- November 8, 2012
British & Modern European
If you like your tapas authentic then this is the place for you. Brilliant traditional Spanish food with regional specialities in relaxed surroundings. Superb meat, fish and seafood tapas plus excellent larger dishes like their suckling pig. There is live flamenco every Thursday, and specials every weekend including new tapas dishes and main courses. Paella, sangria… all that’s missing is the Mediterranean sun!
Agua Dulce, 10–11 Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 1NE, 01273 328672, www.aguadulce-restaurant.com
Probably Brighton’s most popular fish ‘n’ chip shop and restaurant with a large loyal clientele. Traditional and family-run with favourites and excellent daily fish specials. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday to Saturday, it’s also a great party venue. There are massive fish platters and seasonal seafood, plus vegetarian choices.
Bardsley’s, 22–23a Baker Street, Brighton, BN1 4JN, 01273 681256, www.bardsleys-fishandchips.co.uk
Brighton Music Hall
Brighton Music Hall showcases the best live music talent from around the UK. Whether sitting on the largest terrace on the south coast or enjoying far reaching views from the upstairs restaurant you can sample an exciting range of food and drinks. Also available for private hire, this venue really can adapt to all occasions from weddings to birthdays.
Contact 01273 590918, www.brightonmusichall.co.uk, email@example.com
Ohso Social welcomes you to its unrivalled beach setting with a fully heated water’s edge terrace leading into a vibrant yet cosy bar and restaurant with pier to pier views. A quality, varied menu is complemented by an indulgent drinks list making it the perfect venue for either a quiet meal for two or exclusive private hire.
Contact 01273 590918, www.ohsosocial.co.uk, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hove Bank
The Hove Bank Steak & Ribs is the new sister restaurant of The Old Bank, offering great service in a grand café restaurant setting with pavement seating on the south east corner of beautiful Palmeira Square. Serving delicious locally sourced steaks, ribs, burgers and salads, home-made vanilla ice cream, a delicious wine list both at lunchtime and in the evenings, and all at great value for money – especially their specials menu with three courses for £10.95 at lunchtimes and midweek before 7pm. Opening hours: Mon–Thurs 12pm–2pm and 5pm–9.30pm, Fri–Sat 12pm–10pm and Sun 12pm–9.30pm.
The Hove Bank, 64 Western Road, Palmeira Square, Hove, BN3 2JQ, 01273 721182, www.thehovebank.com
With their constantly changing seasonal menu, now’s the time to catch a few wild favourites at this multi award winning pub, such as duck, venison or wild rabbit. And for those of you thinking about the Festive times ahead the Foragers offers both value for money and exceptional quality, for groups of six or more they offer a £22 per head lunch or £25 per head dinner. Book now to avoid disappointment.
The Foragers, 3 Stirling Place, Hove, BN3 3YU, 01273 733134, www.theforagerspub.co.uk
The Gallery Brighton – The Lanes
This restaurant boasts one of the finest outdoor heated street terraces in Brighton. The Gallery offers the very finest locally sourced steak and seafood, all served in a friendly, unpretentious environment. Located in the heart of Brighton’s Lanes, The Gallery is a must for those looking to get into the Brighton swing of things. With live music played on the terrace day and night this restaurant is a must next time you are out and about in the Lanes. They offer a great value lunch (2 courses for £10.95) and evening menu (2 courses for £15.95).
Food is served all day.
The Gallery Restaurant, 28 East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HL, 01273 773327, www.thegallerybrighton.co.uk
The Old Bank Steak & Ribs
Kemp Town’s friendly new steakhouse restaurant serves delicious food with great service in a warm and comfortable setting. Locally owned and aiming to be the Cheers of the neighbourhood, The Old Bank offers quality steak and ribs, local catch of the day, grilled chicken and vegetarian dishes at great value prices. A great wine list complements wholesome and satisfying food. The kids’ menu is also great value. Open Mon–Fri, 5pm–9.30pm; Sat–Sun, 12pm–10pm; live background Sunday jazz 6–8pm. Open all day bank holidays and now the garden is open.
The Old Bank, 120 St George’s Road, Kemp Town Village, BN1 1EA, 01273 682200, www.oldbankkemptownbrighton.com
The Townhouse – Kemp Town
The Townhouse Piano Bar and Restaurant is the perfect destination for those looking to relax in the heart of Kemp Town while enjoying their favourite tipple and the finest local summer menu, and listening to live piano every night of the week. The restaurant has won the ‘Top 10 Restaurants In Brighton’ and is independently owned by a local family. It boasts an amazing lunch and evening menu with locally sourced steaks, lamb, vegetarian and seafood. They offer amazing value set lunch menus (2 courses for £10.95) and evening menus (2 courses for £15.95) Mondays – Thursdays and the best roasts in town on Sundays from £9.95.
The Townhouse – Kemp Town, 81–82 St James’s Street, Kemp Town, BN2 1PA, 01273 693216, www.thetownhousekemptown.co.uk
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, www.gars.co.uk
Cocoa is an authentic French patisserie near Brighton station. Everything is home-made 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.
Cocoa, 48 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XB, 01273 777412, www.cocoabrighton.co.uk
New Steine Bistro
“With more than a soupçon of Gallic charm, The New Steine Bistro are true bon viveurs. No fancy pants fashion fads here, but some well executed classics. Most importantly though is their open attitude; everyone gets the same charming welcome – guests and diners, locals and visitors alike – and when you have been once, you will want to return again and again.” – Andrew Kay, L7 food writer. Their reasonably priced menu starts at £13.95 for two courses, £15.95 for three, Sunday to Thursday; £17.95 for two courses, £19.95 for three on Friday and Saturday. À la carte menu available. Open 6pm.
New Steine Bistro, 10/11 New Steine, Brighton, BN2 1PB, 01273 681546/695415, www.newsteinehotel.com
A second venue for this brilliant Indian restaurant is now open here in Brighton. Superb regional dishes, fresh tasting and exciting. Chaula and her team breathe fresh air into the idea of Indian food with authentic recipes served in bright and stylish surroundings. The cooking is executed with a light touch too, no heavy ghee-based sauces here but an altogether healthier approach – but not at the cost of flavour. Both delicious and affordable.
Chaula’s, 2–3 Little East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HT, 01273 771661, www.chaulas.co.uk
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 as well as gluten and wheat free dishes. Buffet available 11am–3pm Monday to Saturday.
Chaula’s Eastgate House, 6 Eastgate Street, Lewes, BN7 2LP, 01273 476707, www.chaulas.co.uk
The Chilli Pickle
Local champion of regional Indian cuisine using seasonal, Sussex produce. For lunch you can feast upon a selection of award-winning King Thalis, street snacks, dosas, Roomali Roti wraps and Kathi Kebabs. There’s plenty of choice for vegetarian gourmands to enjoy too. The Chilli Pickle has been recognised with a Michelin Bib, two AA rosettes, voted Top 100 UK Restaurant in The National Restaurant Awards and runners-up in this year’s Brighton Foodie Awards. Lunch is served 12pm–3pm; Dinner 6pm–10.30pm. Closed Tuesdays.
The Chilli Pickle, 17 Jubilee Street, Brighton, BN1 1GE, 01273 900383, www.thechillipickle.com
Flagship venue of this local family-run business serving excellent Italian food in stylish surroundings. Brilliant value meal deals on blackboards – two courses £6.95
or three for £8.95 – as well as à la carte. The haunt of celebs in season from soap stars to politicos. Fun, friendly and fabulous value.
Donatello, Brighton Place, Brighton, BN1 1HJ, 01273 775477, www.donatello.co.uk
The budget branch of the Donatello stable
but you’d be hard-pressed to see why. Quality family dining in the Italian mould but a little less expensive. Popular with students and young families, with trendy interiors, and a menu with the signature set-price boards proclaiming any two courses £5.95,
and three at £7.95.
Fat Leo, 16–17 Market Street, Brighton, BN1 1HH, 01273 325135, www.fatleo.co.uk
Gourmet Pizza Kitchen
Eat in, takeaway or delivery – Gourmet Pizza Kitchen offers the authentic taste of traditional stone-baked pizza with a gourmet twist. A great selection of unique and innovative gourmet topping combinations
for all pizza lovers looking for that extra taste experience. Fresh dough is made daily on the premises and cooked in a wood stove oven using the highest quality ingredients for fantastic tasting pizza. Open from 12pm–11pm daily, including lunchtime special: Italian Flatbread Foccacinas. Pizzas start from just £6.
Gourmet Pizza Kitchen, 40 Western Road, Hove, BN3 1JD, 01273 726777,
Mediterraneo Deli is indeed a family business, dedicated to serving you the best tasting, truly genuine and most authentic Sicilian food. The family-run deli offers mouth-watering daily specials, birthday cakes made to order and typical Sicilian products. They enjoy catering for
all events from lunch meetings to dinner parties and weddings. Every dish is prepared and served fresh to order with ingredients genuinely sourced from Sicily. Open 9am–3pm Mon–Fri, 10am–3pm Sat.
Mediterraneo Deli, 2a Clyde Road, Brighton, BN1 4NP, 01273 674350, www.mediterraneodeli.co.uk
Authentic cuisine in the familiar Sawadee style in Kemp Town’s most popular Thai restaurant. An extensive menu offers variety and plenty of spice. From home-made starters and fiery salads to traditional Thai curries, stir fries of finely sliced meats or prawns, whole fish grilled in banana leaf, or simply pad Thai, the menu has something to suit everybody’s taste.
Sawadee, 87 St James’s Street, Brighton, BN2 1TP, 01273 624233, www.sawadeethai.co.uk
The Green Mango
The Green Mango has arrived to spice up Brighton and Hove. This modern Thai restaurant is committed to giving you the complete Thai experience, with the most authentic food possible. Lunch starts at
£4.95, and they’re open every day, so come down and ‘gin yur yur’ (eat a lot!)
The Green Mango, 8 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2FL, 01273 327226, www.thegreenmangohove.com