This vegetarian restaurant has achieved national acclaim for its fine cuisine. Unlike many vegetarian restaurants, Terre a Terre presents dishes that are made with a light, sophisticated touch. The decor is chic and modern, but takes on an altogether more romantic tone with candles and dimmed lighting in the evening. The food is simply superb and is beautifully presented. This is a deservedly popular restaurant. Be sure to book in advance.
Set at the edge of a quaint square in The Lanes, English's could well be a contender for the best Brighton restaurant. If a full blown gourmet meal is not your preferred choice, the small but stylish oyster bar, annexed to the restaurant, has space at the counter for about six diners. The menu is rather traditional with Dover sole, Grilled Tuna and lobster high on the list. The quality is excellent and the service attentive, making the whole dining experience a real joy.
Situated across the road from the West Pier, The Regency is a busy place from morning until night and is a favorite haunt of all sorts of locals, celebrities included. The menu includes very good value meals served in pleasant, but basic, surroundings with or without a sea view. The menu is varied, but fish is the main food here. The fish is simply cooked to preserve its natural flavor, and the service is quick! The seafood platters are especially good.
The Meeting Place is an open air cafe that is perfect for a drink or bite to eat after a seafront stroll, so it's no surprise that it is frequented by many visitors and residents of the town. All food and drink is reasonably priced: choose from tea, coffee, hot chocolate with whipped cream, snacks, ices and a delicious selection of homemade cakes. Although the cafe is quite roomy, expect crowds, especially on a Sunday when local people meet up for a coffee and a chat.
Residents and visitors to Brighton find Al Duomo nothing but delightful. Al Duomo is a cool contemporary Italian restaurant and venue with lots of exposed brickwork and sleek leather sofas. Close to the Royal Pavilion, it may appear small from the outside but is actually five floors, with a variety of separate dining and drinking areas. The ground floor is a large open area with high ceilings and a pizza oven, while other floors can accommodate celebrations of up to 90 people. Food is good quality and not too expensive. Try pizza, pasta, fish, meat and salad dishes accompanied by choices from an extensive wine list.
Plateau combines the delights of French small plates, classic cocktails and European wines in its changing menus. The food menu is redrawn periodically to incorporate local, fresh and seasonal ingredients and the quantity is enough to be shared among a couple. Those dining alone also have good options for the main course. This restaurant mostly sources organic and local ingredients to prepare its food. The background music playing in the rustic dining room is a fusion of various genres like electronica, dub, jazz and hip hop.
Originally started in Leeds, this little fish and chip shop has now saturated the UK and is spilling over into North America, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia! Long known for its excellent fish and chips, Harry Ramsden's takes this lasting British favorite and has created the largest fish and chip shop in the world. With over 170 owned and franchised restaurants operating around the world, customers consume 2.5 million pounds of fish, 10 million pounds of potatoes, and 98,000 bottles of sauce each year making this an all-time favorite the world over.
The Mock Turtle is well known by many Brightonians for it's wonderful cakes. Small and old fashioned inside, the tea rooms offer lunches where one can sample fresh fish and chips, omelet's and various other snacks. Cream teas and cakes really are the best here. All made on the premises with fresh ingredients, it's difficult to know which to choose. Lemon meringue pie is made from fresh local eggs while hazel, banana and orange cake contains many organic ingredients. Dieters beware, there's far too much temptation here.