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Semolina Brighton - A family affair

If you are looking for a Brighton restaurant with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and superb home cooked food, then Semolina Brighton is the one for you.

This family run venue is headed up by husband and wife team Orson and Linda Whitfield, with Orson handling the food and Linda front of house.

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Semolina Brighton

Semolina Brighton Bistro

There is a calm and homely atmosphere, and this is reflected in the bistro style dishes on offer. The ever changing menu features dishes that celebrate the ingredients over anything else. Throughout the delicious set lunch and evening a la carte menus, Semolina offers diners a chance to enjoy dishes that have been made with love and a passion for real cooking.

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Locally sourced food and drink

Semolina Brighton source all ingredients from Sussex suppliers, making use of the London Road market and HISBE ethical supermarket on their doorstep, giving you a true taste of Sussex produce.

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Semolina Brighton - Drinks

This extends to the drinks menu where you will find Sussex ales and ciders, handpicked wines and spirits from local suppliers Butlers Wine Cellar, and coffee from a Horsham based micro roaster. By keeping everything local they can ensure the quality of all ingredients used, making sure that your meal is the best it can be.

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Homemade and award winning

Everything is made on site from scratch, from the bread and cakes through to the ice cream and desserts. This dedication has been rewarded with recognition from Brighton’s food and drink community by placing Semolina in the Brighton’s Best Top 20 list two years running. Not bad at all when you consider the standard of the competition in the city.

Semolina Brighton

Semolina has quickly established a reputation in the city for being a venue that always delivers a delightful meal in an intimate setting. Despite its popularity you always feel as though you have discovered something special and personal, and that is exactly what you want from a neighbourhood restaurant.

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Wedding Hire

This homely and welcoming venue is available for wedding hire where Linda transforms the dining room into a stunning group dining space. Low key and personable this is a perfect place for all the family to enjoy a unpretentious delicious meal to celebrate your big day. For more information contact Linda at Semolina.

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Reviews

  1. Joy Carol

    After devouring the quail and pancetta starter I cheekily asked the owner and chef’s lovely wife Linda
    “If I divorce my husband can I marry yours?” – much to the shock of my husband I should add! Naturally she declined and so should she, because her husband is a creative culinary genius.

    I’m not the greatest reviewer and I have to say the best review of this fantastic place has to be that written by Lyndsey Stoner, but hey I will have a go.

    I first came here last year and was blown away by the quality and freshness of the food, the atmosphere and -well everything. So arriving in Brighton again this summer I brought my husband here a few weeks ago and he also loved it.
    Yesterday we came back again – this time with my brother – a discerning foodie and it was, as always, just phenomenal. My husband usually only manages one course because eats like a sparrow, but yesterday he had 3 courses. The portions are by no means small but in my opinion when the food is fresh and well prepared I find that you eat slowly, savoring every mouthful and so when you finish you feel just right – nicely full but not heavy.
    Anyway, for our main course we had duck breast cooked to perfection with apricots and my brother and husband followed this with a scrumptious dessert of summer berry pudding whilst I, the chocaholic, was obliged to taste the divine dark chocolate creation.
    But really what I wish to say to conclude is that it really doesn’t matter what dish you choose because every single thing is equally well executed and always satisfying. We’ll be back!
    P.S. you NEED to book in advance so as not to be disappointed!
    Thank you semolina!
    Joy

  2. Tom

    A great little neighbourhood bistro that serves dishes packed with care and attention to detail. Everything is made from scratch, from the bread through to the desserts and that homemade feel is what makes this place feel so special. The menu changes regularly and always showcases local produce. Linda is great as front of house and always very welcoming. A fantastic find and lovely little restaurant

  3. Stephanie Howard-Beesley

    A hidden gem in Brighton, we love the monthly changing menu it gives us a great reason to keep going back. Wonderful front of house service from Linda and the team. A meal at semolina guarantees you good wine, seasonal, locally sourced ingredients at the most reasonable price you will find in Brighton for food of this quality. Orson and the team make everything from the bread to the pasta and the puddings – even the ice creams!
    The portion sizes will ensure you leave satisfied but make sure you leave room for dessert, I still have dreams about their chocolate mille feuille!
    You are missing out if you don’t give semolina a try, make sure to book ahead to find out exactly why this bistro featured in the good food guide 2017 and you’ll leave wondering why you left it so long to go!

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