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.

Social Board Brighton

When the head chefs of leading restaurants combine forces to open a sandwich shop you know this is going to be more than the usual lunchtime meal deal. The Social Board feature five signature sandwiches, one of each, pork, lamb, chicken, beef and plant. Each are essentially a fine dining experience between two slices of bread (actually ciabatta), creative salads and sides buoy up the rest of the menu, guaranteeing lunchtimes need never be boring again.

Social Board Brighton

Shiraz – Persian grill

Serving traditional Persian cuisine with a modern dining experience, the heart of the action at Shiraz is the authentic charcoal grill. Marinated and gently spiced meats and aromatic saffron rice form the core of the menu with good options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free diners.

Flour Pot Bakery Brighton Beach

On the 2nd July a new Flour Pot venue is set to open on the beach! Flour Pot Bakery Brighton Beach brings us everything we love about Flour Pot Bakeries, with a new twist. Alongside their much loved day time offering, Flour Pot Bakery Brighton Beach will be launching an evening menu with wine and beer available too!

The Flour Pot Kitchen Brighton

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.

Photo credit: Kujira Brighton

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.

Photo credit: Holler Brewery Facebook

Matt Gillan at The Foresters Arms in Horsham

Matt Gillan of Pike & Pine / Red Roaster has gone up country to Horsham to run the food offering at The Foresters Arms under a new casual dining brand Random Precision Collective Ltd. Serving every evening during the week plus lunch on Saturday and the obligatory roast on Sunday, this is casual pub food with a rebellious streak.

Chef Matt Gillan, Pike & Pine, Brighton Restaurant, Kemptown


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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.

what the pitta brighton photo credit what the pitta
Photo credit: What the Pitta

Box Park, Madeira Terrace

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.

photo credit: Boxpark

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.

British Airways i360 & West Pier Brighton, beach, seafront

El Pabellón, North Street

We have heard on the grape vine that owners of Circo are heading into the centre with another restaurant. Head chef John Reed brings us delightfully tasty Thai and Spanish fusion tapas plates at Circo and we can only hope that the menu at El Pabellón will deliver as much on flavour as the original restaurant. Aiming to open in August we are pretty confident that this new addition to the Brighton food scene will become a firm favourite.

El Pabellón Restaurant Brighton

Coppa Club, Brighton Square

Coming soon to Brighton, Coppa Club aim to bring year-round al fresco dining to Brighton Square. Coppa Club is a relaxed and informal bar and restaurant experience, that have a number of venues around London already. The Brighton venue will breathe new life into Brighton Square, utilising three of the vacant units to create a 3600 sq ft venue. Plans include a rejuvenation of the square centring around the popular dolphin statue. A 50-cover “dining pod” area will be created that can be adapted to any weather, so you can dine al-fresco all year round.

Tapas small plates food at Coppa bar & restaurant

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.

The Flint House Brighton
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