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$$$$ Price range per person £69
10 Upper Market St, Hove
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Hove, England, United Kingdom

The Old Market is what you should see after having a meal at Little Fish Market. Taste British cuisine here. The recipe for success of this restaurant is its mouthwatering cod, fried oysters and smoked salmon. Try good tarte tatin, ginger ice cream and pudding. Most likely, you'll return to Little Fish Market later to degust delicious prosecco. Ordering the great coffee is a nice idea.

Visit this place to celebrate an anniversary, wedding or a birthday party. Many guests point out that the staff is competent at this spot. Fabulous service is something clients appreciate here. Pay attractive prices for eating at this restaurant. From the guests' viewpoint, the decor looks divine here. Little Fish Market is a Michelin selection and it has been rewarded with 1 black knife-and-fork symbol: according to the experts' opinion, this place provides quite relaxing atmosphere.

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Great fish seafood. Many live selections, fresh frozen as well.
Great place! Best fresh seafood around.
Hugely DisappointingIt’s difficult to describe how deeply disappointing our visit to The Little Fish Market was.Primarily because all the ingredients were in place for an excellent dining experience:Limited covers, no turning of tables, fixed tasting menu focused on local produce, talented chef and plaudits for days… A seemingly perfect stage.And secondly I have to admit I really wanted it to be good. I wanted to have found a little gem, and I adore the journey of a tasting menu.The menu on our visit could be misread at a glance as 12 courses, but is essentially: 3 amuse bouche, bread, 2 starters ,3 savoury courses, desert and 3 petit fours.And this is precisely how it is served.I take some issue with this as its not usual to list amuse bouche on the menu and if there are petit fours, just write “petit fours” don’t grandly list them individually.It all smacks a bit of padding, especially given the increase in price from £69 to £85 for the current menu.By the end of the experience it feels like you have paid £85 for 6 tasting courses (each of 2 bites) presented to look like more in writing than they are in real life.The second problem with this is the tempo, stretching 6 tasting courses over 3 hours leaves chasms between bites so wide that any narrative of the menu is lost entirely.Its like reciting one line of a limerick every 30 minutes, I doubt anyone would laugh (I didn’t) and in fact I thought my wife might actually cry!I wont dissect every course but there were some highlights and its clear Duncan Ray is an accomplished chef.The Orkney Scallop was a delight, accompanied by a slice of confit pork belly in a lovely sweet soft and savoury marriage with bright cubes of tart apple.And of the 3 petit fours “lemon” which was a tiny doughnut with a lemon filling was excellent, crisp yielding to a pillowy softness. I would like to think it was intended to evoke memories of the pier and hot mini doughnuts.But there were some very strange mis-steps.“Nigiri” was an Ika Nigiri packing enough wasabi to cure a cold and can only be described as unpleasant to eat.“A homage to Michel Bras” one may assume Duncan doesn’t like Michel very much as he has named a tiny dish of limp veg slivers almost devoid of all taste in his honour.“Langoustine in 2 serves” was bizarrely devoid of langoustine save for a few legs in a sort of prawn cracker.. a morsel of cold lobster setting on the plate in place of the langoustine tail that I gather should have been there.. the accompanying broth was good though.And the crescendo of the menu “King of the Sea” was a 2 inch square piece of entirely bland white fish sprinkled with chopped runner beans .. accompanied by some pan roasted enoki mushrooms, which were by far the more interesting component. There are photos of this dish already posted here, and with the beauty of hindsight I can now at least look at them and chuckle at its absurdity. The King upstaged by the Jester, but there was no chuckling on the nightIt felt like someone woke up with a hangover and forgot they were supposed to be cooking.We left, bored, hungry and light of pocket, taking the last of our wine, which we shared sat on a bench looking out to the black sea whilst we tried to make light what felt like a mugging.I hope things here improve, I really do because I feel like there is a great restaurant waiting to happen. It’s just currently somewhat trapped inside the Emperors new clothes.But people bizarrely seem to love it the way it is so will things change?Probably not.Would I be willing to go back and find out?.. For now,. probably not.
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10 Upper Market St, Hove, England, United Kingdom
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Сredit cards accepted No delivery Booking Wheelchair accessible
Opening hours
SundaySun Closed
MondayMon Closed
TuesdayTue 19:00-22:30
WednesdayWed 19:00-22:30
ThursdayThu 19:00-22:30
FridayFri 19:00-22:30
SaturdaySat 19:00-22:30

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