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Not Just for Visitors. The Boutique Hotels Brighton Guide 

Brighton set the standard for boutique hotels back in the 90s, offering quirky, themed escapes and unique weekend getaways by the sea. Pioneers like Hotel Pelirocco and Blanche House led the way, followed by favourites such as Hotel Du Vin, Drakes of Brighton, Hotel Una, and Malmaison on Brighton Marina. Brighton’s boutique hotels have always had a home in this amazing city by the sea and we’d like to show you more. 

Food Destinations and Stylish Settings

These stunning establishments are not just for overnight guests; they’re bonafide food destinations for locals and tourists alike. Enjoy Sunday lunch in grandeur or weekend cocktails at their stylish bars. Treat them as your own local gems, and you won’t be disappointed!

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Discover Malmaison on Brighton Marina 

Discover the Malmaison Bar & Grill, spectacularly positioned in Brighton’s bustling marina and open to all for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This Brighton boutique hotel has a jaw-dropping terrace, the largest in Brighton, offering unparalleled sea views. But the vistas are just the beginning.

Indulge in their sensational food and drink, perfect for those looking to escape the city centre for a while. Known for contemporary dining and signature cocktails, they serve up classic and seasonal dishes with a bold Asian twist.

With a menu crafted around prime grass-fed British beef, mouth-watering steaks, and irresistible sides, every bite is a delight. Their renowned Afternoon Teas and Cocktail Making Parties make Malmaison Bar & Grill a must-visit for any occasion, all year round. Highlights are as follows. 

Hotel Du Vin | Boutique Hotels Brighton

Hotel Du Vin is one of the first Brighton boutique hotels, located in the Brighton’s historic Lanes. It’s not just a luxurious place to stay—it’s a daily destination for the finest wines and delectable dishes, open to both overnight guests and locals. Located on charming Ship Street, you’ll discover an intimate Brighton bar serving wine, beer, cocktails, and coffee. Step into the Bistro, and you’ll feel transported to an elegant yet relaxed Parisian eatery, perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Despite its historic exterior, the hotel’s interior brims with modern delights. Within the mock Tudor walls lie stunning spaces for weddings, private dining, meetings, events, and wine tasting dinners. Hotel Du Vin Brighton truly has it all. True to its name—Hotel of Wine—this venue’s deep connection to wine is evident in every detail, from the well-stocked cellar to rooms named after wine producers. 

While wine is their specialty, their gorgeous cocktails are another compelling reason to visit. Choose from a carefully crafted selection of Classic, Signature, Spritz, and Champagne Cocktails, many featuring wine. Whether you’re in the mood for a celebratory Bellini Royale, a summery Pina Colada, or a slow-sipping Side Car, Hotel Du Vin offers the perfect experience for any occasion. Highlights include: 

  • Sunday Roasts
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Wine Tasting and Cocktail Classes
  • Cocktails
  • Great for Groups or Parties
  • Free parking 
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Dining at Dilsk and Drakes of Brighton

Dilsk, the dazzling newcomer at the exquisite Drakes of Brighton, has already set the city’s culinary scene ablaze. Offering a modern British tasting menu, Dilsk redefines high-end fine dining with impeccable attention to detail and masterful culinary flair. Expect a flavour-led journey where progressive cooking techniques elevate every dish to an art form. Quality reigns supreme, with the finest Sussex produce, elegantly presented dishes, and an extraordinary selection of handpicked international wines. Tom and Maddi, your exceptional hosts, ensure every element is meticulously considered and brilliantly executed, making Dilsk a sensational dining destination at this Brighton boutique hotel and one you simply must visit.