Best Seafood Restaurants in Brighton

Being right beside the sea, it makes sense that Brighton has some seriously good spots for seafood, and what a selection they are. From freshly rolled sushi through to fish caught right on our doorstep, Brighton's seafood restaurants are a rich and eclectic mix with enough options to satisfy any sea-salt craving.

Last updated on 16th September 2022

The Coal Shed

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The Coal Shed might be further inland than sister restaurant The Salt Room, but it's still a true dedication to sourcing local. With meat cooked on charcoal, you can expect big flavours, alongside a grilled seafood selection with lobster, seabass and more.

The Lion and Lobster

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It's been a hidey hole for Brighton's fishermen for more than 500 years and The Lion and Lobster is still an excellent seafood pub. With pictures, portraits and fairy lights decorating the walls, the pub has an intimate atmosphere - all the better to enjoy a pint of their excellent craft ale and munch your way through a fish dish.


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Nostos is an award-winning restaurant in Brighton, rustling up a mouthwatering range of Greek fare. Chow down on things like pan-fried hake with cavolo nero fricassee, as well as red mullet and a tomato-fennel sauce. To wash it down? Perfectly matched wines.

A truly unique pub style in Brighton, The Urchin is a celebration of beer and shellfish, with locally caught seafood paired with over 100 craft beers. When you're not praising the knowledgeable staff? You're gushing over a menu with international but simple influences.

Head to Preston Road if you're after an Asian twist on your seafood. Starting life as a pop-up, this northern spot specialises in sharing tapas; stand out dishes include octopus tentacle cooked in red wine and tuna tartare.

It wouldn't be possible to list Brighton's best seafood restaurants without including Riddle and Finns, the oyster and Champagne specialists. The restaurant only has space for 40 but this makes it all the more special; perch by a marble table topped with candelabras and prepare to have all your seafood dreams come true.