Quirky Restaurants in Brighton

Sometimes dinner by itself just won't do; sometimes, you need a little something extra to round out your eating experience, and lucky for you, Brighton is no stranger to a side of wacky. From Stateside-style retreats, to European fare with a side order of cabaret, restaurants in this city refuse to fit the mould, so we've rounded up the best quirky restaurants in Brighton, to give your supper a bit of extra spice.

Last updated on 11th August 2021

Dead Wax Social

76 user reviews 4

Primed with a lush vinyl-only playlist and walls doused in quirky trinkets, Dead Wax Social is a haven for those looking for somewhere different to have dinner in Brighton. Proud of their pizza, and churning out craft beer to boot, give this Laines gem a try. 

The Lion and Lobster

888 user reviews 4

The Lion and Lobster just so happens to be one of Brighton's oldest pubs and with that accolade comes a whole lot of charm and quirk. The vintage pub is filled to the brim with unusual interiors, from vintage photos to cosy corners. On top of all that, it serves up a delicious menu of hearty British fare.

The Tempest Inn

174 user reviews 4

Ever had dinner in a cave? The answer to that question is likely to be a no, so why not change that with a visit to one of Brighton's favourite eateries. A watering hole and foodie favourite set alongside the beach, head on down for lush plates of seafood and some killer burgers to boot. 

La Choza

2 user reviews 3

While street food in Brighton has really kicked off these last few years, there's one vibrant little joint that took their tasty Latin American wares back inside. Boasting more colours than the rainbow itself, or at least we'd say so, this intimate little Mexican restaurant is a vibrant blast of Day of the Dead wares and Lady Guadalupe attitude; all with the delicious home-spun Mexican fare. 

Some may consider the fact that going out for dinner means that someone else makes your food, but how about throwing all that by the wayside and having a go for yourself? A renowned Japanese restaurant in the heart of the city, Moshimo are serving up sushi in its finest form, from vegan and veggie options to a whole actual boat load of the stuff.

Enjoy dinner with a difference at this creative Brighton restaurant. Part of the Artist Residence, The Set offers seasonal small plates designed to appeal to every sense, serving up everything from posh crumpets and pickled herring, to whole lobster and bone marrow hash browns.


2 user reviews 5

You might not consider burgers a wholly unique dish, but you'll never look at them in the same way again once you've visited this eccentric little plot. One of the most unique burger bars in Brighton, MEATliquor is not only laced in American flavours and cracking cocktails, it's doused in neons and boasts its own DJ booth.