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The Best Tasting Menus in Brighton

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Tasting Menus in Brighton

Discover the intimate and elegant Dilsk, the acclaimed restaurant nestled within Brighton’s Drakes Hotel. Head Chef Tom Stephens presents an exquisite Brighton tasting menu, a celebration of local produce and sustainability. Savour five to ten tantalising courses, each a masterpiece showcasing the vibrant flavours of the region. Examples include South Coast cod, squid, courgette, salted ricotta, sunflower and Fox Acres chicken BBQ lettuce, mead, caramelised whey. Enhance your experience with an expertly paired wine flight, elevating the flavours to new heights. Located on Brighton’s picturesque seafront, Dilsk offers an unforgettable dining experience where coastal charm meets culinary excellence.

Furna restaurant in Brighton takes you on an exquisite culinary adventure, courtesy of acclaimed chef Dave Mothersill. Prepare to be enchanted by an exquisite Brighton tasting menu that unveils a symphony of flavours and textures. With meticulous attention to detail, this central Brighton gem offers a thoughtfully curated selection of dishes that celebrate British cuisine at its finest. Drawing inspiration from hyper-seasonal produce, line-caught fish, and native breeds, each dish showcases the essence of freshness and quality. Immerse yourself in a gastronomic wonderland at Furna and surrender to the remarkable flavours that establish it as a standout dining destination in Brighton’s vibrant North Laine.

Indulge in an award winning culinary journey with the tasting or experience menu at Burnt Orange, located in Brighton’s Lanes. Immerse yourself in the enticing flavours of their wood-fired cuisine, carefully crafted to perfection. The Burnt Orange experience menu offers a delightful selection of dishes, curated into multiple courses that showcase the best of seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. For an enhanced experience, guests can opt for a wine flight that complements the flavours. It’s no wonder Burnt Orange has been voted the best restaurant in Brighton at the BRAVO Awards for the last two years, as they continue to captivate diners with their wood-fired delights.

Tasting Menus in Hove

Cin Cin in Hove serves the Chef’s Menu, a five-course tasting menu with the option to add a wine flight. This modern neighbourhood restaurant has been impressing diners with authentic Italian small plates, pasta, and antipasti for years, bringing people together and keeping them coming back for more. The Chef’s Menu changes monthly to reflect seasonality and the availability of the freshest ingredients, ensuring the creation of exceptional dishes such as the Arancino of slow cooked rabbit, and basil pesto emulsion.

Experience culinary excellence with the tasting menu at etch restaurant in Hove. Led by acclaimed Chef Steven Edwards, winner of Masterchef, etch offers a remarkable dining experience.

The Sussex tasting menu at etch. boasts a creative selection of dishes, each featuring precisely three ingredients, showcasing the artistry of simplicity. Guests can choose from a range of courses and elevate their experience with a wine flight. etch has been recognised as the best restaurant in Brighton at the BRAVO Awards and has garnered acclaim from the Michelin guide and AA Rosettes.

Discover an exquisite tasting menu at The Little Fish Market, where Head Chef Duncan Ray showcases his talent for ingredient-led, fish-focused cuisine. With a limited 20-seat capacity, this intimate Hove restaurant promises an extraordinary dining experience. Indulge in a carefully curated Brighton tasting menu featuring multiple courses that highlight the finest seasonal ingredients sourced from trusted suppliers. For an enhanced experience, guests can opt for a wine flight that perfectly complements the flavours. The Little Fish Market in Hove is an acclaimed seafood restaurant, featured in the Michelin Guide, with 3 AA Rosettes and rated ‘Exceptional’ in the Good Food Guide.

Tasting Menus in Sussex

Embark upon a remarkable winery dining experience at The Tasting Rooms in Rathfinny. Led by Head Chef Chris Bailey, the Sussex restaurant offers a Sussex-inspired tasting menu that showcases the best of local flavours. Immerse yourself in a culinary journey as you sample dishes crafted with ingredients sourced from the surrounding Sussex countryside. Indulge in courses such as Sussex lamb, locally caught fish, and seasonal vegetables, perfectly paired with Rathfinny’s exceptional wines. With its picturesque setting and gastronomic delights, The Tasting Rooms at Rathfinny promises an unforgettable dining experience.

Indulge in a culinary journey with the tasting menu at The Fig Tree, nestled in the charming village of Hurstpierpoint. This esteemed Sussex restaurant offers a menu carefully crafted with locally sourced ingredients, showcasing the best of the region.

The Sussex tasting menu presents a delightful selection of courses, such as turbot, courgette, basil, peppers and tantalising sweets like chocolate, cherry, pistachio. The Fig Tree has earned accolades for its exceptional cuisine and warm hospitality.

Seating up to 30 in a stylish yet relaxed setting, the team provides the very best of gourmet cuisine.

Experience the joy of outdoor living at Woodfire Camping, a gastro campsite where you can feel at home amidst nature. At Woodfire, they offer wood fire feasts, reminiscent of a delightful village picnic. Gather around the crackling fire and savour delicious food prepared over open flames. With a communal atmosphere, you can connect with fellow campers and enjoy the rustic charm of outdoor dining. Woodfire Camping provides a unique and immersive experience, allowing you to appreciate the beauty of nature while indulging in delightful wood fire cooked feasts.

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Located within the stunning Leonardslee Lakes Gardens, Restaurant Interlude offers a unique dining experience. Led by Executive Chef Jean Delport, the Sussex restaurant boasts a Michelin star since August 2019. Indulge in a multi-course Sussex Tasting menu that evolves with the seasons, showcasing ingredients foraged from the picturesque 240-acre Grade I listed gardens or sourced ethically from Sussex’s finest local producers. With its commitment to quality and sustainable sourcing, Restaurant Interlude promises a memorable culinary journey.

Indulge in the exceptional tasting menu at The Gingerman, a celebrated restaurant in Brighton. The Brighton tasting menu presents a captivating journey of five delectable courses meticulously crafted by Head Chef and Owner Ben McKellar. Guests can elevate their experience by opting for a perfectly curated wine flight, expertly paired with each course. The menu showcases culinary delights such as pan-roasted halibut with Jerusalem artichoke, slow-cooked pork belly with caramelised apple, and a divine chocolate and hazelnut tart. The Gingerman has been recognised with multiple accolades, including a Michelin Bib Gourmand and three AA Rosettes, affirming their commitment to culinary excellence.

Matt Gillan, Chef, Heritage restaurant. Sussex Tasting menus

Heritage | By Matt Gillian

Indulge in a culinary journey with the Sussex Tasting Menu at Heritage restaurant in Sussex, led by renowned chef Matt Gillan. With Sussex Tasting menu options ranging from four to eight-courses for lunch and eight to ten-courses for dinner, this menu promises a gastronomic adventure. Each dish showcases Chef Gillan’s creative flair and commitment to using the finest seasonal ingredients. Immerse yourself in a symphony of flavours and textures as you experience the carefully crafted tasting menu.

Immerse yourself in a culinary journey with the tasting menu at 64 Degrees, a renowned restaurant in Brighton Lanes. Led by Head Chef Michael Bremner, the Brighton tasting menu features an enticing array of seven carefully crafted courses that showcase his culinary prowess. For a perfect pairing, guests can opt for a wine flight to enhance their dining experience. The menu boasts a selection of seasonal plates created from local produce. Recognised for their innovation, this Brighton restaurant and Chef Michael Bremner have earned numerous accolades, including a prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand and features on the Great British Menu. Michael and his team deliver arguably the best tasting menus Brighton has to offer. 

The Pass Restaurant, Sussex Restaurant, South Lodge Hotel, Valentines Day Brighton. Part of our Brighton and Sussex tasting menu guide

Experience culinary excellence at The Pass restaurant, awarded a coveted Michelin star and 3 AA Rosettes in 2023. Led by Chef Ben Wilkinson and partnered with Monika Zurawska leading the front-of-house team, The Pass offers thrilling tasting menus that showcase the finest seasonal produce.

Each dish is a masterpiece, carefully crafted to delight the palate. With a commitment to exceptional dining, The Pass at South Lodge promises a truly unforgettable culinary Sussex restaurant experience.

Enjoy an extraordinary culinary experience with the Brighton tasting menu at The Set, housed within Café Rust in Brighton. Led by Head Chef Dan Kenny, the menu takes guests on a remarkable journey through a 14-18 course tasting menu, showcasing the best of seasonal and local ingredients. For an elevated experience, guests can opt for a perfectly paired wine flight. Dishes may include creations like scallop tikka masala, milk bread with cheese burger butter, and a chocolate and miso pudding. The Set has garnered accolades, including two AA Rosettes, Top 100 Uk restaurant square meal, excellent food rating Good food guide and Michelin guide, recognising their culinary excellence.

Tasting Menus in Brighton and Sussex. Gravetye Manor

Gravetye Manor

Delight in an extraordinary Sussex tasting menu at Gravetye Manor in Sussex, renowned for its culinary excellence.

The newly designed, award-winning Sussex restaurant offers uninterrupted views of the stunning gardens through its floor-to-ceiling glass walls. Executive Chef George Blogg’s passion is reflected in each meticulously crafted dish, creating a true taste sensation. Gravetye Manor takes pride in sourcing ingredients from their own Kitchen Garden or trusted local suppliers, ensuring a seasonal and exceptional dining experience. With their commitment to quality, it’s no surprise that Gravetye Manor is featured in the prestigious Michelin guide.


The following Brighton restaurants are some of the best tasting menus in Brighton and offer matching wine flights with their experience.

The following two restaurants serve excellent tasting menus and are frequently voted among the best restaurants in Brighton

The following Sussex restaurants offer excellent tasting menus and experiences. Please note Woodfire camping is a seasonal offering so check for availability and their special events. 

A tasting menu at a Brighton or Hove restaurant is a carefully curated multi-course meal that showcases the chef’s culinary skills and creativity. They can be 4, 5, 7 or 9 courses. It typically consists of several small dishes (not small plates), allowing diners to experience a variety of flavours and textures. Tasting menus often feature seasonal and premium ingredients and can be accompanied by wine or beverage pairings. The tasting menu is designed to take diners on a gastronomic journey, offering a unique and memorable dining experience. It’s a popular choice for those who want to explore the full range of a restaurant’s offerings and trust the chef to surprise and delight their taste buds. Tasting menus are often offered with a wine flight.