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, Seafood 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, British, Contemporary
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 Sunday, 23 June 2019

Impressive unobtrusive, yet attentive, service. Lovely setting & great value for money. Will definitely be returning!

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Visited On Friday, 21 June 2019

Good choice of menu, food delicious and cooked perfectly. The wine was very good. I had requested a table in the window which we didn't get but we were happy enough with where we were seated. The service was excellent.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 June 2019

The scones were dry and hard to cut. We gave our waitress a £55 tip instead of the 10% discretionary service charge and she didn’t even say thank you. Disappointed

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Visited On Friday, 21 June 2019

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 June 2019

very much enjoyed afternoon tea. the food was delicious with professional service

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 June 2019

A very good selection of seafood. The lemon sole was delightful. The sea bream melted in the mouth. The 'peanut' dessert was amazing! Service was very good, staff were friendly, attentive and polite.Nothing was too much trouble.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Nice area, central and with wonderful view. The diner in the seafood restaurant was very good. Wellness was fantastic.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

absolutely fantastic food and service, definitely five star. little touches like putting my slipping jacket back on my chair. we mentioned only once in passing that it was my father's birthday, and the smiling maitre d' (i think) brought him a lovely free desert with happy birthday written in chocolate. the only downside was the terrible acoustics - the room was very loud, not helped by the quite loud music. also it was a shame the tables didn't have tablecloths.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

It was just a pleasant day as food was well nice & service was 10 out of 10 & such a good atmosphere will definitely be booking again soon.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

We came for brunch on Fathers Day and we were pleased to be seated in the conservatory area with a sea view rather than in the main dining area. However, we felt totally rushed (we were advised that for a 1030 table booking that the buffet shut at 11) and then when we were asked for our drink order, my son asked for water but was brought a 'mocha'. Ok, so that was perhaps a hearing issue, but then when I said he would like water I was told he would have to get it himself from the buffet as only hot drinks could be ordered from the waiting staff (despite the fact that my daughter had ordered and received an iced coffee.) There were 3 attempts in about 15 mins to deliver us our bill when we were clearly still eating and then I saw that service was automatically added to our bill (and this was for a buffet service???!) which I asked to be removed. The food was not great and all in all what set out to be a special occasion was v ordinary and hugely disappointing

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

We would all rather have had cake than the chocolate thing. Whatever happened to the TRADIONAL afternoon tea? Otherwise it was very nice.

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Visited On Thursday, 13 June 2019

My name is Sharon not Karen. I was told this would be changed. It hasn’t been. Very slow service from ordering to receiving the food. We would have stayed for coffee but we were freezing and had run out of time. There is a hole in your roof which the wind was howling through. We sat in our coats and the waitress said she would adjust the heating... she didn’t. A 50th anniversary meal that will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.

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Visited On Monday, 10 June 2019

Worth it for a special event

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Visited On Monday, 10 June 2019

There are far better places to stay in Brighton! They are utilisng their name, but the service was really not great. The Hilton is by far nicer and a more pleasant experience in terms of customer service!

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Visited On Monday, 10 June 2019

The service was excellent, we were made to feel really welcome. Thankyou.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 June 2019

Great food and service

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Visited On Monday, 10 June 2019

This booking was for my mum's 90th birthday celebration. We did arrive early but out tables were not ready until nearly 4.30pm. The service and staff excellent but I did not really enjoy the tea.

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Visited On Monday, 10 June 2019

Lovely room and afternoon tea. Only negative would be we were not offered more tea and had to ask for it

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

perfect evening, great ambience, great service and would definitely return. Wish we'd stayed there now instead too to experience the whole hotel.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

It was great!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

Great venue and food.

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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

Only disappointed we were turned away at 9.50 on Sunday after coming back from a concert, and wanting supper. Despite a very full hotel you still closed the restaurant! We were not alone, bar also very full, eventually after waiting for seats we were served with drinks and very tiny snacks! Not good service 😒

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

The staff were knowledgeable and very good explaining the ingredients and what would be suitable as I am pregnant.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 June 2019

We had an awesome waitress during our time here for Afternoon Tea! Great venue, awesome service, great food! The pastries were absolutely delicious

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Visited On Sunday, 02 June 2019

Tea/coffee were served first, but the food came too late and they all got too cold to drink. I talk to the waiter and he was happy to replace the tea/coffee. The coffee was not served in a coffee pot as expected at an afternoon tea and it was far too bitter to drink - I’m a real coffee lover, so I know about coffee. Overall food quality was average and it’s much less than I expected to be served at Grand hotel.

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