RestaurantsEast SussexBrightonBN1

survey result

Summary

£62
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The tiny backstreet original of the Ginger empire” – near the front – Ben & Pamela McKellar’s stalwart favourite has earned itself a sizeable and enduring fan club over two decades with its “intimate” style, “attentive but unobtrusive service” and, most importantly, its “wonderfully consistent, accomplished, fresh and tasty dishes”. “The true king of Brighton’s food scene!”

Summary

£62
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The tiny backstreet original of the Ginger empire” – near the front – Ben & Pamela McKellar’s stalwart favourite has earned itself a sizeable and enduring fan club over two decades with its “intimate” style, “attentive but unobtrusive service” and, most importantly, its “wonderfully consistent, accomplished, fresh and tasty dishes”. “The true king of Brighton’s food scene!”

Summary

£58
   ££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“This tiny stalwart” just up from the sea front is “always popular and deservedly so”. “Cosy but not stuffy, it has a lovely atmosphere and booking is a must” given the allure of its consistently “imaginative and skilful” cuisine. It’s been “a fixture of the local food scene” for 20 years, with founders Ben and Pamela McKellar opening a series of spin-off Gingers – Dog, Pig and Fox. Scheduled to open soon are Flint House tapas in the Lanes and Ginger Fish in the new Soho House Brighton.

Summary

£57
   ££
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An absolute stalwart gem, with many years serving Brighton” – the Gingerman group’s flagship is turning twenty this year and this small, unpretentious dining room near the seafront is still a big favourite with locals and out-of-towners alike. The only drawback is that the room is “rather cramped” – the “concept-free” food is “terrific” and the “friendly, knowledgeable and diligent” service particularly stands out.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
No dress code
32
Yes

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £35.00 £45.00
Lunch £17.00 £20.00
SundayLunch £25.00 £30.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 60.00 Always available 6
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £17.25
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
21a Norfolk Sq, Brighton, BN1 2PD
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
WednesdayCLOSED
ThursdayCLOSED
FridayCLOSED
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

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