Eat, drink and be safe.

From 5 January until at least 15 February, all hospitality venues must close while in tier 5. Winter is a harsh time for our hospitality industry, and this comes after a harsh few years.

Help ensure there is something to go back to when we can all go out again, with these safe ways to support local businesses.


Over the first lockdown months, many venues developed innovative ways of getting their dining experience into your home and these are likely to still make up essential revenue for them. January is grim enough as it is without having the fun of eating food cooked for you by someone else, so give some of these a try, for your sanity and their survival.

You can also now view the BRAVO 2020 Have at Home winners here.

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Buy local

Local producers who supply into the industry, are also pivoting their business models to survive. By buying from these local producers growers and farm shops you’re eating well and helping protect the people who provide the people who provide you! Many businesses who were previously industry-focussed will continue with their own retail arm, buying from these producers direct makes for great gifts to send nationally; say it “From Sussex With Love”.

We can’t gather indoors right now, so show your commitment to the future and buy a gift voucher for a friend or yourself to cash in when the time is right. This is a beautiful thing to do and goes some way in supporting your independents. We’ve pulled together a list of some that are offering vouchers to buy online here.

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Write a review

Show some love by writing your favourite venues a review on our website and we’ll make sure they know about it. Why leave a review with us? Restaurants Brighton is a locally run business, with a small team all based locally, we directly invest back into the local economy (and we pay our taxes); the same cannot be said of some of the national and global review websites. Your input helps us compete against those big players.

On the Restaurants Brighton website 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 you can. Why not use the 2020 BRAVO results to make a start, find where to brunch lunch and dinner, sip the best cocktails feast on the best roasts and much more; all voted for by the public.