Enjoy eating on a stunning rooftop terrace at Oculist on Boyce's Street. This top-notch haunt has a gorgeous space for alfresco shindigs, alongside a crackin' brunch, Sunday roast, and main menu that's sure to get mouths watering. Thirsty? They have cocktails for that too.
Where To Eat And Drink Outside In Brighton
When the sun is in the sky? This stunning town is the place to be for a day of seaside frolicking and alfresco drinking. Whether you fancy chilling on a rooftop terrace, sipping pints on a streetside table or relaxing in a beer garden, you're spoilt for choice on where to eat and drink outside in Brighton.
Venture up London Road and you'll come across one of Brighton's hidden gems. With a number of wooden huts and sun-soaked tables to choose from, Open House is also delivering the goods in the food department, through their choice of burgers, salads or mezze boards.
You'll hear it, see it and downright want to be a part of it. The Mash Tun is a vibrant pub and in the running for the best places to drink outside in Brighton. With their bustling streetside tables and quirky craft pints, the boozer attracts a cool crowd looking for a good ol' time.
Situated just a few feet away from the sea, Ohso Social is, without a doubt, a perfect location for chilling with friends in sunnies. Head to the beachfront bar for some tipples and tanning during the day, or come round later when the party vibes kick up a gear.
Nestled away from the crowds in Preston, Park View is one of our top picks for dog-friendly restaurants in Brighton. Not only does it boast a four-tiered beer garden and gorgeous outdoor space, but it's also got a range of craft beers, artisan spirits alongside pub classics to be enjoyed.
Take a break from playing on The World's End's epic selection of games and VR to soak up the sun on one of their streetside tables. Sit outside the eye-catching building and you'll also get a prime view of this boozer's stunning painted frontage, while enjoying some succulent burgers.
As close to the shore as you can get without getting your toes wet, The Tempest Inn is one of the best spots for outdoor dining in Brighton. Head to this archway bar for incredible views of the ocean, fresh seafood plates and, come nightfall, some of the best bashes in town.
Located in The Arches, Brighton Music Hall is a great location if you're looking for Brighton restaurants with outdoor seating. This quirky and laidback boozer is perfect for lapping up the sun on their gigantic terrace, over a few thirst-quenching beers.
Drinks with a view? Brighton Beach Club is not only providing picturesque scenes, but also offers a fabulous selection of cocktails, beers and wines. Make your way to this top-notch eatery for gastro food, including dishes for carnivores and vegans alike.
As wacky and wonderful as Brighton bars come, each corner and crevice of Mrs Fitzherberts has something new to discover. Make your way outside and you'll find one of the town's top outdoor terraces, complete with its very own wood-burning fire and a retractable roof.
The Hare and Hounds is the perfect location if you're searching for one of the best places to eat and drink in Brighton. Located slap bang in the middle of London Road, this top-notch haunt is decorated with pretty pergola benches, which come complete with toasty heaters.
From the gorgeous outdoor dining patio to its modern rooftop terrace, Socialite Restaurant and Bar has plenty of space to enjoy some top-notch eats outdoors. Think boozy brunches, after-work drinks and late-night cocktails with DJs galore at this swish spot.
Known as Brighton's only seafront market and bar, Shelter Hall showcases amazing views of the Sussex coastline at their large outdoor terrace. With 7 different restaurants to choose from, the kitchens offer everything from messy wings to fresh crab and scrumptious pizzas.
It should come as no surprise that Patterns is one of the best places to drink in Brighton. Adorned with vibrant colours and pretty fairy lights, this outdoor terrace boasts stunning sea views, alongside thumping house music in the warmer months.
Just a stone's throw from the train station, Grand Central has a cute little outdoor beer garden, filled with plants, bright furniture, and hopefully, lots of rays. Situated among Brighton's rooftops, it's the perfect place to escape the chaos of the seafront and refuel with a cocktail in hand.
Rooftop views? Check. Coffee-infused concoctions. You bet. Make your way to Kensington Gardens Trading Post Coffee Roasters for some alfresco antics with pals. Touting a sky-high outdoor terrace, live DJ sets and tasty grub, this is the perfect venue come rain or shine.
An alfresco seafood feast in The Lanes? It's happening at Med. The stylish restaurant is serving up a delicious mix of grilled squid, clams and market fish for diners on their outside terrace - giving off some real European coffee culture vibes as they do it.
From the outside, The Lion and Lobster is just a good old Brighton pub, however, venture inside and you'll discover a secret roof terrace. It may be diddy in size, but it's a charming outdoor eatery which provides the perfect place for you to enjoy some tasty craft beers.
You'll have to move quickly to bag yourself a seat on Wahaca's streetside tables, but with a long list of icy concoctions and Mexican plates, it's worth it. If you're not lucky, the inside of this charming eatery is pretty enough to drag you away from the sun for a feast worthy of any fiesta.
Found in the very heart of The Lanes, Bohemia is a truly bespoke retreat for a little alfresco schmoozing. While many take to their front of house tables, indulging in handmade cocktails, you might be surprised to learn that Bohemia boasts its very own rooftop space.
There's always a lot going on over at Revolution; from DJs spinning your weekend away through to brunches in the sun. Great for large groups, this is one of our top Brighton restaurants for its outdoor space, alongside a great selection of cocktail pitchers to keep revellers hydrated.
Major players on Brighton's burgeoning burger scene, the team at Honest know what they're doing when it comes to oozing cheese, juicy patties and crispy fries. We like ours best with a side of people watching - easily done from this place's streetside terrace.
Inspired by simple yet slick New York eateries, The New Club is a den of Stateside charm. If you just so happen to be lucky enough to nab yourself one of their alfresco spots, you'll be chowing down on premium patties while enjoying the stunning beachfront views.
Burnt Orange Brighton is one of the town's most Instagrammable places. Whether you're heading to their swoon-worthy outdoor space for a spot of lunch, or are in the mood for a few late-night bevvies, this top-notch haunt has got you covered.
Flint House is home to one of Brighton's prettiest outdoor terraces, perfect for alfresco drinking and dining in the warmer months. When it comes to refreshments? Expect a menu of enticing small plates, larger sharing dishes and thirst-quenching cocktails.