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Summary

“Brighton’s best ‘fine dining’” is still – despite increased local competition – to be had at Ben Mckellar’s “tiny”, “utterly unpretentious” backstreet dining room, near the seafront – an “intimate” space, which “has been improved by its recent refurbishment” (“a win!”). Service is “totally charming”, and the “increasingly inventive and adventurous dishes” are “fantastic and amazing value for the quality”.

£56
Exceptional
Exceptional
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“The original, and still the best, of the Ginger-collection” – this “small” favourite, “just back from the seafront” has a “new, bare-brick look” nowadays. It’s a “cosy, neighbourhood-style” (rather “cramped”) place, with a large, loyal clientele, and its “always dependable” cooking (“never cutting edge, and the better for it”) maintains it as “Brighton’s best restaurant” for many reporters.

£55
Exceptional
Exceptional
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

With its “well-judged, utterly reliable cooking”, this “tiny side street restaurant” – the original member of the Gingerman chain – “is still tops”, says one of the many fans of “Brighton’s best place to eat, by a country mile”.

£50
Exceptional
Exceptional
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Small but perfectly formed” – Ben McKellar’s “intimate” (“cramped”) dining room, “tucked-away down a side street”, remains Brighton’s best; the food is “not flashy” and “not cutting edge”, but “excellently cooked”, and service is “attentive without being smothering”.

£50
Exceptional
Exceptional
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Gingerman Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Gingerman Restaurant in BN1, Brighton by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Gingerman restaurant.
Howard D
Always popular and deservedly so, the consi...
Reviewed 4 months, 17 days ago

"Always popular and deservedly so, the consistent excellence of this tiny Brighton stalwart, tucked away from passing trade, has never failed to please me in many years of patronage. Friendly, informal but attentive service matches the kitchen's excellence."

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Howard D
Perversely I welcome the recent, modest and...
Reviewed 6 months, 6 days ago

"Perversely I welcome the recent, modest and overdue price rise, which has restored a wider range of dishes to the set menu after an over-reliance upon fish cakes and cheaper cuts. A whole plaice on the bone was very competently done with a complementary but delicate sauce, and the soufflés with home-made sorbet or ice-cream are a sure-fire winner and well-worth the wait."

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21a Norfolk Sq, Brighton, BN1 2PD
Opening hours

Lunch- 12.30pm – 2pm, Tues – Sun. Dinner – 7pm – 10pm, Tues – Sun
Last orders: 9.45 pm

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