The Best places to eat and drink in Brighton

We are spoilt for choice in Brighton when it comes to eating and drinking but here is a short list of the best places to eat and drink in Brighton as judged by the staff and students of HelpmyEnglish.

Coffee bars

Café Coho currently has two outlets in Brighton. They are passionate about good coffee and the staff are really friendly. Their food is freshly prepared with an amazing selection of sandwiches and cakes which all look so good, it’s hard to choose. Their breakfasts, which are served well into the afternoon, are delicious.

Small Batch Coffee Company are a coffee roastery who have their own coffee shops but also supply coffee to lots of the independent coffee shops in Brighton and Hove. The smell of the coffee roasting as you walk towards Hove station draws you in and makes you realise you can’t possibly take another step without stopping for one of their delicious coffees!


the best places to eat and drink in BrightonThe Better Half  has to be one of the best places to eat and drink in Brighton as it is just around the corner from us. It’s not even a two minute walk and is the perfect place to go to after an English language lesson! There is a real buzz about the place, the food is great, they use local ingredients, staff are friendly and it serves Harvey’s Beer.

The Basketmakers is a unique pub in the heart of Brighton.  It’s definitely worth the trip and we have introduced lots of our students to this amazing place. It’s been named Brighton Pub of the Year for the last two years so it’s no surprise that it got our vote. Be sure to leave a note in one of the old tins that line the wall if you stop for a drink.


This is where it got really difficult to decide on the best places to eat and drink in Brighton. There is an extensive choice of restaurants across all budgets.

Le Nantais Bistro serves good quality French food. One of our French students was swept away by the authenticity of the food.  Their daily specials, which include a glass of wine are exceptional value and staff are friendly and helpful. It’s good enough for a special occasion but doesn’t cause too much damage to the wallet.the best places to eat and drink in Brighton

We love Riddle and Finns on the Beach and The Saltroom, which are both fine fish restaurants on Brighton seafront who source their food locally but our vote has gone to Marrocco’s in Hove.  It’s a little gem on the Hove seafront.  Located at the back of the ice cream parlour and run by Italians, they serve amazing platters of sea food. The surroundings are not fancy but the food is amazing.  Make sure you are hungry when you go as portions are big and you might not have space to finish the meal with one of their delicious ice creams.  With a good wine list this is definitely one of the best places to eat and drink in Brighton.

When there is a large group of us and we don’t want to spend too much money we choose Pinnochio’s Italian Restaurant.  Their fixed-price menu is very reasonably priced, the atmosphere is good and so is the food.  It’s a family run business which has been serving tasty Italian food in Brighton for over 40 years.



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