Brighton has a wide, varied and eclectic collection of restaurants. With some of the best food in the UK, we think it’s easy to see why visitors choose to stop in for a nice lunch or dinner during their stay with us. Brighton is around an hours drive from Beech Estate Campsite so if you’re keen to explore the South Coast’s best city then we recommend a visit.
From fish and chips on the beach, to falafel joints and fine dining options, there is something for everyone. Here is our pick of some of the best spots to eat and drink in Brighton.
This spot is a real favourite of the locals and a busy day could see you queueing for some time. There is no seating inside but it is in the heart of the North Laines so you can munch whilst you walk. Alternatively, choose to stop in at the park around the corner and listen to the birds whilst you eat. They simply serve one thing – falafel. It comes in a wrap with all the trimmings and is probably one of the most delicious and best value things you’ll eat in Brighton.
Simple, inexpensive and fast Japanese food. The restaurant doesn’t look like much from the outside but is always busy, always fresh and always delicious. There is plenty of seating over two floors (though these are often full). You order at the till and will recieve your food in minutes. The restaurant is not licensed to sell alcohol but you can take your own.
If nutritius and delicious is your thing then this is the place to go. The food here is certainly healthy and full of colour, it’s a great stop for a quick and relaxed lunch that won’t cost the earth but will fill your belly with goodness.
The best pizza you will have in the UK. Well, it’s certainly up there. These guys are a Brighton based restaurant that is so popular they now have three restaurants across Brighton and Hove. They make their wood fired pizzas in traditional pizza ovens and you can easily eat here for under a tenner. Kids under 12 eat free!
A long established restaurant and a great spot for fish and seafood. The restaurant is near to the beach so you can pop down for a wander along the promenade after. With outside seating and table service it’s a nice place for a fish dinner or lunch with views of the i360.
At a slightly price higher range but worth every penny. This is a contemporay Thai restaurant chain with options in Brighton and Hove. The Brighton restaurant was originally a fishermans cottage so it’s a quirky spot that is scattered over three floors. The evening menu is full of their own take on Thai classics but lunch time sees a Thai tapas menu take the main stage. Both are fantastic.
You’ll have to venture deep into the depths of Hove for this beauty. A cosy pub/restaurant that serves some of the best seafood you’ll find in Brighton. They’re keeping dockyard spirit alive by serving simple, fresh shellfish and craft beer (brewed onsite) in a relaxed environment. Go for the Malaysian prawns, you won’t regret it.
Something a little more fancy
A champagne and oyster bar that sees fish and seafood as the stars of the show. With one restaurant in the bustling South Lanes and the other on the seafront with views out to the sea, you can’t really go wrong here. Whether you go for a full Fruits Der Mer or stick to a seafood linguine you’ll soon see why we consider this one of Brighton’s top fish restaurants. Go on, treat yourself.
An intimate fine dining restaurant with an uncomplicated menu using fresh, seasonal, local produce. This is one for a special treat and we highly recommend the tasting menu. The Brighton restaurant chain have also recently opened The Flint House in the new Hannington’s area of the lanes. Small plates, delicious wines and a sunny terrace make this a great place to visit too.
A small restaurant with an open kitchen by Great British Menu 2017 winner chef Michael Bremner. Innovative dining in an industrial style restaurant where passionate chefs concoct an evolving menu of tasty small plates using fresh, local produce.
A seafood and grill restaurant opposite Brighton’s iconic, crumbling West Pier. The restaurant serves modern British seafood and celebrates cooking over coal. You can also visit their sister restaurant The Coal Shed who operate on a similar ethos but have a mainly meat menu.
Exclusively for the Vegetarians and Vegans
Brighton is at the forefront of the Vegetarian and Vegan movement with great options for both in nearly every food establishment you’ll enter. Two notable Vegetarian restaurants are:
An award-winning vegetarian and vegan restaurant, featured in ‘The Sunday Times’ Top Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants and in ‘The Good Food Guide 2018’. Their ethos is tasty and honest cooking using fresh & consciously sourced produce.
A restaurant where vegetarianism is more about indulgence than abstinence. Situated in the historic lanes, Terre à Terre has been feeding its loyal customers and international visitors for over 26 years.