Foodie Things to do in Brighton

Looking for things to do in Brighton this February? Whether it’s finding that perfect Valentine’s day restaurant, enjoying a flipping amazing brunch on Pancake Day or eating your way through our RB20 bargains we’ve got it covered.

It’s a leap year, which is just as well because there’s plenty to cram in this month.

Go and enjoy the culinary spectacle that is The Great MOSHIMO Vegan Challenge! Some of Brighton’s most respected chef’s go head-to-head to create astounding plant-based dishes and compete for your vote to secure their place in the Finals. See you on the 26th of March.

“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that’s amore!” Yes it’s February and that means two things, a weird number of days in the month and the need to crank up the romance! Take a look at the best restaurant Valentine’s day deals here, check our Romantic Restaurants page, or go for some classic European fare with our pick of French and Italian restaurants.

Pancake day (Shrove Tuesday) is quite an event these days, with brunch venues going all with American stacks and the love it/ hate it combination of bacon and maple syrup. You may prefer the thinner variety and in the words of the late, great Victoria Wood wish to “creep in have a crêpe and creep out again”, or even go full-on leftfield with a dosa. Whatever you fancy, you can have your pancake and eat it with our top picks.

The BRAVOs are back for the fourth year running, this is your chance to have your say in 16 categories for all the best places to eat and drink in the Brighton, Hove and Sussex. Give your favourite venues a BRAVO and you could win £200!

From supper clubs to new pop-ups, we keep updating our Food and Drink Events page all the time, so keep coming back. For even more events join this active Brighton Food and Drink events group on Facebook!

Enjoy 20% off your food and drink bills with RB20, there’s no sign-up, no fee, just great savings at some of Brighton’s best restaurants. So make like a squirrel and go nuts!

Things to do in Brighton, Brighton Cookery School

Skill up

Pick up some new skills with a professional cookery lesson at Brighton Cookery School or master the mysteries of the East with a cookery class with the Kari Club, Brighton’s very own Indian recipe box club, or head over to The Brighton and Hove Food Partnership Community Kitchen for some masterclasses with local super-chefs, check out these masterclasses at top Brighton restaurants.

The crackle and spit of a fire and the smell of woodsmoke is the perfect accompaniment to a glass of full-bodied red or a jar of real ale; if the English had invented the word hygge this would have been what it meant. Colder weather is entirely worthwhile when you’ve got a lovely fire to warm yourself by, keep out of the cold for longer with this cheery list. Our best pubs guide to Brighton may also be of use along with the Brighton guide to craft beer.

When we’re graced with those crisp clear days it is the perfect time to top up your vitamin D with some country walks. Sussex is a magnificent county with rolling hills and a beautiful coast, all year round it is a source of bountiful food and drink. By taking one of these walking tours of local areas you also get to discover some of the best pubs and restaurants showcasing local goodness in all its glory. Take a look at our Dog-Friendly guide too, so the whole family can join in.

Do something different and browse through our selection of the newest restaurants in the forever changing and fast-moving food scene in Brighton and Hove. Highlights and new restaurants in Brighton this period include Nostos in Hove, Amarillo, Coppa Club, Cyan and after a few setbacks we’re very excited about Kindling Restaurant having opened up on East Street.

Here at Restaurants Brighton we keep our ear to the ground and our noses to the plates to keep you up to date with all the best things to do in Brighton. We keep this page seasonally updated with activities and events to keep things exciting.

Life in Brighton can be whirlwind of activity, so much so that it can get a bit overwhelming. So here we have filtered out our favourites and presented them in an easy and entertaining listing. If you’d like to see more events go to our events calendar which you can find here. You can also follow our Facebook Food and Drink events page plenty of ideas on things to do.

Our fortnightly newsletter is also jam-packed with news, reviews and details of what is going on in the coming weeks. You can subscribe to our newsletter by scrolling to the bottom of any page and submitting your email address. We won’t share your details with any third parties, that’s a promise. If you have news of an event, or know some great things to do in Brighton and you’d like us to shout about them please get in touch by email to