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Market Diner

19-21 Circus Street, Brighton BN2 9QF, England
+44 1273 608273
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
15 Aug 2017
“Been going here since the 80s”
19 Aug 2017
“not brilliant..even for a greasy spoon”
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Cafe, British, Diner
19-21 Circus Street, Brighton BN2 9QF, England
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

poor quality produce cooked poorly...seems popular on nights after the bars close ...open all night though ..

Thank George A
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

I've been going to the Market Diner, on and off, since 1988 when the place was bustling with clubbers and staff from the old municipal market (this has now been knocked down) it has always been the same, a massive fry-up and mug of tea...More

Thank mjayhazlewood
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The food was horrible cheap and greasy not a place for in the day time if it was late and you were drunk then it's OK but a bad OK 1 🌟 and that is pushing it

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This place prides itself on it's famous Gutbuster meal which is a giant full English breakfast - and is great! But, there are also other options on the menu which are just as good. This place is well established and I have been going here...More

Thank Agachi_11
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

I've come in here a few times a bit pissed after a night out. Food hits the absolute spot every time. Pretty great value for money also.

Thank Grace Abigail K
Reviewed 7 December 2015

I order from the place fairly often.. I won't say that the food is haute cuisine.. however having a place that delivers 24/7 & is open 24/7! Is a fantastic thing. The delivery people are always super nice, the food is consistent, its warm and...More

Thank Niall O
Reviewed 22 October 2015

The business positioning of this place is odd. It's a bistro at restaurant prices. The food is very good, the menu quite imaginative, and the personal attention superb, The service was slow, however, and the seating quite tight. I think it needs to decide if...More

Thank dixoncb
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

This is not a fine dining place - but then it doesn't profess to be, it's an all night cafe. The food quality is complete rock bottom - burgers are worse than you'll remember having at school, the cheese comes in slices, bacon seems synthetic...More

Thank adagil
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

Great greasy spoon that really hits the spot! Came on a Sunday morning, fast efficient friendly service! Gut Buster breakfast does exactly what it says on the tin!

1  Thank Melanie D
Reviewed 12 May 2015

I ordered my food and it took over an hour and a half to arrive. Once it did arrive it was okay food, but definitely not worth the over an hour wait. When I tried to phone to ask where my order was or how...More

1  Thank Meggie R
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 27
Cafe, British, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19-21 Circus Street, Brighton BN2 9QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 608273
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Not many places can lay claim to being 'the original home of the Gut Buster' - but then, they don't all come like Market Diner in Brighton. The all-night cafe is a local institution - a favourite among clubbers and lorry-drivers alike, and serves up tummy teasers like steak, eggs, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, peas and chips, along with the legendary Gut Buster: eggs, bacon, mushrooms, burger, black pudding, fried toast, beans, chips and tomatoes. If you've got an appetite that's not easily sated, and you're a fan of the fried breakfast - this is a must-visit for you.
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