Brighton restaurants are some of the best and from fine dining to bustling bakeries, we’ve tracked down a few of the very best
Words Emilia Bruce-Watt
The hotly anticipated new restaurant has opened its doors. Pascere is situated in Brighton restaurants’ bustling Lanes and serves nothing but exceptional food. After opening in July 2017, Pascere has already gained a reputation for their elegant plates and extensive wine list. Enjoy the food of Head Chef Johnny Stanford, who has spent over a decade in Michelin-starred kitchens, and lounge on the sunny outdoor terrace. Pascere is ideal for soaking up the vibrant atmosphere of this beautiful city.
The Set is a modern British restaurant at the forefront of Brighton’s burgeoning food scene. Founded by chefs, Semone Bonner and Dan Kenny, both The Set and The Set Café can be found in the Artist Residence Hotel. Priced at an affordable £31- £36, each menu consists of four playfully inventive and seasonal dishes.
The Cocktail Shack
Located within the same building as The Set, The Cocktail Shack is a cosy, fun-loving bar serving creative, playful drinks. Hidden within a Regency townhouse, opposite the iconic West Pier on Brighton seafront, The Shack promises to be a taste of something new. Why not also learn how to make your favourite cocktail at one of their popular master classes while you’re there!
Flour Pot Bakery
Ideal for excellent homemade bread, pastries and sweets, the Flour Pot Bakery grew out of Founder Oli Hyde’s commitment to all things artisanal and delicious in food. In the west, we rarely practise the art of baking bread at home but we are rediscovering the superior taste of hand-crafted loaves. Freshly cooked and baked every morning, the Flour Pot’s bakers are true artisans and are teamed with first-class chefs to produce a fantastic range of handmade sweets and savoury products.
Small Batch Coffee Roasters
From farm to cup, this family-run business eats, breathes and sleeps coffee, working with the same farms year after year. These keen beans have 8 cafes across Brighton and Hove and serve their coffee to perfection. Small Batch Coffee Roasters were also the first to see the potential in Flour Pot Bakery’s artisan operation and sold a range of their products in their iconic coffee shops. Ultimately, the perfect place for coffee and cake.
The Little Fish Market
When it comes to Brighton restaurants, The Little Fish Market is the one famed for offering the freshest, highest quality produce from the British Isles. They not only offer a relaxed dining experience but focus on delivering professional service. Enjoy the very best 5 course menu handcrafted by the talented Chef Duncan Ray.
Brighton’s newest opening, Murmur is the second restaurant from Great British Menu winner Michael Bremner. Located in The Arches on Brighton seafront overlooking the West Pier, Murmur was opened by Michael to offer a different dining concept. The menu includes healthy and honest breakfasts, lunches and dinners in a stunning beachside location.
One of Brighton’s best boutique hotels, Artist Residence is a 24-bedroom townhouse located in an historic Regency Square with sea-views over Brighton’s iconic West Pier and neighbours both The Set and The Cocktail Shack. According to net-a-porter, this rustic residence is just another reason why Brighton rocks.
Situated on the beachfront, the two Georgian townhouses that complete this boutique hotel simply exude elegance. The Drakes Hotel offers beautifully designed rooms adorned with hand-crafted beds and designer furnishings, making it a luxurious experience. The restaurant holds several accolades for its exemplary fine dining and is highly regarded in Brighton’s food scene. For an impeccable weekend, enjoy a stay at the Drakes Hotel.
The Grand Brighton
Preparing to unveil its newest refurbishments in early 2018, The Grand Brighton offers nothing but luxurious, Art Deco-inspired bedrooms, a relaxing spa and a much-loved fish restaurant. Located between Brighton pier and the ruined west pier, enjoy the sea-views and marvel over the unique style of this 19th-century building.
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