Best Restaurants in Brighton

Home to some of the quirkiest haunts, top plant-based kitchens and coolest seaside spots in the country, this city is absolutely brimming with brilliant places to eat. So what are you waiting for? Check out our pick of the best restaurants in Brighton and treat your tum to knockout tucker morning, noon and night.

Last updated on 15th July 2021

No 32

138 user reviews 4

You may know it as your one-stop shop for nights out, but No 32 also happens to rustle up some of the best food in Brighton. Grab a table in the venue or out on their balcony for a feast of brunch classics, internationally-inspired small plates or exquisite fish and meat dishes. 

Med Brighton

14 user reviews 5

One of Brighton's best restaurants in The Lanes, Med is bringing a taste of Southern Europe to the coast. Get stuck into delectable small plates - we're talking Portuguese-style roast chicken, grilled squid, burrata - washed down with summery cocktails and international wines.

The Coal Shed

2 user reviews 4

From premium steaks to grilled lobsters, this Brighton restaurant is dishing up some of the best meat and fish in town. Champions of open fire cooking, the fittingly named Coal Shed has a variety of menus, from a la carte and daily specials to pre-theatre meals and epic Sunday roasts.

Pho Brighton

288 user reviews 4

Just a stone's throw away from the beach, Pho is your go-to for wallet-friendly Vietnamese food. This one is a great shout for groups, with a crowd-pleasing selection of noodle soups, salads and curries available for meat-eaters, vegans and gluten-free diners alike.

Food For Friends

1 user review 5

Arguably the most popular of all the vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Brighton, Food For Friends is an award-winning plant-based kitchen in The Lanes. Originally opened in 1981, this beauty has gained a reputation for its mouthwatering brunches and internationally-inspired eats.

Situated along Jubilee Street, The Chilli Pickle is an award-winning restaurant putting its own spin on Indian cuisine. Taking inspiration from various regions, plates will have you chomping on the likes of peanut aubergine curries, whole BBQ sea bream and masala fries.

A great shout for vegans looking to get their comfort food fix, Purezza is the country's first wholly plant-based pizzeria - and a delicious one at that. Head here for an evening spent chomping on 48-hour proofed dough topped with goodies such as beetroot carpaccio, pulled porketta and black truffle.


1 user review 5

The brainchild of MasterChef: The Professionals winner Steven Edwards, etch. is one of the best restaurants in Hove. Perfect for a special occasion, the kitchen changes its tasting menus weekly and offers you the choice of five, seven or nine-course meals. 

With swoon-worthy interiors and an organic ethos, Six is a no-brainer for meals in Hove. Come here for a knockout weekend brunch or hit it up during the week for a range of European-inspired veggie, vegan and meat feats.