For a city with humble beginnings as a fishing village known as Brighthelmston, Brighton’s history and seafront location guarantees some of the best seafood options in Britain. Looking for a bit of a Valentine’s Day spark? Why not sample the selection at Brighton’s best oyster bars to indulge in the world’s best natural aphrodisiacs. For a family-friendly and affordable dining option, read on for a tip right on the famous Brighton seafront.
English’s Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar is one of the UK’s oldest and most well-known restaurants in the country. A four hundred year history has taken place in what were originally three fisherman’s cottages in East Street. The restaurant itself has been serving seafood for over 150 years and to some very famous guests including Charlie Chaplin, Ewan McGregor, Jeremy Irons and Dame Judy Dench. The style is classic British, with some of the most delicious high-quality seafood a stone’s throw from the Brighton seafront.
Located right in the nearby South Lanes is Riddle and Finn’s Champagne and Oyster Bar, another classic Brighton option. Even Gordon Ramsay is a fan, calling the menu at this lively hotspot ‘Seafood as it should be’. The buzzing ambience is one of crisp clean lines and marble counter tops, chandeliers and white-tiled walls and an extremely attentive staff serving up the freshest oysters, seafood and sparkling champagne.
Toward Hove along the King’s Road is the Regency Restaurant, a seafood restaurant right on the seafront. Regency serves up classic seafood options. The family friendly restaurant maintains very low prices despite portions which would satisfy even the biggest appetites. The atmosphere here is collegial, friendly and relaxed, and the regency-era design conjures up a feeling of travelling back in time to when the city was known as London-by-the-Sea, famous as a health resort with curing powers brought by bathing, relaxation and of course, delicious seafood options.