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IL Bistro Restaurant

The LanesSteakhouse££££
Wonderful
5.8/6
18 Reviews

About IL Bistro Restaurant

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.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 10:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

Address

IL Bistro Restaurant
6 - 7a Market Street, The Lanes
Brighton BN1 1HH

Menu Highlights

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Starters

Crêpe Aux Epinards

Our homemade pancake filled with a mixture of prawns and spinach covered in a cheese sauce
£5.95

Chorizo Sausage, Parma Ham and Salami Board

Our delicious homemade smooth and creamy chicken liver and bacon pâté
£6.25

Gambas Al Pil Pil

Large peeled king prawns cooked in garlic, extra virgin olive oil, dry sherry and a hint of chilli
£6.95
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Mains

Moules Mariniére

Fresh mussels steamed in white wine, garlic, onions and a splash of fresh cream
£9.95

Côtelettes D'Agneau

Grilled succulent lamb chops in a white wine, and fresh rosemary sauce
£11.50
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Steaks

8oz Ribeye Steak

£16.50

8oz Sirloin Steak

£16.95

7oz Fillet Steak

£18.25

16oz T-Bone Steak

£18.95
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Desserts

Banoffee Slice and Fresh Whipped Cream

£5.10

Chocolate Sponge Gâteau

Filled and covered with fresh orange and chocolate cream served with vanilla ice cream
£5.10

Warm Butter Pancakes With Black Cherries, Cassis and Red Wine Sauce

Served with ice cream
£5.10
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18 IL Bistro Restaurant Reviews

Wonderful
5.8/6
18 Reviews
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Service:Excellent
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Atmosphere:Excellent
Value for money:Great value
Food:Outstanding
"Excellent"6/6
Maureen R.13 days ago · 0 reviews

We had a fabulous night and the food was exceptional (as always). Joe and the staff are so welcoming and attentive . We choose this restaurant because we know we will not be disappointed. Thank you IL Bistro.

"Excellent"6/6
Jenny R.a month ago · 0 reviews

Good atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff, excellent food. It was nice to find out that we had our table for the evening, rather than in some venues, for a set period. Looking forward to the next time.

"Excellent"6/6
Sarah H.2 months ago · 0 reviews

We had amazing food and the customer service was great. Lovely quaint restaurant. I would highly recommend Il Bistro to anyone. Our advice is: get a steak!

"Excellent"6/6
Emily H.2 months ago · 0 reviews

We turned up early which wasn’t a problem. The food was delicious. The waitress who served us, who had blonde hair (sorry to say I never asked for her name) was amazing, time was left for everything e.g. in between meals and while we were eating we were given enough space to simply enjoy the food. Excellent place would go again.

"Excellent"6/6
Simon H.9 months ago · 0 reviews

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.

"Excellent"6/6
Paul M.a year ago · 0 reviews

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!

"Excellent"6/6
Rebecca B.7 months ago · 0 reviews

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

"Excellent"6/6
Kate J.a year ago · 0 reviews

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.

"Excellent"6/6
Mila B.6 months ago · 0 reviews

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!

"Great"5/6
Jacquie M.20 days ago · 0 reviews

First visit to Il Bistro and I would definitely go back. The menu was very good and in addition there were specials and two and three course set menus. Thoroughly enjoyable I rushed lunch.

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