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Market Diner

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19-21 Circus Street, Brighton BN2 9QF, England
+44 1273 608273
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00:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 12:00
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The food was horrible cheap and greasy not a place for in the day time if it was late and you were drunk then it's OK but a bad OK 1 🌟 and that is pushing it

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Thank Mark G
Brighton, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This place prides itself on it's famous Gutbuster meal which is a giant full English breakfast - and is great! But, there are also other options on the menu which are just as good. This place is well established and I have been going here for over 20 years!

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Thank Agachi_11
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

I've come in here a few times a bit pissed after a night out. Food hits the absolute spot every time. Pretty great value for money also.

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Thank Grace Abigail K
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71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

I order from the place fairly often.. I won't say that the food is haute cuisine.. however having a place that delivers 24/7 & is open 24/7! Is a fantastic thing. The delivery people are always super nice, the food is consistent, its warm and nourishing! Its referred to as a greasy spoon, yes some of genetics of the food... More 

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Thank Niall O
Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

The business positioning of this place is odd. It's a bistro at restaurant prices. The food is very good, the menu quite imaginative, and the personal attention superb, The service was slow, however, and the seating quite tight. I think it needs to decide if it's a diner, or if it's a restaurant, and then set its pricing, atmosphere and... More 

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Thank dixoncb
London
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98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

This is not a fine dining place - but then it doesn't profess to be, it's an all night cafe. The food quality is complete rock bottom - burgers are worse than you'll remember having at school, the cheese comes in slices, bacon seems synthetic and the sausages have more potato in them than the chips. When you realise and... More 

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Thank adagil
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

Great greasy spoon that really hits the spot! Came on a Sunday morning, fast efficient friendly service! Gut Buster breakfast does exactly what it says on the tin!

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1 Thank Melanie D
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 May 2015

I ordered my food and it took over an hour and a half to arrive. Once it did arrive it was okay food, but definitely not worth the over an hour wait. When I tried to phone to ask where my order was or how far along it was they were blunt and hung up on me. Would not recommend... More 

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1 Thank Meggie R
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2014 via mobile

Popped in while working in the area about 2100 on a Thursday. I ordered the burrito and was amazed the food was fresh and tasty with massive portions. My mate ordered a pizza and that was fresh and light as well. If I am in the area will be diverting to the market diner again.

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Thank Vikingtrev82
Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Originally, the all-night cafe for workers at the now defunct Fruit & Veg Market, it mostly serves clubbers who are homeward bound or any others who have a pressing need of "transport cafe" food when everywhere else is closed. Usually it's still open at dawn (though nominally closing at 2am - perhaps if if the last customer left early). Just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$26
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Delivery, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 12:00
Monday
00:00 - 12:00
Tuesday
00:00 - 12:00
Wednesday
00:00 - 12:00
Thursday
00:00 - 12:00
Friday
00:00 - 12:00
Saturday
00:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19-21 Circus Street, Brighton BN2 9QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 608273
Description
Not many places can lay claim to being 'the original home of the Gut Buster' - but then, they don't all come like Market Diner in Brighton. The all-night cafe is a local institution - a favourite among clubbers and lorry-drivers alike, and serves up tummy teasers like steak, eggs, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, peas and chips, along with the legendary Gut Buster: eggs, bacon, mushrooms, burger, black pudding, fried toast, beans, chips and tomatoes. If you've got an appetite that's not easily sated, and you're a fan of the fried breakfast - this is a must-visit for you.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?