Brighton is brimming with fresh seafood and veggie fare, but none do it quite like POLPO. With a focus on Venetian food and drinks, it's all about cicheti and aperitif-style cocktails, you can expect a top-notch menu and buzzing atmosphere in intimate surroundings.
Best Restaurants in Brighton
Get ready to chow down in Brighton, a town that happens to be home to some of the best restaurants this side of the Atlantic. With some of Britain's best fish restaurants, thanks to its seaside location, and bustling with late night foodie establishments, there's no end of great places to eat in Brighton. Check out our recommendations for the best restaurants in Brighton and discover some of the city's best-kept culinary secrets.
Exquisite eats, divine drinks and a lavish décor that conjures 1920s charm and elegance - welcome to Proud Cabaret Brighton. Dine in the decadent vintage inspired surroundings and take up a table ready for an evening of stunning performances from burlesque beaus and cabaret ladies. There's nothing like a period romp whilst you feast on sumptuous goodies.
While the beating heart of No 32 may be that of a party spot, No 32 just so happens to boast some of the best food in Brighton. Carefully curated plates brimming with seasonal produce, the menu is British and hearty with international dashes. Don't believe us? Try it for yourself.
Dressed as a cosy pub, The Lion and Lobster is a restaurant in Brighton that's made a splash thanks to its delicious gastro fair and delicate dishes. Whether you're enjoying a fresh seafood plate or chewing your way through a stunning cut of British steak, this restaurant will leave you smiling and feeling fit to burst.
The brainchild of MasterChef: The Professionals winner Steven Edwards, this stunning restaurant in Hove is one of the best eateries in town. Offering a monthly changing changing tasting menu - you can choose between how many courses you want - it focuses on seasonal produce, using ingredient primarily sourced from the surrounding Sussex countryside.
Steak, it's what they're ruddy made of. A top notch dining establishment in the heart of the city, The Coal Shed know an awesome thing or two when it comes to meat and fish in the city thanks to their wide knowledge, recommendations and renowned real charcoal oven. From premium steaks to grilled lobsters, this Brighton restaurant is churning out some of the best meat in town with punters coming far and wide for their uniquely smoked and grilled wares.
Don't let their flashing neon and gorgeously garish colours put you off, you'll discover a meaty treat in this rather slick eating and drinking establishment. Not only know for their urban wares, outrageously enthusiastic interiors and locally sourced neon signage, MEATliquour is a carnivore's paradise, boasting some of the best American inspired burgers and grub in the city from their Dead Hippie burger to chilli cheese fries.
Vegetarian or not, this is the kind of restaurant in Brighton that should surely be on your foodie radar. Known for creating bespoke vegetarian dishes with intricate flavours and charming presentations, Terre a Terre is a restaurant in Brighton reminding the city that not all plates need regard meat to make a great meal. Grab a spot out on their garden patio when the sun doth shine.
Thought Indian food was all curries and naans? Think again as Indian Summer redefine the cuisine with their tasteful small plates of North Indian cuisine. And where can you find these delectable delights - in The Lanes.
Yes, we all know The Coach House serve up a mean Sunday Roast but they also have a pretty great main menu. Head to the lovely restaurant in The Lanes for delicious dishes such as pork belly with black pudding mash and pan fried cod with crispy bacon and pea crushed potato.
A wine bar in Brighton that boasts a delightful selection of small French plates commissioned and commandeered by their head chef Adrian Geddes, Plateau is a charming and romantic venue perfect for those all important, moment defining, relationship encasing first date nights in town. Slick, simple and host to one of the biggest wine selections in the city from red and white to orange, Plateau is a great place to share drinks, dinner and stories.
Burgers by the beach? Sound like sweet music to your ears? It should be, because Lucky Beach only serves the very best in patties. Found in one of Brighton's infamous beachfront arches, this classic New York-inspired eaterie might be rather petite, but it's boasting a hearty selection of American craft beer and burgers made from 35-day dry aged meat, including their blue cheese laden 'David Van Day'.
Brighton, it's on the sea, so where can you find some of this famous seaside grub? Probably one of Brighton's most well-known seafood restaurants, Riddle & Finns know anything and everything about freshly-caught fare, be it wild sea bass or a moreish plate of fresh oysters. Team this all up with champagne, candlelight and fresh interiors, and you've got yourself a perfect dinner location.