Brighton is an English seaside resort town and a popular day-trip destination for all kind of travelers. The charming and cosmopolitan city has a lot of attractions and is known for all of its vast range of various activities, its many restaurants, pubs, its nightlife and its large gay community, well … in short, this is one of the artsiest and most cosmopolitan cities in the UK.
Food wise, Brighton also has a great reputation, housing some of the best restaurants in the whole country and, passing by the cities means you have to try out some of them! And they’re so many here, that having a fair-priced meal is important (as you might want to try them all!) With this article, we’ll focus on 8 of the best places to eat around Brighton (starting from 5USD/ 3.90 GBP) to makes you change your point of view on the British cuisine!
1. The New Club
The New Club in Brighton is a super-cool place to stop for either a coffee, a dinner or a drink by the sea. Always using quality ingredients for food and drinks, the LA style mixed New York Bar vibes is a young vibrant and a hip place where you’ll enjoy being surrounded by nice people. And of course, adding to its already great atmosphere, the place is also a top-ranked restaurant where you’ll fall in love with the menu offering kicking-ass breakfast, insane steaks, inventive burgers and lovely cocktails.
And you know what? You won’t have to burn your savings as the more expensive you’ll pay there won’t be more than 10 USD for a full meal or breakfast. A high-value for money!
The New Club
Address: 133-134 King’s Rd, Brighton BN1 2HH, UK
Website: The New Club
2. Troll's Pantry
The Troll’s Pantry’s burgers are without a doubt some of the best you’ll probably ever try! Really committed to the locally sourced and local ingredients for its food The Troll’s Pantry is currently set up in central Brighton in the covered massive beer garden at the back of the Hobgoblin pub where you’ll enjoy a pint before falling in tears with the food. And it’s an incredible value for money too, the only problem is how to resist going straight back for another?
Address: 79 Ditchling Rd, Brighton BN1 4SD, UK
Website: Troll’s Pantry
3. La Choza
Based in the North Laine Street, La Choza is one of the top picks for dining in Brighton (one of the UK’s best ‘cheap eats’) and serves delicious, authentic, slow-cooked Mexican street food. Here, the fresh tacos, burritos, quesadillas, tostadas with a choice of fillings and sauces, pork, homemade Mexican chorizo, chili prawns, spiced roasted squash and much more, will simply blow your mind! Furthermore, La Choza is decorated from toe to ceiling with a magnificent array of Mexican memorabilia: colours, skulls, margaritas, tequilas, wrestling masks, religious art and much more adding to the great food another touch of Mexican atmosphere and the clientele in La Choza are often equal to the decor: ‘colourful, young, happy and noisy.’ The apotheosis: nothing is overpriced (around 8 USD) and you’ll happy to pay that little money for this high-quality food.
Address: 36 Gloucester Rd, Brighton BN1 4AQ, UK
Website: La Choza
4. The Coal Shed
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
The Coal Shed in Brighton might be one of the top steak and fish restaurants on the South Coast. Using a real charcoal Josper oven, along with the freshest and best quality ingredients (pure Aberdeen Black Angus steak sourced from the North Highlands in Scotland, fresh fish coming every morning directly from Brighton & Newhaven’ boats, etc …), the staff mixes both to create perfection! From its takeaway sandwiches at 6 USD to its express menu around 10 to 12 USD, you won’t get hungry here.
The Coal Shed
Address: 8 Boyce’s St, Brighton BN1 1AN, UK
Website: The Coal Shed
Located just a short walk from Brighton’s center, the family run business since 1926, Bardsley’s restaurant is renowned for the high quality of its fish ‘n’ chips and friendly atmosphere. Knowing their fish and chips for four generations now, the family works hard to serve only the best. There you’ll appreciate being served quickly delicious fishes and well-cooked potatoes in dishes or sandwiches made by obvious masters. And even though the prices are a bit higher than the usual fish and fish, there’s a reason for this; Bardsley’s delivers a damn fine portion of perfectly cooked fish and chips and for 9 USD, you’ll get full. If you are looking an 'authentic’ Brighton fish and chip experience you shouldn’t go any further!
Address: 22-23a Baker St, Brighton BN1 4JN, UK
6. The Lion & Lobster
Located near the seafront, The Lion and Lobster is a well-known place (one of the oldest and most traditional pubs) in Brighton and has multiple levels and a rooftop bar making it a very popular spot among locals. One of its ingredients for success is its food renowned for being among the best in Brighton. Beside of the vast choice of drinks, you’ll find on the menu card sharing boards alongside with main meals such as burgers, salads, steaks, and fish but also more informal dishes. So whether you’re looking for a space to meet people, watch live music or wine & dine, the lovely and unpretentious pub Lion & Lobster will be a good one to visit.
The Lion & Lobster
Address: 24 Sillwood St, Brighton BN1 2PS, UK
Website: The Lion & Lobster
Looking so different to most other plastic-fronted takeaways in Brighton, the relatively new Pizzaface has more than its first look, a great creative menu including vegan and gluten free options. As a matter of fact, this busy takeaway specializes in exotic toppings (lamb prosciutto, smoked tuna, shitake mushrooms) and you’ll enjoy at a fair price, its tasty dishes in the place or in your accommodation … as you wish.
Address: 35 St George’s Rd, Brighton BN2 1ED, UK
If you’re looking for fast, yummy and incredibly good value takeout, Pompoko can deliver up simple Japanese classics to a range of different tastes. Consequently, as the place is well-known, it’s also very crowded and be prepared to sit very close to other diners to get a seat quickly. Nonetheless, you’ll enjoy here, small appetizer dishes, traditional Japanese Curry, six staple Donburi dishes, yakisoba noodle dishes, yakimeshi rice dishes, and much more… None of these breaks the 6 USD barrier and you’ll get for your money.
Address: 110 Church St, Brighton BN1 1UD, UK
A world of savor to discover
With these top 8 places to eat in Brighton, you’ll have plenty occasions to discover a vast choice of different cuisines and traditional dishes coming from the whole world; all together in this surprising city. And you’ll enjoy yourself within a budget! What are you waiting for?
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