For those times when food and drink just aren’t enough. Here is our selection of restaurants with entertainment in Brighton, Hove, and Sussex. Or maybe that should be entertainment with food and drink. As long a both are great, does it really matter?
Glass House, BN6 9DY
The beautiful award winning Glass House restaurant in Wickwoods is set in an expansive orangery with full height glass folding doors which go out onto a heated terrace facing the stunning landscaped and wooded grounds. Providing a casual but classy dining experience, the Glass House also do fab live music nights on selected Fridays and Saturdays including live guitar performances, the saxophone and professional singers. More information
Al Duomo, BN1 1EE
Family run Italian restaurant seating 300 guests over 5 floors. This family does not do things by halves. Serving the residents of Brighton for 36 years, Al Duomo’s know how to throw a party. Entertainment includes dinner and disco, boogie nights, bi-monthly opera evenings and Elvis and Buble tributes! So depending on what you’re in the mood for Al Duomo’s has plenty going on to enjoy whilst eating delicious authentic Italian. More Information
The Regency Tavern, BN1 2EF
Some venues have entertainment, some venues are entertaining, The Regency Tavern gives you both! The splendid decor is worth a visit in itself, red brocade, leopard print and gold gilding make this old world pub into quite the spectacle, and that’s before you’ve ventured into the floor to ceiling mirror ball bathrooms (imagine being in your own Jamiroquai video). Regular entertainment populates the calendar including cabaret nights, open mic nights, live piano and karaoke for honest to goodness campy fun. Leave your inhibitions at the door!
The Cloak Room, taproom and smokehouse, is also home to some strong community spirited entertainment. Being well connected with the local music scene you can expect to encounter emerging talent in close quarters. The venue is relaxed and social, perfect for enjoying a few jars of locally brewed craft beer, or well mixed cocktails with delicious smoked and barbecued sharing plates. Keep an eye on The Cloak Room’s social media for updates of bar takeovers (not tap takeovers, too old hat), exclusive whiskey tastings, wine tastings and fabulous food and beer pairings, and mixtures of all of the above.
The Hartington, BN2 3PF
Very much a community pub, The Hartington, or “Harty” for short has long played host to a weekly folk jam, Tuesday’s are open mic and Sunday evenings see live jazz sessions from 6 pm (with Sunday roasts being served until 7.30). Seasonal themed parties populate the calendar making this pub a real social hub with a lineup of entertainment that is engaging and interactive. Classic pub games such as darts and a pool table make for self-propelled fun when the entertainment isn’t being laid on.
Bali Brasserie, BN3 2LR
Indonesian Malaysian restaurant, Bali Brasserie is an exciting, exotic venue in the heart of Hove. Enjoy a cocktail at the tropical bar before going to the beautiful restaurant to taste some of the most delicious fusion food you’ll try. They even have an Indonesian Rijsttafel (Rice Table) where you can enjoy 4 courses for 20 quid. Live entertainment is free entry and ranges from karaoke to tributes from a time gone by. More Information
Proud Cabaret, BN2 1EF
This vintage venue not only offers a delicious 3 course menu but nights filled with classic cabaret, macabre murder mystery, buxom burlesque and marvellous music. Live performances go on all through the evening: before, during and after dinner where you yourself can become the entertainment and hit the dance floor! And don’t expect bog standard ‘entertainment food’ – expect good quality British classics such as fillet steak. More Information
Brighton Music Hall, BN1 2FN
Brighton Music Hall is right on Brighton beach bang in the middle of the two piers. One of the largest heated beach terraces in the whole of Brighton if not the country! Thank goodness for that as they offer a year round programme of live music, burlesque, and cabaret. Housed in the beautifully restored Victorian arches with a cocktail bar and restaurant upstairs it’s simply a beautiful venue for a jolly good night out. Check out their Igloos that are installed for private hire! More Information
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Somewhat of a Brighton institution, The Mes (as it is known by locals) is a three-story eclectic building right in the heart of Brighton’s Lanes. The Mesmerist is a go to Brighton destination for residents of our vibrant city, and visitors alike, looking for an entertaining night out. They are renowned for their live music nights, ranging from soul to disco.
Komedia, BN1 1UN
Brighton’s very own premier live entertainment venue Komedia has one of the largest, most diverse arts and entertainment programmes in the UK. Offering over 700 performances of comedy, music, cabaret and children’s theatre, the Komedia is a popular choice for celebrations and events amongst Brightonians and visitors alike. The menu is unfussy with lots of finger food to choose from. Fresh and tasty and ideal for an evening of entertainment. More Information
Describing itself as a Grand Cafe and Late Lounge, the Bohemia is a beautiful establishment arranged over three floors which really does have something for everyone. Offering cocktail masterclasses as well as weekend DJ’s in the champagne late lounge and a jazz lounge on a Thursday where live jazz acts play under soft candle light reminiscent of original jazz clubs. Food ranges from light snacks to a three course meal. More Information
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Mascara, BN1 2AA
A truly authentic North African restaurant which serves Moroccan food cooked the Moroccan way. This place will transport you to another land. Plush, silk cushions, brass Hookahs and vibrant, warm colours everywhere you will feel like you’re in Aladdin’s cave. The chef’s blend rich flavours and spices to create exotic and warming North African cuisine. On Friday and Saturday evenings they provide a traditional belly dancing show. More Information
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Bom Banes, BN2 1RH
Unique and quirky cafe in the heart of Kemptown, Bom Banes is owned and run by singer Jane Bom-Bane who provides evenings of live music, film and puppetry! Wednesdays is food and film night! Open from Tuesday to Saturdays from 5pm, serving home cooked food with a European focus. Her signature dish is the ‘Stoemp and Sausage’ which is a variety of local ‘nothing added’ sausages, mash, seasonal veg and gravy. More Information
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