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Manjus Brighton

An award winning, family run restaurant set in Brighton's North Laines. Serving authentic, plant based Gujarati cuisine.

Manjus Brighton – Indian cuisine from Gujarati

Manjus Brighton is a delicious addition to our cities Indian cuisine scene, found tucked away at the bottom of Trafalgar Street, a stone’s throw away from Brighton station. In 2019, only a year after opening, Manjus won second place in the Brighton Restaurant Awards for Plant Champions.

Family run business

Manjus is a cosy family run restaurant with the real star of the show being Manju (now in her eighties) who cooks her Western Indian food with love and to the highest standard, time and time again. Cooking with Manju is Dipali, who was born and raised in Gujarat. Dipali trained as a chef in Surat, the culinary capital of Gujarat, and has worked for some of the best Indian chefs in the country.

Despite her extensive training, Dipali claims her culinary skill always comes from Manju!

Manjus Brighton

A fresh taste of India

Manjus Brighton focuses on Gujarati vegetarian food with an excellent range of vegan, gluten-free and nut-free dishes. Using the freshest ingredients they can get their hands on, Manju and Dipali use the same family recipes handed down through generations, delivering authenticity with every dish and giving you a clean and healthy restaurant dining option.

Manjus Brighton panipuri

Mouthwatering dishes

Gujarati cuisine is one of the oldest culinary treasures of India and is primarily vegetarian. There is a great selection of nibbles and street snacks at Manjus Brighton, and a choice of thalis and dosas by day, and curries by night accompanied with an array of flatbreads, poppadoms and chutneys.

Manjus Brighton thali

Something for everyone

Manjus Brighton is hugely affordable and with a children’s menu, a range of Indian pale ales and lagers, wines and spirits, and authentic desserts, you won’t be disappointed!

samosa chaat in a cocktail glass

Relaxed atmosphere at Manjus Brighton

Set in the Brighton North Laine, Manjus Brighton stands out for its mix of modern exterior and traditional interior. The restaurant has a beautiful interior with Manjus history decorating the walls. You will feel a mix of Indian nostalgia with the wooden tables and cushion cream benches.

wooden panelling against a green wall. Southern indian dishes and cocktails.



  1. Jason

    Manju’s was a restaurant me and my friends have wanted to visit for so long and finally we booked and went on Saturday for a friends birthday. Naimesh the owner warmly greeted us. There was also a personalised plaque on our table to welcome us. One of our party of 3 is vegan and gluten free. Naimesh kindly adapted a few of our chosen dishes to G/F so we could all enjoy the shared dishes. The food was out of this world. Every dish was prepared fresh to order, so don’t expect everything to be served at once. Naimesh explained each dish as it was served with the same passion as the creator of the dish. The three of us had a wonderful evening, so much so we have already re-booked for this Friday. Can’t wait to return. Thank you Naimesh and family for making our first visit to Manju’s so memorable.

  2. Hasmah Charles

    Such a wonderful experience. Everything from the people to the interior had a very welcoming atmosphere. The food was beyond phenomenal so much so that you can tell a lot of love was put into it. Highly recommended.

  3. Malcom

    A complete experience. Great food, a welcoming team, great price point – would highly recommend whether you are a meat eater or vegetarian.

  4. Angela Simmonds

    Very welcoming team and intimate atmosphere. A new venue we hadn’t been to before on Brighton’s North Laine. Street food style starters were enjoyed. Everything was a feast of gorgeous flavours . Highly recommend

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