A brilliant place to catch up. The tables are not too close together so you don't feel hemmed in. The food was excellent and well priced. The staff are all friendly and efficient. I would not hesitiate to recommend Il Bistro and will be back again in the future.
THe whole experience was worth going to.
Very friendly staff
Great food, lovely atmosphere and the lady who served us was lovely.
It was a great night and a perfect place for talking and catching up.
Great meal - fantastically cooked steaks and generous portions. Look forward to going back !
Second year in a row we have used on our anniversary. The food is outstanding and the service is perfect. I would highly recommend this bistro.
my wife and myself visited il bistro on a Thursday evening , we had a lovely evening and the food was very good, but we found the staff very good , the manager Joe is a great guy and we had a lovely young waitress from Barcelona. I would recommend IL bistro to anyone
We had a really lovely meal and the staff were both friendly and welcoming - would definitely recommend. One of our party was a Vegan (albeit that we were in a Steak restaurant, I didn't know) but they offered to make him a special dish - that's what I call excellent customer service!
Excellent evening .
Food very good.
Nice to be able to choose accompliment to main course
Staff very friendly and took time to chat to you .
Excellent service from extremely polite members of staff. Ambience was lovely and just the right setting for the occasion. Food was delicious and satisfying. Overall, a lovely place for fine dining. The manager was exceptional with customer care and service. Very polite and friendly and made us feel very welcome and comfortable with the right amount of sincerity. Will definitely be returning.
Lovely restaurant with excellent food, served by friendly and welcoming hosts.
Went here with my boyfriend for the first time on a sunday and it was really enjoyable. The staff were great and the food was delicious. I would recommend the mussles. The menu had nice variation and there was a good selection of desserts although we were full from the main meal so decided not to have any. Would definitely come back here.
2nd visit and loving the food and service here. Really good value.
Fantastic food as usual. I have been many times over the years and it never fails to impress. Owner and waiting staff are very friendly and helpful. It is an old fisherman's cottage in Brighton Lanes and romantic. I would recommend it and give it 5 stars.
The menu isn't extensive, but that isn't a criticism as less is often more. Everything we had was great - the steaks were excellent, the fries superb and the spinach just-wilted to perfection. Nice starters too, particularly the sardines from the specials board. Sensibly priced side dishes and decent wine choices make this a very good place for dinner.
Really good find in the heart of the Lanes. Good food and wine, great staff, not made to feel rushed even though restaurant was packed and we were there early .
This was our first visit. The menu was varied, although the dish chosen from the blackboard was disappointing. However, we had a good table in a buzzy atmosphere. We will go again.
A nice meal but it’s always a shame when you are sitting next to a table where manager makes a big fuss of the diners and they get extras like lemoncello !
Service was very good but unfortunately food was bland and poor quality
French onion soup was an oxo cube with a sprinkle of cheese on top and fish and hips were dry and not cooked fresh
The food and service was excellent, I will be going back very soon.
Great attention to detail, it’s the little things that make the difference, great food, good service, nice & interment for different occasions, I would go again & again
Il Bistro is a little gem tucked away in the lanes. The service is attentive without being intrusive and the food is excellent value. Especially good are the Chicken liver pate for starters and the Fish casserole. So often nowadays fish is over salted or has too much hot spice. Not this traditional dish. It has a well balanced, delicious mixture of fish and seafood. I have enjoyed many other dishes in this restaurant - this was just my latest meal. I always visit when I am in Brighton. Single diners like me will feel comfortable here and couples and small groups will find it agreeable.
A very good steak restaurant with lovely staff who were more than helpful. Also a very good wine list. A place where you can go with friends or business guests and have a good meal and chat. Also said in the lovely Lanes of Brighton.
Absolutely gorgeous steaks. Brilliant service - cannot think of any drawbacks. Wish it was in my village
Fantastic meal, the steak was excellent. The service even better. Great guys, running a great restaurant in a great spot.
This will be my regular spot for dinner in Brighton now! Thanks again for as great meal.
Had a wonderful supper here to celebrate my graduation. Staff were very friendly and even able accommodate our party of 8 20 minutes early, (pouring with rain outside). Delicious, filling food and not too expensive. Lovely atmosphere. We will be back!
We came here for our sons 10th Birthday they really couldn't have looked after us better! The food was delicious they went out of their way to make sure our nearly 2 year old was ok and well looked after. Thank you
It was very welcoming, the atmosphere was nice we enjoyed the evening, very nice
First visit to Il Bistro and will definitely be going back again. Food was lovely and service was very good.
We booked this restaurant for dinner during an overnight stay in Brighton. The welcome was warm and the room was full of atmosphere and chatter. I had the liver and bacon special and my husband had the T-bone steak. Both were beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. The wine list was good and at reasonable prices. Excellent service from the friendly staff.
Excellent original bistro in Brighton. Well worth a visit to this cosy restaurant. The food is delicious and the service is superb. Can't wait to go back. A must for any Brighton weekend.
Could not fault this restaurant with it's delicious food and friendly lovely staff. Very reasonably priced for "top notch" food. Certainly will revisit ❤️
A great place that had excellent service and fantastic value for money
As usual in il bistro it was a lovely relaxed evening, great atmosphere and a steak you'll find hard to beat anywhere in Brighton for quality and value. We've been several times and will certainly be back.
Fantastic place steak was amazing and the staff were really friendly 👍
The food was average and the prices are high
Great menu choice with delicious food. Outstanding service and attentive friendly staff. Good quality. Very reasonably priced. Do not live local but would travel back to the area solely for the restaurant. Hidden gem
Steak was very bad,it wasn't fried steak, it was boiled. I've never tried before so awful meat.
Great food, chilled atmosphere and the service was good. Was a relatively quiet night and we had a 3 course meal which took in the region of two hours. Was an easy sit in without the feeling of being rushed
Food was really tasty and good sized portions.
Friendly staff and a good value set menu
Cosy atmosphere but well spaced out tables
Try the prawn filled crepes with a wonderful creamy filling
Great experience at elegant restaurant in the heart of the lanes. The waiters were outstanding along with the steak. We had a very romantic meal and special thanks to our waiter Joe.