We’re big food lovers here at SiteVisibility and if there’s anything you should know about Brighton it’s that, in terms of culinary delights, there’s so much more to this seaside town than fish and chips (as good as they are). Brighton is a foodie’s dream and for those attending BrightonSEO, it’s a great excuse for trying them out.
This post provides you with our teams favourite places to eat in Brighton so that you can plan where to eat on your Brighton SEO lunchbreak or the evening after the event.
Whether you’re watching the pennies or going all out, this post has you covered. After all, there’s delicious and unusual eateries popping up on every corner in Brighton…
Check out this local map we created with all of our favourite places mapped out with more details on each eatery below:
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
Stock Burger Co.
If you’ve got some cravings for some burgers, ribs and wings, and a nice cold, craft beer to swig it all down with, then head to Stock Burger Co. You’ll find it near the seafront, opposite the i360.
137 King’s Rd, Brighton, BN1 2JF
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.
11-12 Queens Rd, Brighton BN1 3WA
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.
71 East St, Brighton BN1 1HQ
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.
7 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL
Food For Friends
Located in the Lanes, Food for Friends is an award-winning restaurant which prides itself on fresh, innovative vegetarian cuisine that utilises local ingredients. Get snap happy with their insanely Instagram-able dishes. The Spicy Moroccan Tagine, in particular, is to die for!
17-18 Prince Albert St, Brighton BN1 1HF
Restaurants to Impress the Clients
The Ivy In The Lanes
Like its London cousin, the Ivy in the Lanes follows the same formula of serving delicious, decadent dishes in sophisticated and stylish surroundings. Be it afternoon tea, cocktails or a full course meal in the evening, the first-rate food and service at the Ivy in the Lanes is bound to leave a lasting impression on clients.
51a Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AF
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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