3rd Avenue/ 72
Offering everything from casual lunching & elegant dinning
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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.
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.
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.
Great service, great food ( crab brioche, highly recommended)
Excellent customer service. Food amazing
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.
Great service and food
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
The food here was fantastic and the ambiance and service were amazing. Will be back.
Amazing experience- as always. Me and my partner love this place, lovely atmosphere and food is top notch!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We had breakfast, the service was great. The the eggs Benedict and with gravadlax were delicious, poached eggs perfect
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.
Always love the food here and service is excellent!
Look forward to my next visit
A very enjoyable experience. It was quite a cold day so it was really nice to have heaters! So nice that we are going again this Friday
Love the food, music and service. Will go there again.xx
Arrived at restaurant and there was no table available having booked and stating there were tables on the app, was advised to try another restaurant which was more a cafe bar but that wasn’t even open. We did end up having a great night at the nearby newly reopened Ortello.
We had a lovely Christmas Eve meal - the food was delicious and service great. The only negative I have was that at least 4 main dishes weren’t available, including 2 out of 3 vegetarian options so there wasn’t much choice for me. Otherwise it was a beautiful spot to eat and we hope to return soon.
Food is generally good here but 2 of us felt monkfish portions too small. The main problem with this venue is always overly slow, casual service.
Very pleasant team as always, welcomed us on Christmas Eve. Great food and atmosphere.. looking forward to going back in 2021!
Lovely dining area, menu sufficient and not too overwhelming. Service very friendly by quite slow. Starter and main served together? Asked for them to be served separately. Had to remind waitress about the jug of water. I would go there again though.
Pleasant staff and service
Good food portions
Great service and lovely food. Sat outside in heated area and felt very safe.
A very enjoyable brunch experience and we will definitely return because the atmosphere was chilled and sophisticated.
Slight niggles were the drinks took far too long to arrive and the menu is a bit limited for brunch, it is more like a proper lunch menu instead.
Not sure if we will try the place for dinner or not.
We have visited 3rd Avenue a few times, and every time it exceeds our expectations. Already have our next visit booked :-)
Celebrating a birthday and a great place to do it. Food was exceptional - will defo return
Great atmosphere and amazing staff! Would recommend anyone to attend to this restaurant
Lovely evening. Amazing food and exceptional service
Lovely food and great staff, did forget some of our order but they rectified it almost immediately
The staff were extremely helpful, friendly and polite. They were adherent to covid rules. Steak was lovely. The restaurant is more expensive on average but you get what you pay for!
Last minute booking ,will definitely return .Nice food and wine not over priced.
Excellent place, amazing Breakfasts and fantastic dinners. I would recommend. Chef is top stars. The food was slightly cold, asked to just re-heat it. The Chef was nice enough to re-do the entire dish and even when it was cold it was outstanding! 5* thank you
Amazing staff and incredible food, can’t recommend enough
Staff very lovely and helpful. Gnocchi was outstanding but the scrambled egg brunch was underwhelming and just average. A nice spot to visit that also offers a lovely afternoon tea option, or morning tea if you prefer!
The staff were very nice but the whole thing seemed very disorganised. We went in and we told them we had a table booked yet no one asked for the details like our names, then someone sat us at a booth right next to a very loud party of six despite every other table being empty. Luckily the loud party left shortly after or else that would of ruined the lunch. Took quite a while to take our drinks orders or bring menus. Then was told couldn't do a cocktail as bar guy was on lunch, which is a bit bizarre for a place with a large cocktail menu. Eventually got snacks to share and my starter which was all lovely although the bread came out later than the almonds and olives as the bread went to the wrong table we were told, but then the mains came out while we were still eating this which i don't think is appropriate. And after the loud party of 6 left we were the only ones in the restaurant so really unnecessary. The burger and chips were lovely. The food and place itself are nice, in my opinion they really need a bit of staff training to get the service in order as it would make such a difference. Its not cheap either so service should be good to encourage people back. I would go again with reservations.
The shockingly slow service discouraged us from eating our dinner here instead we got a starter. The wine we wanted out of stock, the starters we wanted unavailable and had to beckon the waiters every time. We wouldn't return from this first experience which is a real shame as looks like a nice venue.
3rd Avenue/ 72 offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01273 977158.
3rd Avenue/ 72 is rated 4.2 stars by 51 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.