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Located in the heart of Brighton, Longrain Theatre is a family run pan Asian restaurant which has firmly solidified itself as a neighbourhood favourite. Whether you're visiting for a quick lunch whilst exploring town, or settling in for a leisurely evening with friends, this hidden gem is known for its enticing flavours, relaxed ambience and friendly service. The menu at Longrain Theatre changes every season to ensure variety for regular customers and maintains an ethos of sustainability. In fact, much of the produce used is locally sourced, with fruit and vegetables coming from Brighton farmers.

On the menu, you'll find plenty of familiar favourites like fluffy bao buns with a variety of fillings like beef rendang, tofu katsu, and crispy hoisin duck, as well as signature dishes like sweetcorn cakes or spiced Thai cauliflower. For the main event, dig into a bowl of Thai green curry fragrant with kaffir lime and sweet holy basil, or try something new you might not know like the jungle curry, a popular dish in Indonesia and Thailand made with coconut milk. There are also noodle and rice dishes like pad Thai, nasi goreng and sambal, all of which can be made vegan. Primarily traditional desserts feature like black rice pudding served with fresh mango, coconut mochi and warm coconut sauce, or if you don’t feel so experimental there is a chocolate brownie and ice cream.

The drinks menu includes Asian beers and innovative cocktails like the Escobar Island, a fiery concoction of tequila, passion fruit, chilli, ginger and mint, and there is a modest selection of wines all available by the glass. If you'll be visiting with the family, kids can enjoy the smoothies and shakes, all of which are made with coconut milk and fresh fruit.

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“This place is packed and for good reason! The food is delicious and excellent - we ordered sweetcorn cakes, bao platter, green curry and nasi goreng. Their chilli and soy sauce combo is to die for! Staff are lovely and the restaurant is a gorgeous space with lots of plants. Highly recommend!”

“I had a beautiful and cosy experience here with my chosen family. The whole team welcomed us with grace and care. It felt like having a warm, nourishing delicious meal at my best friends home. Gratitude to the team. We will be back soon. 10/10 recommend.”

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