Where do locals eat in Brighton?
Big nights out start here
Big nights out start at the dinner table. It’s not just about fuelling up or lining the stomach.
Sitting and eating together is a joyful experience, and some of our best memories are made over meals.
If there’s a big group of you, it can be easy to rely on chain restaurants to feed your party, making sure there’s something for everyone’s tastes. But in Brighton you can find plenty of sizable local venues.
In the Lanes, try Moshimo for quality fresh sushi and Japanese classics in a modern restaurant inspired by traditional
Japanese architecture. This is one of the largest restaurants in Brighton and they’ve used
their influence to change global fishing policies with their #FishLove campaign.
You can’t beat Italian for social dining. Two of the longest running and most established in the city are Al Duomo near the Royal Pavilion and Donatello in the Lanes. Both are large restaurants which will happily accommodate a large group on a whim. Both are family owned and both prepare classic Italian fare from scratch.
Or drive back the winter cold with some Caribbean cuisine at The Rum Kitchen. This restaurant is deceptively large and a great place to eat authentic quality Caribbean food and get in the carnival spirit withtheir extensive menu of rum cocktails.
For extra special occasions why not pre-plan a private dining evening? These restaurants have exclusive dining rooms that cater for groups of almost any size. They range from luxurious fine dining to fun private feasts and can cater for all your needs. Discover private dining in Brighton and Hove.
If you're visiting Brighton to get in some Christmas shopping at the famous Lanes and North Laine then why not go full out into the spirit and have a Christmas party. We’ve put together this list of some of the best local venues with special Christmas menus for your gang. So you can spend less time searching for where to go and more time planning your outfit.
Christmas parties in Brighton.
Brighton’s “Sunday session” culture
If your stay in Brighton includes a Sunday then you have to experience the local “Sunday session” culture. Sunday roasts are a big deal in Brighton, they’re an opportunity for friends and families to get together over great food and drink and still be in bed for a school night. When a pub or restaurant gets their roast right, locals will flock from all around the city to try it.
Getting in one of these venues will give you a real sense of Brighton life. But be warned, you’ll be contemplating moving here before you’ve finished your last roastie!
Every year local restaurants, bars and cafes fight it out to win a coveted spot in the BrightonRestaurants Awards (BRAVOs). They’re the city’s only entirely locally voted for food anddrink awards and a great marker of where locals love best. Award winning roasts in Brighton and Hove.
Brighton for everyone
Brighton’s well known for being inclusive and we’re not just talking about the vibrant LGBTQ scene.
After the puppy boom of 2020-21 we made our dog friendly guide with the dogs in mind. These venues are not only dog friendly, they’re dog approved! We’ve also arranged these venues by the nearest walk location, be it seafront or local park.
Award winning Brighton
The Brighton Restaurant Awards (BRAVOs) are an annual competition where the public vote for their favourite venues in 16 categories. These winners lists are a great way to discover where locals love the most, be that for a cocktail to start the evening off, a brunch date with friends or somewhere that’s affordable but good quality.
Discover where the locals love with the BRAVO 2022 winners.
While you’re out and about in town you can spot the BRAVO winners as they proudly display their green BRAVO stickers. Head on in with confidence to any of these places, they’re locally tried, tested and loved - and you could discover a hidden gem!
Thankyou to Restaurants Brighton for this blog post!
Posted 18th Nov 2022