Review on The Little Fish Market
Since opening its doors in January 2013 in a former fishmongers, The Little Fish Market has received a plethora of awards including three prestigious AA Rosettes and was also placed 44th in the Top 100 UK Restaurants at the National Restaurant Awards. Chef Patron is Duncan Ray who has A-list credentials, having earned his culinary stripes at esteemed restaurants such as Heston Blumental's Fat Duck in Bray, and as Head Chef at the five star Pennyhill Park Hotel in Bagshot.
On a corner location opposite the Old Market Theatre on the borders of Brighton and Hove, the restaurant can seat just 20 diners. Inside the renovated 19th century building has a pared back décor with neutral colours. Light and airy from the floor to ceiling windows, wooden tables are set on quarry tiled flooring, and walls feature an ever-changing display of paintings by local artists, that are for sale.
Given the piscatorial name, it's no surprise that seafood is the main ingredient of the 5 course set menu, with each dish changing around 4 to 6 weeks. What is a surprise is that Duncan works alone in the kitchen, producing exquisitely displayed plates demonstrating a high level of skill, versatility and creativity.
The wine list is a well sourced slate and service is attentive and knowledgeable, whilst retaining a warmth and friendliness to proceedings.
The Little Fish Market is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, Hardens, AA GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Dinner: 7.00 - 9.00pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card