The North Laine

The ‘North Laine’ in Brighton should not be confused with ‘The Lanes’  on the south side of Brighton. These lanes (away from the sea) are more bohemian, more quirky and more individual. You won’t find many chains in this part of Brighton but you will find lots of fantastic inde food retailers and restaurants. Some of my North Laine favourites include Cin Cin Italian Bar & Restaurant, Isaac At for seasonal, fine dining and Silo for a zero-waste tasty brunch. The VIB Brighton Food Tour also begins here and is well worth trying if you’re new to the city. Check all my restaurant reviews within the North Laine area below.

  • Italy is one of the few countries I’ve visited more than once. Four times in fact, with a trip to Tuscany last year most recently. The reason I return? Always for the food… Thankfully I can now get a little slice of Italy right in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine for those breaks between trips, at Cin Cin.

  • My family are originally from Portland in Jamaica and good, well-seasoned food, is as important as breathing to them. So much so, the day before they come to visit they’ll cook up a feast, seasoned within an inch of its life, and bring it with them to ensure a pleasant journey.

  • I can count on one hand the number of outstanding meals I’ve eaten and the first time I dined at Isaac At, in the North Laine, is one of them. 12 months after that visit the restaurant has had a refurb and gone from pop-up to permanent. On its re-opening night, I went along to see what had changed and whether the food still impressed.

  • A new food joint has just landed in the heart of the North Laines – 1847 Brighton – specialising in high quality, locally produced vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dining. But why 1847? Because that’s the year The Vegetarian Society was formed… smart.

  • Back in October I was invited to a ‘Meet the Brewer’ evening at the North Laine Brewhouse. Being that I’m not a beer drinker myself, I enlisted a couple of beer-loving-boys (Tom and Duncan) and my friend Hannah to help me review the experience.

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