Christmas Lunch in Brighton

Whether you fancy cramming in the cranberry with a group of your chums or getting the family together for some tasty turkey piled on to a plate big enough for its own postcode, our town boasts a dapper selection of festive feasting destinations. Grab your elasticated waistband and check out our recommendations for the best restaurants for Christmas lunch in Brighton this winter.

Last updated on 6th November 2020

Grand Central

10 user reviews 5

When it comes to Christmas lunch for groups in Brighton, Grand Central has got it down. The regal pub has gone all-out this time around, armed with an impressive menu of traditional treats and modern classics. Tuck into 3 courses for just £30 per head, or opt for a finger food feast. And the best bit? They'll cater to any and all dietary requirements you throw at them.

Whether you're a carnivore, veggie or somewhere in between, The North Laine Pub and Brewery can cater to you. A great spot for a hearty Christmas lunch in Brighton, the cosy pub offers all the classic dishes you would expect, alongside towering burgers and loaded fries. Better yet? The team have been known to hand out prizes for the snazziest festive jumper.

The Salt Room

1 user review 5

Offering a decadent menu of fresh seafood and more left-field festive dishes, The Salt Room is an excellent spot if you're looking for something a luxury Christmas lunch near Brighton's seafront. With private dining spaces available for groups of all sizes, and an excellent wine list to boot, this place promises merriment aplenty.

The Stoneham

152 user reviews 4

A family-run gastropub in the heart of Hove, The Stoneham is the perfect setting for a cosy Christmas dinner in Brighton. For the ultimate merrymaking experience? Enjoy Norfolk Bronze turkey, homemade mince pies and baked camembert in front of the roaring open fire.

The Mesmerist

212 user reviews 4

Whether you're looking for an intimate spot for a festive date night or have been tasked with organising the office Christmas lunch, The Mesmerist can do it all. Choose between four menus, two private function rooms and multiple bars, with something to suit every kind of budget and occasion.

The Lion and Lobster

887 user reviews 4

Spread over three floors; including the main pub, the Regency restaurant and a gorgeous terrace, The Lion and Lobster serve up a mighty Christmas lunch in Brighton. Chow down on an array of dishes, from gin-cured salmon served with keta caviar and pickled seaweed, to braised ox cheek with a white bean and truffle purée.

The Black Lion

25 user reviews 4

A great option for those on the hunt for a Christmas lunch in The Lanes, this vivacious watering hole is perfect for everything from chilled out dinners to big nights out. Their classic three-course menu is priced at less than £30 a head and includes pan-roasted goose breast with all the trimmings, as well as a veggie-friendly goat's cheese, walnut and cranberry loaf.

Brighton Music Hall

109 user reviews 4

Brighton Music Hall will be transforming into a winter wonderland this festive season, complete with cosy heated beach huts perched right on the seafront. Grab your bubble and kick off the yuletide celebrations with a classic three-course feast, boozy brunch or tasty buffet.

The Coal Shed

2 user reviews 4

Hailed as the meat mecca of Brighton, The Coal Shed is one of our top picks for quality seasonal dishes. At Christmas, the seafront spot comes alive with the sweet scent of seasonal fare. Whether you take to the turkey or have a hankering for a salt-aged rib eye, you'll find a top-notch selection of lunchtime dishes.

Hove Place

1 user review 4

Hove Place offers much more than your standard gastro fare come Christmas time. Serving up a stunning selection of dishes for you and your fellow feasters, you'll find marbled game terrine, smoked haddock and old Winchester smokie and free range turkey served with golden tatties, treacle-glazed carrots and thick gravy. 

Boasting some of the prettiest interiors around, Six is the perfect restaurant for an extra special Christmas dinner in Brighton. Grab your nearest and dearest and get merrymaking at this flower-adorned Western Road eatery with their menu of duck and chestnut terrine, vegan roasts and winter berry cheesecake.