Restaurants Brighton guide to

Pre theatre dinner

Our top picks

Theatre comes in many forms, some fun, some serious, some long (too long) and some shows that you get lost in and leave you craving more. A bit like dinners! You’re here looking for somewhere to enjoy a pre show dinner in Brighton, and we’re here to help.

We’ve broken it down into some digestible destinations so that you and your posse can navigate your way to and from the theatre with ease.

monkfish dish

Pre theatre dinner deals

This lovely lot has some fantastic deals and offers for you to enjoy this month. So, if you’ve blown the budget on the good seats, you can still enjoy some yummy eats!

North laine names

Our bustling North Laine is abundant with restaurants, pubs and cafes that are ready to host you and your posse pre and post show. Have a look here to see where’s nearby.

Some choice spots for pre and post theatre drinks and dinner are 2 Church Street because cocktails and sharing plates do make a perfect theatre pairing. At TEN, with their superb wine list, charcuterie and tapas, is another intimate spot to enjoy some pre or post show chat. Or, if there’s a group of you, head to Al Duomo for some classic Italian favourites or Tapas Revolution for a jug of sangria and tapas with the family.

table laid out with orange cocktail espresso maritini and salad
dining area

Star studded Lanes

Head to Brighton’s historic Lanes for a pre show dinner or drink. There’s enough down there to keep you busy, hydrated and full all weekend long. When visiting The Lanes be warned, it can be easy to lose your way, so if you’re planning on making it out again in time to catch a show, then make sure you pre-plan your visit.

Brighton beach beauties

Arrive in good time and head to the beach for a pre-theatre meal with a view. It doesn’t get much better than enjoying seafood and fizz on the seafront, but if you’re after something more low key, then there are still plenty of options for you to explore, here.

two girls drinking cocktail from disco ball
table laid out with seafood dishes

Hove end

If your theatre is located in Hove then you’ll find many restaurants to host your pre-theatre dinner. But here are a couple of our favourites to get you started. The Urchin is just the best for seafood and beer or if you fancy some truly auténtica tapas and vino head to Market on Church Road. It would be a tragedy to neglect Greek restaurant Nostos, since the Greeks invented theatre! And Nostos, with its bright spacious venue and authentic cuisine, is just the place to go in Hove.

After hours

How’s about a post show pint or a cocktail to help digest the day’s entertainment?  Head here to our bar guide and we’ll help you find that perfect boozer for a post show analysis

A pink cocktail with a herb garnish sat inside another glass with liquid nitrogen steam.