Food & Drink

Brighton voted best UK city for food and drink

Lorna Pearce September 4, 2014

Condé Nast travellers magazine crown Brighton #number1 city for restaurants and bars.

Mayor of Brighton & Hove: Cllr Brian Fitch
Mayor of Brighton and Hove: Cllr Brian Fitch

The recently tweeted results of the Condé Nast Traveller magazine’s ‘Best UK city for restaurants and bars’ confirms Brighton and Hove has what it takes to get everybody’s mouth watering.

Yes, we are talking about the food and drink to be had on the streets of Britain’s ‘most colourful city’; not only voted the best but also proudly pushing Brighton and Hove into the world’s top 100, surpassing some of London’s finest hotels, the Connaught and the Dorchester, and luxurious spa resorts in Italy and the Maldives.

The unquestionable diversity of places to eat and drink in Brighton and Hove, whether for a quick vegan bite at Iydea, a glass of local boutique wine at Ten Green Bottles or a champagne soaked dinner at Riddle and Finns, attracted Condé Nast readers to respond to the annual awards and vote for Brighton, flattering the host city of their personal favourite places they love to wine and dine, with a fantastic result.

Cllr Geoffrey Bowden

Councillor Geoffrey Bowden, chair of the city’s economic development and culture committee, sums up the achievement: “This is yet another feather in the city’s cap. It is a great accolade to be recognised by the readers of such a prestigious travel magazine and is a testament to the amazing variety and quality of Brighton and Hove’s bar and restaurant offer.”

“The award was proudly received by Brian Fitch, the city’s mayor, who said ‘It’s absolutely fantastic to have pushed London into second place and it’s a real achievement for the bars and restaurants in the city, demonstrating their diversity and the excellence of their offer. I am delighted for them. No-one should underestimate their value to our economy and the place they hold as one the key attractions of our city.”

Well, that’s most definitely a reason to celebrate! Cheers!

Which Brighton and Hove restaurants and bars tickle your tastebuds the most?