Our pick of the newest restaurants in the forever changing and fast moving food scene in Brighton and Hove.

Newly Opened in Brighton & Hove

Cin Cin, Hove

Cin Cin Brighton, North Laine

Having taken the city by storm with their first restaurant in the North Laine area, they have now opened a second venue on Church Road, Hove – just off Palmeira Square. Cin Cin have been one of the city’s latest success stories, and news of the new restaurant has been greeted with much excitement. 

3rd Avenue, Hove

From the founders of 32 Duke Street in Brighton comes 3rd Avenue! Set in prime Hove real estate, the venue comprises of a grill restaurant, cocktail bar and sushi lounge, all decked out with moody, stylish interiors. More information coming soon…

West Pier Pizzeria, Brighton Seafront

If you’re looking for unforgettable Romana style pizzas then head to newly opened West Pier Pizzeria on Brighton Seafront. All diets are catered for including gluten free, vegetarian and vegan. Manager, Luca, and his team also serve up a range of traditional Italian pasta dishes, but if you really can’t get enough of pizza you’ll be glad to know there’s Nutella pizza on the dessert menu. This spacious venue is great for families and parties alike, and if you’re in the mood for amore then there’s always a table for two with a beautiful view.

West Pier Pizzeria restaurant

Kitokito, Trafalgar Street, Brighton

Brand new on the Brighton food scene Kitokito offers a fusion of Hawaiian and Japanese dishes from Poke to Bao Buns. This new innovative restaurant is owned and run by two Japanese friends who moved here with a dream of opening their own restaurant in the UK, bringing these unique dishes to our food scene. It is located on the corner of Sydney Street and Trafalgar Street in the heart of the North Laine area of the city. This is sure to be a hit with locals and visitors alike, serving up fresh, usual and tasty combinations and excellent value for money to boot.

The Bok Shop, The Lanes, Brighton

Until now the guilty pleasure of fried chicken has left Brighton diners at the mercy of large multinational chain restaurants or the sort of late night shop you’ll still be tasting in the morning. Filling the gap is the stylish new Bok Shop centrally located on East Street, The Lanes. Owners Jamie, Howard and Matthew have spent months developing a menu that showcases quality fried chicken with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan alternatives as well as a host of traditional sides with a twist that puts them a class above. Open from 12 noon until 11pm, seven days a week you’ll have plenty of time to get your chicken fix.

chicken with a selection of sides at Brighton restaurant

Manju’s, Trafalgar Street, North Laines

Many people have a dream to open their own restaurant. Manju’s is the realisation of one such dream. Manju’s dream to open a restaurant was put on hold when she was exiled from her home country of Uganda in 1972. With the help of her step-daughter, this dream has now been realised, and Manju finally has her restaurant at the age of 80. They serve home-cooked traditional Gujarati cuisine. The food is vegetarian and follows recipes handed down through generations. Using the finest local ingredients and traditional methods, the menu is a celebration of traditional Gujarat cooking.

Curry spices

La Choza, Western Road, Brighton

Brighton’s Mexican masters, La Choza, have opened a second restaurant in Hove. Situated on Western Road, the new venue is larger than the original. It features the same superb Mexican cuisine and funky interior, but the larger space allows for a bar area. Here you will find a range of fabulous Mexican inspired cocktails, ideal for some pre-dinner lubrication. With two floors available there is plenty of seating. We cannot wait to give this new venue a try being massive fans of the original.

Lost in the Lanes, Brighton

Lost in The Lanes is a new café that offers quality food and drink in a relaxing and comforting setting. The décor is stylishly minimal allowing you the opportunity to relax and reflect. All coffee has been handpicked and their coffee machine is one of the best available. Teas have also been personally selected for their quality and flavour. Food at Lost has a strong focus on providing a healthy balance, without completely avoiding the naughty bits. A daily salad bar is packed with delicious and nutritious options, and the menu has a fine variety of brunch and lunch choices. Everything at Lost is made daily on site, apart from the bread and pastries. With plans to use the space for occasional evening pop up restaurants, it will be worth keeping an eye on what they are up to.

Coffee - Lost in the Lanes, Brighton

Wood Box Pizza, Kemptown, Brighton

Wood Box Pizza is the newest face in Kemptown’s ever expanding and vibrant offering of restaurants. Fusing a traditional Neapolitan style base with local Sussex produce, Wood Box promises to deliver a fresh take with a modern twist on long time classics. Sit back and enjoy this beautifully light and airy restaurant as your pizza is hand made to order in an authentic wood fired oven. Bringing together the best of the old and new, from Italy to Sussex, Wood Box is a marriage made in pizza heaven and they’ve invited every one to the party!

Wood Box Pizza restaurant

Semola, Church Road, Hove

Throwing their floury hats into the Hove dining scene are passionate pasta purveyors, Semola. Semola is a place of discovery, where tradition and innovation meet in a cacophony of colour and flavour. The team behind the restaurant hail from different regions of Italy, and bring the flavours and dishes of those regions together at Semola. Their combination of different backgrounds and a shared passion for beautiful Italian cuisine are what makes Semola stand out from other Italian restaurants in the city. Their philosophy is to bring a true taste of modern Italian cuisine to the people of Brighton and Hove, to share their culture and traditions through the medium of good food and fantastic service. Photo credit: Semola Facebook

Semola - Italian restaurant in Hove

Murmur, Brighton Seafront

Few chefs have had such an impact on the Brighton restaurant scene than Michael Bremner. His flagship restaurant, 64 Degrees, is the reigning champion of Brighton’s numerous restaurant awards, and Michael has twice won Scottish champion on the BBC’s Great British Menu. It is with great excitement then, that we look forward to his new project Murmur. This will be a very different prospect to 64 Degrees, with the focus on family friendly and relaxed seafront dining. Situated in the Victorian arches near the West Pier, Murmur will seat 40 covers inside and a further 40 on the terrace with views of Brighton’s iconic seafront. The restaurant will serve breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner in a casual and honest style, with a focus on healthy dishes for the whole family. Named after the famous starling murmurations, this new offering from one of Brighton’s leading lights promises to raise the standards of family dining on Brighton’s seafront.

Murmur Restaurant Brighton - Interior

1909, The Lanes, Brighton

Another new restaurant coming to Brighton is 1909. They opened their doors in August, the concept is to focus on seasonal and organic small plates and low intervention wines. This new restaurant will be on East Street in the centre of the city, taking over a former jeweller’s premises. They will offer lunch Tuesday and Wednesday then a full day service Thursday through to Saturday. Head chef Jake Northcote-Green has previous in the city having worked with Michael Brenmer whilst at Due South and as Sous Chef at Plateau. He was head chef at Pan-Asian restaurant Yum Yum Ninja & popular gastro-pub The Foragers, and more recently Jake started street food venture Guerilla Grill who have hosted pop ups across the city. 

1909 Restaurant Brighton

Petit Pois, Ship St

Ivana and David at Petit Pois

A new French restaurant has come to Brighton and Hove, and that can only be a good thing. Petit Pois opened in June 2017 and showcases modern twists on French classics in a small plate sharing style. Focussing on seasonal ingredients and a passion for the cuisine and culture of one of the world’s greatest food nations, we are excited to see what they have in store. Situated on Ship Street in The Lanes, the warm and rustic interior offers a charming setting to enjoy dishes such as duck rillettes, croque-monsieur, steak tartare and tart tatin. With wines from some of the top regions of France also on offer, Petit Pois promises to be a celebration of a cuisine that has inspired the culinary world. Run by husband and wife team, David and Ivana, who both used to work for Riddle and Finns, David as Head Chef and Ivana, Front of House.

Coming Soon…

Soho House, Madeira Terrace

Soho House is coming to Brighton and will be creating a new private members club to the East of Brighton pier. The worldwide brand of luxury private houses is aimed at those in the creative industries. In addition to private clubs, Soho House, bring restaurants, spas, workspaces and bedrooms to the cities they inhabit. The Brighton venue has been years in the planning, but finally got the go-ahead following a long consultation process. The development will be part of a regeneration of the Madeira Terraces area, which overlooks the pier and seafront with the Sea Life centre in the basement of the building. It will include a modern seafood restaurant in addition to a pizza, burger and chicken restaurant on the seafront.

British Airways i360 & West Pier Brighton, beach, seafront

Coppa Club, Brighton Square

Coming soon to Brighton, Coppa Club aim to bring year-round al fresco dining to Brighton Square. Coppa Club is a relaxed and informal bar and restaurant experience, that have a number of venues around London already. The Brighton venue will breathe new life into Brighton Square, utilising three of the vacant units to create a 3600 sq ft venue. Plans include a rejuvenation of the square centring around the popular dolphin statue. A 50-cover “dining pod” area will be created that can be adapted to any weather, so you can dine al-fresco all year round.

Tapas small plates food at Coppa bar & restaurant

Patty & Bun, Corner of Meeting House Lane/Ship St

London burger group, Patty and Bun have recently announced that they plan to take over the old Piccolo restaurant on the corner of Meeting House Lane and Ship Street in the popular Lanes area of Brighton. Famous for their modern restaurant design and funky tunes, Patty and Bun is sure to be a great addition to this already thriving restaurant area of the city. Offering top quality burgers with quirky names such as ‘Lambshank Redemption’ and ‘Smokey Robinson’ and mouthwatering sides, it’s sure to rival the other burger joints nearby such as Meatliquor and Smashburger. We can’t wait to try it out! (Image via Patty and Bun website).

Patty and Bun Brighton

The Ivy Brighton, The Lanes

The Brighton Ivy located in Brighton’s historic Lanes will be an ideal spot to enjoy an accessible all-encompassing menu, serving British classics from dawn until dusk, including breakfast, elevenses, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks, dinner and cocktails. The Ivy Brighton, located opposite The Trading Post Coffee, aims to open in Spring 2018.

Tea and Scones or afternoon tea at the Ivy in Brighton's Lanes
Image credit: The Ivy Facebook