliatelle that I had! We tried a bottle of Hughes Beguet from Jura which was incredible. This place definitely makes you feel like you are sat in Paris or Bordeaux instead of Brighton and is a perfect escape from the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
French, European, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Bartholomews, Brighton BN1 1HG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 733085
Independent bar à vin, restaurant & cocktail bar based in The Lanes, BrightonWe are a unique bar à vin & restaurant with a passion for great food & wine. We have put a great deal of time & love into selecting our wines. At Plateau you can discover interesting & affordable wines that you are unlikely to see on other local wine lists. Our selection is mostly natural with some biodynamic & organic examples. We have sourced wines from local Sussex producers to renowned names & newcomers. To soak up the wine we serve ‘bites’, small dishes perfect to share or great as a starter. Follow your ‘bites’ with a ‘plateau’ to share or a 'plat' & that’s our dinner experience… although don’t forget dessert! Our chefs source organic, fresh, local produce as much as possible.Did we mention the cocktails? They’re probably the best in town & although we don’t serve Carlsberg we do serve some pretty imaginative beers from around the world. We have some top quality spirits, including some rare rum, whisky & cognac…and I almost forgot, keep an eye out for the ‘cocktail de la semaine’ & ‘beer of the moment’.There is no set way to visit Plateau, you can match the wine to the food or the food to the wine. Pop in just for a drink, a few bites or a three-course meal – the idea is that you do whatever suits you.

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