In the nooks and crannies of the Laines, along the seafront, and up and down the high street you will find a huge collection of places to eat Brighton. There is everything from restaurants, to unique bistros, to cafes,to gourmet pubs just waiting to be discovered by you.
As a constantly growing cosmopolitan city, you will find different cuisine from all over the world and the option of a variety of flavours daily to tantalise your taste buds.
The different global cuisines available in Brighton include: Japanese, Greek, American, Chinese, Indian, Mexican, Spanish and Mediterranean, Thai, Asian and French. So, as you can see there is no shortage of options when you visit Brighton.
Being so close to the sea has helped to ensure that Brighton is known for it's seafood and fish restaurants. It really depends on what sort of dining experience you are looking for but there are fish restaurants to suit all budgets, but all of which are delicious in their own right.
Many people love the seaside vibe when they come to Brighton. It is all about soaking up the summer holiday feeling, spending time on the pier, playing the slot machine and, of course, eating traditional food. Fish and chips has to be one of these and is hugely popular for visitors to Brighton. There are plenty of places to pick up good fish and chips, particularly on the seafront, which is the perfect place to eat the classic dish, isn't it?
If you are looking for a sit down meal in a seafood restaurant there certainly isn't a shortage of them either. Here are a couple recommendations for you.
TV presenter Dermot O'Leary opened a restaurant in Brighton in 2009, called Fishy Fishy. The draw of this restaurant isn't just that it's owned by Dermot but that as a company they ensure their fish and seafood is sustainably sourced. Their regularly updated menu is seasonal, fresh and great value.
Located at the entrance to the Laines, you'll find English's Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar, one of the oldest and most well-known restaurants in Brighton and perhaps even in the country. Visiting English's is like stepping back in time, you're given the choice of eating at the marble-topped oyster bar, with a glass of champagne and a buzzing atmosphere or to eat in splendour in the main dining room. It's quite the experience and a taste sensation.
Brighton has made a name for itself as providing a haven for those living the vegetarian lifestyle and this stretches to eating out as well. There is an excellent selection of places to eat out, which are meat free. A popular option is Food for Friends which you will find nestled deep in the Laines. Having been around since 1981, the restaurant owners know exactly what veggie food lovers want to eat and creates delicious, quality food, the majority of which has been locally sourced. It is also suitable for vegans.
Other ideas for eating out in style and filling your tummy include Jamie's Italian, one of Jamie Oliver's restaurants. This one has fresh fish daily, which is cooked with other daily specials in a fabulous wood burning oven. It's good quality, wholesome food, situated between the Laines and the seafront.
Moving away from fish, the popular Casa Don Carlos is an excellent option. It serves typical Spanish tapas, but unlike many places it actually tastes authentic. Always busy and with a buzzing atmosphere it's wise to book if you fancy going a bit Espanol for the night. There's a lot to choose from on the menu and portion sizes are generous, which will guarantee you'll come back time and time again.
We hope you're hungry!