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Restaurants in Brighton and Hove

Once a Regency playground called Brighthelmstone, Brighton (along with its sister neighbourhood Hove) is now the holiday queen of the south coast, famed for its beaches, Royal Pavilion, high-octane arts scene & pulsating nightlife. It oozes chic, cosmopolitan cool.

Brighton is peppered with restaurants & cafés, many of which are clustered around the historic Lanes. Just about every cuisine - from Spanish & Italian to Thai & Japanese - is represented, & the town is also a hotbed of innovative & eclectic vegetarian cooking.

Restaurants in Brighton and Hove
  
The Restaurant at Drakes
Drakes now claims its place as Brighton's finest boutique hotel. Andrew McKenzie's cooking is defined by bright modern flavours, with touches of sophistication running through the repertoire
  
Regency Restaurant
There are great seafront views to be enjoyed from the legendary Regency restaurant, which has been a stalwart of the Brighton scene since the 1930s. Fish is the order of the day!
  
Havana Restaurant and Bar
Despite the name, you won't find much in the way of Cuban flavours or indigenous specialities on the lively modern menu. Instead, the kitchen focuses on cosmopolitan dishes with a Mediterranean undercurrent
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    The Restaurant at Drakes

    Drakes Boutique Hotel, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    Drakes now claims its place as Brighton's finest boutique hotel.

    Type of Cuisine : Modern European   
       
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    Havana Restaurant and Bar

    32 Duke Street, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    Occupying the site of the old Duke Street Theatre – opened in 1790 – and later renamed the Theatre Royal after a visit by the Prince of Wales in 1805, Havana retains much of the building's classical Tuscan-style façade, but that's where any links with the past come to a halt.

    Type of Cuisine : Modern European   
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    Regency Restaurant

    131 Kings Road, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    A bastion of the Brighton scene since the 1930s, this venerable seafront restaurant deals in fish – fresh and simple.

    Type of Cuisine : Seafood   
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    Sam's of Brighton

    1 Paston Place, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    Situated in Kemp Town village between Brighton Pier and the Marina, Sam's of Brighton is a popular bistro and Chef proprietor Sam Metcalfe is well-known for his endeavours at Sevendials Restaurant, which is now following the Sam's of Brighton bistro style and called Sam's of Sevendials.

    Type of Cuisine : Modern British / Bistro   
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    Terre à Terre

    71 East Street, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    Terre à Terre Vegetarian restaurant has been breaking rules and re-defining the genre since it opened as a BYO café just off Brighton seafront an age ago, scooping 'Best for Vegetarian' at the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2008 and becoming a shining star on the Brighton and Hove restaurant scene.

    Type of Cuisine : Vegetarian / Global   
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  • 24 St Georges Restaurant

    24 St Georges Road, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    24 St Georges Restaurant in the heart of Kemp Town occupies the site of the former Kemp Brasserie and is a new venture by two award winning chefs, Dean Heselden & Jamie Everton-Jones.

    Type of Cuisine : Modern European   
     
  • 64 Degrees

    53 Meeting House Lane, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    64 Degrees is the new social dining hotspot making waves in Brighton's iconic and historic Lanes, a short walk from the seafront.

    Type of Cuisine : British   
     
  • A Taste of Sahara

    103 Western Road, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    A spectacular makeover has transformed this long-running Brighton ethnic restaurant A Taste of Sahara (formerly Tehran) into an exotic venue with voluminous silks billowing from the ceiling.

    Type of Cuisine : North African / Lebanese / Arabian   
       
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    Al Duomo

    7 Pavilion Building, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    Al Duomo is Brighton's oldest pizza and pasta joint (established in 1979) a mammoth 300 seater restaurant with a vast piazza area next to the Royal Pavilion and close to the Pier and the Lanes.

    Type of Cuisine : Italian   
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  • Blenio

    87-93 Dyke Road, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    Guide entry suspended for Blenio Restaurant.

    Type of Cuisine : European   
  • Casa Don Carlos

    5 Union Street, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    'Close your eyes and you could be on the Costa' just about sums up the irresistible charms of this cracking little tapas joint Casa Don Carlos, in Brighton's famous Lanes.

    Type of Cuisine : Spanish/Tapas   
  • Casalingo

    29 Preston Street, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    'Casalingo' roughly translates as 'home cooked', which gives an idea of the ethos behind Angelo Martinoli's charming restaurant in a buzzy part of Brighton close to the sea.

    Type of Cuisine : Italian   
         
  • China Garden

    88-91 Preston Street, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    A stark black frontage marks out China Garden, a highly popular and rather fashionable Chinese restaurant on a street corner within strolling distance of Brighton seafront.

    Type of Cuisine : Chinese   
         
  • English's of Brighton

    29-31 East Street, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    English's is one of the oldest and best known restaurants on the South Coast it has been delighting Brighton residents and visitors alike with seafood for over 150 years.

    Type of Cuisine : Seafood   
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  • Gars

    19 Prince Albert Street, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    Gars Chinese restaurant is set in the heart of the famous Brighton Lanes and offers a creative mix of modern and authentic Chinese cuisine with a sprinkling of Japanese and Thai favourites.

    Type of Cuisine : Chinese   
         
  • GB1 Seafood Restaurant & Bar

    Grand Hotel Brighton, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    GB1 Seafood Restaurant & Bar is the signature dining destination within the iconic Grand Hotel Brighton, located on the seafront, just a short walk from the Pier and the city's famous shopping lanes.

    Type of Cuisine : Seafood / British   
  • Gingerman

    21a Norfolk Square, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    The name Gingerman may be quirky, but there is serious gastronomic stuff going on at Ben McKellar's intimate Norfolk Square restaurant just up from the seafront on the border between Brighton and Hove.

    Type of Cuisine : Modern European   
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  • Hotel du Vin & Bistro

    2-6 Ship Street, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    Opened in 2002, Hotel du Vin Brighton stands in the heart of the Lanes conservation area, a stone's throw from the seafront, and it's one of the most unusual buildings in the group.

    Type of Cuisine : Modern European   
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  • Indian Summer

    69 East Street, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    Indian Summer in Hove opened its doors on East Street in 2003, with the aim of providing even more choice of Indian cuisine tailored to the needs of a buzzy, cosmopolitan Brighton and Hove restaurant scene.

    Type of Cuisine : Indian   
         
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    L'Eglise

    196 Church Road, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    Julia and Jean-Christophe Martin named their restaurant L'Eglise after its location in Church Road, Hove, but there's nothing reverential about the atmosphere or cooking in this exciting new arrival on the Brighton scene.

    Type of Cuisine : French   
         
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    Leonardo Restaurant

    55 Church Road, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    A classic Sicilian family-run restaurant, Leonardo Restaurant opened its doors in 1996 and now considers itself to be the 'Don' among Brighton's clutch of traditional trattorias.

    Type of Cuisine : Italian   
       
  • Moshimo

    The Opticon, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    Moshimo a sushi restaurant specialising in top-drawer food based around an ever-revolving 'kaiten' (conveyor belt) is tucked away in a bespoke building between Brighton's Lanes and the sea.

    Type of Cuisine : Japanese   
     
  • Seattle Restaurant

    Alias Hotel Seattle, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    'Strange tranquillity at the water's edge' is what visitors are promised at this highly unusual hotel/restaurant called Seattle on an ocean 'liner' moored in Brighton's stunning waterfront development - The Seattle Restaurant is a light.

    Type of Cuisine : Seafood / Mediterranean   
     
  • Sukhothai Palace

    62 Middle Street, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    This well-liked neighbourhood restaurant is slightly off the beaten track, but it remains a popular destination with locals and delivers the best Thai food in the area, according to one Mobile Food Guide user.

    Type of Cuisine : Thai   
       
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    The Foragers Pub

    3 Stirling Place, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    The Foragers Pub hidden in a residential side street in Hove was opened in 2006 by co-owners Rebecca Misich and Paul Hutchison, ex Groucho Club Manager.

    Type of Cuisine : Gastro pub   
     
  • The Ginger Dog

    12 College Place, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    The Ginger Dog can be found in the village of Kemptown, opened by husband and wife wife team Ben and Pamela McKellar, who are renowned for their three other Gingerman restaurants in Brighton.

    Type of Cuisine : Gastro pub / Modern British   
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    The Ginger Pig

    3 Hove Street, Brighton and Hove, Sussex

    The husband and wife team of Ben and Pamela McKellar have made a name for themselves with their Gingerman restaurants in Brighton before adding a third string to their bow in the shape of the Ginger Pig gastropub.

    Type of Cuisine : Gastro pub / Modern British   
       

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