The Watershed

Waterside bar and eatery with fantastic harbour views. Serving sharing platters classic mains and Sunday lunch.
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The Watershed, Brighton Marina

The Watershed at the Brighton Marina Yacht Club is the newest addition from the Space + Thyme team (who also run the kitchens at city centre pubs The Black Lion and The Mesmerist). To get there, follow the marina boardwalk past all the national chain restaurants and turn down onto the Western jetty that extends into the outer harbour. Here you will find a unique jewel on the water’s edge.

The Watershed Brighton marina club house

Sunday lunch sundowners

The main space is decorated in a modern nautical style and is refreshingly light and open. The first thing you’ll notice is the views of the harbour. The second thing you’ll notice is the west-facing aspect and water edge seating.

Seafront terrace at the Marina

The third thing you’ll notice is you’ve just found the perfect spot for a sundowner while indulging in your yachting lifestyle fantasy.

Brighton marina view

The Watershed is a bar and eatery where you can come for a few drinks and great views. Hang around for sharing platters over a bottle of wine and play “I’ll have that one” with the yachts. Or bring the whole family for a Sunday roast and explain to the millennials what Howard’s Way was (are we showing our age?)

sharing platter

Freshly made food

The food menu is divided into small plates, which are good for sharing between friends, a selection of bar food classics such as burgers and fish and chips, and sharing platters. As you’d expect for such a location there’s a bit more seafood on the menu, but there is a good overall selection including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Everything is freshly prepared by hand, as evidenced through the open kitchen pass, and sourced locally.

The bar at The Watershed

Accessible and accommodating

The roasts from Space + Thyme are renowned for their quality and are the perfect family treat if you’ve escaped the city centre for a family day at the marina’s leisure facilities. A high chair is available so even the youngest can join in the fun. The Watershed is also fully wheelchair accessible, with wheelchair-friendly loos. Dogs are welcome and drinking water made available on request.

Classic fish and chips

The bar is stocked with plenty of choices including local craft beers and national and international brands. A good selection of wines and spirits are also available, with rum being something of a favourite amongst the regulars.

Canvas chairs with marina view

Private hire at The Watershed

The Admiral Jack Voss suite is available for hire either for private dining or as a great business meeting venue with its “dream big” views, boardroom table and presentation screen.

Private dining room


  1. Pauline Christmas

    Booked for a meal on Tuesday evening, we had Fish and Chips. Food was hot, lovely large chunky chips, very enjoyable. The staff were friendly and made it a relaxed enjoyable experience. Thank you.

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