Where are the best places to eat and drink in Brighton?

23 Sep 2022|5 MIN READ

Heading down to the coast for BrightonSEO? If you are anything like me, you’ll already be scouting out the best places in town for a drink and a bite to eat.

Whether it’s your first time at BrightonSEO or you’re a regular who just fancies trying somewhere new – the Pi team have got you covered. 

We asked the team to share their favourite spots to eat and drink in Brighton, from classic fish and chips to iconic Brighton boozers, these are your must-try recommendations from your friendly Brighton locals…

Before you delve in, don’t forget to pop this into your itinerary… We’ll be hosting some drinks after the conference on Thursday 6th of October at The Walrus on Ship Street from 6 pm. If you’d like to join us, RSVP here.


The best fish & chips in Brighton

Well, you can’t take a trip to the seaside without indulging in Britain’s much-loved fish and chips (just keep an eye on those seagulls, you have been warned)!

  • Wolfies
    Although technically not in Brighton (Hove, actually), Wolfies serves up traditional fish and chips, pie, mash and liquor and is a firm favourite amongst the Pi team.
  • Bankers
    A local favourite that is easily accessible from the conference centre and offers seating inside.
  • The Regency Restaurant
    An absolute classic and one of Brighton’s popular seafood restaurants. A short walk from the conference centre with great views of the pier.
  • The No Catch Co
    A new one on the scene offering vegan versions of chip shop classics. Also a short stroll from the conference centre.

The best pubs in Brighton

The perfect pit stop for a pint (or two)… 

  • Seven Stars
    Tucked away in The Lanes, a traditional pub with a cosy interior and great atmosphere.
  • The Mesmerist
    A buzzing venue for locals and visitors with great cocktails and regular live music.
  • The Black Lion
    Another Brighton favourite situated in The Lanes, an ideal venue to dance the night away. 
  • The Tempest
    Fancy a pint in a cave? Situated on the seafront, this pub offers a unique experience with cave interiors and cosy booths. 

After somewhere a little quieter? Check these out…

  • William the Fourth
    A laid-back pub in the North Laine that offers a great selection for lunch.
  • The Fiddlers Elbow
    A traditional Irish pub a short stroll from the conference centre. 
  • Fortune of War
    The oldest pub on Brighton beach, this cosy establishment offers great beer
    and great views.
  • North Laine Brewhouse
    If you’re into craft beer (or axe throwing) this microbrewery in the North Laine is well worth a visit.

Affordable places to eat in Brighton

Brighton is not short of some great eateries, so much so, deciding where to grab lunch can be quite overwhelming. We’ve narrowed it down to a few of our favourites to help out. 

  • Shelter Hall
    A new addition to Brighton’s seafront scene, Shelter Hall is a buzzing food market featuring seven unique kitchens. Booking recommended. 
  • Fatto a mano
    Born and bred in Brighton this pizzeria serves authentic and affordable Neapolitan pizza.
  • Pompoko
    A small independent restaurant that offers budget-friendly Japanese dishes.
  • Lavash
    A great spot for an affordable lunch of freshly baked Middle Eastern wraps and kebabs.
  • La Choza
    Vibrant interiors and tasty Mexican street food – queuing is likely as they don’t take bookings.

More expensive places to dine in Brighton

Perhaps you’d prefer something a little more fancy? You’re in luck. Brighton doesn’t hold back when it comes to fine dining. Just be sure to book!

  • The Salt Room
    A stone’s throw from the conference, this restaurant offers modern British seafood with great views of the West Pier. 
  • Plateau
    A relaxed wine and cocktail bar that serves small plates using seasonal Sussex produce.
  • Burnt Orange
    New on the scene and already a firm favourite, Burnt Orange serves up great tasting menus and cocktails.
  • Riddle & Finns
    Set in two iconic locations (the beach and the Lanes), this classic seafood restaurant is a well-known Brighton establishment. 
  • The Flint House
    A stylish restaurant in The Lanes that offers a wide variety of meat and vegetarian small plates. A great wine list too! 


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There’s just one more thing you won’t want to miss if you’re attending BrightonSEO in October. And that’s our very own CTO, Jon Earnshaw, taking the stage on both Thursday and Friday!

Jon will be exploring the importance of zero clicks, strategies and key takeaways to open more doorways on page one, and how to leverage the SERP to take you closer to commercial gains and higher revenue opportunities. 

Catch Jon on the Showcase Stage on Thursday from 16:10 and again on Friday from 10:00.

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