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“Fab Fish Stew”
Review of IL Bistro

IL Bistro
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Ranked #47 of 1,184 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$40
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Ate at il Bistro last week we turned up a bit early the owner said we could sit outside before we went inside we had a jug of pimms which was lovely we went in for dinner ,had a couple of starters to share the fish croquettes which was very tasty, and also had the sharing platter of salami/ pastrami and cheese that was great, then for the mains had the fish stew really delicious plenty of king prawns, mussels and potatoes in a lovely sauce.

Will be back here again great food and made to feel very welcome.

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Thank Dan D
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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Had a really nice dinner here in the week with my boyfriend. We had the set menu which was good value for 2 courses for £10. There were some good choices on the set menu and the food was very nice. The restaurant is in a great location in the lanes. Staff were attentive and friendly.

Thank dorsetcamper88
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Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

A very good restaurant, lovely meal and welcoming staff. The owner was particularly nice. We talked to a lovely couple on the table next to us and they enjoyed it too.
Recommended.

Thank Rob A
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

I happened on this restaurant at the weekend and stopped for dinner. It looked good, busy, seats outside on a hot night.

If you have an entire evening to dedicate waiting for food / bills etc then it’s great. To be fair the food was ok, fish croquettes to start which were nice - my mussels for mains were just ok. The Main courses took over an hour to arrive. We weren’t the only people huffing and puffing about the delays either, a couple had asked 3 times for the bill.

The manager (I assume) did give us a couple of free drinks which was decent but it kinda ruined the night. Wanted to go on to a bar afterwards but it was so late we couldn’t get in where we wanted to.

I wouldn’t got back.

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Thank Sammifli
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Just about the best scrambled eggs I've had for breakfast, toast and coffee good too, Waitresses were very friendly but not over the top, just right!

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Thank Chris B
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