A taste of the USA in Brighton and Hove

A selection of American-style venues across Brighton and Hove. Including authentic 1950’s style diners, burger joints, LA inspired coffee houses and venues specialising in the art of smoking meats. Oh and don’t forget American-style fluffy pancakes!

Lucky Beach Burger
Burgers at Lucky Beach

Lucky Beach

The best way we can think to describe the Lucky Beach menu style is almost Californian, plenty of fresh flavours and healthy options for those who don’t fancy a heavy lunch. When the sun shines it’s possibly the best place to be hanging out at in the city. It may not be Miami Beach, but we reckon it’s the next best option – especially as there’s a watersports rental next door!

cheese, fries, evening review, Lucky Beach, Brighton restaurant

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New Club Diner

LA indie style coffee house meets New York bar and diner. The food is of superb local quality and the décor and atmosphere cool, stylish and relaxed. If what you need is a big meaty burger, this is definitely a good choice. Although they feature a range of other dishes in their menu, their ‘Dirty Burger’ is fast becoming legendary as one of the best in Brighton.

Food at The New Club Brighton


Tide fills a gap in the Brighton seafood repertoire by providing us the pure joy that is Southern American street food. Drawing from the harvest of the south coast and Southern American flavours. Tide is a food fiesta best enjoyed kicking back with good company. A little bit messy, ever so moreish, this is quality food bursting with flavour. Currently available Friday and Saturdays via Urber Eats or Click and Collect. Tide is brought to us by the fine folk of Lost in the Lanes for takeaway only.

Mixed seafood platter

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The Slow + Low Smokehouse

Slow + Low has brought the full-bodied flavours of the smokehouse. As a starting point, think Southern American cuisine made gourmet by the finest Sussex produce. The team behind Slow + Low are Emily and David Pearse, who previously ran the kitchen at the Cloakroom and brought to much acclaim The Shepherd and Dog pub in Fulking. Here they continue to blend local, sustainable and seasonal produce with big smokehouse flavour and the outcome is delicious, “Don’t believe us go ask the dishes”

Slow + Low menu

Breakfast Club

London’s successful Breakfast Club dining experience has ventured into Brighton’s Lanes after much anticipation. The Breakfast Club have brought a bit of Miami Vice and Art Deco to Brighton. Painted bright yellow with baby blue seats outside, it’s hard to miss! With an extensive menu featuring American dishes such as Beef Chilli, Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Pulled Pork it is definitely the place to be if you’re hungry! 

Trio of burgers at The Breakfast Club


‘A slice of American heaven by the seaside.’ Smokey’s vision is inspired by the best of classic roadside cuisine from the heart of the States with a pinch of spice from the Southern border. The brunch menu is available until 2pm Monday to Thursday and 4pm the rest of the days. Benedict’s, pancakes, grills, chowders, ribs, wings and more. Not for the faint hearted! 

Ribs, Sunday lunch

Coast to Coast

East to West coast American style dining, Coast to Coast is a great place for lunch or dinner when you want a proper feed. Authentically American, it serves quality American dishes in the American way. So think the friendliest of servers, the biggest of burgers and the dirtiest of martinis. Dishes range from New York to San Fran’ so there’s something for everyone’s tastes. 

American restaurant, Coast to Coast, Brighton Mar

Bar-B-Q Shack at the Worlds End Pub

The Worlds End pub houses the renowned Bar-B-Q Shack famed for some of the best Texan Ribs around. Award winning chef, John Hargate spent some time in Texas where he perfected the skill of proper ‘dirty’ Texas Barbeque. Luckily for Brighton, he came back and decided to share this skill. The ribs are smoked nearby then properly basted in John’s homemade sticky sauce, Texas style. Be prepared to go through  lot of napkins! 

JB’s American Diner

‘JB’s American diner is one of those unique Brighton eccentricities.’ Situated in a great location overlooking Brighton pier and the iconic seafront, JB’s is a great place to come for a Burger and a shake after a seaside stroll. Complete with the obligatory 50’s jukebox blaring out your favourite rock and roll tunes. Enjoy the 1950’s memorabilia too whilst you work your way through the delicious and surprisingly fresh and healthy American menu. 

JBS Diner, Brighton Seafront