The Lion & Lobster
Just a stone’s throw from the famous West Pier, you’ll find The Lion & Lobster – one of Brighton and Hove’s oldest pubs. Known for its unique decor, the venue is an eclectic treasure trove of artwork, trinkets and quirky curios, all of which add to its homely charm.
Step inside this Bohemian pub and you’ll discover three grand floors comprising a charming bar area, an atmospheric restaurant and a hidden terrace. Despite the historic feel of the place, the food goes way beyond your typical pub fare. An array of award-winning dishes feature alongside regularly changing specials on the extensive menu. Expect the likes of mouth-watering confit duck leg with Lyonnaise potatoes in rich tarragon sauce, and lime-cured salmon gravadlax, squid ink quinoa and Chantilly-style crab. In the evening, the bar menu also provides a host of treats, from stone-baked pizza to light bites such as chilli nachos and cheesy dough balls.
It’s no surprise that this cosy spot is incredibly popular for Sunday lunch too. Opt for locally reared topside of British beef, slow-roasted pork belly or free-range roast chicken, all served with crispy roast potatoes and parsnips, Chantenay carrots, and braised red cabbage. Vegetarians are also well catered for with a mature Cheddar, squash and mushroom Wellington. Loved by locals, The Lion & Lobster is one of the area’s best-kept secrets.