Cool restaurants in Brighton

Wael Makki | Date posted - 28 Feb 2019
What’s hot, what’s new? We’ve eaten our way around to bring you the very best in town right now. From the classics to the late game-changers, here’s our top picks for the cool restaurants in Brighton.

Cin Cin

Tucked away on Vine Street in Brighton's North Laine is Cin Cin, a unique restaurant space with 21 seats of counter dining around an open bar and kitchen. Whether you head for some fresh handmade pasta and seasonal dishes or pop in for a glass of Prosecco and a selection of nibbles at the bar, at Cin Cin you’ll be sure to get a real taste Italy, with recipes coming straight from the country of pizza. Rumour has it once you go to Cin Cin, you become addicted. So sign up for their membership card and get some pretty cool discounts every now and then.

VIP - Very Italian Pizza

In the mood for pizza? Say no more. VIP is an authentic pizzeria restaurant offers some pretty dope Neapolitan pizza. But what makes their pizza so good? First, they’re all made with homemade sourdough and cooked in a traditional wood burning pizza oven. But really, the secret to their success is that all the products they’re using come straight from their own farm, from their “fior di late” to their extra virgin olive oil. I mean, isn’t that the coolest thing? Get a slice of the action!

The Set

The Set started its journey as a Halloween pop up in 2014 and since then became a Brighton favourite. Hidden within the The Artist Residence Hotel, this small independent restaurant focuses on seasonal flavours and local produce. Expect all kinds of delicious British dishes, from celeriac and mushroom tart to beef risotto or poached cod. These guys can cater to all dietary requirements, from vegetarian to vegan and gluten-free.

64 degrees

Nestled in the old fishing quarter of the lanes, The Set is a tiny independent restaurant featuring an open kitchen, and that’s honestly what makes this spot so cool. Sit at the bar and enjoy a chat with the chefs as they do their magic. Also, their drinks are a-ma-zing and should not be missed out. 64 degrees’ style of modern dining has become the go to hot spot in town, so if you’re looking for a cool restaurant in Brighton, you might as well book this one.


Natural wine, sharing plates, and good vibes, that’s what Plateau is all about. This local independent wine bar and restaurant is the right match if you’re looking for an intimate, friendly and chilled-out spot. Head along for a glass of natural wine, a few nibbles or a sumptuous meal. Whether as a couple on a romantic date or with friends for a couple of drinks, Plateau surely is one of our top picks for a cool restaurant in Brighton.


We’ve been very lucky with the weather so far, and if you’re looking for the best spot to chill out while the sun is still shining, we have one word for you: Murmur. Sister restaurant to 64 degrees, Murmur is an all-day dining restaurant that has been opened and is being run by Great British Menu 2017 winner, Michael Bremner. Their food is great, their wines are delicious, but honestly the best part is their terrace. With 40 covers outside, Murmur’s terrace overlooks the West Pier and the beach – by far our fave spot in town.
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