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.
We had an incredible night celebrating my husbands birthday - delicious food, wonderful service, lovely atmosphere. I can't recommend it enough. we had the wine pairing - a glass to go with each course so we were a bit tipsy by the end of the night! But it was perfect.
Little Fish Market is perfection in every way! just as good if you are a group or a couple. The pre starters are special treat and the two types of fresh bread baked on the premise were a new edition since I last visited and were a great addition.
A wonderful experience and delicious food. We also had a bottle of red wine from the Languedoc which, although this broke the convention of having white with fish, was superb. We loved each course and the attention to us in between. One of the gastronomic highlights of our year!
Brilliant as always, if you haven’t been you have to go! Perfectly cooked gorgeous fish and the wine pairing is excellent. The atmosphere is casual and the fact that the table is yours for the night makes the experience even better as you will not want to leave.
I cannot fault this restaurant in any way at all. Everything about it was perfect, from the food to the service and also the drink - where even those driving can have something delicious rather than the normal offerings. Thank you for a wonderful meal and evening.
The food was by far the best our group had tasted in Brighton/Hove in a very long time! The wine flight perfectly complemented all the dishes on the tasting menu. The ambiance and excellent service added to the most perfect evening. Thanks guys we'll be back soon!
One of the best restaurants I have been too - anywhere! The slightly tired interior is instantly forgiven given the integrity of the dining experience. The Waiter was extraordinary. The food was innovative, delicious and intelligent. Worth every pound - not cheap - but a great experience.
We had such a lovely evening last week. We did not know what to expect and we were bowled over. Each course came and it was superb. I ate my first ever oyster and it was delicious! Our waiter was delightful and made us feel very welcome.
A top flight experience, great service from start to finish, a very talented chef. It doesn’t get better than this. I ate here some time ago & was knocked out with the total experience, pleased to report standards have not dropped. A top draw restaurant.
I really enjoyed the food. The wine we had was also lovely. I felt that it was a little understaffed, despite the lady doing an excellent job she was front of house and waitress for a full restaurant. The restaurant lacked something in the way of ambience. I can't put my finger on it.