The Lanes
IL Bistro Restaurant

IL Bistro Restaurant

The LanesSteak, British, French, Mediterranean££££
23 Reviews
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Happy customersMore than 100 million full and satisfied diners

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 now - Closes at 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm


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

Menu Highlights



Crêpe Aux Epinards

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

Chorizo Sausage, Parma Ham and Salami Board

Our delicious homemade smooth and creamy chicken liver and bacon pâté

Gambas Al Pil Pil

Large peeled king prawns cooked in garlic, extra virgin olive oil, dry sherry and a hint of chilli
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23 IL Bistro Restaurant Reviews

23 Reviews
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Value for money:Great value
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Jo M.2 months ago · 8 reviews

Absolutely wonderful in every way from beginning to end! Atmosphere , service , location , & food to die for. Really really lovely. Will definitely want to visit again!

Irene B.8 months ago · 1 review

Food was delicious! Portions very generous, we enjoyed every mouthful. Service was friendly, efficient and despite it being a very busy Saturday night, we didn't have to wait long for anything. Perfect! Thanks to all.

Maureen R.8 months ago · 1 review

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.