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Alcove - CLOSED

1-3 Buckingham Place, Hove BN3 1AU, England
+44 1273 770002
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible11%
12 Jan 2014
“Excellent Food and Staff”
11 Jan 2014
“Why is nobody else here?”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, International, British, Contemporary
1-3 Buckingham Place, Hove BN3 1AU, England
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

Alcove is a wonderful restaurant, lovely surroundings, attentive and knowledgeable waiters, food second to none - my second visit to this restaurant and will definitely go back! Well worth a visit and well worth supporting - Give it a try!

Thank JWhite60750
Reviewed 12 January 2014

Just got home after our second visit to this new restaurant in Seven Dials. The food was excellent - all courses - and the staff were friendly and helpful. The only shame was that for most of the evening we were the only four people...More

1  Thank clintonrae
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Was looking forward to trying this place. With prices the same as Graze (which we love) �35 for 3 courses, we were excited to find a fine dining establishment just around the corner from where we live. Thanks goodness we used TablePouncer to get 50%...More

Thank 7Dialseater
Reviewed 4 January 2014

My husband and I came here for our anniversary. The food was gorgeous. Particularly the beef fillet medallion which was perfectly cooked. I had the Belgian marquise for dessert which was incredibly moreish. The restaurant itself was romantically lit and had a lovely calming aura....More

Thank Finewinediner
Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

If you enjoy good food and/or good wine, never ever go to this place. It was a depressing waste of our time and money. The staff was trying but they were all inexperienced and not very capable. The guinea fowl with supposedly roasted garlic mashed...More

Thank gb8
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Not a good experience at all. The restaurant had no atmosphere, was cold and empty. I normally feel a little sorry for restaurants that are empty but in this case it soon became apparent why there was nobody else there. The food was just not...More

Thank kg08953
Reviewed 23 December 2013

Where do I start?... serious lack of atmosphere, cold restaurant, inexperienced staff, below average food... We booked a table here for 6 of us and it was such a disappointment. They asked us to pre order, from reading this menu we expected great things. They...More

Thank Lydia S
Reviewed 23 December 2013 via mobile

I am so disappointed. I had been emailing the owner regarding our booking, she was efficient, friendly and very professional so I felt confident in arranging a group night out at Alcove. It was dreadful weather, we were the only table in there to start...More

Thank Lynne2751965
Reviewed 30 November 2013

When Sams closed at 7 dials me and my better half were disappointed, but hoped a good restaurant would rplace this main venue at the 7 dials roundabout. The Alcove opened with what can be best described as a soft launch, but we spotted the...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 20 November 2013

We used this restaurant last year at the other location, we were the only two eating but the food was delicious and service good. The cocktail bar was downstairs and no atmosphere but fab drinks. We were very excited to see that they had moved...More

Thank Leiprechaun49
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
French, International, British, Contemporary
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-3 Buckingham Place, Hove BN3 1AU, England (Formerly The Medicine Chest)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Hove
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 770002
  • E-mail
Sam's of Sevendials is a family-owned bistro in the heart of Brighton's Seven Dials - just minutes from both the station and the seafront. Formally Sevendials Restaurant it now has a fresh new look and more relaxed vibe. Set in a former Lloyd's bank building, the restaurant's interior is impressive and features a newly fitted bar area and many black board specials. With a variety of seating areas Sam's is perfect for business lunches, family celebrations, dates and birthday parties. Sam's award-winning British menu includes favourites such as the salad of pork belly in an Oriental marinade of white radishes and spring onions; the risotto of smoked salmon and chives with seared scallops and coral butter; and the decadent Vairhona chocolate fondant with rum and raisin ice cream. The restaurant also boasts a private dining room, impressive global wine list available by the glass, carafe and bottle and a large South facing terrace open in the Summer months.
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