New tapas restaurant to open on North Street this August

New tapas restaurant to open on North Street this August


A new tapas and all-day dining restaurant – El Pabellón – is opening on North Street this August. Named for its proximity to Brighton’s iconic Pavilion, the restaurant will be open for brunch daily, then offer Spanish tapas with an Asian influence from lunchtime until late.

Owner Lee Shipley says: “The culture of relaxed social gatherings – or tapeo – is well established in Spain, and we want to bring this style of eating to the heart of Brighton. At El Pabellón, customers can settle in for a long meal or just drop by for cocktails and a few small plates before moving on. As with our sister restaurant Circo, at Preston Circus, we’ll be serving Spanish tapas with an Asian influence and a carefully-curated list of top-notch Spanish wines, plus Spanish beers on tap and a wide range of sherry too. Think great food, great music, great service – a very chilled Balearic vibe mixed with a bit of Brighton quirkiness.

“We’re really excited to have new chefs on board who’ve worked on both the Barcelona tapas circuit and London restaurant scene, and we’ve built up a fantastic management team too. The building itself is gorgeous and full of original features – we’ve a few little surprises up our sleeves too which we can’t wait to share with everyone!”

El Pabellón will open in mid-August at 13 Pavilion Buildings, North Street, Brighton BN1 1EE