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Award-winning Restaurant at Drakes has been amongst the top scoring Brighton restaurants in The Good Food Guide for over 10 consecutive years and is one of the most well established restaurants in the city. Nestled within the sophisticated boutique hotel, the ambience is one of relaxed glamour, lending itself beautifully to special romantic dinners and leisurely weekend lunches (with an appealing Bottomless Prosecco option!) The elegant Private Dining Room can accommodate 6 to 12 people and includes the services of a dedicated waiter. There is no hire charge to book this room and will add that extra special touch to every occasion. Drakes can host business meetings and weddings too.
Executive Chef, Alan White’s luxury dining menus offer a high-end and exclusive dining experience. The private dining experience at the Grand Hotel can be hosted in a choice of 4 unique spaces. Each room offers it own unique ambience with luxurious decorative touches, quality British furnishing and striking features such as the statement art mural of Brighton seafront in George 3rd or the traditional wood panelling in the Regent Room. One of the go to venues for private dining in Brighton.
Brighton Cookery School is an innovative and creative cookery school and venue located in the very heart of Brighton. In terms of private dining, the space here can be hired for special occasions or team building sessions where guests can cook their own dinner. A little more interactive and fun than sitting down to be served dinner by others, at Brighton Cookery School private hire options see guests able to learn, cook and eat together with loved ones or colleague. A different option available for private hire seekers in Brighton.
The Flint Barns is a beautifully restored 10 roomed guest house situated in the estate. With its own dining room and dedicated Chef, the Flint Barns make for a beautiful getaway which is both family and dog friendly as well as a great venue for a celebration. The Luxe of The Tasting Room continues here, although the overall feel is more rustic which, in our opinion, is perfect for a party.
Finding a classy Indian restaurant you could argue is a hard thing to find, a contradiction in terms; and yet that’s exactly what Indian Summer is. Popular Southern Indian dishes with great gluten free options and an incredible tandoori roast on a Sunday. Indian Summer has been leading the way for many years and is still up there with the best. Available for hire for cocktail parties, sit down meals and buffets.
Perfect for any event, The Sussex Ox is delighted to host your special occasions in the heart of the Sussex countryside. From weddings, anniversaries, and birthday parties to corporate events and meetings, there is a wide selection of delicious food on offer to cater for your party. The Garden Room, ideal for smaller groups, can accommodate up to 25 people and boasts double doors though onto the decking area of our garden. For larger groups who would prefer more privacy, The Front Room can seat up to 40 people, with a stunning view of rolling downland toward Lullington. Exclusive venue hire is available during weekdays and options for outside parties during the summer months are available. Click here to view the menu selection.
Located at Brighton’s Marina you can take in the views and hire one of the stylish private dining rooms that are available at Malmaison! Enjoy an intimate celebration with friends, family or colleagues with a glass of fizz, a three-course meal and half a bottle of wine at £39 per person. Perfect for any occasion such as birthdays, anniversaries and work parties!
When looking to host a private event for friends, loved ones or colleagues, one would generally look for a venue that will guarantee to impress the guests. Wild Flor, will do just that! Their 20 people capacity private dining room is gorgeous and offers a relaxed but elegant setting for hosting. You’ll have the option of working with the kitchen to curate your perfect party menu, be it three courses of all time favourites or a full tasting menu.
The New Inn is a Grade II listed building with spacious third-acre south facing garden. The pub is divided into several rooms, including a large function room, the original village Corn Exchange, and smaller suites suited to presentations, private dining and parties. The garden features a large marquee, bar and wood-fired pizza oven which can be hired together with the Corn Exchange, perfect for summer wedding receptions, for which The New Inn are able to provide a range of services.
Kujira Brighton is the newest addition to the set of bright young things rejuvenating the Preston Street area of the city. Food here is cooked on the robatayaki grill, creating a wonderful intense flavour in the dishes.Kujira Brighton also describes itself as an ‘izakaya bar’ serving Japanese inspired cocktails invented by their mixologist. As well as the small but sleek restaurant upstairs there is a downstairs lounge bar featuring a karaoke booth and games consoles. This space is available for private hire, but when not booked is a great place to unwind with some cool drinks and entertainment.
Tucked away in the sprawling Lanes is Bohemia an all-day eatery and cocktail venue. Bohemia is a spacious bar with many areas ideally suited to contain your party, the mezzanine floor is a particularly good spot to have a view down into the main central bar. The team of chefs can service you with a buffet or canapé menu, tailored to all dietary requirements. Or give one of their cocktail making classes a try, with complimentary bubbles on arrival and then learning to make and drink three fantastic cocktails.
From office parties to wedding receptions, Al Duomo pride themselves in hosting a cracking shindig in Brighton. With a central location (next to the Royal Pavilion and a short walk from the train station) it’s the perfect place to host a private dining event – big or small. Take a look at the website to see examples of previous private events hosted at Al Duomo.
Gather your squad, grab a mic, and order a drink at Lucky Voice Brighton – you’re all set to enjoy your very own private karaoke room! Are you ready to enjoy your very own private karaoke room? If the answer is yes then Lucky Voice Brighton is waiting for you. With 7 private karaoke rooms available and over 9000 contemporary and classic anthems to sing your heart out to, Lucky Voice is a guaranteed great night out. Complete with a prop box, a ‘thirsty’ button and a live DJ on weekends, you are going to struggle to get your gang to leave!
Welcoming folk of the Preston Park area and beyond, The Cleveland Arms is the definition of a community pub. The venue itself has been recently refurbished into a modern and light but cosy and welcoming space, overlooking the beautiful green space of Blakers Park. The Cleveland Arms are also very happy to host private parties and events in their bright and open plan venue. They provide bespoke menus for all types of events and to find out more information please visit their website.
Have you got something to celebrate? Mid Sussex Golf Club can cater for a huge variety of Functions, from Dinner Dances and Balls for 120 guests with a 3 course sit down dinner and coffee, to a 30th Birthday Party with a hot buffet for 200 guests, or a Golden Wedding Anniversary Party for 60 with a Carvery Lunch. With space for either a band or disco, and a perfect dance floor, we are able to make your celebration go with a swing.
In a superb location on Brighton seafront, The Copper Clam is just 150m from the new BAi360 attraction with stunning seafront views. Their spacious venue is available for parties and private hire, offering you and your guests a tailored set menu, canapés or buffet to fit your occasion and budget. You can sit in their newly refurbished seating area which can accommodate up to 60 people, where you can offer a glass of prosecco on arrival for guests. There’s also a private dining area for smaller parties up to 20.
The private dining room at Market at 42 Western Road, (called 42d Downmarket) is an upmarket space ideal for parties both small and large. Seating groups of between 10 and 28 you’ll enjoy an array of benefits including the option of indulging in The Chef’s Menu (a sharing feast of many of their Spanish inspired tapas and small plates), your own dedicated waiting and bar staff and you can even play your own music. Events are tailored to perfectly suit each party’s needs, (Market also offers Set Menus) and there isn’t even a hire charge to pay. If you’d like to know more, owner and event organiser Kate is always delighted to hear from you.
The same owners as the critically acclaimed Coal Shed, they’ve created a new impressive venue oozing with style and a menu which tantalises the taste-buds with the freshest fish, seafood and local produce available. Whether it’s a business meeting, a birthday celebration or a wedding breakfast, their private dining room is perfect for any occasion. With spectacular sea views, it makes your event extra special.
Brighton’s first Japanese conveyor belt style restaurant with an excellent reputation for its fresh and sustainable food. It’s located in the historic Lanes area with fantastic outdoor dining: the deck, called the Hiroba, emulates sitting on tatami mats and can be hired out for private parties, wedding receptions, and as a stage for performances and product launches.
The Chimney House is a lovely pub in Sevendials with a fantastic local and seasonal menu and lots of character. They sell local jams and chutneys on the bar, and have a selection of interesting art on the walls. The upstairs function room caters for a range of different occasions from a sit down meal for up to 22, to a social mingle event for up to 40 standing.
Planning a celebration and looking for the perfect party spot? We think we have just the place.. The Mesmerist in Brighton’s Lanes is a is a long standing favorite amongst us Brightonians and from the look of the queues that often snake outside the door here, there’s a lot of magic going on inside that party-goers are keen to be captured by, time and again. With 4 private areas, 2 floors and 3 bars the venue has so many options available when it comes to private dining. Included in the private dining options is the new buffet menu, which you can view here.
A charming, intimate 20-cover restaurant, The Little Fish Market can cater to private dining. The venue is simply laid out with comfortable wooden tables and fish themed local artist’s work adorns the neutrally themed walls. The chef Duncan, offers a fixed priced five course menu at £50pp, decided on what’s been landed by the local fisherman that day.
Located in the historic Lanes, Gars is fine Chinese cuisine at it’s best. Around since 1983, they really do know what they’re doing. With Pan Asian dishes on the menu too, it caters for all tastes, styles and occasions. Two function rooms with a private bar, it’s the perfect place for your event. Catering for the small and intimate (up to 12) to the exciting and extravagant (up to 120).
Situated on Brighton’s Marina and serving the best of British produce, the GB Charcuterie is a great venue to hire. Whether it’s a party, celebration or work meeting, you can host it at the GB Charcuterie with a solely British menu. Only serving artisan charcuterie, cheeses, wines and other food items from the UK. There’s outside seating too and the expert team know exactly how to help plan your food.
Critically acclaimed, the Coal Shed is a different take on the ‘Fine Dining’ experience. Here they cook the very best steak and fish over a specially imported charcoal ‘Josper’ oven, to produce quality food with exceptional taste. Ethically reared Highland beef and locally caught fish. The private dining room accommodates up to 16 people with your very own personal waiter. Not available on Friday and Saturday evenings or Sunday lunchtime.
If you’re looking for somewhere that has serious edge then The New Club on King’s road may be just the spot. The main restaurant has capacity for 70 whilst The Club Lounge takes a more intimate 18. Both are available for hire for private parties, from business brunches to wedding receptions or cocktails at an event launch. With views over the West Pier and urban NY decor The New Club leaves a lasting visual impression matched by its bold but straightforward menu.
The Walrus is a fabulously refurbished 200 year old pub that now boasts not only a beautifully designed restaurant, wonderful hidden two storey roof garden but also The Underbelly – a space for live music, cabaret or private function. Catering for up to 110 people, this venue is a fantastic Christmas Party option, or even for a music centred big birthday bash!
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