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“Not as good as it used to be!”
Review of Terre a Terre

Terre a Terre
Ranked #20 of 1,203 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $49 - $84
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Brighton's critically acclaimed Terre a Terre is a vegetarian restaurant that will have even the most ardent carnivore waxing lyrical. Situated close to the sea-front. The decor is chic and stylish, using wooden floors and furniture to contrast with vibrant colours. But here the food is the centrepiece: dhal basmati buns with coconut curry leaf chatni, better Batter and Lemony Yemeni Relish and Thai aubergine jungle curry are just a few of the exotic and imaginative dishes you can find here. To complement the food, a large selection of organic beers, ciders and wines are available. A three course meal here costs an average of £30 per person. A refreshing take on vegetarian cuisine.
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Since it has reopened after a recent kitchen fire you can't help feeling that Terre a Terre has lost some of its charm, the food is still very good indeed, but .. the menu style is just too out of date now, dish descriptions are almost verbose, and with no overall succinct title description it's actually quite hard to (actually) work out what your chosen dish will contain in various proportions (is it a pasta based dish? etc.?), and this sadly reflects on the food itself .. too many ingredients, too much complexity of taste sensations. Prices have increased astronomically, and I'm not sure you get value for money on some dishes .. olive oil and balsamic vinegar 'nibble' (ie pre-starter) was nearly £5 for a very mediocre portion and you couldn't actually get to the balsamic vinegar as the olive oil was 2cm thick - wouldn't it be better to offer two bowls? Simple no?

Service was very poor, maybe it was an 'off night' for our particular waitperson, but she had a very definite attitude and was, well to put it politely, very rude and quite arrogant (one of our party had to speak to the manager about it), expensive wine that was obviously corked (and should have been replaced immediately) was thrust in our faces by the waitperson who said it was 'fine to drink', although clearly it wasn't, and .. we had requested another bottle (which was ignored until the manager stepped in)

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Reviewed September 29, 2013

We went for a mid-week lunch for a 3 course meal for £27 each and it was worth every penny! We started with the Basil Brush salad and the potato cakes starter - both lovely and they complimented each other very nicely if you're sharing as one is fried and has sweet sauces, and the fennel salad is light and fresh. Then our mains were the Japanese wasabi aubergine dish and the potato rosti revisited dish - again, both super tasty - the aubergine dish had lots of different flavours, colours and textures, and the rosti dish worked very well overall - with creamy spinach and the nicest fried tofu we've ever tried! For dessert it was churros with the chocolate dipping sauce and the salted caramel dipping sauce - my boyfriend loved this dessert, but my favourite was the pistachio wafers with rose water coconut ice-cream, toasted almonds and fresh raspberries. All of these dishes were vegan-friendly and great value for money. The staff were friendly and helpful, the restaurant was bright and clean, and we'll definitely be visiting again when we're next in Brighton! :)

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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Absolutely amazing food. Great service and, at the risk of sounding like a groupie, the Terre a Terre strapline that their food is about 'indulgence, not abstinence' sums the place up perfectly.

The Aubergine Zhuganoush and flatbread was fantastic, the hot smoked tofu was delicate and delicious, while the main courses (the 'Better Batter and Lemony Yemeni Relish' and the 'Elvis Jaffle') were excellent. Given how filling those courses were, we shared a single desert, the 'Very British Berry', which was just about right.

Honestly, whether you are herbivore or carnivore, the quality here is so good that visiting Brighton and not going to Terre a Terre would be a crime.

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Thank DawlishRed
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

We went to Terre a Terre for lunch. It was the second time I'd been here and the food was as good as I remember. My girlfriend is veggie but I'm not and we both really enjoyed our lunch.

Thank Louisblack
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

We went here for lunch on Sunday on the basis of the review in the Good Food Guide, and its rating of the food. the frontage is not large, but this belies the size as it is a very deep building with a large capacity for diners.
Since it is a Vegetarian restaurant there's obviously no Sunday Roast here but the Menu is imaginative and inventive and the food is absolutely delicious. We're not vegetarians but still found the food exceedingly tasty. The portions are not over-large and the prices are quite high but the food quality merits it.
Service was friendly and helpful but it did seem to take a long time for the food to come out of the kitchen. Still, it was worth the wait.
We would definitely return.

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Thank Rvwr2012
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