Bali Brasserie

4.3
101 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indonesian / Malaysian
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A fixture on the Hove dining scene, the Bali Brasserie is a fun and exotic hideaway on Kingsway Court that is a popular spot for parties and drinks-and-dinner dates. Quirky and luscious at the same time, the Bali Brasserie is a great place for after-work drinks and schmoozy luncheons, and the Tropical Bar – which is furnished with pool tables and a dance floor - hosts live blues, jazz and reggae bands every Thursday night. The Indonesian / Malaysian menu is filled with tropical treats - make sure you save room for the popular beef Rendang curry cooked with spices and coconut and the flambéed banana drizzled with liqueurs, butter and cinnamon served with coconut ice cream.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indonesian / Malaysian
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Hours of Operation
Tues - Sun: 12:00pm - 2:00pm, 6:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
01273 323810
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Takeout
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M
London
36 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

unexpected pearl, i did enjoyed very bite. really great evening.

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C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

Deafening karaoke ruined the evening although food was excellent

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RH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fantastic meal as always. Had the 'Rice Table', which is excellent food and great value for money. The Chicken Satay is the best ever.

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KM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food is always very good and the service is excellent very nice atmosphere

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JB
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I made a spontaneous booking at Bali Brasserie to celebrate my husbands birthday this week. It was our first visit and we were so impressed. When we arrived, we were the only customers which we thought might be a bit awkward, but the waiter/barman was so welcoming and friendly, that we soon felt comfortable and relaxed. Pretty soon we were joined by more guests, who looked like regulars and mentioned there is often live music on specific nights of the week which sounded good. Our order was taken by a lovely lady who was equally warm and attentive, she could’ve even been the boss! She asked us exactly how spicy we like our food which was reassuring, and when the food arrived we couldn’t believe how perfect it was - just delicious! Absolutely packed with flavour and presented beautifully, we haven’t enjoyed a meal out so much in ages. We’ll definitely be back!

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SD
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was closed owing to urgent maintenance and therefore I’m unable to leave a review

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CW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was fantastic, we were very impressed with the flavours of the dishes. The service was excellent nothing was too much trouble and we were very well looked after. It was very quiet in the restaurant it wasn't very busy and so that felt a little awkward but nothing that could be helped.

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T
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had our first date at the bali brasserie and returned 6 years on. So wish we hadn't left it so long. The reception was warm and helpful. Service staff were polite and efficient. The food was out of this world with staff helping with our choice. We had a mixed starter. Plenty of variety. Then two a fish dishes and a prawn dish to follow. Both were clearly prepared with fresh ingredients. Definatly be returning very soon.

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W
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food and good service. Good value too. Would come again

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OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have not been here for a while and it was lovely . Good food and service.

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5
London
75 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

There was a wedding on so they were slightly distracted.

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Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently good. A firm favourite of the family.

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Brighton
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful staff and good value. What else can you ask for?!

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Has been refurbished since last there - great modern feel whilst retaining the established good customer service and excellent food.

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PE
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food as always, friendly atmosphere, excellent service, vegetarian options. Can be a bit noisy if there is a party in the bar otherwise a great venue

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B
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Retro place with very nice food.

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B
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food quality and choice was excellent. We had the buffet and it was beautiful. Good wide choice. Service was very friendly and attentive. Beautiful authentic decor. Very comfortable seating. Was well worth the drive from Worthing.

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Brighton
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A la carte choice excellent. Buffet good variety of choices. Service dood.

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Brighton
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious,reasonably -priced food in a kitsch/retro setting. Friendly and attentive service. It has to be experienced!

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LL
London
20 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love this place. Met some friends for dinner and ate a la carte rather than buffet. Food is superb value and the wine list is also well priced (starts at £16 a bottle). It used to have a wonderfully cheesy vibe to it, helped by the 70's decor but it's just had a refurb. It has lost some of it's charm if I am totally honest but our waiter informed us that they still have lots more coming, new furniture, wall art etc so it's not yet finished yet. Service was fantastic as it always has been on visits in the past too.
I'm local to the area, I think this place is great fun and I hope to be dining here for years to come.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Being here for the first time, looking for an alternative to Chinese cuisine, tried their Nasi Goreng (Indonesia Fried Rice) and it was excellent! The staff were excellent and attentive to your needs as well! Will definitely visit again.

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S
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2015
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Poor food for the prices they have. The staff were really friendly and tried their best to make us feel really good, but the food was nothing special. It was like flying Ryanair for the price of Cathay Pacific.

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c
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely meal here - we were well looked after by friendly attentive staff. We had a drink in the bar while we ordered. It was comfortable - not the most subtle cocktail -a bit sweet- but a nice experience. We enjoyed the food very much -the fish curry was fabulous. We would go again.

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OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2015
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

My friend and I enjoyed the satay ayam topped with peanut sauce and keripik.
Their sambal blachan was definitely spicy enough ( we can handle the heat )
We tried the ayam kari, daging tiram and udang asam manis but nothing special to be honest and the mee goreng was disappointing.
Warung Tujuh (7 Pool Valley) another Indonesian restaurant offers dishes that taste more authentic.

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B
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

As always, the food was excellent and service attentive.

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Y
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've eaten here many times, and have never been disappointed. Good service, great food at a very good price. What's not to love?

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EE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2015
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

I didn't like this place at all. The setting should have put me off, it's located in what appears to be a social housing block.

Food was full to ordinary and the place was full of noisy drunken birthday parties.

Many seemed to be enjoying themselves and I think my sustain is entirely due to snobbery and having had the good fortune to go to so many better restaurants.

If you like holiday camps, you'll probably enjoy the Bali Brasserie...

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BJ
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2014
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The staff were very friendly but were let down by the worst service I have seen. The starters were slow coming, but we had the early arrival of a side dish of prawn crackers. We then waited 45 minutes for the main dish to arrive. When it came only 1 of the 2 rice dishes arrived. I tried to attract the attention of staff. At one point I indicated to someone on the way to refill the buffet that I wanted attention but she returned to the kitchen by a longer route to avoid us. I had to leave my seat to find someone. People to our left waited even longer & again only 1 rice dish arrived. Couple on our right had to get up to find staff to take the order. They had the nerve to add a 10% service charge. Food excellent but will not return.

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RW
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2014
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had booked in to the hotel across the road from the Brasserie, and needed somewhere else to eat. After looking at the menu on the outside of the Brasserie, we decided to give it a try. I found OpenTable by using my phone's Google, and joined it. We booked for two of us for the evening (a Friday), and were well pleased when we got there.
The food was superb, full flavoured, but not too hot. The underlying tastes could be separately identified, and made a super combination, a very good chef was in that kitchen.
The service was good, and when two friends arrived unexpectedly, they were catered for with no fuss.

This is a good restaurant, well done!

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Brighton
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. We have been coming here for years. My daughter chose to come here to celebrate her birthday. We love the rice table, the large crackers with chilli, satay and soup before starting the buffet are always excellent.

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S
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you are in the Brighton/Hove area, eat at this restaurant. It is outstandingly good. Firstly the welcome is friendly and genuine and then you encounter the food - WOW. We have visited Malaysia several times (in fact it is our favourite country) and the food here was at least as good as food we have had there. In fact one of the courses (option #1 on the menu) was probably the best main course I have ever had!

Don't be put off by the entrance to the restaurant - it feels like going into a tower block. Just follow the signs - it is easy enough.

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G
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the Christmas Lunch so I am not able to comment on the Indonesian/Malaysian food. When we arrived they did not have our reservation, but the owner was able to let us have a table. Staff were friendly and efficient.

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K
London
22 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2013
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

It really wasn't the best ambience place so good for a cheap and cheerful meal. Wouldn't go on a date there!

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c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had heard the adverts for Bali Brasserie on the local radio many times and once went there but couldn't get in as there was a private party on, we went last Friday and having been surprised at the less than trendy decor in the bar we were impressed with the caring approach of the staff and enjoyed a terrific meal that was great value. the restaurant was pretty empty which is a great shame for somewhere that can produce such good food, if you've ever thought about going, I recommend you give it a try! Don't be put off by the look of the bar and the odd entrance under a block of flats, it really is a hidden gem!

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L
Kent
10 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a trip to Brighton and looked up Restaurants. I am a Malaysian and was pleasantly surprise to find a Indonesian/Malaysian restaurant there. Booked the 3 course deal. Was pleasantly surprise by the authentic tasting food.. The Satay tasted close to the ones from home. The service and atmosphere was great as well.. Well done will definitely recommend and visit again we head to that side..

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KK
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2013
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

hidden oasis - from the décor to the food a surprise of opulence and gastronomy -good value- I WILL BE BACK

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N
London
12 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2013
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, great ambience , reasonable price and service with smile and enthusiasm . Definately would go again.

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j
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2013
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we cancelled, the man on the phone asked if i could let you know so that you don't charge them. i'm not sure how to get in contact with you as the email you sent me said not to reply to it, so fingers crossed you'll get this, thank you, jasmine

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H
Brighton
13 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2012
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Bali Brasserie was warm, welcoming and full of festive fun. Great food, freshly cooked and excellent value for money.

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CB
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2012
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service as ever great and will be back thenext time I am in Brighton!

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