The Little Fish Market

“Simply stunning seafood cooked with exemplary attention” - AA Inspector



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In a little side street off Hove’s Western Road, chef-patron Duncan Ray’s modest little operation certainly punches above its weight. After stints at The Fat Duck and Pennyhill Park, here he works with meticulous attention to detail, producing stunning local and sustainable seafood cooked with exemplary accuracy and an intelligent creative edge. The setting is a light-filled space done out with a pared-back contemporary look and charming, well informed service – delivered partly by the chef himself. The fixed-price menu offers dishes including 'Krabi' – Thai-inspired crab meat with mango gel, puffed rice, peanut brittle and Thai green curry sauce. The bright, clean flavours continue in stunning sea bass with mussels and scallop pointed up with mussel velouté and chervil.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Little Fish Market
10 Upper Market Street, Hove, BRIGHTON, BN3 1AS


  • Seats: 22
  • Wheelchair accessible
Opening times
  • Closed: 1 week March, 2 weeks September, 25 December
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 5
  • Wines over £30: 22
  • Wines by the glass: 12
  • Cuisine style: Modern, Fish

About the area

Discover East Sussex

East Sussex, along with its western counterpart, is packed with interest. This is a land of stately homes and castles, miles of breezy chalk cliffs overlooking the English Channel, pretty rivers, picturesque villages and links to our glorious past. Mention Sussex to many people and images of the South Downs immediately spring to mind – ‘vast, smooth, shaven, serene,’ as the writer Virginia Woolf described them. She and her husband lived at Monk’s House in the village of Rodmell, near Lewes, and today, her modest home is managed by the National Trust and open to the public.

There are a great many historic landmarks within Sussex, but probably the most famous is the battlefield where William, Duke of Normandy defeated Harold and his Saxon army to become William the Conqueror of England. By visiting Battle, near Hastings, you can, with a little imagination, picture the bloody events that led to his defeat. East Sussex’s pretty towns such as Lewes, Rye and Uckfield have their charms, while the city of Brighton offers museums and fascinating landmarks, the best-known and grandest feature being the Royal Pavilion. 


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