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Burnt Orange Brighton

Burnt Orange in Brighton is recognised as the best restaurant in the city for two consecutive years. An unforgettable dining experience with its innovative menu and impeccable service. From the moment you step through its doors, you are greeted with a vibrant and stylish ambiance that sets the stage for an extraordinary culinary journey. Related to The Salt Room, Coal Shed and Tutto group of restaurants, also in Brighton.

Burnt Orange Brighton

Since Burnt Orange first opened its doors in June 2021, this Brighton restaurant has become a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike. Voted best restaurant in Brighton at the 2022 and 2023 Brighton Restaurant Awards. Finding a home in the Old Coach House in Brighton’s historic Lanes, Burnt Orange Brighton is a jewel in the crown of celebrated local restaurateur Razak Helalat. Razak has already given Brighton two of its most loved restaurants, The Coal Shed and The Salt Room and he’s recently opened an exciting new venue Tutto. We wonder what he’ll do next? 

Warm yet elegant, lively but also refined, Burnt Orange is a  “grownup hangout for Brighton”. We just know you’re going to love it.

enterance to burnt orange

The look

Enter Burnt Orange Brighton through its witty wrought iron gates and into the pretty courtyard. A  delightful spot for alfresco dining and drinks, heady jasmine grows over the walls and the floor is beautifully paved. Shaded by a classic striped awning, the area is cleverly designed to be sheltered from the wind yet flooded with sunlight.

A view through the flagstone courtyard at Burnt Orange

As you walk through the main door, with its olive tree sentinels, the glamorous open bar and kitchen provide instant theatre and anticipation. It may be hard to resist a cocktail or two, sitting on the plush stools before your meal. The warm interiors feature original cobblestone walls with polished tables and deep comfy seats. The ambience is inviting, relaxed and sophisticated. 

Dining at Burnt Orange

The food at Burnt Orange Brighton is served on small plates made for sharing. The beautiful presentation will have you eagerly eyeing your neighbour’s plates should they come out before yours. Local and seasonal ingredients, cooked over flames in the classic Coal Shed and Salt Room style, are elevated with exotic and creative flavouring.

table laid out with small plates and cocktails at the Burnt Orange Brighton

If you are blessed with time, a good appetite and gastronomic curiosity, we would highly recommend the Burnt Orange Experience Menu, a form of tasting menu, which showcases a gorgeous selection of their dishes. Our Restaurants Brighton blogger Hannah experiences this incredible menu during her date night at Burnt Orange.

three people enjoying small plates at the Burnt Orange Brighton

Burnt Orange Brighton also offers a great selection of gluten-free vegetarian and vegan options, while other dishes on the menu can be adjusted on request as everything is freshly prepared. Speak to your server about your dietary requirements and the menu will open up before you.

side shot of the delicious looking small plates at Burnt orange Brighton

A little something to drink?

Mirroring the food, the drinks menu cleverly couples sophistication with relaxed enjoyment. Carefully considered craft cocktails are whipped up before your eyes with serious flare. They really are a must to start, especially if you have a seat at the bar or are lucky enough to find yourself in the courtyard on a summer’s eve. The wine list is expertly curated with well-chosen classics next to delightful surprises and reflects a broad range of tastes and budgets. Friendly advice is always on hand, especially if you would like to pair your wine with your food.  

green cocktail

Saturday night DJ

Every Saturday night, Burnt Orange Brighton boasts a live DJ set from 9:30pm to 1am so you can dine and then stay late to enjoy more drinks and a party vibe. They also welcome walk-ins for late-night drinks and cocktails only, but it’s best to book to avoid disappointment.

over head shot of the table laid out for two people at The Burnt Orange Brighton

Private hire at Burnt Orange Brighton

If you’re looking to host an intimate soiree, celebrate a special event or organise an impressive business meeting, Burnt Orange has a divine private dining room available for hire. Seating up to 10 guests, and fully equipped to support your event, Burnt Orange Brighton has devised a Private Dining menu that is sure to leave a lasting impression on you and your guests..

The private hire room at Burnt Orange Brighton

Right here right now

A beautiful balance of comfort and quality has been struck at Burnt Orange Brighton. In a world where so much is rushed, you’re positively encouraged to sit back, eat slower, enjoy your wine and indulge in idle chat as you watch the afternoon turn into evening, then evening into night. You won’t want to leave, but when you do, you’ll be making plans to come back.

group of friends enjoying small plates and cocktails at Burnt Orange Brighton

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  1. DK

    Fabulous food, service and atmosphere. We sat at the bar and loved watching the chefs and bartenders – they were intent but relaxed and seemed to be having a ball. Like us! Thanks for a gorgeous evening 🍊🧡

  2. AK

    Delicious food, tasty cocktails, lovely atmosphere – we’ll be back soon! The miso aubergine was a particular highlight. Hope to see a vegetarian / vegan set menu option available soon as think this would go down a treat in Brighton.

  3. Mr & Mrs Dillon

    I have to say this is our favourite restaurant, absolutely delicious food and my my the cocktails are sublime!! My husband and I can’t get enough the staff are so friendly FANTASTIC atmosphere and so welcoming especially Charlene, so thank you very much Charlene we can’t wait to come back very very soon!!

  4. Linda

    We sat outside by the heater. Would suggest some additional soft lighting as we only had a candle on the table. Kept putting the wall heater on to get more light. Otherwise a truly fab experience. Staff very attentive and caring. We were initially seated inside next to a very noisy table, and the team more than understanding moving us quickly to another area.

  5. Cat M

    Sat in the terrace which is beautiful and had cocktails and some shared small plates. Beautiful colourful food, well prepared and presented, service was also excellent, attentive and friendly – this might be my new favourite spot for an indulgent late lunch!

  6. Judith Balestrini

    Loved the food, the atmosphere and the cocktails!!! Customer service was also superb!

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