3rd Avenue/ 72

4.1
73 reviews
£25 and under
Fish
We aim to bring something completely new and exciting to Hove.
Offering everything from casual lunching & elegant dinning

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 73 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
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3.9
service
3.9
ambience
3.7
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KirstieW
Brighton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great venue and my food was great. My partners steak wasn’t cooked rare per request. Service was slow, I had to ask the barman for drinks and food order wasn’t taken promptly.

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SophieM
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We booked the NYE meal last min so didn’t realise it was a set menu. That being said the food was all delicious, we both had the fillet steak and it was cooked beautifully.

The only negative I would say is the staff are nice but very slow and forgetful, we ordered a beer and it took 45 mins to tell us they didn’t have it in, it arrived an hour after we sat down.

MM
MeganM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting this restaurant and we were impressed. The food and cocktails were delicious and we had a lovely evening for New Year. The staff were friendly and polite, great little find.

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AlisonW
London
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was shut on Boxing Day despite a confirmed reservation through Open Table. Very disappointing.

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OmereT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good vibe and attentive staff. Good was great and cocktails were even better

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IngridW
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great food, really enjoyed our Xmas day

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RefiloeM
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Warm, friendly staff, great Christmas menu.

MP
MarkyP
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly service and very good food. Would definitely recommend.

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NicolaE
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and value for money, would recommend

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ChloeD
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and the staff were really helpful and attentive

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GabriellaD
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time at 3rd Avenue - thank you so much! Highly recommend xx

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SundayDining
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked a table in the restaurant for Sunday lunch. We’d been there before and had a lovely meal. We were placed in the cafe area and told the restaurant would close shortly (despite lots of people sat in there). Service was appalling - no enthusiasm, smiles or interest. Venue would be great for funerals. We left after the menus arrived - didn’t want to waste a Sunday. Zero effort from staff.

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RachelS
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Minimal food options for gluten free diners. Even the one main course that was advertised as GF came covered in gluten.

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Hannah
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived at 20:41 for our 20:30 booking. The manager told us sorry the kitchen is closed and couldn’t serve us anything. There were options to book at 21:00 onwards so a bit strange. Had to turn around and try finding another restaurant!

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Shaz
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Have been a few times and always loved the place.
Service was slow on this occasion to begin with and we sat in a booth and the lighting was awful - felt like you were being interrogated.

A family member also had a bad experience on service recently as well.

Will make sure we sit elsewhere in the future.. the food is good but feel like somethings changed in the last month staff wise.

Hope it changes back to the usual attentive and friendly place it was.

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vipBrabazon
London
57 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I had lunch here mid-week and was disappointed to find that the menu was not the same as the day menu on the OpenTable site and was fairly limited, mainly offering brunch options. We wanted to order the mac and cheese from the kids menu as a starter but were told this wasn't possible. In the end my friend had the squid as a starter, which was good, but my prawns were overcooked and mushy. For the main, I had to go for the brunch option which was fine but not what I had booked the venue for. On the plus side, the staff were friendly and helpful.

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viprick66
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

I was very disappointed to find the restaurant closed with no warning and a wasted trip out in the damp dark autumn evening.

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Rushy208
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast menu, wonderful service & really relaxed ambience- could have stayed all day

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible Sunday roast. Most people in the restaurant looked as appalled with the food as well. Waitress did her best but seemed ashamed of what was coming out of the kitchen

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Just a horrendous experience

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Daisydiddle
Brighton
18 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, nice place. Service was a little muddled at times but I think that may have been because there was an obviously very new member of staff. Everyone was very friendly though.
Would I go back? Definitely.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

First impressions were that this was a rather disorganised establishment. Made a booking but they didn’t seem to want to know and we were allocated a table as though we were chance customers. 10 minutes in to being seated and we were still awaiting menus. Eye contact was difficult with staff on duty but eventually we were able to get the teams attention and begin our evening. After our first initial experience things began to pick up and the team showed great knowledge when it came to my partners dietary requirements.

Food combinations were good, great balance, combination and textures. Some interesting combinations.

Drinks were good though our orders were hit and miss in terms of delivery. By that I mean we ordered but drinks seemed to be misplaced and had to be requested again. Perhaps inexperience during these difficult times and lack of hospitality staff. However wasn’t the end of the world.

In all, lovely setting for our first meal in Brighton. Food was certainly the standout of the whole experience. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

First time out for dinner during/after pandemic and was great, staff had lots going on but were so lovely, great friendly service from everyone. Food came quick and was really good. Cocktails really nice too. Waited for one drink but I mean Saturday night that’s to be expected so not a complaint just saying if that’s the worst thing it’s all good in my opinion! They couldn’t have been nicer, food & drink lovely so that to me equals a great place.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Amazing food. A little cold in the restaurant as all the doors were open. We had an issue with missing food which the staff rectified but on reflection, we could have been better compensated due to the lengthy wait of our meal.

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Shezza
Brighton
5 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal, the fillet steak was delicious! Great cocktails and really friendly staff. Will definitely come back .

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food ( crab brioche, highly recommended)

JS
JoanneSHampshire
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service. Food amazing

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had a bit of a friction with the server who told us that we weren’t able to take the service charge off the bill. Then I showed him the menu where it says that it’s discretionary.
I only wanted to pay in cash and less than the 12.5% because the wait for food was over an hour.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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vipAnnA
Berkshire
17 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great breakfast, excellent service. Bit quiet but it was early and as we were outside it was a bit chilly as the weather wasn’t great

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PaulJ
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was fantastic and the ambiance and service were amazing. Will be back.

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Evelina
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience- as always. Me and my partner love this place, lovely atmosphere and food is top notch!

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Hprr
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We did have to wait 20 minutes for our drinks but the food came fast and it was amazing so it made up for it. Will 100% be back.

EJ
EJay
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We ordered our food from the counter. Although the choices were limited, the food was good and of excellent value. The cakes were particularly good.

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GDkitty
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was really lovely. We had to move tables as the heater was broken. Took a while for the server to take our drinks order and they were out of a number of starters. The food made up for any niggles though. The restaurant and outside decking area are really nice.

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LorenaC
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

The location and atmosphere is excellent, and the food was good. The reason why I’m rating this place 3 stars is because the service was fairly poor and the waiter was being immensely rude to us despite the fact that me we’ve spent a lot of time and money there.

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hannahf
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

I booked a table on a Saturday afternoon for lunch for me and my partner. We ordered a bottle of wine & pint of beer, the wine was £27 a bottle ! 2 starters - the scallops & pig cheek both very small portions for the price so we were really looking forward to our mains. The starters tasted like they were missing something. We both ordered the prawns for our main dish quite pricey £16 each but we thought we haven’t done this in a while so let’s treat ourselves. When it arrived me and my partner both looked at each other in shock. On our plates were 5 prawns on a stick with heads and tails still on, a wedge of lemon, pot of mayonnaise & a slice of bread. My partners was toasted mine wasn’t. I mean for £16 this was horrendous. It was a starter portion. The prawns tasted like they had come out of the ground not the sea. They had a earthy taste. Yuck. We both left the restaurant £106 down & still hungry!
I wouldn’t recommend this place at all ! There are a lot more nicer, cheaper places to eat in hove. Don’t bother ! Don’t waste your money.

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MaggieR
East Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had breakfast, the service was great. The the eggs Benedict and with gravadlax were delicious, poached eggs perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was a bit overpriced for what it was. Ladies toilets were vile. Service was good until I mentioned I had a a wine glass that looked like it had been cleaned with tissue when paying the bill (just so no other customers got the same thing, but personally I wasn’t too fussed and cleaned it myself). Rather than an apology I got a response that no one else had complained and the glasses were always polished.

JO
JulesO
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always love the food here and service is excellent!
Look forward to my next visit

FAQs

3rd Avenue/ 72 offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01273 977158.

3rd Avenue/ 72 is rated 4.1 stars by 73 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.