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£85 - £130
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British, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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An intimate and rustic spot, this bistro-style restaurant has only seven tables and offers a pleasingly personable dining experience. Everyone is serve...
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exceptional cooking quality of ingredients and service Couldn’t pick a favourite plate! It was all exceptional We had the drink paring and I’m glad we did. We would have struggled to chose a drink that would carry for the whole meal

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 6 April 2024

If you love food then this is an absolute must for anyone staying in Brighton or the surrounding areas. My husband and I were absolutely blown away with the food, the lovely staff and atmosphere. We cannot wait to visit again!!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 April 2024 via mobile

Only about 16 covers with a really interesting set menu. Good ambience., great food - personally not so sure about the wine flight but will definately be back. Recommendsd

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 28 December 2023

this is an outstanding restaurant with exceptional food. Don't expect the norm this is very different with small plates/courses but each one a delight to the senses. Every time we go I feel we should have gone more.often Tonight was no exception. The two man...cooking crew are exceptional and the service impecable ...;loved it. Thank you Dan et al so, so good and feel full, happy and so glad we went ......Happy New Year and all the best for 2024 ...keep doing what you you're doing, it's killer food and an amazing experience xxxxxMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 November 2023 via mobile

We visited The Set to celebrate our engagement. We were not disappointed, the welcome was warm. The atmosphere cosy but not crowded. The food was delectable, the staff friendly and attentive without being overbearing. We had an assistance dog with us and there was a...water bowl waiting for him and a space big enough for him to feel comfortable when we arrived. It felt like having a special dinner with family, that’s how lovely it was. A hearty well done to the staff and the chefs. Carry on the good work-we will be back!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 October 2023 via mobile

We had a wonderful evening a The Set. The restaurant is currently residing in Cafe Rust which is a beautifully designed space. The atmosphere created is very special with a great play list to enjoy as you eat. As for the food - one of...the best meals we have ever had. The tasting menu is delicious from beginning to end … 14 courses of delightful flavors. The staff were fantastic to us - and really spoilt us when they learnt it was my partners birthday. A truly memorable night and worth every penny.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 October 2023 via mobile

One of the best meals I have ever had. At the end of the meal we spent 20 min trying to work out the best dish with the consensus that they were too good to decide.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023 via mobile

Just when you think the team cannot get any better…. They do! Fabulous ingredients cooked well Innovative as always What a treat!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 12 June 2023 via mobile

what an amazing experience this was. Found this dining experience on Trip Advisor and having never done this sort of dining before and being a friend’s birthday weekend, er booked this place. We were all blown away, the food was amazing, I tried so many...wonderful dishes and tastes I haven’t tried before. Expertly cooked and presented, each course was beautifully presented and explained and so delicious. The team were lovely and I simply can’t recommend this enough. Wonderful….More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 28 April 2023

Amazing...one of the best meals I've had anywhere, any time. The whole experience was fantastic, the staff were knowledgable and efficient, really nice atmosphere, and as for the food - Wow! Can't explain it - you just have to go and try it!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 18 February 2023

We absolutely loved our meal here - 16 plates, almost every one was amazing. The service and atmosphere were great too. Certainly the best meal I've had in Brighton, and at least the equal of some Michelin starred places we've eaten at elsewhere. Will have...to come back!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 30 December 2022 via mobile

I loved this meal from start to finish. From the off The Set isn’t “obvious”. Walking up to the dimly lit building, curtains pulled- the only clue being a small neon sign in the corner simply labelling “The Set”. We walk in and were immediately...seated at one of the four tables set for dining this evening, you are made to feel warmly welcome by the host and given a welcome dish. From that point on our every need attentively taken care of however the service is far from formal. Alongside the host, the talented chef team bring out their dishes and every course is proudly explained to you. The food itself is out of this world. One of our dishes (cheeseburger butter with milk bread) was like a creation from Willy Wonka. You could see/feel that you were eating bread and butter but your mind and taste buds said cheese burger. I can’t even explain how perfectly the taste replicated! A mind twisting dish. Every dish exceeded our expectations. My husband who is very much a meat over fish man chose his favourite dish of the night as the katsu oyster. That individual oyster fending off stiff competition from pork, chicken and beef so honestly this menu will surprise you! I loved the accompanying playlist- unpretentious and unpredictable, it fitted the vibe and was a fabulous backdrop. We didn’t choose to partake in the accompanying drink flight but instead kicked off with a glass of sake which was light and refreshing. Followed by a number of glasses of the Spanish white wine which was a new wine to me - it went down a little too easy to be honest! To sum up - this is a Set Menu carefully curated by a team that clearly know their stuff but more importantly know how to host a good night. That my friends was a meal to remember.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 18 November 2022 via mobile

Unpretentious , delicious and knowledgeable… the food can talk for itself. The food is a taste sensation and the knowledge of the serving staff was second to none. The setting of cafe Rust is perfect.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 30 September 2022

Came here to celebrate my parents 60th birthdays and wow, we loved it. It's definitely got some competition around Brighton, but I love how low key it is and the decoration inside.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 9 September 2022

Haven't been for an age and distraught that we've left it so long before revisiting. It was brill. The food is just so innovative and after 15 courses I still feel I could have rejoined the party and done it all again. The kitchen is...just so good - a touch that is hard to beat and the thought behind each course is exceptional. Can't wait to go again and feel that excitement of the tastebuds. Service was exceptional too with explanation and information which was exemplorary. Thank you for a great evening and so good to see you all.....a venue not to be missed.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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They had GF options on the menu but the kitchen handels Gluten. That’s my knowledge about the matter.
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Yes there are 2, one upstairs, but the one down stairs is a speak easy style bar hidden behind a bookshelf. I recommend that one!
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5