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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. 

Pictured: Shelter Hall, Max Langran Photography

Shelter Hall Brighton, shot of people enjoying their drinks and food outside during the sunset

Peruse our graduation day cheat sheet for planning the best possible family dinner at one of Brighton’s top restaurants. After months of revising, late-night essay writing, energy drinks, and study group sessions, it has all finally paid off. Graduation day in Brighton should be the big slap on the back every student deserves. But there’s one more test – finding a Brighton restaurant for that graduation family meal! Well, it’s all here for you in one place: plenty of ideas for celebrations, graduation special offers, and much more.

Every year, Brighton Pride just keeps getting better and better, so we’ve put together a food, drink, and events guide to give you a rundown on what’s happening this year. Whether it’s the Drag Bus with the Brighton Regency Routemaster, Oh So Fabuloso, The Pride Parade, the Pride Village Party, Brighton Pride at Ohso, The Salt Room, and much, much more, we’ve got you covered. Get ready to celebrate with style and enjoy all that Brighton Pride has to offer!

Pictured: cocktails at Arcobaleno in Kemptown.

Brighton Restaurant Awards

Brunch aficionados, rejoice! In Brighton and Hove, brunch is more than just a meal—it’s a cherished ritual. Dive into our roundup of the public-voted best brunch spots, the city’s number 1 voted best cafes, cafes in Hove, pancake paradises, breakfast havens, best coffee in the city and much more.

Whether you’re craving classic favourites or daring culinary delights, Brighton’s brunch scene promises to satisfy every palate.

Pictured: Oeuf

Enjoy tasty food and refreshing drinks this summer at Brighton’s vibrant seafront restaurants.

From award-winning seafood to international cuisines, experience stunning views and a diverse range of dining options along the iconic beach. Perfect for every taste and occasion!

Pictured: Ohso Social

Here are some of the food and drink special offers for this month and I’m sure you will agree, there is a huge amount of choice!

Pictured: Rockwater

Sharing dishes with friends is a truly wonderful experience, and Brighton offers numerous restaurants perfect for both casual and fine dining. For some stunning options, check out our small plates guide. Another idea is to enjoy sharing Sunday roast platters available at several Brighton establishments. Whether you’re in the mood for a laid-back meal or a more upscale dining experience, Brighton and Hove restaurants have plenty of options for sharing.

Pictured: Sharing dishes at Embers

New this month

Our round-up of Brighton’s hottest new bars and restaurants along with new venues to Restaurants Brighton this month! Discover Twisted Lanes, Fatto A Mano, Beach House Worthing, White Horses in Rottingdean, Apiary and Deco at Saltdean Lido.

Share your latest dining adventures and tag us with your mouth-watering food pictures on Instagram. We can’t wait to see where you’ve been eating!

Pictured: Fatto A Mano

Beach House Worthing and plenty of drinkers and diners outside of this Worthing venue. A venue renowned for its great burgers and cask ales. Part of our Worthing pubs guide.

Latest additions

Exciting news! We’re thrilled to introduce some fantastic new additions to the Restaurants Brighton guide this month.

Beach House, Worthing offers a relaxed atmosphere with beachfront terrace views of the Pier. It’s been popular for its homemade burgers, vegetarian and vegan options, Free House beers, and cocktails, along with frequently changing menus and live music events.

River Cafe and Bistro, Shoreham, known for its exceptional coffee blends, the café also serves outstanding breakfast, brunch, lunch, and tea items, and plans to offer weekend dinners soon. 

Novellino in Hove offers authentic Italian cuisine. From handmade pasta to wood-fired pizzas, each dish is crafted with passion and served in a charming ambiance.

Honey Cake by Mary offers an unforgettable experience with their iconic Russian honey cake, Medovik, made from premium, natural ingredients and topped with flavoured chocolate ganache.

Apiary, a unique cafe and bar in Brighton, is inspired by bees and honey. It offers quality cocktails, wine, mead, and a honey-infused menu for this one-of-a-kind experience.

Pictured: The terrace at Beach House Worthing

Tom Hamblet chef. Tom will be making a guest appearance at etch restaurant in Hove in July.

one-off 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 new events as Brighton starts to warm up for summer 2024 and one of the big events to look forward to has to be that MasterChef: The Professionals winner Tom Hamblet will be joining as guest chef at etch. from the 30 July – 1 August.

Let our calendar be your go-to guide for the finest food and drink events in Brighton, Hove, and beyond.

Pictured: Tom Hamblet who will be guest chef at etch.

Explore the Restaurants Brighton guide to the finest beer gardens in Brighton, Hove, and Sussex, and start planning your next outing with friends. Whether you prefer city center rooftop gardens or tranquil countryside venues with fire pits, we’ve got you covered. Browse through these exceptional pubs and get ready to enjoy alfresco dining and drinks in style! There is also a round up of our dog friendly and family friendly restaurants. 

Pictured: The Jolly Sportsman

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.

Pictured: E39


This week, our friends at Bohemia are offering an incredible giveaway: a meal for two with one of their expertly crafted cocktails each.

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!

Pictured: The New Inn, Hurstpierpoint

Discover the lush vineyards Sussex has to offer and stay amidst picturesque landscapes, savouring wine from award-winning vineyards that are voted the best in the UK.

Explore unique flavours and delight in stories of dedication with tasting menus and vineyard tours.

Pictured: Leonardslee Wine Estate

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, Italian fine dining, wine tasting or a 2024 BRAVO winner, these restaurants offer a seamless reservation process. Book a table online.

Pictured: Bonsai Plant Kitchen

The best of

There’s a certain magic to dining alfresco on a sunny day, and we’re fortunate to have an abundance of options right here in Brighton, Hove, and Sussex.

From pavement fun at The Dorset while soaking in the lively atmosphere, to discovering hidden nooks at Bonsai Plant Kitchen on Baker Street, or enjoying stunning views of Brighton seafront from the i360, the choices are endless.

Explore all the alfresco restaurants, cafes, and pubs in one convenient place with our Restaurants Brighton guide to eating and drinking.

Pictured: The Dorset

Fresh off the heels of the 2024 BRAVO results, the excitement continues with the unveiling of the top twenty lists. These coveted rankings provide a treasure trove of new venues to explore or beloved classics to revisit. Whether you’re seeking Brighton’s finest pub, top cocktail bar, or best brunch, this year’s awards showcase 18 winning categories across 198 different venues.

Dive into the culinary scene and embark on a gastronomic journey through the best of Brighton and beyond!

Pictured: Ladies Mile, winner of Best Sunday Roast

Life is too short not to discover the 2024 best cocktail bars in Brighton and Hove, especially when planning a special night out. The finest bars 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 for the second consecutive year, plus we have the lowdown on seafront bars, LGBTQ+ bars and our very own guide to Brighton nightlife.

Pictured: Blossoms

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. 

Brighton’s seafood and fish restaurants are renowned for offering a delectable taste of the city’s rich coastal legacy. Whether you’re in the mood for succulent prawns, flaky cod, or plump oysters, you can find a wide selection of options to satisfy your cravings as Brighton’s culinary scene celebrates its rich and abundant maritime heritage.

Pictured: A new dish from the Spring menu at English’s of Brighton. 

Welcome to the Restaurants Brighton guide to the best fish and chips in the city! Whether you’re craving a classic seaside experience or seeking out trendy alfresco hangouts, Brighton has it all. From seafront fish restaurants to shellfish pubs tucked away in deepest Hove, and traditional fish and chip shops lining London Road, you’ll find a diverse range of options to satisfy your cravings for this beloved British dish. 

Pictured: fish and chips beachside at OhSo


At the 2024 BRAVOs (Brighton Restaurant Awards Vote Online) the public voted 72,000 times and here are the results for the best Brighton restaurant accolade.

Terre á Terre was voted the most popular restaurant in Brighton, with Burnt Orange 2nd and Cin Cin 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. 

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), Deco at Saltdean Lido, Pearly Cow (summer), The White Horses Rottingdean (summer) to name a few exciting openings. 

These are the best lunches in Brighton and Hove in 2024 according to this year’s BRAVO awards. Winner of this year’s best lunch is at LOST in the Lanes.

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.