Practical Living Tips for Brighton

Hi there!

New in town? Don’t worry!

This is a detailed list of various kinds that could/should/might help you. Have you ever been to a new city and you have no idea about for example where to eat? Right, that’s why I’ve created the following sort of list with the help of my team, other interns and obviously my own experience. It is made in the spirit of being helpful. Please do commend if there are additions from your side and I am aware of the fact that the list is not complete (it is just a beginning!). Although, I put lots of effort into it. I hope it is useful – get inspired! 

How to survive Brighton – a detailed overview

  1. Self-catering – buying food
    •  Supermarket
      • Poundland: 166-168 Western Road, Brighton BN1 2BB, Unit 3, 5-8 London Road, Brighton BN1 4JA, 143 North St, Brighton BN1 1RE
      • Aldi: 1-4 London Rd, Brighton BN1 4JA or Carlton Terrace, Portslade, Brighton BN41 1XF
      • Lidl: 45 Arundel St, Brighton BN2 5TB
      • Asda: Brighton Marina, Brighton BN2 5UT or Unit 1 Crowhurst Road off, Carden Ave, Brighton BN1 8AS
      • Tesco: many locations
      • Sainsbury’s: many locations
      • Iceland: 5-8 London Rd, Brighton BN1 4JA or 54 Blatchington Rd, Hove BN3 3YH or 73-74a Boundary Rd, Portslade, Hove BN3 5TD
      • Morrissons 8, 5 St James’s St, Brighton BN2 1RE
      • Marks & Spencer Main Concourse, Brighton Rail, Brighton BN1 3XP
      • Waitrose 130-134 Western Rd, Brighton BN1 2LA
    • Open Market: fresh food, 1 Marshalls Row, Brighton BN1 4JU
    • Hisbe: great for buying nuts, seeds, rice etc. as bought by weight from shoots; 20-21 York Pl, Brighton BN1 4GU
    • Taj – the Grocer: for all nationalities of food; 95 Western Rd, Brighton BN1 2LB
    • Infinity Foods Shop and Bakery: organic, vegan; 25 North Rd, Brighton BN1 1YA
  2. Lunch
    • Meal deals: You can have a main (sandwich, wrap, salad, sushi) + a drink (smoothies, soft drinks, water, cold coffees etc.) + a snack (crisps, fruit, chocolate, bars)
      • Tesco (£3)
      • co-op (£3.25)
      • Boots (£3.39)
      • Sainsbury’s (£3.90)
      • etc.
        (prices may vary)

    (Companies often give a pay lunch expenses (i.e. £4/day), but it is not always the case.)

    • Packed lunch: sandwiches ( with nice ingredients – maybe treat self to nice bread from Flour Pot bakery of similar), soups, wraps, bagels, salads, etc. Vist our Pinterest for more inspiration!
    • Fast food
      • Subway (lunch £3)
      • McDonald’s (saver’s menu)
    • Bakery
      • Quiche
      • Pizza
      • Jacket (big potato in two halves – looks like a jacket, with fillings like beans, cheese, tuna and corn, etc. )
    • Sandwich shops (that’s another typical British thing)
      • The Lane Deli – 31 Trafalgar St, Brighton BN1 4ED
      • Fraser’s Sandwich Station – 1A Castle Square
      • Hells Kitchen – 4 Gardner St
      • Bagelman – 7 Bond St
      • That Little Tea shop in the lanes – Meeting House ln
      • Manja Wraps – Duke St
      • VBites – 14 East St, Brighton BN1 1HP
      • Chains: Subway, Greggs, Pret
  3. Coffee
    • Small Batch Coffee (if you are looking for a treat and a real Brighton experience!)
    • Waitrose (free coffee or tea and newspapers – you have to be a “myWaitrose” member; 130-134 Western Rd, Brighton BN1 2LA or 121 Nevill Rd, Hove BN3 7BZ
    • Individual coffee shops (there is a huge range of individual coffee shops with a nice atmosphere, so don’t go to the coffee chains like Starbucks, Café Nero, Pret a Manger or Costa, etc.). Unfortunately, most of them close at 5pm.
      • Café Coho: 83a Queens Rd, Brighton BN1 3XE; Churchill Square Shopping Centre, 53 Ship St, Brighton BN1 1AF
      • Marwood Bar & Coffeehouse: 52 Ship St, Brighton BN1 1AF
      • Mad Hatter: 38 Montpelier Rd, City Centre, Brighton BN1 3BA; 89 Trafalgar St, Brighton BN1 4ER; 7 Rock St, Brighton BN2 1NF
      • Moksha Caffe: 4-5 York Pl, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN1 4GU
      • Choccywoccydoodah (Hot chocolate): 3 Meeting House Ln, Brighton BN1 1HB
      • Koba: 135 Western Rd, Brighton BN1 2LA
      • Black Mocha: 103 Gloucester Rd, Brighton BN1 4AP
      • Montezuma’s Chocolates: 15 Duke St, Brighton BN1 1AH
  4. High Tea
  5. Patisserie and Bakery
  6. Restaurants (best places to go: the Lanes, North Lane, the Marina, Church Road in Hove, you will find a fine selection of restaurants!)
    • Indian
    •  Mexican
      • La Choza: 36 Gloucester Rd, Brighton BN1 4AQ
      • Wahaca: 160 – 161 North Street, Brighton BN1 1EZ
    • Japanese
      • Moshimo: Bartholomew Square
      • Itsu: 160 – 161 North Street, Brighton BN1 1EZ (all food half price in last 30 minutes of being open)
    • Italian
      • Zizzi: 7 Prince Albert St, Hove, Brighton BN1 1HE
      • Prezzo: 7 Prince Albert St, Hove, Brighton BN1 1HE
      • VIP Pizza: 19 Old Steine (best Pizza!)
      • Jamie’s Italian: 11 Black Lion St, Brighton BN1 1ND
    • Thai
      • Giggling Squid: 11 Market St, Brighton BN1 1HH or 129 Church Rd, Hove BN3 2AE
      • Sabai: 165-169 Princes House, Princes Place, Brighton, Brighton BN1 1EA
      • Red Snapper: 90 Dyke Rd, Brighton BN1 3JD
      • Thai Spice: 13 Boyce’s St, Brighton BN1 1AN
    •  Vegetarian
      • Foodilic: Salat buffet; 163 Western Rd, Brighton BN1 2BB; 60 North St, Brighton BN1 1RH
      • Food for Friends (so tasty!): 17-18 Prince Albert St, Brighton BN1 1HF
    • Fish and Chips
      • Regency: 131 King’s Rd, Brighton BN1 2HH
      • Bankers Traditional English Fish and Chips: 116A Western Rd, Hove, Brighton BN1 2AB
      • Bardsley’s: 22-23a Baker St, Brighton BN1 4JN
      • Sing Li Fish & Chips: 39 Guildford Rd, City Centre, Brighton BN1 3LW
      • Fish & Chips Brighton Pier: 256 King’s Rd, Brighton BN2 1TD
    • Breakfast
      • Billies Café (where lots of locals go): 34 Hampton Pl, Brighton BN1 3DD
      • Bill’s: 100 North Rd, Brighton BN1 1Y
      • The Breakfast Club: 16 Market St, Brighton BN1 1HH
      • Marmalade in Kemp Town: classic boiled eggs and soldiers; 237 Eastern Rd, Brighton and Hove, Brighton BN2 5JJ
      • Egg and Spoon in Kemp Town: 107-108 St George’s Road, Brighton BN2 1EA
    • Roast
    • Chicken
      • Nando’s: 34 Duke St, Brighton BN1 1AG; Gstone Retail Park Old, Old Shoreham Rd, Brighton BN3 7PN, Brighton Marina Village, Brighton BN2 5WA
  7. Clothes
    • Charity Shops (retro/vintage) – as it’s a very uncommon phenomenon in many other countrie
      • Oxfam Western Road
      • Oxfam North Road
      • Martlets Chruch Street
      • Kemptown Trading – vintage clothes and cafe
      • vintage shops on Sydney Street – jumpers
      • Fair trade on Queens Road, open market
    • Primark
    • TX Max
    • Churchill Square – Shopping complex (Zara, Top Shop, Miss Guided, etc.)
    • Western Road – (H&M, GAP, New Look, etc.)
    • Sports Direct – cheap for all sports brands, outdoor clothes etc.
  8. Drugstore/ Make-up
    • Boots
    • Superdrug
    • Poundland
  9. Pubs/ Bars
  10. Events
  11. Escape to Nature
  12. Day Trips
    • Lewes
    • Eastborne
    • Portsmouth
      • Isle of Wight
    • Dover
    • London

That’s it for the moment, hope you will find what you were looking for.


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