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Best Middle Eastern Restaurants in Brighton

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Our pick of the BEST Middle Eastern Restaurants

A vegan plate of food with houmous, chickpeas, red cabbage and a dip.

Lavash in Brighton is a vibrant restaurant celebrated for its authentic Middle Eastern Street Food, especially çöp shish kebabs. Specialising in dishes from Iran, Lavash offers a delightful array of flavours and textures. Two popular dishes include the tender Chicken Joojeh Kebab, marinated in saffron and lemon juice, and the rich, aromatic Lamb Shank, slow-cooked to perfection with Persian spices. Lavash provides a warm and inviting atmosphere where diners can enjoy the true taste of Persian culinary traditions. With locations on Gardner Street and North Street. 

Novellino in Hove is the South Coast’s only Kosher restaurant, offering an enticing menu of modern Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine alongside bistro classics. This beautifully-designed, contemporary all-day venue features vibrant dishes inspired by Jewish staples and the Sephardic tradition. Novellino 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, classic bistro fare, breakfast, lunch or dinner –  Novellino has something for everyone.

Kambi’s is a laidback venue for classic meze and shawarma dishes, with a large vegetarian and vegan selection. Kambis in Brighton is a beloved eatery known for its authentic Lebanese cuisine. Located on the Western Road, it offers a warm and inviting atmosphere. Two popular dishes include the Mixed Grill, featuring succulent lamb, chicken, and kafta skewers, and the Falafel Wrap, a vegetarian favourite with crispy falafel, fresh veggies, and tahini sauce. The menu is rich with Middle Eastern flavours, highlighting the diverse and aromatic culinary traditions of Lebanon.

Aydo, located at Brighton Marina, is a standout destination for Turkish and Middle Eastern cuisine. Known for its warm hospitality and vibrant atmosphere, Aydo offers a delicious array of authentic dishes. Two popular choices are the Mixed Meze Platter, featuring hummus, baba ganoush, and dolma, and the Lamb Shish Kebab, with tender marinated lamb skewers grilled to perfection. The cuisine draws inspiration from Turkey and the broader Middle Eastern region, showcasing rich, aromatic flavours that transport diners straight to the heart of these culinary traditions.