No trip to a seaside resort like Brighton is complete without a mini restaurant tour. With Brighton Pier being one of the top tourist destinations, it’s also home to some of the city’s most-loved bars and restaurants. It’s where you’ll find The Rum Kitchen and some of our best-known neighbours.
Before you start planning a trip to this seaside resort, you want to draw up a list of Brighton Pier restaurants to visit. Whether you’re planning a staycation or visiting from abroad, Brighton is considered the “happiest place to live in the UK” and the “hippest city”. While your first stop should be The Rum Kitchen, we’re sharing our guide of other restaurants that should make up your tour of Brighton Pier.
Bring the carnival to Brighton with The Rum Kitchen. There’s no better party on Brighton Pier than at our restaurant. You’ll find us on Black Lion Street, just a stone’s throw away from the famous pier. This beachside location sits in the town’s creative hub and is surrounded by entertainment venues. You’ll want to bring your dancing shoes as the feeling of carnival takes over.
We’ve brought the sounds and flavours of carnival to Brighton with our drinks and food menu inspired by the Caribbean islands. You’ll wet your palate with a perfectly balanced rum cocktail and tease your taste buds with a slow-cooked and carefully marinated dish.
If you’re planning a Brighton Pier restaurant tour, start with The Rum Kitchen to take advantage of our happy hour. We host a cocktail happy hour every day till 6 pm. With over 100 different rums in our bars, you’ll be transported to the Caribbean Islands from the first sip. Our classic rum-infused cocktails have distinctive flavours, from classics like a Mojito or Daiquiri to a bolder choice like an El Presidente or Mai Thai.
Not sure which cocktail is right for you? Our team are masters of our cocktail menu and is more than happy to share their knowledge (and their favourites!) with our guests. They’ll recommend which cocktails work best with your food choices and which cocktails to mix and match.
If you want a drink that packs a punch, try the Ting Wray. If you want to cool down after a day at Brighton Pier, sip on a Pineapple Daiquiri. For those with a sweet tooth, the Jamrock Punch will be right up your street.
You can’t sip cocktails on an empty stomach. At The Rum Kitchen, our menu contains a carefully crafted selection of dishes that bring the Caribbean to Brighton Pier. Our menu is always evolving and includes Caribbean staples like our jerk chicken or Curry Mutton.
Start your meal off with small plates to share or pair, whether it’s our plant-based KFC (Krispy Fried Cauliflower) or our jerk BBQ wings. Refuel with our RK jerk bowl, wing wing diner, or plant-based BBQ pulled jackfruit.
Are you visiting Brighton Pier to celebrate a special occasion? We offer private dining for parties and events in the upstairs space of our restaurant. You can host a sharing feast for 21 – 80 guests, making it the perfect size for a birthday bash, engagement party, or work event. Our private dining packages include a sharing feast and dedicated bartender for as little as £25pp with your own dedicated space in the restaurant.
The Salt Room
While we wish we could eat RK for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, we’re lucky to call dozens of other restaurants our neighbours. You’re guaranteed to find whatever you’re craving. The Salt Room is one restaurant you want to visit for days when seafood is top of your cravings list. The restaurant offers views of the pier and sits on the beachfront.
Palm Court Brighton Pier Restaurant
If you find yourself walking along the pier and want a restaurant with a view, check out Palm Court. It sits right on the pier and offers a European-inspired menu. If you’re planning a weekend trip to Brighton, you can call in here for a classic afternoon tea before stopping by RK for dinner.
The Ivy in the Lanes
Brighton is one of the most popular staycation trips in the UK. If you’re celebrating or feel like pushing out the boat, make a brunch reservation for The Ivy in the Lanes. It’s a great way to explore this art-filled restaurant and try out their bespoke cocktails without breaking the bank. This restaurant also hosts a bar and lounge if you want to grab drinks ahead of dinner at RK.
Bill’s Restaurant & Bar
If you’re looking for a pre-theatre menu, check out Bill’s Restaurant and Bar. It’s a family-friendly restaurant with something for even the fussiest of eaters. It sits close to the seafront and is casual dining with comfort food topping the menu. You’ll want to book a breakfast reservation to refuel after a night of embracing the atmosphere of carnival.
One of the hardest places to get a reservation near Brighton Pier is Wolfox Avenue. It’s a great choice for brunch or an afternoon coffee, sourcing most of its ingredients from local producers in Sussex and Kent. The restaurant is best known for its organic coffee for those who need their morning caffeine supply.
The Coal Shed Brighton
For fans of steak who want to splurge on an elegant meal, check out The Coal Shed Brighton. It sits at the heart of Brighton and uses locally sourced ingredients for its express lunch, pre-theatre, and dinner menu. If you find yourself craving a Sunday roast during your trip to Brighton, make a restaurant at The Coal Shed. It’s a more formal choice for brunch before letting your hair down with dinner at RK.
The beauty of Brighton Pier restaurants is that they offer something to excite all your taste buds. Whether you’re daydreaming of a trip to the Caribbean or want a Sunday roast, there’s something for everyone in Brighton. No restaurant tour of this seaside resort is complete without calling into The Rum Kitchen to experience our happy hour menu.