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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.

“Earn some culture points and do your souvenir shopping in the lovely gift shop.”
48 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“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
“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
“Brilliant local park with open space, wooded areas, a walled garden and refreshments including dog icecream available. Dogs are free to access all areas (on leads inside the two cafes) and the park is big enough to satisfy both dogs wanting four-legged playmates and those who prefer more solitary exercise.”
42 locals recommend
“Tiny space, but amazing cocktails and secret venue downstairs, my favourite bar ”
56 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Intimate, personal and sophisticated. A great location for a date, girly catch up or just some interesting wine tasting! ”
19 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“French Restaurant - Cost: Expensive is a wonderful restaurant with great French food and fantastic organic wines – a top spot for a romantic meal in a rustic setting.”
53 locals recommend
“A rabbit warren of a place filled with everything vintage - fascinating. In fact the table in the bedroom was one of my Snoopers Paradise finds.”
56 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Best little cocktail bar in Brighton, hidden just off St James St, and near VIP and the pier. ”
50 locals recommend
“Head to the beach, it's definitely worth a visit. If you like a busy beach then walk down from the centre of town and go straight onto the beach. If you enjoy a quiet beach, turn left at the Palace Pier or go to Hove Lawns. ”
31 locals recommend
“On the 5B bus route towards Hove, serves good Thai food but I'm really recommending it for its jazzy upstairs 1920s-themed Speakeasy Bar, which is open on Friday and Saturday nights.”
29 locals recommend
“If you're venturing into Brighton and fancy a special meal try Silo. It's a unique restaurant where the production of waste has been eliminated by choosing to trade directly with farmers, using re-usable delivery vessels and choosing local ingredients that themselves generated no waste.”
39 locals recommend
“Starfish & Coffee is an independent neighbourhood cafe, and winner of the Brighton Restaurant Awards ‘Best Brunch’ 2018. The space inside is light, bright and airy. And just like the food, the décor has a local theme, with all the fixtures and fittings installed by tradespeople from the area. As for the food itself, the focus on local Sussex produce in no way detracts from the choice or the quality. The menu offers amazing brunch options for meat eaters and vegans alike - definitely worth a visit!”
15 locals recommend
“Lively bistro / bar with lots of comfy seating, a great vibe (live music), casual menu and wide selection of craft drinks”
44 locals recommend
“The Giggling Squid has everything you could ask for in a restaurant, a large menu with lots to choose from, delicious cocktails, a children’s, vegetarian, gluten free, allergy and takeaway menu. They’ve got everyone covered! You can order through Deliveroo if you like or go and collect it yourself. Both the Hove & Brighton Giggling Squid restaurants have free wi-fi, so you’re always connected.”
41 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“It was converted into a restaurant in the early 1930’s, and it is one of the oldest and most popular seafront restaurants in Brighton. It is from this restaurant that you can experience the enticing flavours of the locally-caught fresh fish, whilst enjoying spectacular views of the English Channel, the i360 and the West Pier. 我们欢迎来自中国的客人。 布莱顿是一个非常受欢迎的目的地,因为许多中国游客喜欢参观中国以外最着名的海鲜餐厅。 在来自中国的着名流行歌星的访问之后,我们有许多客人与我们一起体验布莱顿的摄政餐厅。 在参观餐厅之前,我们为公寓内的Regency餐厅提供中文菜单供您阅读。”
36 locals recommend