Valentine’s Day is near, and whether you’re coupled up or ridin’ solo like Jason Durulo, it’s the perfect excuse for celebrating with food, or eating your feelings. Whatever the occasion, we’ve put together a list of brilliant restaurants that are perfect for a mate date, or a romantic kinda Valentine’s Day in Brighton.
The Set Restaurant
They’ve restored your faith in humanity and make you glad you swiped right. Enjoy your significant other and one of three tantalising set menus on offer in The Set’s gorgeous, stripped-back interior. Their three tasting menus are created using local suppliers and change with the seasons so you’re sure to find something delicious on offer for a tasty Valentine’s Day in Brighton.
The brainchild of DJ/Producer Tim Healey, and his restaurant manager wife, Rebecca, this ‘Boho Bistro’ serves modern British classics with a few eccentric twists. Pre-book their Valentine’s menu and receive a complimentary glass of prosecco on arrival! They serve breakfast and brunch ’til 5pm, so it’s perfect for a Brighton Valentine’s day-date . Featuring up-cycled furniture, music-inspired artwork, and extensive cocktail and food offerings, Kooks is a spot not to be missed.
Located towards the bottom of West Street, right next to the cinema, NuPosto is ideally situated for pre or post-movie dining. It’s also an ideal social spot to meet friends and feast on a truly authentic Italian lunch or dinner. It serves prosecco on tap, sourced from Valdobbiadene, Italy’s most famous producer of high-end sparkling wine, and a range wide of prosecco cocktails. Pass us the bubbly!
At Indian Summer, the food is cooked without any additives or colourants, and the combination of family and historical recipes from India are sure to leave you content. Finish your meal with beautiful, home-made, European desserts to make your evening a memorable one. Indian Summer has been recognised with a number of accolades, including “Best Indian Restaurant on the South Coast 2015” and is recognised as one of the best places to eat and drink in the area. A meal in Indian Summer, and a stroll along the beach to work off that food; we can’t think of a better way to spend Valentine’s Day in Brighton.
There’s just a special type of charm about small, cosy venues like Plateau. Enjoy Valentine’s Day dinner here and sample locally sourced wines while you’re at it. The menu is made for sharing too, and there’s a soothingly eclectic playlist of jazz, hip-hop, and electronica music to set a romantic tone. Plateau’s Bites menu has a strong sharing ethos, always using fresh, local, organic produce where possible. The main courses are always available and change daily if you don’t fancy sharing.
West Beach Bar and Kitchen
Situated at the base of the famous British Airways i360 tower, WBBK offers the opportunity to take a flight up in their pod, catching the sunset with a glass of champagne. The restaurant offers a whole variety of dishes, all inspired by this fun, vibrant city. Whether you fancy sharing something big, or grabbing a salad, you’ll be in for a Valentine’s Day in Brighton to remember with the spectacular views. The interior was designed by award-winning Mark Barfield Architects, and is proud to support local artists with a backdrop of art created by the residents of Brighton. Neon artist, Andy Doig, has created a spectacular large scale piece of work that’s displayed at the restaurant, leaving you with a real taste of this great city.
This restaurant is big on plant-based eating, and they’re constantly increasing and adapting their vegan menu. Uniquely for a fish restaurant, it won the prestigious PETA “Proggy” Award for the promotion of vegetarian food and every year holds the Great MOSHIMO Vegan Challenge. Here, they invite Brighton’s top chefs to compete to create the best vegan food. The modernist building is meant to resemble a floating lantern, with shoji screen-inspired walls that slide open onto the square in summer. Their Japanese vegetables and herbs are grown a tiny farm outside of Lewes, appearing in highly original sushi dishes