Newly Opened Restaurants in Brighton & Hove
Our pick of the newest restaurants in the forever changing and fast moving food scene in Brighton and Hove.
Lucky Khao, St. James’ Street
The team behind Brighton favourites Lucky Beach, Red Roaster and Pike and Pine have launched their new project called Lucky Khao Brighton. The food is inspired by Northern Thai cuisine with dishes cooked over charcoal, most Thia restaurants serve Southern Thia cuisine, but the Nothern style is much more suited to the British climate. The menu will feature marinaded and barbequed meats and vegetables, curries and small batch sticky rice, with the usual emphasis on sustainability we have come to know from the Kemptown Projects group. The team have been trained in top restaurants in Thailand to deliver authentic modern Northern Thia cuisine, the likes of which is a first for the city.
Chard, Western Road
The exciting new restaurant Chard Brighton is offering a small but carefully crafted fine dining menu of locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients at a charming venue on Western Road. The menu is in a small plate, sharing format, perfect for laid-back lunches with friends and family. Served alongside the exquisite menu are homemade cakes and locally roasted coffee, with the space also being available for private hire. The menu is purposefully kept small so as to ensure exceptionally high standards of quality in both presentation and produce used. Check out their menu here.
Kujira, Preston Street
Adding to Preston Street’s escalating reputation as the place to be Kujira is a modern and stylish Japanese restaurant and bar specialising in robatayaki, food cooked using a charcoal grill.
The Cloak Room, St James’ Street.
The Cloak Room at the top of St James’ Street is the new tap room for Cloak + Dagger brewery. In keeping with its hint of medieval punning they describe themselves as “Kemptown’s beer castle” and with 13 taps they’re certainly well fortified. Half of what’s on offer is from Cload + Dagger whilst the rest is a good mix of local and international beers, lagers and ciders. Long benches make it a great venue for big gatherings or getting friendly with fellow beer enthusiasts. And with the gang from Lost Boys Chicken taking over the kitchen, there’s sure to be a fine amount of feasting and merrymaking to be had.
Crunch & Co, Church Street.
Indulge in the retro delights of grilled cheese sandwiches with Crunch & Co, new to Church Street. The formula has been updated with campainou and sourdough breads, and a choice of great quality fillings like slow-cooked Mexican spiced pork or roasted Mediterranean vegetables all with lashings of gooey, stringy béchemal and cheese mix sauces, grilled to crispy. Add homemade soups for some delicious dunking or on its own for a lighter, healthier bite. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are also available.
Golden Pineapple, Ship Street
If you’re tired of waiting to get a weekend seat or just not very good at remembering to book a table at your favourite cocktail bar, Golden Pineapple on Ship Street may be just the tonic you’re looking for. New in October 2018, Golden Pineapple is decorated simply with a dark interior and a classy splash of gold. Already receiving praise from those in the know, this is a laid back bar with excellently mixed cocktails and social vibes. The venue affords a little more space than the average cocktail bar, whilst keeping it close and friendly.
Easy Tiger, Upper North Road
The lovely lot that brought us The Pond bring a super exciting new bar and kitchen to Upper North Street, Easy Tiger. Expect similar good vibes and warm welcomes, along with banging beers and top notch Indian street food from ex Curry Leaf Cafe chef Kanthi Kiran Thamma. Keep your eyes peeled on our pages for more info.
Tropical Sushi at Presuming Ed, London Road
Everyone’s favourite Sushi in Brighton has headed over the other side of town and opened an additional kitchen in Presuming Ed. The team at Tropical Sushi can now be found serving delicious poke bowls to the excited crowd in the London Road area. Helen Hutton, director of Tropical Sushi, says she has had a ‘longstanding relationship with the guys at Presuming Eds’ so the collaboration has been in the pipeline for some time now. The kitchen is open from Wednesday – Saturday lunchtimes/early evenings.
The Canna Kitchen, Duke Street
Britain’s first cannabis restaurant, Brighton is in for a real treat with this new opening. On a mission to challenge the way people think about the cannabis plant, The Canna Kitchen is now open in Brighton. Setting up shop on Duke Street, diners will enjoy contemporary and fresh food sourced organically and locally. The menu at The Canna Kitchen is purely plant-based and dishes will be optionally infused with THC (the proactive compound found in cannabis).
What the Pitta! East Street
Filling the vegan void left by VBites is What the Pitta! Already famed for its spiced soya ‘döner meat’ in freshly flipped flat breads, this is the fourth premises for the family run business and the first outside of Greater London. For many locals who have experienced the sensation What the Pitta is a welcome addition to the city’s growing number of exclusively meat free venues.
Holler Brewery and Taproom, Preston Circus.
Bringing its much loved beer into the heart of Brighton, Holler Brewery have opened up their Tap Room just off Elder Place near Preston Circus. Being a little hidden away present very little problem for the team, whose large and stripped back bar is already a regular favourite amongst real ale drinkers.
Pabellón, Pavilion Buildings
Pabellón Brighton is situated at the bottom of North Street near the Royal Pavilion, from which it draws its name. This younger sister restaurant to neighbourhood favourite Circo (formally Señor Buddha, Preston Circus) has a much more grown-up feel to it. Like Circo, Pabellón melds Spanish and East Asian flavour to deliver bold, creative modern tapas. While Pabellón has a more fine dining edge to it, it retains the Spanish “tapeo” culture of casual, social eating and offers everything from a light brunch to a blow out meal.
The Paradiso Social by Wolfsmouth
Quite literally taking over Brighton’s proper pub grub scene, the lovely team at Wolsmouth are returning to their roots opening up The Paradiso Social on Preston Road. Specialising in cocktails and small plates, this restaurant is a world away from the much-loved burgers, tacos and pizzas Brighton knows these guys for. Fear not though, you will be in safe chef hands as Jack and Will have worked in some of the city’s best restaurant kitchens such as Plateau. The Paradiso Social by Wolfsmouth open their doors on the 9th February and we are expecting great things!
Honest Burger, Duke Street
Growing burger chain ‘Honest Burgers’ will arrive on Duke Street in Brighton in early 2019. On the site of what was previously Pascere, Honest Burgers will be bringing their popular burger brand to Brighton as Brighton sees the influx of larger national chains. On the site of what was previously Pascere, Honest Burgers will be bringing their popular burger brand to Brighton as Brighton sees the influx of larger national chains.
Set to join the regeneration project we’re all waiting for, Box Park has joined the growing number of strong established brands looking to to take pride of place on the seafront. Currently in Croydon, Shoreditch and Wembley, box park is a super modern dining complex, made out of shipping containers where the focus is on small and street food vendors offering great quality and unique experiences.
Soho House, Madeira Terrace
Soho House is coming to Brighton and will be creating a new private members club to the East of Brighton pier. The worldwide brand of luxury private houses is aimed at those in the creative industries. In addition to private clubs, Soho House, bring restaurants, spas, workspaces and bedrooms to the cities they inhabit. The Brighton venue has been years in the planning, but finally got the go-ahead following a long consultation process. The development will be part of a regeneration of the Madeira Terraces area, which overlooks the pier and seafront with the Sea Life centre in the basement of the building. It will include a modern seafood restaurant in addition to a pizza, burger and chicken restaurant on the seafront.
The Flint House, The Lanes
One of Brightons leading restauranteurs Ben McKellar is set to open a new restaurant in The Lanes. Ben and his wife Pamela are co-founders of the ever popular ‘Ginger’ group, and The Flint House will see their portfolio grow to 5 venues across Brighton.The new restaurant will be located centrally on a newly created street behind the old Hanningtons department store and diners will be able to enjoy a tapas style small plate menu. The Flint House is set to open in early 2019.