There’s some great vegetarian restaurants situated in Brighton and we’ve brought you our top 3 to be enjoyed. Even if you’re not a veggie, you’ll definitely be tempted after a visit to any of these fine restaurants.
Terre a Terre
Terre a Terre is a vegetarian’s paradise. The food here is exceptional, creative and unlike any vegetarian dishes I’ve ever seen. I must admit, I’m not even a vegetarian, but here you question why you ever ate meat before.
Terre a Terre is not only famous in Brighton but also well known by vegetarians and foodies all over the UK. The restaurant retains the prestigious AA Two Rosettes and Michelin: “Bib Gourmand” awards, and won the title of ‘Best for Vegetarian’- Observer Food Awards 2008. The staff here is lovely and all seem to share an amazing passion for food, as well as being considerably knowledgeable and helpful- it’s like they’re one big family.
Flavours are intense with a dynamic choice of textures, colours and presentation methods used. The menu offers so much variety and takes you on a culinary adventure. Choose from a range of quirky starters, such as ‘cool as a cucumber’ (£8.95) or ‘’Sodden Socca’ (£13.75), and mains like ‘Lettuce and Lovage’ (£13.75) or ‘pimped potstickers’ (£13.95). They also have a great kids menu and wonderful puddings. All wine on offer at the restaurant is produced organically, some biodynamically. Meaning all are free from harmful chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.
To find out more or to make a reservation please visit the official website: www.terreaterre.co.uk
Terre à Terre
The Vegetarian Restaurant
71 East Street
Tel: 01273 729051
Food for Friends
Food for Friends has been one of Brighton’s favourite vegetarian eateries, situated in the heart of the vibrant city amongst the famous Lanes. The restaurant is very magnetic, warm and welcoming. You could quite happily stay here all day sipping organic wine or indulging in generous portions of sharp, crisp dishes served with flare and originality.
There is a huge expanse of culinary treats on offer and have been influenced by Middle-Eastern, North African and Mediterranean recipes. Dishes are seasonal and use local, organic produce. Choose from starters, such as Mediterranian Mezze to share (£11.45) or classic soup of the day (£4.45). Mains start from £9.95 and include gastronomic feasts, like Portobello with fine beans and pesto (£11.95), Aubergine croque Monsieur (11.45) or Indian style curry platter (£11.95), to name a few. All of the scrumptious desserts are homemade and start from just £4.95.
To find out more or to make a reservation please visit the official site: www.foodforfriends.com
Food for Friends
17-18 Prince Albert Street
Tel: 01273 202310
Infinity Foods Café
Infinity Foods Café has been selling organic and vegetarian food in Brighton’s magical Lanes since 1998, and has since seen much success and certainly much love by the locals. Infinity Foods are the proud owners of a city council Healthy choice GOLD award and have been nominated for the Brighton & Hove Foodie Awards 2010.
The food here is tasty, fresh and reasonably priced. If you have any particular dietary requests, there are also lots of foodstuffs on sale to meet your needs, such as wheat free or gluten free. All fruit, vegetables, pulses and grains are 100% organic, so you can be certain that what you’re eating is of the highest nutritional value. All packaging used for take-away are made using recycled materials and are either recyclable or biodegradable.
The café is sweet- it’s light, open plan with lots of seating across two levels. In the summer you can also eat al-fresco, when the beautiful glass French doors are pulled right back. Perfect for watching people passing in the bustling Brighton streets.
Breakfast is from £3.60 (eat-in), hot food is from £2.55 (eat-in), cold food is from £2.50 (take-away) and sweet stuff is from £1.90 (take-away). Bargain!
To find out more, please visit the official site: www.infinityfoodscafe.co.uk
Infinity Foods Café
50 Gardner Street,
Tel: 01273 670743
Spring Vegetable photograph by Muffet