Best dog friendly restaurants in Brighton

Brighton is home to a number of sophisticated restaurants promoting locally sourced ingredients from Sussex’s flourishing vineyards, artisan cheesemakers and organic farms. We’ve rounded up five of our best dog friendly restaurants in Brighton, all tried and tested by our very own team. 

Photo courtesy of: @thegingerdog

1. Ginger Dog 

From the outside, you could mistake The Ginger Dog for any dog friendly restaurant in Brighton. Inside, however, it is not. The interiors are smart, stylish and welcoming: think lots of velvet curtains, funky wallpapers and exposed pendant lighting. They serve some of the best, seasonal British cuisine in the city, alongside their three other flagship restaurants – all well-known and loved by locals.

The pub is slightly off-the-beaten-track – located in the heart of Kemptown and close to The Royal Sussex Hospital, but away from the hum-drum of the city centre. You and your pooch can expect a very warm welcome on arrival, and sometimes even the odd treat too! Human treats include dishes such as crispy beef croquettes, lemon sole, duck breast and salt baked celeriac. 

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2. Plateau

Located in Brighton’s south Lanes, Plateau is a small, independently owned restaurant, which specialises in natural wines and delicious small plates. Everything is curated with a focus on authenticity and passion of fresh food. It’s fuss free, intimate and delicious – with sustainability at the core of what they do. All their dishes focus on the seasons and produce is sourced from a few biodynamic farms in the Sussex area.

The menu changes daily based on what is available from their favourite day boats, game hunters, butchers and foragers. There’s also a brilliant selection of natural wines to choose from, most of which are made in small quantities by artisan or independent producers. This has to be up there as one of the most unique dog friendly restaurants in Brighton! 

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3. Artist Residence Clubhouse

The Artist Residence’s infamous Clubhouse is an eclectic hangout on Brighton’s seafront. It’s a place for meeting, drinking and merry-making from coffee to cocktails, breakfast to bedtime. Make yourself at home in the light and airy cafe, buzzing bar strung with neon signs, sunny terrace or comfy sea-view lounge for long lazy brunches, coffee catch-ups or cocktails.

What makes it one of the best dog friendly restaurants in Brighton is that your furry friends aren’t just tolerated, they are given a real fuss and often with a bowl of water, a blanket and some treats. So while they’re snoozing after a long beach walk, you could be dining on delicious plates such as marinated prawns, padron peppers, tenderstem broccoli and bang bang cauliflower. 

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Fancy staying overnight? Check out the rooms at Artist Residence Hotel.

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4. Cin Cin

Cin Cin started back in 2013 when then lawyer David Toscano bought a 1972 Fiat 850 van, kitted it out with bubbles and Italian bites and headed to the Street Diner food event on the Queens Road, Brighton. Today, there are two successful restaurants – one in London and the other in Hove with a third in the works.

The menu is jam-packed with authentic Italian goodies: such as fresh pasta, meats, fish, anti-pasti and salads. The food is so good it was also recently awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmad! It’s a lovely spot for lunch or dinner, made even better by the fact your four-legged-friend can come along to enjoy with you.

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5. Earth & Stars

As the best dog friendly restaurants in Brighton go, this is certainly one of the most delicious and sustainable. The Earth & Stars is a bustling, cosy pub located at the start of the North Laine and a stone’s throw from Churchill Square. They’ve been curing Brighton’s thirst and hunger since 1881, serving award winning Sunday Roasts as well as a seasonal weekday menu.

They pride themselves in catering for all: carnivores, veggies, vegans, and coeliacs. So it’s no surprise, they are avid dog lovers to boot! You can expect to find plenty of seasonal produce from Sussex suppliers with a focus on supporting fellow local, independent businesses. 

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Written by
Ella Perryman

Ella is the engine of our Marketing team, with an eye for telling a story in a full article or a single picture. Marshall only has eyes for anyone who’ll give him a scratch or a biscuit. When he isn’t doing rounds of the office for food, he’s partial to a wander in the woods and days spent digging in the sand. Together, they’re a coastal adventure dream team who love heading back to Ella’s Devon roots or exploring the rugged fringes of Wales.


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