Things to do in Brighton

As visitors to the city file down in their train carriage load to a mile wide strip of beach between the Palace Pier and the i360, we at Restaurants Brighton take a slightly wider view of why Brighton is such a great place to explore.

Naturally, us being us, our Top 10 Things to do in Brighton has a foodie bent to it, but presumably that’s also exactly why you’re here.

With space at a premium in Brighton, the rooftop terrace is a nifty way of creating outdoor spaces for sun worshiping revellers. Being hidden from pedestrian view, the terrace often has an exclusive, ‘in the know’ feel to them, here’s our best picks

There’s something special happening in Brighton almost every day, but with so much choice it can get a bit overwhelming not to mention the information overload. If only someone would put together a calendar of foodie events all in one place… oh no wait, we have!

Variety may be the spice of life but new experiences keep you young! Stay up to date with all the new openings this summer, from Ginger groups Flint House in the Lanes to the new restaurant style Flour Pot in the Arches thanks to our Openings page. Eternal youth isn’t a fountain, it’s a buffet.

Take our ‘promenade with a pint’ with our guide to sea front pubs and bars. Swing east out to the Marina and follow the coast to Hove Lawns, or just find a really good spot that suites to your mood and drink in the sun, the sea and, of course, the drinks!

To quote Game of Thrones ‘winter is coming’, so get a move on while it’s still nice out and try our Bucket List 100. Start eating and drinking your way through the foodie list now and you might be done in time for the GoT series finale in 2019

Make the most of fine weather, beautiful countryside, quality ales and fare all in one go, and get a bit of exercise in while you’re at it. We’ve done the research for you so you can unplug and get off road for a few hours to work up a rewarding thirst and appetite.

We’re very blessed in Sussex to have great produce, from the wagyu steak of Trenchmore Farm to the award winning wines of Ridgeview Estate, whilst you’re out day tripping why not fill up in these gorgeous farm shops just bursting with fresh, local produce.

If hay fever or a sedentary disposition leaves you less than warming to the idea of exploring the summery Sussex countryside then have no fear! Brighton has a great selection of beer gardens and outdoor spaces, some hidden away like little gems, the best of them listed here.

As well we all know, summer can turn on the head of a penny in the UK so don’t waste any of it indoors when there are so many venues with alfresco dining. From the redeveloped Kingsway Arches to the idyls of rural Sussex we’ve picked the best for you to try.

Pretend you’re in Downton Abbey (or Brideshead Revisited, as this is Brighton) with the quintessentially English high tea. Three tiers of tiny sandwiches, scones and cakes topped off with a respectable cup of tea or a rambunctious cocktail.