Longrain

4.6
53 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 53 People Are Saying
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LisaL
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

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Rick
Surrey
33 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Superking83
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CarolR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food wonderful service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food and lovely staff!

JC
JazC
London
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.

JD
vipJasonDoug
London
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
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.

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dannyboy
London
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!

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RachelL
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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SivS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
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

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 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!

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AWILIWILKO
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good value for money, amazing food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
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

JC
JemmaC
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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FriEveinBrighton
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.

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Dottie
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Gorgeous food!

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Rebecca
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food. The curries were amazing and portion sizes are really good. Really lovely staff. Would definitely recommend and go again.

HB
vipHelenB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A really lovely friendly restaurant. the food is all fresh and delicious

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Most friendly and attentive service, seriously delicious food and great cocktails for an wonderful price! 100% going back again and again!!!

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DebbieR
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food fantastic and the staff couldn’t have done more in difficult circumstances. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Kath
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the loveliest meal at Longrain! Their customer service was incredible, and they made Kayleighs birthday so special. Can't recommend them enough, the food was amazing and the service made our experience in Brighton! We can't wait to go back :)

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GeorgiaK
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing experience! The most beautiful food, the tempura prawns are to die for! (We had seconds) - staff made us feel very welcome and were very attentive! Will definitely be returning!

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DannyS
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and fabulous service. Every person in our group of 5 came away saying how delicious their food was. Warm and welcoming service too, with them even rearranging the tables so that we could sit in the sunshine. Can’t wait to go back!

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John
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Hmm. Where to start. Positives: food was nice, staff were friendly and the sun was shining. I do want this restaurant and its owners to do well so I offer constructive criticism. They were disorganised. The following either happened to us or the tables around us: brought the wrong dish; took an order for a dish that they didn’t have; forgot to take payment.

So I hope they can take this as advice and use it to improve or I fear they will not last long. Food was very tasty and reasonable portions so it has good potential if they can make it function better.

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EmiG
London
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely amazing meal! So grateful for the amazing food and lovely service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, cocktails and service! Made my partner’s birthday extra special. Thoroughly recommend to all!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people, great food, very well presented.

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Erika
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have lived in south east Asia for over ten years and this was one of the best Indonesian meals I’ve had in the UK

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SimonP
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, good portions and nice flavours, not over-sweetened like a lot of Thai food.
Great hospitality. Cosy and welcoming, glad to support a small, independent restaurant. Will definitely return.

RS
RSAH
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely restaurant! We visited on our anniversary and the staff were lovely! They gave us complimentary passionfruit cocktails which were delicious and also our dessert for free. Lots of great delicious vegetarian options too we will have to visit again to try everything on the menu.

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NickB
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Brighton for the weekend and looked for a Thai restaurant near to where we were staying. Longrain was not only close but also had good reviews, and now we know why. We had a very warm welcome at the door as it was pouring with rain. The food was delicious and served promptly by the friendly and (not too) chatty staff. There was a lovely family type atmosphere and we could see others were just as relaxed. I can highly recommend Longrain for the ambience and food. Wonderful! Thank you for being part of our weekend;-)

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Marcella
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food and service! Presentation was beautiful as well as the taste. Can't wait to come back

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vipSherieO
Brighton
8 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The staff needs to learn to manage their stress when busy : breathe, slow down & chill! Bit’s all in the mind-set!! Work on it!! Stress can be very distracting to “some” customers!!

DM
DanielM
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent and original menu @ Longrain . Fantastic friendly service from our lovely waitress. Lovely stylish setting . They did run out of Red wine ( bizarre when there are several supermarkets on the same street within easy reach ) but we just had white instead. The horrible toilet is the one thing that needs upgrading badly. Oh and there condensation on the window issue also , leaving the door open on a chilly autumn night is definitely not the solution . Those fixable aside I can’t wait to visit here again and have recommended it to my friends . A real treat .

FAQs

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

Longrain is rated 4.6 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.