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A Taste of Sahara

103 Western Road, Brighton BN1 2AA, England
+44 1273 911843
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tagine” (63 reviews)
“mixed kebab” (37 reviews)
“kebabs” (28 reviews)
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Lebanese, African, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Tunisian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
103 Western Road, Brighton BN1 2AA, England
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1 - 10 of 643 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely no complaints, faultless. Great service which was also very quick. Our waiter was on hand to give advice (my boyfriend has an allergy that he needs to be careful of) and offer suggestions. I had the mixed kebabs and he had the lamb tagine....More

Thank hayley d
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice place to eat. Nice menu. Nice staff, but really wish it was more. The main dishes (in my opinion) lacked authenticity. Reminiscent of a load of spices being thrown in tomato sauce and not cooked through properly. It was just "nice" Made up ever...More

Thank Taydaylaney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a nice place. It has the feel of a middle eastern restaurant, just without the execution on a plate. It's like a replica of middle eastern food, but with clear signs of being counterfeit. The desserts were brilliant though.

Thank delaney_jason
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the warm welcome to the well presented food, to the great service from all the staff, A Taste of Sahara was excellent. Lovely atmosphere with a young crowd in celebrating something! I wish more restaurants would do BYO wine, requiring them to get their...More

Thank Cedi F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I did an impromptu Friday night dinner and we had already not gotten in to one place. We then tried here and to be honest so glad that we got turned away from the first one. Sabri greeted us and was so...More

Thank Tina B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant ambience for non arabs to taste Middle East cuisine. Very odd, the staff REFUSED to give a slice of lemon in the drinking water. Most odd, not even a mint leaf offered! Charming Tunisian waiter. Quick efficient service. I ordered lamb tagine but was...More

Thank Jilliana R
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Visited on a Sunday evening in June, had a fantastic meal with excellent service. A must visit on your Brighton 'to do ' list.

1  Thank asm201504
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We were back in Brighton again as we usually are for either our birthdays or our anniversary, & on Fri 7 July it was our wedding anniversary so I booked a table for my wife & I. We just love this restaurant! We were welcomed...More

1  Thank A1963
Reviewed 11 July 2017

There are some great restaurants in Brighton and Hove and this one is definitely now one of my favourites

1  Thank Ann S
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Taste of Sahara is our favourite restaurant in Brighton. The manager, Idan, is a really wonderful human and has taken the time to get to know us and always wants to chat. He is effortless and always provides a relaxed environment. We tend to order...More

1  Thank Laura P
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Sarah K
16 June 2016|
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Response from May A | Reviewed this property |
I think they might have dairy free options but not quite sure about gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Western Road, Brighton BN1 2AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 911843
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A Lebanese and Persian restaurant on Brighton���s busy Western Road, Taste of Sahara gives seaside dwellers a taste of the exotic at a very reasonable price. With its d��cor created with care to reflect the atypical Middle East of story books and holiday brochures ��� all pierced tin lanterns, heavy wood and rich colours ��� Taste of Sahara has a look which reflects the diverse flavours of its immensely flavourful menu. From kebabs to tagines, all one���s Middle Eastern favourites are offered by the Sahara kitchen, along with some lesser known dishes that will tempt the more adventurous diner. In particular, the restaurant���s mezzes prove popular, the sharing concept somehow suited to this kind of cuisine, particularly when accompanied by the BYO policy.
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