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) #34 of 864 Restaurants in Brighton $$ - $$$ French, European,
1 Bartholomews, Brighton BN1 1HG, England
+44 1273 733085
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“meat platter” (49 reviews)
“ox tongue” (13 reviews)
“viande” (13 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
French, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Bartholomews, Brighton BN1 1HG, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Sat at outside table for pre-dinner drink but didn't have a clue about what to choose from the extensive wine list so asked the help of one of the staff - very helpful and knowledgeable. Plumped for an organic Spanish white called Lovamor 12.5 abv...More

1  Thank SearchForGoodFood
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Every time we come to Plateau we are more and more impressed. We ate off the set menu, delicious starters and the crab Risotto with Trout is probably the best Risotto I have ever had. We tried a fantastic orange wine too that was recommended...More

Thank Marc P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We popped in here yesterday to escape the rain and get some drinks (and we hoped a little snack). As it was between 3-6 they only offered olives or bread and butter which was a shame as we had hoped to have a bit more...More

Thank pearl2106
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a good dinner at this staple French Bistro outlet right in the centre of Brighton. Have eaten here once, and had pre-dinner wine on many occasions. The dinner this time was unpretentious and of excellent quality. Fresh oysters, a great platter of pork belly,...More

Thank Passionate-Owners
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shocking bad service very rude manager guy (red hair ) .. The food is seriously over rated and over priced for sure . You may as well eat cardboard it would taste far better .. The venue is too small and cramped to be able...More

Thank matthew l
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plateau in Brighton is the perfect place to have an informal yet delicious food experience. All plates are made from fresh ingredients rightly cooked. Our waiter was very helpful with suggestions from the menu that met our food preferences. They keep a comprehensive wine list...More

Thank Hugo C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard of the place from friends since the past years, we decided to give it a try with a group of work colleagues. The restaurant is on 2 floors, cosy and relaxed. The menu was extensive and wine and beer selections were very good. Service...More

Thank Nikita0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went today and had the set menu. The food is fresh and great value. The staff are very friendly. If you love a good wine selection this is the place to go!

1  Thank Veronica O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Plateau over the bank holiday weekend in May. Enjoyed the food - we had the meat platter option which had some interesting variety. Vert extensive drinks menu as you would expect! Service friendly and good value for money

Thank GGalham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice food in a cosy restaurant. There is a concise menu with French dishes. Staff has French roots as well and is very friendly. Book ahead.

Thank Chirurg
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Bartholomews, Brighton BN1 1HG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 733085
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Independent bar à vin, restaurant & cocktail bar based in The Lanes, BrightonWe are a unique bar à vin & restaurant with a passion for great food & wine. We have put a great deal of time & love into selecting our wines. At Plateau you can discover interesting & affordable wines that you are unlikely to see on other local wine lists. Our selection is mostly natural with some biodynamic & organic examples. We have sourced wines from local Sussex producers to renowned names & newcomers. To soak up the wine we serve ‘bites’, small dishes perfect to share or great as a starter. Follow your ‘bites’ with a ‘plateau’ to share or a 'plat' & that’s our dinner experience… although don’t forget dessert! Our chefs source organic, fresh, local produce as much as possible.Did we mention the cocktails? They’re probably the best in town & although we don’t serve Carlsberg we do serve some pretty imaginative beers from around the world. We have some top quality spirits, including some rare rum, whisky & cognac…and I almost forgot, keep an eye out for the ‘cocktail de la semaine’ & ‘beer of the moment’.There is no set way to visit Plateau, you can match the wine to the food or the food to the wine. Pop in just for a drink, a few bites or a three-course meal – the idea is that you do whatever suits you.
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