7 reasons why we love Zama restaurant Hove

As Brighton’s food a drink scene continues to grow, it can often be difficult to make a decision when choosing a restaurant to dine at. Restaurants Brighton to the rescue, with our blog post series ‘7 reasons why we love…’

This week we delve into the depths of Punjabi cuisine and present to you Zama restaurant in Hove.

Zama restaurant offers authentic Punjabi cuisine in the centre of Brighton, and are one of the very few in our city to do so. The idea behind Zama stems from the eating experiences in India and Pakistan, where whole families come together to enjoy home cooked feasts. The dining experience at Zama aims to recreate this and welcomes guests to enjoy a truly authentic meal.

Zama restaurant prides itself on being fun, friendly and fantastically informal. Forget hushed conversations, white table linen and waiters in tuxedos. Think an atmosphere that is lively and spicy, where eating with your hands and mopping up the sauce with bread is encouraged.

The menu at Zama is divided into cuisine type sections, from bites while you wait through to tandoor, curries, dhals and accompaniments. Their vegetarian and vegan options are super plentiful; if you’re looking for a veggie recommendation, the Halloumi Tandoor is among the staff favourites. Gluten-free dishes are readily available, while the meat lovers amongst you will not be disappointed, head straight to the Zama Lamb Shank Nihari.

Zama describes itself as being “Inspired by the Punjab, made in Hove”. Expect spice, colour, fun and flavour when dining at Zama. Although the menu is pretty traditional in its offering, the chefs here love to get creative in the kitchen, so expect the unexpected…

We all know that sometimes a sit-down, two-hour meal isn’t feasible and what you need is food in mouths, quickly. Zama has you covered, with real home cooked food available to take away either delivered to your door or via call and collect.

Zama serves a lunch menu on Friday through until Sunday, providing you with the perfect way to spice up the end of your working week or punctuate a shopping trip. The two-course menu comes in at a very affordable set price, so there’s likely to be room in your budget to check out the dessert menu or laze a little over a cocktail.

Yet to meet a person who doesn’t love a thali? It is no wonder that the Thali Time offer at Zama is popular with the punters. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, you can choose two thalis from the menu, along with a bottle of house wine for only £30. Don’t forget to book in advance as this is a steal! (check website for current price/ deal)

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