Gastro Pubs in Brighton
Gastro pubs, where the food is made with true care. While we're not saying that the rest of Brighton pubs don't take extreme care over their edibles, it's just that these boozers have gone a step further than the rest with their bespoke menus, crafty creations and lavish ingredients. From a sweet selection of hearty Sunday roasts to a vivacious plate of veggies, these gastro pubs boast some premium grub. Check out our recommendations for some of the best gastro pubs in Brighton and get your mitts on some of the best pub chow in town.
Last updated on 7th July 2017
The Black Lion has been around in some form since the 1500s, and as well as bags of atmosphere, the food is also excellent. The Sunday roasts here are famous for their heaps of veggies and generous helping of meat but it's also worth visiting during the week to try one of their gigantic sharing boards or high-quality mains.
Whilst it may look like a mass of beer gardens, bespoke dining rooms and rooftop terrace, the grub at The Lion and Lobster stands out in our minds. From their catch of the day and Harvey's beer battered haddock to traditional coq au vin, the food here is hearty, filling and affordable. What more could you want from a gastro pub in Brighton.
Tear through roast dinners, breakfast plates and British bites galore at the Grand Central. A top notch gastro pub in Brighton, this just-shy of the station boozer is primed for hearty evenings of drinking and eating just shy of the shoreline.
Pub by name, gastro pub by nature. Found in the heart of the city and part of the infamous Hotel Du Vin, Pub Du Vin is no place for those who like their grub as cheap as chips. From some of the best burgers in the city to a sumptuous selection of Sussex meat, Pub Du Vin think about the food first and everything else later, but not too much later mind. From date nights to special events, there's plenty on offer at this charming gastro pub in Brighton.
Whilst Kemptown may not strike you as the first place to grab some delicious gastro food, there's a hidden gem to be uncovered in this bustling suburb. Classic, minimalistic and boasting deluxe grey hues, it's easy to see why the Busby and Wilds is so popular. From bespoke burgers and Sunday roasts doused in Dexter beef and horseradish cream, you can tell Busby and Wilds have put a lot of thought into sourcing their ingredients and dishes.
If you've asked anyone about roast dinners in Brighton, you've likely heard the words 'Earth and Stars' flutter from their lips. While the entirety of their menu isn't necessarily bespoke, these Sunday roast dinners are as gastro and grand as any. One of the busiest Sunday spots in the city, Earth and Stars are pleasing punters with their plates of Sussex pork belly, South Downs lamb shank and veggie pastry parcels.
Another of Brighton's secret gems, many haven't heard of The Chimney House or even tasted their great dishes. Found in the suburbia of Seven Dials, this is a charming little boozer with a kitchen of gastro greatness. From their vintage decor and dated furniture down to their classic dishes, The Chimney House don't mark crazy modernism, but they do mark contemporary cooking. Tuck into partridge, venison and hand-cut chips.
If seafood is what you fancy when it comes to gastro pub fare, then you're going to want to head to The Urchin for their selection of fresh-out-the-sea dishes. Wash one of their hearty plates down with a choice from their huge selection of craft ales and beers.
Make no mistake, there's no meat here. But thankfully, there are some grand vegetarian dishes that all have a bespoke gastro touch. Found in the heart of the city and decked out in only the finest of boozer traditions, from the charming courtyard to the gilded bar, The Prince George is gastro pub with a long history. From primavera patties to baked burritos, it's classic chow done to a really high standard.
Part of the ever popular Ginger's chain, The Ginger Dog is one of their most renowned venues. More refined than your average Brighton boozer, The Ginger Dog is a den of class and high-style fare. From their rich, red banquette seating down to their locally sourced dishes, The Ginger Dog are thoughtful in everything they do. Try their pan fried sea bass or their goats cheese starter to indulge in Ginger's gastro grub or classic British dishes and seaside flavours.