Brighton and Hove offer one of the best ranges of restaurants in the country providing every type of cuisine a person could wise for! I would argue that in many cases the restaurants are even better than in London because the restaurant owners are always conscious of the trade it gets from the local community and so avoid the complacency which disappoints in so many London restaurants!
It is worth wandering past the main chain eateries and trying any of the small independent cafes and restaurants you find along the way. If you find a particular gem that we may have missed please feel free to update us, Brighton Short Breaks are always looking for good food!
Being a seaside town there are a few fish restaurants within the city, among them one that is worth a visit even just for the celeb spotting is Fishy Fishy situated in East Street and owned by Xfactor presenter Dermot O’Leary.
In the same area of the city you will find Jamie’s Italian, owned, of course, by Jamie Oliver and serving up delicious Italian food – if you don’t book a table over the weekend then be prepared for a wait but it is well worth it!
For dinner with friends you don’t mind sharing with try tapas! Casa Don Carlos in the South Lanes serves a mouth-watering selection of Spanish dishes.
From China to Japan and Sushi! This particular cuisine has increased in popularity as have the amount of restaurants serving it, we like Moshi Moshi which is situated behind Brighton Town Hall.
For those vegetarian visitor’s to the city – of course you are catered for at the already mentioned restaurants but there are speciality restaurants for you, Food for Friends and Terre a Terre are great examples of these.
If your stomach is feeling a bit weird after sampling such a varied menu and you fancy something a bit simple – visit the Gourmet Burger Kitchen for a hearty burger which you can cater to your taste, whilst there you have to have one of their amazing milkshakes to wash it down with!
There are two things in life that construct a perfect Brighton weekend – the fry up and the roast! We have constructed a Fab Five of each below for you to find and enjoy whilst on your stay in Brighton.
For the morning after the night before a fry-up is necessary for the wake-up you need.
If staying in the Hove end of the city and not feeling up to adventuring out too far try The Hove Kitchen situated in the church road area serving a high end full English.
In the heart of Brighton try Billies situated behind Western Road (the main shopping street) the unique point is that you can have your fry-up served upon the hash rather than having it served up as a brownie on the side.
Bill’s and Café Motu are two completely different establishments but both serving amazing breakfasts in the North
Laine area of Brighton. Try Café Motu for the amazing black pudding and Bill’s for its locally sourced, organic ingredients’.
Sundays are made for roasts and we found our fab five dished up in several Gastro Pubs dotted around the city.
The Ginger Pig in Hove is part of the ‘Gingerman’ chain of restaurants, as a group they have become very well known for the high class of food the serve and the Ginger Pig keeps this standard going even for the humble Sunday roast.
A bit further into Brighton try the Farm Tavern; situated on Farm Road, one of the friendliest pubs in the city and currently (MAY 2012) offering a deal that with every roast you can get yourself a glass of wine for £1.50 – perfect!
Further along again into Brighton and situated on Preston Street you will find The Royal Sovereign, this is a hidden away pub which serves a beautiful roast, to avoid disappointment we would recommend booking a table here as it is quite a small pub.
In central Brighton the Fiddlers elbow, Irish pub, serves up a great traditional roast, avoid this pub during rugby season if you don’t want to get squished by great big rugby men!!
Last of our fab five for roasts, but only because of geography, is the Dover Castle, situated in the Hanover area of Brighton (the only area still with free parking in central Brighton) sources all of its free range ingredients locally to make up their menu. A positive about this pub is being situated in a very hilly area it gives you the opportunity to work off the roast once you leave.
Wherever you eat in the great city of Brighton and Hove enjoy and let us know where you went and how it was.