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Best restaurants in Brighton

12 cool places to eat in Brighton

Get ready for Brighton, with its historic landmarks and explore plenty of cultural and gastronomic offers. Visitors are greeted with a wide array of cool restaurants to eat in Brighton.

Whether you’re a vegetarian, gourmet or hipster – there’s something for everyone!

Read our article and find your favourite of the most fun restaurants to eat in Brighton. We wish you lots of fun and bon appétit in advance!

Contents:

Tip #1: Le Petit Chef

Le Petit Chef in Brighton
Le Petit Chef in Brighton

At the DoubleTree by Hilton Brighton Metropole, you can look forward to a 3D dinner theatre about the world’s smallest chef: Le Petit Chef. Look forward to a 3D animated show right before your eyes. You choose your menu online in advance (classic or vegetarian/vegan), which includes international dishes. Between the individual courses, you can then look forward to your own plate show and see how the little chef prepares the delicacies virtually.

Le Petit Chef in Brighton

Please note: The show in Brighton is temporarily paused, but will be resumed as soon as possible!
Visit instead: Le Petit Chef – London

Le Petit Chef Brighton

Visit our extraordinary 3D dinner-show Le Petit Chef at DoubleTree by Hilton Brighton Metropole in Brighton.

Behind the art of 3D projection mapping used here is the Belgian artist duo „Skullmapping“, which has already been represented at light festivals around the world. You should definitely visit this experience restaurant in Brighton.

At a glance:

Please note: The show in Brighton is temporarily paused, but will be resumed as soon as possible!
Visit instead: Le Petit Chef – London

Dietary options:

Vegetarian menu options available

Speciality:

3D theater surrounds a fun dining experience

Price:

Five-course menu.

Classic and Vegetarian: £119 (+12,5% service charge) per person.

Grand: £149 (+12,5% service charge) per person.

Junior meal for ages 12 and under: £59 (+12,5% service charge) per person.

Show after: The London Cabaret Club Show £40 (+12,5% service charge) per person.

Hours:

Please note the schedule; A reservation is required in advance for attending the show.

Location:

Le Petit Chef
London Cabaret Club
The Bloomsbury Ballroom
Victoria House
Bloomsbury Square
London WC1B 4DA

Contact:

Phone: (+44) 20 7242 0002

E-mail: [email protected]

Webpage: https://lepetitchef.com/london

Tip #2: Burnt Orange

Burnt Orange in Brighton
Image credit: Burnt Orange in Brighton

Elegant, lively and the perfect place to celebrate big or small in Brighton. Burnt Orange is probably the favourite restaurant for anyone who wants to enjoy a mix of international dishes in the best cheerful company. From lunchtime until late, guests can expect wood-fired flavours and exquisite drinks in the restaurant in the middle of Brighton’s historic streets! 

If you’re looking for quirky restaurants in Brighton at the weekend, you’ll also get your money’s worth here: Every Saturday you can look forward to a live DJ.

Burnt Orange likes it elegant, delicious and boisterous. What a cool place to eat in Brighton!

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian friendly, vegan options, gluten free options

Speciality :

Suitable for groups | Live DJ on Saturday nights

Price:

Starters: from £7.50 up to £12.50
Mains: from £8.00 up to £24.00

Hours:

Mon – Wed: 12:00 – 4:00 pm & 5:00 – 12:00 am
Thu – Sat: 12:00 – 4:00 pm & 5:00 – 1:00 am
Sun: 12:00 – 11:00 pm

Location:

Burnt Orange
59 Middle Street
Brighton and Hove
Brighton BN1 1AL
United Kingdom

Contact:

Phone: +44 1273 929923

E-Mail: [email protected] 

Webpage: https://burnt-orange.co.uk/

Tip #3: Food for Friends

Food for Friends in Brighton
Image credit: Food for Friends in Brighton

If you are keen to dine in an award-winning restaurant in Brighton, Food for Friends is probably just what you are looking for. Founded in 1981, the restaurant has always focussed on serving sophisticated and unique dishes that are completely vegetarian or vegan

Taste your way through the menu and savour the proof that a plant-based diet is anything but monotonous – we’re willing to bet that nobody will miss their steak here. When you visit Food for Friends, you can look forward to what is probably the best vegetarian restaurant in Brighton, where, according to the owner, you will be welcomed as a guest and bid farewell as a friend.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian and vegan food only, gluten free options

Speciality:

Multiple awarded vegetarian and vegan restaurant | Established in 1981

Price:

Small plates: from £7.00 up to £12.00
Large plates: from £15.00 up to £19.00
Sides & starters: from £5.00 up to £6.00
Sunday Roast: from £19.00 up to £21.95

Hours:

Sun – Tue: 12:00 – 9:00 pm
Wed & Thu: 12:00 – 9:30 pm
Fri & Sat: 12:00 – 10:00 pm

Location:

Food for Friends
17-18 Prince Albert Street
Brighton and Hove
Brighton BN1 1HF
United Kingdom

Contact:

Phone: +44 1273 202310

Webpage: https://www.foodforfriends.com/

Tip #4: The Salt Room

The Salt Room in Brighton
Image credit: The Salt Room in Brighton

You could hardly be closer to the sea! The Salt Room is another place to be for gourmets and anyone looking for exquisite indulgence in a sophisticated ambience in Brighton. Here, the flavours of the sea are transformed into culinary masterpieces over an open fire. You can then enjoy these with breathtaking views of the seafront and the ruins of West Pier. This is also the perfect place to eat oysters in Brighton.


The select and high-quality range of drinks and cocktails is also very classy and perfectly rounds out an enjoyable evening.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian and gluten free options

Speciality :

Local seafood prepared over fire | Award winning | Terrace on Brighton seafront

Price:

Starters: from £9.50 up to £15.00
Mains: from £18.00 up to £36.00
To share & cooked over fire: Surfboard, 40pp | Butcher’s Cut & Market Fish (Market price)

Hours:

Mon – Sat: 12:00 – 4:00 pm & 5:00 – 11:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 – 9:00 pm

Location:

The Salt Room
106 Kings Road
Brighton and Hove
Brighton BN1 2FU
United Kingdom

Contact:

Phone: +44 1273 929488

E-Mail: [email protected]

Webpage: https://saltroom-restaurant.co.uk/

Tip #5: Constantinople Restaurant

Constantinople Restaurant in Brighton
Image credit: Constantinople Restaurant in Brighton

At Constantinople Restaurant you can enjoy the traditional, diverse, and colourful cuisine of Central Anatolia, the Caucasus, Greece, the Balkans, and the Middle East in one place. Located across the street from Norfolk Square, Brighton they serve traditional delicacies such as shakshuka, tabbouleh, kofte, kebab, and mezze from lunchtime to dinner. But you can find even more delicacies on the menu as well which you will never forget again. For the sweet-toothed among you, we can recommend homemade baklava as the crowning glory. 

Constantinople Restaurant is certainly one of the best places to eat in Brighton.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian friendly, vegan options, gluten free options

Speciality:

Authentic food from Central Anatolia, the Caucasus, Greece, the Balkans, and the Middle East. Traditional dishes.

Price:

Tapas/ Mezzes: from £5.50 up to £6.50
Sharing Mezze & Tapas platter: £16.95
Meat main dishes: from £15.95 up to £20.95
Chicken main dishes: £16.95
Fish main dishes: from £15.95 up to £18.95
Vegetarian main dishes: from £14.95 up to £15.95

Hours:

Mon & Tue: 12:30 – 3:00 pm & 5:30 – 10:00 pm
Wed – Sun: 12:30 – 10:00 pm 

Location:

Constantinople Restaurant
51 Norfolk Square
Brighton and Hove
Brighton BN1 2PA
United Kingdom

Contact:

Phone: +44 1273 777355

Webpage: https://theconstantinople.co.uk/

Tip #6: Lavash

Lavash in Brighton
Image credit: Lavash in Brighton

Discover the taste of the Middle East at Lavash!  The family business has two locations in Brighton, one on Gardner Street (lunch only) and one on North Street. It’s not just your taste buds that are sent on a journey. If you look around you’ll forget you’re „just“ in a cool restaurant in Brighton and go on an imaginary journey!

Your lunchtime snack could look like this: a falafel & baba ganoush wrap for you, a chicken kebab platter for your best friend! North Street will also spoil you in the evening with a selection of authentic Middle Eastern dishes. 

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian friendly, vegan options

Speciality:

Middle Eastern cuisine with homemade Lavash bread, a flatbread baked in a clay tandoori on site

Price:

Gardner Street location:
Wraps: from £8.95 up to £11.95
Platters: from £13.95 up to £20.95
Bowls: from £13.95 up to £14.95

North Street location:
Wraps: from £8.95 up to £11.95
Bowls: from £13.95 up to £14.95
Mains: from £14.95 up to £20.95

Hours:

Gardner Street location:
Sun – Fri: 11:00 – 5:30 pm
Sat: 11:00 – 6:00 pm

North Street location:
Mon-Sun: 11:00 – 10:00 pm

Location:

Gardner Street location:
52 Gardner Street
Brighton and Hove
Brighton BN1 1UN
United Kingdom

North Street location:
60 North Street
Brighton and Hove
Brighton BN1 1RH
United Kingdom

Contact:

Gardner Street location:
Phone: +44 1273 751241
WhatsApp: +44 1273 690 886
Reservation (less than 10 People) at Lavash 52 Gardner Street, Brighton, is not available.

North Street location:
Phone: +44 1273 536 114
WhatsApp: +44 1273 690 886

Webpage: https://www.lavash-website.co.uk/

Tip #7: The Coal Shed

The Coal Shed in Brighton
Image credit: The Coal Shed in Brighton

If the thought of 12 Hour Smoked Beef Short Rib makes your mouth water, then you’re in for a treat at The Coal Shed! The steakhouse in the heart of Brighton cooks over an open fire (charcoal grill) with the simplest ingredients: High quality, local produce, and dedication.

It is definitely a restaurant for connoisseurs who appreciate a steak cooked to perfection and are looking for the best steak in Brighton. Alternatively, you can opt for grilled fish dishes here. The restaurant has also created tasty dishes for vegetarians, so that everyone will be satisfied!

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian friendly, gluten free options

Speciality:

Steakhouse | Cooking over fire

Price:

Starters: from £10 up to £16
Mains: from £18 up to £28
Steaks & Sharing Cuts: from £34 up to £36

Please note: The Coal Shed now accepts card payments only.

Hours:

Mon – Sat: 12:00 – 11:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 – 9:00 pm

Location:

The Coal Shed
8 Boyce’s Street
Brighton, BN1 1AN
United Kingdom

Contact:

Phone: +44 (0) 1273 322998

Email: [email protected]

Webpage: https://coalshed-restaurant.co.uk/brighton/

Tip #8: Pho

Pho in Brighton
Image credit: Pho in Brighton

Are you looking for a vegan restaurant in Brighton? Then watch out! A 40% vegan menu awaits you at Pho Restaurant where you can look forward to Vietnamese street food. Star of the kitchen: the traditional Pho. Various curries and wok dishes complete the extensive menu of this Vietnamese restaurant in Brighton. Furthermore there is also a great offer for children.

For just £5.50, young guests can enjoy a meal and drink. This makes Pho a popular spot for adults and children to enjoy delicious and healthy noodle dishes. Slurping is encouraged!

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Big vegan selection | majority of items on the menu is gluten-free

Speciality:

Pho noodle soup | 40% of the menu is vegan

Price:

Starters and salads: from £4.95 up to £12.25
Pho Soups: from £11.75 up to £13.95
Curry: from £11.50 up to £14.95
They also have an accessible kid’s menu, where children can get a meal and a drink for £5.50.

Hours:

Mon – Sat: 12:00 – 10:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 – 9:00 pm

Location:

Pho
12 Black Lion Street
Brighton and Hove
Brighton BN1 1ND
United Kingdom

Tip #9: Etcı Kitchen

Etci Kitchen in Brighton
Image credit: Etcı Kitchen in Brighton

Etcı Kitchen opens up a culinary journey through the tastes and aromas of Turkey. Particularly recommended here are the mixed platters for sharing, which are available in different variations for 2 – 5 people. However, visitors should definitely save a little room for dessert, as the dessert menu looks simply too tempting!

What once began in 1997 on a small scale in Turkey is now, over 25 years later, an excellent restaurant with an unusual and modern style in Brighton.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian options available

Speciality:

Authentic Turkish cuisine | British kebab awards 2021 winner

Price:

Main platters: Sharing platter (2-3 people) £68.00
Family platters (3-5 people) £95.00
Fish platter (3-4 people) £85.00
Kebabs: from £16.95 up to £22.95
Turkish pizza (Pide): from £6.00 up to £17.50

Hours:

Mon – Sat: 12:00 – 11:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 – 10:00 pm

Location:

Etcı Kitchen
47 Preston Street
Brighton and Hove
Brighton BN1 2HP
United Kingdom

Contact:

Phone: +44 1273 725806

Webpage: http://etcikitchen.com/

Tip #10: Las Iguanas

Las Iguanas in Brighton
Image credit: Las Iguanas in Brighton

Discover, feel, and savour the spirit of Latin America at Las Iguanas! Las Iguanas opens its doors to you from lunchtime to evening and you can feel the cheerful exuberance as soon as you enter the restaurant. 

Find popular South American classics and dishes that are particularly suitable for sharing there. The colourful menu entices you for more, and those seeking fun in Brighton have found their new favourite spot here.

Have a lively evening in Brighton. ¡Buen provecho!

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian friendly, vegan options, gluten free options

Speciality:

Latin American classics & cocktails | suitable for groups

Price:

$6 – $20
2 for 1 Cocktails every day from £11.50

Hours:

Sun – Thu: 11:00 – 9:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 – 10:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 – 10:30 pm

Location:

Las Iguanas
7-8 Jubilee Street
Brighton and Hove
Brighton BN1 1GE
United Kingdom

Contact:

Phone: +44 01273 063 264

E-Mail: [email protected]

Webpage: https://www.iguanas.co.uk/restaurants/brighton

Tip #11: Mange Tout

Mange Tout in Brighton
Image credit: Mange Tout in Brighton

You can have an excellent brunch in Brighton at Mange Tout, a sweet bistro with French influences. This place spoils you with sweet and savoury classics of French cuisine, including vegetarian and vegan options. From Thursday to Saturday there is also an evening menu to enjoy. The wine cellar at Mange tout is filled with „natural wines“, which come from an organic farm. 

But you can also spend a cosy afternoon here with your friends; ‚Le Chocolat chaud‘ (a hot chocolate) looks more than enticing. 

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian friendly, vegan options, gluten free options

Speciality:

Brunch | Hot chocolate | locally roasted coffee | natural wines

Price:

Brunch menu items: from £5.00 up to £13.00
Tartines: from £12.00 up to £15.00

Hours:

Mon – Wed: 9:00 – 4:00 pm (kitchen 9:00 – 3:00 pm)
Thu – Sat: 9:00 – 10:30 pm (kitchen 9:00 – 3:00 pm & 6:00 – 10:00 pm)
Sun: 9:30 – 4:00 pm (kitchen 9:30 – 3:00 pm)

Location:

Mange Tout
81 Trafalgar Street
Brighton and Hove
Brighton BN1 4EB
United Kingdom

Contact:

Phone: +44 1273 607270

E-Mail: [email protected]

Webpage & reservations: https://www.mangetoutbrighton.co.uk/

A 24 hour notice policy is required for cancellations.

Tip #12: Olive Grove

Olive Grove in Brighton
Image credit: Olive Grove in Brighton

Authentic Greek cuisine to enjoy in Brighton: At ‚Olive Grove,‘ you are delightfully welcomed and sent on an imaginary journey to the warmth of Southern Europe. We particularly recommend a visit on warm summer evenings, when you can enjoy a glass of wine and cosy gatherings in the tavern’s courtyard until late.

But the tavern is also open in winter and invites you to enjoy Brighton’s culinary diversity.

At a glance:

Dietary options:

Vegetarian friendly, vegan options, gluten free options

Speciality:

Authentic Greek cuisine

Price:

Garden specialities from £10.90 up to £13.90
Sea specialities from £10.90 up to £14.90
Farm specialities from £9.90 up to £18.90

Hours:

Mon – Thu: 12:00 – 10:00 pm
Fri & Sat: 12:00 – 11:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 – 8:00 pm

Location:

Olive Grove
15 Meeting House Lane
Brighton and Hove
Brighton BN1 1HB
United Kingdom

Contact:

Phone: +44 1273 722325

E-Mail: [email protected]

Webpage: http://www.olivegrove-brighton.co.uk/

Our selection of restaurants is based, among other things, on the editorial team’s individual preferences and on reviews on the internet. Please contact the respective provider directly for information on reservations and prices. The pictures come from the restaurants listed. All Information is provided without guarantee!

Annabelle Schweineberg
Annabelle Schweineberg

As Assist. Marketing & Communications Manager Annabelle knows the concept of Le Petit Chef like no other. If you have any questions, she is the right person to contact.

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