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Best things to do in Brighton

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Seafood Restaurant
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“Renowned for the freshness of their produce, look no further for Brighton's outstanding Seafood restaurant.”
70 locals recommend
Theatre
“Overlooking the Royal Pavilion Gardens, see their Website to find out what's on.”
54 locals recommend
Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant
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“Really beautiful food for a special night out or a foodie dinner. Book in advance! ”
80 locals recommend
Gym
“Sea Life Brighton offers a fun and educational family day out whatever the weather. With over 150 species and 57 displays, you will be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable day for the whole family. Don’t miss the underwater tunnel!”
54 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“A fancy restaurant with delicious food on the seafront with fresh seafood always beautifully presented. ”
70 locals recommend
Restaurant
“great ice cream take away open till 10pm so you can have an icecream late at night...and a rather expensive but reasonably good seafood restaurant..lobster and stuff like that clams are good. ”
68 locals recommend
Restaurant
““La Choza” is Mexican Style on Western Road and near Lanes. Fun atmosphere and décor for kids and very adjustable to tastes if you want to make milder or hotter etc.”
52 locals recommend
Museum
“Eclectic mix of furniture, art, antiquities and items of historical interest aswell as special visiting exhibitions. ”
47 locals recommend
Museum
“Earn some culture points and do your souvenir shopping in the lovely gift shop.”
48 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Good place for a night of intimate music BUT, maybe one only for the gritty, real music lovers out there. Drinks in plastic cups, questionable toilets, little space at times... Not for everyone!”
56 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Duncan Ray is the only resident chef who will be serving you for your dinner and his approach is all about the attention to detail. Duncan prepares just a small amount of covers/ dinners on a given evening – perhaps only for 20 people. So this type of dining experience is all about the quality, it is about being in the hands of a very capable chef and it will undoubtedly be an experience to savour.”
32 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Purezza Brighton (purity) was formed by Stefania Evangelisti and Tim Barclay in 2015, setting out with the aim of providing a range of exciting Italian plant based, vegan options to the UK. The restaurant has a wooden and rustic feel to it, with bar stools at the counter where you can take in all the drama of the large wood fired pizza oven. Their delicious pizzas are made with gluten free, hemp or sough-dough bases - so perfect for intolerances! They also offer a selection of raw food dishes and gluten free pasta dishes. It is not all about savoury dishes either with a full dessert menu featuring a chocolate calzone and Oreo pizza. ”
24 locals recommend
English Restaurant
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“The original Bill’s restaurant is in Lewes. The Brighton one is just as good. Affordable British food to suit all tastes and budgets.”
49 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“The Ginger Dog is a local pub offering real ales, craft beers, and fine wines together with a good hearty menu of traditional pub food. As with its ginger sisters, The Ginger Dog uses only the very finest, seasonal, ingredients to offer a really satisfying dining experience. The Ginger Dog brings a slice of modern pub gastronomy to the Kemptown area of Brighton and includes a private dining room upstairs. Families and dogs are of course welcome.”
57 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Voted Brighton's 'Most Brighton Venue' 2 years running, the Marwood has built up a solid reputation as the most eclectic & quirky bar around. During the day they serve fresh in-house baked goods & exceptionally sourced coffee, by night they open up the bar with deliciously concocted cocktails on offer. ”
54 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is a stylish pub, with a cosy Urchin and a nautical theme, with dark grey walls, lengths of rope, and dim lighting. The seafood is some of the best catch from Brighton’s coastline, all freshly cooked in the kitchen. The menu is simple, and written on blackboards in the pub. You’ll find a good range of fish on the menu such as crab cakes, scallops, prawns, and lobster. ”
55 locals recommend