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Bonsai Plant Kitchen, Brighton, Brighton and Hove

Bonsai Plant Kitchen

4.9
4.9
87 Reviews
£26 to £40
Vegan
NEW NAME. NEW MENU. NEW VENUE.
Welcome to Bonsai.
100% plants, Southeast Asian small plates, bao burgers, cocktails, hot pink neon, UV artwork, murals, private dining.
Be one of the first to dine at Brighton's newest and coolest restaurant.
Created by the young, for everyone.

No under 10's past 5pm - children more than welcome at lunchtime

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Vegan, Southeast Asian, Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 17:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    07523 116077

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We can cater for large groups as well as complete venue hire. Give us a call to enquire :)

What 87 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant - thoroughly recommend. I’m a meat eater, my girlfriend is vegetarian so I wanted to take her somewhere different for her birthday. And what a treat we had! Amy is a wonderful host and Dom’s vegan creations in the kitchen are truly inspired! Such a cool vibe and some of the best cocktails around. We’ll be back and bring mates! Thank you guys - wishing you all the best.
  2. M

    Manon

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    These guys do amazing things with plants! After our third visit still blown away by every dish. Absolute top restaurant. If you want to take your time, make sure you don't order everything at once and 3-4 plates per person is plenty. Beautiful staff!
  3. C

    Court

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing & tasty vegan food and lovely staff. The card machine was broken but the staff dealt very well despite it likely being a stressful situation for them. They explained the menu and made us felt very looked after.
  4. HM

    HungryM

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic, and service and vibe to match!
  5. F

    Feaster

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Consistently good food, friendly staff nice cocktails. Been 4 times now and nothing to dislike all the food looks like it's been prepared with care. I am not vegan or veggie. Give it a try.
  6. JB

    JennB

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! We had a bit of everything and it was all outstanding. The cocktails were also to die for. Fantastic value for money and we were thoroughly looked after by our waiter. By far my favourite restaurant in Brighton.
  7. GB

    GraceB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding! We loved everything we ate. Portion size was perfect for sharing. We especially liked the bao buns and tempura cauliflower. Our server was super friendly and helped to make our visit enjoyable. Highly recommended!
  8. A

    Alef

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister and I had a great time. Each dish we ordered was delicious. Highly recommended. Well-done👏🏿
  9. LK

    LaurenK

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time trying bonsai after friends have been suggesting it for weeks. Was not disappointed. Was greeted promptly and seated viewing the kitchen and beautiful tidy interior with the cool neon light setting the atmosphere. My friend and I enjoyed cocktails that were during happy hour (bogof) and arrived quickly. The menu was swiftly explained and we could not decide what to order. Everything looked mouth watering. We chose 3 plates each including a main bao as well as a dessert. Probably too much for us but we still ate every crumb. We were already planning our next visit with other friends to get the message around that this cool new plant kitchen cannot be ignored. Thank you guys!
  10. PL

    PLAYTPI

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So delicious. Every dish was exquisite. The cocktails are to die for too.
  11. JW

    JanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing in both looks and taste and the service also very high standard. We really enjoyed our meal there.
  12. D

    Davidc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent, small plates but they add up. There was a lot of good stuff, but the plant based crispy sea-bass is unbelievable. I never thought you could replicate the subtle flavour of fish in plant-based, but they have nailed it. Great wine and cocktails too.
  13. DH

    DaynaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Such a lovely independent veggie restaurant with a lovely atmosphere and really good choices! I would highly recommend the crispy ‘beef’ it was beautiful! But I would absolutely go here again, it is on the pricier side but for 6 small plates and 2 drinks we paid around £40 which I think was pretty good for what we got!
  14. F

    Frankie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The baos were more on the bready side but everything else was 11/10. Incredible cocktails and reasonably priced food and drinks. Chilli 'beef' was a top favourite from the specials! Can't wait to come back and try the rest. Really great service too, they all seem like sound people. Excited to come back!!
  15. S

    Sarah

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can't recommend Bonsai more! Now on my fourth visit the food only seems to get better. Great ambience, food, service and cocktails a real gem of Brighton! Take everyone you know, you won't regret it
  16. AG

    AndreaG

    Brighton

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Very fresh! Loved every dish i chose, fab cocktails too! Defo going back
  17. R

    Rolo

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Bonsai Plant Kitchen is pleasantly surprising - not much to look at from the outside but inside everything is beautifully considered and presented. The food was all very tempting and my cocktail was a work of art (also delicious). It has a lovely atmosphere and our host was keen to to explain the menu to ensure we were happy with everything. I am not a vegan but my daughter is, so this was her choice but I enjoyed the whole experience.
  18. j

    jackieh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    great food and service, not cheap but worth every penny
  19. RP

    RobertP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Really funky, trendy vegan place with dishes on the menu I haven't seen anywhere else. Things like scorched rice rather than just plain rice, and yakitori skewers. It sounds simple but it feels new in vegan Brighton land. There's an excitement about the place, too. Every dish we ordered was really tasty - and sometimes quite spicy - and the air of innovation runs through everything on the menu, from cocktails to bao burgers. They could do with more than one person serving the whole place, and more than one cocktail maker, as things slowed down a bit when the dinner rush hit its busiest point, but it's only a very slight negative on an otherwise really encouraging evening. I'll definitely go back.
  20. GF

    GeorgieF

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really yummy food and drinks. The tempura cauliflower and the pornstar cocktails were a highlight. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was just right
  21. l

    louisab

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing food and service. Our favourite place to eat in Brighton. Everything tastes so good! Great value for money.
  22. LB

    LiliB

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn’t fault it at all. Every aspect was 100% and the staff were attentive and calm. A great dining experience all round. Will definitely return soon.
  23. SW

    SamW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, fantastic service. I've been twice in a fortnight!
  24. B

    Brightonfoodie

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is an absolute little gem of Brighton. The flavours of the food was incredible, who new plant based could taste so incredible.
  25. SP

    SarahP

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here to eat several times and highly recommend. The service, the food, the tastes - fabulous.!!
  26. RT

    RobertT

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not sure who the greeter was but amazing service, very kind, knowledgeable and attentive. Great food and responsibly priced, nice and clean environment. Overall great meal, highly recommend a visit.
  27. D

    Dina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    i would eat at bonsai for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner and dessert if i could. plus snacks in between
  28. AW

    AlisonW

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, brilliant service. Overall a lovely experience,
  29. MC

    MatthewC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly one of the best meals out I’ve ever had. The staff were amazing, the cocktails were perfect and the food was some of the best we’ve eaten. We sampled 8 of the tapas style dishes between two of us, and although they had run out of one of our choices, there was plenty of other options for us. All of the team were friendly and accommodating, and the space itself was amazing. Can’t wait to come back to Brighton to go again.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, food and drinks were amazing quality and the service was excellent and attentive
  31. EB

    EloiseB

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely stunning food, so delicious! Staff so kind and easy to talk to, 10/10 service!
  32. DC

    DanielC

    West Sussex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Amazing vegan food from a varied menu. Nice decor and atmosphere too.
  33. E

    Eddy

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time we have dined at this restaurant and its our favourite in brighton. The food is next level and the staff are super friendly and really knowledgeable about each dish. It's an absolute pleasure too come here and highly recommend.
  34. F

    Fred

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food, with really friendly service and a great atmosphere. Will definitely be back.
  35. FF

    FlavourFlav

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and lovely service. We will definitely be back soon.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice place, lovely staff and delicious food/cocktails.
  37. GW

    GeorgiaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!! Was so excited to see this restaurant open and will definitely make it my go-to for when I want to take friends out for a lovely meal. I love that it's 100% plant based, the menu is amazing and the dishes we tried were incredible. The staff are incredibly friendly too.
  38. j

    jyan15

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the food. Albeit slightly pricey, it was definitely worth it and would highly recommend the cauliflower tempura as it genuinely blew us away. All the staff were really friendly. The host Amy was an absolute star and made you feel super comfortable. All round a brilliant experience. Definitely go try it if you’re in Brighton regardless of whether you’re vegan or not.
  39. HD

    HayleyD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So welcoming and friendly, with a really cool aesthetic and great energy. It looks small but each table feels private. Every small plate was delicious, beautifully presented and surprisingly filling. 100% will return.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing vegan food in a great setting. Would highly recommend

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Bonsai Plant Kitchen is rated 4.9 stars by 87 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Bonsai Plant Kitchen

45 Baker St Brighton, Brighton and Hove BN1 4JU

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 17:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Vegan, Southeast Asian, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    07523 116077

  • Private party facilities

    We can cater for large groups as well as complete venue hire. Give us a call to enquire :)

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