restaurants-brighton

Black Mocha

This brunch spot goes above and beyond the norm in food, drink and service offering more than just standard poached eggs or avocado on toast. Whilst it caters to any preferences, the high standard of food is maintained throughout regardless of whether its chorizo hash or vegan baba ganoush on sourdough that entices. On top of this, there is a great coffee selection to wash down the oncoming indulgence!

Chilli Pickle

There are infinite numbers of Indian restaurants around the UK but some manage to stand out from the rest. The Chilli Pickle are considered a Brighton institution loved by locals and visitors alike. Serving up delicious Indian food bursting with colour in a friendly, Brighton-esque atmosphere, it has created a harmonious blend between international and local. Head here before an evening at the Theatre Royal or a stroll around the Pavilion. Alternatively, grab their food to go and enjoy along the Brighton Pier.

Larder

The vegan scene in Brighton is huge and Larder is at the forefront of the best little vegan cafes in the city. A casual atmosphere that’s more hipster than hippie so whilst its more of a brunch and lunch spot than a dinner affair, its indulgent food will satisfy anybody’s tastebuds!

The Gingerman

Located a little out of the centre, its certainly worth the journey which will work up your appetite almost as much as the tempting menu on offer. Using a large selection of local produce, The Gingerman delivers Great British classics with a hint of innovative and added refinement. Choose from the a la carte or tasting menu and on the next day head to the sister restaurant, The Ginger Pig which is just a short walk away in Hove.

The Salt Room

With its ideal coastal location, Brighton’s seafood scene is bountiful. The Salt Room is certainly one of the dominating seafood restaurants serving polished up versions of the classics in a beautifully located setting that overlooks the water.

Riddle & Finns

With emphasis on high quality, locally supplied produce, Riddle & Finns delivers on unfussy yet exceptional dishes in both of their Brighton locations. Their menu is a wide-ranging list of varying seafood although they are particularly specialised in oysters which are on the menu all year round. The impressive wine list ensures a perfect pairing to these pearly delicacies. Opt for an Oysters and Champagne combo for a truly luxurious treat.

The Longhouse Cafe

Venture off the tourist-trodden tracks to find this great, dog-friendly, all-round-friendly brunch spot enjoyed by the locals. Plenty of plants inhabit the charming cafe and resemble the Lounghouse’s attitude to their menu which itself is powered by plants. Everything here is presented with utmost care and whether its savoury or sweet, each dish is guaranteed to please.

Isaac At

At just 24, Isaac Bartlett-Copeland is the ambitious chef behind this tiny but mighty dining spot. Housed in a soothing, grey-washed former office space on Gloucester Street, guests are offered menus of bright, seasonal dishes created with hyper-local produce. In fact, this team of young friends are so committed to their sourcing that the menu comes with a list of the day’s ingredients and their corresponding mileage. A nine-course feast may include warm treacle and stout bread (we’d like a mattress made from stuff), crab with homegrown radishes, pan-seared aubergine with beetroot ketchup, blushing lamb chump with salt-baked turnips and greengage ice cream with pink-peppercorn meringue and date puree, all cooked from a tiny open kitchen.

Silo

Join Brighton’s cool kids at this rugged warehouse on the edge of North Laine. With up-cycling and environmental consciousness at its heart, Silo recently won the OFM’s Ethical/Innovative Restaurant and are currently crowdfunding to turn their waste glass into crockery. This lofty space is furnished with reclaimed wood, steel and chipboard furniture, housing a brewery, bakery, coffee shop and award-winning restaurant under one roof. Head here for the tasting menu which changes daily and work your way through the natural-wine list and seasonal fare. If you don’t have time to eat in, grab a loaf of their perfect sourdough and have a quick chat with the friendliest staff.

  • 01273 674 259
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  • 39 Upper Gardner Street
    North Laine
    Brighton
    BN1 4AN

The Set

You’ll find this 20-seat restaurant at Artist’s Residence, a sea-facing townhouse-turned-hotel decorated by local creatives. Set inside a cosy room of reclaimed wood, copper and exposed brick, the British tasting menus change with the seasons. Expect dishes like mackerel, ponzo and oyster; pork, octopus and peach; and crumbly chocolate and blueberry pie bookended by creative snacks and homemade sweets – washed down with an eclectic selection of wines. Set aside a few hours and a giant appetite for this one.

64 Degrees

This cosy dining joint is tucked away down the winding, cobbled Lanes, with a passionate team whipping up inventive small plates from an open-plan kitchen. The menu changes constantly, informed by the seasons and local purveyors. Expect photo-worthy plates like silvery mackerel with sweet beetroot and jerk yoghurt, beef rump with hispi cabbage and black beans, or lasagnette with silky red peppers and an egg yolk cooked at 64 degrees. The room is finished with soft charcoal walls, wood panelling and black-enamel lights. The best seat in the house is at the bar, where you can watch your food being made from scratch as you sip on a glass of frosty white or their very own 64-degrees pale ale.

Plateau

Step into this Parisian-style nook for natural wine, small plates and the kind of manager who asks you if you’re ready for the next bottle before the first one’s reached the halfway mark. Liquor bottles are stacked up against a brick wall at the bar, where locals huddle at silver stools and sip sparkling reds and cloudy whites from glass carafes. The chalkboard menu is altered slightly each day, offering sharing plates that are almost impossible to share, such as miso-glazed aubergine, smoked eel with lemon curd, smoked leeks with pecorino and a plate of fried chicken with pickles we’ve been fantasising about since. All topped off with a few too many glasses of orange wine and a bowl of figs, burnt orange and olive-oil ice cream.

The Flour Pot Bakery

Follow your nose to this white-washed café-cum-bakery, where the smell of freshly baked loaves, tarts and pastries is enough to send even the most committed gluten-dodger into a tailspin. Founded by a former chef, The Flour Pot puts the finest ingredients first, with a team of artisan bakers working through the night. Pop in for great coffee, a flaky croissant or a hefty sourdough sandwich loaded with seasonal ingredients, cured meats and fantastic cheeses.

Fatto a Mano

When the craving for Naples-style pizza hits, make a beeline for one of the two branches of this neighbourhood honey trap. The dough is made on-site every day (you can really taste the freshness), proved for a minimum of 24 hours before being laden with high-quality toppings. On sunny days, grab a seat outside under the striped awning to feast on wood-fired pizzas topped with spicy minced pork, smoked ricotta and aubergine, fennel sausage and burly artichokes.

Isaac at

64 Degrees

Silo

The Set

Plateau

Fatto a Mano

The Flour Pot Bakery

The Pond

Black Mocha

Chilli Pickle

Larder

The Gingerman

The Salt Room

Riddle & Finns

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