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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.