Plateau Brighton Review

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My lovely neighbours gave me a giftcard for Plateau after I looked after their dog for the weekend, and honestly I had never heard of it. I asked around, and everyone at work said the food is incredible and it’s got a great vibe, so I was excited to try it out.

We went early evening on a Sunday, and there was only a few other people in there. This was great for us as it meant we got our food and drinks served quickly! First up, I had a cocktail. I had a ‘lost for words’ which was portobello road gin, velvet falernum, yellow chartreuse, lime pineapple.

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It was bitter but sweet at the same time, I’ve never had a cocktail like it. I’m not a huge gin fan usually, but I absolutely loved it in this cocktail.

We decided to go for the set menu, which is three courses for ยฃ20.

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For my starter I chose purple sprouting broccoli which came with taramasalata. The broccoli was smokey which went perfectly with the taramasalata. It was absolutely delicious.

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For mains, I had pan fried cod, january king and butterbeans. It came in an incredible sauce that was buttery, garlic-ey and divine. I even asked for a spoon so I could get every last bit of it haha! The cod was juicy and full of flavour. I had no idea what january king was, turns out it’s some sort of cabbage. It went perfectly with the butterbeans and fish.

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To finish, I opted for the Neal’s Yard cheese. I kind of had to manage my expectations when it came to this – I was slightly disappointed to see that it was just one type of cheese on the board. I reminded myself that it was a three course dinner for ยฃ20, so it wasn’t going to be an enormous plate! It came with pickled walnuts which I had never tried before but were so tasty. Without any chutney it was a little dry, but the cheese was lovely.

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Places like Plateau can end up costing a fortune if you get lots of the little plates and try everything. The set menu is a great way to try bits from the main menu but on a budget. I thought the portion sizes were great, the food was delicious and it was well worth the ยฃ20 it cost. From what I’ve seen on the website, they change up what’s on the set menu fairly often so I will definitely be going back to try more of Plateau‘s food!

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