BRIGHTON and Hove's reputation as a foodie hotspot has been confirmed with 37 restaurants included in the latest volume of an influential restaurant guide.

Silo, the trailblazing restaurant-bakery-coffee house in Upper Gardener Street, Brighton, which operates under a pre industrial food system, is one of seven new entries to Harden’s 2016 guide.

While not all diners liked Silo’s use of jam jars as drinking vessels and melting down of plastic bags into plates, it was forgiven for its "seriously good” food, and scored four out of five across the board for food, service and ambience.

Just the place for those who prefer a zero waste, zero carbon footprint with their supper.

Other newcomers to Harden’s, the most comprehensive restaurant guide in the UK, show the breadth of Brighton and Hove’s gastronomic offering.

The Urchin, a highly rated Australian-run gastro pub in Belfast Street, Hove, specialising in shellfish and craft beer, is another new entry after opening last year.

As is The Set, an intimate concept restaurant based in Regency Square, Brighton, which offers diners adventurous tasting menus inspired by childhood memories.

The Salt Room, the luxury fish restaurant at the Hilton Brighton Metropole; Market, the small plate casual dining restaurant which replaced Graze; Coggings & Co, the upmarket burger restaurant in Seven Dials; and Riddle & Finns on the beach, all made the list.

A total of 37 Brighton and Hove restaurants are listed in the guide, which is compiled using thousands of restaurant reviews from enthusiastic diners.

City restaurants also topped a number of the guide's price per person lists.

Those looking to splash out on a special occasion should look no further than Hove’s Little Fish Market in Upper Market Street.

Diners will end up with a wallet more than £70-a-head lighter – but get cooked for by Heston Blumenthal protégée Duncan Ray.

A price bracket lower is The Restaurant at Drakes, in Marine Parade, which scored top marks in the £60-a-head category.

East Street vegetarian restaurant Terre à Terre and The Gingerman in Norfolk Square came out on top in for £50 category.

Boundary pushing spice merchants The Chilli Pickle, in Jubilee Square, and Indian Summer, East Street, were top rated in the £40 a head bracket.