Tapas style restaurants in Brighton & Hove

A selection of the best Spanish and tapas restaurants in Brighton and Hove. Paellas,  slow cooked pork cheeks, Iberico ham and much more.

wine bars and wine shopes in Brighton and Hove

Cafe Malbec, Church Road

Café Malbec is an Argentinian wine bar in Hove on the busy Church Road, next door to Latinoamerica grill. This wine bar and ‘Empanada House’ serve the very best wines including a cracking range of Malbecs, and South American cuisine offering a range of different tapas dishes. With their extensive knowledge of both food and wine you’re in for a treat!

Cheers of wine glasses at Cafe Malbec - Private Parties

Agua Dulce, Kings Road

Owned and run by a Spanish family, Agua Dulce has fast become a popular choice for Tapas lovers in Brighton and Hove. Passionate about their Paella and fanatic about fresh and locally sourced fish, all sourced from local fish markets. If you fancy an aperitif before your meal you get a free and friendly ‘tapa’ with your glass of wine or lager. Spain without the Plane!

Agua Dulce Spanish restaurant, tapas, Brighton

Market Restaurant, Western Road

The bill of fare at MARKET restaurant and Kitchen Bar is a mixture of supplier driven and inspired tapas and small plates ideal for sharing, aptly presented on the menu under headings  ‘Fishmonger’, ‘Butcher’, ‘Greengrocer’ and so on. Their new menu includes delights such as; Scallop Carpaccio, Citrus, Rapeseed & Winkle from the Fishmonger, then from the Butcher there’s Beef Cheek, Red Cabbage, Celeriac & Truffle, or from the Greengrocer the Wild Mushroom, Lord of the Hundreds and Hazelnut which sounds tempting!

Christmas parties Brighton, meat & pots displayed on the restaurant wall

Casa Don Carlos, Union Street

Casa Don Carlos in Brighton’s Lanes could not be more authentic even if it was in the heart of Barcelona. Intimate and cosy, it has the classic red and white checked table clothes, bread and olives on the table and a Spanish owner to greet you. With a lively and buzzing atmosphere, sitting shoulder to shoulder with your fellow diners, you feel like you’re on holiday here. Top Tip: Book in advance!

The inside of Casa Don Carlos

Bodega D Tapa, Church Street

Owned by Spanish wine producers, this lovely little tapas bar and deli shop is hailed by some as ‘the best Tapas in Brighton’. Conveniently located opposite the Corn Exchange at the Brighton Dome and less than a stones thrown to the Theatre Royal it’s a great choice for a pre-theatre meal. Authentic and sweet, it comes with the obligatory red and white checked table cloths which make you forget you’re at home. Photo credit: La Bodega Facebook Page

La Bodega Spanish restaurant, Brighton, tapas

Ole Ole!, Meeting House Lane

This unique Spanish restaurant not only dishes up tasty Spanish cuisine and Tapas, but it also throws in an authentic Spanish Flamenco show while they’re at it! Don’t be under the illusion that these passionate shows are just meant for watching. You’ll be up on the dancefloor with them by the end of the evening! Photo credit: Ole Ole! Facebook Page

Ole Ole, Spanish Restaurant, Brighton

Solera D Tapa, Sydney Street

Another brainchild of Bodega D Tapa’s owners (http://arrobasycia.com), Solera D Tapa down the North Laines, describes itself as traditional Spanish cuisine with a contemporary twist. Ideal for large parties who are celebrating it offers an extensive a la carte menu focusing on tapas and platters as well as a simple but thoughtful set menu. Visit their shop too for the finest cheeses, meats and olives the south of Spain has to offer. Photo credit: Solera D Tapa Facebook page

Solera Spanish restaurant, Brighton, tapas, wine