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Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Brighton is a foodies’ paradise. You’re never short of quirky independent eateries and cute little cafes that line the narrow, winding streets in this thriving seaside town. And if you are looking for a cool hang-out to meet your friends, Brighton has it covered. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, we have selected a few gems that you should give a try…
 
If you are looking for a fancy all-you-can-eat buffet, head to Foodilic. They serve a wide range of delicious and nutritional salads, raw and organic food, making it the perfect place for veggies and vegans as well as meat-eaters. Another great restaurant for vegetarian lunches is Iydea situated in the hip North Laine area.
 
Staying in the ultra-cool area of North Laine, you’ll find authentic Spanish restaurant Solera, serving the most delicious tapas with a contemporary twist. Why not pick up some Spanish delicacies from their shop if you are cooking at home. If Indian is your cuisine of choice, The Chilli Pickle is gem of a find. This husband and wife team visit Indian every year in search of a new dish to bring back to their restaurant.
 
Sunday wouldn’t be complete without a traditional British Roast. The Basketmakers Arms serve excellent locally sourced organic food; the meat is from local Brighton butchers and the fish is caught by local fishermen. We recommend the fish and chips as well! Head to one of the oldest and most popular seafront restaurants, The Regency, to enjoy their traditional fish and chips with stunning views of the sea to complete that perfect seaside trip. If you still have room for more and want to satisfy that sweet tooth, visit Choccywoocydoodah. Situated in the Lanes, this very popular chocolatier serves the most extravagant and luxurious cakes.
 
Brighton is not just a foodies’ paradise but also a destination for night-owls craving the coolest hang outs. Saint James boosts one of the biggest selection of rums in the country. With nearly 100 different rums to choose from you will be going back time and time again. Based in the heart of the Lanes is B.Y.O.C., you may be shocked to discover that this is not an empty shop but a portal into a cocktail cavern.
 
If you are looking for a raucous shindig whilst sipping on your Hendrick’s, head to The Mesmerist where you can expect a dapper looking lounge inspired by 1930’s gin palaces and the steampunk movement. If vodka is your tipple of choice, check out Northern Lights. Just around the corner from The Mesmerist, this Scandinavian bar boosts over 20 different flavoured vodkas as well as beers from Denmark, Sweden and Finland.

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