Restaurant Brighton's guide to

Brighton Marina

Our top picks

Follow the boardwalk past all the big chain restaurants and turn down the jetty onto the main harbour concourse. Here you will find The Watershed, a family-friendly social bar and eatery with water edge decking and west-facing views perfect for landowners. Food focusses on the social with small plates, sharing platters and excellent Sunday roasts, from the kitchen of Space + Thyme.

Taste Sussex fills the big boots of a multinational restaurant on the Brighton Marina boardwalk and does so amply. The look is American diner but the produce is Sussex. The menu feels lounge-diner, but you won’t find a microwave meal (or a microwave) in the kitchen where food is prepared fresh to order. Think focaccia topped with Sussex cheese and charcuterie, burgers made with prime dry-aged beef, fish and chips with line-caught fresh fish. Top that off with cocktails from master mixologists or maybe a boozy sundae using Gusto Gelato made in the Brighton Lanes. 

Cherry tree is a new independent café in 2016 and one which we adore. Situated in the inner harbour at Brighton Marina with a lovely warm atmosphere and lots of sun-drenched outside seating. Offering breakfast, brunch and lunch away from the hustle and bustle. Owner Gabi and chef Tom have created a fresh feeling breakfast menu offering classics cooked with precision and care. Sandwiches and other savoury snacks, as well as beautiful salads, are made fresh daily.

Located at the Malmaison hotel at Brighton’s Marina, Chez Mal serves classic dishes with flare and skill, mixing French style with generous British portion sizes and modern American and Asian influences. Enjoy New York Strip Steaks with their homemade steak sauce or a whole host of delicious dishes including breakfast, lunch and afternoon teas in the chic modern brasserie. Whatever you go to Malmaison for, be it the food, drink or you’re staying in one of their rooms, you can enjoy the views and take in the sea breeze. Dine alfresco style on the ship-shaped terrace or try their conservatory with floor to ceiling glass windows while you sip on a delicious cocktail.

Coast to Coast is an American-style restaurant and bar which brings you the American-style experience, using fabulous ingredients, service the American way and a complete dining experience. Coast to Coast in Brighton Marina is also one of the launch locations for this successful national chain restaurant. Expect big burgers, finger-licking chicken, plenty of sport and an Americanised style venue.

Pizza Express, Brighton Marina Restauarnt

Pizza Express

Chain pizzeria where chefs in striped t-shirts toss handmade pizzas. Pizza Express also has another pizzeria in Brighton’s historic Lanes.

TGI Fridays Brighton Marina Restaurant

TGI Fridays

TGI Friday’s is an American restaurant chain focusing on casual dining and has been very popular for over a decade.

Las Iguanas Brighton Marina Restaurant

Las Iguanas

Flame-grilled Latin American dishes and shared plates served in a contemporary chain dining room. A sister venue to Brighton’s original on Jubilee Square in central Brighton.

Nandos, Brighton Marina Restauarnt

Nando's restaurant

Afro-Portuguese chain restaurant serving flame-grilled chicken in spicy chilli sauce. Their second venue in Brighton, the second of which is on Brighton’s popular Duke Street.

The West Quay

Waterfront Wetherspoon local with tiled floor and beams, offering pub menu meal deals and real ales. The West Quay has recently benefitted from a huge makeover as part of the Brighton Marina redevelopment and now comes with huge south-east facing waterfront terrace.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Waterfront Wetherspoon local with tiled floor and beams, offering pub menu meal deals and real ales. The West Quay has recently benefitted from a huge makeover as part of the Brighton Marina redevelopment and now comes with huge south-east facing waterfront terrace.

Prezzo Brighton Marina Restauarnt

Prezzo

Casual Italian chain restaurant for stone-baked pizzas and classic pastas, plus separate kids’ menu. Alfresco dining available with excellent waterfront views.

Zizzi Restaurant, Brighton Marina Restaurant

Zizzi Ristorante

Italian restaurant chain for pizza and calzone on wooden boards, plus traditional pastas. Seafront views and Brighton Marina alfresco dining.