Terre à Terre

Silver Award
2 Reviews
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Vegetarian

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Silver Award

Serving “vegetarian food that’s a joy to eat” since 1993, this coolly contemporary but accessible restaurant remains a meat-free diamond in a city known for its open-minded approach to all things gastronomic. As ever, the kitchen knows how to dazzle when it comes to putting ingredients together, while the flavours in the astonishing Asian-edged food continue to challenge and excite. Long descriptions may baffle, but the results are all down to sublime spicing and inspired combinations. Korean fried cauliflower with sweet ‘n’ sour sesame, onigiri rice, soused daikon, kohlrabi and pickled mirin ginger jelly is an enticing oriental combo, while ‘arepas mole ole’ has Latin American overtones with its cornmeal cakes, turtle bean cassoulet, avocado hash, lime Tequila cream and more besides. To finish, check out the ‘lush truffle brownie’ or ‘churrismo’ (doughnut straws with vodka-steeped cherries and sticky salt caramel ‘dunker’). An imaginative organic/biodynamic wine list and personable, informed service also tick the boxes.

Good to know about Terre à Terre

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
Vegetarian
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating

Terre à Terre is featured in

UK's Top 100 Restaurants 2018

Special offers from Terre à Terre

Afternoon tea - Vegan Terre à Tier Tea - £26.00 per person

From: 20 March, 2018
To: 20 March, 2020
This offer is available from March 20, 2018 until March 20, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer excludes service and includes VAT. Not available in conjunction with other offers.

Afternoon tea - Terre à Tier Tea - 26.00 per person

From: 20 March, 2018
To: 20 March, 2020
This offer is available from March 20, 2018 until March 20, 2020, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Offer excludes service and includes VAT. Not available in conjunction with other offers.

Location for Terre à Terre

71 East Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1HQ

01273 729051

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Opening Times of Terre à Terre

Mon-Sun 12N-10.30pm (Sat -11pm Sun -10pm)

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Mr. Richard E

Doesn't live up to the hype
08 August 2017  
There isn't really any magic to the formula for a successful restaurant: you serve good food and drink, in a friendly and efficient manner, in a convivial setting with a nice atmosphere and at a good price. That's really about it. Most restaurants let themselves down on one or more of these. It is rare to find one that managed to miss all of them, let alone one that has such a terrific reputation and has been around for so long. My brother, a Brighton resident for most of his life, had raved about Terre a Terre for ages so, finding ourselves in Brighton on a Saturday night, we decided to see what the fuss was all about. I don't know if it was because of Pride, or that it was a late booking on a long and busy Saturday, but it didn't fell severely short of expectations. We picked our way through the revelry outside, to find a half deserted restaurant. Rather than sit us at the empty table in the window where we could see such revelry (ok, this was set up for four, so we didn't ask, but a table of two was sat there later), we were ushered into the middle, by the serving station and away from the windows. It reminded me of one of a Chinese on Gerard Street. Not any specific one, but just that generic style. Having been ushered in we sat and waited. Then waited a bit more. Then got some menus. Then a bit later some water. Then much later had our order taken. Then wine. Then a long time after sitting down our starter. So the good bits: the wine (a lovely chenin blanc from South Africa) was a steal at the price. The Korean Fried Cauliflower (KFC - geddit?) was outstanding: full of flavour and texture, inventive and a starter sized offering. But the rest, not so much: the Crispy Fried lavash bread was perfectly fine as a side dish for ten, but as a starter was way too dull and way too large. The Aloo Sailor and the Rosti Revisited both sounded excellent, but were both hugely disappointing, lacking texture, almost indistinguishable in taste, being smothered in what seemed to be the same green goo, and of a size that would put most septics into anaphylactic shock. But the side of grilled halloumi had to be the worst: there is only one reason for getting grilled halloumi (other than that no supper is complete without some form of cheese somewhere) and that is the texture: the delicious squeak as your gnashers meet soft goodness. Here: no squeak. Not even a mouse-like peep. Nothing. After the event, my dear brother told me we should have avoided the rostis as they are not where TaT shines. I told him I'd avoid the place, and instead get my vegetarian fix at Vanilla Black, which (other than possibly lacking a bit of atmosphere), ticks ever box that TaT falls woefully short of.
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Anon

Expensive but worth it
20 April 2017  
I cannot fault the food it was delicious and had lots of flavor. The menu was quite varied, although there were a lot of potato based dishes on there. My husband did not like the organic coffee, he said it was the worst coffee he had ever tasted. the atmosphere was nice and so were the waiters. I would definitely go back
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