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The Late May Bank Holiday Weekend In Brighton

Eat, drink and be merry

Hooray its Bank Holiday in Brighton! – May 27th 2024

Get set to indulge in the delectable delights of the late May bank holiday weekend in Brighton! With an extra day to spare, why not make the most of it by exploring the tantalising food and drink scene across Brighton, Hove, and Sussex?

Our comprehensive foodies guide is here to be your ultimate companion, unveiling all the places the locals frequent and must-try dishes waiting to be savoured. From charming cafes in The Lanes to chic bistros in the North Laine and everything in between, there’s no shortage of culinary wonders to discover.

So, get ready to shake up your taste buds and embark on a mouth-watering adventure through the vibrant flavours of Brighton, Hove and Sussex. 

Best Cocktails in Brighton 2024 - Permit Room Brighton - Permit Room team celebrating and holding BRAVO trophy. A brightly dressed team standing and cheering in front of their brightly coloured facade.

Events and entertainment  

The May bank holiday weekend allows us to revel in riches our cities food and events scene. So make sure you celebrate it in style and make the most of the foodie fun with our guide to what’s on the events and entertainment menu over the long weekend. 

Pictured – The Permit Rooms won best cocktail venue at the 2024 BRAVO Awards.

Plan bank holiday events

Food and Drink Offers

Let your taste buds be happy and your wallet even happier. Indulge in our delicious food and drink deals this month and treat yourself without breaking the bank. But don’t wait too long, these tempting deals won’t stick around forever.

Discover deals on diningTerms and conditions apply. 

four girls having a toast with their drinks at Donatello Brighton

Visit Hove

Hove boasts fantastic dining destinations, from charming Hove cafes to refined Michelin-featured restaurants. Whether you’re craving authentic Italian cuisine in Cin Cin, indulgent brunches, or innovative new dining experiences, Hove has something to satisfy every palate.

Explore our curated selection of top-rated eateries and discover the new hotspots waiting to be explored this bank holiday weekend. Whether you’re seeking a leisurely brunch spot at the award winning Oeuf, seafront serenity at Rockwater, or an Argentinian steak experience at LatinoAmerica.

Pictured: Jo and Co in Hove

Beside the seaside 

Oh, how we adore being beside the seaside – especially when the weather is wonderfully welcoming! Prepare to feast, sip, and be beachy-blissed beside the sea. Behold, our handpicked selection of shore-side restaurants and beach bars that will have you diddly-om pom-poming with the merriest of beachgoers!

Pictured – OhSo Brighton on the seafront. 

Savour seaside sensations!

Brunch Bonanza in Brighton!

Brunch, the glorious meal straddling breakfast and lunch, has become a celebrated sensation, and the hype is real! Join the party with bottomless brunches – sip on Prosecco and bloody Mary’s to your heart’s delight. Prefer a leisurely weekend treat? Pair it with fresh coffee and people watching. Whichever tickles your taste buds, we’ve got you covered! Check out our handpicked local cafes offering an array of banging brunches, fantastic plant-based options, and the crème de la crème – the top 20 winners of BRAVO’s best brunch. Get ready to feast like never before!

Pictured – Starfish and Coffee, winner of the 2024 best cafe

Brunch on, Brighton-style!


Stay and dine in vibrant Brighton, Hove, and Sussex! Whether you’re local or visiting, we’ve curated a list of top-notch venues perfect for staycations or getaways. Enjoy the best of this May bank holiday with superb dining options. Treat yourself and your family to an unforgettable experience by the beautiful seaside. Feast, relax, and make the most of your weekend getaway!

Pictured – The Jolly Sportsman in East Chiltington. 

Plan your trip 

The Best of the Best This Bank Holiday

Get ready for the ultimate bank holiday adventure in Brighton with our curated list of this year’s BRAVO Award winners! From the best vegan food and top-notch coffee spots to the ultimate pub and brunch destinations, we’ve compiled all the top 20 winners in one convenient place. Whether you’re a foodie looking to explore the city’s culinary scene or simply seeking some inspiration for your bank holiday plans, our list has got you covered. So grab your friends and embark on a delicious journey through Brighton’s finest establishments, guaranteed to satisfy your cravings and delight your taste buds!

Pictured –  Winner of best vegan food in 2024, Bonsai Plant Kitchen

The Farm Tavern wooden tabled filled with Sunday lunch dishes including Sunday roast, British pie, wine and beer

Brighton’s Irresistible Sunday Roasts

Indulge in the mouthwatering delight of a sumptuous Sunday roast this bank holiday. Use the BRAVO top 20 winners of best roasts in Brighton. If you can’t find your favourite then see our top picks for local venues who offer a great Sunday roast. If you’re craving a plant-based plate, then here’s our cheat sheet of venues that offer the best vegan roasts around. 

Book a Sunday roast

Seating towards the rear of the venue at Terra restaurant at Tottington Manor Hotel.

visit Sussex 

Sussex has a wealth of restaurants and bars that offer more space to stretch out and room to breathe. While the inevitable influx of Brighton bank holiday day-trippers is great for the city, it gives locals the chance to go exploring. Use our guide to country walks in Sussex to get in some exercise as well as a few pints in quintessential country pubs. Check out our picks of the best restaurants in Sussex including Michelin and AA awarded eateries. And visit some foodie Sussex country pubs with luscious grassy gardens and spectacular vistas. Or, for a quick roadmap of where’s hot in Sussex head to our best Sussex pubs and best Sussex restaurants guide.

Pictured: Terra restaurant at Tottington Manor who were placed among the best restaurants in Sussex.

Visit Sussex 


Brighton is a massive playground whatever your age, it’s a draw for the whole family. When it comes to eating you’re also spoiled for choice. There’s a world selection of flavours all catering for small persons in Brighton. So if you’re looking to introduce the kids to fine dining, need a pit stop for a child that’s growing up green or want to take their palate on a world tour, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for in our pick of the best family-friendly restaurants in Brighton and Hove. Or go by the people’s choice and use the BRAVO top 20 Family Restaurants to plan your broods outing around town.
Leonardslee Gardens
Mannings Heath Sussex Wine Estate, Meet the wine maker, Becs and Hannah visit this Sussex vineyard

Discover Sussex Wine

Sussex boasts some of the most breathtaking and esteemed vineyards in the country so there is never a better time to discover Sussex wine. The English wine-making scene is thriving, garnering international attention. While Sussex sparkling wine has long been renowned, local vineyards are now expanding their horizons to craft exceptional still Sussex wines as well.

Craft your ideal bank holiday weekend with a visit to the enchanting Sussex vineyards. Immerse yourself in captivating wine tasting tours, meet the talented winemakers, relish exquisite vineyard restaurants, and revel in the luxurious accommodations on offer. Your weekend getaway promises a delightful blend of wine, gastronomy, and relaxation.