Romantic Restaurants in Brighton

Being the UK’s most trendy seaside city, Brighton has so much to offer when it comes to dining out. With a seafront packed with bars and restaurants, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for whether it’s a coffee shop, a seafood restaurant, a vegetarian restaurant, or one of many other cuisines Brighton has to offer. Here are five of Brighton’s many romantic restaurants that will make your date special.

The Restaurant at Drakes

With an outstanding reputation and having received multiple awards for its design, service and quality of food, The Restaurant at Drakes is a perfect choice for a romantic meal in Brighton. Using top quality locally produced goods you will be served the finest modern European cuisine that Brighton has to offer. If it’s elegance and style you’re after, this restaurant certainly won’t disappoint.

Location: 43-44 Marine Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1PE (map)
Opening hours: Open 7 days a week 12:30-14:00 and 19:00-21:45
Website: The Restaurant at Drakes


Located on the historic site of the old 18th-century Duke Street Theatre, the Havana restaurant will warmly welcome you into its inviting and laid-back atmosphere. Along with two levels of dining, there is also outdoor seating available during the summer months that overlook some of Brighton’s famous lanes. With an appealing international menu, you are certain to never forget the tastes of the excellent cuisine served. Experience the elegant dining at Havana and make your date one to remember.

Location: 32 Duke Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AG (map)
Opening hours: Sunday to Friday 9.30am-11.30am, Noon – 5.00pm, 6.00pm -10.30pm. Saturday: 9.00am –, Noon – 5.00pm and 6.30pm – 11.00pm.
Website: Havana

Indian Summer

Indian Summer is an award winning superb and classy Indian Restaurant located in the South Lanes in the heart of Brighton. Boasting beautiful décor, a friendly atmosphere and subdued lighting, it is an ideal choice for a romantic date. Serving mouth watering Southern Indian dishes, traditional dishes as opposed to Indian dishes that have been changed for the British taste buds, you’ll be able to enjoy your meal in comfortable and elegant surroundings.

Location: 69 East Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1HQ (map)
Opening hours: Monday 6.00pm-10.30pm. Tuesday to Thursday: Noon-3.00pm and 6.00pm-10.30pm. Friday Noon-3.00pm and 5.30pm-10.30pm. Saturday Noon-10.30pm. Sunday Noon-10.00pm.
Website: Indian Summer


If it’s a taste of Italy you’re after, then Casalingo is just the restaurant for you. Offering home cooked authentic Italian cuisine using only the best fresh ingredients, locally produced where possible, you’ll never forget the delicious tastes Casalingo has to offer. Perfect for an intimate romantic meal, you’ll find traditional décor, relaxing music, very friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere, as well as truly amazing food, all enhancing your date with someone special.

Location: 29 Preston Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2HP (map)
Opening hours: 7 days a week 5pm-late
Website: Casalingo

The House Restaurant

Situated in the popular South Lanes, this double fronted Victorian family run restaurant is an ideal choice for a romantic dinner date. With a fantastic reputation and superb home cooked food, you’ll find succulent dishes to suit everyone from its British bistro style menu. Being tucked away amongst the South Lanes, The House Restaurant boasts a fantastic secluded location along with character and charm and a great atmosphere. In the warmer months you can enjoy your meal in the outdoor terrace beautifully located in a cobbled square right in the heart of the South Lanes where you can watch the world go by while in great company.

Location: 37 East Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1HL (map)
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday Noon-10.30pm. Friday and Saturday Noon-11.00pm. Sunday Noon-10.00pm.
Website: The House Restaurant

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