Where to Eat, Meet and be Merry
Brighton has more restaurants than anywhere in the UK outside of London – fact! Menus are imaginative and diverse. United by their passion for using fresh locally grown organic produce and caught-that-day fish, most restaurants serve scrumptious food that's both healthy and eco-conscious.
New Steine Bistro, 10-11 New Steine, Brighton
Fabulous French fare in this gorgeous little eatery. The relaxed atmosphere, attentive service and intimate surroundings make it a perfect night for couples and close friends, followed by a seaside stroll or a visit to any of the nearby bars.
LoveFit Café, 14 Brighton Square, Brighton
The perfect place to have all the fresh, delicious foods you love with all the stuff your body doesn’t taken out. This café serves a great range of super healthy breakfasts and lunches along with a super range of smoothies.
The Tea Cosy Tea Room, 3 George Street, Brighton
There’s a correct way to drink you tea, and this wonderfully camp Brighton institution tells you exactly how. The Tea Cosy Team Room pays homage to the British Royal Family with menu items including the "Charles & Camilla Elevenses" and the incredible "Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, Queen of Hearts, 10 year Anniversary, Your Death has torn our lives apart, farewell dear Princess Queen of Hearts, forever in our thoughts, Memorial Afternoon Tea".
Terre à Terre, 71 East Street, Brighton
Winner of 2008's 'Best for Vegetarian' Observer Food Award, Terre à Terre is nestled in the vibrant South Lanes near the lively seafront. Perfect for people watching and perhaps even the odd celebrity spotting, this is by far one of the city's top eateries.
Oki-Nami Japanese Restaurant, 6 New Road, Brighton
If you fancy authentic Japanese cuisine Oki-Nami is your ticket. Originally located in Hove, it proved so successful it moved to Brighton’s city centre and has become a hit with locals and visitors alike. The contemporary minimalist décor with the freshest of organic ingredients make it a treat for all the senses.
Nia Café Bar, 87-88 Trafalgar Street, Brighton
Serving superb scran, Nia Café Bar is perfect for long leisurely lunches and suitably located in Bohocentre of North Laine – it's also an ideal pre-party place. Its quirky and continental atmosphere truly captures the shabby-chic vibe which is synonymous with Brighton.
Due South, 139 Kings Road Arches, Brighton Beach
With a location right alongside the sea with wonderful views, Due South is the perfect locale for a romantic dinner or a fun get together with friends. The menu is top notch and is packed with fresh seasonal food from local producers. The furniture and decor is funky and the service is friendly. As you'd expect from a seaside restaurant, the menu is chock full of seafood choices, but don't forget about the meat dishes which are also delicious – a favorite is the free range pork belly.
English’s of Brighton, 29-31 East Street, Brighton
The South's leading Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar offers a superb à la carte menu in Edwardian splendor or on its heated terrace. So whether it is a light lunch whilst out shopping or a special occasion, English's is the perfect place.
Metrodeco, 38 Upper St. James Street, Brighton
An absolutely delightful place to spend your morning or afternoon, as you enjoy tea that is served in proper china with fresh baked cakes and croissants. The décor is that of a 1930’s style tea and you will not want to leave without taking home a bag of their Earl Grey blend.
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