For groups of between 2 and 8 you should be able to book online if we have availability.
If we don’t have availability online then p
lease email the restaurant direct

If you’re a group of 9 upto 30 and looking into holding a party, private event or private dining then please see below about our Private Dining Room ’42d DOWNMARKET’.



We invite you to book our private dining and function room which is found hidden away below MARKET and is therefore known as 42d DOWNMARKET.

Have an Up-Market dining experience in our Down-Market setting that could be perfect for your upcoming event, party, birthday, wedding or business meeting.

The room can seat between 10 and 30 people, has it’s own bar, music system and is fully air conditioned for your comfort.


There are no room hire costs to book the private room but we do operate a minimum spend and deposit system for exclusive use of the PDR.
(Returnable deposit £250 to secure booking)

We can accept groups of up to 10 in the PDR without exclusive use when possible but these groups may also subject to a set menu. Options can be discussed…

N.B It is essential you read the T’s & C’s at the bottom of the page before booking.

Minimum spends:
All lunchtime and midweek services £500+s/c
Friday evening £1250+s/c
Saturday evening £1500+s/c.
(service charge s/c 12.5%)


We try to keep it simple for everyone by offering you a set menu only and we do not offer groups the a la carte.
There is a Vegan/Vegetarian version of this menu and we cater for proper allergies. We do not cater for preferences as this is a multicourse tapas feast.
Please see the ‘CHEF’S £55* SET FOR GROUPS’ & ‘VEGGIE £55 SET FOR GROUPS’ menus.

(These are sample menus which are subject to change)

For further information and to discover whether DOWNMARKET is available for your party, please email us at

T’s & C’s

No pre-order required. Just let us know of any essential dietary requirements in advance. No changes unless for essential dietary needs. Deposits will be returned in full after the bill has been settled in it’s entirety, unless in case of damages to any property belonging to Market Cafe bars Ltd which will be paid for by the group. It is the responsibility of any group to work out how payment is to be made and by whom, not the restaurant personnel. Any shortfall in payment will be taken from the deposit, including any unpaid service charge. All guests are expected to behave in the manner normally expected in a restaurant as other guests will be dining in the rest of the restaurant. Rudeness, bad language, threatening behaviour to staff members or any other guests, over intoxication and/or the use of illicit substances will not be tolerated on or in the premises and anyone not adhering to these terms may be asked to leave. We reserve the right of refusal on entry. By agreeing to the booking you are accepting the terms and conditions as laid out above.


42 Western Road, Hove, BN3 1JD
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