The Gingerman: European
Part of the Ginger group of restaurants including Ginger Fox, Ginger Pig & Ginger Dog, the Gingerman is, in our opinion, the finest of the four. Looking around you can see the delight and ecstasy on the faces of the other diners. It’s the kind of place where you want to crane your neck to see what others are eating because you simply don’t want to miss out. Service is absolutely impeccable and the chef is at hand to make any recommendations or answer any questions. A small, but perfectly formed restaurant which will leave you feeling like you’ve had THE meal of your life.
Taking our number one spot in our top ten Brighton Fry Up’s, we couldn’t leave Bill’s out of our top 10 restaurant list. This award winning restaurant is perfect for large groups with its long tables and buzzy atmosphere. Smaller groups or couples won’t be disappointed with the cosy candlelit tables available. Fresh, quality ingredients and freshly prepared dishes form the backbone of Bill’s. The perfect stop for a quick lunch or evening dinner.
Terre a Terre: Vegetarian
This leading Brighton vegetarian restaurant deserves an accolade for all of the awards that it’s won over the years. Terre a Terre delivers beautifully tasting, quirky food that will leave you full and satisfied. If you’re not a vegetarian we would certainly recommend that you still give this Brighton gem a go. It is a little on the pricey side but well worth the treat. If it’s good enough for Sir Paul MacCartney……
Casa Don Carlos: Spanish
One of our favourite places to visit as often as possible. Casa Don Carlos is popular throughout the day and evening so always book to guarantee a table. A small restaurant but big on taste and big on atmosphere. Excellent quality, traditional Spanish tapas served by friendly and happy staff that make you smile. A delightful and fun place to dine.
The Restaurant at Drakes: European
‘The Restaurant’ was Brighton’s highest scoring restaurant in The Good Food Guide 2011, and it’s easy to see why. Located in the rather swish Drakes seafront hotel, this venue attracts the Brighton glitterati and visiting celebs. ‘The Restuarant’ serves exquisite modern European cuisine with a twist. The evening ambience is calm with dimmed lights and candles all lending themselves perfectly for a romantic dining experience. During the daytime it’s the perfect stop for a special lunch with friends.
Jamie’s Italian (Jamie Oliver)
Located in-between the Lanes and the seafront, Jamie Oliver’s popular Italian restaurant offers good, quality food at surprisingly reasonable prices. There are definitely better restaurants in Brighton but if you like the novelty of eating in a celebrity chef’s restaurant then it’s a good one to try.
The Chilli Pickle: Indian
Located in the heart of the Laines, the Chilli Pickle has established itself as the place to go for Brighton curry lovers. Being a bustling family friendly restaurant, we highly recommend booking. Voted as one of the country’s top 30 Asian restaurants it’s easy to see the reason for its popularity.
Donatello is a vibrant family run Italian restaurant that has been part of Brighton’s restaurant scene for many years. They serve authentic Italian food made with fresh ingredients and at reasonable prices. The portions are very generous and there is plenty of space for large groups. They can accommodate close to 400 people inside and 50 people al fresco. They also have over 20 vegetarian options available.
English’s of Brighton: Seafood
A seafood restaurant and oyster bar nestled in Brighton Lanes. Known for serving traditional plates of seafood alongside more contemporary twists on classic dishes. Cosy and intimate in the winter and when the sun’s shining you can sit outside for a real holiday feeling.
La Choza: Mexican
La Choza is Brighton’s first authentic Mexican Street Food restaurant nestled in the heart of the North Laines. A simple menu is served, where you choose between burritos, tacos, quesadillas and tostadas before picking from one of the mouth-watering fillings and sauces to go in it. La Choza is great for a quick lunch on the go or you can sit in and try the delicious selection of frozen cocktails on offer. Most of the menu is priced between £5 – £7.50, so this place is perfect if you are on a budget.