London Road is home to the country’s oldest working cinema - The Duke of York’s, the sickest skate park in Brighton - The Level, the fabulous Open Market and some of the best food and drink establishments in town.
Let us indulge you a little more. Located North of the main train station, The London Road area has undergone a huge regeneration in recent years, creating a hive of specialist, independent businesses that have drawn in the students, the arty types and the techies.
The Open Market houses over 50 of Brighton’s best local traders producing clothing, art, nutritious local produce, homewares, jewelry, world foods and delicious hot food and drinks. There are regular events, live music and workshops so it’s worth checking listings on their Facebook page. This vibrant part of the city really has come up trumps of late and is quickly becoming the most trendy bit of town to be seen in.
Pizza aficionado's prepare to have your tastebuds tantalised by Fatto a Mano’s heavenly slices. Worth a visit just to a gawp at the stunning, mosaic-tiled pizza oven, all surrounded by modish seating wherein handsome chefs knead and toss mounds of floury dough.
For cheap and tasty eats Yefsis have got this in the bag, mountainous heaps of freshly cooked greek food and it’s BYO, win! Over on Baker Street Semolina is a home away from home, the husband and wife team create honest, damn delicious hearty food that’s good for the soul.
Last but not least on your foodie trail should be Carlito Burrito, if you’re looking for authentic Mexican street food, then call off the search party.
The cafe scene on London Road is hotter than a summer’s day on Brighton beach. Cafe Plenty is a cafe come micro-bakery come cultural meeting space. Local produce, great food and a bit of art, count us in! Situated on Preston Road, Cafe Rust is a perfect hideaway for those looking for beautiful breakfasts & light lunches.
Sometimes in life, you get a hankering for the simple things, done really well. Enter the Phoenix Coffee House. A new comer to the London Road arena offering unpretentious but delicious food, a banging coffee, and smiley service. Smorl’s is a real lunch-hour favourite, serving delicious falafel boxes from a cosy corner unit in the Brighton Open Market. Presuming Ed’s beaming little face will entice you all on it’s own.
Repping for the Preston Circus end of London Road you’ll find The Hare & Hounds and The Joker. The Hare & Hounds is famed for its tropical beer garden, quality food franchise, glorious craft beer selection and wicked gaming retro-bution nights.
The Joker however is a classier affair with a top notch cocktail list, the best chicken wings around and a 12 seater art deco style train carriage booth. You can’t miss The World’s End with its giant kraken squid emblazoned across the front, or The Hobgoblin with its giant seascape street art. They love a bit of graff down this end of town.
If cocktails be your game, Shuffle be thy name. Happy hour and Jukebox to boot. Cheers!