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Guidebook for Brighton

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Guidebook for Brighton

Essentials
home to over 50 of Brighton’s most talented and knowledgeable local producers and creators including butcher, fishmonger, eggs, fruit and veg—as well as cafes, art, crafts, fashions, antiques.
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Brighton Open Market
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home to over 50 of Brighton’s most talented and knowledgeable local producers and creators including butcher, fishmonger, eggs, fruit and veg—as well as cafes, art, crafts, fashions, antiques.
hiSbe is a new type of supermarket, with a social enterprise model that serves the interests of people and communities. hiSbe runs on a social enterprise model that puts happiness before profits. Instead of maximising short-term profit, like big supermarkets, they pay and charge what’s fair. Employees get above the living wage, suppliers get a good deal and prices are set so customers pay a fair price for well-sourced goods. If you are after the best eggs for a delicious omelette look no further.
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HISBE Food
20-21 York Pl
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hiSbe is a new type of supermarket, with a social enterprise model that serves the interests of people and communities. hiSbe runs on a social enterprise model that puts happiness before profits. Instead of maximising short-term profit, like big supermarkets, they pay and charge what’s fair. Employees get above the living wage, suppliers get a good deal and prices are set so customers pay a fair price for well-sourced goods. If you are after the best eggs for a delicious omelette look no further.
Set in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine district, Infinity Foods Shop and Bakery has what is probably the largest selection of organic and natural vegetarian and vegan foods in the South East. Their on-site bakery produces delicious hand-made breads daily, we sell a seasonally changing range of organic fruit and vegetables and they stock an impressive array of natural bodycare products.
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Infinity Foods Shop and Bakery
25 North Rd
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Set in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine district, Infinity Foods Shop and Bakery has what is probably the largest selection of organic and natural vegetarian and vegan foods in the South East. Their on-site bakery produces delicious hand-made breads daily, we sell a seasonally changing range of organic fruit and vegetables and they stock an impressive array of natural bodycare products.
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Sainsbury's
27 New England St
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ALDI
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The Co-operative Food
119 London Road
Poundland
5-8 London Rd
Food Scene
A quirky independent coffee house housed in a former HSBC bank. Presuming Ed's staff, known as caffeine ninjas really know their beans and are trained to create an extensive range of drinks, including espresso, macchiato, cappuccino and Americano. Have a coffee, in a real Bank Vault, on a stack on £50s
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Presuming Ed's Coffee House
114 London Rd
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A quirky independent coffee house housed in a former HSBC bank. Presuming Ed's staff, known as caffeine ninjas really know their beans and are trained to create an extensive range of drinks, including espresso, macchiato, cappuccino and Americano. Have a coffee, in a real Bank Vault, on a stack on £50s
The people who prepare the delicious food in this little cafe really know their flavours - everything is top notch. And while there are usually a couple of meat dishes vegetarians are well looked after too. Everything you'll try here is excellent... don't miss out on the mixed salads which are truly fabulous.
Kouzina
The people who prepare the delicious food in this little cafe really know their flavours - everything is top notch. And while there are usually a couple of meat dishes vegetarians are well looked after too. Everything you'll try here is excellent... don't miss out on the mixed salads which are truly fabulous.
Fabulous tasty Italian-inspired coffee, made with real care and attention. Proper grown-up coffee, and the best cakes and sandwiches, made on the premises.
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Coffee At 33 Brighton
33 Trafalgar St
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Fabulous tasty Italian-inspired coffee, made with real care and attention. Proper grown-up coffee, and the best cakes and sandwiches, made on the premises.
Lovely little tea room with lots of flowery decorations and amusing mixture of old images and ads for Brighton. The service is brilliant and helpful.
That Little Tea Shop in the Lanes
Lovely little tea room with lots of flowery decorations and amusing mixture of old images and ads for Brighton. The service is brilliant and helpful.
The burgers in this place are a world away from the item that passes for a burger in the fast food chain restaurants, The buns the service and the actual burgers are a treat to eat. Would absolutely recommend - take your burgers and sit in the Pavilion gardens!
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Burger Brothers
97 North Rd
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The burgers in this place are a world away from the item that passes for a burger in the fast food chain restaurants, The buns the service and the actual burgers are a treat to eat. Would absolutely recommend - take your burgers and sit in the Pavilion gardens!
If you're looking for a great roast in Brighton look no further! Good Vegetarian options as well (& Vegan welcomed by companions)
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The Sussex Yeoman Brighton
7 Guildford Rd
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If you're looking for a great roast in Brighton look no further! Good Vegetarian options as well (& Vegan welcomed by companions)
With charming exposed brick walls, bright tiled flooring, retro style fixtures and wooden bar stools that face a luxurious marble-topped pizza bar this is one of the best pizza restaurants in town. A little reminder this is no Pizza Express. The Italian chefs have worked at some of the country’s best-regarded pizzerias, key ingredients have been carefully sourced for their authenticity – from caputo flour to Italian-grown San Marzano tomatoes – and the lively, buzzing atmosphere and easy banter among the staff gives a true holiday feel.
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Fatto a Mano Brighton
77 London Rd
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With charming exposed brick walls, bright tiled flooring, retro style fixtures and wooden bar stools that face a luxurious marble-topped pizza bar this is one of the best pizza restaurants in town. A little reminder this is no Pizza Express. The Italian chefs have worked at some of the country’s best-regarded pizzerias, key ingredients have been carefully sourced for their authenticity – from caputo flour to Italian-grown San Marzano tomatoes – and the lively, buzzing atmosphere and easy banter among the staff gives a true holiday feel.
A good-value-for-money small Japanese restaurant. The menu offers a range of noodle and rice dishes with meat, prawn or tofu and other dishes like Japanese curries, gyoza. A main dish is around £5 and a started £2.50.
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Pompoko
110 Church St
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A good-value-for-money small Japanese restaurant. The menu offers a range of noodle and rice dishes with meat, prawn or tofu and other dishes like Japanese curries, gyoza. A main dish is around £5 and a started £2.50.
By far the best falafel in town! If you are vegeterian this is a must. Beautiful freshly prepared classic, sweetpotato or beetroot falafel. On weekdays it's so popular that you might end up queuing on the street.
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We Love Falafel
37 Sydney St
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By far the best falafel in town! If you are vegeterian this is a must. Beautiful freshly prepared classic, sweetpotato or beetroot falafel. On weekdays it's so popular that you might end up queuing on the street.
Food for Friends is Brighton’s award-winning vegetarian restaurant in the historic South Lanes. Sophisticated vegetarian restaurant serving innovative dishes and offering seasonal set menus. I have yet to visit this place but all of my friends say this is a must.
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Food for Friends
17-18 Prince Albert St
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Food for Friends is Brighton’s award-winning vegetarian restaurant in the historic South Lanes. Sophisticated vegetarian restaurant serving innovative dishes and offering seasonal set menus. I have yet to visit this place but all of my friends say this is a must.
Iydea is an award winning great value no frills vegetarian cafeteria serving fresh healthy world food to take away or eat in. If you only have a short time for lunch and you want a really tasty alternative iydea is the place.
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Iydea
17 Kensington Gardens
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Iydea is an award winning great value no frills vegetarian cafeteria serving fresh healthy world food to take away or eat in. If you only have a short time for lunch and you want a really tasty alternative iydea is the place.
Believe me it’s not just another burger joint! Their burgers are great, so juicy you need to eat them with a knife and fork! And they can do medium rare burgers if you want! Chips are also extremely good. Grab one and go straight to the beach to enjoy (be careful of the seagulls though!)
Patty & Bun
56 Ship St
Believe me it’s not just another burger joint! Their burgers are great, so juicy you need to eat them with a knife and fork! And they can do medium rare burgers if you want! Chips are also extremely good. Grab one and go straight to the beach to enjoy (be careful of the seagulls though!)
A place for a quick, tasty meal. Itsu fits the bill. It is well located. The sushi and dumplings are very good and satisfying. Prices are reasonable. Top tip from 9:30 they sell (almost) everything half price.
itsu
A place for a quick, tasty meal. Itsu fits the bill. It is well located. The sushi and dumplings are very good and satisfying. Prices are reasonable. Top tip from 9:30 they sell (almost) everything half price.
Drinks & Nightlife
A cosy and full of character pub in the heart of Brighton. All the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. An excellent choice of beer and wines, all reasonably priced with plenty of choices for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters.
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The Earth & Stars
46 Windsor St
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A cosy and full of character pub in the heart of Brighton. All the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. An excellent choice of beer and wines, all reasonably priced with plenty of choices for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters.
Happy hour is the best time to go to take full advantage of the cocktails but they offer reaonably priced alternatives like beer and wine. The music system will keep you entertained for the night, because you will be the DJ's at the tip of your fingers!
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Shuffle Bar & Kitchen
27 York Pl
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Happy hour is the best time to go to take full advantage of the cocktails but they offer reaonably priced alternatives like beer and wine. The music system will keep you entertained for the night, because you will be the DJ's at the tip of your fingers!
A great little pub set in the north laines has been popular for years, does a good range of local beers and ales and food. Staff are very friendly and the meals are of a good size
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The Eagle
125 Gloucester Passage
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A great little pub set in the north laines has been popular for years, does a good range of local beers and ales and food. Staff are very friendly and the meals are of a good size
Great atmosphere - really eclectic old world feel - Great mix of decent boozer and an excellent and reasonably priced pub restaurant. To my humble opinion the best pub in town.
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The Lion & Lobster
24 Sillwood St
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Great atmosphere - really eclectic old world feel - Great mix of decent boozer and an excellent and reasonably priced pub restaurant. To my humble opinion the best pub in town.
Relaxed wine bar with unusual list of naturally produced wines, plus modern European sharing plates.
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Plateau
1 Bartholomews
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Relaxed wine bar with unusual list of naturally produced wines, plus modern European sharing plates.
Modern shop and tasting venue with wines to buy or enjoy in the lounge with nibbles. The idea is based on the enotecas the owners loved in Italy: small, friendly places you could have a glass of wine, some good cheese, and walk away with a bottle recommended by the owner. When they opened they were one of the very first wine bar/shop establishments over here (long before all the hipsters in London started doing it!).
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Ten Green Bottles
9 Jubilee St
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Modern shop and tasting venue with wines to buy or enjoy in the lounge with nibbles. The idea is based on the enotecas the owners loved in Italy: small, friendly places you could have a glass of wine, some good cheese, and walk away with a bottle recommended by the owner. When they opened they were one of the very first wine bar/shop establishments over here (long before all the hipsters in London started doing it!).
Fantastic back bar, with quirky decor, basement DJs, great staff and a brilliant atmosphere. Amazing selection of beers and ciders, acclaimed cocktails with staff with the knowledge to back it up
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the Black Dove
74 St James's St
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Fantastic back bar, with quirky decor, basement DJs, great staff and a brilliant atmosphere. Amazing selection of beers and ciders, acclaimed cocktails with staff with the knowledge to back it up
Great ambience, cosy place, superb wine selection and fab cocktails. A great place to relax and chill out.
L'Atelier Du Vin Wine and Cocktail Bar
40b Kensington Gardens
Great ambience, cosy place, superb wine selection and fab cocktails. A great place to relax and chill out.
Sightseeing
Take a flight to the skies and see Sussex as you have never seen it before. Glide up slowly to 450 feet high to enjoy breath-taking 360 degree views of up to 26 miles from the world’s first vertical cable car, conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, the creators of the London Eye. I haven't been there yet.
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British Airways i360
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Take a flight to the skies and see Sussex as you have never seen it before. Glide up slowly to 450 feet high to enjoy breath-taking 360 degree views of up to 26 miles from the world’s first vertical cable car, conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, the creators of the London Eye. I haven't been there yet.
Parks & Nature
It is one of Brighton's largest parks, with 63 acres (250,000m2) of lawns, formal borders and rose gardens, bowling greens, tennis courts and a small pond. Preston Park is the largest urban park in the city. Whether you want to take part in sports or sit and enjoy a picnic on a summer’s day, Preston Park is the perfect place to go. Due to its size and location the park is also used as a venue for concerts, circuses, fairs, family days and other events.
Preston Park Avenue
It is one of Brighton's largest parks, with 63 acres (250,000m2) of lawns, formal borders and rose gardens, bowling greens, tennis courts and a small pond. Preston Park is the largest urban park in the city. Whether you want to take part in sports or sit and enjoy a picnic on a summer’s day, Preston Park is the perfect place to go. Due to its size and location the park is also used as a venue for concerts, circuses, fairs, family days and other events.
Give yourself 5 minutes of pure pleasure and swing through the Royal Pavilion Gardens. The spring / early summer garden is looking marvelous this year, about a month ahead of itself due to recent hot, sunny weather.
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Pavilion Gardens
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Give yourself 5 minutes of pure pleasure and swing through the Royal Pavilion Gardens. The spring / early summer garden is looking marvelous this year, about a month ahead of itself due to recent hot, sunny weather.
The Level is great for people of all ages, on a good day the whole family can enjoy the sunshine, dine at the Velo cafe, kids can play on the numerous swings/rides/climbing frames in the park. There's also a skate park and enough grassy space to have a kick about/play tennis/rounders etc with your mates.
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The Level
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The Level is great for people of all ages, on a good day the whole family can enjoy the sunshine, dine at the Velo cafe, kids can play on the numerous swings/rides/climbing frames in the park. There's also a skate park and enough grassy space to have a kick about/play tennis/rounders etc with your mates.
Arts & Culture
The Royal Pavilion, also known as the Brighton Pavilion, is a former royal residence located in Brighton, England. Beginning in 1787, it was built in three stages as a seaside retreat for George, Prince of Wales, who became the Prince Regent in 1811. It is built in the Indo-Saracenic style prevalent in India for most of the 19th century.
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Royal Pavilion
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The Royal Pavilion, also known as the Brighton Pavilion, is a former royal residence located in Brighton, England. Beginning in 1787, it was built in three stages as a seaside retreat for George, Prince of Wales, who became the Prince Regent in 1811. It is built in the Indo-Saracenic style prevalent in India for most of the 19th century.
Jubilee Library is the main public library serving the English city of Brighton and Hove. It is open seven days a week, with later opening (until 7pm) on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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Jubilee Library
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Jubilee Library is the main public library serving the English city of Brighton and Hove. It is open seven days a week, with later opening (until 7pm) on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Entertainment & Activities
Brighton Pier is a Victorian pier with various food and drink outlets, fairground attractions and Palace of Fun arcade. With a choice of bars and our famous fish and chip restaurant, Brighton Pier makes it a day to remember!
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Brighton Palace Pier
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Brighton Pier is a Victorian pier with various food and drink outlets, fairground attractions and Palace of Fun arcade. With a choice of bars and our famous fish and chip restaurant, Brighton Pier makes it a day to remember!
A fascinating journey through the original Victorian architecture of the oldest operating aquarium in the world from the coastline to the depths of the ocean. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures.
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SEA LIFE Brighton
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A fascinating journey through the original Victorian architecture of the oldest operating aquarium in the world from the coastline to the depths of the ocean. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures.
Brighton’s premier live entertainment venue presents one of the largest, most diverse arts and entertainment programmes in the UK. Every year around 700 performances of comedy, music, cabaret and kids shows are put on.
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Komedia Brighton
44-47 Gardner St
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Brighton’s premier live entertainment venue presents one of the largest, most diverse arts and entertainment programmes in the UK. Every year around 700 performances of comedy, music, cabaret and kids shows are put on.
The Duke of York's Picture House is an art house cinema in Brighton, England, which lays claim to being the oldest cinema in continuous use in Britain. According to cinema historian Allen Eyles, the cinema "deserves to be named Britain's oldest cinema". In 2012 it was voted best Cinema in the UK.
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Duke Of York's Picturehouse
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The Duke of York's Picture House is an art house cinema in Brighton, England, which lays claim to being the oldest cinema in continuous use in Britain. According to cinema historian Allen Eyles, the cinema "deserves to be named Britain's oldest cinema". In 2012 it was voted best Cinema in the UK.