Brighton’s Best Restaurants announces this year’s OctoberBEST festival

Brighton’s highly-anticipated OctoberBEST festival returns for another year. From Sat 7 – Sun 22 Oct, 35 of the top restaurants in the city (as compiled by Brighton’s Best Restaurants) will be offering special £25 menus or offers. The festival will showcase the quality and diversity of our independent dining scene. A competition and a raffle add to the fun this year too!

There’s a staggering amount of choice with menus to suit every palate.

From The Urchin’s Louisiana-inspired shellfish boil to Terre a Terre’s vegetarian tapas. High-end dining will be more accessible too. There will be £25 menus by Little Fish Market, 64 Degrees and Etch. Meanwhile, Lucky Khao, Namo, The Chilli Pickle, Easy Tiger, Kitgum, Moshimo and Baby Bao will take diners on an epic culinary journey across Thailand, Sri Lanka, Kerala, East Africa, Japan and Korea.

Terre a Terre

Experiences such as Palmito’s celebration of Mexican street food, Cin Cin’s Italian ‘banchetto’, The Flint House’s counter-top dining, Market’s Rioja and tapas night and Bincho Yakitori’s themed Sundays will be hot tickets. Wild Flor’s four-course menu reads like an ode to autumn. French bistro classics come courtesy of Petit Pois, Fourth and Church bring another beautiful and quirky set menu. Med will once again be serving flavour-packed small plates with a side order of great music.

Halisco, winners of Best OctoberBEST 2022, are returning this year with three Mexican menus

Their brand-new restaurant concept, Anakuma, will be using the festival to showcase their Asian-inspired small plates. Seafront dining comes courtesy of Murmur, Due South and Riddle and Finns. Plus, superb three-course menus have been created by The Gingerman and The Ginger Pig. And, the entire Black Rock restaurant group is represented with Burnt Orange, The Coal Shed, The Salt Room and Tutto all taking part.

The Urchin

Two restaurants are harnessing the OctoberBEST hype to raise money for charity. Alongside their usual fantastic “two pizzas plus two drinks” deal (which this year comes to £30 between two people), Fatto a Mano are running a pizza-making masterclass. This aims to raise enough funds to buy a pizza oven for The Real Junk Food Project. Meanwhile, high-end tasting menu restaurant Furna are raffling off some amazing prizes. This includes a meal for two worth over £300 – to raise money for the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership.

Finally, the Set is once again giving away a handful of their full set tasting menus for just £25 via Instagram competitions.

Details of the competition can be found on the OctoberBEST website and the Brighton’s Best Restaurants Instagram.

“Last year, over 12,000 menus were served over the OctoberBEST fortnight. With this year’s line-up our biggest to date, we’re expecting that number to rise,” says Suzanne Lindfors, one of the festival organisers. “OctoberBEST is getting more and more popular. It’s a great chance for people to try new places without breaking the bank. Many people dine out two to three times during each week of the festival. What we’re particularly struck by, though, is the generosity of the participating restaurants. They have stuck to last year’s price point of £25 per person despite continuing rising costs.

Namno

“OctoberBEST is a fun and affordable way to celebrate and support the unique dining scene we’ve got going on down here.

The independent restaurants of Brighton and Hove are one of the things that make us stand out from other cities. If we don’t support them, we’ll lose them.”

Details of all the offers and fundraisers can be found on

www.octoberbest.uk

For the quickest updates on newly-released dates and sold-out offers, follow Brighton’s Best Restaurants on Instagram at @brightonsbestrestaurants

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