Restaurant Brighton's guide to
Gluten Free Brighton
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Award-winning independent restaurant, Tinto Taperia, serves exquisite and authentic Spanish food. The menu includes classics such as their freshly made-to-order paella, selection of tapas and delicious desserts. The weekly specials change, offering new and exciting dishes for regular diners. A dedicated allergen menu is available, and there are plenty of gluten free options including meat, fish and vegetarian dishes and a large selection of gluten-free desserts. On a sunny day you can opt to sit on their terrace for some alfresco dining with a glass of Spanish wine. Enjoy the taste of Spain at Tinto Taperia where you’ll be transported to the Mediterranean through your tastebuds.
At the Italian restaurant, Al Duomo, you’ll find a good selection of gluten-free dishes to choose from. There are lots to get started within the starter or tapas dishes, enough to build up a meal in itself. On the mains, you can choose from a selection of risottos and gluten-free lasagne. All freshly made to order using quality ingredients.
The food of South India is renowned for being lighter, healthier and fresher-tasting than that of the North. Many dishes are naturally gluten-free, with gram (chickpea) flour taking the place of wheat in battered and breaded dishes. Curry Leaf Cafe keeps their dishes true to origin and offers a good gluten-free selection of their mouth-watering, flavourful meals.
Brighton’s long-standing, outstanding, family-run Italian restaurant Donatello has been providing Brighton with healthy helpings of authentic Italian hospitality and great food since 1991. They’re well versed in the Brightonian dietary needs and fluctuations so have rolled with them over the years. Pizzas and pasta are offered as standard or with GF flour-based alternatives.
Attention gluten-free diners! FUMI in Brighton is a new Japanese restaurant for those with dietary requirements and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Indulge in their exquisite sushi rolls, flavourful rice bowls, or tantalising small plates, all crafted with care and attention to gluten-free details. FUMI’s commitment to using fresh ingredients and accommodating dietary needs makes it a top choice for gluten-free dining in Brighton which includes organic fruit and whole foods for breakfast, bento boxes at lunch time and plenty of gluten-free options for their evening menu.
Moshimo, in Bartholomew Square, serves some of the best sushi in the city and is loved by locals and visitors alike. Moshimo has a strong sustainability policy, they will never serve fish that is registered as endangered and their Fish Love campaign has garnered international support and driven policy change in Europe. They provide guests with an abundant selection of gluten free options that also cater well for those on a plant based diet.
Lavash is a family owned independent restaurant serving authentic and quality Middle Eastern street food. At Lavash on Brighton’s North Street, the menu is almost entirely gluten free. The only item on the menu that isn’t gluten free is the freshly made lavash flatbread. As everything is made fresh to order it’s easy to omit the flatbread from most dishes such as the platters and bowls. So you can enjoy authentic superb quality classics such as falafel or spicy vegan kofta, lamb cop shish, chicken shawarma or mixed kebab platters. There’s also gluten free beer on the menu.
Vibrant and lively, neon-lit and with a sound system to rival any club. Lucky Khao serves Northern Thai cuisine and with its bustling atmosphere can teleport diners to its Bangkok origins. The menu is divided into sections, which offers guests a range of dishes from fresh salads, flavour-packed curries to grilled meats, fish and corn. Gluten-free options are listed throughout the menu and if it doesn’t bear the GF initials simply ask your waiter and they’ll be able to tell you if it can be modified.
Feast on long luscious lunches and dinners, Spanish style at the Market restaurant in Hove. The Victorian green tiles and mirrored walls dazzle and hospitality reflects the charm of its appointed nation. The food here is served as Tapas and offers guests a sensational selection of popular Spanish influenced small plates. Gluten-free dinners will be able to navigate their way around the menu pretty well with the GF initialled dishes.
Nanima is a friendly family-run restaurant that offers a daily-changing menu of delicious pan-Asian dishes, with an abundance of gluten-free options. From Vietnamese Ginger Chicken to Filipino Adobo Chicken, each plate is freshly-prepared on-site by Nanima’s chef Nicky and her team. The restaurant is perfect for gluten-free diners and those with other dietary requirements, with vegetarian and vegan options always available. Nanima is also committed to sustainability, offering high-quality reusables and plastic-free packaging. Pop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner and enjoy Nanima’s warm welcome and authentic Asian cuisine.
Shelter Hall with its enviable setting on Brighton beach, in the middle of the two piers, offers guests a food hall experience like no other in town. Gluten free diners will reap the benefits of having seven independent restaurants to choose from. All offer various GF dishes and allergens are clearly listed on their online menu.
Vios Cafe, founded by Greek brothers Philippos and Constantine in the heart of the Lanes, is a Mediterranean delight renowned for their meze expertise. Gather your friends and savour the vibrant flavours of the Mediterranean as you share a selection of dishes, most of which are gluten free. Treat yourself to the traditional dolma with a luscious pomegranate glaze, paired with a glass of Greek wine, while enjoying the terrace ambiance. Close your eyes, and for a moment, you’ll feel transported to Greece itself.
Treat your taste buds with a culinary trip to the Med at Nostos, Hove. This authentic modern restaurant serves elevated Greek cuisine and guarantees guests fresh and full flavours in every dish. Nostos has changed the face of Greek dining here in Brighton by shifting focus from grilled meats and fish to our local love of seasonal and fresh fruits and vegetables. Those needing to eliminate gluten won’t be left out and prepare to indulge in a Mediterranean feast!
The Rum Kitchen in the Lanes serves freshly prepared Caribbean food and specialist rum cocktails every day of the week. It’s a short walk from the seafront, in fact you can see the beach from the entrance, so the perfect place to stop after a day on the beach and carry on the summer vibes. Uniquely, their interactive allergens menu lets you hide all options that aren’t right for you, making choosing easier. For more choice speak to your server about what can be adapted as well.
The culinary inclusive offering at Tutto Brighton is exceptional. Don’t expect to have to spot the GFOs on the menu, while being tempted by what you can’t have, because you’ll find a dedicated gluten-free menu at Tutto. The simply prepared small plates offer a fantastic range of dishes such as crudo or meat and fish that has been cooked on the wood-fired grill, and there is even a gluten-free pasta option available!
At Haus on the Hill in Hanover, you’ll find the taste of the Caribbean coming from the kitchen of Danny O’Shea (formerly of Bus Stop). There are plenty of authentic dishes to choose from that are gluten-free or can be made so and they’re all clearly marked up on the menu. Jerk wings are a local favourite or give the West Indian Fish Curry a try served with rice ‘n’ peas. For plant-eaters (who can’t eat the gluteny plant parts) the 10-bean Ital stew made with coconut milk and root veg is a wholesome choice that’s full of flavour.
You’ll find charming French hospitality partnered with upscale French cuisine at Petit Pois. This intimate, family-run bistro is modern, stylish and exudes chic elegance. It’s a firm favourite among the Brighton foodies and the dishes here are inclusive to most dietary requirements. So, gluten-free diners get booking your next rendezvous.
Wabi Sabi in Hove takes pride in its exceptional gluten-free offerings, making it a go-to destination for those seeking gluten-free options in Brighton and Hove. With careful attention to detail, the restaurant crafts a menu that caters to gluten-sensitive diners without compromising on taste or quality. From gluten-free sushi rolls to flavourful rice bowls and specialty dishes, Wabi Sabi ensures that every guest can indulge in the rich flavours of Japanese cuisine.
Best for casual
Perhaps best known for its awe-inspiring array of cocktails and flamboyant displays of mixology, Bohemia also offers an equally diverse food menu. Gluten avoiding diners can expect an extensive selection of small and sharing plates ranging from Thai-style Tiger Prawns and Basmati Rice to Patatas Bravas, Spicy Tomatoes, Huancaína sauce. And perhaps wash it down with a Porn Star Martini on the terrace?
The seductive decor is only the first thing to get excited about at Cyan. The menus there are inspired by local heritage and champion the freshest in local and sectional ingredients. Gluten-free diners can enjoy a seriously exciting selection of dishes at Cyan, here are a few examples to whet your appetite; small plates like tasty corn ribs, celery salt, rose pepper, bloody Mary ketchup to large sharing platters of oysters, cockles, prawns, mussels, dressed crab with American Marie rose, lemon, raspberry, shallots.
With a dedicated menu for gluten-free diners, one can expect a multitude of delicious dishes to dine on at Coppa Club. Some of the established favourites are available with gluten-free alternatives, such as; fusilli carbonara guanciale, Pecorino Romano, black pepper, egg yolk and truffle pecorino fries.
For gluten free dietary requirements Jo and Co provides a GF menu which notes which items are suitable to make it easy to peruse. On their brunch menu you can opt to not have the bread then the whole menu opens up, or go for the Hash with your choice of meat on hash browns with a poached egg, sriracha sauce and pickles. For lunch and dinner there are tasty choices such as the Chicken, Avocado, Chorizo Club Salad for a lighter option, or the Flat Iron Steak which is served with garlic and parsley butter fries and salad.
Cin Cin, the modern neighbourhood restaurant in Hove, offers a monthly-changing gluten-free menu that mirrors the seasons. This thoughtful approach ensures a variety of fresh and seasonal gluten-free options, making it a welcoming and inclusive dining experience for all diners with dietary restrictions. The South Downs lamb, aubergine parmigiana, green beans and salsa verde sound delicious to us!
This long standing Brighton favourite pub, is smack in the centre of our bustling North Laine and, being just five minutes from the station, it makes for a cracking assembly point for those visiting the city. Food wise the menu at the Dorset is simple, unfussy but great pub classics. While they’re not bursting with options for gluten free diners, there are several good options and the offerings that they do provide are tasty.
Love a good burger but can’t eat the bun? Never fear as Lucky Beach offers gluten free buns for just 75p extra and plenty of gluten free menu options to fill your hungry boots. We’re particularly enamoured with the salads – not just your average lettuce job but chock full of seasonal gems such as fenugreek scented char-grilled chicken, crispy chickpeas, roasted cauliflower and pomegranate. Staff are happy to advise on what’s GF while you sit back, chill out and enjoy the view!
This pub is as easy on the eyes as the village it’s nestled in. If you’re out on a stroll then we recommend lunch or dinner here at The Plough Inn. The menu offers a broad range of gluten-free pub classics. If you’re looking for a Sunday Roast, we also rate them highly but call up in advance to make sure their GF options are suitable.
As a pub that boasts a menu anchored in the fruits of the sea you may expect a healthy gluten free offering and the menu at The Urchin will not disappoint. Boasting a wealth of fresh seafood dishes, small and sharing plates and some super daily specials that are also suitable for gluten free diners. Dishes are made to order so check with your server and they’ll be able to guide you through all the gluten free options.
The menu saw a complete overhaul when the Brighton titan the Great British Charcuterie took over the kitchen at the Westhill Tavern. In true GBC form they offer a menu that is inclusive and adaptable to a wide range of dietary needs – and guess what folks? Gluten free bases for those delectable pizzas are included in the GF offerings.
Best for special occasions
Join Brighton Recency Routemaster for one of their local bus tours and enjoy their gluten-free afternoon tea. It includes a choice of freshly-cut sandwiches, made with seeded gluten-free bread and a tasty selection of fillings. For sweet treats, their pastry chef has created an array of homemade cakes including, lavender and orange drizzle cake, cherry and almond slice, rose and pistachio cake, chocolate orange square. Finished with a no gluten scone, clotted cream and their homemade jam. You’ll have the option of adding fizz or a gin cocktail to your tour package on booking.
Burnt Orange is a beautifully stylish and relaxed bar and all-day restaurant, serving locally and seasonally sourced small plates. They offer a good selection of gluten-free options, while other dishes on the menu can be adjusted to be gluten-free as everything is freshly prepared. Speaking to your server about your dietary requirements will really open up the menu.
Famed for its flame and coal-fired high quality meats, The Coal Shed is a great option for those looking to dine out in one of Brighton’s most popular restaurants. With all dishes being made to order the food is fresh and delicious. Gluten free diners are free to ask for special requirements and tweaks throughout the menu.
Looking for a high-end dining experience that champions sustainable and ethical practices? Look no further than Dilsk, the modern British restaurant in the heart of Brighton. With a five-course menu starting at £55 and a full 10-course menu at £95, Dilsk uses seasonal and largely Sussex-sourced ingredients with a zero-waste policy in the kitchen. But that’s not all – Dilsk also offers an exceptional gluten-free tasting menu, as well as options for vegetarian and pescetarian diners. And don’t forget about the handpicked wine pairing from Sussex, Kent and international vineyards. Non-alcoholic options are also available.
Up there as one of Brighton’s most distinguished restaurants you’ll have to be quick off the mark to get a reservation at this local treasure. The acclaimed masterchef Steven Edwards produces seasonally changing menus that deliver dishes of exceptional quality. The five to nine-course tasting menu is adaptable to gluten-free diets. However, the kitchen must be informed on booking.
Kindling restaurant in Brighton is a fantastic choice for gluten-free diners and those with dietary requirements. Their menu is thoughtfully designed to accommodate various dietary needs while maintaining exceptional flavour. Kindling provides all the following styles of tasting menus: vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian and dairy free. With a focus on locally sourced ingredients and flame-grilled dishes, Kindling offers a wide range of gluten-free options that don’t compromise on taste. From starters to desserts, their menu provides delicious choices that cater to different dietary preferences.
The Brighton Metropole Bar is committed to catering for gluten-free diners and dietary requirements. They provide options for those with gluten and dairy intolerances, and all allergens and dietary information are clearly marked on their menus. Guests can enjoy their popular Afternoon Tea, which can be specially prepared to be gluten-free and dairy-free with 24 hours notice. Whether it’s indulging in gluten-free dishes or customising the Afternoon Tea experience, the Brighton Metropole Bar ensures that gluten-free diners are well taken care of and can enjoy a delicious dining experience without compromising their dietary needs.
It is true to say that Little Fish Market in Hove offers guests a culinary masterpiece. Brought to you by the acclaimed Chef, Duncan Ray who showcases simple, seasonal and exquisite ingredients over a tasting menu of fish led tasting plates. Diners will need to inform the restaurant of any dietary allergies on booking.
With two Michelin plates under their belt the Rathfinny Tasting Rooms are a serious competitor for the top spot of the finest dining experience in Sussex. The elegant menu offers local produce and can be matched with some of their most delectable home grown wines. Diners with specific dietary needs will need to flag up requirements upon booking.
Set across the road from Brighton’s seafront and serving up some of the best views in town is not all The Salt Room has going for them. They’re one of the most popular destination spots in town and they come from good stock. The menu here offers diners traditional seafood from top chefs and an assortment of other seasonally changing dishes. Gluten free dishes are available on request.
Restaurant Interlude offers a dining experience like no other. The seasonally changing set menu showcases exquisitely prepared local ingredients, many of which have been foraged from their gardens. They accommodate food intolerances and allergies providing that these are mentioned at the time of booking.
This Hove based restaurant offers diners delectable, modern British and European cuisine. The award winning team behind Wild Flor provide customers with a first-class dining experience. There are several GF options listed on the menu. However, they ask that you inform the kitchen of any food allergies on booking.
Best for plant-based
Purezza on St James’ Street, Kemptown, is well known as the birthplace of 100% vegan pizzerias in the UK. What is less well known is that 98% of their menu is either gluten-free or can be made gluten-free. For those on restricted diets, Purezza suddenly opens up a glorious pizza-shaped window of new opportunities while retaining an authentic, modern, Italian pizzeria experience.
Best for breakfast and brunch
Based on a sunny corner of Church Road, Hove and providing the neighbourhood with standout breakfasts and lunch is Baked. The food menu is simple and offers knockout meals made with the freshest local ingredients for a great value. If you’re seeking a great gluten-free alternative then all you need to do is ask. As the cafe doesn’t list GF on the menu but they can provide most of the dishes without the pesky ingredients, on request.
Brighton Cocktail Company, Seven Dials, takes pride in offering a gluten-free dining experience, including their delicious toast-based dishes. Enjoy the mouthwatering brunch offerings with the assurance that gluten-free options are available. From French Toast to Benedict, each dish can be expertly prepared using gluten-free ingredients, ensuring that you can savour the flavours without compromising your dietary needs.
The breakfast and ‘lost brunch’ offerings at Lost in the Lanes are certainly rich ones. Local and sustainable produce make up the ingredients that result in flavoursome and beautifully presented dishes. If you ask your server to talk you through the gluten free options the menu will open up to you. Alternatively, call up before booking and they’ll assist you with your dietary needs.
Famed in Brighton for their award winning brunches, Mange Tout bagged the top stop in the BRAVOs ‘20 as the restaurant serving Brighton’s best brunch. The charming North Lane Bistro also serves small and large plates of seasonal and sustainable modern cuisine. The food here is made fresh to order so asking your server where GFO apply is your best bet for making the most out of their exquisite menu.
Not only does Redroaster serve enviably good coffee, their brunches (which conveniently are served all day) are also some of the best around. Ask your server to guide you through the menu as it might not be obvious where and what you have, but they’re in there and it’s worth digging for!
With three town centre venues The Trading Post is an extremely accessible destination for anyone in search of a banging brunch. The bread that’s offered with brunches here is available in a gluten free variety. If you let them know on ordering they will offer other switches and swaps, so even though your plate is glutenless you won’t be going without.
Best in Sussex
The Syndicate Kitchen are the team who provides the stunning food offering at the Sussex-based restaurant and tap room, The Cider Tap. Quality, locally sourced and seasonal ingredients are the groundings of the menu. Serving a Sunday two-course roast with sides along with puddings, Saturday brunches, and weeknight Mexican street food treats. They make everything in-house and can provide meals for all dietary requirements, so if you’re gluten-free, you’ll be in good hands!
The Cricketers in Worthing takes great pride in catering to a variety of dietary requirements, including gluten-free options. Their food menu clearly indicates dishes that are suitable for those with dietary restrictions, ensuring a safe and enjoyable dining experience for all guests. From gluten-free options like the delicious Gluten-Free Fish and Chips to other dietary-friendly choices on their seasonally changing menu.
The Horsham based restaurant The Crabtree offers diners an exquisite menu seasonal modern cuisine and a thoughtfully crafted set menu. Ingredients are sourced from the finest suppliers with an attention to sustainable and foraged produce. Gluten-Free diners will delight in the fact that they offer a vast amount of allegiant free dishes and the kitchen will make amendments where possible.
The Vineyard Kitchen at Manning Heath Golf Club offers guests stunning views over the estate whilst they dine. The menus here provide guests with healthy offerings of breakfast and brunch favourites, along with a lunch offering of simple British classics. Whilst the menu doesn’t highlight what is gluten free, if you ask your server they will be able to talk you through the allergen friendly alternatives.
The Fig Tree in Sussex is an excellent choice for gluten-free dining. In addition to their dedicated vegetarian six-course tasting menu, The Fig Tree gladly accommodates vegan and gluten-free dietary requirements with prior notice. Their commitment to providing a memorable dining experience extends to catering for specific needs, ensuring that guests with gluten sensitivities can enjoy a delicious and worry-free meal..
This charming country pub is nestled at the foot of the West Sussex Downs. They offer guests brunch to evening dining options, which include: tapas and small plates, lunchtime sandwiches and gastro classic mains. There are several gluten free options listed on the menu and they recommend stating dietary needs on booking so the kitchen can open the menu up further.
Based in Hurstpierpoint, Morleys Bistro is a charming and well-presented restaurant that offers guests a fantastic menu of European and modern favourites. Dishes are made fresh using locally sourced ingredients. Gluten-free variations of dishes are available all across both the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.