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Diners' Choice: Best Service restaurants in Brighton

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best service in Brighton? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of The Bristol Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (217)
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Brighton
About the restaurant
Panoramic sea views on Kemptown seafront. This owner run bistro pub offers home cooked food and wonderful Sunday lunches. Friendly, informal service in a beautiful historic building located midway between the pier and the marina. The Bristol is a sophisticated venue that welcomes well behaved dogs and children aged 12 and over for lunch. The evenings are reserved for the grown ups. Formerly The Bristol Hotel, our art deco bar still retains it's classic ambience to make the most of the sea views and offers guests something that little bit special.
Top review
Wroot
Dined 3 days ago
Wonderful! Terrific poached salmon. And delicious roasts. Definitely going back!
A photo of Bill's Restaurant & Bar - Lewes restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1325)
£25 and under
Contemporary British
Lewes
About the restaurant
Bill (the man, the myth, the Lewes legend) was born and bred here. It’s the original and dare we say it, still the best Bill’s of all – and not only because it’s our first born. Located right by the river, Bill's Lewes is the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
We had a lovely time. Service was very attentive.
A photo of IL Bistro restaurant
4.6
4.6 (317)
£25 and under
Steakhouse
Brighton
About the restaurant
In 1976 Michael Garman returned to Brighton and opened IL Bistro
after being inspired by the Italian and French culture and cuisine
during his travels to the Provence and the western coast of Italy.
His goal was to open Brighton’s first Mediterranean steakhouse.
For the first time, Brightonians were able to order fresh pasta,
arancini, dry aged beef, tiramisu and negronis.

47 years later and now being operated by Michael's son Abe,
IL Bistro still stands by the same principles, using local suppliers
and produce, fresh ingredients and the best available dry
aged British beef. The restaurant is situated in an 18th century
fisherman’s cottage which we find rather fitting after Michael
spent years in Portofino, Livorno and Saint-Tropez, Europe’s
most famous fishing villages.

Booking info:
Since reopening from covid we ask for a £10 per person deposit in our busier times which gets deducted from your bill at the end of your meal.
One of our team will be in touch after your bookings made.
Top review
StephenM
Dined on May 29, 2024
Delightful converted fisherman’s cottage in the Lanes run by Honest Abe and his Bohemian colleague from Queens New York. Varied and interesting menu well prepared and very tasty. Ambience is very comfortable with linen table cloths and candles,but OH! Get rid of the paper napkins.! A “cracking” good dinner Thanks,we will be back Steve
A photo of Purezza Brighton restaurant
4.7
4.7 (603)
£25 and under
Vegan
Brighton
About the restaurant
The food at Purezza is based exclusively on plants, providing maximum nutritional value and minimal environmental impact.
Purezza has created a restaurant where everyone can enjoy high quality Italian food, cooked by top Italian chefs, in the comfort of a completely animal free zone (and mostly gluten free too). This means the food is not only healthier by also lower in calories.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 24, 2024
I’m not even vegan and the pizza was still up there as one of the best I’ve ever had. Likewise the ch’ken caesar!
A photo of Botanique restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1008)
£26 to £40
Vegetarian / Vegan
Hove
About the restaurant
The excitement and anticipation that comes with growing vegetables, and creating innovative plates is translated to our guests through our menu.

The plant to plate narrative is at the centre of what we do; our chefs show our local organic farmers a nod of respect towards the passion and patience required to grow a plant, in each dish they create. The seasons dictate our menu, with passion, flavour and creativity at the heart of the operation.

This passion flows through our love of organic, and low intervention wines from small producers, carefully selected and paired with our food.

Our very own indoor vertical farm is our most recent dedication to sustainable practices, allowing us to grow our own bespoke exotic herbs and aromatics for our hyper-seasonal food and cocktail menus, with zero food miles and incomparable flavour.
Top review
martinb
Dined 4 days ago
First time here but definitely not the last. Delicious food, good variety, beautifully presented, fantastic staff. Highly recommend.
A photo of The Copper Clam restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1236)
£26 to £40
Seafood
Brighton
About the restaurant
The Copper Clam is a seafood, shellfish & steak restaurant located on Brighton beach in the famous historic Arches. Enjoy your meal with stunning sea views from the upstairs dining room and sheltered patio if alfresco is your choice. We specialise in fine fresh seafood served in a relaxed environment, with an extensive selection of beers, wines & spirits.
We have a private dining area and cater for large groups and parties.
Top review
TinaH
Dined 4 days ago
Absolutely wonderful food, service was excellent couldn’t fault it
A photo of Fork Lewes restaurant
4.5
4.5 (20)
£25 and under
British
Lewes
About the restaurant
Fork is a neighbourhood restaurant in Lewes serving modern British cooking.
Our constantly changing, seasonal menus reflect our support for local farmers and artisan producers. Our meat, vegetables, fruit and cheeses come from small local farms; our fish is fresh off the boat at Newhaven
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
What a memorable evening, terrific service, a superb menu, and the presentation and food truly excellent - we enjoyed sitting in front of the kitchen and watching our dishes being prepared, a nice feature. I cannot wait for my next visit to Fork!
A photo of Pho Brighton restaurant
4.5
4.5 (318)
£25 and under
Vietnamese
Brighton
About the restaurant
Pho is a healthy Vietnamese restaurant that specialise in pho noodle soup, the national dish of Vietnam. Aside from pho, you can also expect to find amazing sharing starters, healthy salads, hearty rice bowls and decadent curries. They have a range of freshly made juices and also Vietnamese beers and a large wine and cocktail list. Pho’s menu is 40% vegan and nearly entirely gluten-free too. They also have an accessible kids’ menu where children can get a meal and a drink for £5.50.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Great food as always! We had the spicy green tofu bowl and the ca-ri bowl and both were amazingly good.
A photo of Olive Grove restaurant
4.5
4.5 (911)
£26 to £40
Greek
Brighton
About the restaurant
A Greek Mezzedoupilio / Family Tavern with plates designed to be socially enjoyed.

The indoor seating is available all year round.

Found in The Lanes of Brighton, corner of Hanningtons Lane & Meeting House Lane. The olive trees shade the courtyrd. We welcome you to enjoy a few of our plates & to sip a glass of wine. We offer a private dining room for up to 40 guests on our upper level.
So, if you looking for a place to eat in Brighton, Lanes, with a great outside garden, or get cozy indoors for drinks & a bite...look no further.

Enjoy our Wine & Social Dining / Mezedakia
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 27, 2024
Easy to book, never been before and was very happy with my choice of somewhere to eat. 5 dishes between 2 of us was plenty. Food was lovely along with the service. And I loved the venue. Very happy indeed..
A photo of Kusaki restaurant
4.7
4.7 (849)
£25 and under
Vegan
Brighton
About the restaurant
Dine in our blossom dining room or at our sushi cocktail bar

Our mission is to provide pure, plant-powered meals that are good for your body. Our approach is knowledgeable, playful, and engaging. We offer a unique opportunity to experience a different way of eating vegetables and discover new flavours and textures. Talented chefs behind Food For Friends restaurant (established in 1981 as Brighton’s first vegetarian restaurant), Botanique (Hove’s exclusive plant based restaurant) and Wolfox Coffee have put together their experience and knowledge to bring you this new Asian inspired plant based concept.

The result is a creative and colourful menu which shows organic plant-based food can lead to surprising, healthy and mindful new eating experiences. We believe in an upgraded casual dining experience in beautiful light-filled spaces dedicated to natural plant-based food and organic wines.
Top review
Buckaboo
Dined on May 31, 2024
We ordered the sushi sharing platter and were amazed by the banquet that followed! Beautifully presented and delicious! 100% recommend this restaurant.
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