Restaurants in Brighton: delicious day-tripping. With hundreds of restaurants, there're more places to eat in Brighton per head than anywhere outside London. Originally a fishing town but now a seaside spot for day-trippers and weekenders, Brighton – or officially Brighton and Hove – is full of culinary options. Quick access to London and iconic tourist spots and beaches tempt masses each summer, who find bars and restaurants beachfront and along the streets of the Old Town. Dining in Brighton is exciting. A breakfast on a breezy patio, fish and chips along the beach, expertly prepared seafood in a French brasserie – Brighton will make your holiday delicious.