Nice atmosphere for dinner and also for drinks upstairs. Good wine quality and dishes, both meat and fish. Nice service and incredible desserts.
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
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.
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 .....
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.
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.
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.
Food is a bit hit and miss. Service slow and haphazard.
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.
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...
Absolutely outsdtanding and great value - would recommend to everybody.
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
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.
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.
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.
The amazing atmosphere and service were only bettered by the quality of the cuisine! A truly memorable evening.
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.