Get ready as the mince-pie-stuffing season is now upon us, and this town knows a thing or two about whipping up innovative takes on well-loved plates. From buttermilk-coated turkey stacked on waffles to Caribbean buffets and festive pizzas, there are plenty to choose between. Our favourites? Check out this guide to quirky Christmas dinners in Brighton.
The Breakfast Club - Turkey Waffle Dinner
Hark the herald angels sing, as The Breakfast Club makes eating breakfast food outside of normal morning hours acceptable. This year, they’re bringing the Christmas miracle of brunch to your festive dinner table. Forget carefully basting your bird, as it’s all about the three-course set menu (£26), which includes a turkey waffle dinner, served alongside succulent pigs in blankets, roast sprouts and lashings of flavour-packed gravy. As for something sweet? Opt for the boozy black forest profiteroles.
The World's End - Vegan Burgers And Hot Dogs
If Scalextric tracks, escape rooms and retro arcade games aren't enough to make The World's End a standout boozer come Christmastime, then check out the festive menu. Enjoy a Xmas burger (£10) made up from a chick'n patty and panko fried cheez stuffing, or opt for a footlong dawg (£10) covered in crispy bacxn. If you fancy something extra on the side, then delve into the plant-based stuffing balls (£3), before challenging your pals to a few rounds.
Proud Cabaret - Burlesque Dinner
Although playing All I Want for Christmas Is You on repeat is all well 'n' good, sometimes we need something a little more glamorous for the season. Step up Proud Cabaret, which is set to sprinkle your Christmas eve dinner in Brighton with all sorts of glitter and gold. Starting from £35, the 1920s-themed venue is serving the greats (roast turkey, celeriac soup and sticky toffee pudding) in a three-course meal with a healthy dollop of live entertainment.
Dead Wax Social - Christmas Tree Pizza
On the hunt for a quirky Christmas dinner in Brighton? Dead Wax Social is sure to hit the spot. Head inside this unique venue, where you'll be able to dance to festive tunes spun on vinyl, alongside gobbling down a Christmas Tree Pizza (£8) that's made up of pesto, sweet onions, cranberries and tomatoes. If that's not your thing, opt for a few Sicilian (£10) slices, which are covered in cheesy breadcrumbs, anchovies and capers.
The Mesmerist - Caribbean Festive Feast
Prince Albert Street's finest, The Mesmerist, is celebrating all things Caribbean this Christmas. Whether you're treating yourself to a set (£24.95 per person) or buffet menu (from £12.95), you can expect plates including succulent jerk turkey with fried plantains and juicy buffalo chicken wings smothered in a homemade hot sauce. That's not all, as there will be a lineup of entertainment to keep you occupied.