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La Cave a Fromage

34-35 Western Road, Hove BN3 1AF, England
+44 1273 725500
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“charcuterie” (19 reviews)
“bread” (27 reviews)
“fondue” (3 reviews)
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European, Deli
$$ - $$$
34-35 Western Road, Hove BN3 1AF, England
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I like to support local businesses and products but £29 for two glssses of Ridgeview Is way too much. Other, much finer, establishments in Brighton and Hove, are cheaper and offer a better experience. Such a shame. This place used to be quite good.More

Thank s3srg
Alan W, Manager at La Cave a Fromage, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Afternoon s3srg, My name is Alan and i'm the branch manager of La Cave a Fromage in Hove. It obviously upsets me that the service offered wasn't to my desired level. I have spoken with the team and the members of staff involved to gather...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018

I was lucky enough to have been bought this as a present for a recent birthday, so went along last night. It was a wonderful evening, six wines and six diferrent cheeses, all perfectly explained and discussed. I will certainly be back soon :) Thanks...More

Thank mabs
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic fondue evening at the cave. Excellent service from Sam and team ensured that a return visit is an inevitability. Great work

Thank olithedrifter
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Picked up some cheese on the way home on Saturday night as, after eating a starter and main course at a local pub, we fancied creating our own cheeseboard. Extremely friendly and helpful staff sold me some to-die-for goats cheese and blue cheese. The range...More

Thank Lorna T
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The Cave really has some fantastic examples of European cheeses ( maybe could have some more English /Irish on occasion ) and despite not being cheap you do get lovely cheese in terms of quality. I would also say that the staff are very knowledgeable...More

3  Thank efc999111
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We cashed in our Xmas present from last year and attended the British vs European cheese evening. A really good, informal but informative evening when we were able to enjoy 6 different cheeses and accompanying wines. Some great tasting cheeses, even though not all of...More

Thank Ken W
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I'm very lucky living so close to this shop and "restaurant". (Can you call it a restaurant when it serves a fairly limited range of dishes - cheese and charcuterie? I don't think La Cave themselves do.) Although I mostly go in to buy cheese,...More

Thank salopiantree
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Four of us went on a Saturday night (glad we booked as there aren't many tables). It was a special occasion, so we 'pushed the boat out'. The food was very tasty, and the staff knowledgeable - they described every item in great detail. What...More

Thank David R
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Went there last week for a cheese and sparkling wine taster treat. Absolutely loved it! 6 cheeses, all paired with a glass of bubbly. Very knowledgable host who clearly lives and sleeps cheese. Basket of bread, charcuterie board and terrific value at £40 a head....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

A fantastic little venue with a great selection of cheeses, wonderful wines and meats to complement them. All this was let down by unfriendly service by the gentleman mentioned above. Such a shame. If not for him, definitely a 5 star venue.More

2  Thank Wayne D
Alan W, Manager at La Cave a Fromage, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Afternoon Wayne, I am genuinely upset that your visit with us was spoilt, I like to have faith in my team and myself to offer the best service we can. Unfortunately you were not given a good enough service and we would love to invite...More

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26 August 2015|
Response from pennych | Reviewed this property |
We went in June of this year. According to my receipt the cheese selection was £10 and bottle of wine we had was £19.50, there were 5 of us so we had 2 bottles actually, hope this is of some help
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34-35 Western Road, Hove BN3 1AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Hove
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 725500
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Cheese - Charcuterie - Wine. We specialise in farmhouse and artisan cheese from across Europe and the UK. Our tasting cafe is open daily, serving a selection of cheese and charcuterie platters along with wines by the glass or bottle. We hold regular cheese and wine tasting events in the cafe.
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