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Wabi Sabi
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Brighton is always brimming with new, destination restaurants serving exciting, innovative food and dining experiences. Here’s a taster of a few of our latest favourites!



1 Circus Street, Brighton  BN2 9AS

Fumi is the latest Japanese inspired eatery combining all the delicacy and mindfulness that you would expect from Asian cuisine, set against the vibrancy of the city of Brighton.  Dishes are authentic and prepared with the freshest of ingredients, as you would expect, but with a clever, contemporary twist using seasonal ingredients.  Similarly, wines are sourced from small, mostly organic, producers. 

The carefully curated menu includes stunning sushi encompassing everything from organic beef fillet teriyaki with shiitake and pickled carrot to main plates such as roasted black cod with miso and black rice.  There are set, four or six course, menu choices with a fixed price or a la carte options.

Everything here is considered, individual and very, very special.

Wabi Sabi

Wabi Sabi via Facebook

121 Church Road, Hove, Brighton, BN3 2AF

Continuing the Japanese theme, Wabi Sabi is the latest addition to the Hove restaurant scene.  Plates are artistically and beautifully presented within a typically Japanese, minimalist setting which showcases the perfect simplicity of its food.

The wooden seating, Japanese lanterns and cherry blossom make for an authentic backdrop to the sushi freshly prepared at the counter.  Dishes include delicious donburi, traditional noodle and curry dishes, vegan options, a children’s menu and even a Japanese afternoon tea!  

Drink choices range from a whole range of Japanese spirits, sake and some impressive mocktails and matcha teas to accompany your meal.


Brighton on the Inside

Shelter Hall, Kings Road Arches, Brighton BN1 1NB

A pop up restaurant to its sister just outside the city, the latest to join the colourful crowd at Shelter Hall on Brighton’s seafront, Cairovan, serves contemporary Middle Eastern, Egyptian street food using the freshest and most local of produce. 

Dishes include everything from mezze bowls to kofta wraps and salads.  Why not try a Middle Eastern take on a humble seaside favourite with their ‘Egyptian Spiced Fries’! 



42 Meeting House Lane, Brighton  BN1 1HB

Located in the heart of Brighton’s Lanes and, as the name would suggest, everything at this inspired new restaurant is cooked over an open wood fire with the emphasis on shared dishes and shared experiences. 

Flavours are bold and impressive with food cooked on an impressive medieval style fire cage in the centre of the restaurant itself.

Menu choices include centrepiece dishes such as Dry Aged Pork Tomahawk with a fish sauce caramel and scratching or why not try Shitake and Cashew Laab with sticky rice, bitter herbs and miso.  Even desserts are inspired and exciting with parsnip and rosemary ice cream or a pink peppercorn, vanilla panna cotta to choose from, amongst others.

Embers is a new and innovative addition to the Brighton restaurant scene which has ‘fire and friendship’ as its core values.  One to watch!