Longrain Thai Brighton

A family run intimate restaurant offering a new concept in Pan-Asian cuisine, balancing the four elements of flavour: hot, sweet, salty and sour.
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NEW – Longrain Thai Brighton

Longrain Thai Brighton opened in late 2020 during the hiatus of covid-19 lockdowns. Located on St James’ street, Kemptown, Longrain joins the medley of eateries that make the area a foodie favourite for local and those in the know.

interior of Longrain Thai Brighton, tables of two or four diners are being served in the restaurant that has large windows, light wooden floors and deep green walls.

Chef, Chandra, is no stranger to serving excellent cuisine food in the city as a former chef at Food for Friends, he brings with him knowledge and experience that makes Longrain Thai a soon-to-be local treasure.

A Brighton institution in the making

Longrain Thai Brighton is an intimate venue offering a small number of covers well attended by the family team that run it. Longrain is a favourite among locals and first-time visitors will experience this themselves as fellow diners are greeted like old friends. You’ll be leaving Longrain with the same feeling of familiarity and satisfaction that stretches from the belly to the heart.

Starters at Longrain Thai dumplings with dipping sauce

Longrain Thai Brighton serves modern, colourful Pan Asian cuisine. Dishes are prepared fresh and to order, each one perfectly balancing the four elements of flavour: hot, sweet, salty and sour. Around 85% of the menu is vegan and gluten-free with other dishes being adaptable.

Green curry decorated with pak choi and edible flowers.

More than meets the Thai

The menu is a mix of sharing small plates and main dishes that you can quite reasonably defend from the curiosity of fellow diners. There are familiar favourites such as warming Laksa with noodles and rich coconut broth. Or Pad Thai stir-fried noodles with egg and beansprouts. Then you’ll find other dishes that will pique your curiosity, such as the vegan tempeh burger.

a bowl of orange curry with green beans, tempeh tofu and micro herbs.

The drinks menu has a selection of vegan wines and Asian inspired cocktails which are fruity, spicy and fun, as well as tropical smoothies which are also dairy-free.

Brunch at Longrain Thai Brighton

For something a little different at the weekend try a Pan Asian brunch at Longrain Thai. Here you’ll find breakfast dishes popular throughout Indonesia but seldom found here. Brunch at Longrain Thai is the perfect way to relive those backpacking days but with a little more luxury.

Thai brunch dishes, noodles, avocado, flavoured rice

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