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5.9 /6 Wonderful 159 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.


159 Reviews

5.9 /6 Wonderful 159 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: excellent
Quality/Price: great value
Noise: mute
Service: extraordinary
Waiting Time: no waiting time
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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
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
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
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.

2 reviews so far 6
06.08.2017 12:13

AMAZING!Every course was superb but the Miso mackerel was sublime.Rob is a wonderful host and it's a lovely understated intimate setting.We wil definitely be coming back soon

2 reviews so far 6
29.05.2017 07:36

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.

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
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
02.06.2017 09:10

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!

1 review so far 6
10.06.2017 09:58

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!

1 review so far 6
13.11.2016 10:55

Just fabulous. Excellent food, each course as delicious as the last. The best service in Brighton, or anywhere else for that matter! Couldn't recommend highly enough!

1 review so far 6
29.07.2017 09:10

Excellent! Food was incredibly fresh and creative. Service was terrific. We will definitely visit again next time we are in Brighton. Possibly best restaurant in area.

1 review so far 6
28.06.2017 11:26

Outstanding fish dishes as part of a menu that flows effortlessly through all 5 courses. Interesting wine list too and the wine pairing is good value.

1 review so far 6
05.06.2017 08:26

A completely enjoyable experience. Exceptional service - delicious food in a chic setting. We could not have enjoyed it more and will be back - soon!

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
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
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
04.03.2017 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
21.10.2016 08:38

A lovely restaurant. Food is fantastic and do is the service. The passion for excellence by the Chef and Host make this little place very special.

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
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
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
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.

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
06.06.2016 09:30

excellent food matched by perfect service - we will be back - what a find. I would prefer to keep this a secret just for us....!

2 reviews so far 5
17.08.2016 07:56

The concept of fish only courses makes this restaurant an interesting one off experience. However with no seafood & few vegetables I wouldn't return. The service & wine pairing was excellent.

1 review so far 5
11.06.2017 10:41

This food is a delight to the senses, interesting on the plate and subtle explosions of taste in the eating. A fish lovers paradise with optional complementary wines for each course.

2 reviews so far 6
15.08.2016 00:14

fabulous food, delicous wines, attentive, fun and pleasantly laid back service with the right personal touch - highly recommended for a special night out! danke

1 review so far 6
12.08.2016 22:03

Oh my goodness, you really must try to eat here , location is cool , service is really charming & food & wine are excellent

1 review so far 6
08.08.2016 09:56

Always excellent. Fish cooked superbly and very friendly environment. We try and go every time we come to Brighton, and we have always enjoyed it.

1 review so far 6
31.01.2017 23:08

Wonderful food and engaging and knowledgable service. Just a brilliant place to be - we went to crlebrate a birthday, and were made very welcome.

1 review so far 6
02.02.2017 22:29

Wonderful. Lovely tastes and presentation in a beautiful,intimate setting. Faultless. Each dish was beautifully crafted. Probably the best meal I have ever had in Britain.

1 review so far 5
14.10.2016 17:47

small restaurant with exceptional fish dishes, really enjoyed the evening and thought it was different and good value. Will definitely go there again, waiter said fixed menu changes quite regularly.

1 review so far 6
03.07.2016 08:49

Excellent Food, Excellent Service in a relaxing atmosphere - great place for special occasions with good friends or that intimate diner for two. Never disappoints.

1 review so far 6
10.08.2017 09:02

Great food, great service, friendly ambiance. The wine flight complemented the food perfectly. We are going back soon- very soon. What more can you say?

1 review so far 6
26.06.2016 10:16

Fresh, fun and vibrant. Excellent concept. Amazing food and lively service. The restaurant lives up to its reputation and we will be back very soon.

3 reviews so far 6
08.05.2017 10:44

Great fish restaurant in Brighton, front of house really helpful and friendly and the food is great. I highly recommend it for an evening out!

1 review so far 6
13.06.2017 09:35

Amazing food. Amazing service. Amazing!! Definately the best little fish restaurant in a twenty mile radius. The service is slick and genuine. Love it here

1 review so far 6
03.12.2016 23:12

As always the food was amazing, perfectly cooked, fantastic fresh local produce, great wine and a fantastic service. Friendly intimate high end dining. Love it

1 review so far 6
02.07.2017 17:17

Your restaurant was recommended to us by a friend. You were very welcoming, with great service and excellent food and wine. We will be returning.

1 review so far 6
30.07.2017 07:58

Really excellent. Brilliant, inventive cooking. Fish absolutely perfect. Oyster with borage was just sublime. Lovely small restaurant and delightful service which made the evening perfect.

1 review so far 6
18.10.2016 22:56

Amazing food and service. Great value too. Optional wine choice matched food really well and overall some of the best food in Brighton and Hove

1 review so far 6
12.02.2017 12:52

Everything I expected and more, had a lovely evening, service was impeccable, food was great, accompanying wines to food were spot on , definitely return..

1 review so far 6
22.02.2017 09:49

The best fish we have ever eaten and one of the best meals overall, including attentive service and a warm atmosphere. Cannot rate highly enough

1 review so far 6
23.02.2017 07:41

Brilliant food and service. One of the best meals we've had for ages. All stand out with beautifully cooked fish and delicious bread. Thank you!!

1 review so far 6
30.05.2016 09:33

an impressive menu but we didn't eat there but the diners looked like they were having a good time. top quality bathroom and shower stuff.

2 reviews so far 5
13.04.2017 16:24

As usual, friendly and professional service. A very enjoyable evening with tasty, imaginative fare. A bonus that you can now pay with cards. One of our favourite Brighton restaurants.