the best pride brunches in brighton & hove
In a week’s time, Pride celebrations will be in full swing, where both sequins and (bio-degradable) glitter are basic essentials and you need a pride brunch to match. The annual Pride Community Parade is the biggest visual event in Brighton & Hove’s calendar, with over 300,000 people taking to the streets to participate. This year’s Brighton Pride Carnival Of Diversity Community Parage is guaranteed to fill the streets of the city with love, laughter and colour as always. If you haven’t decided where you’re going to be setting up camp to see it in all its glory, take a look at some of these fun brunch parties happening along the route!
Pride of place at The Salt Room (featured image)
The Salt Room’s Botanical Terrace will be hosting their second Brighton Pride Party this year, inviting guests to join them from 10.30am on Saturday 4th August for a celebratory brunch with a prime parade-watching spot. Along with one of the best views, you’ll have your glass constantly refreshed with Regal Rogue cocktails, Prosecco and a special punch. We like the sound of that! They’ve also got a live DJ to provide a Pride power playlist and a glitter artist to give you the right amount of sparkle for the occasion. There will be free-flowing savoury and sweet canapés including baked scallops with nduja butter and orange, seaweed crumpets with cured salmon, cream cheese and chives and… wait for it… PRIDE MACARONS. Yum. If you upgrade to their lunch ticket, you can even stick around for a three-course meal. £5 of every ticket will be donated to Pride.
Saturday 4th August, 10.30am – 12.30pm; £75 brunch (unlimited drinks/ canapés), £120 lunch ticket adds a 3-course lunch
The Salt Room, 106 Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU
Vegan street food and fun at The Marlborough
The Marlborough have teamed up with Manjula’s International Vegan Street Food to put on a spread over Pride weekend, ensuring guests line their tummies with tasty vegan food, ready for the party. Head down there for their Pride brekkie and watch the parade go by. They’ll be dishing out a variety of breakfast options to suit all tastes, before switching to their lunchtime menu, so it’s worth sticking around! Pre-order your choice of their homemade sausage bap, Manjula’s Big Breakfast, Brekki Burrito or French Toast. From curries to wraps to burgers and more, the lunch options look pretty damn good, too.
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August, 10am – midday; breakfasts from £5.25
The Marlborough, 4 Prince’s St, Brighton BN2 1RD
Pride Unicorn Brunch at Waterhouse Bar
Another fab location, the Waterhouse Bar & Terrace at the Hilton Metropole have got Pride covered. Join them for their Unicorn Brunch and you’ll be tucking into these Pride pancakes and free-flowing prosecco while you cheer the parade on. Take centre stage on their terrace and relax and enjoy the party as they serve Freixenet (pronounced ‘fresh-eh-net’, by the way) prosecco for 90 minutes. Get your glass at the ready!
Saturday 4th August; tickets £30
Waterhouse Bar, Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU
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The Tempest Terrace Party
Across the road on the seafront, party legends The Tempest Inn will be living up to their reputation and hosting a Pride Bottomless Brunch. Join them from 10.00am and tuck into one of their tasty brunch dishes – full breakfast, veggie breakfast or smashed avo on toast – all washed down with unlimited Bloody Mary and Mimosa cocktails. Now that is what we like to hear. DJ King K will be playing uplifting tracks to get you ready for the rest of the weekend. Bookings are essential with a minimum of two people per booking, so get in there quickly!
Saturday 4th August, 10.00am – midday; tickets £20.00 to include free Bloody Mary & Mimosa cocktails, tea and coffee
The Tempest Inn, 159-161 Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 1NB
Saturday 4th August, 10.00am – 2.00pm
The Fountain Head, 101-102 North Rd, Brighton BN1 1YE