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Summary

“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.

£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.

Summary

“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.

£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.

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

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu, Portions
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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

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

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