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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 Sunday, 14 October 2018

Excellent value, attentive staff. The cauliflower cheese was the tastiest I have ever eaten.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

Excellent staff with friendly and efficient service

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

Another delicious Sunday lunch with excellent service and perfectly cooked food.

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

Lighting in main restaurant bit too dim and gloomy - also went off completely for a few seconds three times during our meal. Although not busy, had to ask for some things more than once, eg olives. Great food, well presented.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Staff where very attentive to our needs , knew when to come and asked if we needed anything , food n drinks were amazing . Would like to thank all the staff for making our afternoon tea experience amazing and one we won't forget. Many thanks .

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

Another brilliant time, excellent service, the food and ambiance is simply exquisite, well done. JB

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Over all a very enjoyable evening the food was great and the drink was good as well. Especially the £5 cocktails. The only let down being the service which we felt was a little slow and a few items where missed of our order.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Totally loved my evening here will be back soon

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Visited On Thursday, 04 October 2018

Great food and amazing service. Very friendly and attentive, and what a view of the sea.

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Visited On Friday, 05 October 2018

It's quite expensive and the food is very nice but not out-of-this-world. The service is excellent though, hitting the perfect balance between formal and relaxed, and the setting is wonderful. So it is well worth it as an experience.

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Visited On Thursday, 04 October 2018

I arranged to meet a friend who I worked with in social services back in the seventies. We meet up regularly annually and this year I thought I would book the Grand. On alighting from my taxi I was met by a lovely gentleman who greeted me and the doors were opened by him which was very much appreciated as I have slowed down a bit recently. My friend and I sat in the window seat with a fantastic view of the seafront and the West Pier which unbelievably looked quite beautiful. A lovely gentleman gave us the menu and then followed a fantastic tea exactly as promised on the website. The friendly waitress was attentive and helpful and my friend and I had a most enjoyable afternoon. I was offered a delightful box to take home some pastries which was much appreciated. Upon leaving the doorman was very attentive which is much appreciated. The decor of the Victoria terrace was amazing and the china was beautiful together with the seating. I could not help thinking about my late mother's friend Anne Aherne who was head housekeeper at the old Bedford Hotel Brighton in the fifties - she would loved to have been here and been most impressed. A wonderful afternoon and a great hotel.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

We love the Grand for a drink on a Friday night with music but the afternoon tea was a disappointment. The service was slow, sandwiches had far too much butter (thought it was a slice of cheese), tiny scones and cold and weak coffee! On a positive note, the atmosphere is very relaxed and we will be back but not for afternoon tea!

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

Food and staff were lovely, had a really nice cocktail.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

Had a wonderful afternoon tea!

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

Wonderful atmosphere with great views of the seafront. Service was excellent and the Brighton Gin (and accompaniments) were especially fun.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

The food and service were really good once we were seated. The room although gorgeous was a little on the chilly side. Even my friend who is never cold commented on it. When we arrived we were told that they were running a "smidge" late. We had to wait 35 minutes sitting in the foyer - which I think was a bit longer than a smidge! So that did take a bit of the shine off the visit - which was a shame. A complimentary drink and an apology might have helped...This is why I can't give full stars for the service.

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

High quality local seafood dishes with a beautiful Kent white wine. Very good, friendly service as well.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

Having been informed a 3:30pm booking would be fine on a Sunday, on arrival the kitchen had run out of the beef option, the waitress came back with an incorrect wine we ordered and we were served a small sharing vegetable plate options for five guests. Very disappointing indeed.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 September 2018

Lovely surroundings. Great service. Superb fish. A little expensive - but fish is expensive! Great improvement on previous restaurant. Superb alternative to another local fish specialist we used to visit regularly until they seemed to get too popular for their own good and introduced rules! Very relaxed - but smart.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 September 2018

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Visited On Friday, 21 September 2018

Very good service. A beautiful hotel. Amazing sandwiches and lovely cake selection!

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Visited On Monday, 17 September 2018

We had booked an afternoon Tea, we was waited on by a smiley smart dressed lady called Maria, we was made to feel comfortable and special, Maria heard me says we are here for my girlfriend birthday and she brought out a special treat from your chef, saying “Happy Birthday” I will definitely be visiting again to try your seafood spread

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Absolutely outstanding service, amazing food, and all of this in a beautiful setting.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Exceptional quality food and friendly efficient service.

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Visited On Thursday, 30 August 2018

We enjoyed our Afternoon Tea, the food was fabulous - and they catered for our 2 pescatarians without any hesitation. We were a larger party of 8 however everything came out in a timely manner and the wait staff were attentive.

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