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How to Eat your Way Through Brighton in a Day

Brighton is a haven for foodies with its abundance of deli’s, coffee shops, organic foodie stores, veggie cafes and restaurants.

PLaces To Eat in Brighton

It’s time to loosen your belt and wander around the coastal town for a perfect food-filled day of eating. Here’s how to eat your way through Brighton in a single day!

8 am – Oseta Cafe

Breakfast stop in Brighton

Begin the day in the heart of the bohemian North Laine at the small independently owned Oseta Cafe. Whether you’re only after morning coffee or a more substantial breakfast with a twist; choose to eat breakfast at Oseta in Brighton and they will have you covered.

Feast on halloumi scramble with egg, spiced tomato and spinach – A breakfast for champions!

Or how about smoky homemade beans with feta, herb dressing and chilli flakes. And traditionalists fear not, you can still devour a big fry up.

34 North Rd | Brighton |BN1 1YB

11 am – Choccywoccydoodah

Chocolate Fix

When the mid morning munchies strike, step straight into the decadent and delicious world of fantastical handmade chocolate masterpieces, bespoke cakes, lollies and bars.

Choccywoccydoodah located in winding Brighton Lanes a visit will inject the sugar high needed to continue with you Brighton adventures. The ground floor shop is just the beginning, head up the stairs to the Bar du Chocolate Cafe and cake garden.

Indulge in hot chocolates, ice cream milkshakes and their famous humongous slices of cakes accompanied with ice cream or molten chocolate. Warning: You may leave in a chocolate coma.

Please note: Choccywoccydoodah has now closed down, but I’ve decided to keep it in this post as it was a Brighton institution. Here are my alternatives for your trip:

Cafe Marmalade | 237 Eastern Rd, BN2 5JJ

Cloud 9 | 15 Brighton Place, The Laines, BN1 1HJ

Flour Pot | 40 Sydney Street, BN1 4EP

1 pm – Chilli Pickle

Indian Lunch in Brighton

Not your typical curry house, the Indian kitsch begins even before you enter with a big pink fibreglass cow to greet your arrival. Walk through the door and into a brightly coloured canteen with distinct Bollywood vibes. The award winning menu will treat your taste buds to imaginative spins on Indian regional dishes from the likes of Pondicherry, Delhi, Kashmir, Punjab and Hyderabad.

The small and big plates are perfect for lunch time eating or go big with a bit of everything as a thali. The poppadoms with their signature chutneys is a must! For starters the Gobi 65, is a take on a Chennai street food of crispy spicy coated cauliflower and the Indian street food classic of pani puri with the crunchy puri shells and explosion of potato, chickpea, spiced tamarind water and chilli. Make space for the humongous vindaloo wings. Rolled in a hot and sour vindaloo sauce, chicken lovers will be in heaven.

The fresh open tandoori naans are a great take on an Indian toastie, topped with either sigri chilli paneer, red chilli chicken tikka, mutton lal mas and served with either Punjabi fries or biryani rice. And who can resist a chips chaat – Not I, especially when doused in vindaloo chilli ketchup and curry leaf mayo. I can guarantee you’ll walkout in a food coma, you can’t stop ordering off the enticing menu.

17 Jubilee St | Brighton |BN1 1GE | Website

3 pm – Gelato Gusto

Afternoon ice-cream In Brighton

You can’t head to the seaside and not visit a ice-cream shop. When in need of the cold stuff on the coast make it a premium ice cream parlour stop. Gelato Gusto makes fresh gelato above the shop daily using milk and cream from a local Sussex dairy.

This is not somewhere you come for a scoop of vanilla or strawberry ice cream. Their range stretches from sea salt caramel, lemon-meringue-pie, black truffle, honey and mojito gelato or sorbets of alphonso mango, earl grey tea, or even vegan-friendly coconut milk. From experience the afternoon tea ice cream with chunks of scones is a winner!

If you’re feeling rather fanciful how about tucking into their ice-cream burger invention – Ice cream in a hot brioche bun. Just going to leave you with that image.

2 Gardner Street | Brighton | BN1 1UP | Website

6 pm – Food For Friends

The Best Vegan and Veggie Friendly Restaurant In Brighton!

Moments from the seafront and in the heart of the Lanes, Food for Friends, has been a firm vegetarian favourite in Brighton since 1981. It prides itself on tasty and honest cooking using fresh and consciously sourced produce.The globally inspired menu comes with generous portions with many vegan and gluten free options available.

Starters of creamy smoked sweetcorn chowder helps warm the cockles, a beautifully presented fig and blue cheese salad with candied walnuts and plum sauce.

Along with perfectly steamed bao buns filled with organic raw slaw, house kimchi and hoisin glazed mushrooms is a glimpse of what they offer.

Mains range from tagines, burgers to strogonoff. I challenge any non-veggie not to be impressed by the flavours of the dishes. Even their wines are organic and vegan friendly. Seriously going meat free every day of the week has never been so easy.

17-18 Prince Albert Street | Brighton | BN1 1HF | Website

10 pm Artisan Residence

Night cap or where the night begins…

The original hotel from the boutique Artist Residence group opened its doors in 2008 in Brighton. The brainchild of Justin and Charlie Salisbury, the walls of the hotel have been decorated artists in return for accomodation – hence the name.

The pretty 19th-century facade, looks over the seafront, dilapidated West Pier and i360 attraction. It’s also home to The Fix, a moody cocktail bar with tipples inspired by the seasonal produce.

You can try cocktails with a twist, like the Smoky Beer-fashion made with bourbon, smoky beer syrup and bitters. Or indulge in a Afternoon Tea, mixed with gin, bergamot, earl grey, campari, egg white and citrus. The Kiss from a Rose is a personal favourite with vodka, rose, rhubarb and citrus.

The perfect place to kick back and relax with a refreshing beverage.

Artist Residence | 34 Regency Square | Brighton | BN1 2FJ | Website

Do you have any Brighton foodie favourites? Let me know in the comments box below where you must eat in Brighton.


In between eating here are some easily bookable activities to help plan your trip:


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  • kerry Lifeandloves 5th May 2019 at 10:42 pm

    Ohhhh I love this post, and its perfect timing as we are looking to go to Brighton next month. The photos are so colourful, I want to visit every place! Lovely post Sima x

    • the Curious Pixie 5th May 2019 at 11:15 pm

      Ahh thanks lovely Kerry! Food for Friends is an absolute must for you. In fact all the places. Binny and I practically rolled ourselves back on the train home.

  • Angie SilverSpoon 6th May 2019 at 9:35 am

    These look like great choices! I love the look for Food for Friends. We went to Brighton a lot as children, our favourite was a fish and chip place called Bankers.

    • the Curious Pixie 6th May 2019 at 1:19 pm

      Fish and chips is a must to any seaside town…after everything we ate in that we failed on hitting the chippy on the way home.

  • Kacie 7th May 2019 at 12:15 pm

    I bet you and Binny had a fabulous food-filled adventure in Brighton! I love the look of the vegan restaurant; the food looks so bold and eye-catching <3

    • the Curious Pixie 8th May 2019 at 9:06 am

      It was a great foodie day! And Food for Friends needs another outpost in London!

  • Kelly 7th May 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Reading about Chilli Pickle got my mouth watering, I’ll be going there when I’m next in Brighton!

    • the Curious Pixie 8th May 2019 at 9:06 am

      Kelly it’s an amazing Indian. My mouth waters every time I see my pictures.

  • Go Eat Do 8th May 2019 at 5:31 pm

    I could have done with this a couple of weeks ago. Instead of the tasty food you mention I ended up with soggy chips.

    • the Curious Pixie 8th May 2019 at 8:21 pm

      Oh noo… I feel sad for you. There are so many good places in Brighton. You will have to do a special foodie trip.

  • Meredith Fulford 18th May 2019 at 4:43 pm

    And now I’m hungry! Great post, I haven’t been to Brighton but saving this for the future!

    The Longest Weekend

    • the Curious Pixie 19th May 2019 at 10:16 am

      Oh it’s a must Meredith! So many great places to see and eat at!

  • Krys 25th May 2019 at 11:08 pm

    I love Brighton and it’s always good to find new places to eat there. Such a pity Choccywoccydoodah has closed.


    • the Curious Pixie 27th May 2019 at 9:48 pm

      I know. such a shame…Looking for alternatives to replace it for my guide.

  • Aaron Vallance @1dish4theroad 12th July 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Can’t believe I’ve only ever been once! Aaagh! Need to get my skates on!..

    • the Curious Pixie 16th July 2019 at 9:25 am

      It’s a great day trip with the kids Aaron, one of your summer holiday treats sorted!

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