As an ex-restaurant critic and having grown up cooking in kitchens I can tell you I personally can't praise Edendum enough. Gourmet dining or cool café, it's one for the Christmas wish list
They are not our host venue for nothing, walking in and being greeted is like Christmas all year round. Warm, hospitable, accommodating, knowledgeable and serving the best of Italian cuisine from all regions, Edendum is the kind of class act that doesn't need to put national flags in their branding or allude to a cinematic version of the Mafia.
Situated in East Street next to Toni and Guy, the interesting thing for me as a foodie is how Edendum bridge fine-dining with relaxed continental café culture, and they're are just as happy to see you for a proper coffee as for a three-course dining experience or a full-on booked function.
Mention you saw their Christmas menu below through Meet 19 and it won't make a difference (as much as we'd like to score biscotti points): they will be just as welcoming as they are to everyone else! It's this consistency that for us makes them perhaps the top Italian restaurant in Brighton and Hove. Need a second expert opinion? Try the Sunday Times recommendation below. The best in Brighton? Why not ditch the clichés and find out for yourself?
Edendum are now taking bookings for Christmas (menu below), reserve your table by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01273 733800 and experience the closest you will get to the authentic taste of Italian Christmas here in the city.