Zarqa is a gorgeous Middle Eastern restaurant on the seafront, with views that are perfect for a romantic meal. The pair of you can tuck into everything from slow-cooked beef with crispy potatoes to smokey aubergine and goats cheese at this pretty venue.
Valentine's Day 2025 In Brighton
Make the 14th a one to remember with our fabulous range of restaurants, events, and activities. Whether you want to treat your sweetheart to a lavish three-course meal in a swanky eatery overlooking the sea or fancy having a go at UV-themed crazy golf, here's our guide to Valentine's Day 2025 in Brighton.
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Last updated on 15th February 2024
Fancy a challenge this Valentine's Day? Then Brighton's Great Game Treasure Hunt is a solid choice. Test your joint brainpower, solving puzzles and riddles to find the hidden treasure, while you also learn cool facts about landmarks or secret places in the town.
Sure, you could spend Valentine's Day in a restaurant or holed up in a cocktail bar, but why would you when you can game each other to the ends of the earth (or, at least the pier). If that's more your kind of thing, get to the World's End for games or casual pints aplenty.
Whether you fancy slurping your way through a selection of tall tipples or making things a bit fancier with a gastro-British menu, No 32 is a prime choice come February. With a club, bar and restaurant boasting slick decor and fail-safe dishes, it's perfect for romantic dinners.
If you're searching for Valentine's Day events in Brighton, then visit this Kemptown favourite. Make your way to Proud, where you'll find class cabaret acts and seductive burlesque dancers on the days surrounding the 14th, all while you tuck into a hearty feast.
As one of Brighton's oldest boozers, The Lion and Lobster is an atmospheric little spot to spend Valentine's Day. Strewn with fairy lights and lots of cosy little corners, snuggle up to enjoy pints of real ale and a crackin' selection of gastro pub food.
Nestled in a series of caves along the beachfront, this is one quirky spot to take your beau this Valentine's Day. Get close in a cosy corner, sip real ales and feast on some seriously fresh seafood from the privacy of your very own cavernous retreat.
For a true taste of Southern European-style dishes, head to Med this Valentine's Day. Located on Little East Street in The Lanes, this foodie hub has just what a romantic evening needs, and that's great sharing tapas plates, alongside a tasty wine menu to boot.
Found right on Brighton's beachfront, The Bootlegger is a quirky bar that's ideal for date night - thanks to jazz, swing blues and rock 'n' roll music playing as you drink. You can expect some delicious cocktails here too, from salted caramel espresso martinis to the cherry Bakewell spritz.
If you're venturing into Hove this Valentine's Day, be sure to check out Nostos. This beautiful, award-winning Greek restaurant boasts a cracking selection of wines, alongside tasty eats like grilled octopus, vegan moussaka, honey-marinated pork belly and much more.
Be sure to visit Artista Cafe & Gallery for a night of side-splitting laughter courtesy of The Secret Comedy Club. The ideal date night setting, the intimate little venue is adorned with twinkling fairy lights and cosy two-seaters.
Fronting date night vibes and a stylish interior, Post House Cafe is a great Valentine's Day restaurant to check out. Enjoy getting stuck into a tasting menu or chowing down on tapas, such as crispy squid, pork belly bites and padron peppers. Yum.
Hidden below footsteps on Brighton's seafront is Alcotraz Cell Block One-Three, an immersive cocktail experience inspired by Hollywood movies. Expect to smuggle in contraband, especially liquor, past the guards which will be used to make some delicious and bespoke concoctions.
Look, we get it, not everyone wants to pay through the nose for a three-course spread and tipples, especially not on Valentine's Day. Still looking to take your partner somewhere cool? Then the basement galleon snug at The Black Dove is just the destination.
From the 10th to 19th of February, The Ivy In The Lanes is whipping up a showstopping menu, making it one of our favourite Valentine's Day restaurants in Brighton. Enjoy a three-course dinner, which includes limited edition desserts and the chance to get your hands on special loved-up cocktails too.
Hidden above a spiralling staircase at The Wick is a 1920s-style drinking den, touting low lights, mahogany booths and walls filled with exotic liqueurs from all over the world. This bar is serving up bootlegged cocktails and some seriously romantic vibes.
They do say oysters are an aphrodisiac and when it comes to seaside fare, you'll be hard pushed to find anywhere better than the heralded Riddle & Finns. From scallops and locally caught fish to some of the most indulgent bottles of Champagne in the city, this is a great spot for date night.