Brighton City Guide: Eating

12 August 2014

This post in my Brighton City Guide series is all about one of my favourite things.


There are so many places to eat in Brighton and, like everywhere else, it can be very hit and miss. Like most cities in the UK, we have all the chain restaurants, which, the day-trippers seem to target the most. Over the last year and a bit, there have been some great places open up that have become hits with the locals, all a little too good to keep a secret. 
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Sugardough Bakery, 5 Victoria Terrace, Hove
A little out of Brighton and along the seafront, this little bakery is definitely worth the journey. Everything is made on site and is fresh everyday. My weakness is their Portuguese Custard Tarts and pastries. GF people are catered for too. They're also open until 5.30pm everyday, including Sundays.

Cafe Coho, Queens Road and Ship Street
This is somewhere I like to visit when I want to work remotely. I grab my MacBook and head here. Their hot chocolate is amazing and they do a variety of breakfast/brunch treats including pancakes. Plus, they've just opened up a pizza van outside Brighton station which I have on good authority, is lovely. What's not to like?

The New Club, Kings Road
Open all day, this is where I like to go for breakfast after a late night - they offer great hangover cures in the form of a breakfast burger, pancakes, full English and Huevos Rancheros. Lunch and Dinner are also great and, their cocktails are brilliant.
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64 Degrees, Meeting House Lane
This place is in my top three restaurants in Brighton and a place I recommend to any food lovers out there. The menu changes almost daily and is a great place to check out if you’re obsessed with food as much as I am. I love going for a long lunch but, dinner is just as good and the small team are all lovely and know their stuff.

La Choza, Upper Gloucester Street and The Hare and Hounds Pub, Preston Circus
Mexican street food at its best. Their burritos rock my world as well as their VERY lethal frozen Margaritas. It’s very popular and quite small so, prepare to wait for a table or, head to one of my favourite pubs The Hare and Hounds, a 10 minute walk away where they've taken up residence in the kitchen. The pub itself is Brighton's first brewery fresh pub, brewing fresh beer from the guys at Meantime in Greenwich.
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The Coal Shed, Boyces Street
This is my favourite restaurant in Brighton - amazing steak, lovely service and they've just started doing truffled mac n cheese (dribbles on keyboard). They also do the best roasts in Brighton on a Sunday. Perfect for the meat eaters out there.

Little Fish Market, Upper Market Street
This little gem of a restaurant is nestled away off of one of the main roads in Brighton, towards Hove. Everything on the menu is local and the fish is sustainable. It’s a great little place to take someone you’re wanting to impress and romance!
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Sweet treats:
Julien Plumart Boutique et Salon De Thé, Duke Street
This place is my go-to when I’m missing Paris! With 24 different Macaron flavours (my favourites are the Salted Caramel and Tonka Bean and Peanut) and a unique collection of cakes and pastries this place is a must for anyone with a sweet tooth. They also do breakfast and lunch.

Angel Food Bakery, Meeting House Lane
This cute little shop sells yummy cupcakes. Eat in and sit by the window to watch the world go by or, take away they do very delicious flavours including my favourite, Banoffee. They also have a kitchen located round the corner from the shop where you can learn how to make cakes. 

Something different:
Brighton has a great food scene and, one thing I've started doing this year, is attending supperclubs. These are great to meet new people at and eat some very yummy food cooked by talented people. Check out Tabl. This site is perfect for planning a visit to a supperclub and has lots of different ones on their site.
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CanTina: Tina is the superwoman of supperclubs! Featured in Grazia magazine and Stylist, she hosts twice a month in her lovely home and, does the occasional pop-up at a venue in Brighton. Dinner consists of five courses and there's a cocktail thrown in as well as a pudding tipple. Worth the money and, I guarantee you'll have a laugh! 

Duck Soup Project: The talented Ed, otherwise known as @ThatChefBloke is one busy chef. As well as running the kitchen at The Brunswick pub, he also hosts the Duck Soup Project, an supperclub based on Asian food with a bot of a quirky touch to it. He also hosts various other supperclubs which can be found via Tabl (link below)

There are so many other places to try out but, I didn't want this to be too long! Feel free to Tweet or email me (info on Contact page) if you want any more recommendations and, I'll be doing the odd review on here soon.


  1. This made me SO hungry, been meaning to try out the coal shed since I moved to Brighton, that mac n cheese sounds ridiculously delicious!

    Sophie x

    1. I know, right?! The Coal Shed is great - perfect for a special occasion. They do a lunch menu as well which, is slightly cheaper. The mac n cheese was amazing! xx

  2. I love this guide! Excellent selection of places mentioned, and a reminder of lots of places I still have yet to visit, including the supper clubs! Lovely stuff.