Brighton – A city famed for it’s vegetarian dining

Brighton boasts some of the most reputable and award winning vegetarian restaurants in the entire country. Here is our guide to vegetarian restaurants in Brighton including venues with strong vegetarian options.

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Terre A Terre – An Award Winning Vegetarian Restaurant in Brighton

Terre à Terre, Brighton’s iconic acclaimed restaurant where vegetarianism is more about indulgence than abstinence. Situated in the historic lanes, Terre à Terre has been feeding its loyal customers and international visitors for over 20 years. The Terre à Terre menu offers vegan and gluten free choices. Dining at Terre à Terre is a culinary experience like no other, with intense flavours, sublime textures and a combination of ingredients that few have the imagination or daring to put together.

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Food For Friends

Food For Friends specialise in the art of cooking delicious vegetarian dishes, using fresh and locally sourced ingredients and they have been doing this since 1981. Featured in the Good Food Guide, the well known vegetarian restaurant is located in Brighton’s cosmopolitan and vibrant Lanes, close to the cities main attractions in a delightful glass fronted building almost sea facing. Food For Friends also caters for people with special dietary needs, and have vegan and gluten-free options.

Pike & Pine

Located in the popular Redroaster coffee house on St James street in Kemptown, the team aim to retain the reputation of great coffee whilst smartening up the appearance and offering Brighton an exciting new dining destination. There’s a whole vegetarian 8 course tasting menu with dishes created by michelin starred chef Matt Gillan. You can enjoy your evening at the marble counter where you can watch the chefs prepare your food, and get a taste of the kitchen action!

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BeFries

Befries in Brighton have shown us the light, and that light is crisp, fluffy and covered in sauce. Hand chipping the best potatoes available and double frying them to create the best chips you’ve ever eaten. These would be fantastic on their own but when combined with one of their 20+ sauces you have got a match made in heaven. The team are always happy to discuss anything whilst you enjoy your chips at the counter or seated at the back of the restaurant. Not far from the seafront too so you can enjoy your chips on the beach!

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Redroaster

A ‘go-to destination’ in Brighton with it’s sleek botanical interiors, ethical roasted coffee and a menu created by michelin starred chef Matt Gillan. Redroaster has a fantastic selection of vegetarian options for either breakfast or lunch. We like the sound of the baked cauliflower with aubergine caviar, houmous, flat bread & hazelnut dressing. Take a seat outside and enjoy some alfresco dining, don’t forget to try their coffee too, it’s all roasted in house daily. Serving 7am-5pm.

breakfast, brunch, egg, Redroaster, vegetables, cafe, Brighton

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Purezza

Purezza (purity) was formed by Stefania Evangelisti and Tim Barclay in 2015, setting out with the aim of providing a range of exciting Italian plant based, vegan pizzas to the UK. It’s a fantastic place to go for vegetarians and vegans alike as you can choose anything from the menu, safe in the knowledge that no animal products are used!

Purezza, Vegan Restaurant, Brighton

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Eat Naked

Clean Eats and Protein Treats. Eat Naked are set in the heart of Brighton’s Lanes, serving organic clean eating & vegan deli foods, cold pressed juice & nut milks, clean treats, Climpson & Sons coffee, and quintessential loose leaf tea. Eat Naked truly believe in a nutrient dense, delicious, well-balanced diet and whole foods that nourish the body and have super health benefits. An excellent choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Eat in or takeaway. Brought to you via previous chef Masterchef finalist Stacie  Stewart.

Eat Naked, East Street Arcade, The Lanes, Brighton. Deli/ Coffee Shop/ Cafe, Stacie Stewart

VBites

Described as a Vegan café and vegan shop, then made famous by Heather Mills several years back. VBites offers you a tailored selection of vegan goodies including their very own brand of vegan meats, fish, cheeses, deli pots and their own vegan sauces in a bright and airy venue spread over two floors. Located in the Lanes this vegan venue offers you a great selection of vegan food to eat in or takeaway; popular dishes include their hearty breakfast, Hickory Chick burger and much more..

Vegetarian or vegan restaurant in Brighton

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Lucky Beach

Open year-round, Lucky Beach Cafe serves up some of the best cafe food in Brighton. Local, sustainable and mostly organic food and drink is served by a team of friendly staff who are keen for you to get the most out of your visit to both the cafe and Brighton! There’s plenty on the menu for vegetarians to choose from such as theirroasted pepper & halloumi brioche burger, which is something everyone has to try! If you choose to go for the vegetarian burger, you can opt to have it in an iceberg bun for a lighter option.

salad, egg, vegetables, Lucky Beach, Brighton, seafront, cafe

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Starfish and Coffee

Starfish and Coffee is right next to the beautiful Queens Park in Brighton, it’s a cafe that specialise in brunch, pastries, homemade cakes and excellent tea & coffee. From pancakes with syrup to a luxurious eggs Benedict or a big slice of fresh homemade cake baked by Brighton baker, Berkson Bakes. There are vegetarian & vegan options plus gluten free bread and pastries available.

Avocado brunch dish at Starfish and Coffee cafe, vegetarian , gluten free

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Iydea

Iydea is making all the right noises and has fast become a vegetarian favourite in Brighton and Hove according to the voters at the local food awards. The restaurant can be described as modern, but rustic, with lots of wood, evoking a feeling of nature and good honest grub, which is basically what Iydea is all about. iydea has also won the Vegetarian Society’s National Best Eating Out Award as well as winning the best Cafe in recent Brighton & Hove Foodie Awards!

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The Prince George

The Prince George, a firm vegetarian favourite is a good old fashioned boozer, with homely nooks and crannies, a little garden, and it is quite famous for its vegetarian menu. Located on Trafalgar Street this charismatic vegetarian stalwart has large oak wooden tables, lots of cosy snugs for group bookings, as well as a heated rear garden. Well known for their delightful Sunday Roasts and of an evening they have been known for their vegetarian street food. 

The outside of the Prince George Pub, Brighton

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Infinity Foods Kitchen

Natural Sustainable Food is paramount to the Infinity Ethos and it is something you will see throughout their business models. Infinity Foods Kitchen offers a wide range of delicious, fresh and organic vegetarian food inspired by the seasons. Chefs prepare soups and salads daily using natural and locally sourced suppliers in a bright and airy setting. Food available to eat in or takeaway. Part of Infinity Foods market. Vegetarian, vegan and organic.

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Wai Kika Moo Kau

The home of the healthy indulgence and located in the heart of the North Laine in trendy Kensington Gardens, Brighton. A café inspired with flavours from around the world, Wai Kika Moo Kau specialises in Vegan and vegetarian food. All food is cooked fresh to order and everything is sourced and prepared locally in their kitchen. Serves breakfast and lunches and also offer a great choice on their organic and vegan wines. Comes with speciality coffees and vegan cakes.

Vegetarian Breakfast Wai Kika Moo Kau

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Planet India

Planet India uniquely positions itself as an Indian vegetarian restaurant and the venue makes you feel like you have just walked into the friendly owner’s home and he has lots of people round for dinner. The ceilings are draped with colourful, sequined Indian Sari’s, and the walls are covered in family photographs in brightly coloured frames in front of pastel coloured walls. This place definitely has a lot of character, and certainly makes you want to keep coming back.

Planet India, Indian restaurant, vegetarian, Brighton

Brighton & Sussex venues with a strong vegetarian offering

(not just a goats cheese tart!)

The Jetty Restaurant

The Jetty Restaurant is new to Brighton’s seafront and focus on serving high quality, local seafood, however they do have a specific vegetarian and vegan menu on offer with plenty of options for those who don’t eat fish, meat, gluten and dairy. Sample vegetarian dishes include Moroccan chickpea and date salad with wilted kale and orange dressing, and twice baked cheese soufflé.

The open kitchen at The Jetty Brighton

Petit Pois

Located in the famous south lanes, this French tapas style formula is something a bit different in a city with lots of dining options. Serving well-known French classics with a modern twist designed for sharing – tapas style. Petit Pois have a whole section on their menu dedicated to vegetable dishes with a vegan offering. Petit Pois are always happy to cater to any dietary needs, be that swapping any ingredients to suit vegetarian, vegan or allergy requirements. Photographed is the delicious Tarte fine of tomatoes, courgette, aubergine, roquette & herb oil.

Small plate at Petit Pois

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Limes of Lindfield

On the second Thursday of every month, Head Chef, Patcharee, holds a gluten free vegetarian feasting night at Limes of Lindfield. Serving no less than eleven tasting dishes inspired by her home country of Thailand, with accompanying wines, the menu is completely vegan. Here is further information about the vegetarian feast night. Situated on the Linden tree lined high street and nestled amongst an eclectic mix of independent shops and stores in the charming village of Lindfield.

Butternut Squash Gnocchi at Limes Of Lindfield

Silo

Silo is Brighton’s multi-award winning zero-waste restaurant. Loved by critics and by diners it has quickly become the choice for people looking for amazing food in a relaxed setting. Silo is a Restaurant, Bakery, Coffee House & Brewery which believes in food purity. Everything is created from its whole form, cutting out food miles and over-processing whilst preserving nutrients and the integrity of the ingredients in the process. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner there’s a fantastic vegetarian section at Silo so nobody’s missing out!

Cauliflower dish at Silo, Brighton

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The Bull Inn

Located just north of Henfield, this traditional style pub welcomes the whole family (including the dog!). With plenty of space and a delicious menu specialising in freshly baked pizza we think this is a venue that will please the kids and adults alike! The Bull is popular for it’s freshly made to order pizzas that are stone baked in a traditional oven. With over 20 different toppings to choose from, you can mix and match to your heart’s content! If pizza isn’t your thing then you could go for a pasta dish or one of their salads… or maybe skip straight to dessert!

Kids pizza at The Bull, HenfieldFresh pizza at The Bull, HenfieldFresh pizza at The Bull, Henfield

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Joe’s Cafe

Joe’s Cafe is a hidden away, locally run cafe in the Seven Dials area of Brighton. Now under new owners, they have become increasingly popular as more and more people are finding out about their delicious food. In 2014, Joe’s won best breakfast in Brighton (Brighton and Hove Independent), and they also won Best Breakfast in the 2017 BRAVO Awards. Not a vegetarian venue, but certainly offers vegetarian options.

Joe's Cafe, 24 Upper Hamilton Rd, Seven Dials, Brighton, breakfast

Steak on Sea

Steak on Sea is a modern restaurant and bar situated at The Old Ship Hotel on Brighton’s seafront. Their name may not sound too veggie friendly, but they are actually very committed to providing tasty meat-free options, with a dedicated vegan area on the menu, including delicious dishes such as wild mushroom and truffle arancini.The bar serves light meals, bar snacks and a fantastic range of cocktails.

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