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“Wonderful French restaurant, very reasonably priced.”
Review of Bistro Gourmand

Bistro Gourmand
Ranked #4 of 23 Restaurants in Rottingdean
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Easy to find in the picturesque village of Rottingdean you will find the French inspired restaurant, Bistro Gourmand. French chef Frank Thomeret tell us about his creation. "It's very much a bistro thing, but its original, traditional bistro food, things you might not find somewhere else. My influences are very Mediterranean, so I make dishes such as the bouillabaisse, its a fish stew with garlic and wine flambe with prawns. My menu has wonderful variety, as well as steaks, I have coq au vin, veal chops and lamb cassoulet. The portions are generous and the price very reasonable. I call it Provencal cuisine". So if you fancy some delicious home cooked food with a difference, then this is the place for you.
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Franks as it is known of locally is the heart of the village. Some people dropping in for a quick drink of just to say hello. We went for lunch and it was superb. You must book for dinner and it is not open every night so double check., There is a wonderful choice of dishes, each one is very tempting, I only wish we had more time to re-visit.
Love love love it.

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Thank Christine L
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Lovely intimate French style restaurant, food is superb and very good value. I had the best foie gras I have ever had to start followed by a beautifully cooked rib eye steak and wonderful fresh vegetables. Attentive service without being " in your face ". The only downside is that it is difficult to get reservations.
Highly recommend.

Thank barrydodds83
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

What a super restaurant. Visited several times and never disappointed. Frank the owner performs miracles single handedly in the kitchen. The food is amazing and wine reasonably priced. Everything was cooked to order so it does take a little longer but worth the wait. Presentation was superb and everything was served by Sue and assistant efficiently and more importantly at the same time for our party of six. The menu is varied and you do have the table for the evening. All six of us had nothing but praise for the overall dining experience. The restaurant is very popular in the evenings and has limited opening times so it's worth a call to ensure you have a table! Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Tony P
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

If you have come to Rottingdean this is one of our hidden jewels. It is a lovely little slice of France in our pretty village.
It is always a delight to go there. This is not a fast food restaurant. Just go relax soak up the Ambiance and enjoy the delicious food served and cooked by the inimitable Frank

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Had dinner with my husband as a treat. The service was good, we knew it was an evening out and not a quick food venue, but the atmosphere was good and the drinks were coming so had no complaints. The food was delicious and the bill was reasonable. Will definitely be returning.

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Thank lipoon2015
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