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Happy Go Souvlaki @ Mrs Fitzherberts

Opened April

Greek Street Food, by Happy Go Souvlaki is now available at Mrs Fitzherberts on New Road.

Happy Go Souvlaki guarantees to elevate your taste buds with the freshest ingredients and authentic Mediterranean flavours, delivering nothing short of delightful summer vibes in every single bite. Their menu includes wraps/ pitta (pork, chicken, vegan, halloumi) loaded halloumi fries,  oregano fries, loaded fries as well as a smaller menu for the kids. 

Tapestry

Opened 18th April, Second Avenue, Hove 

Welcome to Tapestry, Hove’s newest neighbourhood bar, where community, great food, and timeless design come together. Indulge in leisurely brunches, inventive cocktails, lively weekend atmospheres, and a laid-back ambiance for after-work drinks. With a focus on communal dining, Tapestry offers a selection of small plates and bar snacks crafted from the finest local ingredients, perfectly complemented by their extensive drinks selection. Whether you’re catching up with friends, enjoying a romantic evening out, or sharing their Sunday roasts, Tapestry is your go-to destination in the neighbourhood. Welcome, and make yourself at home!

Namo X at THE avenue

Opened April, Kemptown

Namo X, the team who arguably serve up the best-tasting, best-looking, and highest-quality Thai food in Brighton have opened a second site in Kemp Town at The Avenue Cafe, St James St. These masters of kitchen residencies are sharing the wealth to a bigger hungry audience Tuesday to Saturdays from 5:30 – 9pm for dine in and takeaway. If you haven’t yet indulged at Namo Eat at The Eagle pub, then you lucky lot have double the chance to get stuck in to their delicious Modern Thai Street Food with an Asian twist. Kin kao gun…let’s eat!

Terra at Tottington

Opened April 2024, Henfield

Terra is a brand new restaurant at beautiful South Downs venue Tottington Manor. The menu has been designed by Terra’s Executive Head Chef Chris Hilton and is inspired by the restaurant’s glorious Sussex location. Seasonal dishes created by a team of passionate chefs showcase the best and most delicious local Sussex produce available with favourite flavours borrowed from around the world. And, as you might expect, the Sunday Lunch is outstanding. Trust us – we’ve already been!

EARL’S SANDWICHES

Opened February 27th, Hove

Earl’s Sandwiches have opened up a second site on Wilbury Road, Hove. Needless to say it’s been a delicious success already – their incredible soft and crunchy Banh Mi Sandwiches are flying out the door to a very happy new neighbourhood. Amazing portions, flavour packed food and drink makes Earl’s Sandwiches an epic destination for lunch…but get in quick, once it’s gone it’s gone! 

Saltdean Lido | Deco Restaurant and Cafe

Cafe already open, restaurant coming soon, Saltdean

Experience the delightful Deco Cafe, nestled on the ground floor next to the Saltdean Lido pool. Open for business as of April 2024, the cafe offers a delectable menu featuring a variety of breakfast and lunch options. Indulge in dishes such as Potato and Chorizo Hash, Breakfast Skillet, Focaccia sandwiches, Weald Smokery Salmon, Shashuka Baked Eggs, Granola Bowls, and more.

Exciting news awaits as the Deco restaurant is set to open in April 2024 (date TBC). Enjoy elevated dining with a south-facing view over the pool, making it the perfect venue for special occasions and weddings. This destination restaurant promises to be a welcome addition to the charming town of Saltdean.

Drifter 

Opened April 12th, Brighton seafront

Drifter is a 70-seater seafront bar/restaurant, drawing inspiration from the analogue listening bars of Japan. Once home to Due South and Riddle and Finns, this venue now offers wood-fired small plates paired with the nostalgic sound of vinyl records.

Crafted by Rob Shenton of Riddle & Finns and Charlie Bunn, owner of Hickstead Estate, Drifter promises a unique culinary and auditory experience. Expect an eclectic blend of jazz, 90s hip hop, soul, and African disco, with regular collaborations and local events adding to the vibrant atmosphere. Plus, alfresco seating offers the perfect setting to soak in the seaside vibes.

Apiary

Opened May 15th

Apiary is a brand new cafe & bar, opening up at 50 Norfolk Square this Spring, and the buzz is already building (pun intended!). Owned by husband & wife team Alistair & Noemi Bell, they plan to bring their love of beekeeping into Brighton, by offering a range of bee-inspired food & drinks. 

Apiary will be a cafe by day & bar by night, serving quality coffee, imaginative cocktails & sustainable wines, alongside delicious small dishes from their kitchen. Responsible sourcing of seasonal produce will be at the core of their operation – with a big impact on flavour, and little impact on the planet.

Instagram: @apiary_uk 
Web: www.apiary.co.uk

Pearly Cow

Coming September 2024, Brighton seafront

Exciting news for 2024! Pearly Cow, a new addition to Brighton, is dedicated to celebrating local flavours. With a focus on the best produce from land and sea, their menu offers a mix of raw, light, smoky, and deep flavours. Pearly Cow emphasises simplicity to highlight the excellence of natural ingredients. Keep an eye on this space for more information about Pearly Cow Brighton’s open kitchen, seafront location and chef’s table, providing an immersive experience into the art of honouring local ingredients. Picture credit: Pearly Cow

Coming soon – The Coal Shed, North St

Relocation, Spring 2024

The Coal Shed restaurant will relocate from its current space on Boyce Street, to North St, to a new 142 cover Brighton restaurant. The new look Coal Shed will feature a grand main dining room situated in a historic orangery with soaring glass ceilings. Additionally, there will be three private dining spaces capable of accommodating up to 60 guests. The dining experience will revolve around an open-fire kitchen, showcasing coal-grilling theatrics for their premium steaks and seafood. A dedicated on-site aging room for meats will further enhance the culinary offerings. The bar area, a long-standing aspiration of Helalat for The Coal Shed, will boast a relaxed yet sophisticated ambiance with banquet seating, round tables, and a crescent-shaped bar adorned with plush stools. This realisation marks the fulfilment of a longstanding dream for Raz Helalat, and it’s exciting to see it come to life in this new Brighton restaurant. Read more.

The White Horses Rottingdean

Coming Summer 2024

The upcoming opening of The White Horses sounds like an exciting addition to the East Sussex coastline and the Rottingdean seafront!

With its premium hotel offering and beautifully appointed accommodation, it promises to provide guests with a memorable experience. The focus on local influences in the dining options suggests a commitment to showcasing the best of the region’s best of Sussex suppliers. With 32 bedrooms and ample dining covers, The White Horses is poised to become a significant destination for travellers seeking luxury and comfort on the outskirts of Brighton.

Caccia & Tails brighton

Opened 29th Jan 2024

Caccia & Tails is a small bar specialising in focaccia Genovese (traditional, with a liberal twist), kick-ass cocktails and a funk and soul soundtrack.

They make all their food themselves daily, from scratch…. their legendary focaccia, to their generously stuffed doughnuts. They take their cocktails as seriously as they do their love of great food and hospitality.

With a happy hour from 5pm Thurs to Sat. Look out for their DJ nights, jazz afternoons and bloody Mary mornings!

 

Pastan

Opened 17th January on Baker Street.

In November 2020, Pastan came to life in the UK. A place dedicated to plant-based pasta lovers and enthusiasts. They’re on a mission to celebrate and spread 100% plant-based joy amongst vegans and non-vegans alike. London, Bristol and now in Brighton on Bakers Street off London Road.. Go and try Pastan! 

Yeastie Boys pizza club

January 2024

George Street Hove is getting the love it deserves with an exciting and frankly cool new pizza restaurant. Yeastie Boys Pizza Club opened it’s hatch in December 2023, and serve pizza by the slice, quarter or 20”  Wednesday to Sunday from midday til they sell out! They do aim to serve til 9pm, but so far their delicious range of pizza pies are flying out the door. Shoreham’s getting a slice of the action too as their branch on Brunswick Road is slinging out pizza pie faves. From the No Sleep til Brooklyn – double pepperoni, garlic and herb drizzle and parmesan crust to their plant based SGT Pepper – full vegan yet sausage spicy goodness, amongst many other combos make this new opening a must visit. 

Trading Post Coffee Roasters

Trading Post Coffee opened two new venues early in 2024. One on Norfolk Terrace, replacing the former Small Batch Coffee, and the other on Western Road. This will bring the total number of venues to five in Brighton and Hove. Watch out, Worthing; there’s talk in the town that Trading Post Coffee is heading your way too!

FOUR. By Aaron Dalton

November 2023

Indulge in a unique and personal fine dining experience at FOUR., located in the purpose-built extension of chef-patron Aaron Dalton’s home. With an intimate setting of just 20 covers each evening, FOUR. crafts dishes around the finest seasonal ingredients, primarily sourced from local Sussex producers. This Worthing restaurant embraces experimentation, aiming to deliver compelling flavours rooted in modern cooking techniques. Open weekends. Picture credit: Aaron Dalton FOUR.

Anakuma

November 2023

Anakuma, the latest Asian addition to our restaurants in Brighton, opened its doors in November 2023 on Preston Street. Offering Asian small plates, bao buns, cocktails, and a vibrant atmosphere, it is the sister restaurant to Halisco. Delight in dishes such as crispy pork belly, soy glazed pork cheek bao, chicken scotch egg with katsu curry, and corn ribs with a gochujang glaze and sesame. Visit them at 50 Preston Street.

Picture credit: Anakuma Instagram

The Blue Man Café Bar

Relocated November 2023

For fans of the Blue Man, there’s exciting news as it has found a new home in the North Laine area of Brighton (opposite La Choza), continuing its nomadic style. Expect the same delightful offerings, including amazing merguez sausages, tagines, koftas, and more. This is Algerian Street Food at its best, and the best part is that no bookings are required—simply turn up and enjoy. Photo credit: Blue Man Facebook.

Little Bao Boy at Shelter Hall

Introducing Little Bao Boy, the latest independent sensation to join Shelter Hall. Hailing from Leeds, this street food trader offers a unique fusion of homemade bao buns and traditional Asian cuisine with a contemporary Western twist.

The story behind Little Bao Boy is a tale of passion and family heritage. Founder James, who began his culinary journey in his parents’ North East noodle shop, learned the art of flavour and exceptional service. While studying in Leeds, he immersed himself in the vibrant food scene, nurturing his dream of creating his own food brand.

Conchita’s Mexican Kitchen

Shelter Hall proudly introduces Conchita’s Mexican Kitchen, a vibrant addition to their culinary lineup. Prepare your tastebuds for a journey to the heart of Mexico with mouthwatering tortas, flavourful bowls, irresistible nachos, and signature salsas.

Conchita’s story is one of passion and heritage. Javier, the visionary behind this venture, draws inspiration from his Mexican grandmother, crafting recipes passed down for over a century. Hailing from lower Manhattan, Javier’s love for food culture and storytelling brought him to the world of gastronomy, where he now shares these beloved flavours with Brighton’s residents and visitors. Explore a menu steeped in tradition and relish the authentic taste of Mexico.

Permit Room by Dishoom

Opened October 2023

Permit Room is a delightful culinary addition to Brighton Lanes. This charming all day bar-cafe pays homage to the hidden permit rooms of 1940s Bombay. With a focus on delivering a taste of India’s finest, Permit Room offers a delectable menu featuring irresistible bar snacks, shareable plates, and beloved Dishoom classics. Whether you’re kicking off your day with a Bacon Naan Roll or sipping on a cocktail that echoes Bombay’s vibrant history, The Permit Room ensures round-the-clock deliciousness. With the option for reservations and a welcoming atmosphere for walk-ins, this spot caters to all, making it a must-visit for Brighton residents looking to savour a taste of Bombay in their own city.

Tern

Opened: July 2023

Serving a high quality, seasonal produce-led menu, Johnny Stanford has recently opened Tern on Worthing pier. With locality being important to Tern, they source their ingredients from British suppliers and farmers. Stanford takes humble ingredients and elevates them to a fine dining quality. Accessible, laid-back fine dining, with professional service and impeccable detail. Choose from the five or seven course tasting menus. There’s also a brunch menu and a wine list championing British wines. Photo credit: Tern Facebook

Wabi Sabi

Wabi Sabi Restaurant in Hove is new restaurant which captures the essence of Japanese cuisine with its authentic and innovative dishes. Situated in a cosy corner of the city, Wabi Sabi invites diners to embark on a culinary journey filled with delicate flavours and impeccable presentation. The menu showcases a harmonious blend of traditional and contemporary Japanese dishes, from sushi and sashimi to mouthwatering ramen bowls and delectable small plates. The serene and minimalist interior design reflects the concept of wabi-sabi, embracing imperfections and finding beauty in simplicity. With attentive service and a wide selection of sake and Japanese-inspired cocktails, Wabi Sabi Restaurant promises a truly enchanting dining experience.

Fumi 

Located in The Circus Quarter, this Japanese inspired neighbourhood restaurant offers ‘a slow moving restaurant in a fast moving city’. A delightful elevated dining experience that combines traditional Asian flavours with modern twists. The seasonally changing menu boasts a tantalising array of sushi, sashimi, and creative small plates, expertly crafted by skilled chefs using the freshest ingredients. From the moment you step inside, the elegant yet cosy ambiance embraces you, creating a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. With impeccable service and a carefully curated wine and cocktail selection, Fumi Restaurant promises an unforgettable journey through the rich flavours of Asia.

REDROASTER AT BRIGHTON DOME

Redroaster Brighton has opened a fabulous new restaurant right in the heart of Brighon’s New Road theatreland. Redroaster at Brighton Dome features a covered and heated private terrace overlooking the Royal Pavilion Gardens, covered alfresco dining on New Road as well as a sumptuous restaurant in the Brighton Dome itself. There’ll be Redroaster’s signature house roasted coffee and award winning cocktails on offer. And with its elegant, modern styling, delicious all-day menu and wine list from The Guardian’s Zeren Wilson, we think this new restaurant is likely to become a city-centre hotspot – perfect for pre and post theatre – or any time really!

interior of shelter hall. Featured in our places to eat in Brighton. Shelter Hall is located on Brighton seafront

Shelter Hall – RYBKA, Cairovan

Cairovan: 4th May 2023  RYBKA: 27th April 2023

Brighton’s Shelter Hall, a popular seafront venue, has recently added two new pop-up restaurants to its lineup – RYBKA and Cairovan. The latter, which is making a return, serves contemporary Egyptian street food prepared with British produce, including meat sourced from a nearby farm in Ditchling. Guests can indulge in a range of dishes, from open wraps to fresh salad bowls bursting with flavour.

RYBKA, on the other hand, specialises in serving responsibly sourced fish and chips, with a particular focus on sustainability. Their menu features a vegan ‘calamari’ option, made with miso batter, which promises to be a hit with both vegans and non-vegans alike.

Plotting Parlour – Hove 

Summer 2023

This summer, the BRAVO Best Cocktail winners are set to open a new venue in Hove – the Plotting Parlour. Boasting expertly crafted cocktails and award-winning mixologists, the new bar will also serve small plates of delicious food to perfectly accompany your drinks. With its prime location on Church Road, it’ll be the perfect spot for a pre or post-dinner drink and a must-visit destination for cocktail lovers.

Burger Nation

Opened: April 2023

Located on York Place in central Brighton, Burger Nation is a new burger restaurant with a 1960s American diner-style vibe. The menu features classic gourmet and vegetarian options, as well as “Around the World” burgers, including Spanish, Greek, and Mexican-style burgers. Customers can choose to dine in, collect their order, or have it delivered.

Deja Vu Hove

Opened: April 2023

Deja Vu is a brand new, spacious bistro located on Church Road in Hove. The cafe serves a variety of delicious brunch dishes, including creamy sage mushrooms with truffle oil on toasted sourdough and Turkish eggs, alongside mouth-watering pastries and amazing coffee. Guests can also enjoy classic brunch drinks like the Bloody Mary. With its cosy ambiance and delectable menu, Deja Vu promises to be a go-to destination for brunch lovers in Hove.

Salt Shed

Opened: 3 May 2023

Salt Shed, the open fire cooking sensation founded by two friends from Sussex Uni, Laurence and Frank, have been serving their food across some of London’s top food halls since 2017 and had a residency at Brighton’s Shelter Hall. They have returned to Brighton with their very own restaurant located on Church Street. Salt Shed will tantalise meat lovers with an array of mouth-watering dishes cooked on the open fire, including juicy burgers, pastrami steak, and more. See what Torsten thought of their Uber-tasty fired meats.

Twisted Lanes

Newly added to Brighton’s top cocktail bar family in 2023, Twisted Lanes has taken up residence on Duke Street. Unlike its sibling bars, this venue not only serves impeccable, masterfully created cocktails, but also boasts an exceptional food menu. So you can indulge in delectable South African-inspired small plates, brunches and lunches. To complete your visit, a delightful team awaits to ensure your experience is thoroughly enjoyable.

South African Tiger Prawns and the Twisted Tuna Steak Niçoise Salad

Malika

Opened: March 6th 2023

Malika has reopened at its new home on Kings Road. By relocating from Brighton Marina to its new sea facing location, Malika has made it a lot easier for us all to take advantage of the delicious cuisine that’s served there. You can expect authentic Indian food along with a few twists such as the British classic – fish and chips. It’s open seven days a week from 12pm until late. Serving lunch 12pm-5pm where there are tasty Indian street food dishes along with fish and chips or burgers. In the evening the à la carte menu is served until 9.30pm, which has a large range of delicious Indian dishes. Or if you’re just looking for a drink, there’s plenty of choice – from beers, wine and cider to champagne, cocktails and mocktails.

Embers

Opened: April 3rd 2023

Two Brighton-based acclaimed chefs – Dave Marrow (previously head chef at Terre a Terre) and Isaac Bartlett-Copelend (former chef patron of Isaac At) – have joined forces to open Embers on 3rd April. The first of its kind for restaurants in Brighton – Embers will be stripping back modern technology in the kitchen and using a Medieval wood-fire cage to cook on over hot embers. The blazing fire cage will be in the heart of the restaurant where guests can enjoy the theatrical cooking style. Dishes will be served with the idea to share – creating a relaxed atmosphere and following Embers ancestral cooking ethos. The produce will be locally sourced and there will be a large focus on cocktails with the classics alongside bespoke cocktails that embody the smoky and fiery flavours. Long-time friends Marrow and Bartlett-Copeland are taking their previous classical culinary experience and training into a new, accessible setting with feudal cooking techniques. Located on Meeting House Lane in the historic Brighton Lanes area, the 42-cover restaurant will be a dining and late-night spot with further seating outside covered by an awning.

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New Brighton Restaurants | Dilsk

Opened: April 12th 2023

With sustainability its focus, Dilsk will offer a tasting menu which has been inspired by the South Coast and located at Drakes Hotel. Tom Stephens and Madeline Riches have worked together at 64 Degrees and are now opening their Brighton restaurant Dilsk. There will be a 28 seat dining room followed by a later opening of a 12 seat private dining room. The menu will offer a five course tasting menu for £55 or 10 courses for £95.

Mowgli Street Food

Opened: 24th February 2023

Starting in Manchester, Mowgli is now a nationwide chain celebrating how Indians eat at home and has now arrived to open the first restaurant in Brighton. With fresh and healthy dishes, Mowgli offers casual instead of intimate dining. Founder of Mowgli, Nisha, is a food writer with a number of published cookbooks and regularly appearing on television and radio. Choose from the delicious mains or small plates, the roulette tiffin boxes are a fun way to try more flavours with their being a surprise of what you’ll get.

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Carne, Hove

Opened: 9th February 2023

Carne has opened a Hove restaurant serving a meat focused menu with locally and sustainably sourced produce. Simple dishes will be featured on the menu with beef being the hero ingredient. Carne is created by the founder of Great British Charcuterie, Phil Bartley. There’s a cocktail bar offering pre-dinner drinks created by Steve Pineau of L’Atelier du Vin. British wines will be on the wine list with expert advice on-hand.

Yori | New Brighton Restaurants

Opened: January 2023

Yori has now joined the Brighton food scene bringing its Korean food and culture along too. Located in the heart of the Lanes, you can enjoy Yori for lunch or dinner. On the menu is a selection of Korean appetisers, pancakes, noodles, fried chicken, soups and the popular barbequed meat which you cook at the table. To drink, you’ll find delicious cocktails, wine, beer, soft drinks and flavoured Soju.

exterior shot of the shelter hall market, igloos

Shelter Hall – Ivan Mazemen

Opened: 10th February

A new pop-up has opened at Brighton seafront’s bustling Shelter Hall. For the first time in the UK, Ivan Orkin will be bringing Ivan Mazemen for three weeks only to Shelter Hall. After opening one of Tokyo’s most popular ramen shops in 2006, Ivan is now known internationally with an additional New York ramen shop, a best selling cookbook, and has been featured in the Netflix documentary Chef’s Table.

Karen’s Diner | New Brighton Restaurants | Pop-up

Opened summer 2023

Karen’s Diner has made its way to Brighton offering ‘the worst service in Europe’ and delicious food to their lucky diners! Karen’s Diner will be a pop-up in Revolution on West Street serving good food and bad attitudes – a dining experience like no other. Tickets start at £40 per person for 90 minutes, it includes pizza with bottomless prosecco, selected spirits and mixers or soft drinks.

table laid out with seafood dishes. Ready for Burns Night Brighton. Dishes include crab and shellfish. Part of our pubs in Hove guide

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