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Terre à Terre

fully Fully VEGETARIAN
options VEGAN options
ORGANIC
International

Contact

Telephone: 01273 729051

Website: http://www.terreaterre.co.uk/

Location

71 East Street
Brighton
East Sussex BN1 1HQ

Reviews

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One of Brighton's top restaurants regardless of vegetarianism. The style is very imaginative creative cooking and the menu is deliberately, a little tongue in cheek, pretentious but this is the sort of food that is cooked by a highly skilled chef rather than something you will be able to cook at home (always my benchmark). It is top end of the market so expect to pay the price but it is a guaranteed good evening out and will impress non vegetarians as well. Attention is also paid to the wine list which includes organic wines. Some very good non alcoholic drinks are also available. Service can vary as this restaurant is almost always busy and there is an inevitable turnover of staff. Positive Steve Lawless
Tue, 08 Jun 2010 20:58:52 +0100
We recommend you make a weekend of it and visit this restaurant. This is the most creative veggie menu we have seen in the whole of the UK. On Valentines Night they were still queuing in the street at 10.30pm for a table. I especially loved the grilled hallumi tandoori kebabs and the dessert of sweet boiled egg with chunky pineapple soldiers. It's not cheap so prepare for that. The only disappointment was the dressed down clientele so don't posh up or you will look out of place. Jeans seem the norm. Positive Kerry & Justin
Sun, 06 Apr 2008 20:58:00 +0100
I have eaten here perhaps a dozen times, and feel that the previous short coming (service being a bit slow) was much improved on my last visit, which was on a Saturday evening, when you would expect them to be pushed as they are so busy. The terre a tapas is a great way to taste a selection of main courses, but the best bit had to be the doughnuts with a chocolate dipping sauce and vodka soaked cherries. It was divine and vegan too. It is not cheap, particularly when you add wine, but is worth it as a special treat. Nice atmosphere and a small patio outside. Booking is absolutely essential, particularly at peak times. Positive Alison
Wed, 12 Sep 2007 17:08:53 +0100
Friendly service but food was slow coming out, possibly due to the fact it was so busy. Food was delicious and well presented, the tapas starter was superb, but the prices were shocking (especially considering there are some brilliant vegetarian/vegan restaurants in Brighton at much more reasonable prices) and lacked the laid-back Brighton atmosphere. Overall, a very good eatery, but the atmosphere and prices probably more suited to London. Neutral Cheynne Gibbs
Thu, 30 Aug 2007 12:27:00 +0100
We chose Terre à Terre after reading good reviews on this site, visiting on a busy Saturday night. Service was very friendly but very slow, with mistakes made at both our table (appetisers failed to appear on time - one came after the starter, the other didn't come at all) and at the adjacent table. Starter was delicious (as was the bread that came with it), the one appetiser that finally appeared was ok but not great. Recommended wine was good. The main course and desserts however were disappointing - an attempt at producing unusual flavours ended up overpowering and indeed ruining most of the meal, with too much fennel in the case of the main course and too much mint in the case of the dessert. Everything was presented very well, but working too hard at making things interesting and the poor service on that particular night made it a disappointing meal. Price for two with just one glass of wine, plus pear juice and water each, was just over seventy pounds (excl. tip). Would I go back ? Perhaps, but not at peak time and not in the near future. Neutral John Hardman
Sun, 17 Jul 2005 00:00:00 +0100
Absolutely fantastic. I've been vegan for fifteen years and just had one of the best vegan meals! Well done! Port pie was amazing! With char grilled mushrooms and cranberry cabbage... the starter of fennel and licorice soup was inspired. Lovely decor, friendly staff and I'd pay twice the price for a great meal like that! Positive Paul Sheard
Tue, 08 Feb 2005 00:00:00 +0000
Fantastic!  A restaurant that sells top notch vegan food and doesn't look like a country cafe!  Beautifully presented food that's a real taste sensation.  It's so cool to be able to get vegan desserts that isn't a plate of fruit too.  Bit on the expensive side but it's a real treat to eat here. Positive Debbie Deboo
Wed, 21 Jul 2004 00:00:00 +0100
Best Veggie food I've ever had! It wasn't a  problem getting food at lunchtime (out of season) but they do say you need to book for an evening meal. Remember to leave room for puddings! You can take away lush Vegan choc truffles too. Veggie Heaven!!!! Positive Jackie
Mon, 03 May 2004 00:00:00 +0100

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