Etch

4.8
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91 Reviews
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£41 and over
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British

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About

Located at 216 Church Road in Brighton & Hove etch. is a 12-table British tasting menu only restaurant by MasterChef: The Professionals winner Steven Edwards. Previously a bank etch. has a contemporary look with views of an open kitchen, dark blue walls & modern art.

Open from Wednesday to Saturday for dinner and Thursday to Saturday lunch etch. offers a choice five, seven or nine-course monthly changing menus. Dishes are ingredient led and utilise quality produce from in and around the surrounding Sussex countryside.

etch. currently holds a Michelin Plate | 5 Good Food Guide | 3 AA Rosettes.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Thu–Sat 12:15 pm–1:45 pm
Dinner
Wed–Sat 6:45 pm–8:15 pm
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Phone number
01273 227485
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Steven Edwards
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Neighborhood
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 91 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.9
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MD
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening - but definitely will only gone back for a very special occasion due to the cost

Also been once before abc fair amount of similarity in vegetarian menu on both occasions so would hesitate to return quickly

R
Yorkshire
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Etch is fantastic - this is our second visit and the food is amazing. Very efficient service which allows you to enjoy the courses whilst not waiting too long between things to try. Lovely food, lovely people - thank you once again.

b
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous meal, great experience, would definitely go back.

CD
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always superb service and marvellous food + drink

M
London
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was amazing but slightly beaten by Little Fish Market that we also visited recently.... Although the lobster and meat courses here were outstanding. The service was fabulous and the atmosphere much more enjoyable than some other similar type restaurants we’ve been to with a more hip and trendy vibe. Value is good and the knowledge of the ingredients and produce by the staff was impressive! Wine was affordable and the chilled red we had from a local vineyard was perfect. Definitely would recommend and go again.

MH
Brighton
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Stephen is so talented every dish was amazing we can’t wait to return

RF
London
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, service fantastic very helpful when choosing our wine and would return

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way!!!!!

CH
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. The bench seats round the perimeter of the room are definitely better than the seats/tables in the middle

KM
London
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a spectacular meal at Etch - living up to its considerable reputation. It was a lovely touch to have Steven Edwards himself serving and presenting many of the dishes. We'll definitely be back to enjoy another special evening with the team at Etch. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

L
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant just gets better. We love it and will be back.

GT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were great; as a venue though it's too noisy, far too many hard surfaces and we had to struggle to hear each other at times. Definitely an 'occasion' restaurant and one worth visiting but with the proviso that you need to concentrate to have a conversation

MN
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The tasting menu was well balanced and the food really extremely good. Whilst waiting staff are very keen to please, the service did seem to slow down as the evening went on. We had an 8pm booking and left at 11.45. It's nice to take time over a meal but after 11pm I admit to being impatient for the last 3 courses to show up and was too tired to really enjoy that last bit sadly. Would be great if it could be done in a 3 hour window especially as the food requirements are predictable. Would recommend albeit would tell friends to be prepared for a long wait. Thankyou Etch.

N
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our special occasion restaurant and it is special. Menu changes regularly so you always get something different and it never disappoints. Staff attentive but not over bearing. Substantial and good range of wines. Food always immaculately presented and packs a serious flavour punch. We will definitely be returning.

F
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Etch consistently hits the mark with excellent food and service. The menu changes monthly to take advantage of seasonal produce, but follows a similar format each time. I normally opt for the 7 course menu, which is perfect for a long late lunch.
The dishes are small and the descriptions simple, but the flavours are fabulous and the cooking and presentation generally flawless.
I keep going back and have always found it to be the best food in Brighton

GS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a treat this is the place to come. Great food. Great staff. Great place

PB
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a most enjoyable experience.
Service was first class and very attentive.
The food was delicious and beautifully presented.
The tasting menu was outstanding albeit opting for anything other than the nine courses would have left you feeling like you had missed out.
The wine pairing option was both interesting and expensive.
Overall a very pleasant and enjoyable lunch.

AM
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and faultless service. Best place I’ve eaten in Brighton since moving here 7 years ago. Outstanding. Have already booked to go again!

S
Brighton
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyable. Food lived up to expectations. We will be back.

PG
Brighton
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Met and exceeded expectations - we will return!

At last a restaurant in Brighton which compares to top London dining.

HT
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, great service and an overall brilliant experience

DT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience for our 10 year wedding anniversary... what a treat!
Food was out of this world and the service outstanding, yet it still had a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere!
Loves it

ML
London
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our whole experience was amazing. The food was sublime, the service was impeccable, attention to detail was faultless, whilst we were made to feel totally comfortable and relaxed.

CL
London
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food! We had the 9 course menu and were blown away. Difficult to pick favourite courses, but the duck egg was exceptional, and the rabbit stunning. The staff were also extremely welcoming, approachable and knowledgeable. Great wine list too.

SR
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food, service and atmosphere. Low key but were always there when you needed anything. Interesting that the menu changes each month and ALL the staff try it, food and wine, so they can speak about it from personal experience. A great way to create overall feeling within which is passed to the customers.

BC
Surrey
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the 3rd time I have had a meal at the restaurant, and I have already booked to go again next month. They have really got it right...fantastic food and extremely friendly and welcoming staff. So looking forward to next time!

D
Brighton
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food,very good staff, a very enjoyable food experience,highly recommend :)

HE
London
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful evening dinner.
The wine flight was fantastic too. We loved every course! The waiter was attentive, and informative upon each course and wine. Loved every minute of the dinner!

a
London
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband who is a hotel director in charge of 9 hotels worldwidecsaid it was one of the best meals he has ever eaten. My veggie daughter loved her meal. The wines were fantastic and very well explained by sommeliers who clearly love their job. The waitresses were lovely. If we lived in the uk we would be back nearly every month. Roll on next August.

OT
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it. Always wows.

N
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant place. Excellent service. Very atttentive. Delicious food thatbaurprises

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I think the experience was enhanced by the wine pairing. Really interesting information from the very knowledgeable somelier. Great experience.

L
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant and can rely on always having the most wonderful meal. Lunch and Dinner have different feels to them and in all honesty lunch is better! We are going back next month!

PD
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely environment with pleasant music and very friendly and helpful staff.
And when it comes to food, it is hard to describe with words. Take your time with chewing, there is always a new flavour to surprise your taste buds.

JG
Brighton
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service and a very unique dining experience! Highly recommended, the langoustine course and rabbit were particular favourites of mine. Will be visiting again soon! 😃

IM
Brighton
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A culinary experience, Etch takes dining to another level. Not just a meal but a journey for the palette and the soul. Will be recommending to everyone!

OT
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. Great wine list. We had 7-course menus plus two starters. It was in the end too much food for us so we wish there was a 5-course menu option for dinners with the two choices of the higher end 9-course menu at the same price of 65gbp/ea (currently its shellfish and cheese options). I would definitely go again but for lunch which is 5 courses. Great experience, chef and staff. We liked our wine as well. Thank you.

JG
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the second time my wife and I have dined at Etch and they did not disappoint. We were made to feel very special from the time we arrived till we left 3 hours later. The food was outstanding, all 9 courses were well thought out and the flavours worked so well together. Mr Edwards the chef does an excellent job of taking you on a journey through the courses building all the way and just when you think it can't get any better, it does. We will be back!

CH
London
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third time at Etch, and it was as fantastic as the first two!

Amazing food, wonderful service and a really, really enjoyable evening.

We’ve just booked our fourth visit...

SG
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Would have give 5* overall but for was rather noisy and wines pricey - only found 1 x bottle under £30. However, the food was outstanding with interesting combinations and flavours. The personal table service by the main man himself was a great personal touch. Personal flavour highlights at a recent meal were squab pigeon breast with beetroot jus and the slow cooked duck egg.