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.
Kindling has recently opened on East Street and presents an omnivorous menu that is kind to the planet, sourcing locally and sustainably from land and sea and cooking with fire. Kindling is the brainchild of Ramin Mostowfi, formally of Food For Friends, so naturally, expectations can be set high. With a relaxed but sophisticated dining experience, this is set to become a popular destination sitting high amongst established Brighton favourites. Live fire is used to enhance and flavour quality ingredients as well as provide the central focus for the restaurant concept; communities have, after all, been drawn to fire for company and nourishment since time out of history.
Amarillo, by Ian Swainson
Michelin starred Chef and former Head Chef at The Pass and The Samling, Ian Swainson, has launched his twice-weekly residency at Lost in the Lanes cafe on Nile Street. The 30-cover pop up is open Fridays and Saturdays from 7.00 pm where Ian serves globally inspired sharing plates in an intimate, relaxed setting. Ian’s reputation is well established among the high-end dining world; with Amarillo, Ian aims to make this level of dining experience accessible to a far wider audience. The condensed menu is divided evenly into meat, fish and vegetarian, with dishes such as beef bavette with confit tomatoes and burnt onion, and salmon pintxos with egg emulsion and serrano ham already making quite a stir on the Brighton food scene.
New to Brighton seafront in the winter of 2019 is Cyan, the new concept all-day bar and restaurant at The Grand Brighton. Boasting an all day dining menu, beginning service at 11 am and serving right through until 10 pm, Cyan is a unique new addition to Brighton’s culinary scene. As well as their inspired food offering, Cyan’s cocktail menu is also one of the best in town, best enjoyed paired with something from the ‘Nibbles’ section.
640East Brighton has opened up the super cool industrial space that was previously home to Silo. Their bar and restaurant concept serves a daily small plate menu, along with brunch and operate as a space for residency chefs during the evening. 640East Brighton is the fourth branch of the business, originally starting out as a pop-up sustainable bar in London’s Canary Wharf. The space promises to host many collaborative events, shining a light on local chef’s and producers through the year.
New to Holland Road is Nostos, a Greek restaurant bringing a different spin on Mediterranean dining in our city. Taking traditional Greek cuisine and putting a Nostos spin on it, the menu is predominately vegetable based and flavour led. Dine in true greek style, sharing dishes with friends chosen from each section of the menu. Book a table now.
Taking effortlessly cool to a whole new level, Coppa Club has arrived in Brighton square with a bang. This all-day dining venue offers something for everyone in Brighton, from our residents to all year-round visitors. Open from 8 am to fill your morning coffee needs, they serve food right through until 10.30 pm meaning those late-night dinner dashes needn’t look so bleak (although, who doesn’t love a kebab every now and then…)
Baqueano is Brighton’s newest Argentinian restaurant, run by husband and wife Jorge and Adriana. The menu ha authentic Argentinian and they are the only Argentinian restaurant in Brighton to serve Entraña (skirt steak) and Mollejas (sweetbread). Expect wonderful friendly service, delicious steak and excellent quality wines; it’s clear already that this small restaurant will make a big impression.
Having built up a good reputation as a pop up in many well known Brighton pubs. Kitgum’s owners Fayaz and Susie crowdfunded in order to realise their dream of a permanent home. Taking over the former residence of Circo by Senor Buddha Kitgum Kitchen brings all the fun of their fare to the eateries of Preston Circus.
The Flipside is Brighton’s newest and grooviest cocktail lounge taking its design nods and inspiration from the era that heralded the iconic Soul Train movement and D-I-S-C-O! The cocktail menu features classics that were all the rage in the 70’s with a few modern twists while small plates and sharers are served up using fresh, local and seasonal produce. The décor is unashamedly retro, where kitsch meets cool and the laid-back soul and funk music creates the perfect atmosphere for lounging and sipping on your expertly-mixed cocktail. The Flipside cocktail lounge is open for table reservations Thursday to Saturday evenings, and available for private hire Sunday to Wednesday. Visit their website.
Opening in early February and taking over the former La Cave a Fromage site on Western Road. Cases is a collaboration between Phil Bartley of GB Charcuterie and Steve Pineau from L’Atelier du Vin. Combined they have the power to bring great cheese and great wine and we are looking forward to experiencing the results. One nice thing to note is that they are employing the team from La Cave so plenty to celebrate here.
Erpingham House, Duke Street
The UK’s largest 100% vegan restaurant, Erpingham House in Norwich, will be opening its second venue on Brighton’s popular Duke Street at the former site of Canna Kitchen. Opening on March 7, the new restaurant will continue to use what has worked in Norwich but developing a concept unique to the Brighton audience.
The Vurger Co.
Another venue set to open its second home in Brighton and another vegan one to boot is The Vurger Co., serving 100% plant-based fast food. The Vurger Co. will be opening as part of the new Lanes development, which has seen an influx of life to the area.
Shelter Hall, Brighton seafront
The development of Shelter Hall on Brighton’s seafront has captured the attention of Brighton Foodies as plans to open up as a food hub are revealed. Rumoured to be hosting ten independent food vendors, alongside two bars, with The Rotunda being taken over by the team behind Riddle and Finns.
Plans have been revealed for ‘the seafront project’ on Shoreham Beach. Boxpark claims to have teamed up with The Big Beach Cafe, owned by none other than Norman Cook (Fat Boy Slim), and aim to covert the cafe into Shoreham’s Big Beach Box. There are plans for the space to have a central restaurant and cafe hub, with a roof terrace and a dedicated water sports centre!
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.