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Brighton Fringe Festival 2024

May 3rd to June 2nd

The Brighton Fringe Food and Drink Guide 2024

Get ready for a whirlwind of culture and excitement as Brighton bursts into life with the Brighton Fringe Festival from May 3rd to June 2nd, 2024. With over 700 events to choose from this year it’s the perfect kickoff to what promises to be a vibrant summer filled with fun, sunshine, and entertainment for all.

For the high-brow culture vultures, aspiring aesthetes and those on thespian pursuit the Brighton Fringe is a real feast. It also provides us with a wealth of opportunity for socialising, dining and drinking across the plethora of good Brighton restaurants and bars we have across the city. 

Use our Festival Brighton Food and Drink Guide to ensure you’re making the most of the culinary delights on offer and make sure you make the most of May. 

over head shot if the brown table at Bonsai Plant Kitchen laid out with vegan small plates and cocktails. Vegan restaurant located on Baker Street off London Road

Brighton Fringe | Pre Show 

Start your evening with some quality pre-theatre dining. Book now to reserve those pre-show seats and get ready for the main event. You may also wish to check out our best restaurants in Brighton top twenty for inspiration.

If you’ve blown your budget on some must have tickets there’s no need to ruin the show with a grumbling belly, check out this year’s BRAVO Eat Well For Less winners, for pocket-friendly, quality meals. For matinee meals, our Lunchtime guide is full of satisfying stomach fillers.

Pictured: The award winning Bonsai Plant Kitchen

Brighton Fringe | Post show

As Brighton Fringe crowds spill out of theatres and tents there is a general air of wanting more after their events! We have prepared an excellent selection of cocktail bars for you to sample, with mixology flare to rival any acrobat and as fruity a punch as the most sensational of cabarets. For an award winning cocktail fix, check out the BRAVO Best Cocktail top 20 winners too.

Pictured: Bar Valentino

interior at the bar Valentino in Brighton, red sofas and red walls with variety of paintings on it
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Brighton pubs

Cocktails not your thing? Then head to one of Brighton’s amazing pubs or bars to dissect your evening’s viewing over a pint. During the Brighton Festival and Fringe, many bars turn additional space into makeshift theatres for aspiring comedians, musicians and performers, so who knows where your night might lead you. 
Pictured: The Cricketers on Black Lion Street

147 venues at this year’s Brighton Fringe 

With a plethora of venues to choose from this year, your food and drink options span far and wide across the city. Whether you’re in Kemptown at Arcobaleno or in Brighton Square at Blossoms, you can curate some delectable social events and revel in the fusion of food and culture at this year’s Brighton Fringe Festival.

Pictured: Arcobaleno in Kemptown

two perfomers on stage one wears a sparkly waistcoat and top hat, the other a corseted light coloured dress. In front of them is the silhouette of an audience

Explore The Lanes

For those coming to the city specifically to take in the Brighton Fringe Festival, the Lanes and North Laine can be as intriguingly complex as the plot to a good murder mystery play. Avoid spots where the cook killed lunch and the waiter most definitely didn’t do it, with our insider guides to both areas.

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The best restaurant in Brighton in 2024. Team Terre a Terre celebrate their first placed finish in the Brighton Restaurant Awards 2024. All the team are cheering outside their brightly coloured venue on little East Street in Brighton. The public decided this vote and gave the title of best restaurant to this venue which has been around some 30+ years.

Award Winning Venues

There are show stoppers and then there are show stoppers. If you’re looking to really make a night of it, be it to impress or celebrate, then the meal before or after can make or break. With our BRAVO Best Restaurant 2024 winners, your only worry might be the meal stealing centre stage (but that’s not really too much of a worry). For Nationally recognised restaurants, those with Michelin stars and AA awards check these superstars out too.

Pictured: Terre à Terre, winner of best restaurant 2024. 

Food On the go 

“I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date” 

With a calendar chock-a-block with Brighton Fringe shows, you may find that there simply isn’t time for a sit down feast in between each act. See our picks for the best takeaways around to help you find where to grab the top “to go” nosh in town.

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Blossoms Cocktail Bar located in Dolphin Square in central Brighton. Pictured a vibrant and lively interior with brightly coloured stools, flowers and customers enjoying their cocktail experience. Blossoms is featured on the Restaurants Brighton guide.

Food-Focused Events at Brighton Fringe

During this year’s Brighton Fringe, you’ll be presented with all the weird and wonderful things from the industry and that includes shows about food. Naturally, this makes the foodie’s ears prick up and ask “where can we find such things?” 

We have listed all the food-themed events on show this Fringe here on our events and entertainment pages. Be forewarned it will make you hungry!

Pictured:  Blossoms Cocktail Bar on Brighton Square. 

Food Special Offers

Here are some impressive food and drink specials for this month! With such a variety, there’s something to please every palate and there are plenty more where these came from:

– Enjoy a whopping 50% off at Rockwater.
– Dive into the Sunday Sessions at Furna 
– Score up to 60% off at Purezza.
– Don’t miss out on the Wednesday Deal at Social Board. (Pictured)

Explore all of this month’s food and drink offers and treat yourself to some well deserved savings. 

Become a Brighton Fringe member

As we’re sure you can imagine It takes a lot to deliver England’s largest arts festival every year, and they don’t receive regular public funding. As Fringe is a registered charity one way you can support them is by becoming a member of Friends of Brighton Fringe today.

There are plenty of perks to becoming a Friend of Brighton Fringe: 

  • Priority booking
  • 2-for-1 ticket offers on participating shows
  • Discounts at Brighton & Hove’s best local businesses

To find out more, head here.

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