The Curry Leaf Café specialises in South Indian street food, cooked with seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. It also has a drinks menu that consists of craft beer, loose-leaf teas and coffees that are equally organic and come directly from small farms in India. Chef and co-owner Kanthi Kiran Thamma, who was Food Champion at Jamie Oliver’s Recipease in Brighton, serves a deliciously diverse menu. At the same time, the needs of vegans and those with gluten-free and diary-free diets are respected. Curry Leaf Café is also a haven for vegetarians, with its excellent fully vegetarian street food platter. It includes chattambade, deep-fried lentil fritters, and mirchi bhajis (chillies stuffed with spiced potato).
60 Ship St, Brighton, UK, +44 1273 207 070
The Chilli Pickle was created by globetrotters, Alan and Dawn Sperring, with the aim of introducing the people of Brighton to authentic but distinctive high-quality Indian food. Stemmed from a shared enthusiasm for great Indian cuisine, the Chilli Pickle has evolved significantly over the last few years. It has developed into an established must-try in Brighton’s culinary landscape. From street snacks, like momos (Nepalese steamed dumplings) to tandoori specials, roasts and kebabs, the Chilli Pickle impresses with an extraordinarily diverse menu. This place guarantees to introduce its guests to delicious new dishes.
17 Jubilee Street, Brighton, UK, +44 1273 900 383
The Lion and Lobster is a charming traditional pub that serves excellent British cuisine complemented with daily specials. This pub stands out among other traditional establishments. This is apparent not only when it comes to the delicious food and remarkable portions, but also in the great service and the lovely interiors that includes two shaded roof terraces. Besides classic meat dishes, such as the Sussex lamb shoulder, shepherd’s pie or the chargrilled rib-eye steak, the Lion and the Lobster also offers a range of creative vegetarian alternatives. This includes its sweet pepper and basil risotto and butternut, lentil and feta minted filo pastry. The Lion and the Lobster also has a special Sunday lunch menu that includes an outstanding Sunday roast; this is a must-try for every visitor coming to Brighton.
24 Sillwood St, Brighton, East Sussex, UK, +44 1273 327 299