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The Brighton Marina Restaurants Guide

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Located at the Malmaison hotel at Brighton’s Marina, Malmaison Bar & Grill 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 Brighton afternoon teas in the chic modern brasserie.

Whatever you go to this Brighton marina restaurant 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 Brighton alfresco style on the ship-shaped terrace or try their conservatory with floor to ceiling glass windows while you sip on a delicious Brighton cocktail.

The Plough Inn in Rottingdean is the pub by the duck pond and one of the finest food pubs in the area. Located just a stone’s throw away from Brighton Marina. Picturesque villages don’t come much more beautiful than this!

The coastal charm of the village adds to the ambiance, making it a must-visit destination and it’s literally minutes in a car from the marina (east) or a walk from Brighton marina car park east along the under-cliff (about 45 minutes). The culinary expertise of Phil Bartley, renowned for his work at The Cricketers and Carne, shines through in the exceptional dishes served at The Plough Inn.

From traditional pub classics like Slow-Roasted Pork Belly and Pan-Fried Sea Bass, the food here is a true delight for the taste buds.

The Cherry Tree Cafe at Brighton Marina is an incredible Brighton cafe situated to the north side of the Brighton Marina.

As a family-friendly establishment, it offers a warm and inviting atmosphere for visitors of all ages.

Indulge in a delightful range of dishes, including classics like the Full English Breakfast or the freshly baked Quiches. But the true star of The Cherry Tree Cafe is their delectable cakes and afternoon teas, perfect for those seeking a sweet treat or a relaxing afternoon indulgence.

With its welcoming ambiance and scrumptious offerings, The Cherry Tree Cafe is a must-visit destination for a memorable cafe experience at Brighton Marina.

The curvy shaped roof of the Pizza Hut building on the Marina. Serving fresh pizzas. Red umbrellas outside the restaurant with a blue sky in the background.

Pizza Hut | Brighton Marina Restaurant

Pizza Hut on Brighton Marina is a popular dining destination within the Brighton Marina restaurant scene. Known for its delicious pizzas and casual atmosphere, Pizza Hut offers a wide selection of classic and innovative pizzas. Choose from favourites like the Meat Feast or Veggie Supreme, or create your own pizza with a variety of toppings. Don’t forget to indulge in their famous sides like garlic bread and chicken wings. With its family-friendly ambiance and tasty offerings, Pizza Hut is the perfect spot to enjoy a satisfying meal at Brighton Marina.

The Laughing dog in Brighton Marina. Brighton Marina Restaurant. wooden chairs and a wooden table with a large toe to ceiling window.

Laughing dog, Brighton Marina Cafe

The Laughing Dog cafe at Brighton Marina is an incredible Brighton café that ticks all the boxes. As a family-friendly and super dog-friendly establishment, it welcomes everyone with open arms. This café is renowned for its delicious cakes, aromatic coffee, and tempting snacks. Indulge in their mouthwatering dishes, like the hearty Full English Breakfast or the flavourful Smashed Avocado on Toast. But it doesn’t stop there! The Laughing Dog is also a crafts shop and gallery, showcasing the work of talented local artists. So, whether you’re craving a tasty treat, seeking a unique gift, or simply want to relax with your loved ones (furry friends included), The Laughing Dog is the perfect spot at Brighton Marina.

The facade of Nandos restaurant on Brighton Marina. Pictured red signage with glass building and terrace plants and tables


Nando’s on Brighton Marina is a vibrant and popular Brighton restaurant, adding a flavourful twist to the Brighton Marina restaurant scene. With its casual and lively atmosphere, Nando’s offers a menu of flame-grilled Peri-Peri chicken dishes that are sure to delight. Indulge in their signature dishes like the legendary Butterfly Chicken or the fiery Peri-Peri Chicken Wings. Vegetarian options like the Veggie Cataplana and Halloumi & Portobello Mushroom Burger cater to all tastes. Enjoy a fun and relaxed dining experience at Nando’s, where delicious food and good times are always on the menu.

Prezzo Italian restaurant on Brighton marina. Pictured their terrace overlooking the Brighton marina with an A board in the foreground and diners sitting outside.

Prezzo | Brighton Marina Restaurant

Prezzo at Brighton Marina is a fantastic Brighton Marina restaurant, offering a delightful dining experience. With its contemporary Italian-inspired menu, Prezzo serves up a variety of dishes to please every palate. Enjoy classic favorites like the Margherita Pizza or indulge in the flavourful Spaghetti Bolognese. For a refreshing twist, try their Salmon Dijonnaise or the Goat’s Cheese and Roasted Vegetable Risotto. With its stylish decor and stunning marina views, Prezzo provides a charming setting to enjoy a memorable meal with friends and family.

the brick building on Brighton Marina which is Bella Napoli Italian restaurant and cafe. Tables and alfresco seating with terrace plant pots

Bella Napoli

Bella Napoli is a charming Italian restaurant situated in the vibrant Brighton Marina. As a standout Brighton Marina restaurant, it offers an authentic taste of Italy with a menu filled with classic Italian dishes. Indulge in their mouthwatering pizzas, such as the Margherita or the Prosciutto e Funghi. For pasta lovers, options like the Spaghetti Carbonara or the Ravioli Ricotta e Spinaci are sure to satisfy. With its warm and inviting ambiance, Bella Napoli provides a delightful dining experience, bringing a slice of Italy to Brighton Marina.

The facade of Five Guys Pizza on Brighton Marina harbour area. A blue facade with red signage and red umbrellas next to green hedges which frame the alfresco area.

Five Guys

Five Guys Pizza is a popular eatery located in Brighton Marina, offering a delicious dining experience for pizza enthusiasts. Nestled amidst the vibrant array of Brighton Marina restaurants, Five Guys Pizza stands out with its mouthwatering pizza creations. From classic margherita to specialty toppings, their pizzas are made with fresh ingredients and cooked to perfection. The welcoming atmosphere and friendly service make it an ideal spot to enjoy a casual meal with friends and family. Whether you’re craving a classic or exploring innovative flavors, Five Guys Pizza is a must-visit destination for pizza lovers at Brighton Marina.

The facade of Cafe Rouge next to the backdrop of the blue sky. Showing terrace or alfresco dining at harbourside

Cafe Rouge | Brighton Marina Restaurant

Café Rouge at Brighton Marina is a charming French-inspired bistro that adds a touch of Parisian elegance to the vibrant array of Brighton Marina restaurants. With its warm and inviting ambiance, guests can savour a delectable selection of French classics, from savoury crêpes to tender steak frites. The menu showcases the finest ingredients and authentic flavors, while the waterfront location provides a picturesque setting for a memorable dining experience. Whether it’s a romantic dinner or a leisurely brunch, Café Rouge offers a taste of France in the heart of Brighton Marina.

The Brighton Harvester which is situated on the Brighton Marina. A grey building with light blue branding in the foreground


The Harvester at Brighton Marina is a popular dining destination among the array of Brighton Marina restaurants. Known for its family-friendly atmosphere and hearty meals, The Harvester offers a diverse menu featuring grilled dishes, fresh salads, and indulgent desserts. Whether you’re craving a juicy steak or a flavorsome vegetarian option, there is something for everyone. With its scenic waterfront location and attentive service, The Harvester provides a relaxed setting to enjoy a delicious meal with loved ones while taking in the lively ambiance of Brighton Marina.

the red building of The West Quay on Brighton Marina. Alfresco drinkers and diners, with trees dotted around in big pots. A blue sky in the background

The West Quay

The West Quay is a popular JD Wetherspoons pub located in the vibrant Brighton Marina. As one of the standout Brighton Marina pubs, it offers a comfortable and inviting atmosphere for locals and visitors alike. With its extensive selection of drinks, including a wide range of beers, spirits, and cocktails, The West Quay caters to all tastes. This Brighton pub’s spacious layout and scenic waterfront views make it a fantastic spot to unwind and enjoy a drink or a delicious pub meal. For a relaxed and enjoyable experience in Brighton Marina, The West Quay is the perfect choice.

The glass facade and red signage of TGI Fridays restaurant and Bar on Brighton Marina

TGI Fridays

TGI Fridays on Brighton Marina is a popular choice among Brighton Marina restaurants, offering a vibrant and lively dining experience. With its American-style menu, TGI Fridays serves up a range of mouthwatering dishes. Savour their signature Jack Daniel’s Glazed Ribs or sink your teeth into a juicy burger like the Classic Cheeseburger. Vegetarian options like the Beyond Meat Burger are also available. Don’t miss their famous loaded potato skins or indulgent desserts like the Brownie Obsession. With its energetic atmosphere and delicious food, TGI Fridays is a go-to destination for a fun and satisfying meal at Brighton Marina. destination for pizza lovers at Brighton Marina.

the dark exterior of Pizza Express restaurant on Brighton marina. The big menu board situated in front and green plants framing the alfresco area

Pizza Express

Pizza Express at Brighton Marina is a well-loved Brighton Marina restaurant, known for its delicious Italian-inspired cuisine. With its modern and inviting atmosphere, Pizza Express offers a variety of mouthwatering pizzas crafted with quality ingredients. Indulge in classics like the Margherita or the American Hot, or try their unique Romana pizzas with thin and crispy bases. Vegetarian options like the Pianta and the Vegan Mezze Pizza are also available. Don’t miss their tasty starters like the Dough Balls or the Garlic Bread. Enjoy a memorable dining experience at Pizza Express on Brighton Marina.

Cafe Zio on Brighton Marina

Cafe Zio, Italian cafe

Café Zio is a delightful Brighton cafe in the vibrant Brighton Marina. With its prime waterfront location, it offers stunning views and a relaxed atmosphere for diners to enjoy.

Serving up a delectable variety of Mediterranean-inspired dishes, Café Zio captures the essence of a Brighton seafront restaurant or cafe. From mouthwatering seafood creations to hearty pasta dishes, their menu caters to a range of tastes. Whether you’re seeking a leisurely brunch, a quick lunch, or a cosy dinner, Café Zio provides a warm and inviting space to savour delicious food while taking in the beautiful surroundings of Brighton Marina.


If you wish to experience the attractions and restaurants at Brighton Marina there is free parking! The marina is situated east of Brighton along the seafront road. The journey time is about 7 minutes from the Brighton Pier depending on traffic.

You can also catch the no.7 bus from near Brighton Pier on St James’s Street (Kemptown) and the bus will stop near to the Brighton Malmaison hotel. The journey time is about 20-25 minutes. 

If you wish to walk from Brighton Pier along Madeira Drive, then the walk is about 45 minutes to an hour and offers wonderful views of the Brighton seafront.

Brighton Marina is a huge development made up of many Brighton restaurants, a casino, a boutique hotel, a gym, a bowling complex, Asda and plenty of residential homes situated next to a gorgeous protected harbour. The area is approximately 127 acres and going past the marina east, it stretches all the way to Rottingdean where you will discover the Plough Inn by using a beautiful under-cliff walk.

Brighton Marina is easily accessible from Brighton by car (7 minutes), bus (20 minutes) or you can walk there from Brighton very easily. The walk will be about 45 minutes to an hour from Brighton Pier. The Madeira Drive walk takes you by Kemptown, along a much quieter seafront. Then eventually you will arrive near Asda carpark in Brighton Marina, and you can make your way to the Brighton Marina harbour area and all its restaurants, bars and attractions.