IL Bistro, a family-run steakhouse and brasserie, is the original bistro in the lanes. Right in the heart of the action on Market St, IL Bistro is an easy walk from Brighton beach, the Royal Pavilion, Churchill Square and the Theatre Royal, so it is perfect for an elegant pre-theatre dinner, as well as being a popular breakfast and lunch choice every day of the week. This locally owned and locally loved restaurant is housed in an 18th-century fisherman’s cottage, dating to the reign of George 1, which adds to its atmospheric charm. IL Bistro prides itself on being one of Brighton’s longest serving independent restaurants, and they have worked closely with local food suppliers since 1976. An emphasis on fresh, flavoursome seafood keeps locals constantly coming back for more, while IL Bistro’s dedication to the best available Scottish steaks and prime cut meats, grilled to perfection, are the stuff of legend.
Excellent lunch, served by a very friendly and efficient staff. We will be back. A lovely break in a busy day before visiting a friend in the hospital.
Delicious food, great atmosphere, super friendly and professional stuff. Highly recommended for either quick lunch or posh dinner with friends or loved ones. Location is a big advantage too!
Fantastic meal will be going back great staff too Shame we live so far away, loved the specials too, wish this place well against all the chain companies
Excellent food and service. Very friendly staff and ambiance. The 3 of us really enjoyed our evening and dinner at Il Bistro and would recommend t our friends.
A perfect lunch - great tasting food, relaxed and informal surroundings and all at an excellent price. The lunch special menu, at just £10 for 2 courses, is one of the best value offers in Brighton's Laines but the quality and selection are not compromised. The staff are attentive and friendly and, all in all, it was an extremely pleasant experience.
A friendly welcome,excellent food,efficient non intrusive service,no wonder we go back there time and time again.There are a choice of menus,we normally eat from one of the set menus for lunch,and indulge in the a la carte for dinner,all represent excellent value for money. The specials board is worth consideration too!
Great meal and very varied and comprehensive menu ! Also lovely welcoming atmosphere , along with fantastic service by very friendly & helpful waiter and waitress ! I would highly recommend going there lunch or evening
Lovely food and excellent service! I would highly recommend to friends. The steak was amazing, just what I needed after the marathon! We will go back next time we are in Brighton.
An amazing evening with incredible food and service! One of my favourite Brighton restaurants! Highly recommend to any steak lover, and the Il Royal sauce is a must!
What a fabulous place! My husband and I had steak and it was cooked to perfection! Lovely friendly staff - would definitely recommend! Clare from Swansea