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.
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.
Brighton's menagerie of burlesque, cabaret and comedy nights is seemingly unparalleled in the UK, but where to get a dose of dinner on all that? Brimming with grandeur and vintage charm, head on down for a unique night out in Brighton thanks to Proud Cabaret.
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.
Cabaret, gin and a jam-packed entertainment schedule, do we need to say anything else?! The Mesmerist is not only a brilliant late night venue but also a quirky Brighton restaurant serving up some very impressive plates throughout the week, alongside one hell of a Sunday spread.
Whether it's sushi or steaks that is tickling your fancy, 3rd Avenue has got you covered for both and then some. Fronting three distinctive venues in one stylish package, this Church Road restaurant, bar and club will take you from midday brunch to late night cocktails.
640East Brighton is a unique cafe, restaurant and bar all rolled up into one. Proudly placed on North Laine, it combines all-day dining with an ample bar selection of quality beers and cocktails, along with fresh coffee and unique 'firepit' roasts on the weekend.
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.
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.
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.
Hauled up in one of Brighton's unique beachfront archways, Lucky Beach is a premium spot for American style fare. Brooklyn in its interiors and New York in its taste, this intimate little restaurant can't fit a whole lot of people, but it can fit a whole lot of flavour.
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.
One of the prettiest restaurants in town, this gorgeous brasserie and restaurant from the iconic Ivy restaurant group offers stunning brunches, cool cocktails and delicious dishes from breakfast through dinner. Head in for a bite with friends or loved ones, and get a glimpse at some of their lush interiors.
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.
A pretty spot down on New Road, Fitzherberts brings together quirky, quasi-religious decor with delicious eats. Catering to vegans, gluten-free diets and omnivores alike, you'll find a delicious selection of flatbread pizzas, moreish hot dogs and tasty pub grub.