Best Vegan Restaurants in Brighton

Matthew

Brighton:

In most cities across England, it can be hard to find spots for fine dining, or a solid casual lunching destination, when you live the vegan life. It can be even trickier when you are looking for the crème (ethically produced of course) de la crème of vegan culinary experiences. However, never fear, Brighton is here to save the day. The well-known avant-garde city by the sea plays host to some of the best vegan restaurants in the country. So, here is our top 10.

Terre à Terre
It’s always best to start off strong and there is no place better for bespoke vegan cooking than Terre à Terre. Located in the famous South Lanes of Brighton (right next to the pier), the restaurant offers twenty years worth of experience on the subject of ethical and sustainable fine dining. Created by chefs Amanda Powley and Philip Taylor in 1993, Terre à Terre has been the runner-up for the Observer’s ‘Best Ethical Restaurant in the South’ award for 6 years running. Its menu is utterly unique, full of flair and perfect for a classy evening out.


Address:
71 East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HQ
Contact: 01273 7290510
Lunch     Afternoon Tea      Dinner

Monday:          12 noon – 5pm 3pm – 5pm       5pm – 10:30 pm

Tuesday:          12 noon – 5pm 3pm – 5pm       5pm – 10:30 pm

Wednesday:     12 noon – 5pm 3pm – 5pm       5pm – 10:30 pm

Thursday:        12 noon – 5pm 3pm – 5pm       5pm – 10:30 pm

Friday:             12 noon – 5pm  3pm – 5pm       5pm – 10:30 pm

Saturday:         11 am – 5pm    3pm – 4:30pm  5pm – 11 pm

Sunday:           11 am – 5pm  3pm – 4:30pm  5pm – 10 pm

 

Loving Hut

Some people say you can tell a lot about a person from their name, and at Loving Hut the name says it all. Striking a gentle balance between café and restaurant, this global establishment is a vegan haven for modern living. Whether it’s a casual midmorning panini and coffee, a hearty spicy bean burger at lunchtime, or a ‘Sunday Roast’ with all the trimmings, Loving Hut has got something for everyone. The company itself are active members of the environmental community and have won multiple awards worldwide for their food. In fact, it’s so good Brighton has two of them.

Address: The Level, 5 St Peters Place, Brighton BN1 4SA

Contact: 01273 689817
Address: 48 Gardner St, Brighton, BN1 1UN
Contact: 01273 623977

                

Monday:          Closed.

Tuesday:          11am – 7pm    

Wednesday:     11am – 7pm    

Thursday:        11am – 7pm    

Friday:              11am – 9pm   

Saturday:         11am – 9pm    

Sunday:           11am – 7pm  

 

Wai Kika Moo Kau

Affectionately known amongst the vegan community of Brighton and Hove as simply ‘Wai Kika’, this is a quirky ‘beach-café’ come rustic diner that serves up fresh vegetarian and vegan food daily. Of the many reasons to love this restaurant, the two that stick out the most are their ‘five-minute’ lunch menu (perfect if you are on the move or in a hurry) and their selection of mouth-watering cakes (few vegan cakes can compare). Directly opposite some of Brighton’s trendiest vintage clothing shops, Wai Kika are currently a mainstay of the Brighton vegan scene and hopefully, it will remain that way for many years to come.

 

Address: 11A Kensington Gardens, Brighton, BN1 4AL

Contact: 01273 671117
                

Monday:          9am – 6pm

Tuesday:          9am – 6pm      

Wednesday:     9am – 6pm      

Thursday:        9am – 6pm      

Friday:             9am – 9:30pm           

Saturday:         9am – 9:30pm

Sunday:           10am – 6pm  

 

Iydea

Iydea pride themselves on two things, freshness and speed, and that’s exactly what you get from them in Brighton. Severing an array of hot and cold dishes, freshly prepared every morning, Iydea is the perfect mix of restaurant dining and a café atmosphere. With a distinctly Mediterranean culinary style, the chain offers many things, ranging from lasagne to humus, and cake. Iydea is the perfect place for warm and filling fast food, without the fast food vibes.

 

Address: 17 Kensington Gardens, North Laine, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4AL

Contact: 01273 667 992
                

Monday:          9:30am – 5:30pm

Tuesday:          9:30am – 5:30pm       

Wednesday:     9:30am – 5:30pm       

Thursday:        9:30am – 5:30pm       

Friday:              9:30am – 5:30pm      

Saturday:         9:30am – 5:30pm       

Sunday:           9:30am – 5:30pm

 

V-Bites

A list like this would not be complete without the legendary V-Bites. A hot spot of the Sussex vegan community, these guys are not only a particularly warm and inviting Spartan style café located in the South Laines, but they are also a small shop for vegan necessities. The eatery specialises in meat substitute dishes and their burgers come highly recommended by HappyCow. When here, do not forget to try their Elvis Burger (made with peanut butter, banana and more) and their No Meat Feast pizza, both are completely unforgettable for the ethical food lover.
Address: 14 East St, Brighton BN1 1HP

Contact: 01273 747371
                

Monday:          9:30am – 7pm

Tuesday:          9:30am – 7pm

Wednesday:     9:30am – 7pm

Thursday:        9:30am – 7pm

Friday:             9:30am – 7pm           

Saturday:         9:30am – 7pm

Sunday:           9:30am – 7pm

 

Root Candi

As the sister restaurant of Idyea, you know that the food is going to be superb, much like the service. What you may not know is that Root Candi specialises in exquisite Spanish influenced vegan Tapas dishes and Pan-Asian culinary delights. As a result, this restaurant is styled much more elegantly and thoughtfully than its counterpart. It is ideal for that charming sit-down meal, or even a lunchtime business meeting. Situated on Western Road, the junction between Brighton and Hove, you have the option of a bustling nightlife or a quiet midnight stroll on the beach after dinner.
Address: 105 Western Rd, Brighton BN1 2AA

Contact: 01273 965904
                

Monday:          12 noon – 9pm

Tuesday:          12 noon – 9pm           

Wednesday:     12 noon – 9pm           

Thursday:        12 noon – 9pm           

Friday:                         12 noon – 9pm          

Saturday:         12 noon – 9pm           

Sunday:           12 noon – 9pm

1847

Currently the most talked about restaurant in Brighton, 1847 is a slice of bespoke and experimental vegetarian and vegan dining, right in the heart of the city centre. Only recently opened for business, the classically styled restaurant is housed in a newly converted pub on North Road and sources all its produce locally. It offers an incredible selection of bespoke vegan food, from chickpea flatbreads to roast squash fondant, and plays hosts to the exclusive Dandelion champagne and cocktail bar beneath it.

 

Address: North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YW

Contact: 01273 677 776
                

                                 Lunch              Dinner

Monday:          12 noon – 3pm    5pm – 12 midnight (last food order at 10:00pm)

Tuesday:          Closed.

Wednesday:     Closed.

Thursday:        12 noon – 3pm    5pm – 12 midnight (last food order at 10:00pm)

Friday:             12 noon – 3pm            5pm – 12 midnight (last food order at 10:00pm)      

                                   

                                       Lunch/Dinner

Saturday:         12 noon – 12 midnight (last food order at 10:30pm)  

Sunday:           12 noon – 8pm (last food order at 8:00pm)

 

The Marlborough Pub and Theatre

Situated right next to St James Street, and a mainstay of the Brighton community, The Marlborough is renowned for its array of niche theatrical performances and LGBTQ community support. Currently taking up residence in its kitchen is the Vegan Food Pimp, and she serves some of the best vegan food in the entire city. Offering all the classics, including hand-pressed burgers with a Mediterranean twist and a Sunday Roast to die for, the only thing you will have to worry about is the food running out (which has happened before, so don’t forget to book in advance).
Address: 4 Prince’s St, Brighton BN2 1RD

Contact: 01273 570028
                

(Kitchen Hours)

Monday:          12 noon – 4pm

Tuesday:          12 noon – 4pm           

Wednesday:     12 noon – 4pm           

Thursday:        12 noon – 4pm           

Friday:             12 noon – 4pm          

Saturday:         12 noon – 4pm           

Sunday:           12 noon – 4pm

 

 

Prince George
Tagging itself as a cheekily ‘venerable boozer’, the Prince George is a beautifully homely pub/restaurant, complete with a spectacular range of gins, a garden and an excellent vegan menu. With a great selection of pub food classics, including a vegan chilli and nachos unlike any other, the George is renowned for its affordable prices and large portions. Situated only 5 minutes from Brighton’s Steine and the Onca Gallery, this is the perfect stop on your day trip around Brighton.

Address: 5 Trafalgar St, Brighton BN1 4EQ,

Contact: 01273 681055
Monday:          12 noon – 9pm

Tuesday:          12 noon – 9pm           

Wednesday:     12 noon – 9pm           

Thursday:        12 noon – 9pm           

Friday:             12 noon – 9pm          

Saturday:         12 noon – 9pm           

Sunday:           12 noon – 9pm

 

Infinity Foods Café

A relatively new addition to the streets of Brighton, the Infinity Foods Café has quickly become a popular brunch spot in the city. Located 1 minute away from the bespoke supermarket that gives it its namesake, the café offers a truly unbeatable vegan full English breakfast, complete with all the trimmings. Placed on 2 floors, the Infinity Café captures a uniquely peaceful European atmosphere, despite being situated in one of the busiest parts of Brighton’s North Lanes.

Address: 50 Gardner St, North Laines, Brighton BN1 1UN

Contact: 01273 670743
Monday:          9:30am – 6pm

Tuesday:          9:30am – 6pm

Wednesday:     9:30am – 6pm

Thursday:        9:30am – 6pm

Friday:             9:30am – 6pm           

Saturday:         9:30am –6pm 

Sunday:           11am – 5pm

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