These are the 12 Michelin Guide-recommended restaurants in Brighton and Hove

The Michelin Guide is widely considered the gastronomic bible of where to eat out – and there are a number of Brighton and Hove restaurants recommended by the 2019 edition of the famous guidebook.

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The Guide says: "This compact neighbourhood restaurant is a hit with the locals. Ask to sit in one of the booths in the bay window then choose how many courses youd like from the set menu  go for the 9 course option at dinner. Cooking captures flavours to the full."
The Guide says: "This compact neighbourhood restaurant is a hit with the locals. Ask to sit in one of the booths in the bay window then choose how many courses youd like from the set menu go for the 9 course option at dinner. Cooking captures flavours to the full."

These establishments have all been recommended by the judges in the 2020 edition of the guidebook, which is published in October. Read more: Brighton’s top 20 restaurants - as voted for by ‘local experts’

The Guide says: "This former single-car garage is hidden away. Its a modest, quirky little place and seats 21 around a horseshoe counter. The food is Italian, with fresh ingredients cooked simply and natural flavours allowed to shine."
The Guide says: "A charming Victorian pub with a pleasingly shabby-chic feel. Ornately carved woodwork sits comfortably alongside more recent additions like bowler hat lampshades. Menus list pub staples alongside some more interesting dishes with a subtle modern style. The dessert cocktails are worth a try."
The Guide says: "Relaxed, friendly restaurant decorated in warm burgundy colours. Appealing menu of generous, tasty, original vegetarian dishes which include items from Japan, China and South America. Mini picerie sells wine, pasta and chutney."
The Guide says: "You enter into this striking mock-Tudor building via a beautiful antique revolving door. The original, highly seasonal menu has a European accent and gives the odd nod to North Africa; Sussex produce is to the fore and vegetarians are well catered for."
The Guide says: "Hidden away in The Lanes is this stylish, laid-back restaurant, comprising 3 tables and a kitchen counter where you can interact with the chefs. The pared-back menu offers Fish, Veg and Meat small plates. Fresh, flavoursome dishes use just a handful of ingredients and deliver well-judged contrasts."
The Guide says: "A laid-back restaurant with a buzzy vibe and friendly service. The passionate chef uses good quality ingredients to create authentic Indian dishes with vibrant colours and flavours. Go for a thali at lunch and a kebab, grill or curry at dinner."
The Guide says: "Fish is the focus at this simple restaurant, fittingly located in a converted fishmongers opposite the old Victorian fish market. The owner cooks alone and his set 6 course menu offers refined, interesting modern seafood dishes."
The Guide says: "The sister of 64 sits in a pleasant spot on the seafront.Modern classics are supplemented by blackboard specials; the lobster croquettes are a signature dish."
The Guide says: "Theres a smart Scandic feel to the decoration and an intimacy to the atmosphere at this long-standing neighbourhood restaurant. Lunch is fairly classical while dinner features more elaborate, innovative combinations."
The Guide says: "A quirky little hotel eatery. To the front is a caf and to the rear is a restaurant along with a kitchen counter where they serve a surprise tasting menu. Cooking is rustic with international influences and packs plenty of flavour."
The Guide says: "You have to buy a ticket in advance for dinner at this modest little 20-seater restaurant. Watch the young kitchen team on the TV screen or from the two counter spaces. Sussex produce is showcased in 8 daily changing dishes which have an understated modern style and rely on natural flavours."