The Ginger Dog is a local pub offering real ales and fine wines together with a good hearty menu of traditional pub food using only the very finest ingredients to offer a really satisfying dining experience. The Ginger Dog brings a slice of modern pub gastronomy to the Kemptown area and includes a private dining room upstairs.
by Amanda Meier on 20 Feb 2019
Five of us met for a friend's birthday. We've always delighted in the excellent quality food that we've come to expect from the Ginger restaurants (we've visited them all). Haven't been to the Ginger Dog for a few years but decided to return as we wanted to meet somewhere less formal, but where we could still enjoy great food. We weren't disappointed. We had various starters - Ham Croquettes and Burrata served with blood orange and hazelnuts were definite winners. For mains, most of us had the burgers (best we've tasted in a very long time) and one of us had the Duck - also delicious. Expect to pay around £25/30 a head for the food . For such excellent quality - it represents excellent value; you won't be disappointed.
by Diner on 15 Feb 2019
My partner and I booked a table for six and had four important clients with us down from London. We specifically went to Ginger Dog to show our clients a different side of Brighton. It was mid-week and the restaurant was practically empty, the pub itself not busy at all. All was relatively well in the evening until we ordered our food. Three of our guests ordered lemon sole. The waiter returned to say they only had two left. One of the guests quickly jumped in and ordered something else, no fuss. When the food arrived at our table, the waiter turned up with two freshly made fish dishes which were not the lemon sole, but pollock from the specials board. Given that we were already told of only two remaining lemon soles (and how quiet the kitchen was that evening) how could a mix-up like this possibly happen? No apology was given, no questions were asked just a statement that the kitchen had messed up the order, a shrug of the shoulders and food was then placed in front of our guests. Given that this was a client dinner nobody made a fuss but the look on our guests faces said it all. This was highly HIGHLY embarrassing for my partner and I, let alone the rest of the table. However, in true British fashion the meals were accepted and we carried on. All in all we had a pleasant evening, but this left a very sour taste. We spent almost £300 that evening. I've since had an email from management asking to review. I explained our situation upon which they replied to say there had indeed been a mix up in the kitchen (we already knew this) and that they were sorry that this had happened. A bottle of wine is waiting for us the next time we visit. Sadly the damage here is already done. Having explained in a friendly manner what had happened and how it made us feel - as regular customers and frequent diners we felt disappointed that a bottle of wine was their response. To me this highlights the arrogance of the restaurant industry. Not taking their customers seriously and not realising the damage that can be done. We are Brighton & Hove locals but will no longer frequent the Gingerman Group, we will no longer recommend them to friends or family alike and would highly recommend you DO NOT take client's here for lunch and/or dinner if you value client relationships and like to take care of your customers.
by Rebecca on 14 Feb 2019
The drinks, service and food were all excellent.
by hallysendergate on 12 Feb 2019
I don't know if it was because it was a Sunday and only roasts were available but they were pricey and nothing special. Starters were great. Had the stewed rhubarb for dessert and was pretty tasteless and very expensive (£8.50) for a bit of fruit and ice cream.
by Hales on 10 Feb 2019
Lovely meal accompanied by great service. The specials on the board where a great addition to the menu! We all had three courses and each course was as delicious as the last! Reasonably priced and a warm and cosy atmosphere. Will definitely be returning soon.