Eat Well For Less

Pulling in the purse strings needn’t mean resorting to a strict diet of Lidl baked beans and misery. From discount codes to midweek meal deals, if you’re clever about it there’s plenty of ways to dine out without blowing the budget.Eat well for less is our roundup where saving money needn’t mean compromising on quality…

If the idea of eating out at an award winning venue seems entirely beyond the budget, we have good news for you. In this year’s BRAVO awards, we asked you to vote for your favourite places for cheap eats in Brighton. Enjoy authentic veggie Indian food at Manjus or head to another favourite, Smorls Kitchen, for some of the best Falafel in Brighton.

Lunch set menus are a great way to get a little more for your money at some fabulous venues around town. From a little French inspired midday indulgence at Plateau where two courses are just £16 and three for £20, to the award winning fish restaurant The Salt Room where a set 3 course menu is only £20 at lunchtime. Why not try the traditional Indian street food options on the lunch menu at Curry Leaf Cafe, which start from just £5!

Trays of chicken wings cooked in different sticky sauces with a side of celery and creamy dip

Midweek Meal Deals

Bring that Friday feeling forward and head out during the week to venues that offer special deals on food and drink from Monday-Thursday. We are suckers here for Wing Wednesday at Lost Boys Chicken and another firm favourite is Tapas Tuesdays at Market Restaurant with an electric atmosphere guaranteed. The early evening Thali at Indian Summer is another great option Monday-Friday and on Thursday evenings at The Cleveland Arms, you can get two main dishes for £20. Wine Wednesday’s at Plateau are a good shout for ‘wine, bites and beats’ at just £10.

They say that one should try and learn something new every day, and we can’t think of anything better than learning to cook restaurant-quality food, at home. Brighton Cookery School offer a great range of classes to help you grow your culinary skills. You can even learn from a pro with monthly cookery classes from Minesh at The Kari Club. Whether you share it with your friends, family or enjoy it all to yourself, cooking a good meal at home can often be as satisfying as dining out.