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A Taste of Sahara

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103 Western Road, Brighton BN1 2AA, England
+44 1273 911843
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12:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Ioannina, Greece
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Me and my girlfriend paid a visit in the January, because we wanted to try some african cuisine. I can't remember what I had for lunch but it was something with lamb and my gf ordered something else with chicken (forgive me I can't remember the names). Both were amazing, very well cooked and warm. We also like the sausages... More 

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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being Turkish, the flavours took me home. The meat in my okra dish was incredibly soft and tasty. Very well done saffron rice. The music was quite nice. We were there mid winter and were the only ones there for lunch, and it was very cold. But they didn't use heating even after we asked, which made us bit cranky,... More 

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Thank Duru Ö
London
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a total surprise as we booked this last minute for Christmas Day. The restaurant was completely charming and the food was lovely. We enjoyed it very much and will be returning in the future.

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Thank BinaB123
London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumble across this gem on here and booked a table for a nice meal on our night away. It did not disappoint! BYO for drinks which was great and no corkage 👍🏻. The food was amazing - lamb tagine just melted in your mouth & the mixed starter was a great way to sample the great Moroccan food on offer!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were r recommended to go to this restaurant by a friend and it did not disappoint! The staff were lovely and the food was to die for!

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Thank Daniel K
Brighton, United Kingdom
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331 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with a group of friends. I liked the meze for two. Nice ambience and morrocan decorations. Service was good and they allow you to byo wine. My main was disappointing. I ordered a chicken curry type dish and the sauce was to sweet for my taste. I would go again but next time will go for a... More 

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Charlwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great pleasure each time we visit. The owner are incredibly warm, friendly and accommodating and will always try to fit you in with a late reservation or when you just pop in. The staff are efficient and well trained to you allow you to have a relaxed meal in a sometimes mall seemingly manic environment. The food is... More 

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Thank wynos25
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited A Taste of Sahara for my birthday after being advised to go on numerous accounts by family members and my colleagues. It was truly one of the best birthdays ever! The experience on a whole was fantastic! The staff were all extremely friendly and efficient, making us feel very welcome and catered to our every need! The food... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a second time visiting this restaurant after going for the first time for a family celebration in December 2016. After our amazing first visit we decided to go on a 'date night' to this fantastic family run restaurant. And it didn't disappoint. We initially went an hour earlier than our booking as we were so hungry 😂 Which... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered the mixed Mezze and a couple of sides. It was sloppy, bland, old salad and small portions. I shall not be coming back sorry.

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SaharaBrighton, Owner at A Taste of Sahara, responded to this review

I think both of these reviews (this and the previous) have been posted to the wrong restaurant. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Lebanese, African, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Tunisian, Persian, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?