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Discover the Best of Moroccan Cuisine at Brighton’s newest Restaurant

Brighton has a new restaurant, and it’s one that’s definitely worth getting excited about. Zayane is a Moroccan-inspired eatery, serving up some of the best dishes the North African country has to offer. From tangy tagines to fluffy couscous, Zayane offers a tempting range of flavors and spices that will transport your taste buds to the streets of Marrakesh.

The menu at Zayane offers a wide range of dishes, suitable for everyone’s taste buds – even those who are not typically fans of Moroccan cuisine. Start off with some traditional Moroccan dips, like muhammara or baba ganoush, paired with freshly baked bread. Or try the Harira soup, a hearty tomato soup that’s been spiced up with cumin, coriander, and ginger.

When it comes to the main courses, the tagines are definitely the stars of the show. Featuring a variety of meats or veggies cooked in a sauce of onions, garlic, preserved lemons, olives and spices, the tagines are usually served with couscous or bread. The lamb tagine is an absolute must-try, featuring succulent pieces of lamb that falls off the bone, slow-cooked and infused with spices. Another option is the vegan tagine, which is rich in flavors and uses a wide array of vegetables.

But the menu doesn’t stop at tagines. There’s a range of kebabs, grilled meats and seafood dishes to choose from as well. The restaurant offers plenty of vegan options, such as sweet potato falafel and roasted aubergine with tomato and tahini – which makes it an ideal pick for plant-based eaters.

Zayane’s extensive range of tea and freshly-squeezed juices complements the menu beautifully – making it the perfect place to indulge in a relaxing afternoon brunch or a dinner date. The cherry on the top is their signature Moroccan tea served with date briouates– small, flaky pastry parcels filled with dates and almonds– which serve as the perfect dessert.

The décor is fuss-free, yet trendy, with a mix of modern and traditional Moroccan elements that create an inviting atmosphere. The aromatic spices and buzzing ambiance give the restaurant an exotic touch.

Overall, Zayane has brought a unique and exciting taste of Morocco to Brighton. The quality of the ingredients, well-balanced flavors, and friendly service make it one of the best Moroccan eateries in town. Whether you’re a long-time lover of Moroccan cuisine or simply curious about something new and different, Zayane is definitely worth checking out.