Terre à Terre

Address: 71 East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: 01273 729051

- Mid-range

4.9

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
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Service
4.9
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Food and drink
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Value for money
4.9
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Ambience
4.8
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Location
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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 [node:173590], it's a few steps from the seafront and [node:173582].

Price advice

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

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Foodies
  • Singles
  • Shopping
  • Special occasions
  • Trendiness
  • Sightseeing
  • Chilling out

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