Who are Restaurants Brighton?

Meet the team

Who runs Restaurants Brighton?

Restaurantsbrighton.co.uk is a small company based in Brighton. When we say small we are Ivanka and Nick, (a wife and husband team) and Hannah, Emma, and Nico. We each bring a different skill set to the running of Restaurants Brighton and this is what we believe in. 


Nick is a familiar face of the Brighton food and drink scene having worked in the restaurant marketing industry for more than 20 years. He was inspired to set up Restaurants Brighton to help small and independent businesses shout about themselves with confidence. Using what people search for to provide useful lists of everything from best restaurants in Brighton, dog friendly places to eat, best brunches to Sunday roasts and vegan restaurants Restaurants Brighton has gone from strength to strength. Now Restaurants Brighton is twelve years old and we have launched new projects like the BRAVOs, Restaurants Brighton Jobs and the Sussex Shortlist to support Brighton’s hospitality scene. 

Nick is a sales and marketing expert by day, a biker by night and a ski enthusiast for as many weeks as he can get away with. Nick is also part of the Restaurants Brighton food photography team. 


Ivanka serves as Restaurants Brighton‘s technical backbone and a source of emotional support. If there’s a problem with a piece of technology or you’re feeling a bit blue, she’s the one to speak to. When she isn’t helping us she can be found doing user research and design for the likes of Wellcome, Labour, or a government department. She is an active campaigner for climate change and likes to make sure that Restaurants Brighton is a sustainable business by all definitions of the word. Ivanka is also currently working with the University of Brighton to implement a restaurants sustainability toolkit. 


Hannah is our Editor-In-Chief, overseeing the editorial content of Restaurants Brighton. With a knack for making things happen, she also engages with inspiring figures in Brighton’s vibrant hospitality industry.

When not immersed in Restaurants Brighton, Hannah indulges in her passion for all things French, often spending time in France to fuel her enthusiasm. Hannah has recently launched our Sussex wine product which showcases the best Sussex vineyards.

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At Restaurants Brighton, Nico thrives as a dedicated Client Manager. Her expertise lies in organizing impactful photoshoots and curating engaging blog topics for our partner venues. With a keen eye for detail, she ensures client needs are seamlessly met, and their events and offers take center stage on our pages. Her adept coordination and effective communication skills contribute significantly to Restaurants Brighton’s dynamic digital presence.



Emma’s role at Restaurants Brighton is the Content Manager, she is responsible for making sure the website content is up-to-date and that our social media schedule is planned. Emma also account manages a number of our partners working closely with their venues, updating their pages on the RB site and booking in content for them. Emma has a background in photography so you might see her with a camera visiting restaurants in Brighton on our instagram reels or blogs!

Jude Coventry


Jude is Restaurants Brighton’s new  Content Producer. With a background in television producing, she will be focusing in on the visuals and storytelling from our partners, getting creative in our marvellous city – showcasing the best of the Brighton restaurant scene both front and back of house.

Jude also account manages a selection of our partners, collaborating with them to ensure all their latest activity and news is updated on the RB site.  

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Torsten first joined Restaurants Brighton in 2020 to write about the incredible food and drink in the city and beyond. He now serves as Partnership Ambassador, networking his way around Brighton and Hove restaurants, making parties a work-related bonus and interviewing some of the finest chefs in Brighton.

Outside of Restaurants Brighton he writes about creativity and technology for live entertainment, about LGBTQ+ lives, and destinations for Condé Nast Traveller.

Our friends

Keeping our website looking super-duper are Tom and Hayley. They are based in Lancaster and Gloucestershire, they don’t need to be local to do their jobs and we like them. Most of the photos you see on our website are taken by Nick, the talented Jo Hunt whose world travel photographs and beautiful food shots make for some enviable lifestyle ogling or Ellen who also takes beautiful photos. 

Su at designers-i designed our branding and came up with the identity for the BRAVOs.

We often ask  Lucy to help us write articles and posts for Restaurants Brighton.

Quite a few people help us by eating out and eating in and writing about their experience. At the moment, our lovely regular food writers are Lucy, Carys, Elle, Taryn, Charlotte, Nammie and Emma. Please get in touch if you would like to join our team. Brittany writes reviews and also helps us out with lots of other things in her capacity as Virtual Assistant.

Many people have helped us create Restaurants Brighton with their enthusiasm, writing skills, photography skills and willingness to eat great food and tell everyone about it.

A massive thank you to all of you. ❤️