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Whats on this October in Brighton?

Eat, drink and be safe.

Eat, drink and be merry. It’s October, the first month of fall and there’s a lot to do in Brighton. We want to ensure that you don’t miss the best bits. Simply follow this guide to make sure you know what’s going on and where this Autumn. 

Friend toasting with pints


While the usual local Bavarian festival will not be taking place in Brighton this year, we’re pleased to announce that many local venues will be carrying the torch in its place.

The Bierhaus and The Bronze in Kemptown will be celebrating this month by serving mammoth jugs of the good stuff. Hove Place invites you into their garden for some full Bavarian flavours. Shelter Hall has been transformed into a Bavarian beer hall for Oktoberfest with a salting of Sussex by the sea. Head to the Ladies Mile in Patham on October 2nd for beer, DJ’s and full Bavarian costumes.

For more events and information visit our events page.

DEALs on dining 

Restaurants Brighton are pleased to announce the return of RB20. Working in partnership with top Brighton and Sussex based restaurants you can receive 20% off your food bill at featured venues. Launching 1 October, no sign-up, no fee, just great deals. Book with RB20 to revisit golden oldies or discover new favourites.

See here for the developing selection of excellent foodie destinations.

RB20 offer
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Whether yours will be spooky, boozy, tricky or treaty, there’s a lot going on this All Hallows Eve. From full flare, Buffy themed parties, dastardly discos to spooktacular afternoon teas and bogey (boozy) brunches. Our events page is up to date with the most hair-raising Halloween happenings in town.

Feed the family

We’re almost through the first half of the first term of the year. Parents rejoice, you’re getting your little cherubs (or in the theme of Halloween you’re gremlins) back for a week at the end of October. Keep an eye out for restaurants that have ‘kids eat free offers’ on this half term.

To get you started The Dorset, Ohso Social and Rum Kitchen will be offering one free kids meal for every adult meal purchased. If you’re looking to introduce the kids to fine dining, need a pit stop for a child that’s growing up green or want to take their palate on a world tour, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for in our pick of the best family-friendly restaurants in Brighton and Hove. Or go by the peoples’ choice and use the BRAVO top 20 Family Restaurants to plan your broods outing around town.

Kids cheering inside Italian restaurant Nuposto

Visit Sussex 

Sussex has a wealth of restaurants and bars, most of these are perfectly positioned in picturesque villages with rolling hills ripe for rambling. With October bringing the changing shades of autumn, now is a great time to go and take in the sensational sights that surround our city. 

Use our guide to
country walks in Sussex to get in some exercise as well as a few pints in quintessential country pubs. Check out our picks of the best restaurants in Sussex including Michelin and AA awarded eateries. And visit some foodie Sussex country pubs with luscious gardens with autumnal vistas 

Sunday roast 

The Sunday roast has got to be the most popular meal of the week and it’s definitely a great way to warm up your insides after a brisk Sunday stroll. The BRAVO top 20 winners of best roast in Brighton is a great place to start on your quest for the perfect roast.

However, if you can’t find your favourite then
see our top picks for local venues that offer a great Sunday roast. If you’re craving a plant-based plate then here’s our guide to venues that offer the best vegan roasts around.

pouring gravy on sunday roast
Shelter Hall

Restaurants with entertainment

Pub quizzes for the whizzes, drag brunches and music accompanied lunches are back. In Brighton, we love a side helping of entertainment with our mains and recently we’ve all been starved of the live stuff. So, it’s no surprise that now we’ve got it back, entertainment is at the top of this seasons bucket list. Our event pages are kept up to date with who’s hosting what, when and where. Check it out and keep your events calendar as rich as ours!


Brighton Cookery School

Brighton Cookery School 

Brighton Cookery School is an innovative and creative cookery school located in the very heart of Brighton. Their philosophy is for you to learn, cook and eat in a professional and relaxed environment, while you have fun with friends, loved ones or colleagues. They have a rich and exciting program of events that are tailored to seasonal produce and calendar big bangers.

For full listings see here.

Brunch out 

Brunch culture is at its height in popularity, as a meal it sits between breakfast and lunch both in timing and style. More venues are now offering brunch as a celebratory type of dining – the bottomless brunch – where you can guzzle down prosecco and bloody Marys until your heart’s content.

While others maintain that it is a staple of a lazy weekend and might pair it with fresh coffee and people watching. Whichever is your flavour, you’ll not be short of choice.
Here’s our pick of local cafes that boast a bounty of banging brunches, our top spots for plant-based brunches and the top 20 winners of the BRAVO best brunch 2020.

Let the feasting commence!

table laid out with many dishes