Brighton is a foodie’s dream, with delicious and unusual eateries popping up on every corner. However, with so many places to choose from, it can be difficult to decide where to spend your precious BrightonSEO lunchbreak or evening after the event. But fear not! SiteVisibility has eaten its way around Brighton to find the very best places, whether you’re watching the pennies or going all out.
Check out this local map we created with all of our favourite places mapped out below, with each of our favourite places to eat detailed after:
Cheap and Cheerful
Despite plenty of competition, Burger Brothers is the King of Brighton Burgers. It’s hard to put into words how good this place is. Just go. You won’t be disappointed.
97 North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YE
Serving Japanese dishes like Chicken Katsu Curry and Yakisoba at under £5 a pop, Pompoko is a Brighton institution. Located in the centre of town, opposite the Brighton Dome, Pompoko offers eat-in dining over two floors with a very quick turnover (don’t be put off by the queue out the door). Alternatively, if the weather’s good, why not get your meal to take away and eat in the Pavilion Gardens.
110 Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UD
Billed as an authentic bagel bakery chain, Bagelman has been in business since 1999, and coincidentally is where the SiteVisibility team get their bacon sarnies from on Monday mornings! Choose from a seemingly never ending list of fillings and enjoy hot or cold in the Pavilion Gardens (just beware of the seagulls!).
7 Bond Street, Brighton, BN1 1RD
Can’t decide what you want for lunch? Head over to Brighton’s Street Diner in Brighthelm Gardens where you can choose from wide range of street food vendors. From out of this world fish subs courtesy of Olly’s Fish Shack, to Vietnamese Banh mi packed with fresh flavours from Caphe Republic, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Just remember to leave room for a Honeycomb Cakes oozy salted caramel brownie! Follow them on Twitter to find out what stalls will be there on the day.
Brighthelm Gardens, Queens Road, BN1 1YD
At SiteVisibility, we love Smokeys. Located a stones throw away from the Brighton Centre Smokeys provides a “slice of American heaven by the British seaside”. Smoked meats & BBQ flavours are on offer and the portions are huge! You can guarantee you won’t be leaving empty.
124 Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2FY
Situated under MyHotel, the Chilli Pickle offers regional Indian flavours that are a far cry from the chicken tikka masala, and with King Thali and Railway Trays, consisting of curry, rice, dal, chutney, salad, pappad, naan and much more available, you certainly won’t leave hungry!
17 Jubilee Street, Brighton, BN1 1GE
Co-founded by MasterChef winner Thomasina Miers, Wahaca focuses its dishes around Mexican street food, and boy does it do it well. If you’re anything like me you’ll want to eat everything on the menu, and so the Wahaca Selection (£21.95 for 2) or Mexican Feast (£32.50 for 2) is the perfect solution. If the weather permits you can enjoy your food outside and watch the weird and wonderful of Brighton pass you by.
160-161 North Street, Brighton, BN1 1EZ
Little Blue Smokehouse
A must for any meat lover, The Little Blue Smokehouse first came to our attention a couple of years ago when it started up at Street Diner (the Friday afternoon Mac n’ Meat Food Coma is now legend in the SiteVisibility office). The Little Blue Smokehouse can now be found over at the Hare and Hounds pub, smoking, pickling and brining just about anything they can lay their hands on. With great craft beers on offer too, it’s a SiteVisibility favourite.
27 Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AD
Best for Vegans/Veggies
The Hope & Ruin
The Hope and Ruin is a quirky pub and music venue on Queens Road that serves all vegan and vegetarian food from the guys at Beezlebab. With Hot Dogs, Kebabs and Loaded Fries, it’s the perfect place to go for some (not so) junk food.
Terre a Terre
Terre à Terre is an award winning restaurant found in the South Laines serving “world-inspired dishes”. Quite simply, it’s one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Brighton! Don’t just believe us though, see what the Guardian had to say about it here.
Iydea is great if you’re short on time and looking for great home style vegetarian cooking. Although it’s a canteen style cafe/restaurant, the food is great and you can get takeaway boxes for around £5/6.
Restaurants to Impress the Clients
A recent addition to Brighton’s vibrant dining scene, Silo was billed as the UKs first zero-waste restaurant when it took up residence in the North Laine a couple of years ago. With an emphasis on innovative food that respects the environment, Silo offers dishes that are not only delicious, but guilt-free too.
39 Upper Gardner Street, Brighton, BN1 4AN
Tucked away in the Lanes, this restaurant offers small plates which are big on flavour. Awarded a Bib Gourmand by Michelin and voted 24th in the National Restaurant top 100 list last year, your clients’ are sure to leave impressed by this tapas-style eatery.
53 Meeting House Lane, Brighton, BN1 1HB
Just a stone’s throw away from the venue, the new-to-Brighton Polpo focuses on Venetian small plates including arancini, cicheti, meatballs and pizette. Tasty dishes (although perhaps a little on the small side), fantastic service and candle-lit shabby chic surroundings make Polpo a great choice for any foodie.
20 New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UF
The Salt Room
Located just along the seafront from the Brighton Centre, and opposite the West Pier, the Salt Room is a modern seafood and grill restaurant. Depending on the weather you can sit inside or out and enjoy some of the best local produce we’ve tried. If you really want to impress, you can also try their private dining option.
106 King’s Rd, Brighton, BN1 2FU
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