Romantic Restaurants in Brighton

If you’re looking to create a little romance during your stay in Brighton, we have the perfect restaurants to set the right tone. Intimate, stylish and relaxed, you’ll be sure to make a good impression whatever the occasion.

In Vino Veritas

Romance is as much about good food and wine as it is about love, and In Vino Veritas can certainly promise you the latter (perhaps even both)! This lovely French restaurant has a strong British influence with a range of fish, meat and vegetarian dishes to choose from at very reasonable prices.

The ambient, seductive yet lively atmosphere is perfect for couples wanting a relaxed and intimate date. The staff is discreet and efficient, and the menu is simple and varied- the food is delicious and well presented.

Choose from impressive starters, such as seared scallops (£7.85), duo of foie gras (£8.50) or smoked salmon with tomato basil and cottage cheese terrine (£5.25), to name a few. Main courses start from just £9.75 and include favourites, such as rib-eye steak, poached lemon sole, crispy pork belly and delicious braised lamb shanks.

In Vino Veritas also has a great cocktail and wine menu, all of which can be enjoyed while you dine or in their basement cocktail bar.

If you’re looking to impress with ease, or want to treat someone special, you’d better book a table.

To find out more or to make a reservation please visit the official website:

In Vino Veritas
103 North Road,

Tel: 01273 622 522

Havana Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

Havana Restaurant & Cocktail bar boast a rich and varied international menu and grand setting. The building used to be the Theatre Royal in 1805 and still incorporates elements of the original theatre, displayed in a beautiful Tuscan style (think white stone columns and grand piano). It’s all very elegant!

Service here is excellent and the atmosphere is warm and relaxed. There is a vast selection of fine wines (from £4.50 per glass/ £18 per bottle) and beautiful cocktails (start from £6.75). The food is divine and well presented- choose from starters like wild mushroom risotto (£8.50) or smoked duck and green beans salad (£10.95), and enjoy mouth-watering mains like roast rack of lamb (£23.75), roasted sea bass (£23.50) or roast fillet of beef with port gravy (£24.95). Even if he or she doesn’t fall in love with you, you’ll certainly be in love with the food!

If you’re on a budget, the dinner set menu is £28.50 for 2 courses and £34.50 for 3 courses, which is great value.

To find out more or to make a reservation please visit the official website:

Havana Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
32 Duke Street,

Tel: 01273 773388

The Restaurant at Drakes

The Restaurant at Drakes, located in a prime position along Brighton’s seafront, is certainly the place to be if an intimate atmosphere and sophistication is what you seek. Not only is this restaurant attached to the amazing 4- star boutique hotel, where you can choose to stay too, but it has won several awards for design, service, quality and food, including gaining 2 AA Rosettes for the high standards of food quality.

Dining here is exceptional with a selection of menus offering modern European cuisine. Choose from delicious starters, such as pan-roast local scallops, Scottish hand cut steak tartare or sautéed fresh cep mushrooms on toast, to name a few. Mains include favourites, such as roasted rump of Salt Marsh lamb, 21 day aged fillet of Scottish beef, and also delights like saffron risotto and fillet of red mullet. The puddings are also a treat, with the likes of mouth-watering blueberry clafoutis with bee pollen ice-cream, apple and blackberry crumble on offer.

A very ambient atmosphere is created by the many candles dotting the tables and the feeling of excellence is felt whilst sitting tables laid with immaculate crisp white table cloths and fresh flowers. Staff are friendly and efficient and not at all pushy. The fabulous cocktail bar will also keep you entertained- choose from a wide selection of beautiful cocktails or fine wines and premium spirits.

The 2 course menu costs £29.00, 3 courses £39.00, 4 courses £49.00, 5 courses from the Chef’s tasting menu costs £50.00 and £85.00 if including wine.

To book a table or to find out more please visit the official website:

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The Restaurant at Drakes
43-44 Marine Parade

Tel: 01273 696 934

Candle photograph by Zitona

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