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Early May Bank Holiday Weekend In Brighton

Eat, drink and be merry

Get ready to savour the flavours of the Early May bank holiday weekend in Brighton! With an extra day off, it’s the perfect opportunity to explore the best food and drink offerings in town.

Our comprehensive foodies guide will help you discover all the hidden gems and must-try dishes in Brighton, Hove, and Sussex. So, get your appetite ready and let’s dive in!

orange cocktail on the marble table with the wall coloured in teal background and peach seating

Events and entertainment  

Easter bank holiday gifts us four days 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. 

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. Terms and conditions apply. 

Discover deals on dining

four girls having a toast with their drinks at Donatello Brighton

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!

Savour seaside sensations!

busy terrace at the Ohso social, part of our Brighton Nightlife guide

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!

Brunch on, Brighton-style!

Floor to ceiling window terrace with tables and chairs and people dining.The Victoria Terrace at The Grand Hotel Brighton. A Brighton seafront restaurant


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 August 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!

Plan your trip 

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

photo of the plough inn building take from the meadow, Pubs in Sussex, located in Rottingdean

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 the BRAVO Sussex finest top 20 list

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.