Valentine’s Day: Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Brighton and Hove on Tripadvisor


What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than enjoying a candlelit meal with your loved one?

It may be a cliché, but treating yourself to delicious food and taking the time to enjoy each other’s company for a few hours is truly the perfect way to spend the most romantic evening of the year.

To make an impression, choose a gourmet restaurant for fabulous flavors and attentive service.

These sought-after establishments will fill up quickly, so to avoid disappointment, book early.

So whether you’re celebrating with your significant other, the family, your best friend or just treating yourself to some love, here are Tripadvisor’s hottest tables for February 14, in Brighton and Hove.


Top 5 Fine Dining Restaurants in Brighton and Hove


Gingerman, Brighton. Photo: Tripadvisor
Or: 21A Norfolk Square, Brighton BN1 2PD
Evaluation: 4.5/5
Number of “excellent” ratings: 996
Customer reviews: Five star experience!
“We had a wonderful evening at Gingerman. The tasting menu was superb as were the wine tastings.
“There was a little break between each class which meant we could really relax and enjoy each class and never felt rushed.
“The staff were brilliant and very knowledgeable. All in all a wonderful evening and we can’t wait to go back!”
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The Argus: etching.  in Hove.  Photo: Tripadvisorengrave. in Hove. Photo: Tripadvisor
Or: 216 Church Road, Hove BN3 2DJ
Evaluation: 4.5/5
Number of “excellent” ratings: 299
Customer reviews: Amazing wedding gift!
“We came here for the 7 course tasting menu given to us as a wedding present and it certainly did not disappoint.
“The chefs and all the staff were beyond helpful and very friendly and accommodating. The food was absolutely delicious and introduced me to flavors I had never considered before!
“My husband also had the wine pairing and they were just perfect.
“We want to come back for more special occasions! Highly recommend.”
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The small fish market

The Argus: The Little Fish Market, Hove.  Photo: TripadvisorThe Little Fish Market, Hove. Photo: Tripadvisor
Or: 10 Upper Market Street, Hove BN3 1AS
Evaluation: 5/5
Number of “excellent” ratings: 318
Customer reviews: A culinary feast
“The whole dining experience exceeded all of our expectations.
“From the moment we entered the restaurant, the ambiance, service and quality of food was exceptional.
“To celebrate a special occasion, we couldn’t have asked for a better culinary environment.
“It is not possible to identify our favorite dish as each was unique in composition, taste and presentation – they were all unique and delicious.
“The wine pairing certainly complemented each dish.
We highly recommend TLFM for a special occasion and/or celebration of food and wine.”
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Drakes Restaurant

The Argus: The Restaurant at Drakes, Brighton.  Photo: TripadvisorThe Drakes Restaurant, Brighton. Photo: Tripadvisor
Or: 44 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1PE
Evaluation: 4.5/5
Number of “excellent” ratings: 362
Customer reviews: A cut above
“Drakes’ restaurant is a rare find.
“The service is excellent. The presentation and quality of the dishes are on point. We were impressed at every step.
“And to top it off, our server Mark was wonderful and fun. We highly recommend The Restaurant at Drakes.”
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Isaac at Gloucester Street

The Argus: Isaac in Gloucester Street, Brighton.  Photo: TripadvisorIsaac in Gloucester Street, Brighton. Photo: Tripadvisor
Or: 2 Gloucester Street, Brighton BN1 4EW
Evaluation: 4.5/5
Number of “excellent” ratings: 374
Customer reviews: A wonderful restaurant with strong ethics and a warm heart
“I have been there several times and have had extraordinary and surprising cuisine served with care and love by the passionate staff.
“The style is friendly and unpretentious and the ethos of local sourcing, innovation and nostalgia in food makes every meal a wonderful journey.
“I love the set meal style and the way the food is organized around seasonal food and wine.
“Love this place and will be going back many times.”
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