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 atmosphere and the service was impeccable. The food was incredible, the sequence of the dishes was very well chosen and the wine pairing spot on. This is the best fish we ever tasted, perfectly cooked and well balanced with great sauces. We will definitely come back.
Took my mum to Little Fish Market for her birthday. Rob on front of house gave us amazing service and the food was brilliant. My mum said it’s the best meal she’s had in Brighton and she rates it higher than Mirazur (top 5 in the world)
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.