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Food and restaurants in Brighton

Top restaurants

Indian Restaurant
“Excellent Indian street food in a central location - a must try in Brighton ”
  • 96 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Terre a Terre is a long established fancier veggie restaurant - often well reviewed in national newspapers as one of UK’s top veggie places”
  • 115 locals recommend
Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant
“Award winning small plate restaurant great for sharing dishes and amazing food. It's a very small space and gets booked quite far in advance so book in early if you like the look of it.”
  • 82 locals recommend
“A dapper looking lounge bar in the heart of Brighton’s Lanes, local bands and DJ's will be playing here from Tues - Saturdays.”
  • 42 locals recommend
“- sister restaurant to the Salt Room, this specialises in steak and does some fish in a smaller, more intimate setting”
  • 49 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“seafood restaurant (there are two of these in Brighton - one is in the Lanes and the other is on the seafront where you can look out to sea if you sit upstairs)”
  • 71 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Modern British food mainly seafood but also steaks and impressive desserts for a romantic or great group meal”
  • 72 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Polpo is a bàcaro. This is a Venetian word to describe a humble restaurant serving simple food and good, young Italian wines. Located on a pretty pedestrianised street in the centre of Brighton, the restaurant is near the famous Brighton Dome, numerous shops and the Theatre Royal. Signatures on the menu include cicheti such as fried stuffed olives, arancini, fritto misto and sliced flank steak. Polpo would not be complete without a spritz, and served with both Aperol and Campari, alongside Negronis and Bellinis. ”
  • 18 locals recommend


Pizza Place
“Purezza Brighton (purity) was formed by Stefania Evangelisti and Tim Barclay in 2015, setting out with the aim of providing a range of exciting Italian plant based, vegan options to the UK. The restaurant has a wooden and rustic feel to it, with bar stools at the counter where you can take in all the drama of the large wood fired pizza oven. Their delicious pizzas are made with gluten free, hemp or sough-dough bases - so perfect for intolerances! They also offer a selection of raw food dishes and gluten free pasta dishes. It is not all about savoury dishes either with a full dessert menu featuring a chocolate calzone and Oreo pizza.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Voted Brighton's 'Most Brighton Venue' 2 years running, the Marwood has built up a solid reputation as the most eclectic & quirky bar around. During the day they serve fresh in-house baked goods & exceptionally sourced coffee, by night they open up the bar with deliciously concocted cocktails on offer. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
English Restaurant
“Great for breakfasts and lunches. Located in the Laines and serving a range of European dishes, groups will love it here. Also a good range of vegetarian dishes.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Best little cocktail bar in Brighton, hidden just off St James St, and near VIP and the pier. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
“Starfish & Coffee is an independent neighbourhood cafe, and winner of the Brighton Restaurant Awards ‘Best Brunch’ 2018. The space inside is light, bright and airy. And just like the food, the décor has a local theme, with all the fixtures and fittings installed by tradespeople from the area. As for the food itself, the focus on local Sussex produce in no way detracts from the choice or the quality. The menu offers amazing brunch options for meat eaters and vegans alike - definitely worth a visit!”
  • 16 locals recommend
“Delicious fresh food, cakes and pastries. Mind blowing salads and so much more! Can get very busy at lunch times. They have a store on the road opposite where you can pick up a sandwich and produce if you're not stopping.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“Indian Street Food in Brighton Lanes - there's another one a little further away in Kemp Town too!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Located on the corner of Second Avenue, Baked is a welcoming spot to enjoy a spot of Brunch whilst watching the world go by. This dog friendly cafe change their menu seasonally to ensure they make the most of freshest of ingredients which are sourced locally. They have a wonderful range of healthy, freshly cooked meal options together with a more naughty selection of cakes when you just fancy a treat - with some vegan options too! ”
  • 15 locals recommend


“Bread made daily in store. A range of sandwich baguettes and quiches available as well as top end fancy patisserie. Birthday/Celebration Cakes can be booked in advance. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Laundry Service
“A great place for authentic French pastries and cakes and the best bread in town. There are a few tables if you want to stop for a coffee. Branches throughout Brighton & Hove.”
  • 36 locals recommend
“A tiny quaint cafe with adjoining bakery where you can see the bakers creating the delights. Hands down, best croissants you can get. I would recommend plain ones to takeaway for breakfast on the beach (but get coffee elsewhere as the service is very slow!)”
  • 35 locals recommend
“Brilliant independent wholefood shop with bakery, if you're into that kind of thing 😊”
  • 39 locals recommend
“Cosy cafe with home baked bread, open sandwiches and great coffee, also with a few outdoor tables. Artisan bread, pastries & coffee shop. Seven locations in Brighton and Hove. Local is Sydney Street, North Laine ”
  • 25 locals recommend
“The Flour Pot is a modern British bakery, Made in Brighton. They have a number of cafes / stores in the city. This one is just in the next street and well worth popping in for a snack or lunch or just a great coffee and slice of cake”
  • 17 locals recommend
“There is a stall at the front of the Station so that you can get your morning Croissants and bread right across the road! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
“A lovely small bakery part of the little Brighton based cafe & bakery chain. They serve amazing cakes (try the orange polenta one!) as well as lots of savoury treats and it’s very beautifully decorated, too.”
  • 12 locals recommend