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L'Eglise - CLOSED

196 Church Road, Hove BN3 2DJ, England
+44 1273 774281
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
31 Dec 2015
“Pleasent setting good food....”
17 Dec 2015
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
196 Church Road, Hove BN3 2DJ, England
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

Came here with friends on Christmas Eve, very pleased with the food and service. We all had different starters and mains, I was fortunate to choose the Venison 3 ways. Excellent portion and amazing flavour; the venison 'sausage' was sublime as was the rest of...More

Thank Trevlik
Reviewed 17 December 2015

This place have a justifiable poor reputation amongst our crowd. It has now ceased to exist. A new little cafe has opened on the site called 3 birds; it remains to be seen what it is like.

Thank mjlf
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Terrible because it no longer exists, apparently the lease has been handed back which is such a shame because it was really very good.

Thank TonyPKL
Reviewed 22 September 2015

French for 'Church' this slightly belle époque inspired cafe was a slight let down for dinner one evening. Our 'canard' was very dry and over done and not reminiscent of the 'confit canard' we would eat in France. The decor was slightly dated in style...More

Thank Stylegirl1480
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Went here on a weekday evening. They have an A La Carte menu plus different special on each evening. We chose A La Carte. Starters good. My companion chose steak for his main course, said to be good, and I went for fish which was...More

Thank Nelliekay
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Lovely family run restaurant with the care shown in the menu and cooking. Great steak frites and good wine list.

Thank 12TravellingG
Reviewed 23 July 2015

We have been going here for a long time... always loved it, but since it has been under new management it is even better. A really interesting menu, always delicious and a feeling of being in a friendly family atmosphere, where nothing is too much...More

Thank somewhereaway
Reviewed 30 May 2015

so pleased to have discovered this restaurant. Lovely atmosphere that lets the food do all the talking. Great wine list and one of the best steaks I've ever eaten. Will definitely be back.

2  Thank Ninjacat007
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

Ate here on Friday and absolutely loved it. A small but interesting menu and none of the courses disappointed. Lovely atmosphere , marvellous host and a good wine list. Will definitely go back to sample more. Also very good value for money.

Thank Alison P
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

First Sunday Lunch since L'Eglise reopened and we were not disappointed! Went with my in-laws. Between us we had 2 tomato salads,1 pork terrine and 1 asparagus soup,followed by 3 roast rib fillets (2 rare, 1 well done) and 1 salmon. Finished with 2 cheese...More

Thank David G
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 7 - USD 42
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 196 Church Road, Hove BN3 2DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Hove
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 774281
  • E-mail
L'Eglise is a Hove landmark that has been closed since Mother's Day 2014. We have recently re opened under new ownership and are now fully open and ready to welcome you back. The menu has stayed predominantly French and we have still have the set menu available at lunch time along with classics like Moules frites and Crouque Monsieur. At night we have a dinner menu to offer which will always consist of 5 starters, 5 mains and 5 deserts along with our 28 day dry aged steaks. This menu too will change every month at least. We source as much as we can from the county of Sussex, including wines from Ditchling and Bolney, Sussex gin, vodka and vermouth from Blackdown, meat from Lewes, fish from Newhaven and ice cream from Pulborough. Our commitment is to fresh produce of the highest quality treated with care by our chef Alistair Doyle and friendly service from Andy Tinker-Taylor front of house. Ali and Andy are business partners and a between them have years of experience in the food and wine industry and they very much look forward to your visit and comments.
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