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Brighton seafront restaurants

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Brighton Seafront Restaurants

One of those Brighton seafront restaurants which is on everyones list to visit. The Grand’s all-day eatery is the perfect space to meet for a friendly Brighton brunch, a business meeting, a post work cocktail or an evening meal. Cyan has an all-day menu, a seasonal set menu and a Sunday lunch menu. Drawing its name from its position between the blue sea and verdant South Downs the menu is likewise inspired by locally grown and land produce.

Malmaison on Brighton Marina is arguably the most stunning boutique hotel in Brighton, just 5 minutes from the city centre. Begin your visit in their amazing lounge and cocktail area, soaking in breathtaking views over Brighton Marina while enjoying one of their exquisite afternoon teas. Fingers crossed for good weather, as their terrace area is incredible. Then, delight in contemporary dining and signature cocktails at The Malmaison Bar & Grill, where grilled food takes centre stage with well-matured, choice cuts like Steak Frites, Ribeye, and Fillets, all cooked to perfection. With free parking nearby, you won’t be disappointed!

Annexed onto Brighton Metropole Hotel is The Salt Room with a stylish Brighton terrace affording sea views. The menu is primarily fish-led with dishes being charred to perfection on the Josper grill which is at the heart of their operation. Locally sourced, seasonally led and finished with a panache that has gained The Salt Room national acclaim – The Salt Room is an elevated Brighton seafront restaurant worth noting. A sister restaurant to The Coal Shed and Burnt Orange

The iconic Brighton i360 caters to all tastes, offering a spectrum from casual dining to fine culinary experiences. At street level, the Tollbooth Café & Bar is ideal for savouring cocktails against the backdrop of a Brighton sunset on their terrace. Indulge in a variety of hot drinks and café-style delights like paninis and jacket potatoes. For a truly elevated gastronomic journey, look out for their Sky Dining nights, curated by their skilled in-house chef, where you’ll relish exquisite dishes at a lofty height of 450 ft above ground.

Seven restaurants in one venue, nestled between Brighton’s iconic landmarks, The Palace and West Pier, make Shelter Hall a must-see seafront destination. Mix and match your gourmet choice with offerings from Yeastie Boys Pizza Club’s New York-style slices or the Greek Australian fusion of The 3 Little Pigs Souvlaki. Indulge in Crudo Mexican’s vibrant street food or Coqfighter’s fried chicken. Save room for Happy Endings’ delectable desserts. Unwind with live music events, completing your dining experience with a symphony of flavours and melodies against the backdrop of the sea. 

You really can’t get closer to the beach without getting your feet wet than with OhSo Social. Situated next to the Palace Pier and open from early until late for breakfast through to evening meals with a menu of classic favourites and great children’s options. Be prepared to get social as crowds fill the sun drenched benches and sunset disco vibes take over. Oh so is one of the most popular Brighton seafront restaurants for a sun-downer and the perfect place to see the sunset disappear behind the West Pier. OhSo is also available for private hire and is a regular spot for Brighton beach events and DJ sets. 

The Victoria Terrace at The Grand is an opulent space with beautiful sea views between the two piers. The Victoria Terrace hosts Brighton’s favourite Afternoon Tea, winning the BRAVO best afternoon tea for 2019 and 2020. Tea offerings include traditional, vegan The Brighton G and Tea and Moet and Tea – depending on how far you want to push the boat out. One of the standout Brighton seafront restaurants which you must try if you’ve never been to Brighton before. 

Located on Brighton seafront, the Metropole Bar is a fantastic choice for a vibrant dining experience with breathtaking views of the sea. Indulge in their enticing menu featuring signature dishes like the Metropole Burger, a juicy and flavourful delight. Seafood enthusiasts will adore the Beer-Battered Fish and Chips, while vegetarians can relish the tasty Halloumi Salad. Pair your meal with their expertly crafted cocktails, such as the classic Espresso Martini or the refreshing Sea Breeze.

Kemptown based and sea facing restaurant-bar, DaddyLonglegs, is set as a destination for prime seaside wining and dining. Expect a weekly changing menu of internationally inspired small plates, natural wines from globally celebrated and independent suppliers, a dazzling array of spirits and unrivalled alfresco dining opportunities. A Kemptown restaurant Brighton pub fusion. 

Cool cats flock to The New Club which styles itself somewhere between edgy New York eateries and retro L.A. diners and places itself with possibly the best West Pier view in an iconic 1870s building. The good-mood food is plentiful, the Brighton cocktails kicking and the beer, craft. A Brighton Sunday lunch is served late because cool cats lie in. New Club is one of our favourite Brighton seafront restaurants as it is so different with what it offers and giving you different choices compared to other venues. 

Hove Seafront Restaurants

When it comes to Brighton seafront restaurants there are few (if any) that can compete with Rockwater. The grand boat-like building that stands proud on Hove’s seafront is home to multiple venues. From the lawn-facing, luxurious Lodge cafe to the rear, and the sumptuous gastro-classic Kitchen and Bar on the promenade. Set at the top of Rockwater is a stunning Terrace. Where you’ll find seasonal seafood and Asian inspired small plates, alongside cocktails and unparalleled sea views. Family friendly, with space for canines and computers, the Rockwater offering is as abundant as it is inclusive. A great new addition to the restaurants in Hove

We love traditional British seafront destinations, with Brighton and Hove being our favourite. Finding a venue that holds the seaside charm is a must. The restaurant also benefits from having guest rooms attached as well as free parking(!) and a Hove pub that’s fully stocked for service. From the food you can look forward to homemade comfort food, traditional pub favourites, and of course, as every good seaside venue should, they serve knock out Brighton fish and chips! One of our favourite Brighton seafront restaurants with views over Hove Lagoon. 

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The Salt Room on Brighton seafront is a top choice for seafood lovers. With its prime location, it offers stunning sea views, creating a delightful ambiance. The restaurant’s commitment to sourcing the freshest local ingredients ensures a high-quality dining experience. From the finest oysters to exquisite grilled fish and seafood platters, the Salt Room’s menu showcases the best of the sea and this can be enjoyed from their incredible terrace. With its impeccable service and stylish atmosphere, it’s an ideal spot to indulge in a seafood feast while enjoying the picturesque surroundings of Brighton seafront.

Brighton seafront stretches for approximately 5.5 miles, offering a vibrant and diverse array of restaurants, seafront bars, and cafes. From the lively atmosphere and attractions of Brighton Pier to the serene Hove Lawns, there are plenty of options for dining and relaxation. Explore the historic West Pier remains or take a ride on the charming Volks Railway. For waterfront dining and shopping, head to the bustling Brighton Marina. With its scenic views and a wide range of culinary experiences, Brighton seafront is a dynamic destination for food, entertainment, and leisure.

OhSo bar is a fantastic spot for a drink on the seafront due to its prime location between the piers. With stunning views of the sea, it offers the perfect setting to enjoy a sundowner or watch the sunset behind the iconic West Pier. Additionally, their incredible food, including their renowned fish and chips, adds to the overall experience, making OhSo bar a must-visit destination on Brighton’s vibrant seafront.