Recent restrictions have forced us into one of two camps, either you have had to cook at home every night, leaving you feeling like you need to re-awaken your dormant tastebuds with something new and exciting. Or alternatively you’ve found your flare for cooking during lockdown, in which case you can use this trip as a springboard to keep your dishes as tasty as possible, with some Brighton inspiration in the kitchen. Either way, prepare to be amazed by what Brighton can offer in the foodie department, our independent businesses are passionate about produce and creating great food and drink.

  • This suggested itinerary is for a 2 night stay. 

Arrival

Arrive in the city, take a breath, and relax, most importantly make sure you are hungry, as this city is huge on culinary delight.

Check into Drakes Hotel right on the seafront this is to become your home from home and what a home it is, we love Drakes because:

  • The front facing designer rooms have wonderful sea views
  • It’s a 4-star luxury townhouse
  • All rooms have either monsoon shower wet rooms or free-standing feature baths – perfect for a nice long soak
  • The sea facing Drakes Bar – think black granite stylish interiors with views of the sea – perfect for a sundowner
  • The stunning Restaurant at the Drakes is on site, so you don’t have to go far for delicious dishes. 

After unpacking and unwinding you’re ready to head out for dinner (After a little aperitif in the bar first of course 😉)

Head to 64 degrees tonight, receiving accolade after accolade, this is one of Brighton’s go to culinary hotspots. Seated at the pass, guests can interact with the chefs as they prepare, plate and serve dishes to eagerly expectant and an eclectic mix of diners.

Either make the most of the dazzling Brighton nightlife or head back to the hotel to give you energy for tomorrow.

Day One

Rise and shine after a restful night’s sleep, ready for a delicious breakfast.

It’s time to head out and get to the heart of the vibrant foodies scene in Brighton, booking a Brighton Food Tour is a one way ticket to discovering the hottest and of course tastiest talent around. Hear the stories, passions and politics behind the products and best of all, try some tasty samples…

Now you’ve learnt about and eaten your way around Brighton’s offbeat indie food and drink scene you will want to head back to the hotel to drop off all your foodie wares.

If you still have energy, and want to see some sites the British Airways i360 has the best views of the city and a bar to enjoy a sundowner, alternatively the Royal Pavilion is a must see and home to the most amazing kitchen.

Head out to Brighton’s oldest restaurant and the South’s leading independent seafood restaurant and oyster bar English’s for the freshest seafood and friendliest service.

Veggie or vegan? Try Terre a Terre as an alternative, award winning and bib gourmand, offering fantastically versatile menus from quirky sharing plates to multicourse set menus.

After a decadent evening of culinary delights make the short (and slow) walk back to the hotel.

Day Two

Try something different from the extensive breakfast menu at The Restaurant at Drakes

After exploring the food scene it’s time to take a taste of our drinks scene, bursting with independent award-winning beverages, from craft Gin to unusual beers, you will need a guide.

Here’s our top tours:

With a bottle (or two) of something local under your arm, head back to the hotel.

A short stroll from the hotel is the Shelter Hall, a cornucopia of street food and a unique new pop-up food market that brings together an eclectic line-up of Brighton’s best food and drinks brands under one roof. The emphasis is on seasonality, fresh artisan produce.

Fancy getting more hands on with Brighton’s foodie scene? Brighton and Hove Food Partnership run courses on a wide range of themes, with guest chefs giving their inside tips on how to create the perfect dish.

Finish off your day with a trip to either The Salt Room a fine dining experience not to miss, or its sister restaurant the Coal Shed if you are in more of a meaty mood, you will have an amazing meal cooked over coals in whichever restaurant you choose.

When you have had your fill of exquisite food, head back along the seafront to the hotel.

Depart Brighton the next day with some amazing memories, new favourite restaurants and goodies from our wonderful independent suppliers so you can keep the taste of Brighton & Hove alive at home.

Caroline

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