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Summary

£126
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“What a spot!” – working solo, chef Duncan Ray “turns out five-star dishes, each one meticulously thought out, beautiful and tasty”, to just 20 guests at a sitting in this “hidden away” seafood specialist in Hove. With a big reputation after 10 years in business, it’s now “hard to actually get a table in such a small venue” – but “well worth trying” for the “sublime experience”.

Summary

£112
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“For an exceptional foodie experience”, this “absolute gem of a restaurant tucked away in a residential area of Hove” is “hard to beat”. Chef Duncan Ray (part of Heston B’s original launch team at the Fat Duck) is “fêted among restaurant owners and foodies” for his “fish-based 8-course menu, which invariably delights” – and has earned increasing recognition in his 10 years here. There are just 20 guests per sitting, and “everyone eats at the same time – like being at a dinner party”. The “good wine list” is from the people behind Noble Rot.

Summary

£112
£££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Duncan Ray is one of the UK’s best but relatively unsung chefs”, say fans of his “small but perfectly formed” Hove 20-seater. “He continues to put 100% into improving the entire offer, not just the omakase-inspired tasting menu” (fish-centric, and entirely prepared by the aptly named Ray) “which is more sophisticated and delicious than ever, but also refurbished surroundings and a new front-of-house team”.

Summary

£96
 ££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Just off the front in a charming maze of streets in Hove”, Duncan Ray’s small 20-seater is “a cute spot with no fine dining trappings to make you feel awkward”. He is at the stoves alone, creating an ever-changing five-course menu of sustainable seafood: “just gorgeous fish cookery from raw to grilled – not hugely fancy, just brilliantly conceived and executed”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
No dress code
22
12

The Little Fish Market Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Little Fish Market Restaurant in BN3, Brighton by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Little Fish Market restaurant.
Mark R
We've always had sublime experiences in the...
Reviewed 11 months, 19 days ago

"We've always had sublime experiences in the past, this time the food didn't quite live up to expectations, although there were some great dishes. Having said that, we love what LFM does, and it's well worth a visit. Bit noisy when there is a big group in though, I must be getting old!"

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 95.00 Dinner only 7
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
10 Upper Market St, Brighton, BN3 1AS
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday7 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday7 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday7 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday7 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday7 pm‑10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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