FAQ’s

DO YOU CATER FOR DIETARY REQUIREMENTS OR ALLERGIES? 

When making your booking please make sure you let us know what your dietary requirements or allergies are so we can create a bespoke tasting menu for you or your guests. We are unable to cater for limited, fully vegan or dairy/lactose free diets due to the length and nature of our tasting menus. If however you are unsure whether we can cater for your dietary need or allergy please contact us directly at the restaurant so we can understand your requirements in detail and we will do our best to accommodate. Please note that dietary requests & allergies cannot be guaranteed without prior arrangement.

DO YOU TAKE DEPOSITS FOR ALL RESERVATIONS?

We take a non-refundable £10 deposit per person for all reservations to guard against no-shows and short notice cancellations. This will be taken off your final bill in the restaurant. We are using Tock as our reservation system as it is one of the easiest and most secure ways for our guests to make reservations and pay the deposit up front. We do request at least 48 hours notice given for every cancellation regardless of the reason where your deposit can be transferred to another time. For bookings cancelled with less than 48 hours notice we will keep the deposit as a cancellation fee. Thank you for understanding that deposits are needed given the experience we have had to date and the costs incurred to our business.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE CAN I BOOK?

We will release a new month of availability on the first of each month at 9am (UK time) for the period three months in advance. For example, December tickets will be available on Sunday, September 1st. If your preferred time slot is not available, please contact our team directly and they will do their best to accommodate your request. Please note the largest table we can accommodate in the main restaurant lunch is for 6 guests and dinner 4 guests. However, for those who wish to dine exclusively in private or have a party of 5-9, why not book the etch. private dining room. For larger groups between 10-32 we can offer exclusive use of the restaurant.

HOW OFTEN DOES THE MENU CHANGE? 

We pride ourselves on changing our menu each month to take into account the very best Sussex has to offer by combining local, fresh and seasonal produce. 

IS OUR TABLE OURS FOR THE LUNCH OR DINNER SERVICE? 

Yes, we don't turn tables in the restaurant so you have the table for as long as you need. It’s just part of your etch experience. 

WHERE DO YOU SOURCE PRODUCE?

The vast majority of fresh fish, meat and seasonal produce come from Sussex, typically within 30 miles of our restaurant.  However, there are some items that are just not produced in Sussex or the UK but these are kept to a minimum to avoid impacting the quality of our food and our carbon footprint. 

IS THERE PARKING?

There is lots of public and on street parking around the restaurant. Although we are unable to recommend where you should park there is a pay and display long stay car park at the King Alfred Leisure Centre on the Kingsway which is just a short stroll to the restaurant. Alternatively, there are parking bays where you can buy parking on Church Road, Hove Street & Vallance Road. In the evening many parking restrictions are lifted.

DO YOU OFFER A LA CARTE?

We offer seasonal tasting menus as we feel that is the best way to showcase the produce we use and allows our chefs to continually create amazing menus. Depending on the day we offer 5, 7 or 9 course tasting menus for between £50-£70. These include additional complimentary signature dishes. 

HOW LONG SHOULD WE ALLOCATE FOR OUR MEAL?

Depending on how many courses, the pace and size of your party we suggest that you allow 1-2 hours for 5 courses and 2-3 hours for 7 or 9 course tasting menus. 

DO YOU ALLOW CHILDREN?

We do allow children who are over the age of eight years old however, please be aware we are unable to provide any facilities for infants and we unable to create a children's menu alternative. Our menus may offer a good opportunity for your child to expand their palette. We kindly ask that parents and children are courteous of other diners. We are unable to accommodate pushchairs due to the layout of our restaurant. 

IS THE RESTAURANT ACCESSIBLE TO WHEELCHAIR USERS?

Our restaurant can accommodate wheelchair users but are unable to provide disabled toilet facilities. We do ask that you notify our reservations team so that we may allocate a suitable table and let us know whether you would prefer the dining chair to be removed or left at your table.

IS THERE A DRESS CODE?

Guests are welcome to dress as they please but most dress in a smart but casual manner. Whilst our food is fine dining, our restaurant and style of service is informal and friendly. 

WHAT IS THE NEAREST STATION?

We are a  short 10 minute walk from Hove mainline station. Head south down Goldstone Villas, at the end turn right and then left on to George Street. At the bottom of George Street, turn right on to Church Road and you will find your warm welcome on the left on the corner of Hove Street.  We are also a 10 minute taxi ride from Brighton station.