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.
Great service and even better food. Birthday meal for my father who travelled all the way from Essex and he said that it’s the best meal he’s had in the 12 years that he’s been visiting me in Brighton. Faultless!
This was a truly sensational meal, the food was really exceptional, lovely taster menu, accompanied by a super wine, very good service done with pride and humour. My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Definitely be back. Thank you.
Excellent tasting menu, extremely well cooked with amazing and imaginative ingredients. We were really well looked after, especially with very informative front of house help with the wine flight. Would absolutely recommend this restaurant and will definitely be going back.
The second time we've been - another great eating experience. Come here if you like the concept of being taken through a number of a number of interesting dishes cooked to perfection with matching wines. But it's not cheap though.
We love this little restaurant - the food was sublime the host was impeccable. The food changes frequently and was a totally different menu to the last time we came - but equally as delicious. We can't wait to return.
Amazing flavours and presentation was so precise, we had the wine flight too which complimented the fabulous dishes really well and they put a candle in my husbands dessert as it was his birthday which was kind of them.
Another excellent meal at Little Fish Duncan serves up perfectly cooked and portioned fish the scallop was our favourite but hard to choose as everything was perfect really enjoyed the natural dessert wine. Thank you and see you soon
One of the best meals I've eaten in Brighton. The 5 courses got better as the evening progressed, starting at light and delicate, ending with full bodied and mind blowing. Would definitely go again, it is worth the price.
An amazing experience. Delicious food, great wine list, excellent staff who were attentive and knowledgeable. I will be back for sure as long as I manage to get a table as I see now why it is so popular!
Excellent food, service and ambience. Five incredible courses, each well thought out, balanced and packed full of flavour. I am gluten free and the restaurant couldn't have been more helpful in catering to this. We will be back!