Love to eat? Headed to Brighton for a daytrip or long weekend? Today I’m taking you on a little tour of my favourite Brighton restaurants.
I love to eat out but I’d never spend £25 on a main course, so I haven’t tried places like The Salt Room or 64 Degrees (which have rave reviews).
Quick eats: We Love Falafel – this little orange café on Sydney Street doesn’t look much from the outside but it sells outstanding falafel wraps and salad boxes. Original, sweet potato and beetroot falafels are on offer plus the occasional special. The original falafel melt is delicious.
Bagelman have been around for years and are a truely local company. They now have four stores in Brighton and Hove including a very handy one at the station, perfect when Southern delay/cancel your train again. My favourite is a conventional tuna melt on sesame but there are lots of more daring choices. Bagelman recently paired up with Optimist Beers to launch what may be the world’s first beer made with leftover bagels!
Wahaca – I know this is a chain but it’s ace. Fairly recently opened on New Road near the theatre, a great place for a quick lunch or leisurely dinner or even just for cocktails (mojitos are spot-on). Wahaca is known for its commitment to showcasing the different regional cuisines of Mexico and they regularly add new dishes to the menu. They also serve proper Mexican beer – Pacifico and Modelo.
Iydea – best for a bit of everything. Can’t decide what to have for lunch? Iydea has a classy take on the lunch buffet, with fresh salads, quiches and veggie treats to choose from. The branch on Western Road is quieter than the one in the North Laine.
Best huevos rancheros – Moksha, London Road
Yes, this deserves a category all to itself. I took a recommendation from Twitter on these and they didn’t disappoint. Portions are seriously large but so good.
Pubs with great food:
I have to be honest, I don’t usually eat in Brighton pubs but there are a couple that I like for food. You’ll also find a lot of the neighbourhood pubs do great food – I used to love the Cooper’s Cask when I lived nearby.
The Lion and Lobster, Sillwood Street
The Lion and Lobster is a Brighton institution, everyone’s been there at some point. Lots of small corners to hide away in, an upstairs restaurant and pub food too.
North Laine Brewery
A little hit and miss but the food can be great here, also a decent selection of lagers and ales.
Favourite Thai: Aumthong, Western Road (Hove end)
When I lived round the corner we were regular visitors – great fish and a wide choice of vegetarian options.
Best for veggies/vegans/anyone who likes a good meal: Terre a Terre, East Street
My favourite restaurant in Brighton, hands-down. The food is amazing and really creative, but not too ‘chefy’.
Places I’d love to try: The Little Fish Market, Riddle and Finns,
I’d also love Tropical Sushi to find a permanent home.
What are your favourite places to eat in Brighton?