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Señor Buddha

Central · Fusion · ££££
170 Reviews

About Señor Buddha

Dear diners, please be aware that bookings for one or two people will be seated at the chef’s table. If you would like a regular table please contact the restaurant directly.

Spanish cuisine is exciting and vibrant, and it makes for fantastic, sociable evenings when lots of small plates can be shared with friends and family. The story of Señor Buddha began in Ibiza – the famous White Isle – where the team were inspired by proper tapas and the role food plays in everyday Spanish life. This, combined with tastes of Southeast Asia, makes the modern tapas experience at Señor Buddha one of the most unique in Brighton. Situated on Preston Road in Brighton’s London Road area, Señor Buddha attracts attracts food-loving locals and tourists, alike – avoid having to wait by booking a table in advance!

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Señor Buddha
9 Preston Road, Central
Brighton BN1 4QE

Opening Times

Closed today
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Chef's Choice



Padron Peppers


Salt + Pepper Calamari


Sesame Pork Ribs



Flaming Tequila Prawns

chilli, ginger, garlic

Grilled Goats Cheese

apple + ginger puree, pickled blackberry

Octopus, Squid Ink

chorizo + fennel puree


Pork Croqueta

poached rhubarb and apple puree

Pata Negre

compressed melon

Ensalada De Morcilla

goat's cheese and blueberries
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Further Information

Señor Buddha is all about colourful, vibrant and real food. Lee Shipley is the man behind this Brighton jewel who, inspired by the White Isle of Ibiza and plenty of travelling around Southeast Asia, began experimenting with flavour combinations – the result is this adventurous modern tapas restaurant and bar. Señor Buddha’s mission is to create food that is fresh and bursting with flavour. It aims to push the boundaries of what you might expect from Spanish cuisine and show the hungry folk of Brighton what real tapas is all about. Situated on Preston Road in Brighton’s London Road area, Señor Buddha has become the number one destination for curious foodies from all across the city.

Señor Buddha brings people together with an array of inventive dishes that are perfect for sharing, just as Spanish food should be. The menu changes daily – a sure sign of quality – so it’s difficult to suggest particular dishes, but nonetheless, expect variations in the way of volcano chicken thighs, potato and caper tortillas, lemongrass haloumi and flaming whisky prawns to name a few. Señor Buddha in Brighton’s London Road area is a taste sensation you simply can’t miss.

170 Señor Buddha Reviews

Paul W.14 days ago · 1 review

I've been to Senor Buddha many times now, the food is amazing and Changes regularly. Dean, the maitre De is incredibly friendly and welcoming. If you sit at the the bar you'll get a little introduction to each dish by the chef

Ian A.15 days ago · 1 review

Fantastic food right on our door step. Very underrated. Came here by recommendation and we are have not been disappointed. Very friendly staff who are faultless. Head Chef very friendly. If you can, try to get a table overlooking the kitchen do you can see it all being prepared

Antony S.16 days ago · 1 review

Quite simply, brilliant. Delicious food, great atmosphere, amazing service and staff. Such good value for money, we will be back again and again that's for sure!

Chris R.21 days ago · 1 review

Great food at senor buddha. Staff very warm and enthusiastic about the food which is on offer. We even where given a free drink due to it being our anniversary which was a nice touch

Holly L.a year ago · 1 review

I honestly cannot rate Senor Buddha highly enough... a wonderful gem in Brighton!! The food is unreal and an experience that should not be missed! I'm loathed to share how wonderful in case gets too busy and I can't get a table again... We sat at the pass this Saturday just gone, which is really wonderful as you can watch the team work and they are more than happy to chat, even the very busy head chef... We had four tapas dishes all different and as good as each other... They also offer great mid-week offers with 2 for 1 on tapas I think Tuesday and Wednesdays

Lizzy B.2 years ago · 1 review

Great little restaurant, the food was delicious and we had some lovely wine. we had booked a table for two, when we arrived the waitress suggested we sat at the bar where you can see the kitchen and watch your food being cooked, we thought this was a great idea until we found ourselves surrounded by a group of people waiting for a table and it felt very clostraphobic and quite intrusive on our meal. We were asked twice to move up along the bar so they could fit more customers in so half way through eating we had to up and move and again while eating our dessert. The chef was friendly and chatty, I couldn't fault his food and I would definitely like to go back for what we hope to be a better experience. With it being a small space I don't think it works letting waiting customers stand around where others are trying to enjoy their meal. I also felt they could do with one more person front of house as the one waitress was so busy and she was in and out of the kitchen helping aswell, it seemed to much work for one individual to maintain a good level of customer service.

Kelly S.3 months ago · 1 review

Superb, refined, original. It’s easy to find fusion tapas fussy and overdone. At Señor Buddha, nothing is forced. Each of the carefully chosen ingredients used has a very good reason to be on the plate. And the fusion works well, with the Asian aromatics offering a fresh note or a little nip of heat to lift the rich, earthy Spanish palate. Easily one of the best restaurants in Brighton.

John O.9 months ago · 1 review

A great little place - very reminiscent to small tapas places I've been to in Barcelona and Madrid. It's tapas with a twist, so don't expect to have the same old standards that most tapas restaurants in the UK would serve. We tried most things on the menu, all were good and some were really fantastic. Dishes ranged between £4.50 to £8, and were all fantastic value for money. The wine list was also good, with plenty of good Spanish wines around the £20-£30 mark. Two of us had a bottle of wine, 5 tapas to share plus a dessert, and the bill only just topped £40!! Everything is cooked to order in the open kitchen, which also adds to the atmosphere. If I was in Spain and went to a place like this I'd be really happy. To find this kind of food in Brighton is amazing - and I'll definitely be going back ;-)

Lyn J.5 months ago · 1 review

Such a great find. Lovely cosy restaurant - probably 20 - 30 covers. Staff great and were so attentive everyone took the time to explain everything. Food was so VERY tasty (hubby thought a tad too salty) but loved the variation. I think the chef's name was John he was absolutely brilliant ' he is now my new 'Master Chef' . He took the time to explain and let me try different things. I want to do a cookery day course with him please. take note. !!! I am fussy and like value for my hard earned money. Senor Buddha met all my expectations. Food and staff made the evening - will return soon. Yes I would certainly recommend.

Claire A.3 months ago · 1 review

It's always a pleasure to eat at Señor Buddha! On this visit, soft rabbit (flavoured with both coriander seed and leaf) with rich chorizo was sensational. The thoughtful accompaniments, such as avocado-mellowed wasabi and coconut-infused pea purée, alongside impeccably prepared meat, fish, vegetables or cheese, offer exciting and often surprising flavour combinations. Friendly and efficient service, good wines and delicious food that's ambitious without being pretentious make this a firm favourite.

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