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Kindling Restaurant Brighton

Kindling Restaurant Brighton

Kindling Restaurant Brighton opened in late 2019 in the Lanes, adding to the area’s large number of high end restaurants.

chefs prepping at kindling

Kindling restaurant Brighton gathers inspiration from the seasons, the local environment and elements. The concept focusses on meals that are for sharing and food that is good for the body and planet. Central to the dining experience is the element of fire which used to cook with, adding depth of flavour. But also as a focus within the restaurant, recalling our primal instinct to congregate for warmth, community and sustenance.

Kindling restaurant Brighton

Inside Kindling Restaurant

The decor at Kindling is pared back and elegant, using reclaimed timbers and natural tones, inspired by the restaurant’s land, sea and fire concept.

two dishes and a glass of wine at Kindling

What to expect

The food at Kindling restaurant is ‘good food, done well’ balancing nutrition with wow factor and respect for the environment. Diners can expect show-stopping starters and bar snacks such as crispy pork skin with gribiche (see our video below). Seasonal mains might include delights such as local Saddlecoombe hogget with salted apple, celeriac, quince and onion.

Kindling restaurant Brighton

The menu at Kindling Brighton is a la carte and changes daily depending on what is available. While you can get a general idea of what’s on offer via their website, this is more a guide to the season. However, there is something thrilling about being able to go back to a restaurant and rather than fall back on what you’ve had before, be introduced to something new.

Kindling Lunch Grilled Fish

Drinks at Kindling Brighton

To accompany their food menu Kindling have curated a drinks menu which features signature takes on classic cocktails, even cameoing locally made spirits, thus keeping with their ethos of sourcing locally. Their wine list is interesting, featuring a range of wines from the familiar to the more unusual and a bottle for every budget or occasion.


  1. drm290

    Our second visit to Kindling and equally as good as our first and probably more impressive as we arrived to a full restaurant and tables being ‘turned’ throughout the evening. Our first visit was only a few days after opening and they were already setting an excellent benchmark but with a full restaurant this time and an all different pressure the standards and experience didn’t drop at all.

    We received a warm welcome and the conversational hum of a buzzing successful restaurant was evident. The service was personal, engaging and delivered with a smile. The food was excellent and we were delighted the menu had changed since our last visit. Again we had the ‘taste of Kindling’ menu, which was excellent, and we struggled to find which course was our favourite – the humble carrot dish was superb and the textures in the leek dish excellent.

    We left a review after our first visit and suggested that if Kindling carried on in the same vein it had started it would become a favourite in the Brighton dining scene and based upon our experiences it will be right up there.

    We will be back but only periodically so it remains one of our special / favoured restaurants within Brighton. We’ll certainly continue to recommend Kindling to friends.

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