Restaurants in Brighton
Outside of London, Brighton has the most vibrant dining scene in the south. All needs are catered for, though its vegetarian and vegan options are particularly good.
The restaurants below have been grouped into four different pricing categories:
Expensive (over £50)
Moderate (£30 to £50)
Cheap (Up to £30)
These prices are for a three-course meal for one, including half a bottle of house wine or equivalent, tax and service. A service charge of 12.5% will be added to your bill in most restaurants. If 'Service is not included', 10% tipping is customary.
GrazeCuisine: Fine dining
Although Graze doesn’t have a Michelin star, the standard of the food is certainly in the ballpark. Food here changes with the season, but an indulgent eight-course taster menu is the only way to go for the serious diner. If you’re short on time try the Graze British Menu where the fillet of sea bass with herb gnocchi, barigoule vinaigrette and clam foam sets the standard.Address: , 42 Western Road, Brighton, BN3 1JD
Telephone: +44 1273 823 707.
Riddle & FinnsCuisine: Seafood
This Brighton institution now has two locations in the city and a seat in the mezzanine window of their beachside restaurant is possibly the most desirable table in town. Specialising in champagne and local oysters, it’s the latter that’s the star here, but the razor clams, local sea bass and shellfish risottos are equally as appetising.Address: , 139 King's Road Arches, Brighton, BN1 1FN
Telephone: +44 1273 821 218.
The GingermanCuisine: Fine dining
Since The Gingerman opened in 1998, it has becomes a benchmark for modern, locally sourced dining. Situated on the residential Western Street towards Hove, one look at the changing menu will confirm its credentials. Expect the likes of rump of lamb with sweetbreads, tongue, peas, goat’s milk and baby gem lettuce or sea bass with squid, broccoli, almonds, herb gnocchi and crab veloute.Address: , 21a Norfolk Square, Brighton, BN1 2PD
Telephone: +44 1273 326 6688.
BBQ ShackCuisine: Barbeque
Housed in the kitchen of The World’s End pub, this barbeque pop-up is a haven for those who live their life by the way of the rib. If smoking is your thing - and we mean the slow-cooking, 12-hour, lick off your fingers type of smoking - then you’ll find yourself returning here again and again and again.Address: , 60-61 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4JE
Telephone: +44 7940 295 992.
Casa Don CarlosCuisine: Tapas
If the red-and-white checked tablecloths and clunky wooden furniture at Casa Don Carlos don’t remind you of eating on the Continent, the authentic Spanish tapas certainly will. Expect traditional dishes like patatas bravas (potatoes in a tomato sauce), calamari and chorizo, but be prepared to sit cheek to jowl as it gets very busy, but that’s all part of the fun.Address: , 5 Union Street, Brighton, BN1 1HA
Telephone: +44 1273 327 177.
Terre à TerreCuisine: Vegetarian
Terre à Terre has set new standards for vegetarian food in Brighton, making it a destination for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. With a sophisticated menu containing dishes like aubergine dengaku (miso-grilled aubergine) and a calabrese worth writing sonnets about, forget any preconceptions you might retain about veggie food and get those sense twitching.Address: , 71 East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HQ
Telephone: +44 1273 729 051.
IydeaCuisine: Vegetarian, vegan
Award-winning Iydea serves a cornucopia of healthy vegetarian dishes that have been given their own, GM-free stamp. The menu changes daily, but the chilli bean enchiladas are reliably moreish. Our tip? Get there between 1600 and 1900 and you’ll get a main dish with two sides for just £6.50.Address: , 17 Kensington Gardens, Brighton, BN1 4AL
Telephone: +44 1273 617 992.
Krua AnneCuisine: Thai
Krua-Anne is a Thai diner in the middle of the bustling North Laine; a family-run joint that’s long been holding its one amongst the endless restaurants that open up around it. You’ll find innovations like the Drunken Duck (stir-fired duck, vegetables and brandy), but it mostly puts its faith in holy basil and heavenly Thai curries, just like they do in old Siam.Address: , 19 Kensington Gardens, Brighton, BN1 4AL
Telephone: +44 1273 628 555.
Thewitchez Photo Design Cafe BarCuisine: European
This funky (and affordable) café-cum-bar marries Instagram’s proverbial bedfellows: food and photography. It’s the only place in town where you can get passport photos snapped whilst waiting for a homemade pizza or have a mug made with your image on it whilst the chef whips up a Hungarian lecso (sausage, pepper and tomato stew).Address: , 16 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TL
Telephone: +44 1273 673 653.