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survey result

Summary

£70
  £££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Flavours bursting out everywhere” characterise the “great range of veggie food” (“Wow! I didn’t know meat-free food could taste this great!”) at this “very-Brighton-in-ambience” legend in The Lanes – according to many, “still the best vegetarian in the UK”. Quibbles this year included “a menu that seemed less extensive than it used to be and service that was a little erratic”. On most accounts, though, it’s “simply the best” and “a must on any trip to Brighton (and we are not vegetarians… we just love the high quality and imaginative food!”). Top Menu Tip – “afternoon tea here is different and delicious, with a great variety of vegetarian savoury and sweet items”.

Summary

£64
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Still the best vegetarian after all these years” – this epic Lanes destination remains many reporters’ nomination as top veggie in the country. “The menu is creative and full of wonderful descriptions” (“not a nut roast in sight!”) and delivers “complex” cuisine, whose “unusual and amazing tastes are definitely a gastronomic experience for vegetarians, and meat eaters are wowed too!”.

Summary

£53
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Who needs meat?” – This Lanes icon is “still the finest veggie around”: indisputably “the best in Brighton” and many reporters feel “unquestionably the best veggie in Britain” too. Its “adventurous and fun menu” (“some absolute stormers!”) is reliably “exciting” and “has every angle covered if your tendencies splash over into the domains of veganism or gluten free diets, plus a good worldwide selection of organic wines (red and white) along with some pretty unusual sparkling ones”. “Definitely well worth a visit even if you are a dedicated carnivore”.

Summary

£53
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Who needs meat?” – This Lanes icon is “still the finest veggie around”: indisputably “the best in Brighton” and many reporters feel “unquestionably the best veggie in Britain” too. Its “adventurous and fun menu” (“some absolute stormers!”) is reliably “exciting” and “has every angle covered if your tendencies splash over into the domains of veganism or gluten free diets, plus a good worldwide selection of organic wines (red and white) along with some pretty unusual sparkling ones”. “Definitely well worth a visit even if you are a dedicated carnivore”.

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Owner's description

Terre à Terre, Brighton's iconic acclaimed restaurant where vegetarianism is more about indulgence than abstinence. Situated in the historic lanes,Terre à Terre has been feeding its loyal customers and international visitors for over 23 years. Eating with us will stimulate your mind as well as your taste buds and we believe it will change the way you view vegetarian cuisine forever.

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.95 £18.90 £5.50 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £33.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

Entertainments,Highchair,Menu
Yes
No dress code
100

Terre à  Terre Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Terre à  Terre Restaurant in BN1, Brighton by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Terre à  Terre restaurant.
Stear S
Terre a Terre used to be a trail blazer of ...
Reviewed 7 months, 11 days ago

"Terre a Terre used to be a trail blazer of vegetarian and vegan cooking, and whilst the dining world has moved on Terre a Terre has not. My Korean Fried Cauliflower was greasy and pretty tasteless and the Rosti Revisited was not the crispy fried potato promised on the menu but flabby and under seasoned. The front of house were polite and friendly in trying to keep us happy whilst an apparent car crash was happening in the kitchen. it took 3 hours for 3 courses with nearly an hour wait for starters. The venue has not been refurbished since I first went there in 2011 and is looking rather tired. "

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John C
A disappointment. My wife and I went here ...
Reviewed 7 months, 26 days ago

"A disappointment. My wife and I went here several times a dozen or so years ago and thought it excellent. Compared to the standards we were expecting (the food would have been fine in most vegetarian restaurants with lower aspirations) this time the main courses were stodgy (dahl-centred Indian platter) or with an ultimately flat flavour that did not last past the first few mouthfuls (mushroom-based stack) - having eaten our main courses we both felt we should have ordered each-others - more a comment on the uninspired nature of the cooking than anything else."

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Mike W
It is many years since we last visited Terr...
Reviewed 11 months, 18 days ago

"It is many years since we last visited Terre a Terre. It has lived in our memories as a real favourite. But on returning we were disappointed. The flavours seemed bland rather than punchy. The textures were less exciting than we recalled. It would be good to think that the restaurant can find its mojo again. Even the service seemed less friendly."

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71 East St, Brighton, BN1 1HQ
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑10 pm

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