Restaurant Brighton's guide to

French restaurants in Brighton

Our top picks

Possibly the highest regarded French restaurant Brighton has to offer. Petit Pois is tucked away in the Lanes, just a short distance from the seafront (where on a clear day you still can’t see France).

The bistro serves classic French cuisine with a modern, stylish edge and is a firm favourite among the Brighton foodies. Their wine selection is entirely French, showcasing the various French wine regions. The decor is that perfectly French balance between effortlessly chic and casual. Regarded as one of our top 20 or best restaurants in Brighton.

Heading up the northernmost entrance to the famous North Laine is Mange Tout, a daytime Brighton café and evening bistro.

The menu changes frequently and is chalked up on a large blackboard inside this Brighton restaurant. Mange Tout focusses on local, organic and sustainable produce to create gorgeous French-inspired dishes, their wines, too, are low intervention.

Open for a Brighton breakfast, through to the evening, with street-side seating and expansive windows; Mange Tout is a social and joyful place to start or end your day in the Laines. Love this place for its relaxed yet buzzy vibe, a standout reputable French restaurant Brighton has had around for years. 

Messa Ben of Brighton Cookery School was a former chef at a Parisian, Michelin Stared, restaurant, so if you want to learn the art of French cooking you can forget Julia Child!

At the Brighton Cookery School, you can learn professional cooking techniques either in open, scheduled classes or private groups and enjoy the fruits of your labour afterwards.

They teach all styles of cooking, not just French. Just to make it clear, Brighton Cookery School is not a French restaurant in Brighton, it is owned by a French native.