6 Queen's Place, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2LT
Since its opening in 2007, Brasserie Pascal has gained a reputation for excellent French haute cuisine, becoming the restaurant to visit for culinary indulgence. The venue is clean and contemporary with an effortless je ne sais quoi, and the staff cannot do enough to cater for the needs of guests with their polite, attentive and friendly service. A modern chandelier bathes the restaurant in a soft glow, highlighting the sheen of dark wood tables and chairs. The table settings are simple, proving that the food here needs no further embellishment. All of these factors culminate in pleasantly relaxed conditions and an overall excellent dining experience, whether you have just popped in for a casual lunch with friends or a more formal dinner with wine and all the extras. The menu combines intricate and simple dishes, all cooked to the high standard one would expect from authentic French fare. Meticulous planning is clearly involved in creating the fabulous concoction of flavours on guests' plates, and this is completed by beautiful presentation. As well as a wealth of inspired meat and fish dishes - from monkfish ragout with mushrooms and seafood, to a slow-braised lamb shoulder with vegetables and pomme lyonnaise - there are first-rate vegetarian dishes available, as well as daily specials to ensure everyone is catered for. All of the food is created using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. The portions are generous, but ensure you save room for a dessert - it is well worth loosening your belt for. There is also a range of choice global wines, including an excellent collection from France of course, that will complement the superb flavours of the food. Regardless of whether you are an enthusiast of French cuisine or not, Brasserie Pascal is the perfect destination for anyone who appreciates quality food and service.