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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Indian Restaurant
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“Indian street food and cocktails in a riot of colour. One of our favourites for dinner.”
  • 100 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“An absolute Brighton institution, making vegetarian food so delicious any meat devotee would leave happy - a classic! ”
  • 116 locals recommend
Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant
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“Brighton: Innovative, eclectic small-plate dining in a sleek industrial-style space with an open kitchen. Like Etch – eager to be one of the best restaurants in the region. Get a seat at the kitchen bar and see your food being created”
  • 83 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“The Coal Shed Brighton has positioned itself as one of the leading steak and seafood venues in the city and is situated in the heart of The Lanes. The concept is quite unique, take a real charcoal Josper oven, use the freshest and best quality ingredients you can find then cook the ingredients to perfection! The Coal Shed produces great quality signature dishes such as 500g of 35 day dry-aged roast beef available on Sunday’s 12-4pm. Also, at the Coal Shed Brighton they have rotating daily specials and they offer different cuts of meat to suit different tastes, plus they have vegetarian dishes and a children’s menu.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Bar
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“A dapper looking lounge bar in The Lanes that boasts some of the most raucous shindigs in town, The Mesmerist is a bar in Brighton inspired by all things unconventional. Sourcing vintage decor and wares in abundance, it's doused in indulgent prohibition tones, bottled trinkets and antiquarian flair offering an extensive cocktail and wine menu. Enjoy live music and entertainment!”
  • 43 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Best seafood restaurant in Brighton - check out their very reasonable early dinner two-course offers. ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“As an absolute foodie, this is one of my favorite Fish restaurants in Brighton. A good choice of fresh dishes on the menu coupled with some amazing cocktails from the bar means you can't really go wrong here. There is outside seating should you want to admire some of the many amazing sunsets with your Beau. I would highly recommend it.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Polpo is a bàcaro. This is a Venetian word to describe a humble restaurant serving simple food and good, young Italian wines. Located on a pretty pedestrianised street in the centre of Brighton, the restaurant is near the famous Brighton Dome, numerous shops and the Theatre Royal. Signatures on the menu include cicheti such as fried stuffed olives, arancini, fritto misto and sliced flank steak. Polpo would not be complete without a spritz, and served with both Aperol and Campari, alongside Negronis and Bellinis. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Hove: Traditional Italian with an amazing selection of ice cream facing Hove beach”
  • 71 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“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.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Duncan Ray is the only resident chef who will be serving you for your dinner and his approach is all about the attention to detail. Duncan prepares just a small amount of covers/ dinners on a given evening – perhaps only for 20 people. So this type of dining experience is all about the quality, it is about being in the hands of a very capable chef and it will undoubtedly be an experience to savour. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“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
Restaurant
““La Choza” is Mexican Style on Western Road and near Lanes. Fun atmosphere and décor for kids and very adjustable to tastes if you want to make milder or hotter etc.”
  • 53 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“French Restaurant - Cost: Expensive is a wonderful restaurant with great French food and fantastic organic wines – a top spot for a romantic meal in a rustic setting.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Serving up rustic Thai food in a contemporary setting. They have a great choice of Thai culinary treats. With spices imported from Thailand to freshly sourced local ingredients, Giggling Squid surprises with a very unique and nonetheless tasty variety of dishes. Try Thai Green Curry and other original Thai restaurant favourites. And it’s not only seafood, as a great choice of different dishes await – including vegetarian. Enjoy!”
  • 41 locals recommend
English Restaurant
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“The original Bill’s restaurant is in Lewes. The Brighton one is just as good. Affordable British food to suit all tastes and budgets.”
  • 49 locals recommend