Eat • Vote • Win

Voting is now closed. Winners will be announced March 30th.

BRAVO stands for Brighton Restaurant Awards Vote Online and they are the only entirely publicly generated food and drink awards in the city.

Here are this year’s 16 categories.

Vote for Best Restaurant

This is the biggie; Brighton’s Best Restaurant, by popular vote, is the place you can’t get enough of and that delivers on every level, every time. 

Sponsored by Woods Food Service.

Vote for Sussex Finest

Go exploring greater Sussex and tell us about what you find. The Sussex Finest award goes to the pub, restaurant or cafe that is the essence of Sussex and showcases the best of the counties produce, scenery and hospitality. 

Sponsored by The Great British Charcuterie

Vote for Best Brunch

Brunch is the meal that’s also a party, Best Brunch goes to the venue that’s serving heaps of social vibes alongside the yummiest hashes, pancake stacks, burgers or full English, and possibly some free-flowing mimosas or bloody Marys. 

Sponsored by Fleurets.

Vote for Plant Champions

These venues don’t need to be exclusively plant-based, but they do need to elevate vegetarian and vegan food to the next level. Brighton is verdant with choice, so think outside the veg box on this one. 

Sponsored by Veeg

Vote for Best Cocktails

Every cocktail is a statement about its drinker; long and fruity, strong and punchy, classic or modern. Make a statement – tell us who does it best.

Sponsored by Brighton Gin

Vote for Best 'Local'

Long live the local! Praise your publicans and toast your pub chefs. We’re looking for your go-to mix of good food, beer and cheer. 

Sponsored by Cardens Accountants

Vote for Best For the Family

Where do you go to feed your brood? We’re looking for quality eateries that thoughtfully caters to all ages and serves you value for money too.

Sponsored by OxFest

Vote for Best Team

The team behind the dining can make or break your experience. So, If they harmonise together like birds of a feather, let them know that they’re Brighton’s dream team.

Sponsored by Restaurants Brighton Jobs

Vote for Best Cafe

Which cafes in Brighton are buzzing like an over-caffeinated freelancer on a deadline? Tell us! Tell us! Tell us! Tell us! Tell us!

Sponsored by Urban Foodservice

Vote for Best Afternoon Tea

Who can resist tiers of tiny sandwiches, cakes and scones with a lovely pot of tea or a glass of bubbles? The answer is very few people. Now for the tricky question – where serves the best? 

Sponsored by Simply Business Finance

Vote for Best Roast

You’ve got six Sunday’s during the BRAVOs to gather your gang, research and investigate where serves the crispiest roasties, the richest gravy, the largest Yorkie and most show stoping main event. Loosen those trousers and get researching. 

Sponsored by Paper Round

Vote for Best Wine List

Swill, sniff and quaff, for Best Wine List we’re looking for quality and variety of wines at a good price point that’s also accessible. Vote for a pub, bar or restaurant that’s really popping your cork.

Sponsored by Harp Wines & Spirits

Vote for Best International Cuisine

Where’s serving the best most authentic taste of foreign lands? We want to know the venues whose food transports you to fond holiday memories or distant tastes of home. 

Sponsored by Visit Brighton

Vote for Sustainable Eats

Give a BRAVO to the venue that’s doing more for tomorrow, who’s sourcing responsibly, reducing their waste, thinking creatively, and promoting better choices?

Sponsored by Harvey’s Brewery

Vote for Eat Well for Less

This is the BRAVO for good food that’s affordable, this vote goes out to the eateries who are smart with their overheads and pass the savings onto you.

Sponsored by The Brighton and Hove Food Partnership

Vote for Good To Go

In this category, we’re looking for the working week lunch box that you love, the sandwich that saves your bacon and the takeaway that delivers a restaurant to your door.

Sponsored by Face Media Group

After a staggering 29,874 votes, here are your winners and top 20 in each of the 16 categories for the 2019 BRAVO awards.

After a staggering 24,052 votes, here are your winners and top 20 in each of the 16 categories for the 2018 BRAVO awards.

Voting is now open! Cast your votes in this year’s BRAVOs

See all 2019 BRAVO Winners

See all 2018 BRAVO Winners

All your favourite Brighton Restaurants all in one place

The Brighton Restaurant Awards have been drawn together as a fun and fair way for the Brighton and Sussex public to support their favourite venues.

In 2019 28,874 votes were cast as members of the public gave BRAVOs to over 450 Sussex-wide venues and across 16 categories, establishing the competition as a central part of the local food and drink events calendar.

The BRAVOs (which stand for Brighton Restaurant Awards Vote Online) is the only entirely publicly generated food and drink awards in the city, giving the public a chance to shout out about their favourite venues.

The awards provide a level playing field with small, out of the city centre venues just as likely to scoop up a trophy as celebrity chefs or Sussex-wide brands.

New Brighton Restaurant Categories in 2020

2020 sees new categories in the BRAVOs in direct response to the ever-changing food scene. New this year is Best Team and Good to Go. 

At the close of the BRAVOs it won’t just be venues winning, every member of the public who votes has the opportunity to win prizes up to £200, and every vote counts so the more a person votes, the more chance they have of winning.

Throughout the BRAVOs prizes for voting will be given away via online competitions. Prizes from sponsors in 2020 include gin from Brighton Gin and charcuterie hampers from The Great British Charcuterie, amongst others.

Having a robust online presence is key to business success, and the BRAVOs are pivotal in helping restaurants, cafes and bars get noticed online and through social media. The team behind the BRAVOs are excited to announce the new look BRAVO website will be slicker and more fun to use than ever before, ensuring more members of the public will get involved.