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The Top 10 Restaurants in Brighton

Looking for the perfect date night, or the best place for a gathering with your friends? Here are the Top Ten restaurants in Brighton that are sure to deliver...

Embark on a mouthwatering journey through the vibrant city of Brighton, UK, where culinary diversity thrives. Our voyage will uncover the treasures of the Top Ten restaurants that transform Brighton into a haven for food aficionados. Whether you're a curious local in search of hidden culinary gems or a discerning visitor seeking the city's finest dining experiences, this guide promises to be your passport to the most exquisite restaurants in Brighton.



1. Waterside Restaurant

Located at the heart of Brighton Marina, Rendezvous Brighton's Waterside Restaurant boasts breathtaking views and a warm, luxurious ambience. The restaurant's elegant décor, featuring warm oaky and ivory tones, creates an inviting setting. Waterside Restaurant is dedicated to using the freshest locally sourced ingredients to craft every dish, ensuring a delightful dining experience. Whether you're looking for an intimate dinner on Thursday to Saturday evenings or a sumptuous Sunday roast, Waterside has you covered.


2. The Salt Room

Perched on Brighton's seafront with stunning views of the iconic West Pier ruins, The Salt Room is a renowned modern British seafood restaurant. Its culinary prowess shines through a commitment to sustainability, evident in a menu that specialises in charcoal-grilled seafood and meats. Proud recipient of the title "Seafood Restaurant of the Year 2017," it offers a dining experience that captures the essence of Brighton's coastal charm.


3. The Flint House

Imagine strolling through the bustling heart of the Brighton Lanes, and suddenly, you stumble upon The Flint House, a culinary masterpiece brought to life by the creative minds of Ben and Pamela McKellar from Gingerman Restaurant Group. It's not just a restaurant, it's an experience that promises to be the highlight of your culinary adventures in Brighton.

The Flint House
offers an inviting atmosphere with counter-level dining, an exquisite array of small plates, a sophisticated cocktail bar, and a charming rooftop terrace. Whether you're on the hunt for the perfect restaurant nearby or simply seeking the pinnacle of dining excellence in Brighton, The Flint House is your destination for a gastronomic journey that will leave your taste buds delighted and your senses enchanted in this coastal city.


4. Wild Flor

Founded by James & Faye Thomson and Rob Maynard, Wild Flor is a restaurant dedicated to delivering exceptional food and wine in an informed yet relaxed atmosphere. It has earned a place in the Michelin Guide and the Good Food Guide since 2019 and consistently ranks among Brighton's top five restaurants.


5. The Little Fish Market

This is a haven for those who crave the finest, sustainably sourced ingredients from the British Isles. At The Little Fish Market, dining takes on an intimate and relaxed vibe, perfect for a cosy gathering of up to 20 diners. The star of the show is Chef Duncan Ray, who not only crafts exquisite dishes but also maintains close relationships with trusted suppliers to ensure that only the very best produce graces your plate. It's a place where passion for quality cuisine and dedication to professional service shine through every delightful bite.


6. Bincho Yakitori

Bincho Yakitori brings the essence of Japanese taverns, or "Izakayas," to Brighton. With a background in Japanese Kaiseki cuisine, the chef and his team have created a unique dining experience at Bincho Yakitori that pays homage to Japanese culinary traditions.


7. Burnt Orange

If you're seeking a warm and inviting dining experience, look no further than Burnt Orange. Crafted by the same talented team behind The Salt Room and The Coal Shed, Burnt Orange sets the stage for a relaxed atmosphere that beckons guests to unwind and relish the delightful cuisine and drinks. This cosy neighbourhood eatery transforms seamlessly from day to night, offering an extensive menu of delectable dishes designed for sharing, along with an impressive selection of high-quality beverages. It's your go-to spot for a perfect blend of comfort, good food, and great company.


8. Petit Pois

A charming French restaurant nestled in the heart of Brighton's Lanes, Petit Pois boasts a rustic interior and a carefully curated menu inspired by classic French dishes. It's an ideal venue for a romantic rendezvous or a cosy gathering with family and friends.


9. etch.

etch. is MasterChef: The Professionals winner Steven Edwards' flagship restaurant in Brighton & Hove. Offering weekly changing tasting menus that celebrate local and British produce, etch. promises a culinary journey through creative and innovative dishes.


10. Terre à Terre

Terre à Terre has been at the forefront of meat-free cooking in Brighton for nearly three decades. Founded by Amanda Powley and Philip Taylor, this vegetarian and vegan restaurant has a reputation for outstanding food, ethical sourcing of ingredients, and a commitment to sustainability. An award-winning International wine list and creative cocktails complement the dining experience.


So there you have it -  the Top Ten restaurants in Brighton, each one promising a distinctive culinary journey. Whether you have a penchant for seafood, a taste for modern British fare, or a craving for global flavours, Brighton's dining scene is a delightful tapestry of options to satisfy your every desire. Dive into these culinary gems and relish the array of flavours that this dynamic city has to offer.



Brighton is renowned for its delectable culinary offerings, including Knobby Russet Apples, Brighton Blue Cheese, Sussex Pond Pudding, Duddleswell Cheese, Golden Cross Cheese, Banoffee Pie, Sussex Sparkling Wine, and Brighton Gin. These local delights are a must-try for any food enthusiast visiting the city.

Brighton embraces vegan cuisine with open arms, and many of its top 20 restaurants offer robust vegan options. Notably, Terre á Terre, a vegetarian restaurant, consistently ranks in the top three. Whether you're vegan or simply looking to explore plant-based dining, Brighton has a wealth of choices to satisfy your palate.

Fish and chips takes the crown as one of the most iconic British dishes known worldwide. This classic meal features deep-fried fish (typically cod) and chips, traditionally served wrapped in paper and seasoned with salt and malt vinegar. It's a delicious taste of British culinary heritage.

The pinnacle of culinary recognition is three Michelin Stars. Restaurants can earn one, two, or the coveted three Michelin Stars based on several criteria, including the quality of ingredients, culinary mastery, chef's personality in the cuisine, flavour harmony, and consistency across visits.

Tipping is a gesture of appreciation in the UK, although not mandatory. It's customary to leave a tip of 10-15% if a service charge isn't included in the bill. However, it's a good practice to check the bill, as some restaurants automatically add a service charge.

Brighton's dining scene is a delightful tapestry of diverse cuisines. From traditional British fare to fresh seafood, French delicacies, Japanese delights, and a wealth of vegetarian and vegan options, Brighton's restaurants cater to a wide range of culinary preferences. Whatever your taste, you'll find a restaurant to satisfy your cravings in this vibrant city.


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