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Based on 1555 parameters and reviews
Updated 2020-01-08
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4,5
1146 Reviews
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08/01/2020

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214 Reviews
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15/11/2019

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7,8
28 Reviews
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04/12/2019

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4,5
84 Reviews
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4,5
22 Reviews
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04/12/2019

The Chef reccomendThe Chef reccomend

  • Lamb
  • Bass
  • Cod
  • Crab
  • Pork
  • Quail
  • Duck
  • Beef
  • Roast Beef
  • Fish
  • Scallops
  • Cakes

Description

  • Phone number: +44 1273 326688
  • Cuisine:
    European
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    Vegan Options
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    British
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    Gluten Free Options
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    Vegetarian Friendly
  • Restrictions:
    Vegan Options
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    Gluten Free Options
    ,
    Vegetarian Friendly
  • Meal types:
    After-hours
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    Lunch
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    Dinner
  • Category:
    Sit down


Reviews

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    edwardo5300 2020-01-23

    My partner Mandy booked this for my birthday, the food was sublime, the service was attentive, Sam took time to explain how each dish was created, lovely ambience, very relaxed. Just a great way to spend my birthday, thanks Gingerman

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    MS99999 2020-01-21

    Booked for my partners birthday and throughout the process of booking and queries that I had the staff and information provided was excellent. Upon arrival we had a glass of champagne. The explanation of ingredients along with the staff knowledge and friendly but professional service was outstanding. Beautifully presented dishes and the flavours were divine. We both could not have asked for more and if we were more local we would certainly be here for those special occasions. Well done team and THANK YOU X

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    Lukewestmorland94 2020-01-17

    My visit couldn’t have been better, Sasha, Sam and Marek were the perfect team for the evening. Constantly making sure our table was at the happiest it could be. I had the venison as a starter and it melted in the mouth. For the main I enjoyed the halibut which was incredible, I couldn’t fault it at all. Fantastic food and incredible service. 10/10 would recommend.

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    MWCOD1 2020-01-04

    Booked into the Gingerman for NYE after eating here last year for a special birthday. The whole experience was great, lovely food (set menu) with a couple of real standout dishes, Nice wine options and good service, price is on the upper end (albeit it was NYE so not surprising). On the whole a very good evening with great service from the team

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    Jessica B 2019-12-29

    Amazing fine dining food and service with excellent prices. They have a taster menu but we just ordered from the a la carte which offers 2 courses for £35. Complimentary canapés to start which were so yummy. We opted for salmon starter which came with the most delicious horseradish ice cream- possibly the best starter I’ve ever had, and duck liver for my bf which was lovely. We then had halibut which was creamy, light and perfectly cooked, and duck which was very rich but the flavours were delicious. Small restaurant so definitely book. Quantities are small but taste is exceptional. Great for a special occasion.

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    SwitzerlandDuffy 2019-12-29

    Very nice people, brilliant welcome, and very homely restaurant. It’s fine dining and everything looks really great. Maybe trying to be a tiny bit too clever. But we left very happy and would definitely go back.

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    Simon M 2019-12-28

    Over 30 yrs we friends have met up three times a year. Sometimes in our home town London, sometimes in our friend's B'ton, sometimes in grand manor house country restaurants in between the two. This Restaurant has been the most delightful of them all. Sam was an attentive and knowledgeable great waitress, and the food was really exceptional. It was so wonderful that we all agreed to make Gingerman our sole meeting place from now on. Actually, we might even take a sneaky trip down to Brighton to enjoy this restaurant without them! SSSHHH

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    Pathfinder801998 2019-12-26

    Very friendly staff! All the starters were great and I loved the butter marmite. Great food! I would came back and recommend this restaurant. It’s a must go.

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    Ken P 2019-12-24

    We went as a foursome shortly before Christmas. The place was busy, as expected, which gave a lively atmosphere. Menu, service, and food quality were all very good.

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    DinerWXYZ 2019-12-11

    I booked a group of 10 at Gingerman for my wife's 50th in November. We now live out of Brighton, but Gingerman was our favourite place to eat back when we left in 2007, so we thought we would treat our friends. Booked back in June to ensure availability and I received a "group menu" by email "so you can see the kind of thing we offer for groups larger than 8". I just figured that this was to give an indication of what kind of food they offered, but what I failed to register was that groups 8 or over get a choice of 3 options for starter, mains and puddings for £45, whereas smaller groups get a choice of 5 options for the same price. Perhaps this was my mistake, and certainly when I got in touch with the restaurant after the meal about the limited choice they firmly felt it was my fault but I think the communication was unclear. Anyway, we were kid free, with friends away for the weekend and had been out for pre-dinner cocktails so we had a good evening, but actually the food choices we received were underwhelming and not particularly good value compared to if we had been a more favoured "smaller group". Starters were mackerel, duck or a vegetarian tart. No one had the tart, one mackerel and 9 ducks. Was OK, but in reality only two choices on the menu while the smaller groups had 5 (or 4 without the vegetarian choice). Mains were really limited. Vegetarian gnocchi (which I would say any non-vegetarian would be loathed to spend £25 pounds on and no surprise there were no takers), cod or braised ox cheek. Again the smaller groups had 5 choices, which would seem to me more reasonable for a £45 set menu. Puddings were fine, but the £7 cheese supplement made that plate £17 worth. Other disappointments, we used to get a variety of interesting home baked breads at Gingerman, but the current offer is a sour dough bread roll per person, with a choice of butter. Also the amuse bouche course used to be special, whereas we got some fairly nondescript canapes (this may be because we were a larger group and if we'd taken a total 7 people to dine rather than 10 we probably would have deserved something better). Anyway, I didn't complain on the night because we'd had a lovely day, I was quite merry, I was enjoying the company and freedom and I didn't want to spoil the atmosphere. The next day I was talking things over with my wife, and she mentioned seeing more interesting food going to the other tables. I still hadn't twigged at that point we'd been offered a more limited menu but got in touch with the Gingerman to feedback that I was disappointed with the choices particularly as the meal ended up costing over £700. I received a response with a kind of apology but basically refuting each of my points. They did offer a main course and bubbly each to recompense, but as we live away from Brighton and have fairly small kids that's not going to happen. What did annoy me is the following statement, which kind of blamed me for being too relaxed, whereas, I was never at any point alerted to the fact that there was flexibility in the group menu. "Occasionally groups are more relaxed than others, however sometimes a group will want their exact confirmed menu ahead of time which we can email upon request within a fortnight of the reservation. We are always flexible to change dishes on the group menu." So for a smaller party Gingerman may still be OK. For a larger party you will be penalised unless you are uptight. I also thought the customer service post meal was appalling. If following my initial feedback I'd been told that they were sorry that I'd misunderstood about the group menu and they would look at how they communicate with groups I would probably have been OK. But instead I got we're right and you're wrong and no other groups have ever complained. As they're wrong and I'm right I did find this other review on tripadvisor which says much what I do but more succinctly: "I expected lots of delicate flavours to be tantalising my tastebuds but instead the starter tasted like ordinary mushroom ravioli and the main was just fish and mashed potatoes with hardly any noticeable flavours. It is possible that this is due to the fact that it was a set menu for a large group but still they could have put some more effort into it. I wont be going back in a hurry" Definitely avoid if you're a group of 8 or up.

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    Peacefox 2019-12-05

    Ideal lunch venue (and dinner) if you are seeking something rather special. Beautifully crafted dishes which are well explained when served. Modest in size but bursting with flavour. Complimented by an exhaustive wine list which will suit most palettes.

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    Ssskylover 2019-12-03

    The tasting menu was good but the most remembered thing from the night was the fire alarm and the unbelievable level of noise from the other table. The fire alarm was set off three times over our dinner and the manager came out to explain that it was from next door. People from another big table in the restaurant were chatting and laughing so loud and I couldn't even hear what my boyfriend who sat next to me; a family next to us also were not happy and kept shaking their heads, we were surprised that the manager did not do anything about it. It was supposed to be a romantic birthday dinner but obviously was completely ruined.

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    garyb70 2019-12-02

    My wife and I tend to visit Brighton only once a year and we always eat here. We were lucky enough to visit again last week and we ate here once again. It must be nearly a year since we ate here last and I am pleased to say that very little has changed. The service is impeccable, the room nice as always and the food is excellent. This is not just "going out for something to eat" - this is food that tastes excellent and looks fabulous. Not only that, I don't think it is that expensive considering its quality.

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    MYDOGISFINN 2019-11-28

    I did quite a bit of research on Brighton restaurants as we wanted somewhere that was really good and we were not disappointed. This must be one of the best restaurants in Brighton , if not the south of England. It is quite small but the quality and craft of the ingredients that went into each course of the tasting menu was exquisite. It is quite expensive but one could pay a lot more for food of this quality. I would certainly come back here and if I lived in Brighton would want to eat here regularly.

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    Huseyin E 2019-11-22

    My wife&I went one cold November night for the first time . On the whole I would agree with most reviews that the food is very good , service prompt and attentive . On a cold tuesday night I thought it would not be busy but a lot of tables were taken . Obviously has a good following amongst locals and tourists alike . We enjoyed our main courses . But the 'clam chowder' I had for my starter left me surprised and disappointed . I was looking forward to a warming chowder but I got the ingredients in a bowl with a little liquid at the bottom . I almost asked where is the broth ? It was a similar experience with the desert . 'Key lime pie' was served in a bowl displaying the ingredients but not in the form of a pie as we know it . The menu gives no clue about this 'deconstruct' . While the whole experience was pleasant enough it left me somewhat underwhelmed .

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    LizaKirwan 2019-11-18

    A warm welcome, friendly attentive service and absolutely delicious, beautifully presented food in a cosy, intimate setting. The flavours and combinations, the textures and tastes ~ mmmm!

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    GolferLondon 2019-11-17

    Went here for business dinner , the staff were fantastic and the food was excellent. The tasting menu with wine looks great at £90 each but we eat from the a la carte menu 3 of us £200 well worth it

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    352bevp 2019-11-16

    From the minute we got in there the staff were so attentive. The food was excelllent and they went that extra mile by by sending out a dessert offering with happy anniversary written on it...nice touch. This restaurant really is a must.

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    c0linj0nes 2019-11-14

    ‘Clam chowder’ with no liquid/soup, with so much salt in that it was close to inedible - I should have sent it back. Quite dreadful. Very confused monkfish main course with ham, pork and chorizo accompaniments - just didn’t work at all. Not a single vegetable visible with either the starter or main course (oh, sorry - about two strands of samphire). Overrated and disappointing. Good service, though.

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    admuse 2019-11-05

    Seamless accommodation of allergy when ordering the tasting menu. Both food and wine pairings were excellent. Go the extra mile and have the cheese course too! One suggestion would be that as the restaurant is cosy, the staff need to be aware of the volume levels of certain guests - the conversation from one table easily dominated the entire space, much to the annoyance of other guests. A discrete word with the table's host would have been appropriate.

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Our aggregate rating, “Sluurpometro”, is 100 based on 1555 parameters and reviews

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Timetable:

  • Monday
  • Tuesday 12:30-14:00,19:00-22:00
  • Wednesday 12:30-14:00,19:00-22:00
  • Thursday 12:30-14:00,19:00-22:00
  • Friday 12:30-14:00,19:00-22:00
  • Saturday 12:30-14:00,19:00-22:00
  • Sunday 12:30-14:00,19:00-22:00

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