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Cafés & restaurants catering for all tastes – 29 November 2011

- November 29, 2011

British & modern European

The Gallery
The Gallery restaurant is an independent British restaurant located in the heart of Brighton’s Lanes. The Gallery prides itself in serving the very best fresh, locally sourced and seasonal menu created by their head chef Mosa Jobi.
Mosa joined the team in 2007 from the Dorchester Mayfair Hotel in London and has taken the restaurant from strength to strength. The Gallery restaurant offers a warm, personable environment to celebrate any occasion.
28 East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HL, 01273 773327

The Restaurant At Drakes
Nestled inside Brighton’s finest designer hotel – the perfect setting for intimate dinners or private parties. Winner of two coveted AA Rosettes, Drakes offers exquisite cuisine with the highest quality seasonal ingredients.?2-course menu for £28; 3 courses for £36. 5-course chef’s menu £50. Private dining room for up to 12 people.
The Restaurant At Drakes, 43–44 Marine Parade,?Brighton, BN2 1PE, 01273 696934,


Gars Restaurant
This old Brighton favourite offers an exciting menu with some great new ideas and a wholly different experience in terms of style and presentation. Smart service, beautiful interiors and a chic atmosphere make this one of the city’s top places to be seen. Start downstairs at the bar. Eat from £10.
Gars, 19 Prince Albert Street, Brighton
01273 321321,


Cocoa Patisserie
Cocoa is an authentic French patisserie near Brighton Station. Everything is homemade on the premises each morning with the finest ingredients. A selection of pastries, cakes, tarts, biscuits, jams, ice creams, sandwiches, quiches, toasties and salads to eat in or take away. Beautiful cakes made to order.
48 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XB,
01273 777412

New Steine Bistro
This cosy French bistro with regular art exhibitions is the perfect setting to enjoy homemade French food using local produce as much as possible. Their reasonably priced menu starts at £12.50 for 2 courses, £14.50 for 3, Sunday to Thursday; and £16.50 for 2 courses, £18.50 for 3 on Friday and Saturday. A la carte menu available. Open 6pm.
10 /11 New Steine, Brighton, BN2 1PB,
01273 681546/695415

Traditional French restaurant offering classic cuisine for contemporary tastes. A la carte menu Tuesday to Sunday with daily specials. Locally sourced produce including freshly caught fish, and an Anglo-French cheeseboard. Enjoy the south-facing terrace with the two-course lunch menu, Tuesday–Saturday, 12–6pm at £9.95 or relax on a Sunday with a delicious French roast.
196 Church Road, Hove, 01273 220868,


Chaula’s is renowned for its signature dishes, distinctive décor and friendly staff. All meals are made fresh to order and every curry has its own distinctively flavoured sauce. Also a wide variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten and wheat-free dishes. Buffet available 11am–3pm Mon–Sat.
Eastgate House, 6 Eastgate Street, Lewes,
BN7 2LP, 01273 476707,

The Chilli Pickle
The Chilli Pickle is an Indian Bistro in the heart of The Lanes. Lunch is packed full of Indian street food plus a good selection of thalis and the ever-popular Masala Dosa. Sumptuous feasts at dinner include the national award-winning Oxtail Madras. Belgian beers, luxury loose teas and a wine list also feature.
42 Meeting House Lane, Brighton,
01273 323824,

Eastern Eye
Just south of Preston Circus, Eastern Eye is a great choice for business and pleasure, being presented in a very relaxed, authentic style. Whether it’s South Indian, Tandoori, Mughlai or Bengali dishes, here you can sample a variety of classic dishes found in the Indian Subcontinent, accompanied with a variety of local beers, wines and a cocktail menu.
Eastern Eye, 58 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4JE
01273 685151,

Elizabethan Cottage Tandoori
Established in 1987 and set in a 16th century building,?Elizabethan Cottage Tandoori carefully blends Bangladeshi & Indian influences, creating great food and an atmosphere with a difference. It’s not just a meal, but an experience. Why not come down and see for yourself?
130–136 Old London Road, Patcham, Brighton, BN1 8YA, 01273 507075


An authentic, stylish restaurant famous for their award-winning sushi and sashimi, Oki-Nami use only the finest quality ingredients and fish from sustainable sources.  Two-course dinner from £12.95; lunchtime noodles for £6.95; £5 student specials, and you can feed the kids for as little as £3.95. Fancy a cocktail? Head upstairs to the Oki-Bar and sample the cherry blossom Mohito.
Oki-Nami, 6 New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UF,
01273 773777,


Sabai Thai Gastrobar
Sabai transports you to the beach bars of Samui or the contemporary restaurants of Bangkok.  With its cosy Thai cushions nestled up on a raised platform, enjoy a 2-for-1 cocktail or dishes in the afternoon from just £4.95. Sabai’s great atmosphere is made complete with an acoustic guitarist on Wednesdays and Sundays.
165–169 Princes House, Princes Place,
North St, Brighton, 01273 773030,,

Coffee shops

Spinelli Coffee
Spinelli Coffee combines the best of modern Italian café culture with great-tasting, high-quality specialty coffee and mouth-watering pastries and savouries, the ultimate ‘coffee experience.’ Beautiful oak sliding doors look onto a heated outdoor seating area with sea views, with free Wi-Fi. Spinelli Coffee, 24 Garnet House, College Road, Brighton, 01273 818819

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