Brighton New Year’s Eve

The longest, weirdest and collectively possibly the worst year ever finally grinds to a close. With Brighton and Hove in tier 2, we’re not going to be able to see the new year in with any sort of normal social and public way. But we’ve all learnt to adapt and get creative this year, so here’s our food and drink guide to new year’s eve in Brighton.

So long 2020, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

Melbourne, Australia is famous for its brunch culture and at 1 pm our time they’ll already be seeing the back of 2020. Raise an espresso martini, mimosa or bloody Mary (the official brunch cocktails) to the lucky ones down under. Get your NYE celebrations in early with one of the BRAVO 2020 best brunch winners, or use our guide to our top brunch picks.

At 3 pm UK time, Japan will be saying sayōnara to this beast of a year. Grab a saki and a maki and join them with our guide to Japanese and Sushi restaurants in Brighton.

Indian food is full of health-giving spices and ingredients that can help strengthen your immune system. An early new year’s eve dinner at around 4.30 will have you celebrating in time with New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore. In Brighton, we’re lucky to have some superb authentic Indian restaurants to choose from, and we’ve picked out the best ones for you here.

Meeting friends and family has been hard work this year and while in tier 2 we still can’t meet indoors in mixed households. These pubs and restaurants have transformed their outdoor spaces into snug winter wonderlands so, provided you maintain safe social distancing, meeting friends for a drink and a bite to eat before the year’s end is possible.

Not going out? Who could blame you if you were tempted to lock all the doors and hide behind the sofa until 2020 has safely concluded! Throughout this year lots of fantastic restaurants have developed a version of their offering to have at home, be it a ready to eat meal delivered to your door or a clever finish at home dish. These have at home options make a great way to celebrate the new year with no nasty surprises.