Explore: Our favourite 6 restaurants in The Lanes
We are so proud to be in the heart of Brighton’s Lanes. Not only are we seconds away from the sea but we’re also fortunate to have an abundance of independent businesses and shops right on our door step. In this new series, ‘Explore’, we’ll be talking you through some of our favourite local hotspots and letting you in on why they stand out from the rest.
Today’s post will talk you through our 6 favourite restaurants in The Lanes, so whether you’re looking to plan a special date night or want to take your client somewhere they’ll love, you’ll be well versed in the top eateries in the area.
Curry Leaf Cafe
This colourful café-turned-restaurant serves award-winning Indian street food, curries and craft beers. They have three unique dining spots in the city, one on the same road as The Projects. During the day, they serve a range of coffees, teas, snacks and traditional South Indian street food, as well as more substantial meals such as thali platters, dosas and tandoor naan wraps. In the evenings, diners visit the restaurant to experience its small but diverse menu of expertly spiced curries, accompanied by a range of drinks, including their well-loved cocktails.
Location: 60 Ship Street
Open from: Monday – Thursday 12 – 3pm & 6 – 10pm, Friday – Saturday 12 – 3pm & 6 – 10:30pm, Sunday 1 – 9pm
Perfect for: A fun, relaxed dinner with friends
Must have item: Tandoor-grilled specialities
Tucked away in the Lanes, 64 Degrees is a small restaurant with an open kitchen by Great British Menu 2017 winner chef Michael Bremner. Their passionate chefs have put together an evolving menu of tasty small plates using fresh, local produce. Every year since opening, they have been awarded a Bib Gourmand by Michelin and they also won the Number One spot of the Brighton Top 20 in 2016 & 2017.
Location: 53 Meeting House Lane
Open from: Monday-Sunday 12pm – 2:45pm, Sunday-Thursday 6pm – 9:15pm, Friday-Saturday 6pm – 9:45pm
Perfect for: A dinner with an important client with food neither of you will forget
Must have item: Baked Chocolate, Hazelnut and Salted Caramel Cheesecake
Riddle & Finns
Nestled into Meeting House Lane, Riddle & Finns opened in 2006 and has been serving fresh seafood dishes and a sought-after selection of crustacea, champagnes and daily specials ever since. Their fusion of oyster bar style dining and speciality dishes with honest and high-quality ingredients has cemented them firmly on the food map. If you’re a seafood fan in the area and are yet to go, make sure to put it at the top of your to-do list, you’ll thank us for it.
Location: 12b Meeting House Lane
Open from: Sunday to Friday 12pm – 10pm and Saturday 11.30am – 11pm
Perfect for: A romantic date night
Must have item: Loch Ryan Native Oysters with a side of french fries
If you’re a fan of natural wine, sharing plates and good vibes then you have to go to Plateau. They’re focused on organic and biodynamic wines because they reflect Plateau’s ideology: ethical farming, sustainability, & quality. All of their dishes are seasonally based and their produce is sourced from a few farms in the local area. The menu changes daily based on what is available but expect amazing fish, game and foraged finds. The menu is designed around the idea of sharing and there are options abound.
Location: 1 Bartholowmews
Open from: 12 – 3.30pm every day, 6pm – 10pm Sunday – Wednesday, 6pm -10.30pm Thursday – Saturday 3pm – 5pm serving cheese and charcuterie only
Perfect for: Taking your team out for a beautiful birthday lunch
Must have item: The eclectic cheese platter
The Coal Shed
The Coal Shed is arguably Brighton’s best steak restaurant. The menu is simple: the highest quality ingredients, sourced as locally as possible, and expertly cooked over coal. As well as a seasonal à la carte menu, they also offer daily specials, a great value express lunch and pre-theatre menu. They also have an amazingly popular Sunday Sharing Roast.
Location: 8 Boyce’s Street
Open from: Open 7 days a week from 12pm – 4pm for lunch and 6pm – 10pm for dinner (10.30pm on Friday & Saturday)
Perfect for: Treating your most beloved meat eater
Must have item: Ribeye steak, of course
Terre a Terre
Terre à Terre has been making ethical and sustainable choices for the twenty-five years it’s been in business. As one of the original ethical restaurants in Brighton, sourcing and sharing information about ingredients and their provenance has been integral to the business’s development. Terre à Terre is about quality ingredients served with flair, creativity and playful exuberance. Eating at Terre à Terre will change the way you view vegetarian cuisine forever!
Location: 71 East Street
Open from: Open 7 days a week from 12pm – 10pm
Perfect for: Impressing your vegetarian clients
Must have item: Steamed rice buns stuffed with Szechuan marinated halloumi and ginger bok choy