Around The World of Brighton In 30 Eats
Brighton & Hove is now a city renowned for its food, with one of the World’s best foodie festivals and 1 restaurant for every 250 people it has the most restaurants in the country. Travelling the World is by far the best way to experience native food but here in Brighton, believe it or not you can travel the World in 30 eats - well get a taster anyway. Here are our picks of the best way to taste the world in Brighton.
The Blue Man: Walk through the doors of this authentic North African restaurant and the amazing aromas from the kitchen make your mouth water. This cosy little restaurant gives you a sense of Tunisia or Morocco with artisan crafts decorating the walls and a North African feel inside. Beautifully spiced dishes (not too hot) include tajines, couscous and the amazing merguez sausages.
Smokey’s Restaurant: Step quite literally from the British Seafront in to the heart of the United States. Smokey’s is a classic American Restaurant serving up mouth watering favourites found in the roadside diners across the USA. Beautifully cooked food with real Smokey flavours and generous portions all served in a vintage American styled restaurant opposite the West Pier.
Coast To Coast: From the US memorabilia on the walls to the American rock and Motown sounds, Coast To Coast on Brighton Marina is a real slice of the US. Using quality ingredients they serve up a mix of real authentic American classics which are delicious and a good size, served with a smile all in an authentic atmosphere.
Bom-Bane’s: Tucked away in fashionable Kemptown, this hidden gem epitomises the spirit of Brighton personified; quirky, wacky and totally entertaining. Serving up great, home cooked Belgium style food all served with a smile and a song.
Rodizios Preto: This is a unique Brazilian dining experience, offering over 15 cuts of meat, slow cooked over a traditional Churrascaria adding real depth of flavour. The sizzling skewers are then carved at your table and served with traditional Brazilian side dishes such as Feijoada a dish made with beans and pork. A real treat for a meat lover!
China China: This may not be the fanciest of the many Chinese restaurants in Brighton but this no thrills, no fuss, restaurant is certainly highly regarded and offers consistently good food at very reasonable prices. You know you’ve found the right place when most of the tables are filled by nationals of that country.
Estia: Using old family recipes the chefs at Estia bring the taste of Cyprus to your plate in Brighton, all home cooked using fresh local produce. From the truly excellent Meze to delicious stifado and klefiko there is a vast selection of authentic dishes on offer and they even have Keo beer.
There are simply far too many exceptional restaurants in Brighton serving English/British food to pick out the best. From perfect steaks at The Coal Shed, to gastro pubs such as the Jolly Poacher and fine dining restaurants like Graze and Sams of Brighton - there is a mouth watering choice. Not to mention the great British classic fish n chips where again you are spoiled for choice.
L’Eglise: If you are looking for a real traditional taste of France, then look no further - L’Eglise is Tres Bon! Situated in Church Road, Hove L’Eglise offers real French cuisine with a classic menu including classic Moules Frites and Escagot all expertly cooked by the Parisian chef. Cosy, warm and welcoming, the service and food are excellent here.
Greco: With a great view across the beach, Greco Greek Taverna, although modern in style, will still set those memories of your holiday rushing back. Serving expertly cooked Greek dishes with a focus on the smaller details which make it taste authentic. With a Mythos beer in hand, enjoy a flavourful feast of classic dishes from Greece on the shores of Brighton.
There are a number of great Indian restaurants in Brighton, the award winning Indian Summer and Chilli Pickle are both renowned for excellence. However for a real authentic Indian experience, then the vegetarian Planet India will deliver. The food is high in flavour, very generous in portion size and the atmosphere is outstanding. Nothing is lost due to the lack of meat in these authentic curries.
Warung Tujuh: While the restaurant may not instantly transport you to a beach in Bali, the food will, offering a real taste of Indonesia. The extensive menu features a variety of authentic dishes, all expertly cooked with aromatic spices to produce delicious food. It’s ideal if you want something different, like their excellent beef Randang from Sumatra or the Gule Kambing a spicy lamb stew from Java.
“Casalingo:”:http://www.casalingorestaurant.com/ Walk up Preston Street from the seafront and step into Italy. With the belief that your dining experience begins before you take your first bite, this authentic Italian restaurant uses fresh ingredients to produce beautiful authentic food using genuine Italian dishes.
Pompoko: This popular Japanese Cafe/Restaurant steers away from the normal Sushi-style selections seen in many of the places in Brighton. Instead Pompoko offers dishes picked to tantalise the taste buds of both Japanese and Western palates, which deliver on taste while also being satisfying.
Binari Restaurant: What the restaurant lacks in Korean styling it really makes up for in the authentic food and exceptional service. Beautifully cooked dishes, freshly prepared and full on flavours, which will intrigue as well as delight. If you’ve never tried Korean for you should give it a try.
Pomegranate: If you like your sweet and savoury dishes, then this is the place for you. With a subtle mix of spices, fruits and nuts this restaurant produces a menu of tradition, yet contemporary Kurdish/Middle Eastern dishes. Worth a try if you are looking for something a bit different.
Kambi’s: Priding themselves on quality and taste, Kambis is possibly the best Lebanese restaurant in Brighton with fantastic Mezze and Shawarma dishes. With a superb choice for vegetarian, vegans and meat eaters there’s something for everyone. Quick, delicious food served by friendly staff and as it’s a BYO, it’s excellent value.
Bali Brasserie: Although the decor inside is similar in style to that of an 1980’s cruise ship, it’s actually quite quirky and the Bali Brasserie serves up mouth watering Malaysian cuisine with contrasting flavours of sweet, sour and spices which jet you off to tropical climates.
La Choza: La Choza is Brighton’s first authentic Mexican restaurant. Serving real, authentic Mexican street food, it’s real must if you want something healthy while giving your senses a real treat. The meats are slow cooked, braised constantly, so they have bags of flavour and are mouth wateringly good.
Gobi’s: A real fun dining experience. Like most Mongolian BBQ’s the food is cooked in front of you on hot stones. Select your ingredients from a vast array of meats, seafood, vegetables, herbs, spices and sauces and then the chefs cook your unique dish for you.
Mascara: This authentic restaurant with its aromatic spices wafting from the kitchen and Moroccan music in the air, will have you thinking you’re in a Marrakesh market. Excellent Moroccan food with bags of flavour, generous on portion size, all served by welcoming staff.
A Taste of Sahara: With its subtle North African styling and exceptional Persian/ Lebanese food this restaurant gives you a real taste of the exotic. From the Arabian music to the rich colours and flavours of the dish, you’ll be transported to another land. Great food and excellent value.
Little Portugal: This small family run little restaurant could have been plucked from a village in Portugal at set on a street in Brighton. With a menu of authentic dishes you’ll share the restaurant with Portuguese diners, which only speaks for the quality of the food.
Northern Lights: Situated in the heart of the South Lanes, this small quaint pub offers a selection of Scandinavian dishes from reindeer to picked herrings. Purely simple, tasty food with its origins in Finland and Scandinavia. A great place for lunch.
Bellota: The UK’s only dedicated Cava Bar, Bellota may not have the most authentically Spanish feel as you walk in the door but the food certainly prides itself on authenticity. It offers high quality tapas, lovely Spanish beers and a fantastic range of Cava. Bellota is well worth a visit.
Casa Don Carlos: Sat outside on the narrow street in the South Lanes, it feels like a little piece of Spain in Brighton. With an excellent atmosphere, this little restaurant has a vast selection of authentic Spanish dish and tapas, all cooked to perfection.
Moonstone: Using wonderful spices to create a combination of flavours that tantalise the taste buds, Moonstone in Hove offers real authentic Sri Lankan cuisine. With an excellent variety of vegetarian and fish dishes, it’s a great choice for the non-meat lovers.
Tookta’s Cafe: Probably the most authentic Thai food in Brighton, it feels like you’ve gone round a friends for dinner but that’s the beauty of it. Served and cooked for by the owners, the food is fantastic, freshly prepared and a delight to eat.
Anatolia Cuisine - Situated along the busy St James Street in Kemptown, this restaurant offers a real taste of Turkey. With a menu full of authentic Turkish dishes which deliver on flavour but don’t break the bank. The service is excellent and welcoming but the food here speaks for itself.
Pho: Fast food with a difference, from the streets of Vietnam. A great place to go when you want to just grab something quick. Well prepared, tasty and very authentic.
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