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Food and restaurants in Brighton

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“Purezza Brighton (purity) was formed by Stefania Evangelisti and Tim Barclay in 2015, setting out with the aim of providing a range of exciting Italian plant based, vegan options to the UK. The restaurant has a wooden and rustic feel to it, with bar stools at the counter where you can take in all the drama of the large wood fired pizza oven. Their delicious pizzas are made with gluten free, hemp or sough-dough bases - so perfect for intolerances! They also offer a selection of raw food dishes and gluten free pasta dishes. It is not all about savoury dishes either with a full dessert menu featuring a chocolate calzone and Oreo pizza. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Gastropub
“The Ginger Dog is a local pub offering real ales, craft beers, and fine wines together with a good hearty menu of traditional pub food. As with its ginger sisters, The Ginger Dog uses only the very finest, seasonal, ingredients to offer a really satisfying dining experience. The Ginger Dog brings a slice of modern pub gastronomy to the Kemptown area of Brighton and includes a private dining room upstairs. Families and dogs are of course welcome.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“Excellent family-run Indian restaurant. Relaxed atmosphere, great vegetarian menu, with some unique recommendations from the owner.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Takeaway pizza, good for taking to beach but guard them from the seagulls! ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Café
“Delicious fresh food, cakes and pastries. Mind blowing salads and so much more! Can get very busy at lunch times. They have a store on the road opposite where you can pick up a sandwich and produce if you're not stopping.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Another excellent unpretentious, Neopolitan pizza joint close to Brighton Pier. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bar
“Just wander the north Laines and soak up the culture, find some really unique gifts, clothes or anything you want! ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A bit of a treat. An intimate restaurant tucked away in the North Laines with an open kitchen and gourmet food. As always in Brighton there are vegetarian options.”
  • 14 locals recommend

Cafes

Pizza Place
“Purezza Brighton (purity) was formed by Stefania Evangelisti and Tim Barclay in 2015, setting out with the aim of providing a range of exciting Italian plant based, vegan options to the UK. The restaurant has a wooden and rustic feel to it, with bar stools at the counter where you can take in all the drama of the large wood fired pizza oven. Their delicious pizzas are made with gluten free, hemp or sough-dough bases - so perfect for intolerances! They also offer a selection of raw food dishes and gluten free pasta dishes. It is not all about savoury dishes either with a full dessert menu featuring a chocolate calzone and Oreo pizza. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Best little cocktail bar in Brighton, hidden just off St James St, and near VIP and the pier. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Café
“Delicious fresh food, cakes and pastries. Mind blowing salads and so much more! Can get very busy at lunch times. They have a store on the road opposite where you can pick up a sandwich and produce if you're not stopping.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Café
“Starfish & Coffee is an independent neighbourhood cafe, and winner of the Brighton Restaurant Awards ‘Best Brunch’ 2018. The space inside is light, bright and airy. And just like the food, the décor has a local theme, with all the fixtures and fittings installed by tradespeople from the area. As for the food itself, the focus on local Sussex produce in no way detracts from the choice or the quality. The menu offers amazing brunch options for meat eaters and vegans alike - definitely worth a visit! ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“Cosy little place for when you're feeling peckish for a sandwich or coffee. Nice atmosphere always.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Café
“Specialist coffee is king at this botanical café in Kemptown. As well as being one of Brighton’s coffee standard-bearers, the food is overseen by chef Matt Gillan, winner of the Great British Menu who held a Michelin star for five years. Unsurprisingly, their brunches are a thing of beauty, offering up roasted butternut squash, avocado mousse and poached egg on rye bread, or herb waffles with bacon jam, black pudding, fried eggs and apple. Come lunchtime, locals go to town on sharing plates of crab and green-chilli brioche buns, burrata, ceviche with grapefruit rub of beef with caramel onions. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Café
“Lovely for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. They are licensed so try the champagne afternoon tea. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Café
“It might not look much from the outside but it is a fab little place with great homemade Middle Eastern food - has an upstairs also.”
  • 13 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Bread made daily in store. A range of sandwich baguettes and quiches available as well as top end fancy patisserie. Birthday/Celebration Cakes can be booked in advance. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Bakery
“The iconic Brighton seafront, if you like a lovely stroll, a few drinks in the sun, rides on the pier, shopping on the sefronts amazing quirky shops or fish and chips. It's safe to say it has all the things a seaside resort offers. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“These pies ... just TRY and only order one. I usually buy one, eat it, and rush back to get another. They always sell out before 3pm every day.”
  • 1 local recommends