One of the highlights of any trip away is going out for a relaxing lunch or dinner and Brighton has an increasingly impressive and improving restaurant scene. We have visited most in the City and below are a list of our favourites and their food type:
1. Fish. It has to be Riddle and Finns – two seafood restaurants offering fresh local fish. One is based in the Lanes and is lit by candlelight and features tiled walls and high tables and stools. The other can be found on the sea front promenade in the arches overlooking the sea. We have never been disappointed. Try an oyster shooter.
2. Vegetarian. Terre a Terre is probably the best vegetarian restaurant in the UK. Clever and ingenious food and will win over any meat eater. Try the Terre a Terre tapas for an introduction and LimeHouse guests get a glass of fizz on the house when eating here. They also offer a weekend brunch menu.
3. Indian. There are two excellent choices in Indian Summer and the Chilli Pickle who have both taken this type of food to another level – more flavour than heat. Closer to home and at the top of St James’s Street is Pavel which we use both for eating out and takeaways.
4. Modern English. Try 64 Degrees, a small restaurant in the Lanes with an open kitchen where the chefs cook an evolving menu of tasty small plates using fresh, local produce. This has won a lot of awards recently.
5. French. Try Plateau for a relaxed atmosphere and excellent typical French food.
6. Meat lovers. Go to the Coal Shed for your steak and any other cut of meat. And a great wine list too.
7. Meat & Fish. And finally the Salt Room which only opened last year. It is a modern British seafood and grill restaurant adjacent to the Hilton Metropole and the terrace has great sea views. The fish of the day to share is highly recommended.