It’s common knowledge that Brighton harbours many great restaurants and pubs to eat appetising meals and delicious drinks. With new establishments opening up frequently, it can be hard to pick the best of the bunch. However, the Brighton Restaurant Awards Vote Online (BRAVO) are usually a pretty good standard to go by, and they’ve just released their list of this year’s winners.
Almost predictably holding on to their title of Best Restaurant were the delectable 64 Degrees, run by Great British Menu winner Michael Bremner. Second and third place were awarded to newcomer etch. – by Masterchef: Professionals winner Steven Edwards no less – and vegetarian spectacular Terre á Terre respectively. Other awards were also given: if you’re looking for the best place to down a pint, The Basketmaker Arms was dubbed the Best Pub in the city, closely followed by microbreweries The Watchmaker’s Arms in Hove and The Hand in Hand in Kemptown.
Awards were also given to the Southern Belle, Tisbury’s Kitchen and Brighton Beer Dispensary (Dizzy Gull) for their exceptional roast dinners. The Best Brunch title was given to Starfish & Coffee in Egremont Place, which makes the trek up Southover Street worth it. Joe’s Cafe and Moksha also received accolades. Brighton-born Small Batch Coffee Roasters, Black Mocha and Marwood’s took home awards for Best Coffee too, with the latter also picking up the gong for ‘Most Brighton’ venue.
Brighton’s best cocktail was given to The Plotting Parlour, with runners up for the award being The Twisted Lemon and Merkaba. For those on a budget, places like Tropical Sushi, Pompoko and Fatto a Mano have now been titled the best places to check out for a bite when funds are low.