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About us

Terre à Terre was born, in 1993, out of a shared passion of two people with a mission, Amanda Powley and Philip Taylor. Classically trained as chefs and having cooked throughout the world, they wanted a platform for their innovative ideas where they could push the boundaries of traditional cuisine, while adhering to their beliefs in meat-free cooking.

What began as a BYO with 30 covers, supported by friends, family and the local Brighton community/growers and very lovely staff has become one the most exciting and successful vegetarian restaurants in the UK. First and foremost it is an establishment that serves outstanding food, and the fact that you won’t find meat on its menu is merely secondary.

Terre à Terre has been making ethical and sustainable choices for the twenty years it’s been in business. Ethical sourcing and sharing information about ingredients and their provenance has been integral to the businesses development. Recycling, food waste management and a burning desire to give back more than we take has been key to decision making. Terre à Terre is all about people, from staff to customer to supplier, all have a very special place in the workings of the restaurant. Engaging with our local community through charitable activities, food festival events and playing a key part in the Brighton Restaurant Association.

Professional knowledgeable people serve all of this in a friendly, positive environment that makes for a great night out. Ultimately Terre à Terre is about quality ingredients served with flair, creativity and playful exuberance. Eating at Terre à Terre will stimulate your mind as well as your taste buds and we believe it will change the way you view vegetarian cuisine forever.

Terre à Terre now offers a full range of products to purchase in-house or online, chef made sweets, nibbles, jams, pickles, chutneys that have featured on our menu. Terre à Terre the book, gift vouchers and hampers are also available to purchase online alongside a range of our handpicked organic wines, so share Terre à Terre with all your family and friends and change the way they view vegetarian cuisine forever!