The 10 Best Restaurants In Kemptown, Brighton

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9 February 2017

Kemp town is a small community in the east of Brighton buzzing with great places to eat and drink. Make your life easier when deciding where to go for a meal with this top 10 list of the best restaurants in the area.

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The Salt Room

Restaurant, Seafood, British, $$$
The Salt Room restaurant at the Hilton Metropole Hotel Brighton seafront UK
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The Salt Room works in tune with its seafront location making the most of the fruits of the sea, specialising in fish and seafood dishes. With unblocked coastal views and offering the freshest fish money can buy, this is a great spot to come and make the most of Brighton’s seaside. For those less keen on fish, The Salt Room also offers up great steaks.

The Lion & Lobster

Bar, Gastropub, Pub, Restaurant, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, $$$
Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, UK - 30 March 2017: The colourful Lion and Lobster Pub, Hove - the i360 pod is seen rising in the background
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The Lion & Lobster is a welcoming and unpretentious pub which serves good traditional British food. Starters include smoked mackerel and a variety of soups, while mains include some pub staples such as roast pork and pies. Make sure you save room for dessert, where yet more British classics take the stage, offering favourites like crumble and treacle tart.


Restaurant, Chinese, $$$
For authentic Chinese food in Brighton head to Pagado, where the freshest ingredients are used to create Chinese meals that are entirely different from the typical greasy takeaway. Opt for one of the set menus and trust the kitchen to organise your meal for you – you can’t miss the duck and the spring rolls here, they are legendary. The brilliant value set lunch includes three courses for the bargainous price of just £6.95.

Busby and Wilds

Pub, Beer, Pub Grub, $$$
Busby and Wilds‘ wooden tables and chairs welcome guests in along with the friendly staff and good real ale. Come in for a pint and stay for a delicious meal. With dishes that make the most of local produce, the menu features locally-sourced seafood and meat items. Here you’ll find pub meals turned into culinary delights such as the mushroom, gruyere & tarragon pie with mashed potato and kale. The generous portions make this place great value too.

Lucky Beach

Cafe, Restaurant, Coffee, Beer, British, $$$
Lucky Beach is a brilliant burger joint right by the beach. Lounge outside in summer or snuggle up in winter with some of the city’s best burgers, sandwiches and salads. While it might not be what’s expected of a burger place, Lucky Beach caters for vegetarians and vegans and has plenty of healthy options on offer too. Aside from lunch and dinner this restaurant also does breakfast, with some inspired morning meals including brioche French toast and chilli fried eggs.

Kemptown Tandoori

Kemptown Tandoori is a local institution and the go-to spot for anyone craving a good curry. They offer authentic Indian cuisine and traditional Bangladeshi dishes along with their own innovative cooking. The brilliantly priced dishes come in large portions, and all meat used is halal. Try the Sali Jardaloo for an original Indian chicken dish, cooked with apricot and honey.
Address: 111 St George’s Rd, Brighton BN2 1EA, +441273 819419

St Georges Street

Restaurant, European, British, $$$
At 24 St Georges Street you’ll find creative dishes made using local and seasonal produce. The modern European menu changes often, with exciting dishes featuring innovative twists on much loved classics. Each dish is lovingly prepared in order to bring out the very best of the fresh ingredients. An extensive wine list accompanies the food menu, and seasonal specials currently include cod cheeks, Scottish scallops and venison carpaccio.


Restaurant, Middle Eastern, $$$
Pomegranate is a family-run Kurdish restaurant offering great value and top quality Middle-Eastern cuisine. Located in the heart of Kemp Town, Pomegranate serves an eclectic range of dishes made with gentle herbs and spices to create a menu that appeals to all. They use fresh and organic ingredients that are sourced locally when possible. Pomegranate is very reasonably priced and is a great place to come with a group.

La Capannina

Restaurant, Italian, Mediterranean, $$$
La Capannina isn’t a fancy establishment, but that doesn’t matter, it has more than earned its restaurant stripes for serving what many people claim to be the best pizza in Brighton. Fired in a wood oven, their enormous pizzas are absolutely delicious. If you’re not in the mood for pizza you can opt for the fresh and authentically Italian gnocchi and ravioli, both freshly made on the premises.

Terre a Terre

Having no meat on the menu doesn’t stop this place from receiving great reviews, even from the staunchest of carnivores. Terre a terre provide an incredible dining experience in a trendy environment, serving creative dishes filled with original and quality ingredients. Be delighted by options such as the smoked tomato and rocket salad and the Terre a Tapas plate. Aside from vegetarians, vegans are catered for too. Additionally, there is a beautiful outdoor terrace where lunch and dinner can be eaten al fresco on sunny days.
Address: 71 East St, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1HQ, +441273 729051

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