Délice Café Bistro and Wine
Délice Café Bistro and Wine

Délice Café Bistro and Wine

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafedelice.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01273 622519
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday to Wednesday from 8:30am to 6pm Thursday to Saturday 8:30am to 11pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Full Bar

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  • Parking: No
A word from Délice Café Bistro and Wine
Délice restaurant in Brighton’s North Laines is a café, bistro and wine bar that will have you coming here often and settling in for the long term. This charming and cosy spot in Kensington Gardens is found on two levels and decorated with exposed beams, funky lighting, relaxed wooden seating and original artworks on the wall that you can fall in love with and take home. The menu has been created at the intersection of English and French cuisine, served in generous spirit. Come in during the day for coffee and food as served in traditional Parisian cafés, or in the evening for anything from a plate of cheese and some wine to a full three-course meal prepared with seasonal, local ingredients. Délice is open for breakfast every day. It may become your daily first stop in Brighton.
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Délice Café Bistro and Wine reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since 24 November 2013
Average Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambience3.5
    Value4.3
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
outstanding value (2)business meals (2)special occasions (1)pre/post theatre (1)brunch (1)group bookings (1)child friendly (1)romance (1)Show More
  • Good value & friendly
    iantha
    Dined on 20/5/2014
    Went on a Tuesday afternoon, useful that the restaurant is open. Authentic ambiance. Food was very nice, I started with Stilton and Walnut salad followed by pork belly, my wife thought similar with soup followed by salmon. The wine was okay though at these prices would have been safer to go for white rather than red. Service was friendly and attentative. Prices were very reasonably. In summary we would go back when in Brighton.
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    business meals, child friendly, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    SJTYVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Dropped in here with a group of six during the Great Escape Festival. Really nice place, great food, and very friendly staff. The steak and chips was really good. Nice wine list too. Highly recommended.
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    brunch, business meals, group bookings
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  • Very nice evening with friends
    phil
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Spend a nice evening here with a couple of friends. Not as good value as previous as no deal this time but good service and a pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasions, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only review submitted since 24 November 2013
    • Average Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambience4
    • Service4
    • Value4
  • The following 19 reviews are from the Délice Café Bistro and Wine reviews archive.
  • Weekend in Brighton
    DeeDee
    Dined on 23/11/2013
    I did a last minute get away to Brighton a couple of weeks ago and we were doing it on a shoe string, so finding a nice place at a good price for dinner on Saturday night was needed. Booked the Delice Cafe Bistro on a Toptable deal, it was intimate, charming, relaxed, great food and service and we had a lovely evening. Definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, brunch, outstanding value
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  • French Cafe Bistro
    FoodFan
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Buzzy restaurant/bistro in the lively North Lanes area of Brighton. We went on a busy Frday night and there was some confusion about our booking and the special offer. I had to show my confirmation to prove the offer of a 2 course meal for two including a carafe of wine @ £19.95. However, once this was resolved, we were very pleased with the quality and quantity and presentation of the food. We all opted for the steak which was generous in size and very nicely cooked. There was a good atmosphere and our waitress was very friendly and helpful. There is only one toilet though and this resulted in some queuing.
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    special occasions
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  • Brighton in the rain
    earlybird
    Dined on 19/10/2013
    Delice Cafe Bistro was an ideal venue from which to people watch while the rain poured! With good food thrown in we whiled away a couple of very happy hours. Simple food well presented and reasonably priced, what more can yu want on a wet Saturday!
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    disabled access, brunch, outdoor eating
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  • Ok,but shouldn't be on Top table
    Foody
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    I was expecting nicer ambience, & definitely nicer good! Was ok.
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    brunch
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  • Space available at short notice
    lastminutediner
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    I booked ahead at short-notice when many other restaurants were not available BH weekend. The starter of calamari was acceptable but plainly presented. The main of Confit of Duck was dry and the potato and carrot to accompany was unexciting; an appetising sauce might have helped. The cheesecake was also dry and had a heavy, crumbly texture; flavour was ok. The service was ok but Delice has the nerve to apply a standard 10% service charge rather than leaving it to the customer to apply his own based on his judgement on the meal. Given the quality I can see why they have the policy; how much do you want to argue the toss once the charge is presented?
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  • Interesting
    Yakumo
    Dined on 30/3/2013
    Having arrived in Brighton for a night at the theatre we needed somewhere to eat. A typical Franco file I chose Delice for its french name. Looking a little tatty from the outside and very busy downstairs I wondered if I had made a mistake in choice. Luckily upstairs was much quieter as I was shown to my table. Oddly sat next to what looked like french shutters the waitress brought drinks and took our order. My starter of salmon parcels was exquisite and the main of confit de canard was succulent delivered with seasonal vegetables. My two guests equally were delighted with their food choices of steak and sticky ham hock. Overall a surprise on a bustling high street and close enough to Brighton Dome for the show.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for couples
    Staffee
    Dined on 1/2/2013
    thank you very much, we all had a great time, food was definitely value for money, we will come again in the future, cheers
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a visit
    FoodE
    Dined on 15/12/2012
    I don't know Brighton well so I booked online to save us wandering around on a Saturday evening looking for a place to eat. This place serves decent food and is good value. There was a nice cosy atmosphere (it was December) and we had a very enjoyable meal. The food is not extraordinary or special in any way, but it was tasty, well excecuted and fresh with decent size yet not excessive portions. I would visit again if I was in the area.
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    romance
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  • Lovely setting
    Mmmm
    Dined on 26/10/2012
    Relaxing intimate friendly atmospheres. Food good, just about value for money. Good flavours.
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    romance, group bookings, afternoon tea
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  • Good Service ok Food
    kitsonk
    Dined on 20/10/2012
    The staff are very friendly and just the right amount of attentiveness, which is rare for the UK. The food was good but nothing remarkable. Would likely go again, but wouldn't go out of our way.
    Special Features:
    romance, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DINNER 4 2
    hard2please
    Dined on 13/10/2012
    We had a pre-theatre dinner, it was packed and slightly chaotic, so don't know what it would be like later in the evening. However, very jolly atmosphere and despite being rather close to our neighbours it still manages to carry off a romantic feel. Great fun, would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romance, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was pretty good; could
    BN2RR85
    Dined on 6/10/2012
    Food was pretty good; could do with more/better vegetarian choice compared to their peers in Brighton. Service was great, although we were a little disappointed when both the starter and main dish one of us wanted to order was not available.
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  • Exellent food
    foodfan
    Dined on 29/9/2012
    Although other reviews said that the food was excellent I was still pleasantly surprised. The deserts were especially good including the best chocolate brownie I have ever tasted!
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    fit for foodies
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  • C'est bon!
    Markie
    Dined on 25/8/2012
    A great discovery of a quality restaurant in a bustling part of Brighton. A great selection of food on the menu which lived up to the description and came in good sized portions. Very friendly staff with a relaxed atmosphere ...it seemed popular and busy but without having the rushed feeling. The wine, despite it being 'house', was a good quality an complimented the food well. Everything just seemed to click and resulted in me going for the dessert option too which is a rarity! I will certainly return on a future visit to Brighton!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in a relaxed atmosphere
    Susiech
    Dined on 11/8/2012
    We had a fabulous meal at Delice. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The food was lovely, as was the wine. Good wine recommendations from staff for matching to foods. Good menu and wine choices. Overall we would recommend this restaurant for a nice relaxed meal with with partner or friends.
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, brunch, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food at affordable prices.
    Dustydog
    Dined on 21/7/2012
    Good food at affordable prices. The ambience was good, ideal place or eating before going to see film or play...
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great French Food
    MLandfriends
    Dined on 30/6/2012
    Four ladies visiting Brighton for the Salsa conference dined on the Toptable £20 offer. We had a large glass of wine mussels, vegetarian pasta, and ham hock, followed by cheese board, as fruit bake and chocolate cake and coffee. Good food, pleasant venue great place to chat and watch the world go by, I felt the staff were helpful and friendly but one of the party felt rushed. We all enjoyed the food and would visit again when next in Brighton a little treasure.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Talents
    MKJJ
    Dined on 30/6/2012
    Nothing about the outside of Delice gives a hint to the high quality, sophisticated fare on offer within (it looks like a coffee house). This was some of the best food we've had in years (including several recent trips to France) and the staff provide service to match. We look forward to a return visit.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night out
    hencon
    Dined on 16/6/2012
    Visited with some friends for an evening meal. Lovely setting, very good service and food was top quality. My wife said it was the best mussels she has ever tasted. Would really recommend this place for a good night out. Very well stocked wine list. And it will not break the bank.
    Special Features:
    special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.