The Little Fish Market 22

10 Upper Market Street, Hove , Brighton, BN3 1AS

  • The Little Fish Market, Restaurant, Brighton
  • The Little Fish Market, Restaurant, Brighton

SquareMeal Review of The Little Fish Market

The Little Fish Market is proof positive that good things really do come in small packages. Hidden down a nondescript Hove side street, this teeny but terrific fish restaurant is owned by the fittingly named Duncan Ray – a former chef from The Fat Duck, who creates seriously refined food in a tiny basement kitchen. The menu is a constantly evolving affair dictated by the catch from the local boats, but expect exquisitely presented dishes packed with flavour: lobster risotto with orange and basil, for instance, followed by turbot with cockles, clams and bouillabaisse sauce or sea bream with baby gem, tomato and sea herbs. Desserts are a highlight, witness strawberries ‘n’ cream or poached pear with gingerbread ice cream. At £55 for five courses, this isn’t a cheap night out by Brighton standards, but the service (from just one waiter) is superb and the concise wine list is a good match for the fish. Book early, especially for weekends: tables often get snapped up weeks in advance.

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