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Brunch aficionados, rejoice! In Brighton, 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.

frumpets with bacon served on the white plate at Oeuf cafe in Brighton

Prepare yourself with a culinary checklist for the late May bank holiday weekend in Brighton! With an extra day to spare, why not embark on a journey of discovery through the diverse food and drink offerings in Brighton, Hove, and Sussex?

Try our special offers page for inspiration, have a look at which restaurants are new in Brighton this year or perhaps browse through all the winners at this year’s Brighton Restaurant Awards

Pictured: OhSo Brighton

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!

See all this month’s offers. 

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: Smorl’s at Brighton Open Market

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

Dragon art work on the wall at Bonsai Plant Kitchen. Vegan restaurants Brighton.
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New THIS Month

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

With a huge welcome to E39 restaurant in Hove, where Italian influences reign supreme in this gorgeous Mediterranean restaurant in Hove. Staying in Hove we have the newly opened Tapestry, a new neighbourhood bar serving small plates and cocktails. Also we have the incredible Terra restaurant at Tottington Manor which is dedicated to celebrating the bounty of Sussex produce.

Pictured: the award winning and plant based Bonsai Plant Kitchen on Baker Street, inspired by the flavours of South East Asia

Tom Hamblet chef. Tom will be making a guest appearance at etch restaurant in Hove in July.
BRIGHTON RESTAURANTS FOOD AND DRINK

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

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?

Pictured: Terre à Terre

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, Deco at Saltdean Lido, The Whitehorses Rottingdean and did you know the Blue Man is back in the North Laine

Pictured: Deco at Saltdean Lido

WIN WITH RESTAURANTS BRIGHTON

This week, our friends at The Roundhill Pub are giving away a two-course meal for two with a bottle of bubbly! Enjoy plant-based delights like Korean Cauliflower, Hoisin ‘Ribs’ or the classic Roundhill Burger. To finish, try a mouthwatering dessert like Sticky Toffee Pudding with miso caramel sauce.

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. 

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.

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

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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.

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!

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.

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. 

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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.