Yesterday, I was taken off to Brighton for a real birthday treat: lunch at Terre a Terre, which is just about my favourite vegetarian restaurant anywhere.
Situated a short walk from Brighton beach, every meal I’ve ever had at this award-winning restaurant has been fun, flavoursome, thoughtful, imaginative and, most of all, incredibly tasty. I love this place!
Here’s what we had – and my mouth is watering again at the thought of it all. The Better Batter dish was especially gorgeous!
Bison Bon Bon Beet’s (starter)
Pumpkin terrine tarator with bison beetroot vodka verrine, slipcote sheeps cheese bon bons soaked in dill oil with caraway pepper salt, served with a sage onion fritter biscuit, brittle walnut crumble and apple balsamic.
Aubergine Zhuganoush, better than Baba! (starter)
With spice Dust Lavash Tanoor, hot crisp flat breads with fresh coriander.
Terre à Tiffin
Cauliflower and ginger bhajis with fresh tamarind relish and coconut green chilli curry leaf chutney with channa dhal, deep fried chickpeas served with nimbu bhat cardamom brown onion lemon saffron baked basmati rice, confit brinjal pickle, chilli slivers, tangy lime and mumbai mix spice dust dressing.
Better Batter and Lemony Yemeni Relish
Soft buttermilk soaked halloumi dipped in chip shop batter, served with vodka-spiked preserved plum tomatoes, bright fresh pea mint hash with pickled quails egg, sea salad tartar and chubby chips, finished with lemony yemeni relish.
Much as I fancied one of their massively tempting deserts, I was simply too full to consider another scrap of food!
As ever, the friendly staff at Terre were courteous, unpretentious and attentive too, so there’s none of that stuffiness you get at some diners and you’re not being pestered by over-enthusiastic servers.
Terre a Terre isn’t particularly cheap mind, but the food is so damn good it’s a great place to go for a special treat.
I only wish my birthday came around more often! 🙂
Terre à Terre
The Vegetarian Restaurant
71 East Street