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10 - 11 Preston Street, Brighton BN1 2HN, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 3
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Been here with my wife on all three trips to Brighton and am never disappointed...once you get accustomed to the unusual vibe of feeling like you have walked into someone's living room where the hosts friends and family are hanging out, it's pretty cool...with byob in place, a saving is already... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

In a city of many shisha bars and cafes ..how you are welcomed and looked after is as important as the quality of shisha...luckily this place has both and some top Arabic Coffee and food to boot!!.. As regulars here I can definitely say youll find it hard to beat in brighton or london!!...especially if you like to people watch... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If you want to sample amazing food in a traditional Arabic setting then head for this restaurant at the bottom end of Preston Street.We all had Mezze to start which would have done all four of us but not realising how generous the serving would be ,we then had different lamb dishes to follow .All superb and highly recommend you... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

It's always useful to check out the regulars in any restaurant and, when you see how many Arabic customers were smoking their pipes outside or how many were dining at 5pm, then you can expect a good experience. The mint tea was minty, the mixed meze was tasty and filling - and the service was bang on. Great value for... More 

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Fleet
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Been here with my wife on all three trips to Brighton and am never disappointed...once you get accustomed to the unusual vibe of feeling like you have walked into someone's living room where the hosts friends and family are hanging out, it's pretty cool...with byob in place, a saving is already guaranteed...just nip,across the road to the shop opposite and... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The grills and kebabs were freshly prepared. All very tasty, accompanied by french fries or salad. Salad had too much iceberg lettuce, but were otherwise good, as were fries. Waiter pleasant, and service in general good.

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Newhaven, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Three of us went on a Thursday night on the occasion of someone's birthday. The waiter showed us to our table and proffered menus. When one of our party produced a bottle of wine (the establishment has a 'bring your own bottle' policy) I got the impression that the waiter was offended and opened the bottle reluctantly. This feeling was... More 

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Bognor Regis
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Firstly orders taken we sat and waited. We thought it was a nice touch to be offered complimentary nibbles to start. We tucked into the bowl of hummus and meat thingy only to have it snatched away mid fork full. They had served us someone else's food! I was somewhat amused as this food was given a minute or two... More 

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The shisha smokers outside remind me of the Edgware Rd in Central London and they, together with the fairly run down exterior, can be a bit off-putting. However, I would say our food was good. We shared a mezze and a grilled chicken dish both of which were tasty. It isn't licensed so only soft drinks are available. The service... More 

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Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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194 reviews 194 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Preston street is one of these places (like Queensway in London) where ther is a worl of cuisine on your doorstep. Accordingly there is good competition and good food to be had at reasonable money and this is no exception. One of the better Lebanses have eaten in over the last year or so. Authentic good quality food and decent... More 

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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I happened to be in Brighton with my parents for my birthday -- on a monday night -- everywhere was quite quiet so we thought the lack of customers was ok. All the reviews looked good so I was quite excited. What a disappointment. I ordered sambousik which was supposed to be a lebanese pastry filled with feta and dried... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 - 11 Preston Street, Brighton BN1 2HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African, Middle Eastern

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