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Brighton restaurant news and events

Stay connected with our week-to-week updates through the Restaurants Brighton news. Stay abreast of recent openings, award-winning restaurants, our latest visits, and enjoy our weekly competitions

If you’re in search of something different and need some inspiration, explore our events page, buy a restaurant gift voucher online, or even look at our 24 Things to do in Brighton in 2024. Both provide you with up-to-date information on food and drink events in the city. Additionally, you can check out the monthly Scoop for a comprehensive rundown of what’s happening each month. Find unique and exciting experiences here on our restaurant offers page too, or look for daily updates on our social channels. 

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This week our BRAVO 2023 Best Afternoon Tea winner Brighton Regency Routemaster is giving away 4 Prosecco Afternoon Tea Tour tickets on board their beautifully restored Routemaster bus!

Enter the giveaway here.

Explore our dog-friendly guide to restaurants, pubs, and cafes in Brighton and Hove, and you’ll be delighted by the diverse menu of places where you can take along your four-legged friend.

From award winning Italians restaurants to seafront cafes, pubs in Hove to countryside pubs. There are so many dog friendly places you are spoilt for choice!

Brighton knows how to make a great vegan Sunday roast and doesn’t fall short when it comes to a plant-based roast, both vegan and vegetarian.

Brighton’s reputation as a vegetarian and vegan friendly city is well documented and it’s not just for Veganuary. 

Jazz Nights in Brighton. Pictured a jazz singer at a hotel restaurant on Brighton seafront
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winter Events

Explore a world beyond just food in with gourmet pop-ups, cook and eat master classes featuring top chefs, wine and cheese tasting events, gypsy jazz, quiz nights and live entertainment. The culinary scene is bustling with winter events as the city welcomes 2024. Let our calendar be your go-to guide for the finest food and drink events in Brighton, Hove, and beyond.

As the chill sets in, escape the cold and cosy up by a roaring open fire in one of our favourite Brighton pubs this winter. Our curated selection extends beyond the city, featuring pubs and Sussex restaurants across the county, including numerous pubs in Sussex options for those seeking a countryside retreat.

Hove boasts a vibrant and diverse restaurant scene that caters to a range of tastes and preferences.

From charming cafes to award winning trendy bistros, and elegant fine dining establishments, Hove offers a delightful array of culinary experiences. With a focus on locally sourced ingredients, creative menus, and a relaxed seaside atmosphere, Hove is a great choice.

Discover the ease of making reservations online for restaurants in Brighton, Hove, and Sussex.

Whether you’re craving tasting menus, a romantic atmosphere, a casual small plates experience, wine tasting or a 2023 BRAVO winner, these restaurants offer a seamless reservation process.

Book a table online.

Where're you drinking?

There are plenty of places to eat in Brighton, but what about places to drink?

Bars come in different shapes and sizes and to suit all moods. Whether you’re looking for a cocktail bar, rooftop bar, wine bar, or a bar bar we’ve got you covered for all types of bars in Brighton.

Use our Bars in Brighton page to find what you are looking for. 

For a unique gift, explore the diverse restaurants in Brighton and Hove. Simply select your preferred restaurant online, purchase the desired denomination for the gift voucher, and receive it in time for your special occasion. This thoughtful gesture allows the recipient to enjoy a delightful dining experience and who knows, you may be able to join them?

Anticipate exciting dining experiences in 2024 with our guide to new Brighton restaurant openings. Look forward to establishments like Pearly Cow, the newly relocated Coal Shed, Four by Aaron Dalton, Anakuma by the Halisco team, and did you know the Blue Man is back? 

In need of inspiration?

Indulge in the great British tradition of afternoon tea, a popular treat and always guaranteed to impress. Some of our favourite restaurants for this tradition include Terre á Terre, The Salt Room, Hotel Du Vin, the multi-award-winning Grand Hotel, The Metropole Hotel and more.

If you’re heading to Brighton Marina, make it extra special with a visit to the incredible Malmaison.

Explore our selection of winter-ready restaurants in Brighton that bring the outdoors inside with the Brighton Igloos. Picture yourself and a group of friends in your private hire exclusive igloo, with free-flowing Glühwein and cosy sheepskin blankets keeping you warm and snug. Experience the blend of an outdoor seafront atmosphere, twinkly lights and indoor comfort in these delightful settings.

Life is too short not to discover the best cocktail bars in Brighton and Hove, especially when planning festive celebrations. The finest ones can be elusive, so make sure to have our recommended selections on your radar. Explore these gems, and you’re guaranteed not to be disappointed. You may also enjoy the public voted best wine lists in the city, which saw Fourth and Church take the top spot.

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At the 2023/ 2024 BRAVOs (Brighton Restaurant Awards Vote Online) the public voted 56,983 times and here are the results for the best Brighton restaurant accolade.

Burnt Orange was voted the most popular restaurant in Brighton, with Bonsai Plant Kitchen 2nd and Terre á Terre 3rd. Brighton fiercely supports the independent restaurant scene and is considered the vegan capital of the UK. 

While Brighton and Hove restaurants still remain starless in 2024, there are some otherwise notable entries worth celebrating in Brighton in this years Michelin round-up.

These  include etch. The Little Fish Market, Burnt Orange, Wild Flor and Tutto to name a few.  Nearby Sussex restaurants with one Michelin Star include Restaurant Interlude, The Pass and Gravetye Manor. We hope our cities restaurants will be recognised in the Michelin guide in years to come as more and more talented Brighton chefs receive national critical acclaim. 

Dilsk is one of the newest Brighton openings of 2023 which is situated at the Drakes Hotel. Other openings include Carne in Hove, Fumi, Wabi Sabi, The Permit Room. This is as well as new additions to the food market offering at Shelter Hall located on Brighton seafront. Here is the full round up of new restaurants across Brighton and Hove. This round up includes new restaurant openings in 2024, the Coal Shed (spring) and Pearly Cow (summer) to name a few exciting openings. 

Lunch in Brighton and Hove is very popular with a variety of lunch options in different corners of the city. Bottomless brunches, seafront views, Drag Brunches and afternoon teas are favourites. This food and drink events guide will give you plenty of ideas.