Petit Pois

Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of Petit Pois

Silver Award

If you were coming up with a blueprint for a great neighbourhood bistro, it would end up looking a lot like Petit Pois. The family-run restaurant ticks all the right boxes with solid French cooking, friendly service and prices that would have been a bargain five years ago.



Head chef David Roy is a constant presence in the open kitchen, while his wife Ivana patrols the cute tile-clad dining room, delivering classic French food to tables with efficient charm. Snails, frogs legs and duck rillettes, followed by mains of beef sirloin with boulangère potatoes and pan-fried fillet of bream with bouillabaisse jus will have Francophiles dreaming of their summer holidays.



Add in generous cheese and charcuterie boards, a nice selection of dishes for ‘les enfants’ and a decent French wine list starting at less than £5 a glass, and diners may well cancel their vacances entirely. Why bother crossing the Channel when there’s cooking and prices like this a pebble’s throw from Brighton Beach?




Images by Nick Harvey 

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - Under £30
Cosy, Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
All day dining, Sunday roast
Special Features
Wheelchair access
Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

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70 Ship Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AE

01273 911 211


Opening Times

Mon 12:00-15:00
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:00-15:00
Sun 12:00-15:00
Mon 18:00-22:00
Tue Closed
Wed 18:00-22:00
Thu 18:00-22:00
Fri 18:00-22:00
Sat 15:00-22:00
Sun 15:00-22:00


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1 Review 

anne R

29 March 2019  
This is a great little restaurant with friendly and efficient service. The food is always excellent, the wine reasonably priced and a lively, relaxed atmosphere. One of our favourite lunchtime restaurants.
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