Hotel Restaurants in Brighton

Historically many of the world’s best restaurants were situated in hotels. These luxurious establishments were the epitome of style and elegance, with opulent dining rooms situated within the grandest buildings in the land. Hotels have long been the social and cultural centres of the cities they occupy, but the advent of budget hotels and growth of independent restaurants has changed this. Many of the country’s best restaurants are still situated in hotels, or have become hotels themselves with the addition of rooms, and this is certainly true of Brighton. The city’s reputation as a holiday destination has meant that there are plenty of hotels in the city, many of which are also superb places to eat and drink. This is the Restaurants Brighton guide to the best hotel restaurants in Brighton and Hove.

The Grand Hotel Brighton

GB1 at The Grand

If you are looking for a spot of luxury and a return to the opulence of the past, GB1 at The Grand hotel is the place for you. The Grand is one of Brighton’s most iconic buildings, a stunning example of the Italian influence on Victorian architecture, and sits proudly on the city’s iconic seafront. The GB1 restaurant is a stylish and elegant venue that focusses mainly on seafood and British classics. The 2 AA rosette restaurant is headed up by executive chef Alan White, who places freshness and seasonality at the centre of his operation. The contemporary styling of the venue is sensitive to the heritage of the hotel, with touches of regency elegance throughout. This is true of the food, which takes traditional dishes and brings them bang up to date with contemporary flourishes and techniques. Featuring a variety of menus, including afternoon tea and Sunday lunch, GB1 is the connoisseur’s choice for any occasion.

Alan White Executive Chef - Grand Hotel Brighton

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The Chilli Pickle & Merkaba at My Hotel

The Chilli Pickle may not immediately spring to mind as a hotel restaurant, but its link to My Hotel and the Merkaba cocktail bar make it a modern take on a hotel restaurant. Independent from the hotel, but situated within the same site, The Chilli Pickle is an award winning Indian restaurant that puts a modern twist on the cuisine of the Indian subcontinent. The 2 AA rosette and bib gourmand awarded restaurant, has been recognised nationally for their exciting and innovative take on Indian cookery, and regularly feature in local food awards across the board. Merkaba cocktail bar are similarly placed within the My Hotel complex, yet operate as an independent business. Their superb cocktails are the ideal start to any meal or for a post dinner pick me up. This triumvirate of superb venues is a very modern take on the hotel dining experience and fits Brighton’s independent spirit perfectly.

The Chilli Pickle Restaurant

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Hotel Du Vin

Hotel Du Vin are a nationwide brand with a fantastic reputation for quality and service that is second to none. Each venue has its own character that fits within the city they occupy, and the Brighton hotel is true to this theme. Brighton’s Hotel Du Vin is situated just off the seafront and offers a perfect central location to explore the city’s lanes. The restaurant has a distinctly French feel, with many classics represented across the range of brunch, lunch and dinner choices. Choose to eat in the modern dining room or al fresco in the enclosed central courtyard. The bistro style menu changes with the seasons, and the in-house sommelier can assist you in making the perfect wine pairing. Their relaxed bar area is ideal for a pre-dinner cocktail, and their expert mixologists can create any drink you may desire. Hotel Du Vin is an unpretentious and rewarding dining experience that is suitable for any occasion and budget thanks to their à la carte and prix fixe menu options.

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Chez Mal at Malmaison Hotel

For somewhere a little less hectic why not head down to Chez Mal restaurant within the Malmaison Hotel at Brighton Marina. Offering beautiful views of Brighton marina and beyond, Chez Mal is a modern and stylish restaurant that offers diners a modern European dining experience away from the buzz of central Brighton. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner you can always rely on Chez Mal to deliver a fantastic dining experience no matter the time of day. Recently refurbished to a high standard, the large dining room has been cleverly divided into an intimate and stylish space. The outside terrace is one of the best places to be during the summer months and those bright winter days when the heaters are on. The food takes French and British dishes and mixes them with Asian and American influences to create an innovative and memorable dining experience.

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The Jetty at The Harbour Hotel

Situated in The Harbour Hotel on Brighton’s seafront, The Jetty is the newest hotel restaurant to open its doors. The restaurant occupies half of the ground floor level of Brighton’s newest luxury hotel, with the other half given over to a superb bar area. The Jetty celebrates Brighton’s proximity to the sea, with a menu that features many of the fruits of the sea. Their a la carte and set menus are accompanied by a vegetarian and vegan menu, catering for all dining choices. Their wine list is extensive, ranging from affordable house wines right through to cult and classic vintages. Dining at The Jetty is a memorable experience, and with such a varied and extensive menu it is one that everyone can enjoy.

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Restaurant at Drakes

The aptly named Restaurant at Drakes, is a superb restaurant situated in one of Brighton’s most luxurious boutique hotels. Drakes hotel has long been a favourite for those seeking a slice of Brighton style with an elegant and opulent feel. The multi award-winning restaurant has been a mainstay of Brighton’s dining scene for some time, and doesn’t look like relinquishing its position in the city’s top eateries. Head Chef Andy Vitez utilises the finest seasonal produce to create sensational dishes that fuse traditional flavours with modern and innovative techniques and combinations. The restaurant is open for breakfast through to dinner, giving diners plenty of options when it comes to choosing a menu, and the extensive wine list offers a wealth of options to match your meal with. Drakes is a stylish and elegant dining experience that should feature on any food lovers ‘must visit’ list.

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Steak on Sea at the Old Ship Hotel

Steak on Sea is the newly refurbished restaurant located in The Old Ship Hotel, one of Brighton’s oldest buildings which is steeped in fascinating history. The restaurant opens onto King’s Road just opposite the seafront, and has a fantastic view on a sunny day overlooking the bustle of the Pier. The menu is centred around British and European classics, including an emphasis on locally sourced fish and of course, steak! Make sure to ask the staff about the famous cellars, which were used by smugglers for a quick escape underground! They have now been decorated and provide an extremely atmospheric private dining area.

Private dining in the wine cellar at Steak on Sea

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Wingrove House (Alfriston)

Wingrove House is a stunning 19th century Colonial-style country house set in the historical Sussex village of Alfriston. The restaurant serves modern British food and is open daily for lunches, dinner, and Sunday lunch. The restaurant has a bright and spacious feel with beautiful views over the outdoor terrace, gardens and village church on the Tye. Working with local suppliers and where possible organic produce, the menu reflects a love of fresh and seasonal ingredients.

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The Set at The Artist Residence

A truly boutique hotel, The Artists Residence is one of the coolest spots to stay in the city. This individuality and artistic spirit extends into their restaurant, with The Set being one of the most interesting and experimental dining experiences in Brighton and Hove. Head chef Dan Kenny has created a restaurant that gives diners an experience like no other. Evening serving takes the form of set menus, hence the name, with three options available depending on your price point. The Set café serves an informal brunch and lunch service, with interesting takes on dishes that excite the senses. Menus utilise local ingredients and evolve with the seasons for a truly British take on fine dining. The restaurant features regularly in local and national awards and has firmly established itself at the forefront of Brighton’s food revolution. Photo credit: The Set Facebook

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New Steine Bistro at New Steine Hotel

New Steine hotel is a boutique hotel situated in Brighton’s bohemian Kemptown area. The hotel is just a short walk from all the main attractions, and their restaurant offers diners a relaxed and informal dining experience. The quirky restaurant is centred around a classic French bistro style, with homemade dishes that celebrate the quality of the produce used. The a la carte menu is awash with comforting dishes that have been created with attention to detail and a flourish of artistic styling. An affordable and charming restaurant that prides itself on the quality of its food and service. The New Steine bistro is a hidden gem in Brighton’s expanding restaurant scene.

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Odd Socks at Jurys Inn

Featuring contemporary interiors, Oddsocks Bar & Kitchen is set to reflect the eccentricity of Brighton with an eclectic mix of convenience and quirkiness, comfort and charm. Oddsocks Bar & Kitchen is an exciting new dining experience at Jurys Inn Brighton. The food offering includes a ‘light and late breakfast’ menu between the hours of 7am-12pm, a tasty range of bar snacks from under £5, right the way through to tasty light bites, sharing platters, ‘Deli and Dough’ sandwiches and wholesome salad bowls. The menu also features a range of traditional main course options including their signature Rotisserie Chicken dish and many other British classics. Photo credit: Oddsocks Facebook

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The Ginger Pig

Not so much a hotel restaurant as a restaurant that has become a hotel we come to The Ginger Pig. Hove’s Ginger Pig has been a mainstay of Brighton’s dining scene, regularly having been voted one of the best dining experiences in the city. In 2017 they added rooms to the upstairs space, creating one of the tastiest places to sleep in the city. The gastro pub style eatery takes French influences to create modern European dishes that are some of the best in the city. The relaxed and informal style makes for a pleasant and enjoyable dining experience, and the friendly and attentive staff are on hand to assist you throughout your meal. The superbly stocked bar and extensive wine list ensure that you have everything you need to enjoy your stay, even if you don’t fancy venturing too far from your bed. Photo credit: The Ginger Pig Facebook

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