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Food and restaurants in Lewes District

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
Bar
“Just wander the north Laines and soak up the culture, find some really unique gifts, clothes or anything you want! ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Curry Leaf Cafe offers an open kitchen & dining experience. This way you get to see your food being prepared from start to finish whilst enjoying the bustling atmosphere. Take a look at their drinks menu and try one of the spiced cocktails! Expect tapas-style ‘small plates’, an exciting range of spiced cocktails and, of course, and a menu of craft beers that puts most bars to shame! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“56 Cliffe High St, Lewes BN7 2AN Tel: 01273 476918 Bills is still a favourite - and is open for a cracking cooked breakfast from 8am. They also close late. The menu is varied and seasonal - and appealing to vegitarians, vegans and carnivores alike! You rarely need to book (but you may want to for peace of mind).”
  • 22 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
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
“Lovely for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. They are licensed so try the champagne afternoon tea. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Café
“56 Cliffe High St, Lewes BN7 2AN Tel: 01273 476918 Bills is still a favourite - and is open for a cracking cooked breakfast from 8am. They also close late. The menu is varied and seasonal - and appealing to vegitarians, vegans and carnivores alike! You rarely need to book (but you may want to for peace of mind).”
  • 22 locals recommend
Café
“One of Brighton's little gems. Serving artisan sandwiches, pastries, cakes and more with plenty of outdoor seating.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Café
“If you are looking for breakfast closer to the flat, this café is very popular and gets great reviews. ”
  • 15 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
“Wonderful bread, cakes and pastries to take away, as well as a lovely café (breakfasts, lunches, snacks) with sunny garden ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bakery
“Hole in the wall coffees,snacks and delicious home grown and home baked award winning bread and pizza. Try 'The Long man' sough-dough loaf made from east sussex heritage wheat and baked in a wood fired oven. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends