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Bistro Gourmand

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Laureens Walk Nevill Road | Rottingdean, Rottingdean BN2 7HG, England
+44 1273 390998
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my favourite local eating place. Frank does everything pretty well on his own...cooking beautiful French food and serving choices of wine and other drinks. Lovely friendly atmosphere and well loved by many of the local folk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We reserved the whole restaurant for our family for supper following our wedding rehearsal. We couldn't have asked for a better start to our celebrations. Franck and Sue were wonderful hosts and made all the arrangements flow smoothly. The food was superb, all tastes were catered for and we had a really lovely evening and at a very good price... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The chef Frank produces wonderful food. He copes very well with large groups. Everything is perfect. Definitely recommend.

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Thank SEIJR
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is a lovely, typically French restaurant with an astonishingly wide menu. Our food was beautifully prepared and the service was friendly and prompt. The House wine is excellent!

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Thank 48happytraveller2016
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

My 50th birthday, table for 10, 7.30pm on a Saturday night and every single one of us was delighted with the delicious food we were served. Yes there was a wait, but as Frank, the chef and owner, was cooking for us, plus at least one other table of 8 people and one of 4, all at the same time,... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Went back to ‘Franks’ again with 2 very close friends and it easily matched our high expectations. In fact from its early days the food is easily as good but the service and the place it self have improved. Now less of a shabby bistro and more shabby chic. The service for us was perfect, as it was neither rushed... More 

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Thank MikeChrista
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

This little bistro has great food and wonderful European Ambiance. Frank and his lovely partner Sue work very well together and run it like a well oiled machine. The food speaks for itself and is excellent quality for a small town like this. May be a little too noisy and busy for very young infants.

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Thank fringetraveller987
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Lovely day we sat outside- could have been abroad... Sun blazing ate mussels to start with great bread, followed by steak and veg /or vegetables perfectly cooked washed down with delicious cold rose. Can't believe frank runs the whole show with no help.. Will be back very soon - a hidden gem!

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Thank tonyhill007
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

We visited this small bistro/restaurant for the first time last Friday evening - the welcome was warm and the atmosphere relaxed and unpretentious. We had two mains, served with seasonal veg, a bottle of house red, one coffee and two liqueurs. The food was excellent and the wine more than acceptable. The bill came to £51 (ex service). Being a... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Really lovely cosy family run restaurant which offered typical French style dishes. We all had fish which was all decent sized portions and cooked really well. Worth a visit if you want something more relaxed and homely !

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Laureens Walk Nevill Road | Rottingdean, Rottingdean BN2 7HG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Rottingdean
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 390998
Description
Easy to find in the picturesque village of Rottingdean you will find the French inspired restaurant, Bistro Gourmand. French chef Frank Thomeret tell us about his creation.

"It's very much a bistro thing, but its original, traditional bistro food, things you might not find somewhere else. My influences are very Mediterranean, so I make dishes such as the bouillabaisse, its a fish stew with garlic and wine flambe with prawns.

My menu has wonderful variety, as well as steaks, I have coq au vin, veal chops and lamb cassoulet. The portions are generous and the price very reasonable. I call it Provencal cuisine". So if you fancy some delicious home cooked food with a difference, then this is the place for you.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?