BRAVOs 2020

The BRAVOs (Brighton Restaurant Awards Vote Online) are an opportunity to celebrate your favourite cafes, pubs, and restaurants in Brighton and Hove*. Any venue can enter and the public vote for their favourites.

For a local business, winning a BRAVO or even featuring in the top 20 can mean a lot. So join in the festivities and give your favourite spot a BRAVO!

*There is a Sussex Finest category too for those favourites that are a little further afield.

The BRAVOs return to Brighton for their fourth year on the 3rd of February 2020. We have come up with 16 mouthwatering and thirst-quenching categories for you to get behind. Over 450 local cafes, pubs, and restaurants have already been added to the BRAVO voting site and the servers are revving up.

Last year you cast 29,874 votes. Think of it as saying “thank you” 29, 874 times. Or saying “well done” 29, 874 times. Or customers (that’s you) saying “keep up the good work” 29,874 times. Or saying “I love what you’re doing” 29, 874 times — what a lovely big lot of positivity and support that is! 🙌❤️

Our categories are one of the things that make the BRAVOs special. There is something for every person (and for every business). So that is 16 categories to vote in, and then 16 lists of winners to eat and drink through. Last year we introduced 2 new categories: Most Sustainable and Best International. This year we have added Good to Go for those of you who like to take food to eat at home or at your desk. We have also swapped Best Welcome with Best Team. We all know that every small business relies on the whole team to create a great experience.

Voting lasts for six weeks. At the end of the BRAVOs, one lucky member of the voting public will receive a prize of £200 to spend in their favourite Brighton venue. 

The BRAVOs are a great way to support local business and help them succeed. Past winners have enjoyed year-long, free, promotion through Restaurants Brighton and being placed in a category can make a big difference to the turnover of a business.

This year the BRAVOs headline sponsor is Woods Food Service (pictured at the National Restaurant Awards) who have recently set up their premier food service operation in Sussex. We are delighted to welcome back the likes of Harveys, Fleurets, Brighton Gin, Face Media Group, Oxfest and Great British Charcuterie alongside new sponsors including Veeg, Paper Round and Harp Wines and Spirits. View the full list of sponsors here.


Let’s make the 2020 BRAVO awards the best yet. Vote for your favourite food and drink venues in Brighton and Sussex from the 3rd February. GET INVOLVED!

Pictured – all 16 2019 BRAVO winners.