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1. Take a tour of the Royal Pavilion
The stunning seaside palace of the Prince Regent (George IV), transformed by John Nash into one of the most dazzling and exotic buildings in the British Isles, is a must see.
2. Go to the beach
Featured in Enjoy Englands Top 10 beach destinations, Brighton is officially one of the nation's favourite seaside resorts. Fashionable, fun and funky, Brighton is loaded with style and offers everything you could want from a seaside holiday.
3. Sea Life Centre - Experience the 'Jurassic Seas' - new for 2015
Dive into the depths of ‘Jurassic Seas’, meet the weird and wonderful creatures that have outlasted dinosaurs and even feed a deadly Plesiosaurus using our state-of-the-art technology tank!
• Discover the prehistoric creatures that are still around today!
4. Brighton Wheel
The iconic Brighton Wheel has arrived at Brighton’s seafront. The 'Wheel of Excellence' will provide breath-taking, panoramic views of the sea, surrounding architecture and landmarks as they have never seen before. Providing an optional commentary guided tour of the heritage of Brighton & Hove.
5. Eat a picnic at Devil’s Dyke
Pack the sarnies and ginger beer, pull out your best blanket and roll up to Devil’s Dyke for a chilled out day on the Downs. Sit back, relax and take in the views north towards the Weald and south over the sea. Did you know it’s also the largest chalkland dry combe in Britain?
6. Brighton Museum
Come along with your friends and lovers to discover the hidden love stories of objects in the museum. Through music, film, paintings, pottery and postcards, explore love, lust, adultery, intrigue and revenge across the ages.
7. It's got to be the best place to buy your records!!
We have it on good authority that The North Laine has got to be the best place to buy your music, whether it's CD or vinyl, check out all of the 2nd hand record shops in The North Laine!!
8. Take the train to Horror Hotel on Brighton Pier
Scared? You will be. The pier’s ghost train to Horror Hotel will have you shaking in your seat. Thrill seekers should also check out the Super Booster, which rockets from 0-60mph in under 3 seconds taking you 38 metres up, before hurtling you back down again! Go on, we dare you!
9. Chill out at a cricket match
Sit back, relax and join the men in white as leather hits willow in Hove actually. You might even see a googly! Howzat!
10. Go to the pub!!!
Turn right out of our door, walk down towards the seafront, but take the first turning on the right and in about 30 seconds you'll find yourself at the very, very red 'Lion and Lobster' - Brighton's most popular pub n grub!
11. Be happy!
Need rejuvinating? Pack your bags and come to Brighton and we’ll soon sort you out. Dubbed the happiest place in the country according to a survey by O2, Brighton offers all the benefits of a city - such as the culture, shopping, restaurants (some of the best according to Condenaste) and nightlife – with the added bonus of the sea, making it all a bit relaxing and calm. Zzzzz. (Oops, sorry, we got a bit too relaxed there…)
12. Shop for art at the seafront galleries
Nestling under small Victorian arches on Brighton’s beachfront lies the bohemian Artists’ Quarter, housing a collection of quaint and funky artists’ studio spaces. Grab a coffee, amble through the studios and sift through the eclectic artwork on display.
13. Party on at Pride
Join the international carnival from Madeira Drive to Preston Park for this year’s themed Pride Carnival Parade. The city will be buzzing as the largest gay and lesbian festival in Europe takes to the streets - the first weekend of August.
14. Take a Bus to Devil's Dyke, Ditchling Beacon or Stanmer Park
A fabulous day out using the 77, 78 or 79 buses!
15. Take a stroll in Stanmer Park
Throw on your walking boots and set off for the Great Wood, roam across the downland or stumble into Pudding Bag Wood! Stanmer Park was named as one of Britain’s Top 10 walks by the Independent newspaper.
16. Take a trip on the world’s oldest operating electric railway
Not quite the first example of electric traction in the world, but nearly! Today it holds the deserved position of being the oldest remaining operating electric railway in the world. Jump aboard, sit back and pootle along the beachfront for superb views out to sea.
17. Relax in Kipling’s Gardens and visit Grange Museum in Rottingdean
Named after the village’s most famous resident, these delightful gardens are full of olde world charm. Check out the rose or herb garden or relax in the chalk garden. Beautifully laid out there are no jungles here! His home in Rottingdean, now Grange Museum, houses Kipling memorabilia, as well as exhibitions of work by Sussex artists.
18. Indulge in a day at the Races
Fancy a flutter? Check out John Smith’s Race Day, don your finest hats for Ladies Day or place a bet on your favourite gee gee at the seaside course where the turf meets the surf!
19. Take afternoon tea at the Grand
Savour your scones in sumptuous style at the lush De Vere Grand, with an afternoon tea to die for… Smoked salmon sandwiches, chocolate dipped strawberries and a naughty cream horne await all you sweet toothed lovelies! Truly scrumptious.
20. Have lunch at Bill's Produce Store
...what a fab place to have lunch! - failing that just have a coffee (...and by the way - they've got cake to die for!!!)
21. Wander along the undercliff walk
Jump on the Volks Railway at Brighton Pier, jump off at Black Rock near the Marina, and rejuvenate with some sea air and a leisurely summer stroll along the impressive Undercliff Walk to Saltdean.
22. Check out the North Laine!
About a 15 minute walk from us will get you to Brighton's unique and vibrant North Laine. Representing a colourful mixture of small and diverse shops and independent traders. Whether you're looking for clothing, fashion, gifts, services, arts, crafts, entertainment, shops, pubs, bars and cafes you'll find it all here in the North Laine area of Brighton. Come and see us soon!
23. Take a trip to Blatchington Mill
The restored mill at West Blatchington is a Grade II listed building and well worth a visit. Make a clean sweep and find out about the history of milling and check out scale models of Shipley smock mill and Nutley post mill. Open Sundays and Bank Holidays from May to September.
24. Visit Brighton Dome
Brighton Dome is situated a stone’s throw from the Royal Pavilion at the heart of Brighton's Cultural Quarter, so why not check out what's going on!
25. Swim in the sea
Long treasured by bathers and promenading tourists, visitors to Brighton beach can now take another comfort from the famous pebbly shores. Recently awarded Blue Flag status in recognition of its cleanliness and water quality, taking the plunge has never been cleaner!
26. Enjoy a pleasure cruise
Nothing quite like a life on the ocean waves. Enjoy a 45 minute pleasure cruise along the coast and past the 2 piers or join a 90 minute mackerel fishing trip.
27. Take a drive out to Charleston
Charleston was the home and country meeting place for the writers, painters and intellectuals known as the Bloomsbury group. The interior was painted by the artists Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, and together with their collection forms a unique example of their decorative style. Situated in East Sussex.
28. Go veggietastic at Terre à Terre
With veggie delights to turn the most avid carnivore, Terre à Terre being a whole new meaning to the term vegetarian with a mouth-watering menu of sublime veggie dishes. Drop in and go veggietastic. Bring the kids, bring Gran, bring Aunt Flo – bring everyone!
29. Get fishy at Brighton Fishing Museum
Think you know your cod from your crayfish? Check out Brighton Fishing Museum, where you can sample some shellfish, take in an olde traditional smoker and find out all there is to know about fishing in Brighton. You might even get the fishy low-down from a working fisherman!
30. Drop in at the Duke of Yorks
A must for art house lovelies, the Duke of York’s Picture House was one of the first cinemas in the world. They’ve got cracking art house films, comfy seats, a huge pair of legs on the roof and they sell cake! (And wine too apparently, but we wouldn’t know about that!)
31. Champagne and oysters at Riddle and Finns
Relax in style at Riddle and Finns’, delicious champagne and oyster bar. Indulge in sumptuous seafood, sip chilled champagne and sit at marble topped tables, safe in the hands of the friendly, knowledgeable staff. The perfect post shopping or pre-theatre treat!
32. Buy vegetarian shoes in the North Laine area
Well known for its eco friendly and environmental approach to life, Brighton has its very own vegetarian shoe shop. You’ll be surprised at the wide range of shoes, boots, sandals and belts on offer. Who says feet can’t go veggie?
33. Take a tour of the old police cells
Ello, Ello, Ello. Learn about life on the beat in Brighton and visit the old police cells with this unique tour. See the fascinating collection of local Police memorabilia and find out all about the grisly goings on of 1844, when Constable Solomon was murdered by a prisoner.
34. Go luvvy with a tour of the Theatre Royal
From Marlene Dietrich to Laurence Olivier, a host of thespian lovelies have trodden the boards at the Theatre Royal. See the infamous ‘gulp bar’ – you might even catch a glimpse of the resident theatre ghost. You can also join a ‘behind the scenes’ tour on Saturday mornings.
35. Get down and dirty with a sewer tour
Brighton’s Victorian sewerage system is one of the most magnificent examples of civil engineering of its kind and the sewer tours have become a popular attraction for tourists. Don’t worry though; drainage and water disposal has come a long way in Brighton since Victorian times! 0845 278 0845
36. Laugh your socks off at Brighton Komedia
One of Brighton’s premier live entertainment venues, Komedia presents one of the largest, most diverse arts and entertainment programmes in the UK. With around 700 performances of music, comedy, cabaret and theatre to choose from in 2008 you won’t be spoilt for choice!
37. Get spooky with a Preston Manor ghost tour
Join Daisy the Housemaid for eerie tales of Victorian séances and the chilling White Lady at Brighton’s favourite haunted house. Watch out for slamming doors and mysterious wafts of lavender in the Morning Room. Take the Twilight Tour – if you dare! BOO!
38. Visit Brighton Toy and Model Museum
A treat for the kids big and small! Brighton Toy and Model Museum is an Aladdin’s cave of the finest toys and models, situated beneath Brighton Station, including mechanical toys and models, dolls house furniture and puppets dating back to the 1790s.
39. Go bouldering at Yellowave Beach Sports
Anyone for beachminton or bouldering? Check out Brighton’s award winning beach sports venue where sand based sports from volleyball to Ultimate Frisbee have taken the city by storm. You can also have a go at bouldering – low-level climbing with a soft sand landing!
40. Breeze up to the Downs
Jump aboard one of the bus services linking the city with some of the area’s finest countryside. With the Downs literally on the Doorstep, you’re just minutes away from Devil’s Dyke, Stanmer Park and Ditchling Beacon. Ooo, it just makes you want to getaway! 01273 292480
41. The Brighton Racecourse market
The Market at Brighton Racecourse - Every Bank Holiday Monday
42. Check out the Chattri
A unique monument on the beautiful South Downs dedicated to Indian Soldiers who died in WW1, the Chattri was unveiled in 1921 by the then Prince of Wales. Accessible by bridleway, you can walk, cycle or even horseride your way there!
43. Visit the Booth Museum of Natural History
Check out whale and dinosaur bones and over half a million other specimens, including natural history literature extending back over three centuries.
44. Visit the highest Parish church in Britain
St Bartholomew’s Church is one of the great churches of the 19th century. The highest in Britain, it’s a wonderful building. A masterpiece of brickwork and a credit to its architect, Edmund Scott, its definitely a hidden gem of the city and well worth a visit.
45. At The Moreland for a few days? - Fancy a drive out of Brighton? - Visit Hever Castle
There have been three main periods in the construction of this historic castle. The oldest part of the castle dates to 1270 and consisted of the gatehouse and a walled bailey. In the early 1500s the Bullen family bought the castle and added a Tudor dwelling within the walls and so it became the childhood home of its most famous inhabitant, Anne Boleyn. It later passed into the ownership of Henry’s fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. From 1557 onwards the Castle was owned by a number of families including the Waldegraves, the Humfreys and the Meade Waldos. Finally, in 1903, William Waldorf Astor invested time, money and imagination in restoring the Castle, building the ’Tudor Village’ and creating the gardens and lake.
46. Chill out with a DVD
...stay in, pop to Waitrose get a bottle of wine, and watch a DVD!! - please help yourself from our library of +250 films
47. Run the Race For Life
Pop on your running shoes and do your bit for charity as Brighton takes part in the Race for Life. Get fit, feel good and raise some cash.
48. Hire a bike and cycle across the Downs
What better way to experience the sensation of fresh air and open spaces, whilst getting some exercise and enjoying stunning views across Sussex and the sea? Tel: 07852 986 165 or 07852 986 163
49. Get jazzy at the Brunswick Festival
Set up to celebrate the diverse nature of the Brunswick area in Hove, why not drop by the Festival for some foodie treats, street theatre and jaunty jazz, as Brunswick takes Hove by storm in August.
50. Arundle Castle and Wetlands
Jump on a 700 bus opposite Waitrose and visit this amazing castle, quaint village, lovingly cared for churches and not forgotting those wetlands, where you can view and feed all manor of birds, makes for a great full day out.
English’s seafood restaurant & oyster bar is one of the oldest and most well-known restaurants in the country. The restaurant spans what were originally 3 fisherman’s cottages which date back over 400 years. This Brighton gem has welcomed a whole host of ‘A’ list celebrities over the years which is could explain why a discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to your bill and you are encouraged to ring ahead to make a reservation.
Directions: Turn right onto Western Road, after 0.4mi turn right onto North Street, after 0.3mi turn left at the roundabout onto East Street, where you will find English’s – approx. 14 min walk.
29-31 East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HL. Tel: 01273 327980
Fishy Fishy Seafood Brasserie, a relaxed, informal, predominantly seafood led dining experience in Brighton promoting fresh, local and seasonal seafood.
With its focus on all day dining, a relaxed atmosphere and its simple décor including our heated conservatory and outside dining area. We offer a memorable dining experience.
We appreciate the market is demanding simple local produce and unhurried service with dishes dominated by fresh fish and seafood, as well as meat and vegetarian options.
Directions: Turn right onto Western Road, after 0.4mi turn right onto North Street, after 0.3mi turn left at the roundabout onto East Street where you will find Fishy Fishy – approx. 14 min walk.
36 East Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1HL. Tel: 01273 723750
Riddle & Finns
Classic seafood dishes made from the freshest ingredients, marble topped tables, candelabra, chandeliers, and friendly, knowledgeable service: Riddle & Finns is a very special recent addition to Brighton's city centre.
Our open kitchen means you can enjoy watching your food being prepared, and for alfresco diners, there's an outside table right in front of the main kitchen.
We also have the only traditional wet fish counter in the centre of town and provide outside catering for private dinner parties, weddings and functions.
We're right in the heart of the lanes, with a pre theatre menu and lunchtime specials available.
Open: Thursday-Sundays: 12:00-00:00. Friday & Saturday: 12:00-01:30
Directions: Turn right onto Western Road, after 0.4mi turn right onto North Street where you will find Riddle & Finns on the right – approx. 12 min walk.
12b Meeting House Lane, Brighton BN1 1HB. Tel: 01273 323008
Enjoy delicious locally caught fresh fish and seafood at the Regency, one of Brighton's most popular seafood restaurants with superb views of the sea and the West Pier. Also, fresh pasta, Scotch steaks, poultry, vegetarian dishes, all at reasonable prices. Minutes away from the Metropole Hotel & Brighton Centre. Open 7 days per week, 8.00am - 11pm, serving breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas and dinner.
Open All year from 8am - 11pm. Speciality: Fish
Directions: Head down Montpelier Road towards the seafront, at the end turn left onto King’s Road, after 0.1mi turn left onto Regency Square where you will find Regency Restaurant on the left – approx. 7 min walk.
131 Kings Road, Brighton. Tel: 01273 325014
Bankers fish restaurant has been an institution in Brighton since 2001 and we strive to serve our discerning customers only the best quality sustainably sourced fish and chips.
Not only can we offer you the best fish and chips in Brighton but we can also promise that you will be served quickly, efficiently and professionally by a member of our dedicated hardworking team. Our staff go through a rigorous customer service training programme to ensure that our customer service is second to none.
Directions: Turn left onto Western Road, walk about 300 yards and you will find Bankers on the right hand side (opposite side of the road), on the corner. 3 min walk.
116a Western Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2AB. Tel: 01273 328267
The Chilli Pickle
The Chilli Pickle’s award winning menu is a taste of India’s many regions and cuisines offering something that is authentic in flavour and method yet tweaked to their own style. The menu is ever evolving as they work to match seasonal produce with their passion to create new dishes and rework old favourites.
Their sourcing is thoughtful and industrious and they work with local farmers and fishermen who are passionate about their produce. Winners of top gong at The British Curry Awards 2010 for most innovative restaurant, as well as being in the 50 Best UK Curry Houses in the Independent, also awarded a Michelin BiB Gourmand and 2 AA rosettes by the revered restaurant guide 2011, The Chilli Pickle offers Indian food as you always wanted it to be.
Directions: Turn right onto Western Road, after 0.4mi turn right onto North Street, after 0.2mi turn left onto Bond Street, after 0.1mi turn right onto Church Street, after 121ft turn left onto Regent Street where you will find The Chilli Pickle 256ft down on the right – approx. 15 min walk.
17 Jubilee Street, Brighton, BN1 1GE. Tel: 01273 900383
Byron, a European chef who had worked all over the world in many restaurants on his travels wanted to bring something refreshing to the Brighton restaurant scene. His passion for good food, friendly service and a warm ambience were his goal. Byron brought new ideas in mixing a European finish to an authentic indian meal with his introduction of indian summer’s trademark mango crème brulee. This proved to be such a favourite that it is still on the menu today.
Indian summer has a strong loyal following and is still serving some original customers from 10 years ago. There are no additives or colourants in the cooking just fresh tasty ingredients.
Indian summer came third in Brighton and Hove’s foodie awards in 2011 (out of 210 restaurants voted) and awarded 2 AA rosettes also in 2011.
Directions: Turn right onto Western Road, after 0.4mi turn right onto North Street, after 0.3mi take the first exit at the roundabout onto East Street, after 390ft turn left to stay on East Street where you will find Indian Summer on the left – approx. 16 min walk.
69 East Street, Brighton, East Sussex.Tel: 01273 711001
River Spice is another fantastic Indian restaurant, offering traditional Indian classics as well as modern fusion house specials!! – gorgeous!!
Location: About 3 minutes from us, just walk west along Weston Street and then turn right into Preston Street – we can thoroughly recommend River Spice!!
Directions: Turn right onto Western Road, after 0.1mi turn right onto Preston Street where you will find River Spice on the right – approx. 5 min walk.
17 Preston Street, Brighton, East Sussex. Tel: 01273 739183
Italian (Neapolitan) Pizzeria. Wood fired oven, plenty of pasta, fish and meat dishes. Set menus and special offers (check out website). Seats 360, over 5 floors. Tables Al Fresco. Private rooms for parties, weddings, networking and leaving parties. Open 7 days a week, with regular entertainment evenings featuring "The Spaghetti Opera". Late licence for Disco and Private Parties.
Directions: Turn right onto Western Road, after .04mi turn right onto North Street, after 0.3mi turn left at the roundabout where Al Duomo will be found on the right – approx. 15 min walk.
7 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton. Tel: 01273 326741
The restaurant boasts magnificent upstairs seating overlooking both piers and offering panoramic views along the coastline. With access over the bridge from Kings Road, enjoying the wonderful Italian food created in the restaurant could not be easier.
Directions: Head south on Montpelier Road, after 0.2mi turn left onto Kings Road where Alfresco will be found on the right – approx. 4 min walk.
The Milkmaid Pavilion, Kings Road Arches, Brighton. Tel: 01273 206523
Part of the stunning Jubilee Street development and located a stone's throw away from The Theatre Royal and other key attractions. Striking and modern, its fabulous combination of contemporary Italian caffe, alimentari food shop and deli offers a genuine Italian tasting experience.
A light and airy space with an aresting glass wall spanning the entire length of the venue, Carluccio's blends minimalist chrome features with a palette of vibrant colours, including eye-catching red banquette seating. Accommodating 88 people inside and 28 for alfresco dining, Carluccio's is open throughout the day for breakfast, morning coffee, lunch or a delicious dinner and welcomes shoppers and diners alike with all the style and passion normally associated with Italy.
Directions: Turn right onto Western Road, after 0.4mi turn right onto North Street, after 0.3mi turn left at the roundabout onto East Street, after 390ft turn a slight right onto Bartholomews where Carluccios will be found on the right – approx. 17 min walk.
Jubilee Square, Brighton. Tel: 01273 690493
Very popular authentic Italian pizzeria offering quality pizza, pasta, meat, fish and vegetarian dishes at reasonable prices. Set menus available from £6.95. Seating for 300 people plus 80 al fresco.
Open 7 days a week 11.30am - 11.30pm.
Directions: Turn right onto Western Road, after 0.4mi turn right onto North Street, after 0.1mi turn right onto Ship Street, after 246ft turn left to stay on Ship Street, after 276ft turn slight left onto Prince Albert Street, after 236ft turn left at Black Lion Street, after 203ft turn left where you will find Donatello’s – approx. 15 min walk.
1-3 Brighton Place, Brighton. Tel: 01273 775477
At Fat Leo’ the fresh and tasty Italian food is served with a warm welcome in one of the liveliest restaurants in the City. Extremely popular with Brighton’s student population, the menu contains a wide selection of Italian classics, with pizza and pasta from just £3.50. Open 7 days a week midday – 10pm.
Directions: Turn right onto Western Road, after 0.4mi turn right onto North Street, after 0.1mi turn right onto Ship Street, after 246ft turn left to stay on Ship Street, after 276ft turn slight left onto Prince Albert Street, after 236ft turn left at Black Lion Street, after 203ft turn left where FATLeo’s will be found on the left – approx. 15 min walk.
16-17 Market Street, Brighton. Tel: 01273 325135
Voted both by the Independent and the BBC as one of the top 50 restaurants in the UK and described by the The Times as having a "fanatical following", Moshi Moshi has become one of the leading restaurants on the South Coast. Known for its fresh, handmade sushi and authentic approach to hot Japanese dishes, Moshi Moshi is located in the heart of the Lanes. Its architecturally stunning building is inspired by Japanese shoji screens: entire walls of the restaurant can slide open onto a large civic square, making it an exciting venue for receptions and larger parties, particularly as we are directly opposite Brighton Town Hall and the registrars office. Moshi Moshi is at the forefront of an important campaign to change the way fish is caught so as to protect dwindling stocks in our seas. In recognition of its work, it has been awarded the RSPCA's Business Innovation Award for animal welfare, as well as the prestigious Green Apple Award for the Environment. Please note we are closed on Mondays.
Directions: Turn right onto Western Road, after 0.4mi turn right onto North Street, after 0.1mi turn right onto Ship Street, after 246ft turn left to stay on Ship Street, after 276ft turn slight left onto Prince Albert Street, after 236ft turn slight right onto Black Lion Street where Moshi Moshi will be found – approx. 14 min walk.
Bartholowmew Square, The Lanes. Tel: 01273 719195
Oki-Nami the restaurant was based in Hove for 13 years before this year moving to its new home just a couple of doors from the Theatre Royal in Brighton. The design of the new restaurant is clean, simple and welcoming but what head chef Mike Dodd is truly passionate about is creating an authentic Japanese culinary experience, using two fundamental principles of Japanese cooking, the quality and the freshness of ingredients.
Directions: Turn right onto Western Road, after 0.4mi turn right onto North Street, after 0.2mi turn left onto New Road where you will find Oki-Nami – approx. 13 min walk.
6 New Road, Brighton. Tel: 01273 773777
This new restaurant venue has that special touch of luxury with deep red walls and sexy subtle LED lighting setting the mood and with leather sofas and a comfortable cosy bar. A private space with a relaxing atmosphere and soft Art Deco style sofas is available where customers can enjoy a special date, meet friends or talk business.
Directions: Turn left onto Western Road, walk to the end of the street, where you will find Alma's on the left hand side, before you get the church. 10 min walk.
79-80 Western road, Brighton and Hove, BN3 2JQ. Tel: 01273 772777
MODERN EUROPEAN RESTAURANTS
The Gingerman Restaurant Norfolk Square is Brighton's highest rated restaurant with 2 Michelin Knife & Forks and an entry in the Good Food Guide. A small but perfectly formed 32-seat restaurant off Norfolk Square just up from the seafront on the border of Brighton and Hove. A favourite with the guidebooks The Gingerman Norfolk Square offers a perfectly intimate little restaurant where the philosophy is to create uncomplicated, full flavoured food made from the freshest, highest quality seasonal produce, simply presented.
Directions: Turn left onto Western Road, after 338ftr turn left onto Norfolk Square, after 266ft turn right to stay on Norfolk Square where you will find The Gingerman on the left – approx. 4 min walk.
21a Norfolk Square, Brighton. Tel: 01273 326688
24 St Georges
At 24 St Georges Restaurant in the heart of Kemp Town, Brighton we are committed to using local and seasonal produces. Our modern European menus change regularly to reflect this. Each dish is lovingly prepared in such a way as to bring out the very best of these fresh ingredients. Although our menus are creative, our aim is simple; to provide an experience that we are confident you will enjoy, and food that looks and tastes fantastic.
Directions: Turn right onto Western Road; in 0.4mi turn right onto North Street, continue on for about a mile going over roundabout, finally turning right onto St George’s Road where 24 will be found on the left – approx. 32 min walk.
24 St Georges Road. Tel: 01273 626060
Sam’s of Brighton
A quality bistro style restaurant that's perfect for every occasion from brunch or lunch with friends, relaxed evening dining. Sam's of Brighton is a family-owned restaurant in the heart of Kemp town 'village' in Brighton. Located between the Brighton Pier and the Marina and just a few steps off the seafront. We serve classic yet creative dishes made from the best seasonal ingredients (local where possible). The menu is ever changing and feature a number of blackboard specials.
Directions: Turn right onto Western Road, after 0.4mi turn right onto North Street continuing for 0.5mi over the roundabout, turning right onto Broad Street, after 387ft turn left onto Marine Parade, after 0.7m turn left onto Paston Place where you will find Sam’s on the right – approx. 36 min walk.
1 Paston Place, Brighton. Tel: 01273 676222
Drakes of Brighton, the stunning seafront boutique hotel, which incorporates one of Brighton’s best Fine Dining Restaurant and Bar, combines breath-taking design with warm, friendly service and all the amenities you would expect from this four star Designer hotel. At the heart of Drakes philosophy is the desire to treat guests as friends coming to stay. This ethos is evident throughout the hotel and especially at “the restaurant at drakes”, one of Brighton’s favourite Fine Dining Restaurants. Guests can expect a warm welcome from the professional front of house team upon arrival. Pre Dinner cocktails can be taken in the seafront Reception Bar whilst choosing from the ever-changing choices within the impeccable Menu. The highly acclaimed Head Chef, Andy MacKenzie, who has been at the helm of our Kitchen Team for over two years, takes immense pride in providing the best the season has to offer whilst sourcing quality local ingredients.
Directions: Turn right onto Western Road, after 0.4mi turn right onto North Street continuing over roundabout, after 0.5mi turn right onto Broad Street, after 387ft turn left onto Marine Parade where Drakes will be found on the left – approx. 23 min walk.
43-44 Marine Parade, Brighton. Tel: 01273 696934
Terre a Terre
Award winning local restaurant, bib gourmand and voted best for Vegetarian in UK - observer food awards 2008, offering fantastically versatile menus from quirky sharing plates to multicourse set menus. Renowned for its personal, yet professional service and providing an outstanding organic wine, beer and spirits list. A dining experience you will want to repeat time after time!
Michelin Bib Gourmand 2009 award.
Directions: Turn right onto Western Road, after 0.4mi turn right onto North Street, after 0.3 take the first exit at the roundabout onto East Street, after 390ft turn left to stay on East Street where you will find Terre a Terre just 236ft down on the right – approx. 16 min walk.
71 East Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1HQ. Tel: 01273 729051
Food for Friends
First opened in 1981, is one of Brighton’s oldest and most established vegetarian restaurants. With a variety of exciting and highly acclaimed dishes on offer, including Vegan and Gluten-free options, Food For Friends continues to live up to its impressive reputation for innovative and delicious meat-free cuisine. Using only the freshest ingredients, plus a variety of organic produce, including grains, wines and ciders, Food For Friends’ menu highlights the intense passion and consideration that goes into creating each of their enchanting dishes. Situated in a prime location in the centre of the Lanes, the continuing popularity of the restaurant can only speak for itself.
With jazz nights on Tuesdays, a brand new Express Lunch service, afternoon teas and much, much more Food for Friends is the ultimate in food enjoyment.
Eat together, grow together, be together at Food for Friends.
Directions: Turn right onto Western Road, after 0.4mi turn right onto North Street, after 0.1mi turn right onto Ship Street, after 246ft turn left to stay on Ship Street, after 276ft turn slight left onto Prince Albert Street, after 236ft turn left at Black Lion St where Food for Friends will be found on the right – approx. 14 min walk.
17/18 Prince Albert Street, The Lanes, Brighton. Tel: 01273 202310