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Food scene in Brighton

Indian Restaurant
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“Centrally located in the North Laine, this popular independent restaurant boasts a number of awards, an excellent reviews. The menu is inspired from different regions of India and changes seasonally. Typical sample dishes include a selection of tandoori, roasts and kebabs, curries, dosas and biryanis, along with a selection of sides, nibbles and changing specials. Offering a little bit of something for everyone, the Chilli Pickle is a great dining option for meat eaters, vegetarian and gluten free diners alike.”
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Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Veggie/Vegan - Cost: Expensive Terre a Terre is one of the city’s most famous vegetarian restaraunts founded in 1993 they create diverse flavours and an unexpected menu that you won’t find elsewhere. ”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“Renowned for the freshness of their produce, look no further for Brighton's outstanding Seafood restaurant.”
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Bar
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“A dapper looking lounge bar in The Lanes that boasts some of the most raucous shindigs in town, The Mesmerist is a bar in Brighton inspired by all things unconventional. Sourcing vintage decor and wares in abundance, it's doused in indulgent prohibition tones, bottled trinkets and antiquarian flair offering an extensive cocktail and wine menu. Enjoy live music and entertainment!”
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Steakhouse
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“The Coal Shed Brighton has positioned itself as one of the leading steak and seafood venues in the city and is situated in the heart of The Lanes. The concept is quite unique, take a real charcoal Josper oven, use the freshest and best quality ingredients you can find then cook the ingredients to perfection! The Coal Shed produces great quality signature dishes such as 500g of 35 day dry-aged roast beef available on Sunday’s 12-4pm. Also, at the Coal Shed Brighton they have rotating daily specials and they offer different cuts of meat to suit different tastes, plus they have vegetarian dishes and a children’s menu.”
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Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant
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“With the kitchen run by BBC's 'Great British Menu' winner Michael Bremner, 64 Degrees is not a restaurant visit to be missed. Carefully crafted small plates that looks as good as they taste, perfect for impressing your other half!”
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Restaurant
“great ice cream take away open till 10pm so you can have an icecream late at night...and a rather expensive but reasonably good seafood restaurant..lobster and stuff like that clams are good. ”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“For what is effectively a hotel restaurant it’s actually a really good restaurant. The Brighton pier dessert sampler is the standout item ”
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Restaurant
““La Choza” is Mexican Style on Western Road and near Lanes. Fun atmosphere and décor for kids and very adjustable to tastes if you want to make milder or hotter etc.”
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English Restaurant
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“Bill’s first restaurant opened up the road in Lewes, and since then this chain has spread all over the UK. Serves mainly British food at affordable prices. I’d recommend this place for breakfast or brunch.”
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Coffee Shop
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“Voted Brighton's 'Most Brighton Venue' 2 years running, the Marwood has built up a solid reputation as the most eclectic & quirky bar around. During the day they serve fresh in-house baked goods & exceptionally sourced coffee, by night they open up the bar with deliciously concocted cocktails on offer. ”
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Gastropub
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“The Ginger Dog is a local pub offering real ales, craft beers, and fine wines together with a good hearty menu of traditional pub food. As with its ginger sisters, The Ginger Dog uses only the very finest, seasonal, ingredients to offer a really satisfying dining experience. The Ginger Dog brings a slice of modern pub gastronomy to the Kemptown area of Brighton and includes a private dining room upstairs. Families and dogs are of course welcome.”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“Duncan Ray is the only resident chef who will be serving you for your dinner and his approach is all about the attention to detail. Duncan prepares just a small amount of covers/ dinners on a given evening – perhaps only for 20 people. So this type of dining experience is all about the quality, it is about being in the hands of a very capable chef and it will undoubtedly be an experience to savour.”
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Italian Restaurant
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“Polpo is a bàcaro. This is a Venetian word to describe a humble restaurant serving simple food and good, young Italian wines. Located on a pretty pedestrianised street in the centre of Brighton, the restaurant is near the famous Brighton Dome, numerous shops and the Theatre Royal. Signatures on the menu include cicheti such as fried stuffed olives, arancini, fritto misto and sliced flank steak. Polpo would not be complete without a spritz, and served with both Aperol and Campari, alongside Negronis and Bellinis. ”
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Café
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“This, quieter, end of the beach is our favourite spot for swimming and picnic lunches or suppers on milder days. There's a cafe that does great cheese toasted sandwiches and public loos on the seafront near the cafe which can be useful! Head for the dog-friendly beach here if you've a canine companion - or enjoy swimming with dogs (we love it!).”
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Restaurant
“Award winning and I know why! If you are in the mood for excellent thai food then this is the place you need to go. I recommend... everything on the menu! ”
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