BRAVO award winners for

Best international cuisine

Best international cuisine

Deciding which of the hundreds, if not thousands, of amazing International Restaurants Brighton boasts is your actual favourite may have caused some of you sleepless nights. Our fabulous city is richly diverse and, on any night of the week, you can choose to tour the world – from Burma to Sweden – through your stomach. 

When you ask yourself – where in the world do I feel like eating tonight? Our list of 2024 BRAVO Best International Cuisine winners probably has the answer. There are restaurants showcasing Greek, Japanese, Italian, Indian, Mexican and French cuisine and more…Transport yourself to distant shores with a taste of your favourite holiday or take a trip down memory lane with the flavours of home. 

And the winner of the BRAVO for Best International Cuisine is Nostos. Huge congratulations to the team.

First place

Facing Hove’s historic Palmeira Square, Nostos is the local home of modern Greek gastronomy. Both the menu and ethos nod to the home flavours and culture of Nostos’s Greek owner and excellent chef, who seek to bring traditional Greek dishes up-to-date. The light-filled dining room is both comfortable and contemporary to match. With a commitment to local produce and sustainability, Nostos offers a wide selection of flavoursome vegetarian dishes including an excellent vegan moussaka. There are also plates of crispy calamari, fresh fish of the day, grilled lamb cutlets and succulent chicken souvlaki to enjoy. Children are always made very welcome and the kid’s menu is a real treat. The flavours at Nostos are bright and fresh. A holiday in Hove!

Nostos has also placed in the Best For The Family, Best Restaurant and Best Team categories.

Second place

Wabi Sabi Hove serves the best classic and contemporary Japanese cuisine in the heart of Hove. Their quirky and colourful restaurant is an artful juxtaposition of traditional Japanese tea house meets modern neon Tokyo; a fun celebration of the diverse Japanese food culture. Wabi Sabi’s menu is extensive and accessible, filled with flavoursome traditional ramen, complex and warming donburi and plenty of small sharing plates. Sushi is expertly made by the restaurant’s sushi-master chef, who created plates of stunning, edible art. Kids are welcomed with their very own menu and teddy bear chopstick holders, allowing even the littlest hands to enjoy a delicious Japanese feast. A welcoming, delicious, authentic Japanese dining experience; Wabi Sabi offers some of the very Best International Cuisine in the city. 

Wabi Sabi has also placed in the Best For The Family Category.

Third place

Inspired by the wonderful flavours of the French and Italian riviera, Il Bistro, founded in 1976, was one of the first restaurants to bring Mediterranean-style cuisine to the city. The restaurant’s commitment to serving authentic, fresh delicious dishes using local suppliers and produce hasn’t waned over the years, winning Il Bistro #3 on the BRAVO Best International Cuisine list. Brighton’s first (and perhaps only!) Mediterranean steakhouse, Il Bistro specialises in the best dry-aged British beef as well as delicious treats like fresh pasta, arancini, grilled fish and more. 

The homemade desserts have a summer holiday vibe with profiteroles and affogato making a welcome appearance. Italian wines happily dominate the wine list. 

Il Bistro has also placed in the Best Team and Best Restaurant categories.

Take a look at your other BRAVO winners
Best Brighton restaurant
Best Restaurant category
Best Sussex Restaurant
Best brunch
Best vegan food
Best cocktail
Best Brighton Pub
Best for family
Best team
BRAVO 2019 category
Best Sussex pub
Best cafe
Best lunch in Brighton category BRAVO 2024.
Best lunch
Best roast
Best wine list
Best int. cuisine
Most sustainable
Eat well for less
Best takeaway
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Best coffee