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The Roundhill Brighton

Bright, light and inviting community pub near Brighton's popular 5-ways area. serving an exclusively plant-based menu of top quality, locally sourced food and drinks.

The Roundhill Brighton – vegan gastropub

The Roundhill pub on Ditchling Road is close to The Level, London Road and Lewes Road and a comfortable distance from the hubbub of the town centre. The Roundhill is Brighton’s first vegan gastropub, with a weekly changing menu that is vegan as standard (some dishes can be made vegetarian).

outside shot of the roundhill building

In 2020 The Roundhill won, third place in the BRAVOs for Plant Champions and first place in Best Roast; an incredible achievement for a vegan venue in a city where Sunday lunch is big business.

two people by the table, both eating vegan dishes served with glasses of wine

Inviting interiors

The Roundhill Pub in Brighton has a conservatory feel to it, large windows dominate two sides of the building with plenty of plants and exposed wood, creating a natural and relaxed environment. Additional outside seating makes for a lovely spot for some sunshine drinking away from the madding crowd.

interior and bar area of the roundhill pub

An inclusive menu at The Roundhill Brighton

Provided it’s plant The Roundhill is very inclusive. Everything on the menu is prepared fresh, so adaptations on dietary requirements are available, however, due to the nature of the open kitchen, allergy sufferers should speak to the team before ordering. The pub is also child and dog-friendly

vegan pasta with beetroot

The Roundhill Brighton has an ever-changing menu that reflects the seasons. Expect delicious fresh Buddha bowls in the summer and hearty stews in the winter, with pub-classic perennials, like burgers, receiving the full vegan makeover. There’s also a set lunch menu available weekdays and a kids menu full of nutritious and tasty, child-approved dishes for little ones that are growing up green.

buddha bowl

Sunday Roasts

As is to be expected of any Brighton pub, The Roundhill excels at roasts and is a bit of a vegan’s dream with more than the average pub’s plant-based dishes on offer. Advanced booking for Sunday lunch is very much advised as more people take up a meat-free lifestyle and as word gets out about this gem of a pub.

side shot of the table at the roundhill with four different vegan dishes one cocktail and galss of beer

All drinks in The Roundhill are also vegan, with an emphasis on local ales and an ever-changing selection. Live music, quizzes, theatre and social groups make the Roundhill a real community pub with an inviting and safe atmosphere.

bartender making vegan cocktail


  1. Rhys Trussler

    We tried the Sunday lunch after they won the BRAVO for best Sunday lunch, we both had the minted seitan ‘lamb’. I’ve not eaten a lamb ever, so I can’t testify to its authenticity, but the flavours, textures and proportion of the roast were amazing and the best vegan Yorkshire pud I’ve had. The BRAVO is a well-earned award for this super friendly and welcoming 100% vegan pub.

  2. Delphea

    I went with a small group of friends for a casual Monday evening meal. Having been a couple of years ago I can say The Roundhill has upped their game considerably. I’d consider this one of the best vegan places to eat in Brighton at the moment.

    I ordered “Duck” in Filo and Corn Ribs. My friend had Melon “Salmon” Vheviche and Korean “chicken”. These are advertised as being either a starter, or suitable to order with other small plates to share. Our third member had the Poke Bowl, which is a main.

    We were all blown away by the awesome food, the good portion sizes and the value for money.

    The corn ribs were wonderfully presented, it’s a shame to describe it here, as it feels like food spoilers. If you like a little drama with your food, this is definitely the way to go. The Filo duck was tasty and so clever. As a vegan who misses meat, to have both the flavour and texture that reminds me so much of real duck, was an absolute winner. It has that melting fat texture and meaty chewiness that’s very, very hard to find. The Melon salmon is equally genius, replicating the texture and flavour so perfectly, that I wish I had ordered it too. The poke bowl was a very generous portion, it’s always good when the bowl is bigger than your face. To top this all off, the standard of presentation rivals that of far more pricey vegan restaurants in Brighton. It’s fantastic to have vegan food that isn’t all centred around mock meats and uses fresh, quality ingredients to produce something truly stunning.

    The customer service was excellent and friendly. They were very accommodating to us all, even while faffing about which beers to have. The staff are clearly knowledgeable about all aspects of the menu, and are helpful with it.

    All of this is high praise considering the overall quality of vegan food in Brighton.

    Absolutely my new favourite vegan in all of Brighton. And it should be yours too.

  3. Angela Simmonds

    Outstanding turnaround for this venue and it is creating a real buzz in the vegan community.

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