Having seafood by the seaside is great! Numerous establishments prioritise sustainable sourcing for their produce, increasing the likelihood that the fish and seafood you enjoy for dinner were caught and delivered rather recently before your meal. Explore our top picks for seafood restaurants in Brighton and Hove.
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Our top picks for seafood restaurants in Brighton
Seafood Restaurants in Brighton
Kindling Brighton is a recent and welcome addition to The Lanes that aims to offer environmentally friendly and soul-satisfying food. They source seasonal, locally-sustainable ingredients to craft a contemporary British menu infused with European inspirations. Co-chefs and owners Toby and Holly employ preservation and fermentation methods to curate a year-round menu designed to captivate, astonish, and invigorate. Even in the heart of winter, when British produce options are scarce, the team sufficiently conjures vibrant flavour highlights from their thoughtfully preserved ingredients.
Rockwater is Hove’s answer to a community and lifestyle hub that gives locals access to social, cultural and recreational resources in a stunning sea-facing restaurant setting near Hove Lagoon. The remarkable decked structure, resembling a boat, boasts multiple venues, ensuring an abundance of options at Rockwater Hove. Delight in a culinary journey featuring seasonal, seafood, and Asian-inspired small plates and sharing dishes. Notably, the menu at Rockwater Hove caters well to gluten-free preferences, with a selection of plant-based choices for vegan diners.
THE LITTLE FISH MARKET
The Little Fish Market was opened in 2013 by acclaimed Chef, Duncan Ray (Previously Pennyhill Park and The Fat Duck). Since opening its doors The Little Fish Market has consistently set the bar for fine dining in Brighton and Hove as the most highly awarded restaurant in the city. The Little Fish Market has been awarded a Good Food Guide score of Five and three AA Rosettes every year since 2016.
Situated within The Arches on Brighton’s picturesque seafront, with a captivating view of the West Pier, Murmur is the sibling eatery to the acclaimed 64 Degrees. Founded by Michael Bremmer, Murmur was conceived to deliver exceptional, locally sourced seafood cuisine for both lunch and dinner, all set against the backdrop of a breathtaking beachside setting. With its inviting beach-facing terrace, Murmur caters to families with child-friendly amenities available throughout the day, and it also extends a warm welcome to four-legged companions.
The Urchin Hove is a gem of a Freehouse. You can find it on Belfast Street, nestled away from the high street in the heart of Hove. The Urchin serves up the freshest mussels, clams, scallops, lobster and prawns, all sourced from their aptly named local supplier, Fish Galore. While The Urchin doesn’t pitch itself as a vegetarian or vegan venue (it really is about shellfish and ale), there is always an option which means, as a destination, they’re not out of the picture if one of your party is the plant-only kind.
THE SALT ROOM
The team at The Salt Room source the finest local produce from the land and sea, to bring a fresh, exciting twist to British cooking. The Salt Room in Brighton is a premier dining destination renowned for its exceptional seafood and grill offerings. With a contemporary and stylish ambience, it provides an elegant yet relaxed dining experience. Having received prestigious awards, including AA Rosettes and recognition in The Good Food Guide, it’s no wonder it stands as one of the best places to eat in Brighton. From their delectable seafood platters to the perfectly grilled steaks, The Salt Room offers an unforgettable culinary journey, making it a must-visit for food enthusiasts in Brighton.
RIDDLE AND FINNS
Since opening their first Brighton restaurant in 2006, Riddle and Finns Champagne and Oyster Bars have earned a reputation as a premier destination for seafood enthusiasts along the south coast. Their friendly and experienced hosts ensure that diners enjoy a relaxed and distinctive dining experience. With enviable locations and an award-winning menu featuring Champagne, oysters, locally sourced shellfish, impressive fruits de mer platters, and delectable sustainably sourced fish dishes, Riddle and Finns offer an unparalleled culinary experience. The stunning Rotunda restaurant on the beach can be conveniently booked online, while the original Lanes restaurant operates on a walk-in basis, with no reservations required. To secure a table, guests can simply approach the door or join the waitlist online for the next available seating.
English’s Restaurant Brighton sits in the heart of Brighton’s narrow eighteenth-century Lanes and is the oldest seafood restaurant in Brighton. It’s a cosy, intimate dining experience, perfect for catching up with friends and family or for a business lunch. English’s serve traditional plates of seafood alongside more contemporary twists on classic dishes like fish and chips. Their expert staff will be more than happy to recommend the right meal for you and suggest a perfect wine pairing for your food.