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2 for 1 mealsMaximum of 2 peopleBooking requiredFriday restrictionSaturday restrictionAvailable December
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2 for 1 at IL Bistro

Locally owned, locally adored and serving the very best in locally sourced produce, IL Bistro is one of Brighton’s longest-serving independent restaurants. The family run steakhouse and brasserie is located in an 18th Century fisherman’s cottage in the heart of the city’s bustling Lanes, and has proudly prepared the freshest British beef, prime cut meats and seafood dishes since 1976.

IL Bistro occupies a prime spot on Market Street, just a few minutes’ walk from Brighton’s famous beach and pier, and a stone’s throw from the shops, railway station, Royal Pavilion and theatre. The Bistro is open for pre-theatre dining, breakfast and lunches seven days a week.

tastecard holders can now enjoy an intimate a la carte meal at 2 for 1, under the rustic wooden ceiling beams of the bistro, or if the weather permits, al fresco in the lane itself.

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Please Note: To find out about availability on bank holidays, please call Il Bistro. You can also book Il Bistro by e-mailing info@ilbistro.co.uk.

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IL Bistro
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Sandy said "Loved it!
First trip to Brighton with my boyfriend and my daughter. We came upon this place via my Taste..."
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LUCY said "Sisters night out
My sister and i came here and had an amazing evening. It was everything a top restaurant should..."
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Chris said "Good Food Good People
Went to Il Bistro on a Wednesday evening and although it was quiet, the service and guys in there..."
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Dale said
" One work sums up the place, Exceptional

Was visiting Brighton for the first time..."
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Sophie5216 said
" Fantastic food and brilliant service. Probably the best steak I've ever had! Didn't..."
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Tessa said
" Excellent food and service. Would definitely recommend"
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amanda said
" Had a fantastic meal at Il bistro, food flavours amazing and service very friendly."
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Stephanie said "Amaziness
Service was brilliant with beautiful and delicious food. Sizeable portions and great atmosphere...."
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David said
" Dinner for 2 on a quiet Sunday night. Good sensibly priced menu, great food, great service."
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Perrina said
" How can a restaurant be so widely praised and yet fail to deliver?! We booked this restaurant on..."
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Helen said
" Just returned from the bistro there were 6 of us in our party what a great night.

..."
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david said "Excellent
Went for lunch today on day trip to Brighton. Excellent food well presented, very attentive and..."
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Clare said
" We dined here when in Brighton on a breakaway, and cannot recommend it highly enough. Good menu,..."
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Bobby said
" Have now been here twice as we loved it so much the first time. The owner is charming and very..."
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"My wife and I dined here the day before Valentine’s day and I can't speak highly..."
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  • Sandy said: "Loved it!
    First trip to Brighton with my boyfriend and my daughter. We came upon this place via my Taste card. The service and food was fantastic!!! I will definitely recommend it and will definitely return. Thank you "
    Posted 24 days ago...
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  • LUCY said: "Sisters night out
    My sister and i came here and had an amazing evening. It was everything a top restaurant should be. Warm friendly atmosphere, and welcome from the staff . Followed by excellent service and then tasted the most amazing food !! Seafod pancakes starters and steak cooked to perfection! ! Thankyou !!!! "
    Posted 1 month, 29 days ago...
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  • Chris said: "Good Food Good People
    Went to Il Bistro on a Wednesday evening and although it was quiet, the service and guys in there were spot on. We were welcomed in and had the steak and fish, good quality food and as a side note the music in there was also great. So much so that we even talked to another couple sitting across from us to say how good it was. Perfect pre cinema meal and would happily go again. "
    Posted 2 months, 13 days ago...
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  • Dale said:
    " One work sums up the place, Exceptional

    Was visiting Brighton for the first time and was looking for a local restaurant late in the evening for myself and two work colleagues. We discovered it on the app and the reviews were strong.

    We were welcomed at the door, and even though busy we were escorted to our table promptly. Joe our server introduced himself and was prompt to return with menu and wine list. I find it too often at this point many restaurants make the mistake of asking for drink choices at this point. Joe was more professional, he saw we were examining the selection of wine and offered some wisdom based on our food selection. He knew was he was talking about, the red Bordeaux was like drinking silk and complemented our t-bone steaks extremely well. Very succulent meat and flavorsome vegetable dish.

    I will certainly be returning with the wife "
    Posted 5 months, 3 days ago...
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  • Sophie5216 said:
    " Fantastic food and brilliant service. Probably the best steak I've ever had! Didn't know this restaurant was here until I got my tastecard but so glad we tried it out. Recommended! "
    Posted 6 months, 20 days ago...
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  • Tessa said:
    " Excellent food and service. Would definitely recommend "
    Posted 9 months, 6 days ago...
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  • amanda said:
    " Had a fantastic meal at Il bistro, food flavours amazing and service very friendly. "
    Posted 10 months, 5 days ago...
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  • Stephanie said: "Amaziness
    Service was brilliant with beautiful and delicious food. Sizeable portions and great atmosphere. Definitely worth the money and would return ! "
    Posted 1 year, 3 months, 5 days ago...
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  • David said:
    " Dinner for 2 on a quiet Sunday night. Good sensibly priced menu, great food, great service. "
    Posted 1 year, 11 months, 7 days ago...
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  • Perrina said:
    " How can a restaurant be so widely praised and yet fail to deliver?! We booked this restaurant on the strength of it's positive reviews and we were hugely disappointed. Initial impressions were good - a warm welcome and friendly staff but were surprised when they didn't offer to take our coats and allowed them to be put on the window sill - their "shop window"! The starters (meat platter and pate) were something you'd buy from a supermarket - very uninspiring - and the main courses (fish cakes and chicken & rice) were under seasoned, poorly plated and bland. Does the chef ever taste the food he sends out from his kitchen? With all the competition in Brighton this restaurant had better buck up it's ideas or become a part of the city's history..... "
    Posted 2 years, 5 months, 2 days ago...
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  • Helen said:
    " Just returned from the bistro there were 6 of us in our party what a great night.

    Service was outstanding and the food was excellent.

    We all enjoyed what we had and will be back again. "
    Posted 2 years, 11 months, 19 days ago...
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  • david said: "Excellent
    Went for lunch today on day trip to Brighton. Excellent food well presented, very attentive and friendly service.
    Both main courses were delicious as were the starters. Will go again when on a visit to the seaside town. A most enjoyable lunch. Sensible prices and good menu. "
    Posted 3 years, 1 month, 7 days ago...
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  • Clare said:
    " We dined here when in Brighton on a breakaway, and cannot recommend it highly enough. Good menu, with reasonable prices (even more so with tastecard). A lovely, character full building with comfortable seating and great staff. "
    Posted 3 years, 3 months, 3 days ago...
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  • Bobby said:
    " Have now been here twice as we loved it so much the first time. The owner is charming and very friendly and welcoming and the food is fantastic, this is definitely one of the best restaurants we've discovered since moving to Brighton. Can highly recommend for either an evening meal or lunch! "
    Posted 3 years, 3 months, 23 days ago...
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  • "My wife and I dined here the day before Valentine’s day and I can't speak highly enough about this wonderful little restaurant. The food was first class and the service faultless. We will definitely be returning next time we visit Brighton. D Rutherford   "
    Posted 5 years, 6 months, 26 days ago...
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  • Sandy said: "Loved it!
    First trip to Brighton with my boyfriend and my daughter. We came upon this place via my Taste card. The service and food was fantastic!!! I will definitely recommend it and will definitely return. Thank you "
    Posted 24 days ago...
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  • LUCY said: "Sisters night out
    My sister and i came here and had an amazing evening. It was everything a top restaurant should be. Warm friendly atmosphere, and welcome from the staff . Followed by excellent service and then tasted the most amazing food !! Seafod pancakes starters and steak cooked to perfection! ! Thankyou !!!! "
    Posted 1 month, 29 days ago...
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  • Chris said: "Good Food Good People
    Went to Il Bistro on a Wednesday evening and although it was quiet, the service and guys in there were spot on. We were welcomed in and had the steak and fish, good quality food and as a side note the music in there was also great. So much so that we even talked to another couple sitting across from us to say how good it was. Perfect pre cinema meal and would happily go again. "
    Posted 2 months, 13 days ago...
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  • Dale said:
    " One work sums up the place, Exceptional

    Was visiting Brighton for the first time and was looking for a local restaurant late in the evening for myself and two work colleagues. We discovered it on the app and the reviews were strong.

    We were welcomed at the door, and even though busy we were escorted to our table promptly. Joe our server introduced himself and was prompt to return with menu and wine list. I find it too often at this point many restaurants make the mistake of asking for drink choices at this point. Joe was more professional, he saw we were examining the selection of wine and offered some wisdom based on our food selection. He knew was he was talking about, the red Bordeaux was like drinking silk and complemented our t-bone steaks extremely well. Very succulent meat and flavorsome vegetable dish.

    I will certainly be returning with the wife "
    Posted 5 months, 3 days ago...
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  • Sophie5216 said:
    " Fantastic food and brilliant service. Probably the best steak I've ever had! Didn't know this restaurant was here until I got my tastecard but so glad we tried it out. Recommended! "
    Posted 6 months, 20 days ago...
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  • Tessa said:
    " Excellent food and service. Would definitely recommend "
    Posted 9 months, 6 days ago...
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  • amanda said:
    " Had a fantastic meal at Il bistro, food flavours amazing and service very friendly. "
    Posted 10 months, 5 days ago...
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  • Stephanie said: "Amaziness
    Service was brilliant with beautiful and delicious food. Sizeable portions and great atmosphere. Definitely worth the money and would return ! "
    Posted 1 year, 3 months, 5 days ago...
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  • David said:
    " Dinner for 2 on a quiet Sunday night. Good sensibly priced menu, great food, great service. "
    Posted 1 year, 11 months, 7 days ago...
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  • Perrina said:
    " How can a restaurant be so widely praised and yet fail to deliver?! We booked this restaurant on the strength of it's positive reviews and we were hugely disappointed. Initial impressions were good - a warm welcome and friendly staff but were surprised when they didn't offer to take our coats and allowed them to be put on the window sill - their "shop window"! The starters (meat platter and pate) were something you'd buy from a supermarket - very uninspiring - and the main courses (fish cakes and chicken & rice) were under seasoned, poorly plated and bland. Does the chef ever taste the food he sends out from his kitchen? With all the competition in Brighton this restaurant had better buck up it's ideas or become a part of the city's history..... "
    Posted 2 years, 5 months, 2 days ago...
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  • Helen said:
    " Just returned from the bistro there were 6 of us in our party what a great night.

    Service was outstanding and the food was excellent.

    We all enjoyed what we had and will be back again. "
    Posted 2 years, 11 months, 19 days ago...
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  • david said: "Excellent
    Went for lunch today on day trip to Brighton. Excellent food well presented, very attentive and friendly service.
    Both main courses were delicious as were the starters. Will go again when on a visit to the seaside town. A most enjoyable lunch. Sensible prices and good menu. "
    Posted 3 years, 1 month, 7 days ago...
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  • Clare said:
    " We dined here when in Brighton on a breakaway, and cannot recommend it highly enough. Good menu, with reasonable prices (even more so with tastecard). A lovely, character full building with comfortable seating and great staff. "
    Posted 3 years, 3 months, 3 days ago...
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  • Bobby said:
    " Have now been here twice as we loved it so much the first time. The owner is charming and very friendly and welcoming and the food is fantastic, this is definitely one of the best restaurants we've discovered since moving to Brighton. Can highly recommend for either an evening meal or lunch! "
    Posted 3 years, 3 months, 23 days ago...
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  • "My wife and I dined here the day before Valentine’s day and I can't speak highly enough about this wonderful little restaurant. The food was first class and the service faultless. We will definitely be returning next time we visit Brighton. D Rutherford   "
    Posted 5 years, 6 months, 26 days ago...
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