Restaurant Brighton's guide to

Mediterranean Restaurants in Brighton and Hove

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Our pick of the BEST Mediterranean Restaurants

side shot of the lunch dishes at E Thirty Nine - E39 including two seafood dishes and pizza served with white wine. Mediterranean Restaurant Brighton guide


E39 in Hove is a vibrant Mediterranean restaurant with a focus on Italian cuisine. Popular dishes include their Cornish Harissa Mussels and the flavourful Margherita Pizza, both showcasing authentic Italian ingredients and techniques. Open for brunch and dinner, E39 offers a delightful alfresco seating area and is spread over two floors, making it an ideal spot for a leisurely meal or a lively evening out. Their expertly crafted cocktails add an extra touch of indulgence, making E39 a must-visit for Mediterranean food lovers.

Novellino in Hove is the South Coast’s only Kosher restaurant, offering a vibrant menu of modern Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine alongside bistro classics. This beautifully-designed, modern all-day venue features dishes inspired by Jewish staples and the Sephardic tradition. Novellino restaurant stands out with its fresh ingredients, bright flavours, and friendly neighbourhood vibe, making it a must-visit spot in the Hove restaurant scene. Whether you’re craving Middle Eastern delights like falafel and hummus or classic Mediterranean fare, Novellino has something for everyone.

Nostos Greek restaurant in Hove is an award-winning gem, celebrated for its authentic Mediterranean and Greek cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner, this family-friendly spot boasts alfresco seating and a vibrant atmosphere. At Nostos, you’ll find popular dishes like Moussaka, a layered eggplant and meat casserole, and Souvlaki, succulent grilled meat skewers. Influenced by traditional Greek flavours, their menu highlights the freshest ingredients and time-honoured recipes. Having won Best International Cuisine at the BRAVO Awards, Nostos is a must-visit for anyone seeking delicious, authentic Greek food.

Market restaurant in Hove offers a delightful fusion of Spanish and Anglo influences, serving up a tantalising array of tapas dishes. Open for lunch and dinner, this venue features alfresco seating and a stylishly classic interior adorned with emerald subway tiles. Popular dishes include Patatas Bravas, crispy potatoes with spicy tomato sauce, and Gambas al Ajillo, sizzling garlic prawns. Market is renowned for its innovative take on tapas, complemented by a diverse selection of wines and cocktails. Don’t miss their subterranean dining area, Downmarket, for a unique and atmospheric dining experience in Hove.

Lavash, with two central Brighton locations, is a standout Middle Eastern restaurant offering vibrant dishes influenced by Mediterranean flavours. Known for its succulent Chicken Shish and flavourful Lamb Kofta, the menu showcases the rich culinary traditions of the Levant region, specifically from countries like Iran. Lavash combines fresh ingredients with aromatic spices to create an unforgettable dining experience. The décor is modern yet inviting, reflecting the warmth and hospitality of Middle Eastern culture. Whether for lunch or dinner, Lavash is the perfect spot to enjoy authentic Middle Eastern cuisine with a Mediterranean twist.

Petit Pois in the historic Lanes of Brighton offers an exquisite French dining experience with Mediterranean influences. Specialising in authentic French cuisine, this charming restaurant delights guests with dishes like the tender Boeuf Bourguignon and the creamy Moules Marinières. Inspired by the rich culinary traditions of Southern France, Petit Pois blends rustic flavours with modern elegance. Open for lunch and dinner, the warm, intimate atmosphere makes it a perfect spot for romantic dinners or casual gatherings. With its emphasis on fresh ingredients and traditional recipes, Petit Pois brings a slice of France to Brighton.

Mange Tout in Brighton’s trendy North Laine is a beloved French bistro offering rustic, authentic cuisine with Mediterranean influences. Renowned for its hearty Coq au Vin and delicate Duck Confit, the menu showcases traditional dishes from the Provence and Languedoc regions of Southern France. Open for brunch, lunch, and dinner, Mange Tout emphasises fresh, local ingredients prepared with French flair. The warm, welcoming atmosphere and charming décor create a true bistro experience, making it a favourite spot for both locals and visitors seeking a taste of France in the heart of Brighton.

Located in Brighton’s historic Lanes, Vios Greek Restaurant and Meze Bar, founded by brothers Constantine and Philippos, brings the vibrant flavours of Greece to the city. Known for their delicious falafel and incredible houmous, Vios offers a menu rich in Mediterranean influences and incredible coffee. Drawing from the culinary traditions of Greece, their dishes are made with fresh, high-quality ingredients, featuring an array of herbs and spices typical of the Mediterranean diet. Vios (‘βίος’ = ‘life’ in Greek) promises an authentic taste of Greece with a warm, inviting atmosphere.