Going out for dinner doesn’t always have to break the bank, and here are some of the best restaurants that fall into the very affordable bracket. Don’t forget that BigDish offer up to 50% off your favourite restaurants 7 days a week!
On the menu here are burgers, wings, hot dogs, mini sliders, loaded fries and nachos – a great selection of fast food if that’s what you want. You can get some tasty shakes as well. Vegetarians and vegans can eat here happily, despite the menu being all about meat. Evocative names to the burgers get your imagination going. A friendly place with good service. Big Ugly Kitchen believes in locally sourced ingredients of the best quality. Prices are exceptionally reasonable, under £10 for a main course.
Essentially good quality pub grub, The Old Albion serves up classic favourites such as pies, mixed with fast food like burgers, sausage and mash, club sandwiches and fish and chips. They are also proud to serve a huge range of drinks with craft beers and a selection of gins, one of which is their own ‘brew’ served at the bar. There are also good choices for vegetarians and vegans. A good pub, with a good atmosphere, particularly in the evenings. The Old Albion also serves a traditional Sunday roast.
For amazing sandwiches and sides, head to Social Board in Brighton. There are two branches, both serving fresh sandwiches with dynamic ingredients, as well as seasoned fries to die for. Beef, salt beef, pork and chicken are the featured meats, but vegetarians are not left out at Social Board – pan fried tempeh and crispy halloumi are there to delight. Freshness and creativity are the key to this sandwich outlet, along with friendly staff.
The Windmill is yet another gem of a pub in the centre of Brighton – they even advertise a ‘free chilli’ on a Monday night! Food is served 7 days a week, including a wholesome roast on Sundays. Vegetarian options are available, and if you are at a loose end, join in the quiz on a Sunday night after having something to eat. The full menu is classic ‘pub grub’, with something for everyone.
A delightful Indian restaurant to dine in or takeaway, eat as much as you want, or as little as you want – the welcome is the same at the Curry Leaf Café. Open naan wraps, dosas, samosas and other street food make this a replica of South Indian cuisine. Vegetarians are well catered for, and so are children who eat at a special rate. The Street Food Platter is a mixed plate of vegetarian starters including pakoras, vegetable samosas and a cauliflower chilli fry accompanied by dips for sharing, is great to eat with a nice, cold Indian beer. Situated in the quirky Lanes of Brighton, do a bit of window shopping before you eat. Try the Chicken Chettinad Dosa with Coconut Chutney – yum.
In a discreet location in North Laine, Cin Cin is an award-winning restaurant with only 20 seats, so it’s best to book early to avoid disappointment. The bar and kitchen are open, so you can see all the staff at work. The pasta here is all hand made, and there are numerous ‘small plates’, obviously the trend for the last couple of years. The Crostini of Confit Potatoes, Pulled Lamb and Rosemary is a notable dish, as is the Tortellini in brodo of Saddleback pork & curly kale. Traditional Italian food using the finest of English ingredients.
Very French, and very good! Petis Pois is a charming little restaurant, only a few steps away from the sea. Delicious nibbles and sharing platters French style are on offer, including frogs’ legs, rarely found in the UK these days. The main courses at Petit Pois pose a problem – which one to choose. The ‘poussin’ two ways with perfectly soft fondant potato, or the Beef short rib with roast garlic mash and baby onions – the sauce is delicious. The fish connoisseurs will love the Bouillabaisse, with so many varieties of fish and seafood, freshly caught off the coast.
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