Perhaps one of the reasons why Spanish restaurants in Brighton are so popular is that the population has always taken interest international cuisines. The food of Spain is diverse and few countries have a more varied cuisine. You can see this in the menus of Brighton's Spanish restaurants, which offer a wide range of dishes from all over the country. Look out for flavour-packed paella from Valencia or try some delicious Serrano ham. Iberico hams are even more celebrated and cheese lovers will be in heaven with the huge variety of options. Spain is rightly famous for the quality of its pork but don't forget the seafood!
You simply cannot think about the food of Spain without considering tapas. Tapas, or 'pinchos' as they are known in the north, are perhaps Spain's most famous type of food. Brighton's Spanish restaurants offer a huge selection of tapas, with delicious treats to suit all tastes. Many tapas menus are divided into meat, fish and vegetable sections, which makes it easy to choose a balanced meal. Vegetables from Navarre are particularly prized and this is one of the reasons that so many vegetarians in Brighton enjoy Spanish restaurants.
One of the strengths of the cuisine of Spain is its focus on the quality of ingredients. Great care is taken to grow the finest vegetables and rear the most succulent meat. Spanish seafood restaurants in Brighton, meanwhile, offer some of the best fish in the city, always using the finest produce, expertly cooked with great attention to detail. This determination to offer only the best ingredients results in an extremely high quality of cooking, where the fish, meat or vegetable is always the star.
Another highlight of Spanish restaurants in Brighton is the quality of the wine list. You will always find the classics, such as Rioja and cava but also look out for the glorious white Alabrino, especially if sampling some fish dishes. Ribera del Duero is beginning to challenge Rioja as the country's leading red and many other regions of Spain are now making some seriously good wine. Spain's sherry makes a wonderful aperitif and there are few better ways to round off your meal than to have a fine local brandy.