Having been told that if we arrive at another seafood restaurant in Brighton that does not take reservations that if we wanted a table at 7.30 we should arrive at 7.00 we arrived at 7.15 and found we would have to wait until 10.15. We tried a couple of other places nearby which were fully booked for the evening and then remembered having a fabulous meal at GB1 when it first opened. As it was only 5 minutes walk away we thought it worth trying - success the restaurant tables were fully book but they were able to offer us a couple of places at the seafood bar which is located in the centre of the restaurant and has the same menu.
The seats were lovely comfy armchair type seats - just higher! The service from the moment we arrived was impeccable and struck the perfect note between totally professional in a very relaxed way.
The food - Native oysters perfect; Crab with creme fraiche was a very generous helping of fresh white crab meat topped with the brown meat which had been mixed with creme fraiche and a tastly homemade ketchup.
For main course -
fish curry with jasmine rice, coconut lassi and a mini sultana nan bread was full of a variety of perfectly cooked - not overcooked as often happens - fish and prawns. For me it didn't have quite enough bite which I mentioned to the extremely personable chef who we'd been chatting to as he worked behind the bar preparing oysters and the various starters and he immediately went to the kitchen and came back with a delicious concoction for me to add to the curry to heat it up to my personal taste making it totally scrumptious.
The other main course squid in pancko crumbs with mayonnaise and crispy chips in a metal basket was on the daily specials board and perfect.
Lemon sherbert was a refreshing and delicious end to the meal.
The food and service was equally as good as our first visit and our evening was made by the fact that they responded immediately and with good humour to our query about the heat of the curry and the ongoing dialogue we had with the chef who was clearly passionate about the food he served throughout the evening.
Last time we had a table overlooking the seafront if you're going I'd ask for one of those or sit at the seafood bar.
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