places to eat in Brighton

Top 10 Best Restaurants in Brighton!

Plateau -  Restaurants in BrightonThe secret ingredient of a good dinner is to find the proper restaurant! For you to know about the best restaurants in beautiful Brighton here’s our top list!

1. Plateau

Plateau - Restaurants in Brighton

Excellent service and warmly ambience – what more could a person ask for during the visit to a restaurant? Great food, of course! Everything is affordable at Plateau Restaurant – the best restaurant in Brighton, probably.

The main slogan of this venue is to create organic food, which is useful for health and is environmentally friendly. So great choice of bites and wine is based on this idea – the food and drinks are organic mostly.

The food is tasty and fresh, it is the best place for meat lovers – sumptuous meat can be ordered annually here. The other kinds of courses are seasonal, but you can be sure, the food is of the best quality. The restaurant is pricy, so it is not the best way to save the budget, but it seems to be the only disappointment.

Address of  Plateau restaurant:  1 Bartholomews, Brighton BN1 1HG
Telephone: +44 (0) 1273 733085
Plateau restaurant opening times: 7 days a week from 11:00 everyday until late

2. Food for Friends Restaurant
Food for Friends Restaurant, Brighton

This venue opened its door in 1981 and got a lot of awards since then. The popularity of this place is explained by calm noble atmosphere and excellent food – fresh, tasty and useful. The restaurant is famous for its vegetarian cuisine, so veggies from different cities come here to have their healthy dinner.

If you have some dietary needs, don’t hesitate and come here – gluten free courses will be served for you immediately!

The cuisine is liked by non-veggies too, so if you have people of different tastes in your company, don’t worry – everyone will find fantastic dishes in the menu!

The staffs are polite and welcoming, they will serve you fast and politely, so take your time and visit Food for Friends – you will like the delights of this place, no doubt!

Food for Friends Restaurant, Brighton

Food for Friends, Brighton – A typical night at the bar

Address of Food for Friends  restaurant:  17-18 Prince Albert St, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1HF
Telephone:   +44 (0) 1273 202310
Food for Friends restaurant opening times: 12:00 to 22:00

3. The Salt Room Restaurant
The Salt Room Restaurant

£274 bill for a table of 5 – it is not cheap, but the Salt Room Restaurant is still worth visiting. The place is really new, but still it is jolly and hot and if you are a fan of seafood, it is a must for you to come here!

Staff is fast and polite, they will help you to choose the dish and pour some wine into your glass. It is good, if you have kids with you – you will be happy to see them eating fast and even licking their plates after it!

The ambience is comfortable, you can admire Pier view just out of the window, so for sure, you will like your dinner here, although the restaurant is not so luxurious like others of this range.

Address of Salt Room restaurant: 106 King’s Rd, Brighton BN1 2FA
Telephone: +44 (0) 1273 929488
Salt Room restaurant opening times: Lunch 12-16:00, Dinner 6-22:00 (22:30 Friday & Saturday). Open 7 days a week

4. Grow 40

Grow 40 - Restaurant in Brighton

This restaurant is one of the newest in Brighton, but it has the wide circle of fans now. People like this place, even in spite of high prices and not very fast service. The last point is explained by the fact that the restaurant is situated in three-storey building and the waiters have to run down and upstairs all the time.

Try cheeseboard or charcuterie board, if you come here one hot summer evening! They taste delicious, but the signature dish of the restaurant is lobster; it is cooked well here and tastes better, if you have some wine to accomplish. By the way, wine selection is great here, the administration of the restaurant even offer to become the member of their limited wine club snug.

Grow 40 - Restaurant in Brighton

Address of Grow 40 restaurant:  40 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL
Telephone: +44 (0) 1273 622519
Grow 40 restaurant opening times:  Tuesday-Saturday 8:30 – 23:00, Sunday & Monday 8:30 – 18:00

5. Bistro du Vin

Bistro du Vin, Brighton

This venue looks so luxurious and elegant, that many people use it to celebrate special occasions. Nevertheless this restaurant is suitable to visit without any special event in your life too.

As you have learnt from its name, French cuisine is served here. There are a lot of local British dishes too, and this unusual fusion of cuisines is interesting and original. French onion soup, Normandy chicken, British Oysters and extremely tasty desert will make you smile during the whole evening. “Bistro du Vin” is translated from French as “Bistro of Wines”, so the choice of wines is really wide here. If you are afraid to get lost, sommelier will help you to choose the best wine to the dishes you have already booked.

Address of Bistro du Vin restaurant:  Ship St, Brighton BN1 1AD
Telephone: +44 (0) 844 736 4251
Bistro du Vin restaurant opening times:  Breakfast:Monday – Friday: 7.00 – 10.00, Saturday – Sunday : 8.00 -11.00
, Bank Holidays: 8.00 – 11.00
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 12.00 – 14.00, 
Saturday: 12.00 – 17.00, Sunday Brunch: 12.00 – 16.00
Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 17.30 – 22.00, 
Friday: 17.30 – 22.30
, Saturday: 17.00 – 22.30, Sunday: 18.00 – 22.00

6. Gars Chinese Restaurant
Gars Chinese Restaurant, Brighton

It is situated at Brighton Lanes, so you can come here for an informal snack while walking or spend the whole evening here! Gars Chinese Restaurant is not so cheap, its prices start from £22.00 per two courses, but they are worth the money you pay. Here you can taste real Chinese dishes added with Japanese notes and flavors. Cuisine is the most prominent advantage of a restaurant, but décor inside will also impress you. The building occupies three floors; it is big enough to feel comfortable there even if there are a lot of other diners.
Gars Chinese Restaurant, Brighton

It is a sample of family business, and it was opened about 20 years ago. As you see, this place has a long history and still it remains one of the leading restaurants in Brighton

Address of Gars Chinese restaurant: 19 Prince Albert St, Brighton BN1 1HF
Telephone: +44 (0)1273 321321
Gars Chinese restaurant opening times: Everyday from 12 noon till 23.00

7.   24 St. Georges

24 St. Georges, Brighton

This restaurant is chic and elegant, but very domestic at the same time. The place is worth to mention in our list as it was opened 5 years ago and since then has become the favorite venue of many tourists’ from different countries.

Delicious food, wide choice of dishes, good selection of drinks and hot homemade bread – all this makes 24 St. Georges popular and valuable to many clients. For lovers of gluten free and dietician cuisine, some courses of that kind are available. Menu prices start from £22.
24 St.Georges

24 St. Georges, Brighton

Address of 24 St. Georges restaurant: 24 St Georges Road | Kemp Town, Brighton BN2 1ED
Telephone:  +44 (0) 1273 626060
24 St. Georges restaurant opening times:  Tuesday – Friday 17:30 – 22:00,   Saturday 12:30 – 22:00

8. Ginger Dog
Ginger Dog - Restaurant in Brighton

It is rather a pub than a restaurant, so traditional pub food and drinks are served here. The venue is not so pricy as others of this kind, so coming here on Sunday evening is a good idea – alone or with the whole family. There are a lot of kids in the restaurant, so take yours if you have any! As for the menu – stuffed rabbit, fried oysters, roast cod and extremely tasty deserts will make your everyday evening or some special occasion unforgettable.

The only drawback of this place is lack of gluten free and vegetarian food, so not everyone can find the right dish here.

Ginger Dog - Restaurant in Brighton

Address of Ginger Dog restaurant: 12-13 College Pl, Brighton and Hove, East Sussex BN2 1HN
Telephone: +44 (0) 1273 620990
Ginger Dog restaurant opening times:  Monday – Sunday  11.30 – 23.30

9. Sam’s of Brighton
Sams of Brighton - Restaurant in Brighton

Business meeting, family occasion and solo evening – Sam’s of Brighton suits to any of these situations! The restaurant is owned by a family. The dishes, which are served here, are the samples of English and French cuisine. The food is mouthwatering; you will try the starter and won’t stop till the desert will be brought to you. Meat course are extremely wonderful here, but prices are slightly high.

Original décor, friendly staff and hot coffee to finish your meal – what else can you ask for? It will be definitely a good experience, if you visit this restaurant.

Address of Sam’s of Brighton restaurant: 1 Paston Pl, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 1HA
Telephone: +44 1273 676222
Sam’s of Brighton restaurant opening times:  Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Friday (Lunch 12:00 – 15:00)
(Dinner 18:00- 22:00)
Saturday (Brunch 10:00 – 15:00)
(Lunch 12:00 – 15:00) (Dinner 18:00 – 22:30)
Sunday (Brunch 10:00 – 15:00)
(Lunch 12:00 – 16:00) (Dinner 18:00 – 21:00)

10. The Restaurant at Drakes
The Restaurant at Drakes in Brighton

It is a romantically lit venue, where you can spend a quiet evening with a person you are dating to or with your friends. The Restaurant at Drakes has two dining rooms, which are situated in the basement of the hotel. To some extent restaurant is too small, so don’t choose it if you feel claustrophobic in such places.

If calm moody ambience and topnotch cooking are important for you, Drakes will suit you perfectly. Service is great; waiters are attentive and not intrusive. In fact 12, 5% for the service is taken automatically, so they have no choice! Courses are delicious, flavors will make you crazy! The prices in the menu start from £25 – steep, as you see, but the place is worth visiting!

The Restaurant at Drakes

Address of The Restaurant at Drakes: 43-44 Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 1PE
Telephone: +44 (0) 1273 696934
The Restaurant at Drakes opening times: Sunday – Monday Lunch 12:00 – 13:30,  Dinner 19:30 – 21:30

Guests are fed at the restaurants of Brighton not only with top-class cuisine, but also with good manners. If you have enough time – visit a couple of restaurants from this list and for sure, you won’t regret!