Helping our hospitality community stay healthy

Our food and drink scene is one of the most celebrated aspects of Brighton life, as well as the largest single contributor to employment and the local economy.

As well as ensuring we stay healthy, here are a fewways that you can support our much-loved independents and help keep them buoyant, so you’ve got something to look forward to for when the dust settles.

We’re no stranger to pizza delivery and movie nights, but perhaps it is time to broaden our home delivery palettes. With apps like Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats you can find yourself dining on some of the most authentic worldly favourites made by your most highly-rated chefs in the comfort of your own living room. Don’t always rely on a third-party service for home deliveries as many venues have now adapted their services and offer delivery direct and contactless delivery.

Precautionary measures such as working from home and avoiding social interaction mean our worlds are about to get very small. Boredom and isolation are no fun, and for sanity’s sake, it’s important to find things to look forward to. This is also an opportunity to support local producers while stocking up on supplies. Why not organise a Facetime coffee break with some freshly roasted beans from one of our fine coffee roasters and add a pastry from an artisanal baker? Make lunch exciting with some cheese or charcuterie, or pick up a bottle of plonk from a local independent off-license to share with your cohabiting co-workers? We’ve put together our pick of local independent shops, here, we’ll leave you to decide how to make it fun.

Amarillo Brighton

Buy a gift voucher

Show your commitment to the future and buy a gift voucher for a friend or yourself to cash in when the time is right. Lots of places do them so get in touch with the purveyors of your culinary cravings and let them know you’re coming. This is a beautiful thing to do and goes some way in supporting your independents.

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Write a review

We all know that a great review is great for business. So, share the love in the form of a blinding review. You’ll be exercising your writing skills and crediting your most loved venues for all the wonderful meals and memories. You can leave a review via Restaurants Brighton by going to the bottom of a venues feature page.

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Cheer them up online

This is a tough time. You might have had to close your door and stay inside. Some of your favourite restaurants, pubs and cafes may have to shut theirs. Likes, comments and shares are still a valuable commodity. Give your favourites a huge shout out. Show them you are thinking of them. From the comfort of your front room you can make a huge difference in their future sales.

Top Brighton Chefs at The Grand

Create a wish list

Use this downtime and make plans for some positive-post-Covid experiences. On Restaurants Brighton you can create your own wish list, simply use the heart icon to save your favourites in a list ready to experience in person when things return to normal. We’ll all have a lot of catching up to do, once the air has cleared, and doing it in an independent local bar or restaurant will help breathe much-needed resources back into local economy.

Chances are you’re going to be doing a lot more cooking at home for a while (or ordering takeaway if you really can’t cook/ won’t cook). Why not use this time to learn how to create your favourite eat out meal at home? Our YouTube channel is chock-a-block with recipe videos from many of Brighton’s leading chefs so you can learn how they make the magic happen at home, from whipping up the perfect flat white to preparing authentic fortifying curries.