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Diners' Choice: Innovative restaurants in Brighton

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are fit for foodies in Brighton? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Purezza Brighton restaurant
4.7
4.7 (603)
£25 and under
Vegan
Brighton
About the restaurant
The food at Purezza is based exclusively on plants, providing maximum nutritional value and minimal environmental impact.
Purezza has created a restaurant where everyone can enjoy high quality Italian food, cooked by top Italian chefs, in the comfort of a completely animal free zone (and mostly gluten free too). This means the food is not only healthier by also lower in calories.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 26, 2024
Absolutely LOVE Purezza, service and food was amazing, so thank you! The only tiny thing that was irritating was the repetitive song / songs that continued throughout our hour or so there. It wasn't too loud, the music was just so repetitive and irritating. I know this is a super picky detail and subjective, I'm sorry. Thanks so much for making amazing pizza :)
A photo of Botanique restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1008)
£26 to £40
Vegetarian / Vegan
Hove
About the restaurant
The excitement and anticipation that comes with growing vegetables, and creating innovative plates is translated to our guests through our menu.

The plant to plate narrative is at the centre of what we do; our chefs show our local organic farmers a nod of respect towards the passion and patience required to grow a plant, in each dish they create. The seasons dictate our menu, with passion, flavour and creativity at the heart of the operation.

This passion flows through our love of organic, and low intervention wines from small producers, carefully selected and paired with our food.

Our very own indoor vertical farm is our most recent dedication to sustainable practices, allowing us to grow our own bespoke exotic herbs and aromatics for our hyper-seasonal food and cocktail menus, with zero food miles and incomparable flavour.
Top review
martinb
Dined 5 days ago
First time here but definitely not the last. Delicious food, good variety, beautifully presented, fantastic staff. Highly recommend.
A photo of Kusaki restaurant
4.7
4.7 (849)
£25 and under
Vegan
Brighton
About the restaurant
Dine in our blossom dining room or at our sushi cocktail bar

Our mission is to provide pure, plant-powered meals that are good for your body. Our approach is knowledgeable, playful, and engaging. We offer a unique opportunity to experience a different way of eating vegetables and discover new flavours and textures. Talented chefs behind Food For Friends restaurant (established in 1981 as Brighton’s first vegetarian restaurant), Botanique (Hove’s exclusive plant based restaurant) and Wolfox Coffee have put together their experience and knowledge to bring you this new Asian inspired plant based concept.

The result is a creative and colourful menu which shows organic plant-based food can lead to surprising, healthy and mindful new eating experiences. We believe in an upgraded casual dining experience in beautiful light-filled spaces dedicated to natural plant-based food and organic wines.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Fantastic restaurant! Amazing attentive staff who made us feel very special and the food was incredible! I don’t usually favour vegan food or vegetables for that matter but I found the food to be better than any meat dish I have had! And my vegan friend said it’s the best vegan food she’s tried. Beautiful decor and ambience, just overall amazing and would 100% recommend!
A photo of Novellino Brighton restaurant
4.6
4.6 (43)
£25 and under
Kosher
Brighton
About the restaurant
A home of modern Sephardic cooking, our menus blend the culinary cultures of a French Bistro and the Tel Aviv food scene to create a fresh approach to Jewish cooking. Whether you want a drink, a snack, or a meal, you’ll find a fresh, delicious experience at Novellino. Our seasonal menus also offers a range of delicious vegetarian and vegan options.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
just superb from friendly welcome polite service very tasty food and beautifully presented a great kosher restaurant
A photo of MEATliquor Brighton restaurant
4.5
4.5 (112)
£25 and under
American
Brighton
About the restaurant
MEATliquor Brighton sits just above Brighton's North Laine Shopping Area and close to Brighton Station. It's the perfect spot for Burger lovers, Fried Chicken aficionados and Vegans & Veggies alike.
We're not just a restaurant, though. You can always pop in for a Cocktail or Craft Beer at the bar if you're not in the mood for food.
Brighton Palace Pier and the Beach are just a short walk away.
Pop in on match day before or after you've been to a BHAFC game at the AMEX Stadium - flash us your ticket and you'll get 20% off the whole bill.
We've got a fantastic weekday lunch deal running Monday-Friday so you can get more bang for your buck and break up the work day. Why not wash it down with a Cocktail?! We won't tell your boss...
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 15, 2024
Everything was awesome , also jazmine had the best service
A photo of Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Brighton restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1537)
£25 and under
Contemporary British
Brighton
About the restaurant
We’re proud to say that Brighton was the second ever Bill’s, and whilst it’s no longer a bus depot (spoiler, it used to be a bus depot), it still transports you to the good times. Oh, and it’s only up the road from the seafront, so there’s no excuse to miss it, even if you get lost in the Lanes.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 3, 2024
Best !!! Overall experience was good and the servers were good
A photo of Fork Lewes restaurant
4.5
4.5 (20)
£25 and under
British
Lewes
About the restaurant
Fork is a neighbourhood restaurant in Lewes serving modern British cooking.
Our constantly changing, seasonal menus reflect our support for local farmers and artisan producers. Our meat, vegetables, fruit and cheeses come from small local farms; our fish is fresh off the boat at Newhaven
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
What a memorable evening, terrific service, a superb menu, and the presentation and food truly excellent - we enjoyed sitting in front of the kitchen and watching our dishes being prepared, a nice feature. I cannot wait for my next visit to Fork!
A photo of Blossoms Cocktail Bar and Restaurant restaurant
4.5
4.5 (107)
£26 to £40
Japanese
Brighton
About the restaurant
Nestled within the heart of the vibrant Brighton Lanes, we are Blossoms. Japanese food and cocktail bar that certainly isn't a quiet affair; it's one that is loud, bold and will ignite your senses. But please, let us spare you the spoilers, this is your experience to unfold.

Blossoms is your springboard for nocturnal adventures! Whether it be a place of first meets, rekindling, or your late night regular retreat, it is a place of real connection. If you’re not quite the night owl then you’ll love our daytime brunches too. Whatever your mood, we will feed your imagination.

A 4 minute walk away from the Royal Pavilion, getting here is easy. We look forward to inviting you to taste our sumptuous flavours and eclectic drinks. The Cherry Blossom cocktail is a definite must try.
Top review
JulietEvip
Dined 5 days ago
We had the best time. The ambience, music, food, cocktails and staff were fantastic.
A photo of Food for Friends restaurant
4.4
4.4 (3825)
£25 and under
Vegetarian / Vegan
Brighton
About the restaurant
Food for Friends is nestled in the beautiful and historic South Lanes, just 2 minutes from the sea. The restaurant specialises in tasty, simple vegetarian dishes using fresh and local produce. The restaurant has secured a place in The Good Food Guide 2016 and also won the Brighton and Hove Foodie Awards 2012.



The restaurant caters for people with special dietary needs, there are vegan and gluten-free options for many dishes on the menu, as well as freshly baked vegan and gluten-free breads, cakes and scones every day.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
We were recommended here and it was so fantastic that we went back the next day!
A photo of The Ivy Asia, Brighton restaurant
4.4
4.4 (3131)
£41 and over
Contemporary Asian
Brighton
About the restaurant
Nestled in the heart of Brighton’s historic quarter, the brick-paved Lanes, The Ivy Asia Brighton is open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and much more.

Savour a menu as rich and varied as the diverse cultures that span the continent of Asia. With pan-Asian classics alongside incredible vegetarian and plant-based options, there’s something to please all. Expect a range of Sushi and Sashimi as well as small plates such as Pork and Kimchi dumplings, Spinach and Mushroom Gyozas or large plates such as smoking BBQ Lamb Chops and Slow-cooked Pork Belly.

When the Afternoon hits you do not want to miss out on our Asian-inspired Afternoon Tea, combining our best dishes, such as Aromatic Duck Spring Rolls, Salmon Cream Cheese and Cucumber Maki Rolls.

Want to stay and play late into the night? We’ve got you. We’ll be carrying on the party with incredible entertainment including live DJs every night. Listen to our sweet sounds and sip on our cocktail menu, that takes
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Gorgeous venue - very average food - very pleasant staff - music way too loud and too bass heavy (you can only hear the bass … not the music) my second visit and again over fussy food while presented in a high camp dramatic way does not deliver on taste or quality, Peking duck more like Peking mush.
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