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Caribbean food Brighton

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Nestled in the heart of Hove, The Gather Inn welcomes you to experience the vibrant and authentic flavours of the Caribbean. In collaboration with Lobo’s Caribbean Cuisine, they have curated a tantalising menu featuring Jerk Chicken, Pork Belly Bites, Jerk Garlic Prawn Open Kebabs, and Buffalo Souljah Burger.

Explore their Caribbean inspired menu and don’t forget to mark your calendar for the ‘Reggae Roast’ every 1st Sunday of the month, where the menu receives a delightful Caribbean twist.

Join them for a taste of the tropics from Monday to Friday, 5pm-9pm, Saturdays 12pm-4pm /5pm-9pm, and Sundays 12pm-6pm.

Haus on the Hill is a Brighton Bier pub whose resident chef, Danny O’Shea, is well known locally for his former popular Caribbean restaurant, Bus Stop (now closed). The neighbourhood pub is always lively and welcoming. Pay it a visit, and you’ll be rubbernecking and lick-licking as Danny’s creations come out to feed hooked locals in their droves. Weekday deals pepper the menu and pair perfectly with the award-winning locally brewed beers. You’ll find classics such as Jerk chicken and curried goat alongside ital 10-bean stew (vegan) and West Indian fish curry. Danny’s also a dab-hand at a Sunday roast, winning himself Best Sunday Roast in the 2022 BRAVOs, while Haus on the Hill holds second place for the Best Local. Winner, winner, Jerk chicken dinner.

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The Island Kitchen

The Island kitchen at Mrs Fitzherberts in the North Laine serves up all your favourite Caribbean dishes. The Jerk Pit dishes are marinated for 24 hours and force cooked for sealed in chargrilled deliciousness. With live music on Thursdays and DJs Fridays and Saturdays, it’s an excellent central location to get your carnival spirit going for the weekend.

Ollies Jerk Shack

Ollies Jerk Shack

Ollies Jerk Shack is located in Brighton square with a secret rooftop terrace for affordable Caribbean food, cocktails and regular drink offers. Here you’ll find wraps, dirty fries and all the classics, including mac and cheese, Jerk chicken, curried goat and the ubiquitous rice ‘n’ peas.

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Runaway Bay

Runaway Bay is the kitchen franchise at the lively Hove pub, The Freemasons. The menu is divided into mains, burgers and wraps and loaded fries with classic dishes in all four and at least one plant-based option in each section. Runaway Bay is a family run Caribbean restaurant now in its second generation with the original 30-year-standing establishment based in Brockley, South London.