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2-6 Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AD, England
+44 1273 718588
Tue 12:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a great meal the hotel is beautiful, service was great and the food exceptional really enjoyed myself !!!

Thank Victoria243
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We didn't eat in the Bistro, we had a bowl of soup and glass of wine in the bar area. Comfy chairs and low tables generally creating a relaxed atmosphere. Some other guests were having afternoon tea. Soup of the day was very nice and served with gorgeous bread. Service was ok but they didn't bring salt and pepper or... More 

Thank Judith B
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80 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came here for some drinks to see some friends that were staying here. We were told there was table service if we sat upstairs but that never came. Some friends went back downstairs to order drinks and after waiting a long time, I went outside to cool off a bit. By the time I came back in the drinks had... More 

Thank Bryony H
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I rarely right reviews unless I feel really strong about my opinion. Brighton has so many lovely restaurants and bistro du vin is somewhere we just never got around to going to. So we we're looking forward to having dinner their since we had only heard good things. However to say this place is disappointing is an understatement the menu... More 

Thank Jayde12223
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Advertises a set menu for dinner on their website but not available on Saturday nights. NOWHERE on their website does it mention this. Also, aperitifs are traditionally served before food arrives.

Thank Julian N
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Bistro for a family Sunday lunch, exactly 10 years after celebrating my Dad's birthday there. 10 years ago, the decor in the restaurant was plush, the ambience, music and lighting was just right, the food was of a high standard, we had a really nice time. But 10 years on, the first thing I noticed was the... More 

Thank Louise P
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here 2 years ago and loved it so when they emailed with a 2 course and a bottle of wine for 2 for £39 deal we booked a table. When we arrived, we were greeted by 2 members of staff and when I gave my name for the booking one of them appeared to mutter something to the other... More 

1 Thank AndyOnTheMove123
Greater London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good bar with reasonable range of wines, beers and spirits Ideal location to hold guests prior to proceeding through into the Hotel Du Vin main room for a wedding breakfast.

Thank dmaccallum63
Sutton, United Kingdom
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285 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can I say at the outset that I am a huge huge fan of the Hotel du Vin Brighton - my husband and I spent our wedding night at the hotel, came back and hosted a big dinner for friends for our fifth anniversary which was amazing, and have regularly visited in the interim and always loved it. So when... More 

1 Thank PRFluffy
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the hotel on a dinner, bed and breakfast deal. The dinner was a set menu, very tasty dishes. The cheese plate was tiny but other courses a decent size. Breakfast was great also, a very good selection

Thank naomi1739

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$43 - US$56
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-6 Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 718588
The Hotel du Vin Bistro in Brighton is just off the seafront and five minutes from the madly inspiring shops in The Lanes, but who would want to leave? Set in a collection of gothic and Tudor revival buildings built by, so apt, a wine merchant, the hotel has the trademark stylish, witty, super comfortable d��cor that has won the group so many awards. The restaurant is elegant and relaxed and usually full, offering a menu rooted in classic European cuisine with a contemporary edge. The simple classics change seasonally, augmented by head chef Rob Carr���s own creations each day. The extensive, eclectic wine list is central to the hotel, with a great number of choices by the glass.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?