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.
A fish lovers dream. The menu is set, so you have to be prepared to try something you might not normally have ordered. There were a couple of items I would not normally have ordered, but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. & enjoyed every course. Everything was cooked to perfection, beautifully presented and very tasty. We booked the table for 9pm which was all that was available, I would hold out for an earlier sitting next time.
My heaven selection of dishes in one sitting! Beautifully presented, tasty, well balanced dishes delivered in a well paced, informal atmosphere. It’s a small dining room and feels like dining with friends. Rob looks after the diners with amazing detail to attention, from serving dishes, to orders for drinks, perfectly made coffees and beautifully hand written bills. Thanks for my birthday fizz too, a lovely surprise.
Absolutely outstanding! Head and shoulders above the rest. A fine dining experience that is delicious, well presented and pleasantly informal. With enough space between each course that you could converse and almost forget that another was on its way. Each dish is inventive and utterly divine. Honestly, start to finish it was one of the finest fish suppers I've ever had the pleasure of tasting!