While you may need to step a little further and head on out to the Marina for The Watershed, this is a fish restaurant worthy of the travel. Overlooking local boats and the water, you'll enjoy a seasonal menu with everything from calamari and fish tacos to breaded whitebait.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for delicious seafood? Shelter Hall in Brighton brings just that with several kitchens and local seafood from Crabshack. Along with their cocktail, wine and beer bar, the spot offers a stunning view of the Sussex Coastline from their large terrace.
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.
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.
When you're by the seaside, you just have to try the local fruits de la mer. Over at Cote in The Lanes, they're serving up all kinds of seafood dishes, including moules frites, fish parmentier and roasted seabass, all of which would go well with a crisp bottle of white.