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Brighton Restaurant Igloos

The Brighton igloos at Coppa Club in Brighton Square, really are a special delight. Each winter they have a different theme and for winter 2022/23 it’s ‘Under the Twinkling Sky’. The igloos provide a stylish and cosy refuge from the winter elements, decked with autumnal colours, soft blankets and twinkling lights. There’s a seasonal menu fit for festive gatherings and a unique cocktail menu in collaboration with Diago Bar Academy. Drink in delights such as rhubarb and strawberry martini, and campfire hot chocolate.

OhSo has always been more of outdoor space, sitting bang on Brighton beach, so igloos are a welcome addition, especially on those bright but not so warm days. This is a spot where you can enjoy all-day panoramic sea views between the two piers with table service for you and up to nine of your friends and family. For food, OhSo is open every day serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Nothing pairs better with the exclusive sense of being seen in your bubble than cocktails and OhSo have a superb selection to choose from. 

Parties of six or more have exclusive use of a Brighton igloo. If you’re in a smaller group you may need to share your igloo, but that’s always been the OhSo social way, and many a friendship has begun that way!

Technically these aren’t igloos but they’re so darn cute we had to include them. The Sportsman Pub in Goddards Green has surrounded itself with a curious collection of dining shepherd huts. They look somewhere between an upturned fishing boat and a Hobbit house. Think glamping but for dinner, with you and yours enjoying these rustic little huts, Sussex countryside views and a locally-sourced classic menu. 

The shepherd huts can accommodate up to 10 guests for brunch, lunch or dinner and the whole family is welcome. Check out our guide to Sussex walks and Sussex pubs. 

A view down onto a temporary marquee decorated with fairy lights and inside there are benches.
Photo credit: Fortune of War

The Fortune of War

The Fortune of War is one of those iconic seafront bars that attracts a solid crowd throughout the summer, spilling onto the beach in what very much resembles a four month long beer festival. The festival feel goes perennial with their Winter Haus, a temporary marquee that’s clear on all sides so you never lose that beach side experience. Think bierkeller-basic vibes, with shared tables, good drinks and memorable times. A stand-out Brighton pub. 

Photo credit: Brighton Music Hall
Photo credit: Brighton Music Hall

Brighton Music Hall

Brighton Music Hall is a popular place for live music, and cabaret, food, drink and fun times. In the winter months, the igloo and beach hut village on the seafront is a winter wonderland, with a performative element to match. Igloos are free to hire in multiples of two-hour slots for 6-12 guests or 8-14 guests if you want a beach hut. There’s a minimum spend of £100.