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Pho

Price guide: Budget
#9/20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Best for Value for money -
Expert overall rating:4.6 (out of 5)

Brighton’s new Vietnamese restaurant has got off to a flying start.

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Foodilic

Price guide: Budget
#15/20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Best for Cheap eats -
Expert overall rating:4.4 (out of 5)

A fixed-price restaurant with a great selection of wholesome, tasty fare.

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Terre à Terre

Price guide: Mid-range
#1/20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Best for Gourmets -
Expert overall rating:4.9 (out of 5)

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

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The Greys

Price guide: Mid-range
#17/20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Expert overall rating:4.3 (out of 5)

This friendly, down-to-earth pub offers hearty food, good beer and live music.

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Bill's

Price guide: Budget
#4/20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Best for Families -
Expert overall rating:4.7 (out of 5)

Part food hall, part café, Bill’s makes healthy eating scrumptious and fun.

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Sam's of Brighton

Price guide: Mid-range
#8/20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Expert overall rating:4.6 (out of 5)

Upmarket but relaxed and reasonably priced, this bistro is just what Brighton needs.

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The Meadow

Price guide: Mid-range
#3/20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Expert overall rating:4.8 (out of 5)

An acclaimed restaurant which uses the finest seasonal ingredients from Sussex and Kent.

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Pub du Vin

Price guide: Mid-range
#7/20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Best for Dining alone -
Expert overall rating:4.6 (out of 5)

Great service, a cosy atmosphere and superb beer give this venture the edge.

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#2/20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Best for Romance -
Expert overall rating:4.9 (out of 5)

Fine dining in chic surroundings, at Brighton’s most elegant boutique hotel.

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The Chilli Pickle

Price guide: Mid-range
#5/20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Expert overall rating:4.7 (out of 5)

A contemporary Indian bistro with an exciting menu inspired by classic street eats.

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Tic Toc Café

Price guide: Budget
#10/20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Best for Trendiness -
Expert overall rating:4.6 (out of 5)

Decked out in crazy colours, this cool spot was inspired by the cafés of old Amsterdam.

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Due South

Price guide: Mid-range
#6/20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Best for Outdoor dining -
Expert overall rating:4.6 (out of 5)

This is easily the best place to eat on Brighton beach, especially on a sunny day.

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Redroaster

Price guide: Budget
#16/20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Expert overall rating:4.3 (out of 5)

In a city which loves good coffee, this café serves some of the best.

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Carluccio's

Price guide: Mid-range
#11/20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Expert overall rating:4.5 (out of 5)

Enjoy delicious Italian favourites served in a fresh, modern space.

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Palm Court

Price guide: Budget
#20/20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Expert overall rating:4.2 (out of 5)

This beats the other seafront fish and chip places hands down.

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The Foragers

Price guide: Mid-range
#14/20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Expert overall rating:4.5 (out of 5)

This is a quiet neighbourhood pub with impeccable green credentials.

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Coriander

Price guide: Mid-range
#19/20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Expert overall rating:4.3 (out of 5)

Attached to a brilliant, eclectic deli, this is one of the friendliest places in town.

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Jamie's Italian

Price guide: Mid-range
#13/20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Expert overall rating:4.5 (out of 5)

This coastal outpost of the Jamie Oliver empire makes a lively addition to The Lanes.

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Casa Don Carlos

Price guide: Mid-range
#12/20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Expert overall rating:4.5 (out of 5)

This is a cosy little tapas bar with a traditional feel, right in the heart of The Lanes.

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Oki-Nami

Price guide: Mid-range
#18/20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Expert overall rating:4.3 (out of 5)

This is a smart little sushi joint co-owned by Brighton lad Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim.

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Just like the city itself, Brighton’s restaurant scene doesn’t sit still for a minute. It’s quite a challenge to think of a style of cooking that’s not already represented in its eclectic selection of eateries but, every year, a surge of new openings brings one or two fresh surprises.

Right now, the buzzword is authentic, with some some great new Asian places leading the way. The magic words organic, seasonal and locally-sourced are cropping up more and more too, and not just at the superb vegetarian restaurants, cafés and delis which have been a Brighton speciality for many years - the city also has a good showing of organic fish, meat, cheese and wine producers right on its doorstep.

While Brighton’s best restaurants and bistros will look after you extremely well, this is not a place for Michelin stars and sky-high prices - the emphasis is on affordability, variety and fun. Most of the time, the locals like to keep things simple: grabbing a salad-stuffed wrap from one of the city’s many tempting delis, lingering over a hot snack and a flat white in a cool, arty café or a continental-style patisserie, or ducking into a low-beamed pub for a hearty lunch and a pint of Harvey’s bitter. Cafés, delis and pubs which serve good food play such a popular role in everyday Brighton life that the city is simply teeming with them.

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There are well over 700 places to eat in Brighton, so whittling these down to 20 was quite a task. My aim was to include a recommendation for every occasion, from a quick lunch on the run to an indulgent night out with someone special. Most of the eateries on my list are bang in the centre of town, but I’ve chosen a few spots in the trendy districts of Kemptown and Hove, too. Enjoy!