So I’ve tackled my favourite spots to get a Brighton-based bite for breakfast and lunch and now it’s time for dinner. I’ve tried to cover all bases here from places to head if you fancy a Sunday Roast, to slightly fancy schmansy restaurants that are perfect if you’re out celebrating or are just having a ‘Treat Yo’ Self‘ moment. One thing I’ve yet to find down here though is the perfect burger joint so if you have any recommendations for a juicy, melt-in-your mouth burger then feel free to sling it my way (I actually salivated writing that sentence – I think it’s time for dinner)…
The Coal Shed Restaurant, 8 Boyce’s Street, BN1 1AN. You see that absolutely mega looking Sunday roast there? Yeah that’s from Coal Shed and Mark and I have both agreed that it’s the best beef roast we’ve ever had. It comes with all the trimmings and the service in there anytime we’ve visited has always been insane. They serve a traditional, meat-heavy menu throughout the week too, but if you ever head there on a Sunday, I’ll meet you there.
Food For Friends, 17-18 Prince Albert Street, BN1 1HF. Claiming to be Brighton’s original vegetarian restaurant, this place is a right ol’ hotspot so I wouldn’t even bother if it’s a Friday or weekend evening if you haven’t got a booking, so it’s definitely one to book pretty far in advance. The food here though is insane and definitely worth the wait. Fresh and filling, I always make sure I save a little space for dessert.
The Ginger Pig, 3 Hove Street, BN3 2TR. This one is a little out of the way and more towards the Hove part of town, but it’s the sister restaurant to The Gingerman which is often touted as the best restaurant in Brighton, so expect amazing food that you don’t have to book months in advance for (it’s still worth booking though!). It’s a little pricey, so it’s a place that Mark and I reserve for special occasions only, but their twist on traditional pub grub is well worth the extra pennies.
Fatto a Mano, 77 London Road, Brighton, BN1 4JF. A short walk from the station lies this little spot which I say serves the best pizza in Brighton and Hove. Heck – it’s some of the best pizza I’ve ever had. I never go home with a doggie bag. It’s not the largest of restaurants, but you never have to wait long for a table. Just pop next door to The Hare and The Hounds for a pint and a 30 minutes wait will whizz by.
La Choza, 36 Gloucester Street, BN1 4AQ. Again a stones throw away from the station, this is where you need to head if you’re in the mood for Mexican. I’ve been a few times and slowly worked my way through the menu and although my favourite is the Guacamole (I could seriously eat that all day), the Burritos and the Burrito Bowls are where it’s at. And the Churros go down a treat too.