A Carnival of cuisines

For quite a small spot, which is essentially the intersection of roads all leading to more desirable spots, Preston Circus is a hub of fantastic food from around the world. It is a carnival of delight for those in the know, where small operations on tight budgets beguile the senses.

You can dine out every night of the week on something flavoursome and different around Preston Circus, so ‘roll-up, roll-up!’ as we set about to thrill and delight.

Starting at the pub at the centre of the hub, The Joker plays host to Lost Boys Chicken. Serving up New York style wings and sauces, some stacked burgers (called “sandwiches” on the menu – those crazy Americans!) and serious sides, Lost Boys is the spot for friends who don’t mind seeing each other get messy. Voted #2 in BRAVO best Pub Grub. 

A hub in a hub, Cafe Plenty is a space for meeting, working and playing. With an ongoing exhibition of local art, regular entertainment and live music. The menu serves everything from a full veggie breakfast to light lunches and a carefully chosen selection of craft beers, Cafe Plenty sure lives up to its name. Winner of most Family Friendly venue in BRAVO 2018

Fresh local ‘proper’ produce is served at Cafe Rust on Preston Circus. Welcoming and homey, Cafe Rust is the perfect spot for a quiet morning coffee, a lazy Sunday brunch or a delicious lunch with friends. Inside, the stylist rustic interior steals the show as Brighton’s most Instagramable cafe while holding onto a very unpretentious and approachable vibe.

Circo by Señor Buddha combines influences of East Asia and Spain to bring new dimensions to tapas and small plate dining. Each dish is crafted by hand in the open plan kitchen and dining space, bringing a touch of food theatre to the circus.

Pining for that summer holiday? Then take a bite out of a yeeros from Yefsis of Greece and dream London Road away! This small friendly eatery serves authentic fresh Greek cuisine with some modern innovation to accommodate all diets, with friendly service and a keen price point.

Photo credit: Yefsis of Greece Facebook

The Plant Room is putting down roots across Brighton, with this it’s third instalment. Pop in for some expertly brewed New Zealand coffee with a vegetarian and vegan deli serving up super creative salads, sandwiches, tarts and treats.

Photo credit: The Plant Room Facebook

A quirky little venue, Pizza 500 is definitely more than it appears to be with the small space packing a big Italian vibe. Serving home made pizza, as well as a good array of traditional Italian dishes, with their home made Italian sausage and gelato being a must.

Photo credit: Pizza 500 Facebook

Opening in 2016 Green Kitchen vegan cafe is the first devoted vegan venue in the Preston Park area, helping spread the growing movement to plant based diets out of the city centre. Serving a raved about full English through to lunch and early evening meals, with a special roast menu on Sundays.

Photo credit: Green Kitchen Facebook

Fatto A Mano at Preston Circus was the first of three to open for this very successful pizzeria. Pretty much always full, dining is close up – Italian style – with your fellow Neapolitan pizza enthusiasts.