Alex Fisher visits a vegetarian restaurant called 1847 in Brighton, Sussex
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Not everyone likes fish. Not everyone eats fish, or meat for that matter, so it’s nice to see a new vegetarian restaurant joining the array of dining options that are now making Brighton one of the top foodie destinations on the Southeast coast. This is the latest addition to 1847’s fold, offering tasty starters such as Beetroot Gnocchi and unusual mains, which include Crispy Truffle Arancini and Quinoa and Roasted Garlic Soufflé.
WHAT’S ON THE MENU?
1847 offers a five-course taster menu for £35. When we visited they were serving Globe Artichoke, Goat’s Cheese Tart, Parsnip Croquet, Tikka Masala Curry and White Chocolate Fondant with Cranberries and Ice Cream. The dessert stole the show, with a perfect oozing centre in the heart of a delicate sponge. Alternatively, children will love their vegetarian take on fish and chips, with ‘fish’ made from battered Halloumi.
HOW’S THE MOOD?
Trendy and relaxed. There is a nice cocktail bar downstairs, where they’ve created a unique menu, which includes herb and fruit-inspired concoctions.
CAN I SEE THE SEA?
No, the restaurant is tucked away in the North Laines, a ten-minute walk from the beach.
WHAT’S THE DAMAGE?
Starters are around £5, mains £14. Or try three courses for £25.
Monday to Friday: lunch 12 noon to 3pm, dinner 5pm to 10pm. Saturday: 12 noon to 10.30pm. Sunday: 12 noon to 10pm. 1847 is named after the year the Vegetarian Society was formed and has branches in Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester.
Call 01273 677776 or visit by1847.com.