La Marinade 👍
We chose this restaurant because the Website quite playfully explains he cooks every dish and has no interest in being a “celebrity” chef. I loved the attitude of the Chef on his Website. Although the food was good, he is not at risk of joining the likes of Pierre Gagnaire or Robuchon, albeit he would beat the pants off of Jamie Oliver!
In our experience, this little neighborhood kitchen was the best food in Brighton.
– location: Small neighborhood establishment about 2 miles walk from the City Center. Kitchen 20 feet from our table with door open and classical music playing. Chef cooks! This is his home
– character and atmosphere: Tiny, friendly, neighborhood restaurant with 16 seats.
– style and comfort: Think eating at home with a slightly better Chef.
– table and glassware: Functional.
– other guests: Local.
– ambience rating (1 to 5 thumbs up/down)
– reception: Chef/Owner welcomed us joking about my “loads of dietary restrictions”. He is a no-nonsense sort of fella.
– floor staff (knowledge and presentation of food, attention to details and awareness of guests): Wife, son, daughter and Father-Chef handle everything. When they say “home-made”, they well and truly mean it!
– sommelier, maitre’d, chef, manager: Seriously?
– service rating (1 to 5 thumbs up/down)
– bread: Basic, good, fresh and they charge for it…so skip.
– ingredients: Very fresh as he mentioned how many portions of each item he happened to have.
– presentation: Simple. His son and daughter learning from Mom.
– creativity: Simple
– taste: Huge flavors. A tad too much salt, which seems to be very British.
– smell: Big.
– execution: Very good.
– food rating (1 to 5 thumbs up/down)
* Tomato, pepper and basil soup yummy.
* Lobster bisque with actual shell flavor excellent.
* Crayfish and avocado salad great flavors and fresh greens. Lettuce excellent. Big flavor!
* Mozzarella, tomato, sun-dried tomato and green salad tres yummy. Big flavor. Basil and Muscatel dressing.
* Turbot in butter and wine sauce and capers. with chips. Classic and good, albeit a bit too heavy on the butter.
* Duck with garlic mash and green beans in red wine sauce. Garlic mash fantastic. Duck a bit chewy, but good flavor.
– selection: Awful.
– variety: Awful
– value: Excellent
– wine rating (1 to 5 thumbs up/down)
Meursault Pierre Andre au Chateau de Corton Andre 2008. Village wine on last leg, but
– type of cuisine: French
– dress code: Underwear optional
– opening hours
– overall rating (1 to 5 thumbs up/down)
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Chef Nick Lang
77 st. georges street, kemp town, brighton, bn2 1ef