restaurants brighton announce bravo food and drink winners

Over 21,000 votes were cast over six weeks and the results are in! Yep, Restaurants Brighton have announced the winners of their publicly voted BRAVO awards, all 16 categories of them, from best restaurant to best cafe.

But there are two big questions: have you tried them all, and do you agree? Here we go…

Scooping the Best Restaurant award is newcomer Burnt Orange, sister restaurant to The Salt Room and The Coal Shed. They’ve been open a mere six months or so, but they’ve warmed hearts and bellies with their perfectly executed small plates and buzzing atmosphere.

Another biggie is the Best Brunch award and Starfish and Coffee have done it again with their banging brunches (we’re mildly obsessed with their pancake stacks) and warm welcome.

What about Brighton’s Plant-Based Champions? Brilliant vegan pub The Roundhill took the gold. We’re not surprised though as we’re big fans of their creative dishes, which tickle the tastebuds of meat-eaters and veggie/vegans alike. And Russell Brand. (We reckon their newly opened sister site Kokedama will make this list next year too.)

Brighton’s Best Cocktail winner is the Gungho Bar. It’s teensy in terms of square metres but massive in atmosphere, using seasonal British produce to serve up creative cocktails that pack a hefty punch of flavour.

If you’re anything like us, you spend your time measuring out your life with coffee spoons, so knowing who won Best Cafe is pretty darn crucial. This year, the family-run Moksha Coffee (and purveyors of mighty fine coffees and breakfast) won the crown.

And where did the public think cooked up the Best Sunday Roast? Hanover’s Haus On The Hill. It might involve a trek up Muesli Mountain, but it’s well worth it for their tasty, generous roasts – best enjoyed with a side of Brighton Bier’s refreshing brews in our humble opinion.

You can see the full list of winners – and make your plans to eat and drink your way around the top 20 – here.