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Our favourite places to Eat in Brighton and Hove

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There is plenty on offer when it comes to eating out during your Brighton holiday. We have the largest number of high-end restaurants in the UK outside London. In fact we also have the largest selection of restaurants, pubs and churches in the country per square mile.  Here are a few of our favourite regular places. Fantastic new places also open up every week. If you love food Brighton is a good place to visit.  If you are looking for something else please feel free to contact us for suggestions. Many of these restaurants are hard to get a table at so once your trip is booked please book as soon as you can.

Good value options

  • Cases cheese and wine bar in Western Road. This is  predominantly a high-end wine bar but they are also a highly acclaimed English cheese shop that also sells charcuterie. If you would like a glass of wine and would like a delicious chees and charcuterie platter this is the place to go. They also often do things like fondue or other types of food and they frequently have nice events on https://casesclub.co.uk/about-us/
  • Archipelagos in Western Road is a friendly and good-value Greek restaurant that serves an array of dishes from grilled fish to Greek classics. A good choice is you want somewhere lively that is reasonably priced with good food and generous portions. https://archipelagosbrighton.co.uk/
  • Sushi Garden in Preston Street is good for reasonably priced Japanese food in a simple setting.
  • Terre a Terre in East Street, Brighton. This is an award-winning reasonably priced lively vegetarian and vegan restaurant. https://terreaterre.co.uk/
  • Le Petit-Pois in the Lanes is arguably the best French restaurant. The food is reasonably priced and good quality. https://petitpoisbrighton.co.uk/
  • Witchez in Meeting House Lane wins the award for the strangest restaurant in Brighton. This place is full of atmosphere in one of the oldest buildings in the Lanes and is very ‘Brighton’.  Our latest tourism slogan for the city is ‘never ordinary’ and this phrase defines this place. It is located in one of the oldest and most characterful premises in Brighton and every inch of the place has been decorated with atmosphere. It feels like stepping into an old Polish parlour. The food is Polish but they also deliver other dishes from around the world where they went on holiday. You can also have your passport photos taken here and they do a great range of vodkas. Children are not allowed and it is popular so you will need to book. The food is good and it is somewhere you are unlikely to forget but in a good way.  https://thewitchez.co.uk/

Special Occasion

  • The Market in Western Road. Small plates of tapas produced from locally sourced ingredients. https://market-restaurantbar.co.uk/
  • Riddle and Finns are amongst two of the best seafood restaurants. The one on the beach is more oysters and champagne. The one in the Lanes serves a broader array of dishes. Quite expensive but the one in the Lane has mid-week set menus which are more reasonably priced. https://www.riddleandfinns.co.uk/
  • The Little Fish Market is a Michelin star rated fish restaurant. The food is exquisite but the portions are small. https://www.thelittlefishmarket.co.uk/
  • The Gingerman in Norfolk Square is one of the first fine-dining restaurants in the City. The food is exquisite, the service excellent and the ingredients sourced locally. They have a good value lunch menu. Dinner is more expensive as there is a set menu and wine flight. Book in advance as this place is popular. https://gingermanrestaurant.com/
  • Etch in Church Road in Hove is yet again another excellent restaurant that is in the Michelin Guide. You will need to book this in advance too. https://www.etchfood.co.uk/
  • Burnt Orange in Middle street has a wonderful atmosphere and the food is excellent with unusual wood-fired flavours. https://burnt-orange.co.uk/
  • Banqueanos Western Road. This is about the best steak you will find in Brighton. This a friendly restaurant where whatever you order will be just delicious. It is on the pricier side but it does feel very much like a real Buenos Aires family-run restaurant. https://www.baqueano.co.uk/
  • The Coal Shed at 8 Boyce’s Street is another very good steak and fish restaurant. It is a good choice for Sunday Roast https://coalshed-restaurant.co.uk/
  • The Ivy and the Ivy Asia in Ship Street, Brighton are the most Instagram-friendly restaurants in the City. They both have good reasonably priced menus and interior decor that sparkles and glows. https://theivyasia.com/ and https://theivycollection.com

The beach

One of the best eating experiences is to take a BBQ or picnic and eat it on the beach. Be careful though not use disposable BBQs as these are banned. Picnic hampers which you can fill in Waitrose or M and S (which are both close by) are available on request.

I would always also suggest looking at the latest Bravo Restaurant award winners if you would like some ideas. They have awards in all kinds of food and drink categories depending on what you are looking for.

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