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.

Last updated on 28th February 2022

Dead Wax Social

90 user reviews 4

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.

The Coal Shed

4 user reviews 4

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. 

The Salt Room

5 user reviews 5

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.

Med Brighton

122 user reviews 5

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. 

The Tempest Inn

187 user reviews 4

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.


2 user reviews 5

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.


2 user reviews 5

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.

Searching for delicious grub in Brighton? We've got you covered with some of the best French cuisine in a chic dining space. Chow down on sumptuous salads, steak frites and tomato salads while tipping back a few glasses of Champagne.

For authentic Italian grub with a modern twist, look no further than Nuposto. Their pizza is the real deal Neapolitan-style, traditionally proved for 24 hours and cooked in their masterpiece oven, whereas artisanal pasta is handcrafted and cooked up in a variety of homemade sauces.


1 user review 5

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.