In Vino Veritas

Address: 103 North Road, North Lanes, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1YW, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1273 622 522
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Sun-Thu noon-midnight, Fri-Sat noon-2am
Door: Open door
Style: Tapas bar
Recommended for: Cocktails
Price guide: Middling
Food: Plates & dishes

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Review last reviewed on 2009-04-21

A dynamic couple of young French wine enthusiasts run this multi-layered and multi-faceted little bar. Spread over three floors they offer a prohibition style basement cocktail bar, a ground-floor wine come Spanish tapas bar and a first-floor modern French bistro restaurant offering a 3-course menu. All three floors are similarly plainly decorated with clean white walls covered with drink related prints and linked by a modern polished steel spiral staircase.

Vino Veritas may have three floors but it is still tiny. The selection, however, is bewildering with one of the best wine lists in Brighton with over 200 bins and twenty available by the glass. These range from the very affordable to the serious. Whatever floor you are on you can also choose from eighty cocktails ranging from prohibition classics to modern day infusions. The French chef manages both a bistro style menu and excellent tapas menu.

A split personality perhaps but certainly offering something for all tastes and pockets.

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