Brighton’s dining scene by the waves offers a rich tapestry of flavours, atmospheres, and seaside beauty. Whether you’re a seafood enthusiast, or someone who appreciates a variety of culinary delights, our list of 5 unforgettable foodie experiences will help you experience Brighton, through some of the best dinner spots. 


1. The Salt Room: The Best Of Brighton Seafood

Do you fancy diving straight into the heart of Brighton’s culinary scene? We couldn’t recommend The Salt Room higher. Nestled right along the seaside, this lovely spot boasts the most amazing fish dishes. If you are looking for a sophisticated dining experience with a menu crafted around the freshest catches of the day, then this is the place for you. 

From tasty oysters, to Cornish crab, The Salt Room has it all. Once you have a stroll along the ocean, you can settle down for a one-to-one meal with your significant other to enjoy a marriott of seafood.

2. Sky Bar i360: Sparkling Wine With a Brighton View

If you are planning your Brighton day trip itinerary, then our Sky Bar 360 cannot be missed. Before you hit your favourite Brighton restaurant, you can ascend to the highest bar on the South Coast at the Brighton i360. In our viewing pods, you can soak up all the views our wonderful city has to offer and even treat yourself to a Nyetimber (a delicious sparkling wine). Or, if your day trip in Brighton includes sampling some of the local delicacies, then we would recommend sipping a Brighton Gin. Distilled right here, in our vibrant city, this gin will transport you straight to that summer feeling. 

If alcohol isn’t on the menu for you, you can still enjoy the atmosphere of our viewing pods and try one of our refreshing non-alcoholic drinks from Folkingtons – another local drink producer.  As well as experiencing the stunning views that Brighton has to offer on our viewing pod, you can also enjoy an appetiser. On offer, we’ve got delicious treats from Sussex Crisp Co. and mouth watering Gelato Gusto ice cream—all sourced locally, of course! Every sip and every bite supports our amazing local community, so you can feel good about indulging while you enjoy the view. 

3. i360 Brighton’s Sea View Café: Coffee By The Sea

How would you fancy experiencing the history of Brighton, whilst also enjoying a cosy café on a sun-drenched terrace? Sounds perfect, right? Also located at the i360 is the charming i360 Café, which is within the reconstructed 1866 West Pier toll booth. 

This booth was once part of the iconic West Pier, but now, this unique and historical structure offers a unique café experience.  As a fully licensed café, there is a delightful array of coffees, pastries, light bites, and cocktails. Whether you’re looking to people-watch on the promenade or admire the beach below, our café is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the seaside vibe.

4. Petit Pois: Upscale French Cuisine & Fine Wines

Located slightly away from the seaside, in the heart of The Brighton Lanes is Petit Pois. This charming establishment is just a pebble’s throw away from all the hustle and bustle of the beach, but offers a uniquely warm and homely atmosphere. Inside, is a rustic interior making for the perfect setting to meet up with family and friends. 

Their enticing, yet delicate menu has been selected from well-known French classics but with a modern twist. With wine producers from Burgundy, Alsace, Languedoc and Bordeaux you will be treated to a wondrous collection of fine wines paired with seasonal ingredients.

5. Riddle and Finns: Champagne and Brighton Sunsets

On your Brighton one day trip, you should definitely try and catch a Brighton sunset. Experience the iconic views of the sun setting over the sea – and if you are lucky enough, you may see the pink and orange hues paint the sky. 

Riddle and Finns is another seafood restaurant which is known, not only for their fresh menu, but for their amazing selection of champagne. Paired with the mesmerising sunset views, adding this restaurant to your Brighton day trip itinerary is a must. Riddle and Finn can be found perched on the seafront, and will offer a beautifully intimate setting for  a romantic evening for two