Grow40

3.9
19 reviews
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£25 and under
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French
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  • Romance
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  • Special Occasions
Grow 40 is a cosy, relaxed bistro & wine bar situated in the heart of Brightons North Laine.
With over 200 wines, delicious locally sourced, homegrown food and a great gin selection, we cater for every mood.
Enjoy a 3 course meal or simply come and relax over a glass of wine and our locally sourced cheeses and charcuterie. .


Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of Operation
Every Day from 5 pm - 10 pm
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Phone number
01273 622519
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Banquet, Full Bar
What 19 People Are Saying
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3.9based on all time ratings
4.0
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3.9
service
4.0
ambience
3.6
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London
15 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was a bit slow but decent value for money.

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KR
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and amazing value for money - had four courses, beer, wine and whiskey for £50 a head including service! Service was excellent despite being a busy Friday night - highly recommended, I am sure we will be back. Even my wife enjoyed it and she is very hard to please when it comes to food! We’ve paid a lot more for meals elsewhere and left disappointed.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice atmosphere for dinner and also for drinks upstairs. Good wine quality and dishes, both meat and fish. Nice service and incredible desserts.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Limited choice which usually this means high quality, not here. We ordered steak and chips. I like rare my partner well done there was no real difference in the steaks offered. The “home made” chips were indifferent they would have better serving oven chips.

Staff all over the place, usually at high speed, without any apparent purpose.

Perhaps it was a bad night but a real disappointment

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I were looking for somewhere relaxed but special for my birthday dinner. We don't get to go out much because of the kids so this needed to be good. And Grow40 was perfect! service was incredible. Cocktails were deeeelicious. Dinner was lush too. I'd describe it as extremely well cooked simple food. No fush, just great ingredients with great taster. I had scallops with pea puree and the puree was incredible! Followed by sea bass with broccoli and an olive/tomato chunky salsa type thing. Also lush. Def recommend. It was the perfect start to our evening before strolling through town for a few after dinner drinks.

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P
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic evening at Grow 40, celebrating 20 years of friendship with a large group. We were slightly rowdy & very demanding, but the team took it all in their stride & ensured we had a fabulous evening with great food, excellent wine & all finished off with some delicious, not strictly necessary, espresso martinis. I'd highly recommend Grow 40 & would be delighted to go back - if they'd have us .....

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P
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2016
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Nice bistro atmosphere that enjoyed before for good excited try for dinner. Massive disappointment because of low of food. Mussels for starter - handful of them out of shell floating in tomato sauce. Fish - hard lump from frozen. Risotto - part cooked rice with exact taste of hoops. Did any member of staff actually taste the food? I they or care. Staff did the the standard questions about how the was. People who really care see with their eyes and ask. Customer who want to not spoil their evening further just quietly pay, leave and write reviews.

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L
London
50 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2016
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

It was just one of those occasions when everything seems to go wrong. The source of the problem was that none of the staff had much grasp of English, and I think it was everyone's first day at the same time. After a while you felt like you were in some kind of comedy sketch. Over the first 15 minutes I ordered our drinks 3 times to 3 different people and eventually got them. I ordered fish with cauliflower cheese instead of chips. 5 minutes later another member of staff comes to the table and says fish only comes with chips. I managed to negotiate having fish without chips and a side of cauliflower cheese. My fish came on a wooden board with a side of cauliflower cheese in a dish, so I asked for a plate - A big white round thing that you eat off - which I eventually got. The fish was not fresh but probably Tesco's own brand, deep fried. I'm sure lots of people have had great times here, unfortunately, not me.

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m
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice short and to the point menu. Good wine list.
We had the soup of the day and the Pork. All very nice although the pork could do with some sauce.
Banana parfait was also good.

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S
London
11 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2016
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Food is a bit hit and miss. Service slow and haphazard.

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OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I had dinner at Grow 40 with my husband and was very good. The food was delicious and the ambience was very relaxing, cozy and romantic.
The waiter was very polite and he was very mindful to all details.
The only 'but' is the price. It is a bit expensive.

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S
Brighton
62 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal - attentive and friendly service, beautiful setting and fantastic wine list. I got served prosecco in an old fashioned champagne boat which I loved. We had the lobster / burger menu which is a pretty good deal for £15.50 for a whole lobster. Only slight criticism is it was a touch cold and the portions of chips are very small (but probably the size we should be eating!). The desserts are incredible! Best I've had in ages, really inventive. Only thing was the whole thing was about £40 a head which is a lot. But the wine was good and we had two courses...

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v
Essex
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outsdtanding and great value - would recommend to everybody.

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OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2015
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was excellent although did feel a bit forgotten after the main meal and had to finally ask for the desert menu after failing to catch the attention of the waitress on what seemed to be a quiet night

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DR
Kent
56 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Attractive restaurant in the North Laine area. Thursday night was Lobster Special which was a treat at such a reasonable price. Starters were well cooked, especially mushroom and truffle oil soup. The fish and chips needed a vegetable or salad at that price. A shame to spoil good cooking by serving on stained wooden boards - invest in good plates, please! However, we all had an enjoyable evening.

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MG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I ate here with my wife and daughter on a Friday night. I was surprised that there were so few other diners given that the place is heaving during lunchtimes and afternoons at the weekend. The place has a great deal of character, the staff were efficient and friendly and the food was very good. The menu options were a little limited I felt but the choices available worked for us. My wife's choice of sea bream was particularly excellent. One to come back to in the future.

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BB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant us turning into my go to place. The food is pretty amazing and is not expensive. Small portions so if you're hungry get the three courses. I like the small portions though as it stops you overeating. And with good prices you can try different items. The food is very high quality and cooking is extremely good. This restaurant is exceptional value for what you get. It really stands out in the Brighton market for this reason. I also like the fact there is an extensive wine list, much bigger than I have seen anywhere else in Brighton. This really makes a French restaurant for me. Where there is a strong focus on wine with a small number of high quality food choices as an accompaniment! Food heaven and I love that local produce is used. Makes you feel very wholesome. The restaurant itself is very cosy and romantic. The staff are very attentive and polite too.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The amazing atmosphere and service were only bettered by the quality of the cuisine! A truly memorable evening.

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TI
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2014
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was pretty good, we were seated quickly and comfortably but dried up thereafter.
Portions were so modest that it really did sour the experience.

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