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Longrain, Brighton, East Sussex

Longrain

4.5
4.5
70 Reviews
£25 and under
Pan-Asian

We have created a new South East Asian fusion food concept with colourful and aromatic dishes to create the perfect harmony between four essential elements: Hot, Sour, Salty and Sweet. Every plate achieves that elusive, cuisine-defining balance of hot, sweet, salty, and sour. We carefully source the best ingredients, organic where possible, to use them in all of our sauce and paste and this makes us uniquely different. This is also where the secret to the remarkable taste of our food lies, however sourcing the ingredients alone is not the key. We take the extra care of mixing and developing these recipes from scratch to perfection in order to deliver you with genuine and good food.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pan-Asian, Thai, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri, Sat 12:00–22:00
    Lunch
    Mon–Thu 12:00–15:00
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu 17:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01273 082414

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, Eurocheque Card, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Chandra

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Cross Street

    111 St James st

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Bus number 1, 1A, 7

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Menu

Starters + Small Plates

  • Prawn Crackers£3.00

    Indonesian tapioca crackers flavoured with prawns, served with Longrain Chilli Jam

    • Edamame Beans£3.00

      Served with Chilli, Garlic, & Salt

      • Chicken / Tofu Satay£6.50

        An Indonesian staple, this dish is marinated in coconut milk, lemongrass, & fresh turmeric. Topped with home-made spiced peanut sauce

        • Vegetable Satay£6.50

          Aubergine, courgette, mushroom, red onion topped with peanut sauce

          • Vegetable Gyoza£4.50

            Crispy dumplings with finely minced vegetable filling. Served with Longrain Chilli Jam

            • Tod Mun Pla£6.50

              Traditional Thai fishcakes. Served with Longrain Chilli Jam

              • Spicy Thai Cauliflower£5.50

                Roasted with marinated red Thai curry paste, ginger and garlic. Served with Longrain Chilli Jam

                • Sweet Potato Tempura£4.50

                  Sweet potato in a spiced gluten-free batter with shallot and mixed Thai herbs. Served with Longrain Chilli Jam

                  • Tom Yum Soup

                    Aromatic, hot and sour soup

                    • Mushroom£4.50
                    • Chicken£6.50
                    • Prawns£7.50
                  • Salt & Pepper Squid£7.00

                    Fresh squid with a touch of salt, pepper and fresh chilli in a light crispy coating. Served with sweet chilli mayo

                    • Prawn Tempura£7.50

                      Tiger king prawns in a gluten-free batter. Served with Longrain Chilli Jam

                      • Organic Chicken Wings£7.50

                        Served with sweet chilli

                        • Sweetcorn Cakes£4.50

                          Sweetcorn in a spiced gluten-free batter of mixed Thai herbs. Served with Longrain Chilli Jam

                          • Tempeh Mandoan£6.50

                            Organic home-made tempeh batter with an Indonesian lemongrass and herb mix. Served with Longrain Chilli Jam

                            • Lumpia£5.50

                              Vegan spring rolls. Served with Longrain Chilli Jam

                              • Tempura Tempeh£6.50

                                Organic tempeh in a tempura batter. Served with Longrain Chilli Jam

                                • Perkedel Kentang£6.50

                                  Pan fried mashed potato cakes. Spicy and full of flavour. Topped with peanut sauce

                                  Last updated: 2 February 2022

                                  What 70 people are saying

                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                  4.5
                                  4.5 based on recent ratings
                                  • 4.6Food
                                  • 4.6Service
                                  • 4.5Ambience
                                  • 4.6Value

                                  NoiseModerate

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                                  1. F

                                    Foodie

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 6 May 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    I haven't been in quite a while but I certainly won't leave it so long again in the future. Great service and great food

                                  2. MC

                                    MarC

                                    London

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 6 May 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Lovely relaxed and lively atmosphere. Fantastic authentic food beautifully presented. Portions are a good size. Highly recommend. Drank wine, but the cocktails looked interesting- next time!

                                  3. SY

                                    StelaY

                                    Brighton

                                    3 reviews

                                    vip
                                    4.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on 30 April 2022

                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                    Really lovely place , the food was amazing Only criticism is that I was sat on a high chair which wasn’t comfortable

                                  4. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 8 April 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Wonderful greetings Wonderful service Amazing food

                                  5. RL

                                    RichL

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 1 April 2022

                                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                                    Very good indeed... Warm and welcoming atmosphere, excellent service, great food, intimate and shabby....slightly odd little place perhaps...perfect!

                                  6. SC

                                    ShelaghC

                                    Warwickshire

                                    12 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    12 reviews

                                    Dined on 30 March 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We loved this little restaurant. The staff were really friendly and efficient without being obtrusive. The setting was great and the food delicious.

                                  7. P

                                    Pete

                                    Brighton

                                    4 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on 26 March 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Very cosy restaurant, ideal for a intimate meal. Food quality is amazing, brought to life with fresh herbs. Service faultless as well, staff care for the restaurant and clientele

                                  8. KF

                                    KatieF

                                    London

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on 19 March 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience3

                                    Authentic, delicious food. Great service and very good value!

                                  9. SA

                                    ShellyA

                                    London

                                    5 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    5 reviews

                                    Dined on 19 March 2022

                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                    Delicious food , at reasonable cost in nice surroundings with very good service . Would recommend. Thank you

                                  10. KK

                                    KarthiK

                                    London

                                    16 reviews

                                    vip
                                    4.0

                                    16 reviews

                                    Dined on 19 February 2022

                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                    We tried vegan sushi’s it was lovely w delicious flavors. The peanut sauce was good too.

                                  11. AB

                                    AlisonB

                                    London

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on 14 February 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We had an amazing meal in a wonderfully packed restaurant on Valentine's Day. The food and service were both excellent.

                                  12. S

                                    Schtum

                                    Kent

                                    6 reviews

                                    vip
                                    4.0

                                    6 reviews

                                    Dined on 8 January 2022

                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                    the food was nice, not much mask wearing present from the staff but generally all was good

                                  13. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    London

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 31 December 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The food was incredible - really fresh and super tasty! Was really impressed and will definitely be coming back.

                                  14. GJ

                                    GreenJelly

                                    West Sussex

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 11 December 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Fantastic - interesting menu and delicious and beautifully presented food. The staff were all so friendly and seemed to really care that we were enjoying the evening. It felt like being in a jungle - there were loads of plants (and it was warm and humid!), v atmospheric. Something a bit different to the normal thai/asian restaurant but without being any more expensive - excellent value. Will definitely come back

                                  15. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    London

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on 10 December 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Really nice restaurant

                                  16. GB

                                    GigitheBunny

                                    Dublin

                                    11 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    11 reviews

                                    Dined on 21 October 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Really amazing, beautiful presentation. Absolutely delicious. Lovely staff. This may sound cliche but this place is special.

                                  17. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Brighton

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on 4 October 2021

                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                    Fantastic Indonesian food. Relaxed atmosphere. Good lighting.

                                  18. EC

                                    EleriC

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 2 October 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Really friendly waitress who did a great job of accommodating our group. The food was really tasty, fun atmosphere and all for a good price. Would happily return.

                                  19. LL

                                    LisaL

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 16 September 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Food was exceptional , been to many Thai restaurants but this was different in a good way . Ordered the chicken satay starter and beef randang presentation great and the taste was an explosion on your tongue . Will be back on next visit to Brighton

                                  20. R

                                    Rick

                                    Surrey

                                    33 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    33 reviews

                                    Dined on 13 September 2021

                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                    Very good food and service. Will definitely return in the future. Great for vegan dishes

                                  21. S

                                    Superking83

                                    London

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 11 September 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Really enjoyed it. Starters were amazing, as were the free cocktails.

                                  22. CR

                                    CarolR

                                    London

                                    5 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    5 reviews

                                    Dined on 13 August 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great food, tasty and fragrant! Lively ambience and good service.

                                  23. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Brighton

                                    3 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on 13 August 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Delicious food wonderful service

                                  24. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Manchester

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on 7 August 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Gorgeous food and lovely staff!

                                  25. JC

                                    JazC

                                    London

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 2 July 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Delicious food - wish you could take home the dipping sauces! Simply garnished and delivered with a smile. Lovely indoor dining space. Thai fishcakes our fave.

                                  26. JD

                                    JasonDoug

                                    London

                                    2 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on 26 June 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The food was amazing. One of the best Thai restaurants I’ve experienced. The owner hostess was incredibly welcoming and friendly. Definitely going back when next in Brighton.

                                  27. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    London

                                    2 reviews

                                    2.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on 26 June 2021

                                    overall2food2service2ambience2

                                    After reading so many great reviews of this place I was looking forward to trying it. Unfortunately I was disappointed. The interior is cheaply decorated and our table was wobbly. There was no toilet paper on the loo. I was expecting the food to be incredible but it was nothing more than ok, there wasn't that kick of flavour you expect from Indonesian cuisine and I feel the mains were overpriced. The service was disorganised and chaotic. We asked for our bill and were asked if we'd be paying cash or card, 20 minutes later we still hadn't paid with no explanation of what the delay was. We had to ask for the bill again which was then calculated at our table on the iPad, this felt clumsy and awkward. Sadly we won't be back.

                                  28. d

                                    dannyboy

                                    London

                                    3 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on 24 June 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Girlfriends birthday and we both really enjoyed it. Service was incredibly friendly and as the Bao buns were off the menu, it was explained in great detail why they were off the menu. Nice ambience, and excellent squid!

                                  29. RL

                                    RachelL

                                    London

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on 5 June 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Really lovely food. Great service and really lovely staff. Would highly recommend.

                                  30. SJ

                                    SivJ

                                    London

                                    10 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    10 reviews

                                    Dined on 4 June 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Delicious, healthy food served by the nicest people. Just a brilliant experience.

                                  31. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    London

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 4 June 2021

                                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                                    Everything was great except for the choice of music. Food was amazing

                                  32. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    London

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 31 May 2021

                                    overall4food4service3ambience3

                                    The beef rendang was excellent - would really recommend anyone to try it, but not such a fan of the rice dishes! Staff were really nice and friendly

                                  33. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    London

                                    7 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    7 reviews

                                    Dined on 30 May 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Myself and Girlfriend are totally in awe of the place. The service was fantastic. The food was beautiful, full of flavour and well priced. Cocktails again were brilliant. Will return again and will recommend to friends and family. If anyone asks where to eat in Brighton, this will be the first name from my lips. Couldn’t be more pleased, thank you!

                                  34. AW

                                    AWILIWILKO

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 28 May 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Such tasty vegan food. All the staff were incredibly friendly. Will definitely be going back.

                                  35. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Toronto

                                    2 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on 23 May 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Good value for money, amazing food and service

                                  36. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    London

                                    1 review

                                    2.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 22 May 2021

                                    overall2food5service3ambience5

                                    The food, venue and staff are lovely. Unfortunately my friends train was delayed so she arrived 20minutes late. I ordered a cocktail while waiting for her. Despite this I was asked when she would arrive as our table, which I had booked a month earlier, was needed in an hour. When my friend did arrive we ordered plenty of food and a bottle of wine. Yet, as it seems the restaurant had overbooked we were essentially asked to leave before we had finished our wine after 1 hour. So while the food was delicious and the staff were friendly the experience was not the most positive one and we felt very rushed and had to find another place afterwards

                                  37. JC

                                    JemmaC

                                    London

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 21 May 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Very good. Really enthusiastic team, fresh, quality and tasty food. Had a great experience. Recommended

                                  38. FE

                                    FriEveinBrighton

                                    Kent

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 21 May 2021

                                    overall3food2service5ambience4

                                    Firstly - The staff were very friendly and attentive! But after reading such positive reviews, i expected the food to be of a higher standard. Not a particular fan of plates that are over decorated with drizzled sauces for presentation but this was present on both starters and main dishes. I ordered Beef rendang curry, and while this is a 'dry' curry, i thought the meat to be on the though side and lacking depth of flavour. My partner ordered Chicken katsu curry which was served in what appeared to be a serving bowl (large plate with small bowl in the centre, like a dipping bowl) and this made for uncomfortable eating as it was a dish that required cutting of the food. Overall, our meal time was pleasant but felt let down by the food on the night.

                                  39. D

                                    Dottie

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on 19 May 2021

                                    overall3food2service5ambience5

                                    I was really excited for this restaurant as I have seen really good reviews about it. Unfortunately it was disappointing experience as the food was not as I expected. The service was great waitress was great and really lovely.

                                  40. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    London

                                    4 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on 17 May 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Amazing service! Gorgeous food!

                                  Safety precautions

                                  • Cleaning & sanitising

                                    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                    • Contactless payment available
                                  • Physical distancing

                                    • Limited number of seated diners
                                    • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                    • Extra space between tables
                                  • Protective equipment

                                    • Waiting staff wear masks
                                  • Screening

                                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                  FAQs

                                  Longrain does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Longrain also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01273 082414.

                                  Longrain is rated 4.5 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                  Google Map for Longrain

                                  111 St. James's Street Brighton, East Sussex BN2 1TH

                                  Additional information

                                  • Cross Street

                                    111 St James st

                                  • Area

                                    Brighton

                                  • Hours of Operation

                                    Fri, Sat 12:00–22:00
                                    Lunch
                                    Mon–Thu 12:00–15:00
                                    Dinner
                                    Mon–Thu 17:00–22:00

                                  • Cuisines

                                    Pan-Asian, Thai, Vegetarian / Vegan

                                  • Dining style

                                    Casual Dining

                                  • Dress Code

                                    Casual Dress

                                  • Parking Details

                                    None

                                  • Public Transit

                                    Bus number 1, 1A, 7

                                  • Payment Options

                                    AMEX, Discover, Eurocheque Card, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                                  • Executive Chef

                                    Chandra

                                  • Additional

                                    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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