There’s a lot going on at The Little Fish Market, an award-winning fish and seafood restaurant in the beautiful Regency-era precinct of Brunswick, on the border of Hove and Brighton and right across Upper Market street from the distinguished performing arts centre of The Old Market. Under the leadership of restaurateur and chef Duncan Ray (Latymer Restaurant, Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck), The Little Fish Market has transformed from a traditional fishmonger into a fine dining establishment that makes use of sustainable produce to create dishes served in an exquisite setting.
Gaining accolades from The Good Food Guide and a couple of AA Rosettes for culinary excellence since opening its doors in Brunswick just a few short years ago, The Little Fish Market is undoubtedly one of Brighton and Hove’s premier restaurants, seafood-oriented or otherwise. First impressions are, they say, lasting, and when you first enter the restaurant’s Upper Market Street premises you’ll notice that the walls are lined with maritime-themed artworks, all created by local artists and all for sale. Such decor only adds to the charm of this special venue.
The remit here at Brunswick’s The Little Fish Market is simple. Seating only 20 diners at a time – advance reservations are absolutely essential – chef Duncan Ray and his kitchen team exclusively offer a five-course degustation menu, plus a kaleidoscopic wine list that changes according to season, and of course what the trusted fishermen and seafood suppliers have hauled in that very same day. Every dish is nuanced and minimal in its preparation, allowing essence to prevail over artifice and ensuring that this Brighton and Hove seafood restaurant remains at the top of local gourmet’s charts.
Exceptional food and service - in our opinion the best restaurant in Brighton and Hove! Certainly deserves a Michelin star! Have already booked for a return visit
Just perfect! The food was divine, the setting and service were outstanding. We had the most amazing evening. What a chef, what a restaurant, can’t wait to visit again. Thank-you Duncan and Rob!
Top-class tasting menu served at The Little Fish Market. The building has incredible character, embodying the history surrounding it with a rustic and intimate decor. The food has a wonderful balance of textures and flavours, juggling cross-boundary twists between the sweet and the savoury, and a balance of texture through a selection of sauces coupled with fresh fish fillets served in a multitude of ways. The chefs really have a strong understanding of how best to structure the menu, and each dish gives off something special and unique to it, encompassing the very best of provenance in the local flavour palettes and the quality of both sourcing and cooking on the incredible seafood produce used. The service is friendly and informative. A worthy recipient of the three rosettes it possesses.