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GB1 Seafood and Oyster Bar Restaurant

97-99 King's Road, Brighton, United Kingdom, BN1 2FW
Critics Review 8/10
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Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for

About GB1 Seafood and Oyster Bar Restaurant

GB1’s philosophy is quality and simplicity, offering a fantastic choice of the finest and freshly caught seafood from Brighton’s shores along with classic English cuisine, with contemporary touches, constantly updated by Executive Chef, Alan White’s brigade of passionate and inventive chefs. The striking Lobster Burger is a must try at GB1 as is the Fruits De Mer and an Oyster or two. The seasonally changing menu also boasts meats from the grill and classic Sussex favourites along with vegetarian dishes too.

Cuisine: Seafood
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Critics Review
Go Big, Go to The Grand!
8/10
Sometimes we all have a reason to go big and tonight we are dining at the Grand. This beautiful, regency building is one of Brighton’s more up market venues, adding some class to Brighton’s seafront. Much more than wonderful architecture, fancy suites and sea views, we have decided to take a stroll down the front to find what GB1 – seafood restaurant and bar – has to offer in the steak department. We are not so used to the greeting we get on arrival. The Grand oozes history and importance; this place feels special, and the staff will do their best to make you feel the same.
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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Nice, creative menu. Good food although both our fish mains were on the edge of overcooked - it is very hard though. Good portions and great service, although added to the bill.

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Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

Absolutely wonderful meal. Amazing service and lovely evening.

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Visited On Monday, 13 August 2018

Excellent afternoon tea - lovely views when the refurbished is complete

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Visited On Monday, 13 August 2018

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea - the service was spot on, smiling & attentive without ever being intrusive. Quality of food was excellent, cakes & pastries were lovely & sandwiches were delicious (could have done with a couple more! 😊) Would happily recommend!

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

I liked everything. Was all perfect to me. My partner didn't like sandwiches bread, he wanted better quality. Thank you very much, very enjoyed. Already recommend you. Will come again!

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Obviously a really nice hotel and afternoon tea but not quite worth £60

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Enjoyable afternoon

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

The restaurant is a bit depressing it could definitely do with a refurb. The food is quite good but not as good as thy think it is. Excellent restaurant prices without the backup.

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 August 2018

Très bien ! Nous reviendrons !

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

The tables and sofas felt a bit worn and dated. Unfortunately there was scaffolding up so no sea views. Pleasant staff, fabulous cocktails!

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Very nice experience

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 August 2018

Faultless food, beautifully presented. The variety of tastes and the construction of each plate excellent. Service was slow to start with and a bit disorganised (maybe the 5.30pm setting). Ironically got better as the restaurant filled. It would have been helpful to know that there were considerable building works/scaffolding around the Grand.

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 August 2018

When waitress realised it was my Birthday, she came with a complimentary decorated plate and chocolate cake. So thoughtful. Made my Birthday brunch even more special. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 July 2018

Afternoon tea at the Grand Hotel Brighton is a fantastic experience, utterly faultless.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

The Sunday dinner was lovely, just the right amount for 3 people and the staff would happily refill my friends gravey which was also lush.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

Had a great time

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Excellent food and service. Been there a number of time and the quality is always at the top. Highly recommend

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

The meal we ordered did not match the menu.We were not informed of the shortage of certain ingredients .We did not have a starter and therefore had to wait 1.30 hours for everyone to get the meal ....It was a table for ten , however the restaurant was not busy...very disappointing not the usual standard expected of The Grand .No Manager came to us to address/explain to poor service.We had decided to take 8 of our friends as past experiences had been positive..Unfortunately not this time and with a bill of approx £400....

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

I'm providing this review in response to follow up email request to do this from GB1. Food & Drink - 2 star. Starters were good - Scallops, oysters. Main courses average - fish & chips, lobster, hake (good). Dessert - poor ... I had pre-ordered profiteroles as favourite of the birthday girl (94 year old) and they weren't as good as the ones from M&S. Atmosphere - 1 star. The place is undergoing building works which should be done soon. Had asked for terrace and told ok, but there would be hoardings. Arrived, and on the day the terrace was shut ... something about safety. So in the restaurant and very forgettable. Service - 3 stars. They went out of their way to arrange the gluten free food for 1 diner. On the day, generally attentive. Took an age to get the pre-ordered deserts ... think something must have gone wrong in the kitchen. Nice birthday song. Value for money - 1 star. Bread (4 chunks in basket) = £3. You should get this included at a place that is claiming fine dining. Water = £4.75 a bottle ... seriously???? Cost £200 for four of us, with just 1 drink. Lobster was £42 in this ... and that is just for a lobster.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

The only reason I didn’t give full marks for atmosphere was due to the building works obscuring an otherwise perfect sea view. We hope to visit again once the works are complete. We visited as a birthday celebration and the surroundings, food and service made it feel like a special occasion

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Afternoon tea was everything we hoped for. Everything was presented impeccably and the food was delicious, even the tea tasted divine. The setting was very pretty and airy and the air conditioning was welcome relief from the heat wave. We ordered one afternoon tea each and found it very filling, in fact we were so full we asked for some of the cakes to be boxed up so we could take them home. Even the doggy bag was posh. A lovely way to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We are looking forward to returning at a later date when the view of the sea can be enjoyed, as it is obscured somewhat due to the outside building work currently taking place.

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Having waited over an hour for our meal the steak and presentation was very poor. However one if our party had fish and it was lovely. Very disappointing overall.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

It was a birthday treat for me and lovely gesture to receive a card from the staff/hotel. All the staff were very friendly.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

A very lovely afternoon tea , with very polite professional curtious attentive staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

We visited here on the Sunday morning for brunch and we very disappointed, because of the prestigious name surrounding you’re hotel we expected the quality of the food to be of a high standard along with the service. Our food wasn’t very hot, and I ordered extra toast with came out very burnt , when we complained about this the waiter didn’t seem to bothered , however we were brought more toast 20 mins later at this point we had finished our breakfast 😧

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