Terre à Terre
71 East Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1HQ
- 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
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.
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).
It's informal and colourful - families are welcome.
The staff are friendly and knowledgeable.
Starters are £5-£9 and main courses are currently all just under £14.
More information on Terre à Terre:
- Price guide:
- International, Modern, Vegetarian
- 71 East Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1HQ
- 01273 729051
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Fri noon-10.30pm, Sat noon-11pm, Sun noon-10pm.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Local ingredients, organic, Ethical