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“They've got everything right!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Plateau

Ranked #29 of 1,114 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: French, European, Wine Bar
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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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“They've got everything right!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

A restaurant/cocktail bar that has somehow managed to get everything right in creating such a lovely atmosphere and experience. The passion and thought that has been put into the food and drink came across upon tasting the incredible 'light bites' and cocktails. From tentatively popping my head in the door to check out the cocktail bar and menu, the extremely lovely and genuine manager welcomed us in, making us feel comfortable immediately and recommended a cocktail that was exactly to my tastes. 3 hours later and I had just had one of the best dining experiences I have had for a long, long time. The staff were superb. So friendly, knowledgeable and professional. This was not forced or over bearing in any way. Truly superb. Can't wait to go back next week to sample the mouthwatering mains and delve into the wine list. Simply superb. Thank you Plateau!

  • Visited August 2014
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“lovely place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

we really enjoyed the food, service and decor at Plateau. Very relaxed lunch on a sunny afternoon - staff very friendly. Would definitely eat here again :)

Visited August 2013
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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“Top lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Had a lovely lunch in July, was a really friendly place and the welcome on arrival was super.
Service with a smile and a great lunch with a lovely bottle of Rose :)
Was good value for money as well.

Visited July 2014
Thank Markh1205
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great food & friendly service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Great location and trendy place in the city centre of Brighton. I would recommend to book for weekend dinner - we stopped by in the afternoon and were lucky to get a table for the same evening. Interesting wines & drink menu - the team will able to guide you through your choices and make you try new things (organic cider to start). Great sharing platters and desserts. Lovely evening in Brighton!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Charline B
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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“Great French restaurant, nice good and staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

I was looking at a place to eat in Brighton on Tripadvisor and the first which came was this one with so many nice reviews ! So finally, as I always trust Tripadvisor, we went with my family.

It's quite nice inside, the decoration is very Frenchie !

Finally we realized quickly that the waiters were all French so it was nice for my parents (we're French).

All the food was really fresh, I took the crispy fish (like a fish and chips but without the chips so a little bit more healthy). The fish was really really good and fresh. My father took a bavette and my mother a salad with boudin and stuffs. Everything was really good. Only thing, the portions are very light. If you're used to eat a lot you won't be satisfied at the end of your lunch, except if you take some bites before, then it should be okay. The plate of cheeses was amazing it was so good to eat French fresh cheese !!! Not sure if English would like that because the camembert was at the limit....! Very strong then.

It's just in front of the town hall so it's nice and closed to so seaside. I recommend everybody to go there, food is really good quality.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Aurélie M
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