With local boozer charm, raucous DJ nights and cool interiors, it can be hard to believe that The Black Lion has been around since the 1500s. Head to this quirky pub for a brilliant selection of food, or go along for a game in their immersive escape room.
Cool Places To Eat In Brighton
It's a pretty established fact that Brighton is one of the coolest spots in the UK, with more independent and quirky restaurants and bars than we can count. We've searched through Brighton's indie-infested streets to find the edgiest spots - whether that be for their hipster interiors, unusual food menu or eclectic selection of locally-sourced IPAs - to find the creme de la creme of Brighton's coolest restaurants.
Looking to impress someone special with your knowledge restaurants near the West Pier? The Salt Room is a stunning urban dining retreat with uninterrupted views of the sea with a pretty terrace area for summertime tipples and mouthwatering fresh seafood in the sun.
Fronting American-style breakfasts, killer signature cocktails and unmissable weekend brunch events, The Breakfast Club is one seriously cool place to eat in Brighton. Whatever mood you may be in, this place's menu of all-day brekkie dishes are sure to sweep you off your feet.
Created by Will Dennard and Jack Southan, Med is a cool Little East Street spot serving Southern European-style seafood dishes and deliciously indulgent desserts is stylish surroudnngs. Settle under the living wall and make your way trough the menu with exotic wines to pair.
This central Brighton bar is a treasure trove of quirky interiors from the suit of armour through to grand chesterfield sofas. Their weekly bottomless brunches and killer cocktail menu will entice you to keep drinking and dancing till the early hours at the popular weekend party spot.
Set in a cave, this ridiculously cool seafront eatery hosts a variety of supper clubs, and come the weekend is a top spot for some partying. When they're not busy keeping you entertained, they also serve a fail-safe menu of seafood to enjoy in the caves or outside by the sea.
If you're a sucker for seafood and grilled meat dishes, this is easily the cool Brighton restaurant for you. The Coal Shed are renowned for their hearty platters and expertly sourced meat, fish and vegetable dishes, with Scottish cattle steaks and grilled lobster coming in as premium pickings.
With events such as boozy brunches, pop-up pottery classes and tap takeovers, this North Laine boozer is more than just a pretty face. The venue also has an on-site micro-brewery, serving some seriously delicious fresh pints alongside a menu of ace, gut-buster burgers.
Head over to The Lanes where this gorgeous tapas spot is fronting a foliage-laden dining room and a mouthwatering selection of authentic Andalucian tapas. Treat yourself to a fiesta of flavours, from meaty croquettes and spicy garlic prawns to steaming paellas and warming fish dishes.
Out of all the many, many cool bars around Brighton, there's one that steals our heart every time: Dead Wax Social. The popular North Laine spot offers a winning trio of delicious stone-baked pizzas, a cracking selection of local craft beer and one of the best vinyl selections in town.
If you're a sucker for craft beer and burgers, Bison Beer is a North Laine gem that oozes cool vibes. Against a royal blue backdrop, guests can sip on sublime craft creations, chow down on hearty buns and make the most of a pretty impeccable Sunday roast when the weekend rolls in.
Craving something a little lighter? Offering fresh, honest Vietnamese cooking from ts home on Black Lion Street, Pho is a brilliantly cool Brighton restaurant. From signature bowls of steaming hot pho to salads, noodle dishes to curries, there are plenty of stunning dishes to dive into.
Housed within a former bank, etch retains some of those traditional elements while boasting a swish contemporary look, making it one undeniably cool Brighton restaurant. Against the dark blue walls and vibrant orange hues, guests can tuck into equally-impressive tasting menus.
The New Club brings a bit of New York cool to our little seaside town with their menu of burgers and craft ales. The Brooklyn-inspired spot features American-themed interiors as well as an outdoor terrace to catch those rare rays of sunshine.
Cosy fireplaces, a menu of devilishly spicy hot wings and weekend parties that will take you days to recover from, The Joker has got to be one of the hottest pubs in Brighton. If you're staying late, head upstairs to their clubroom, The Devil's Disco and dance until the early hours.
Colourful, quirky and with a menu that'll make your stomach smile, this Mexican-inspired eatery is a perfect and laid back date spot. Sip on margaritas and alcoholic slushies whilst tucking into your own specially-created burrito, tostada or taco.
Cin Cin is, without a doubt, one of Brighton's coolest restaurant. Fronting organic, home cooked Italian fare accompanied by fine wines and handpicked flavoursome aperitifs, the team have created a homely and inviting space from their humble supper club origins.
From their vast selection of gins and local ales through to their delicious pizzas, The West Hill Tavern is a feast for all the senses. Add in the funky decor, live music nights, fun pub quizzes and dog-friendly policy, and you're onto a winner with this cool place to eat in Brighton.
As one of Brighton's oldest pubs, The Lion and Lobster has been around longer than most and knows exactly how to create a lively atmosphere. The restaurant also serves award-winning food, including regularly changing catch of the days, homemade pizzas and a stellar Sunday roast.
Perfectly perched in the heart of the Lanes, Patty & Bun is a London export famed for its impressive burgers. Armed with fresh ingredients, various cheeses and lightly-toasted brioche buns, this cool restaurant is pulling out all the stops with its expansive menu of American-style eats.
This spot packs one hell of a punch - in terms of both their interiors and their burgers. Pull up a chair in their neon, multi-coloured wonderland of a venue to sink your teeth into some epic stacked burgers, mouthwatering hot dogs, devilishly good vegan seitan fingers and plenty more.
Nested within a beachfront arch, this cool Brighton haunt serves up a selection of British fare and local brews that'll keep you coming back for more. Grab a pew at this chic 100-seater spot and enjoy the intimate and laid back atmosphere whilst tucking into their menu of seasonal dishes.
Bringing effortless French coolness to Brighton, Plateau is an independent wine bar and restaurant with plenty of je ne sais quoi. Hunker down here and explore their enormous collection of handpicked bottles, with a menu of small plates that can be perfectly paired to you glass.