Bistro Du Vin – A touch of French class by the sea

Hotel Du Vin has recently refurbished their bistro, introducing fresh new colours and brand new menu. What remains however, is fantastic attention to detail, great service and of course, an extensive range of wines.

Dining Room - Hotel du Vin Brighton.

Hotel Du Vin, or hotel of wine is one of those tucked away venues that you wouldn’t even know was there; located a stone throw away from the pebbles on Brighton beach and at the south end of Ship Street in Brighton’s famous Lanes, HDV is at the heart of everything Brighton and is a regular feature of the annual Brighton and Hove Food Festival.

Bistro Du Vin, Afternoon Tea, Brighton Restaurant, Boutique Hotel

Inspired by French home style cooking, slow cooked foods and using locally sourced ingredients – Bistro Du Vin’s Gallic style menu certainly has a British flavour delivered in a down-to-earth, cosy and incredibly relaxing setting.

Great for breakfast, lunch and dinner – private dining, events, cocktails and wine tasting dinners – Hotel Du Vin has it all.

dish at Bistro Du Vin Brighton

Let us Set the Scene

Newly refurbished, Bistro Du Vin is about appreciating the best of everything that there is to offer in terms of service, delivery, produce – and did we mention it is one of Brighton’s finest boutique hotel properties?

Bistro Du Vin seating

Think reclaimed and dark stained floor boards, fire places, soft lighting, very comfortable chairs. It certainly is a great place to escape from the hustle and bustle of Brighton, in a super stylish and a sophisticated setting without the distraction of the mass market.

Bistro Du Vin banquette seating

The Menu

The menus at Bistro Du Vin change daily, they offer some great express lunch time two course options, they offer bistro classics, plus they offer an admirable A La Carte menu with all the trimmings.

Bistro Du Vin, Brighton, best Restaurant

Starters include french onion soup and British Rock Oysters, mains include Normandy chicken and a renowned 28-day dry-aged steaks. Dessert options include classics such as crème brûlée,  tarte tatin and the slightly more British bakewell tart.

tarte tartin at bistro du vin brighton

The whole menu is also complimented by the fact that there is a Hotel Du Vin sommelier on hand should you need it, so you can let someone else do the thinking for you and they can match that perfect wine to your dinner. They also offer monthly wine tastings which include a trip down to the atmospheric wine cellar.

Squid starter at Bistro Du Vin

Sunday Lunch at Bistro Du Vin, Brighton

An irresistible option. A place to escape from the hustle and bustle of Brighton and a Sunday lunch option offering great value for money – four courses £24.95. Roast Du Vin offers a rib of beef or Normandy chicken (with all the trimmings, vegetables and proper Yorkshires). Grilled plaice and bistro burgers are other options.

Afternoon tea at Hotel Du Vin

There’s nothing better than a spot of afternoon tea, and at Hotel Du Vin you can be sure it will be an elegant affair. Offering three different tiers of tea you can pop in for a simple or scone or upgrade to a champagne afternoon tea complete with finger sandwiches, a selection of cakes and a glass of bubbles.

Afternoon tea at Bistro Du Vin Brighton

Private dining at Bistro Du Vin

The perfect excuse to enjoy great food, great wine and great company at Hotel du Vin. All the things you love about dining at Hotel du Vin but in the privacy of your own dining room. Perfect for a family gathering, special celebration, dinner or party, and for not a penny extra. Private dining at Hotel Du Vin starts at just £40 per person and includes a glass of prosecco on arrival, a three course menu and half a bottle of wine.


Al fresco dining

With a secret garden to please even the most discerning diner, this little sun spot is perfect for relaxing with a glass of something chilled, before working your way through their al la carte or al fresco menu, served outdoors subject to availability (and the weather!).


Weddings at Hotel Du Vin

Enriched with local history, it offers exquisite private rooms, gorgeous suites, a tranquil courtyard, heavenly dining and your own dedicated wedding coordinators. For weddings from 20 guests to larger parties of 100 guests. For your Big Day why not think du Vin? Their renowned restaurant Bistro Du Vin, is a regular feature in the Restaurants Brighton top ten.

Wedding Information: Wedding and Events Brochure.

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