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 so you don't have to. 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 27th January 2017
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.
This Lanes' spot is so much more than a bar and late-night party spot; it's also a restaurant. The menu is filled with delicious feasts from giant burgers to comforting curries, during the summer head out to their beer garden for some al fresco dining.
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.
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.
If you fancy your tapas Asian-inspired then look no further than Senor Buddha in Preston Circus. The restaurant serves up a whole range of interesting sharing plates using ingredients such as octopus and tuna tartare.
From the gang behind the delicious Coal Shed comes The Salt Room, a seafood hotspot. The restaurant prides itself on giving you the best offerings from the ocean, which includes Brighton-inspired desserts, a must for any visitors to our seaside city.
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.
If you want a break from more formal institutions and dining options then London import The Breakfast Club is the place for you. The restaurant serves a comforting mix of all-day breakfast food from eggs to bacon and some more obscure items such as fried chicken and waffles.
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.
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.
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.
Hey, did you know that this Japanese restaurant in Brighton is part owned by Fat Boy Slim's Norman Cook? You do now, and yes, you're welcome for a little Sunday pub quiz ammo. Known for its clean lines and even slicker sushi, Oki Nami is introducing a little Eastern decadence into the heart of the city. Tuck in to one of their renowned sushi platters before sauntering upstairs for Japanese cocktails and beer.