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Petit Pois Brighton

Sophisticated, French bistro set in Brighton's South Lanes. Offering an al la chart, and set menu of modern French cuisine. Their wine list is handpicked and exclusively French.

Petit Pois –  French Tapas in Brighton’s Lanes

Petit Pois Brighton is located in the famous Ship Street, steps away from the bustling seafront and historic Lanes. This French bistro-style formula is something a bit different in a city with lots of dining options.

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A dream come true – Petit Pois Brighton

Husband and wife team, David and Ivana were formerly Head Chef and front of house at nearby Riddle and Finns, before achieving their life long dream of opening their own restaurant. Together they serve up a carefully curated menu inspired by well-known French classics, with a modern twist.

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Quality dining without the price tag

Petit Pois is a well-known foodie destination in the city, where quality, professionally cooked dishes, impeccable service and an entirely French, handpicked, wine list all come at affordable and very competitive prices.

Something for everyone at Petit Pois Brighton

The menu boasts a wide range of vegetarian, fish and meat dishes with a couple of vegan options to cater to the Brighton dining scene in full. Each section on the menu has plenty of dishes to choose from, with four choices in each of the main course options (meat, fish and vegetarian). From date night to family get together, Petit Pois really is a quality venue offering brilliantly executed dishes to suit all tastes.

table laid out for two, bartender pouring wine in glasses

French is best

A handpicked and well thought through wine list is another reason to visit Petit Pois in our opinion. Featuring only French wines (naturally), many of which are natural, which for us is an added bonus. The list stands out from others in Brighton showcasing France as one of the best wine-producing regions in the world. Ask the front of house team for food matching recommendations to really make the most of your Petit Pois experience.

mussels soup served in blue plate with leaf background, autumn vibes

Lunch in true European style

Petit Pois offer a Menu Rapide for £10 per head; available Monday, Thursday and Friday lunchtime from 12-3 pm. Menu Rapide includes; moules frites, Toulouse sausage, roast garlic mash potato, greens gravy dish and vegan/gluten free rosti potato, creamed spinach, poached egg. Bon appetit!


Sunday roasts

It isn’t just pubs that serve delicious roast dinners in Brighton. Petit Pois offers a four-choice roast menu on Sunday’s in their cosy, welcoming restaurant. All dishes are served with duck fat roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables, honey roasted carrots and red wine jus. Pre-booking essential.



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  1. Paul

    A lovely little restaurant, the food was spectacular and the service amazing. Looking forward to our next visit

  2. Emilia O

    I’ve been to Petit Pois three times all for special occasions and couple for surprising my partner. Never disappointed! Dishes well balanced, honest portions and very good quality. The nice french twist on Sunday roast is one of the nicest things I remember of this place, all with nice ambiance, accurate wine list and great products.
    I’ve just discovered they will open as a take away! This fill my heart of hope for coming back to gourmet life!

  3. Robert Holdford

    Great little restaurant, charming atmosphere

  4. Tom

    A fantastic little restaurant that is serving up French classics with a modern twist. The fish soup is to die for and such incredible value. Was very excited about the menu before I visited and was not disappointed when I ate there. Definitely worth a visit and their lunch set menu is an amazing offer

  5. Georgia Mary Anne Clarke

    Just been to this lovely little restaurant for a pre birthday treat, fantastic company(hubby), food, service and drinks and incredibly reasonable. Unusual in the sense it is French tapas but that just makes it better as you can try more! We had frogs legs, salt cod fritters, mackerel escabeche, aged sirloin steak, artichoke barigoules, scallops followed by a trio of creme brûlée and macarons. Fantastic!! Highly recommended, we will be back!
    I have been waiting for this treasure to open and it was worth it. Congratulations to an amazing place what a delight!

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