No matter where you are in Britain, you’re not going to need to travel more than a couple of hours to reach one of the coasts. Brighton is arguably one of the most well known in the country with both the still standing pier, full of attractions, restaurants and events held throughout the year and the West Brighton Pier. The West Pier that initially stood as a symbol for Victorian obsession with the seaside, until it caught fire in 2003. Now only the bare bones of the pier head remain standing in the ocean.
You can’t end up at the seaside without talking about the restaurants and eateries there, Brighton is no exception to this rule. Brighton has been a place, for quite some time, where many people around the country have chosen to move to, much like London, for their career and just for their life. This has meant that the variety of places available in Brighton (and not just places to eat) is astounding, with new places popping up all the time.
The first place to mention is called “64 Degrees”. Located within the Brighton Lanes, it’s in a prime location – easy for anyone to find. Not only is it an easy place to find, but the restaurant had also been given a ‘Bib Gourmand’ (an award from the Michelin guide) and has been voted within the top 20 restaurants throughout the entire country on the National Restaurant list 2016. The menu is presented as 4 fish dishes, 4 vegetable dishes and 4 meat dishes and the idea is that you choose a number of plates to share between you. With the restaurant being fairly small it is probably a smarter idea to book your table online before you go. However, this place is absolutely worth your time in Brighton.
I’m a huge fan of Italian and as such, have to recommend “Very Italian Pizza” or VIP Pizza for short. Located at 19 Old Steine and boasting the fact that it is also ranked as one of the top restaurants in Brighton, every pizza is cooked with some of the freshest ingredients on an authentic wood oven. There are also vegetarian and vegan options available so that everyone has the opportunity to experience some of the best Italian food that Brighton has to offer. Not only that, as an added extra, they deliver as well. So you wouldn’t even have to leave where you’re staying to experience the food.
As a final, slightly alternative that you could visit during your time in Brighton is a place called “Food for Friends”. Located at 17-18 Prince Albert St, Food for Friends is a completely vegetarian and vegan place in central Brighton that offers such choices on the menu as a halloumi and Portobello burger, spiced coconut and tomato marinated paneer skewers and sweet tofu pockets. Food for Friends has also been included in The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants in Britain as well as the forthcoming Good Food Guide 2017. But why wait until 2017 when you could experience it sooner? Finally, they have stated that their ethos is to have tasty, affordable and honest cooking using the freshest produce, totally homemade, whilst supporting local suppliers where possible.