Eating, drinking and sleeping at BREMF

Brighton is well served with fantastic restaurants, bars and hotels to suit all budgets. At least one Festival concert each year is a ‘picnic concert’, where you can bring along a picnic and eat it before the concert or during the interval. However, for all other concerts it’s very easy to find somewhere for a pre or post-concert meal or a drink. If you’re combining your trip to BREMF events with a weekend break, Brighton has a wealth of great accommodation from luxury boutique hotels, to trendy hostels or convenient self-catering apartments.

Interval bars

We run a bar at most of our evening events, enabling you to have a drink before the concert starts or during the interval.

We thought a good place to start was by asking our Festival team for their favourite places to eat in Brighton. Here’s what they told us:

Café Coho in Ship Street does excellent coffee and is just round the corner from Friends' Meeting House – great for children’s concert days with early starts!

Cathy Boyes, Festival Producer

Pizzaface near St George’s Church do takeaway pizzas which are fantastic for hungry performers and audiences alike.

Deborah Roberts, Artistic Director

Foodilic in North Street is very convenient for St Paul’s Church

Maya Davis, volunteer

Indian vegetarian restaurant Bombay Aloo is delicious, nutritious, great value and close to several BREMF venues (Friends' Meeting House, St Paul's Church, Brighton Unitarian Church).

Yvonne Eddy, Concerts Manager

The Barley Mow in St George’s Rd is listed in the Good Beer Guide, and they've come to an arrangement with Pizzaface whereby customers can order pizzas at the bar and they're delivered to the pub a few minutes later

Richard Davis, volunteer

If you are looking for somewhere specific, Tripadvisor has over 900 Brighton restaurants in its listings!

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A good place to start is Visit Brighton’s very helpful accommodation page, where you can search for somewhere to stay by dates, type of accommodation or features.

You could also peruse Tripadvisor's Top 10 Brighton Hotels, and read about Cheap Rooms

If you are a hotel owner and would like to see your business featured here, please get in touch with

Sleeping at BREMF

Elin Manahan Thomas tries to catch up on sleep in Purcell's The Fairy Queen at BREMF in 2011