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5.9 /6 Wonderful 127 Reviews

The Little Fish Market

Kemptown Fish ££££ +100
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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.

Opening Hours

  • 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
The Little Fish Market, 10 Upper Market St, BN3 1AS Brighton

Further Information

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.


127 Reviews

5.9 /6 Wonderful 127 Reviews
Quality/Price: great value
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Service: extraordinary
Noise: mute
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: excellent
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1 review so far 6
17.01.2017 13:44

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.

1 review so far 6
04.12.2016 10:18

Fabulous fresh and tasty food. Friendly and helpful. The restaurant is relatively small (we booked ahead) relatively close to the centre of Brighton but off the beaten track . Excellent wine selection (and knowledgeable staf).

3 reviews so far 5
04.08.2016 21:45

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.

2 reviews so far 6
05.06.2016 09:54

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.

1 review so far 6
17.08.2016 08:28

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.

1 review so far 5
22.08.2016 09:10

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.

1 review so far 6
06.02.2017 17:38

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.

1 review so far 6
10.05.2017 08:05

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!

1 review so far 6
27.02.2017 19:38

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

1 review so far 6
23.01.2017 07:34

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.

1 review so far 6
31.05.2016 07:13

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

1 review so far 6
24.10.2016 08:58

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.

1 review so far 6
04.02.2017 09:58

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!

1 review so far 6
11.11.2016 00:13

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.

1 review so far 6
01.06.2016 23:16

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.

3 reviews so far 6
13.10.2016 07:13

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!

1 review so far 5
12.03.2017 14:23

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.

1 review so far 6
17.06.2016 23:49

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 !

1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 18:15

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.

1 review so far 6
23.02.2017 21:22

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.

1 review so far 6
02.06.2016 13:17

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.

1 review so far 6
12.02.2017 09:42

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

1 review so far 6
28.04.2017 17:28

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.

1 review so far 6
18.06.2016 23:35

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!

1 review so far 6
11.07.2016 14:20

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.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 08:56

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!

2 reviews so far 6
10.10.2016 10:08

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.

1 review so far 6
19.03.2017 09:54

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 .

1 review so far 6
03.02.2017 23:37

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.

1 review so far 6
31.08.2016 22:22

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!).

1 review so far 6
01.10.2016 07:47

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.

1 review so far 6
16.03.2017 11:19

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!

1 review so far 6
19.08.2016 21:17

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

1 review so far 6
26.02.2017 00:42

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

1 review so far 6
02.03.2017 23:29

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!

1 review so far 6
29.10.2016 11:46

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.

1 review so far 6
11.02.2017 22:38

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.

1 review so far 6
19.07.2016 23:54

It was perfect , as ever , from food to wine and beyond - which is why I love to come here with the best of friends

1 review so far 6
12.02.2017 19:13

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.

1 review so far 6
28.04.2017 08:21

One of the most spectacular meals ever... every course was perfection. This is our go to fancy night out, well done, you guys never fail us!

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 21:38

Absolutely incredible food and service!!! Wow!! Highly recommend this wonderful place to everyone. Such a great atmosphere Tuked away in a lovely quite bit of hove.

1 review so far 6
09.04.2017 08:29

We had a great time at the little fish market. Amazing food and wine pairings and a great atmosphere. Perfect for a treat or celebratory meal!

1 review so far 6
16.11.2016 21:53

Fantastic service- the waiter was excellent, food and atmosphere also amazing - can't wait to go back. Only a few tables so make sure you book.

1 review so far 6
28.10.2016 13:32

Delicious! Simple food, done well. Fish was cooked beautifully, service was faultless, highly recommend! Went away feeling full and satisfied. Small restaurant but a lovely atmosphere!

1 review so far 6
29.06.2016 23:18

This is the best restaurant in Brighton....I think. The front of house is amazing and the food is fabalous and the wine flight is also great.

1 review so far 6
29.03.2017 09:13

We had excellent service and superb food. A very enjoyable evening, relaxed and unhurried. We are very much looking forward to returning for our next meal.

1 review so far 6
04.10.2016 13:04

Fabulous food and wine and superb service. We'll certainly be back. This little restaurant was friendly and informal yet with food fit for the finest tables.

1 review so far 6
04.03.2017 08:47

Exceptional 20 cover intimate restaurant...food and service to a top standard,best meal I've had in a very long time. Delicate flavours and well thought out menu.

1 review so far 6
01.09.2016 14:51

Pleasantly intimate atmosphere, with excellently cooked fish. There is a set five course meal, which is well-balanced, but a little too much for an ageing stomach.

1 review so far 6
15.07.2016 21:18

We loved our dinner at the Little Fish Market. Fabulous food, gorgeous location, excellent service. Close to perfection and - Brighton! We will definitely come again.