Fish Restaurants in Brighton – Sustainable, fresh and straight on your plate…

Located just a stone’s throw from the sea, Brighton and Hove doesn’t disappoint when it comes to fresh fish and seafood. With many venues sustainably sourcing their produce, there’s a large ardance that your dinner will have be caught and landed just a few hours before you eat it. Here’s our favourite fish and seafood venues in the city.

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GB1 Restaurant

GB1 restaurant is one of Brighton’s most glamorous culinary hot-spots. Located within the iconic Grand Hotel Brighton, GB1 offers delicious, fresh local seafood. Go to GB1 for scallops caught off the coast of Brighton or a fantastic selection of native and rock oysters. Other delicious treats are Beer-battered Sussex haddock and their luxury-laden Sea Bass dish.

Brighton chefs, Alan White from The Grand Hotel restaurant, GB1 - Fish restaurant Brighton

The Salt Room

The menu at The Salt Room focuses on delivering the finest seafood to your table. The restaurant is large and open plan and the fabulous seafront terrace is open from March to October. If you are after something a little different, why not try their seafood inspired afternoon tea!

Salt Room - Fish restaurant Brighton

The Copper Clam

The Copper Clam is new seafood restaurant located in the perfect seafront location along Kings Road Arches. Recently refurbished, the interior is a stylish mix of exposed brick and copper accents, with a large space and private bar upstairs perfect for parties! They source their fish locally and base daily specials on whatever has been landed that morning.
The COpper Clam

The Jetty

The Jetty prides itself on using locally sourced, seasonal and fresh ingredients. Seafood features heavily on the menu, but there are plenty of other options for foodies and vegetarians from the A La Carte and set menus. Combine this with cocktails from the excellent HarBar and you’ve got a perfect night out.

The Jetty Restaurant, Harbour Hotel, HarBAR, Brighton seafront

The Little Fish Market

Brighton’s only 3 AA Rosette restaurant, and most highly rated in the national restaurant awards, The Little Fish Market is a real gem of a venue. Head chef Duncan Ray single handedly handles the kitchen doing so with confidence and an assured touch. This little restaurant is making big waves in Brighton and beyond and is a must for any discerning diner.

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The Urchin

The Urchin craft beer and shellfish pub is a wholly unique concept. Entirely dedicated to shellfish, matched with a range of over 100 craft beers the Urchin is something Brighton has never seen before. Their dishes combine European and Asian influences and utilise the freshest seafood on offer, all this in a traditional back street Hove pub.
Review: A Crafty Take on Shellfish Dining

 Fish restaurant Brighton - The Urchin

Tropical Sushi

If you’re looking for something a bit different then check out Tropical Sushi on Western Road in Hove. Boasting some great fusions between Latin America and Japan cuisine, this is a great option for a different kind of sushi experience.You will find South American favourites such as ceviche and the super-trendy poke bowls across the menu. If you are a Tropical Sushi newbie, try one of their sharing platters to get the full experience and discover your new favourite dish.

tropical sushi hove - Fish restaurant Brighton

The Coal Shed

Nationally recognised and one of Brighton’s leading restaurants, the Coal Shed are renowned for their Josper oven and choice cut steaks. But they are also known for their grilled seafood dishes which include: grilled brill, sea bass, lobster, blackboard fish of the day as well as having a good couple of exquisite fish dishes on their starters menu.

Fish dish at the Coal Shed Brighton - Fish restaurant Brighton

 

Aqua Italian Restaurant

Aqua restaurant in Lewes offers fresh Italian food at affordable prices, using only the best produce and using local suppliers for vegetables and fish. You will be spoilt for choice when choosing from their a la carte menu with dishes such as calamari, lobster and oysters. They offer relaxed and casual dining that is suitable for any occasion.

Calamari at Aqua, Lewes - Best seafood and fish restaurants Brighton

 

West Beach Bar & Restaurant 

The menu at West Beach Bar & Kitchen has been created using Brighton’s vibrant spirit as inspiration. It’s a good spot to enjoy delicious seafood being right on Brighton beach and at the base of the British Airways i-360 tower. You’ll find traditional seaside favourites such as their interpretation of fish & chips with the Crumbed Catch of the Day and Chips, alongside delicious Seafood Buckets & Bubbly. Whether it’s a bite to eat, a sharing platter or a meal to yourself, the seafood & fish offerings will have you ordering before you know it!

Brighton sunset at BAi360 and West Beach Bar & Kitchen

Riddle and Finns

Here they serve only the finest quality fresh seafood, in a relaxed stylish surrounding with friendly and knowledgeable service. They buy almost all their fish and seafood from the market at Hove Lagoon where the fish are caught just off Brighton beach. Think sharing tables, candelabras and very decadent dining.

Oysters on ice at Riddle and Finns, Pre Theatre Dinner Restaurants In Brighton - Fish restaurant Brighton

Chard at Cafe Rust

Pop up restaurant Chard is owned by food lovers Benny, Mae and Ciarán and is one of Brighton’s best kept secrets. With a passion for fine dining the threesome serve refined, flavoursome and stunning dishes to their guests with a menu that changes monthly. Seafood features strongly and depends on what the local fisheries are catching, this month being buttery Gurnard balanced with a punch saffron potatoes and a heady fennel bisque as a main and a starter of sweet cuttlefish with a lemony indulgent alioli. Fish lovers, best keep this one to yourselves!

Fish at Chard Brighton

Agua Dulce

This Andalucian restaurant typifies Spanish cuisines & tapas and has positioned itself as a great authentic Spanish restaurant in Brighton for some time now. Seafood favourites include fresh and grilled fish and seafood in a mariniére sauce – a sharing dish for 2 people.
Agua Dulce Spanish, Restaurant, Brighton

 

Riddle and Finns The Beach

The sister restaurant to the highly acclaimed Riddle & Finns in the Lanes. Think delicious seafood platters, fresh catches of the day, divine sea views, decadent private dining and much more. Unlike the original Lanes restaurant the new beachfront branch does accept reservations. ‘Seafood as it should be’ according to Gordon Ramsey.

outside riddle and finns on the beach

No 32 Duke Street

With a menu entitled ‘FISH & GRILL’, No 32 clearly pride themselves on providing the best quality, locally sourced fish possible. No 32 are clearly making sure they stake a claim on the Brighton seafood landscape with a selection which includes Roast Cod with mussels, baby octopus, Wild Sea Bass, and a Whole Fish of the Day.

32 Duke Street, Restaurant, Bar, Eat Drink, Dance, Christmas, Brighton

The Regency Restaurant

One of Brighton’s oldest and favourite fish restaurants, the Regency have been making locals and tourists happy since the 1930’s. Known for it’s friendly owners and brilliant atmosphere, the Regency is a ‘please all’ restaurant. The locally caught fish dishes are simple but expertly cooked and served.

Regency Fish restaurant, Fish and Chips, Brighton Seafront, Kings Rd - Fish restaurant Brighton

English’s

One of the oldest and longest serving restaurants in Brighton. Cosy and intimate, it is perfect for a quiet exchange of gossip or business and serves the finest local seafood from the Brighton shores. Has spacious terrace and oyster bar and is based in a trio of of former fisherman’s cottages.
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Browns Restaurant

Since 1973 Browns have been serving classic dishes here in Brighton. Look out for their plat du jours which include daily changing specials and a posh surf and turf on a Friday. Other sample fish dishes include king prawn cocktail, pan seared scallops, lobster tagliatelle and crab & king prawn crab linguine. Enquire about their lobster night!

Scallops at Browns Restaurant Brighton - Fish restaurant Brighton