Restaurant Brighton's guide to

Brighton Takeaway

Our top picks

Casual

Nip into Baked, Hove and grab lunch to go. Their fantastic offering of countertop treats and freshly made sandwiches are a perfect accompaniment to your fast paced city life needs, or they make the ideal snack for a seaside picnic with friends or family. If you’re looking for a quick hit of coffee to make go go faster then you’ll be pleased to know that Baked’s beans are provided by the trusted local brand Small Batch Coffee.

Takeaways are made easy at Cafe Coho, Hove. Customers don’t even need to enter the venue to get their hands on this cafe’s yummy treats. Workers passing by can grab their Bacon sarnies and morning coffees on the fly, as they’re served through the hatch on the Medina Villas side of the venue.

Lost Boys Chicken are an institution in the city, serving high-end versions of chicken shop wings, burgers, retro-tastic curly fries and homemade dipping sauces. This is feel-good food to get messy with.

Read our Lost Boys Chicken takeaway review here

“Say it with charcuterie” – The Great British Charcuterie specialises in artisanal meats, cheese, preserves, wines and beers from small producers many local to Sussex. Ready-made gift hampers, subscriptions and one-off purchases can all be made for next day delivery. 

Honest Burgers says what it does on the tin. Meat from their own butchers, locally sourced fresh ingredients and all burgers come with rosemary salt chips as standard. They really are very good burgers, honest.

Curds and Whey in Hove is the combined efforts of local wine champion, L’Atelier du Vin and The Great British Charcuterie. During lockdown, you can enjoy this epic coming together of Britain’s best cheese and charcuterie and fine wine from around the world with virtual tasting sessions or just exceptional hampers of quality to enjoy at your leisure. 

Both the food and the booze at The Freemasons in Hove can be delivered to your door. So when Hove feels too far for your feet to fetch you, then you’ll find comfort in having the Freemasons experience at home. American smokehouse flavours from Bluegrass Fire & Smoke are available via the deliveroo app and the beer to wash it down with can be ordered directly from the Laine Brew Co website. In truth, after a meal of this size, the sofa is probably the best place for you!

Smorl’s are keeping it real with their mission to deliver old-school, wholefood vegan fare that is as delicious as it is good for you. At the centre of everything they do is their amazing houmous which will spoil you forever for the inferior supermarket stuff. Falafel pittas, salad boxes and falafel bolognese are staples on the menu.

Want value, quality and downright delicious meals to-go? Then The Gardener cafe in North Laine is for you. Run by the acclaimed team behind The Real Junk Food Project and reflecting their fantastic reputation for kitchen wizardry, this cafe offers to Pay as You Feel (PAYF) dishes for dine-in or takeaway. Meals are exclusively vegetarian or vegan, packed with flavour and healthy ingredients that would have otherwise ended their life in a landfill.

The Longman Pub in Patcham serves authentic Thai food which is available for takeaway during lockdown. All mains are under £10, with a choice of meat, fish and vegan options on most dishes. This is an easy, tasty and every-day affordable option for when you just don’t fancy cooking.

What The Pitta serves all the guilty pleasure of your late-night pitta but with 100% plant-based ingredients. Their secret recipe kebab meat is the closest you’ll get to that 4am experience but delivered to your door daily from 5pm.

Modern

Baqueano-to-go is open Wednesday – Sunday for local delivery and collection. The menu is a reduced version of their normal offering, but still highlights the best of Argentinian dishes, made to their personal recipes.   

Local favourite The Cleveland Arms provide a ‘chip shop’ menu every Friday night from 4 – 8pm. Harvey’s Beer battered cod, halloumi or saverloy with triple cooked chips showcase what The Cleveland Arms does best – classic fare made with quality ingredients and cooked well. 

The Cleveland Arms also serve Sunday roasts at home

Torsten tries takeout review. 

Going for a picnic and don’t quite know what to buy to make it super special? Try a Grand Picnic. They are being described as ‘no average lunch’ and once you see what’s inside this hamper you’ll understand why. They contain dishes to supply you with a veritable midday feast of savoury wraps, pastries, quiche and sweet cakes to enjoy al fresco or back at your home office. At £19 pp and the additional option of adding your favourite tipple, be that bubbles, beer or cocktails, we see great value in this perfect picnic pack.

A grand day in with the inlaws, or perhaps a baby shower or hen event? Afternoon tea is a great British tradition and now with the Grand Afternoon Tea takeaway, you can enjoy your favourite sweet and savoury delights, alfresco or in the comfort of your own home.

takeaway cup Knoops
Photo credit: Knoops Brighton

The cafe offers chocolatey treats for you to drink in or takeaway, they also have a healthy spread of patisserie treats on offer, which include: croissants, macaroons, brownies and many more. Knoops Brighton, set in The Lanes, boasts the perfect positioning for you to purchase a delicious chocolate drink to keep you warm on your stroll along the beach and refreshed as you peruse the hidden twittens of The Lanes. Being affiliated with Paper Round they’re as eco-conscious as they are innovative. They’re also generous, if you bring your reusable cup, you’ll receive a whopping 50p off your purchase!

Morley’s Bistro in Hurstpierpoint serves a modern French-inspired menu with takeaway available Thursday-Saturday. The a la carte menu has a good mix of meat and vegetarian options with the freedom to build up a meal to your liking, just like being in a restaurant. 

Also serving Sunday roasts at home.

The vanguard of vegetarian fine-dining, Terre a Terre is now offering a selection of their menu’s favourite dishes, ready to heat and and enjoy at home. Available Fridays and Saturdays, for collection or local delivery. 

Make time for tea with Metro Deco, now delivering afternoon tea to Brighton, Hove and a little beyond (or available for collection). The menu includes classic, vegetarian and vegan afternoon tea and a selection of additional savouries, sweets and boozy add-ons.

An extensive selection is available form this Hove based all day eatery including breakfasts, main meals, beers and wine with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options to chose from, as well as meat. Order via Deliveroo from 9am

International

Al Duomo, Brighton’s oldest and longest serving pizzeria and Italian restaurant can now be delivered direct to you with Deliveroo. Their full, authentic menu is available from their famed pizzas to freshly made pasta. They’ve for a real focus on seafood using locally, freshly landed produce which transports just as well to your door. 

Curry Leaf Cafe is now offering local and national delivery on its award-winning Indian street food. Offering both finish at home and hot takeaways and free local delivery, with an extensive menu that caters extremely well for all dietary types.

Read Elle tries the Curry Leaf Cafe takeaway. 

One of Brighton’s most popular restaurants, Moshimo, has long been offering takeaway. Moshimo is renowned not only for its fantastic Japanese cuisine but for its highly sustainable approach to running a restaurant. As well as fresh delicious sushi you’ll find lots of vegan options, including fish substitutes that are super convincing. 

Lucy tries Moshimo at home. 

 

Turn your hand to tapas easily with the cook at home kit from Tapas Revolution. These boxes contain all the ingredients you nee to cook up six authentic Spanish dishes, including Croquetas de Jamon, Codillo con Piquillos, Patatas Bravas and even a tasty dessert. Just add sangria. 

Planet India is a Brighton institution with a cult following now delivering Tuesday – Saturday. This is home-cooked Gujarati food made to family recipes, all mains come with cumin rice as standard. The menu is pure vegetarian, most of it is or can be vegan.  

For over 30 years Gars has been the go-to for Chinese quality dining in Brighton, and now it is the ‘go-to-you’ for a quality Chinese takeaway. You’ll find an extensive menu of quality dishes available via Deliveroo.

Tropical Sushi has a unique offering in Brighton and one well worth trying. Tropical Sushi is the fusion of Japanese cuisine with South American flavour and ingredients. This is sushi at it’s most joyful. 

Authentic Mexican cuisine with a fiesta feel. Carlito Burrito started off life feeding folk at festivals before opening a restaurant. Now festivals are cancelled and restaurants are closed you can still enjoy Carlito’s burritos via Deliveroo. 

Burrito sized sushi – need we say more? Okay we will – entirely vegan burrito sized sushi with a percentage of profits going to reforestation and educational charities. Available for collection, takeaway and delivery. 

Another venue holding cult status in Brighton and Hove, the Bali Brasserie’s authentic taste of Indonesian and Malaysian cuisine is available with delivery stretching across Shoreham to Brighton Marina.

La Choza has been a city favourite since opening in 2012 and has garnered local and national praise. La Choza’s Mexican street food is available for collection and delivery via Deliveroo. 

One of Brighton’s most popular Indian restaurants, The Chilli Pickle, fuses traditional Indian street food with modern dining and is available for delivery and finish at home. 

European

Nostos is a modern Greek taverna serving traditional and contemporary cuisine. You’ll find dishes from your favourite Aegean holidays as well as some new dishes to transport you to sunny shores. Available via Deliveroo and Uber Eats. 

The world’s first 100% plant based pizzeria started here in Brighton and in 2022 won a Top three place in the BRAVOs Plant Champions category. Take the taste of success home with their click-and-collect or Deliveroo menus.

Nuposto serve authentic Neapolitan pizza, pasta and antipasti and are a popular destination for families (when open). Take a break from homeschooling with great tasting fresh pizza that is family approved and pocket friendly. 

Cin Cin is an award winning Italian restaurant specialising in small plates, now offering a selection of dishes to finish at home. Available for collection or free delivery to Brighton and Hove (delivery day depends on postcode).

Open for delivery via Deliveroo, Yefsis of Greece offers a selection of pitta wraps, sharing platters and traditional dishes. 

Very Italian Pizza are famous for their authentic Neapolitan pizzas made with the finest Italian ingredients. Delivery via Deliveroo. 

Classic Italian home cooked cuisine available Monday to Saturday for lunch and dinner using Italian and locally sourced ingredients for excellent quality Italian food. 

Greek and Mediterranean food from two brothers who grew up learning authentic Greek cooking in their father’s restaurant. Order direct by phone,  for collection on Preston Street.