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“Outstanding in every way!!!!!!”
Review of Plateau

Ranked #30 of 1,133 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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.
Hove, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“Outstanding in every way!!!!!!”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

A group of us ate here last night. I can't believe I haven't been here yet and suffice to say I will be visiting a lot more! Everything was amazing from the ambiance to the service and staff and the ridiculously tasty food, wine and cocktails. Every single one of us thoroughly enjoyed what we ordered.

My partner and I shared a buffalo mozzarella and tomato salad to start - incredibly soft proper mozzarella and tomatoes that taste tomatoey then followed this with the hot cooked meat platter - the plateau de viandes - some of the best cooked succulent, falling off the bone or board or whatever it came on kinda meat I've ever had! Oh and the truffle and pecorinno cheese frites!!!! The chef's here are remarkable... and the waiters!

The rest of our group had equally amazing scallops and oysters to start with, onglet steak and a delicious courgette veggie main.

we'll be going again, very soon!

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Carina M
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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“Dreadful service and attitude”
Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

How can a bar employ staff that judge a customer on their choice of beverage. Surely it is wrong for a member to then again interfere with customer choice.. Management seem to condone calling myself a "Madame" a comment he should remember he is in England and
look up the meaning in a dictionary never would I recommend this place to anyone.. Management please respond if you dare.

8 Thank Keels S
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Vincent L, Owner at Plateau, responded to this review, 16 August 2014
If I am correct, you visited Plateau early that evening for a drink and came back late for another one as the drinks and welcome were so good.

It is unfortunate that when you returned, after a few more drinks elsewhere, you were very aggressive to the staff and upset some of our customers. For this reason I asked you to leave.

I always refer to a lady as Madame, in France and in England, please see below the dictionary definition:
Madam, or madame /ˈmædəm/, is a polite form of address for women, often contracted to "ma'am". The abbreviation is "Mme" and the plural is mesdames (abbreviated Mmes). The term was borrowed from the French madame (French pronunciation: [maˈdam]), which means "my lady".

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Superb organic fare”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Fantastic meal in a relaxing setting. Staff were friendly and efficient, food was superb with organic produce across the board. Many thanks to all of your team for a lovely experience

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Ayo R
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Hidden gem in Brighton”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We four of had lunch here on Sunday and it was fantastic. We all very fussy eaters but the chef and service made our day , Duck heart, lamb tongue,tomato mozzarella,and sour dough with dips.
Fabulous starters. Then natural wine out of this world. main Bavette, fish ,risotto and veg dish another fantastic course. we all licked the plate. My steak cooked exactly how i asked and well rested. Then pudding OMG we had selection of sweet bites to share .. I can tell one thing stop chatting ,just dig in. saffron ice cream is killer. When its comes to service, It was fantastic , very friendly, understanding of whole menu and wine list is remarkable. The waitress every thing in details.. If you go to Brighton , i highly recommend u must go to this little french restaurant because they know exactly what they r doing and never let you down. We will definitely come back and keep up the good work guys.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank heston b
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Superb Organic Dinner”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This is a French restaurant that you don't want to miss. All wines and foods are organic and the flavor beats anything you have ever tasted before.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank TX1969
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