Terre à Terre

Price guide: Mid-range

71 East Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1HQ

Price guide: Mid-range

Terre a Terre © Emma Gregg www.emmagregg.com

By Emma Gregg, your Brighton expert

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#1 of 20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Expert overall rating:4.9 out of 5
Food and drink:
5
5.0
Ambience:
4.8
4.8
Service:
4.9
4.9
Location:
4.7
4.7
Value for money:
4.9
4.9
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Foodies, Singles, Chilling out, Shopping, Sightseeing, Special occasions, Trendiness

Best for Gourmets - Expert review of Terre à Terre

This imaginative, multi-award-winning vegetarian restaurant is in a league of its own.

Brighton is a city which champions alternative lifestyles, so it’s entirely fitting that one of its finest restaurants should be a temple to ethical, meat-free cuisine.

Amanda Powley and Philip Taylor founded Terre à Terre long before organic was cool; almost 20 years and numerous awards later, they remain passionately committed to the cause. The food their chefs produce is inventive, fun and superbly flavoursome by any standards. In my opinion, this is easily Brighton’s most distinctive restaurant, and the most deserving of a special trip.

Food and drink: 

Eccentric names are a Terre à Terre trademark, so ordering can be an ordeal - the current menu features “Neeps, Tatties and Haggisn’t”, “Better Batter and Lemony Yemeni Relish” and “Hellofa Halloumi Rosti” - but it’s impossible to fault the dishes themselves, which are complex and delicious.

Everything is unapologetically meat-free, with several vegan and gluten-free choices, but the emphasis is squarely on indulgence, not abstinence. The drinks list features lavish fruit cocktails, vegan beer and wine which is both organic and biodynamic (made from grapes grown in soil enriched by a philosopher-approved, cosmically-attuned method).

Ambience: 

It's informal and colourful - families are welcome.

Service: 

The staff are friendly and knowledgeable.

Location: 

On a busy street in The Lanes, it's a few steps from the seafront and Brighton Pier.

Price advice: 

Starters are £5-£9 and main courses are currently all just under £14.

More information on Terre à Terre:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
International, Modern, Vegetarian
Address:
71 East Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1HQ
Telephone:
01273 729051
Website:
http://www.terreaterre.co.uk
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Fri noon-10.30pm, Sat noon-11pm, Sun noon-10pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
Local ingredients, organic, Ethical

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