Bali Brasserie

4.3
113 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indonesian / Malaysian
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Bar Seating
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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.
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R
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A very nice and calm restaurant. Very good value for the money.

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food, service, welcome was wonderful- there was a private party in the main room so we were welcomed into the bar area- food was amazing

NB
London
26 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent Food and Service. Hard to find but definitely worth a visit.

DW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had an excellent meal while visiting Brighton with family. Food and service were excellent. Will definitely return.

JC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The buffet was great and very good value for boney. A range of dishes to choose from.

SN
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Decent food and tasty even for veg diner although waiter unable to make recommendations
Ambience on Sunday is karaoke and despite separate dining area it is very loud! Surprising as Botox in corridor advises patrons to leave quietly
Chicken dish was great and all food cooked extremely well
The staff are lovely and well intentioned but service was slow, we were forgotten and food order mix up (which was promptly amended!)
Would love to give it more stars...will try again for sure but a different night and allow more time for the casual approach to waiting on tables

R
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I thi k the Bali could now and again change some of the dishes. As gets a bit boring same dishes all the time.

OT
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

-Great service
-Nice family atmosphere
-Nice decor in restaurant
-Food a little too oily and smaller portions but still filling

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good and service excellent. Place was a little louder than I like and tables a little close together. Buffet looked good but we ordered from the menu.

N
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We visit on a frequent basis and have yet to have a bad meal.
The staff are polite and very informative. There are gluten free, and vegetarian options available which are offered immediately.


The place is always clean and tables are cleared frequently but in no way intrusive.

Definitely worth a go. I would highly recommend the Rice table which is the set four course meal, with the main served as a hot buffet style. This allows you to try a little and have more after if you like it,

A
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great dinner the truth is don’t judge where it is just be open minded and enjoy delicious food!

J
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went on a Friday night. Very quiet. Normally go Thursdays when there is liv music and it’s very busy and which has always been great. Food always good. Service always good. Especially good if want a special diet. Will be going again.

M
London
38 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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

Deafening karaoke ruined the evening although food was excellent

RH
New York Area
8 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.

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

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!

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

CW
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
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.

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.

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

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.

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

There was a wedding on so they were slightly distracted.

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

Always consistently good. A firm favourite of the family.

OT
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?!

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.

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

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

Retro place with very nice food.

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.

OT
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.

OT
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!

LL
London
22 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

As always, the food was excellent and service attentive.

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?

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...

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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