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“fantastic cooking”
Review of Terre a Terre

Terre a Terre
Ranked #28 of 1,139 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $34 - $39
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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.
Nottingham
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“fantastic cooking”
Reviewed October 7, 2009

We had terre a tapas,a selection of dishes and this was exquisitely tasty.In fact so good that the main course of sushi(Miso Pretty) seemed stodgy and uninteresting in comparison and lacked the lightness of touch so apparent in the starters.Would definitely go back but would try a different main course next time.

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London
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“Astonishingly good”
Reviewed September 15, 2009

Terre a Terre is without question the best vegetarian restaurant in the country. The food is incredible. It is really inventive and unashamedly vegetarian - no pretend meat, just really top notch imaginative dishes. The food is beautifully presented. This is one restaurant that even the most hardened carnivore would appreciate. The service is also really good and very friendly. Really good for vegans too, with plenty of choice and astonishingly good puddings. It is worth the trip from London, just to go to this restaurant. The tiniest criticism is that the menu descriptions are a little pretentious and it is sometimes a little difficult to work out exactly what you are ordering, but that doesn't detract from a really outstanding restaurant

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London, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic meal - even for carnivors like us”
Reviewed September 7, 2009

Amazing cuisine. Even our kids loved it (and God knows they aren't normally veggie lovers). We've been there twice and love the tapas platter which allows you to taste a number of dishes. It looks and tastes wonderful. I'm not sure it is low-fat but most good things in life aren't :-)

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Take a dictionary”
Reviewed September 6, 2009

I have been a vegetarian all my life and so it was a wonderful surprise to be invited to a 10 0 per cent vegetarian restaurant. It is very spacious and presents itself more as a bistro than an upmarket restaurant with polished wooden tables. I found the menu may as well have been written in a foreign language as there were many ingredients I had either never heard of or had a vague recollection of what they might be. That said no one had any complaints about the quality of the food but again none of us really had any idea of what we had ordered. I felt somewhat of a guinea pig. To play safe I ordered a selection of starter size dishes costing GBP 19 which were beautifully presented but I had little idea what I was eating.The small carafe of white wine at almost GBP 14 (US$ 20) was delicious though pricey. Deserts were around GBP 7 and the bill for 4 came close to GBP 100..If you are after a quiet romantic meal you may be disappointed by kids being allowed to run around having their fun and spoiling ours. .

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fascinating and unusual vegetarian food”
Reviewed September 2, 2009

I was very excited about going to this restaurant and had high hopes for a gourmet vegetarian experience. The menu is really unusual: it is a rare experience for me to have to ask what some of the ingredients are. We went on a Saturday evening - it was extremely busy with a buzzy atmosphere. As we didn't know if we would ever have the opportunity to eat there again we shared a tapas plate, which gives you a selection of small portions of several dishes. We enjoyed it: but paradoxically we were glad we hadn't got room for a main course: we would not have wanted most of the small portions as our only dish. Also, the different flavours did not compliment one another - particularly the japanese offering sitting next to the indian. We had high hopes for the Yemeni halloumi but it was bland and disappointing, and we both prefered the indian and mexican options. Dessert was delicious. This would be such a treat for a vegan, I would recommend it to vegetarians, I wouldn't try to convert a carnivore there, and it didn't get the 10 out of 10 I expected.

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