Restaurants in Brighton

From pre-hen night dabbles to those tummy-tickling first date nights, there's no shortage of restaurants in Brighton to choose from for your night out. Whether you're inspired by charcoal-flavoured fancies, have a hankering for crafty American patties or simply classic French cuisine, we've compiled a list of great restaurants for all you foodies to continue your culinary adventures. Check out our recommendations for the very best restaurants in Brighton, be you a seafood lover or burger baron, there's something for everyone. 

Last updated on 9th May 2022

The Tempest Inn

195 user reviews 4

Brighton is full of quirky spots and the Tempest Inn is no different. Located in a cave, this Brighton restaurant knows how to put on a good spread. Head there on the weekends for a bottomless brunch while during the week various supper clubs host evenings with everything from African feasts to vegan deliciousness.

Dead Wax Social

95 user reviews 4

Serving mouth-watering burgers, thin Neopolitan pizzas and ice-cold craft beers, Dead Wax Social promises to leave everyone that walks through their door with a bursting belly and a head full bliss. Grab your mates and head down to one of the edgiest restaurants in Brighton.


34 user reviews 4

Fancy some mouthwatering Greek food? Then be sure to head to Nostos on Holland Road in Hove. This fabulous restaurant will not only be serving up dishes based on fresh and seasonal ingredients, but they also have a first-class wine menu to boot.

Brighton's North Laine Pub and Brewery has been pulling in crowds from all over with its impressive selection of craft beers and local ales. But it's the venue's food menu that's really caught out eye. With sharing boards, hearty roast dinners, fresh catch-of-the-day dishes and moreish bar snacks, the venue's chefs have mastered traditional gastro menus. 

The Coal Shed

4 user reviews 4

Boasting one of the only real charcoal ovens in Brighton, you can sure expect a premium selection of smoked meats at The Coal Shed. Infamous for their Scottish steaks and robust flavours, this meat and fish restaurant is perfect for an indulgent meal in Brighton or something just that little more special. From a private dining room to bring your own bottle nights on a Monday, The Coal Shed is a premium foodie spot. 

We all know that Brighton is a top tier destination for international dishes and cultures, but who knew we would come up so trumps when it came to curry and Eastern cuisine? A more upmarket take on your regular Saturday night Korma, Indian Summer are introducing Indian cuisine into the 21st Century, all the time maintaining their relationship with classic dishes and spices. 

One of the prettiest restaurants on Preston Road, this gorgeous Japanese izakaya bar offers a stunning selection of plates and cocktails along with a few other little surprises. From succulent meat and fish plucked straight off their robata grill, to their quirky karaoke room, they're swiftly making a name of themselves as one of Brighton's best restaurants.


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Whilst known for their garden inspired rooftop bar, molecularly creative cocktails and home in a traditional Edwardian building in The Lanes, Bohemia do harbour a slick dining restaurant that you'll be pleased to have stopped by at. Contemporary yet classic, Bohemia's restaurant serve British dishes with a little gastronomic flair, all locally sourced and ethically hand made at pocket friendly prices. 


1 user review 5

Run by MasterChef: The Professionals winner Steven Edwards this tasting menu-only restaurant in Hove offers some of the finest dining in town. Offering a choice of seven or nine course monthly changing menus, this 12-table eatery is one of the best restaurants in Brighton.

If you fancy your tapas Asian-inspired then look no further than Circo in Preston Circus. The restaurant serves up a whole range of interesting sharing plates using ingredients such as octopus and tuna tartare.


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French cuisine is the dish of the day at Plateau where locally sourced small plates balance rather well with what could possibly one of the biggest wine menu's in Brighton. Perfect for a special night with that special someone, there's an air of romance at Plateau, but then again, that could be the great wine menu that we mentioned earlier. From small sharing dishes to great local fish, this laid back restaurant bar is just the ticket. 

There is nothing better than good steak cooked just how you like it, and that is exactly what's on offer at the Waterside Restaurant. Alongside British dishes with a twist and wonderful Sunday roasts, they offer four different cuts of steak, cooked exactly how you like. Now that's a seaside restaurant!

The Chilli Pickle has won award, lots of awards and from their menu of small Indian sharing plates, it's not hard to see why. The brightly coloured restaurant is a taste of India hidden in Brighton's streets - try the Punjabi Adraki Chicken Curry, you can thank us later. 


2 user reviews 5

If American inspired burgers are what you want, then bountiful American inspired burgers are what you're going to get. Influenced by all things Stateside, the patties at MEATliquour are booming, with no space reserved for vegetarians. Offset with an incredibly urban venue boasting locally sourced neons and creative carnival vibes, this is sure to be like no burger you've ever had before.