About The Little Fish Market
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.
- Monday Closed
- Tuesday 19:00 - 22:30
- Wednesday 19:00 - 22:30
- Thursday 19:00 - 22:30
- Friday 19:00 - 22:30
- Saturday 12:00 - 22:30
- Sunday Closed
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.
Beautifully prepared food served in a cosy space by very friendly and helpful front-of-house. It's a carefully-constructed fish-only (apart from dessert) 5 course menu and the idea works really well. We shall certainly go back.
We loved the concept of a set menu and the food was sublime we went for the wine combo which also made us try wines we might not have chosen otherwise will definitely go again!
We are not short of great places to eat in Brighton and Hove but I keep coming back to the Little Fish Market. Best quality ingredients, brilliant execution and Rob is great front of house.
Fabulous fresh fish cooked with imagination and complexity of flavours. Each dish a delight. Excellent solo effort by lone waiter who is cheerful and knowledgable (and very slim)! We will return to try future delights. Thank you for a wonderful meal.
Excellent restaurant. The food was perfect with perfect paired wines and great service that was both attentive and laid back at the same time. The atmosphere was relaxed and not stuffy. The perfect experience.
Little Fish Market is my favourite restaurant in Brighton for special occasions. The food, drink and service are all excellent. I particularly like the fact that the table is yours for the evening.
Superb meal from start to finish. The service and the food was outstanding and excellent value for money considering it was 5 courses with a perfect wine pairing. Couldn't recommend it highly enough.
Great evening with wonderful service! A little more variety in the dishes would have been welcome...with some other seafood?? Surprised not to see crab, langoustine etc anywhere on menu. really enjoyed the wine options to go with each course.
An Excellant experience of great food delights, Excellant service and fine wines. The food combinations were interesting and exciting. Overall the menu offered was creative and beafifully presented and cooked. Great experience!
Visited with my partner on a Thursday evening on February 2017. We truly enjoyed the Set Menu with pairing wine. Service was exceptional. Special mention to the cod and the salmon dishes
Absolutely stunning evening.....food was exquisite, service fantastic....just perfect in every way. Would highly recommend for a special night out. We particularly enjoyed the wine pairing suggestions which worked beautifully with our food.
We had a fantastic time the food was really fresh and the staff were great. We really enjoyed the whole experience. You should give it a try you will not be disappointed
This restaurant just came in The Sunday Times top 100 - and with good reason. Excellent quality, intriguing flavour combinations, brilliant wine pairings and the best service. Can't recommend it highly enough.
Delicious food, particularly the cod course. Friendly, great service in a relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommend to anyone who loves fish. Tailored the menu due to being pregnant such was really appreciated too.
Great food, great service, great restaurant...I couldn't recommend this place enough. If all fish was cooked like this, then I'd be living on the stuff. Really nice atmosphere, too. Thank you.
Excellent food, all the courses were superb quality, innovative, perfectly balanced and tasty! The service was excellent with plenty of space between the tables. A perfect location for a romantic dinner!
Fantastic dining experience. Delicious food, gorgeous wine and superb service. It's a real treat and I would definitely recommend you go for the wine selection along with your meal, just perfect.
Set menu was exquisite. Lovely small restaurant with tables sparsely organised, so doesn't feel cramped. Personal service. Wine reasonably priced - choice of house wines rapt £23. We will be back.
Great food, good wine and friendly front of house! If you like fish a must in Brighton. It's not a la carte, it is a set menu. But a great one!
Excellent food with subtle tastes, but without the bread course you would probably leave still feeling hungry. The only reason we do not give 6 points is that we found the chairs too small, hard and uncomfortable.
Michelin star quality food, wine pairings and service are to be found at this small, but perfectly formed eatery. Sublime 5 course tasting menu plus appetizer and delicious fresh bread.
Deeeeeelicious nosh cooked perfectly and unpretentiously , served borderline naughtily but very knowledgably . Perfect . They want more words for this review , l think l've said enough !
Had an amazing meal at the little fish market , service was great , very friendly and not rushed. The food was first class cooked to perfection and presented beautifully
Amazing food and amazing service! If you are in Brighton and want a great evening with some of the best seafood in the country this is the place to go!
Always fabulous. Possibly the best food in East Sussex, however I don't go elsewhere for "special occasions" as so consistent. Wine pairing is genius, no outrageously expensive bottles.. Just right.
Amazing experience from start to finish. Very attentive and knowledgeable waiter, fantastic food and wine, lovely ambience. Definitely a restaurant for a special occasion, and will certainly be back again.
Beautiful food and beautiful atmosphere. The service was impeccable and the overall experience was exquisite. This is a 2 man show but it never felt out of control or rushed.
Tantalising flavours, beautiful ingredients. attentive service. Wonderful experience A small atmospheric restaurant in hidden Hove. The food was beautifully presented with a great deal of care and attention to detail.
Amazing food, lovely atmosphere, impeccable service. Well thought out dishes on the tasting menu. Would definitely recommend. Not many great fish restaurants in Brighton strangely but this is one!
Outstanding, exquisite perfectly judged creative and delicious food by a supremely talented chef with welcoming witty and seamless service in a comfortable attractive but unpretentiously friendly room. Love it!
Best restaurant in Brighton . Food is amazing . Thankyou Duncan and Robert for a wonderful evening . We can't wait to return to try your menu again .
Excellent as always. Duncan and Rob are a fabulous team that produces top quality food with service to match. Still one of our favourite restaurants in Brighton / Hove.
Delicious menu fabulously executed. We have been to LFM on quite a few occasions and are always very pleased with the food and service. A big favourite of ours.
Each plate was beautifully presented and delicious. The Front of House was great, really friendly and very attentive. Thank you for a lovely evening. We had a great time.
Small restaurant with great ambiance, lovely attentive staff and great food. A set menu but happy to assist with any changes...food was excellent as well as the wine choices.
We had such a fantastic evening, both food and service were excellent. One of the best dining experiences I have had, especially in Brighton. Can't wait to visit again.
Perfect combination of good food and service - a rare example of what eating out can, should, be like. Unreservedly recommend (and that from a dedicated meat eater!).
Amazing food, amazing service, amazing atmosphere. One of the best meals we've ever had, with the best attention to detail, enjoyed every minute, would thoroughly recommend to anyone
We had a wonderful meal - the food was delicious, and the service was excellent. They have a five course set menu that they change every few weeks.
Lovely 5 course meal with wine pairings & amazing service. Best oysters we've had, & fish was wonderful in every course. Would recommend for a treat dinner out!
Great little restaurant with amazing food and attentive service. Not cheap, but not expensive either and good value for money. House wine excellently chosen for flavour and quality.
Great food - slip sole awesome - and friendly and efficient service. 2 years since our last visit, aim to return sooner next time! look forward to it
We had the most delicious dining experience. Rob our waiter was very attentive & the food was sublime! We will definately be returning. 6 stars awarded from us!
Incredible food, fantastic and friendly service, delicious wine. What more can you ask for of a restaurant. Thank you for the perfect evening. We will definitely return!
Excellent modern fish. Starter oyster and almost shashimi sea trout rate at least one Michelin. 5 courses great value at £55. Eclectic wine list. I'll be back!
We've been going here since it opened. Food exceptional. Service exceptional. Atmosphere fantastic. The wine matching was an eye opener. No wonder they've won so many awards.
There is nowhere to compare this restaurant experience. Everything about it, from the moment we entered, to when we left was a delight. A unique gastronomic pleasure.
Amazing service, attentive and welcoming, and fabulous food. Had a seven course tasting menu and the wine experience. Just stunning all round. Can't wait to go back.
It was perfect , as ever , from food to wine and beyond - which is why I love to come here with the best of friends
An amazing experience a beautifully hosted taste sensation will be talking about this resturant to all my friends. Hope to return on my next trip to Brighton.