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Brighton Visitor’s Top 10 Quick Eats

Brighton Visitor’s Top 10 Quick Eats
Brighton Visitor
  • On August 28, 2015

La Choza

lachozaCheap and cheerful but 100% great taste, La Choza is one of our regular food haunts. The vibe is fast and fun – you can’t book a table but if you leave your number with the guys at the bar then they’ll point you in the direction of a local pub and telephone you when a space is available. As well as nachos, spicy squid and a host of other Mexican-inspired favourites, the main dishes are a creative extravaganza. Choose the style of dish, whether tostadas or burrito bowl, the filling ranging from local mackerel to home-smoked pulled pork, and the heat of the salsa. We warn you, when they say a salsa is hot, they mean HOT!

We say: “Hands-down, the best margaritas in town. We love La Choza!”.
Essentials: Vegetarian options on the main menu. Vegan and gluten-free options.
Expect to pay: Around £10-12 per person for main course with drink

La Choza, 36 Gloucester Road, Brighton, BN1 4AQ
01273 945 926 • lachoza.co.uk

 

New Club

new_clubLocated overlooking the seafront at the bottom of Preston Street, New Club is an authentic New York-style burger joint. The lofty interiors whilst functional really do give a feel of the funkier districts of the Big Apple. The menu features burgers, salt beef pulled pork, fried chicken and a few vegetarian and daily fish specials, all reasonably priced from around £7-£10. The ‘Dirty Burger’ is the big seller, overflowing with relish, cheese, shredded lettuce, pickles in a homemade brioche bun.

We say: “We love the Burger Martinis, and check out the great value breakfast menu”.
Essentials: Vegetarian options on the main menu.
Expect to pay: Around £15 per person for main course with drink

The New Club, 133-134 Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2HH
01273 730 320 • thenewclubbrighton.com

 

Sabai Thai Gastrobar

sabai websiteThe city’s favourite Thai restaurant serving up the infamous – and award-winning – chilli mojitos. Owners Brian and Gina are both very hands-on in the business in the kitchen and front-of-house. Enjoy well-priced authentic Thai cuisine flavoured with herbs and spices grown on Gina’s family farm in Thailand. As well as tables, there’s a special area of the restaurant where you can dine whilst you lounge on cushions. If you love Thai food then make a date with Sabai!

We say: “Open from 12 noon daily, the Afternoon Special set menu is amazing value with one course for £6 or two course for £8”.
Essentials: Vegetarian and vegan options on the main menu. Gluten and lacto-free options available. Family-friendly.
Expect to pay: Around £15-20 per person for main course with drink

Sabai Thai Gastrobar, 165-169 Princes House, Princes Place, North Street, Brighton, BN1 1EA
01273 773 030 • www.sabaibrighton.co.uk

 

Moshimo

moshimoOne of the city’s most popular restaurants, Moshimo offers a host of Japanese dishes served from the sushi conveyor belt or a la carte. Dishes range from sushi and sashimi through to hearty plates of noodles and soup bowls. Don’t miss the hot tapas dishes with tasty treats such as deep fried soft shell crab, and the utterly delicious squid karage. The team pride themselves on their ethical sourcing policies so you can enjoy a great meal guilt-free.

We say: “Always a fun and funky vibe, start your meal with a delicious sake cocktail before tucking in to the delights of the sushi belt”.
Essentials: Vegetarian and vegan options on the main menu. Family-friendly.
Expect to pay: Around £20 per person for main course with drink

Moshimo, Bartholomew Square, Brighton, BN1 1JS
01273 719 195 • www.moshimo.co.uk

 

Donatello

donatello 1Donatello is quite simply an icon of the city. This huge Italian restaurant with over 400 covers spread over an entire block of the The Lanes, is open every day from 11.30am to 11.30pm serving amazing value hand-made pizza and fresh pasta dishes, alongside a huge choice of other primi and secondi dishes. In true Italian style, this bustling eatery is family-friendly, and its ‘Wall of Fame’ is a who’s-who of the great and good of Brighton.

We say: “Donatello’s a la carte menu is incredibly good value but you can really save by opting for one of the set menus at less than £10 for three courses. You really can’t get better for your money anywhere else”.
Essentials: Vegetarian options on the main menu. Private dining available. Family-friendly.
Expect to pay: Around £10 per person for main course with drink

Donatello, 1-3 Brighton Place, The Lanes, Brighton, BN1 1HJ
01273 775 477 • www.donatello.co.uk

 

VBites

vbitesThis funky vegan café and food store, owned by local celeb Heather Mills, offers a range of snacks, sandwiches and breakfasts that are 100% meat, dairy, egg and fish free. The menu is based around the same vegan VBites products sold in many supermarkets so you’ll get pretty much the same taste and texture of beef, chicken or even fish, in the knowledge that the food you’re eating is both ethical and made with a lot less strain on the environment. Kids absolutely love the dishes so even if you’ve got a fussy eater, chances are they’ll tuck in to VBites.

We say: “Try the Hoisin Duck – you won’t be able to tell the difference from the real meat”.
Essentials: The entire menu is 100% vegan. Gluten-free options available. Family-friendly.
Expect to pay: Around £10-12 per person for main course with drink

VBites, 14 East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HP
01273 747 371 • www.vbites.com

 

MEATliquor

meatliquorTucked away in the up-and-coming London Road area of the city, MEATliquor is an off-shoot of the uber cool burger joint of the same name in London’s West End. The interiors are absolutely bonkers with a riot of shapes and colours on every surface. Seating is functional – either regular tables or high tops – and food is served on shared trays with great rolls of kitchen paper to wipe sticky fingers and mouths. Food is mainly burgers, chicken and hotdogs, with a range of sides including the best onion rings we’ve ever tasted. Definitely a place that’ll bring out the hipster in you!

We say: “The head barman Ehren is one of the best in town so you’re assured of seriously good cocktails”.
Essentials: Vegetarian options on the main menu. Family-friendly until 7pm.
Expect to pay: Around £15-20 per person for main course with drink

MEATliquor Brighton, 22-23 York Place, Brighton, BN1 4GU
01273 917 710 • www.meatliquor.com

 

La Cave á Fromage

la_cave_a_fromageA short walk from the city centre, La Cave á Fromage is one of the UK’s biggest and best cheese emporiums, offering a vast array from Britain and Europe with everything from traditional Cheddar through to the runny Stinking Bishop. As well as a shop, La Cave offers a sit-down café and tasting room area where you can order up a crusty baguette and coffee for lunch, or delicious platters of cheese and charcuterie enjoy with wine in the evenings until 10pm Thursday – Saturday. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable and more than happy to guide you through the wonderful world of cheese!

We say: “Whether a crusty baguette for lunch or a relaxing tasting plate in the evening, this is quite simply cheese heaven”.
Expect to pay: Around £15 per person for a sharing plate with house wine

La Cave á Fromage, 34-35 Western Road, Hove, BN3 1AF
01273 725500 • www.la-cave.co.uk

 

Pho

phoPart of a growing chain of Vietnamese street food inspired restaurants, the service at Pho is quick and the food is absolutely delicious. The dining room is spacious with a choice of tables and high benches, and it really comes into its own at night. The food is very hands-on with plenty of fresh ingredients to add to your Pho Noodle Soup. We’re big fans of the Com Ga Cari chicken and mushroom curry with broken rice. Dishes are healthy and naturally low in fat but 100% full of flavour.

We say: “Check out their lunchtime set menu that runs until 5pm Monday to Friday – two delicious courses for a tenner. The rice spirits and liquors are well worth a try”.
Essentials: Vegetarian options on the main menu. Many dishes are gluten, egg and dairy free. Family-friendly.
Expect to pay: Around £10-12 per person for main course with drink

Pho, 12 Black Lion Street, Brighton, BN1 1ND
01273 202 403 • www.phocafe.co.uk

 

Iydea

Iydea has been feeding the good people of Brighton now for many years. Its a canteen style vegetarian café that is busy throughout the day with people filling up on healthy portions of lasagne, stew, quiche, burritos and salads. Everything is made fresh every morning and they tick all the boxes for seasonal and sustainable eating. Choose a main dish, two sides dishes and a couple of tasty toppings starting from just a fiver. At prices like that, its easy to see why Iydea’s two cafés are always packed (thankfully they do takeaway too!).
We say: “Check out their lunchtime set menu that runs until 5pm Monday to Friday – two delicious courses for a tenner. The rice spirits and liquors are well worth a try”.
Essentials: The menu is vegetarian. Ask about vegan and gluten/lacto free options.
Expect to pay: Around £7-10 per person for main course with drink
Iydea, 17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton, BN1 4AL
01273 667 992 • www.iydea.co.uk