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.
Duncan the chef .Rob the front of house,sommelier,waiter,barIsta.You would think how on earth can that work . But boy does it . quite possibly one of the friendliest and slickest fine dining restaurants you are ever likely to visit. Been visiting for almost 4 years and always reserve our next visit whilst we are there.The food and service would put a lot of Michelin starred establishments to shame. If fish is your choice then book this restaurant relax and enjoy what is put before you.We defy any lover of fine food to be disappointed. Alan and Shirley London.
Didn't know what to expect as only had a "heads up" from someone in Waitrose! From walking in and finally leaving the whole experience was exceptional. The fixed menu was a delight - everything was perfectly cooked, co-ordinated and a visual treat. Decided to take the wine flight with the food and , I must say, these guys know their wine (and their food - obviously)! I've dined at quite a few high-end London venues but this one blew us away. Can't wait to go back as the menu will be constantly changing as the seasons pass.
Greeted at the door and chose our own table!! A glass of fizz and some bread arrived and it was amazing from that moment on. Rob was attentive and explained each dish as it arrived. Had 3 amuse bouche before the first course and we had chosen the wine flight and were as impressed by the food pairings as ever. Each course was sheer pleasure due to the quality of the ingredients and the genius of the chef. Thanks to Rob and Duncan for another memorable meal. Will return soon even if the menu is the same!!